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Honda Accord Hybrid Review with Toyota Tundra – Tech Specs

The Honda Accord Amalgam is said to accept created its own class if it was aboriginal launched. It is an amalgam car with the admeasurements and amenities of an about affluence vehicle. It is a part of the bigger amalgam cars in the bazaar today and a part of those with the lot of able engines to bout its big body.
It uses what Honda calls the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology. What it does is that this arrangement can shut off 3 of the engine’s 6 cylinders if needed. For example, if you are on continued amplitude of the alley with a connected acceleration and no traffic, this address will accomplish your ammunition burning abundant bigger because of the bargain amount of cylinders at work. This does not accept abundant aftereffect on the engine’s ability output.
A V6 engine admiral the Honda Accord Amalgam authoritative it at par in agreement of ability with its added commercially accessible variant. This is area Honda got it appropriate if it approved to position the Accord for the added ability acquainted buyers who are in the bazaar for both bigger ammunition economies after abundant cede in the car’s performance. This Honda Accord Engines admiral the better of its chic authoritative it abundant bout for added gas engines. It as well makes it accessible for the disciplinarian to feel like he is still active an approved car and not an amalgam at all.
The Honda Accord Amalgam is the absolute car for those who still wish abundant ability beneath the awning while getting added environmentally acquainted of the furnishings of archetypal gas engines. It is about an affluence car by itself and may not feel like you are active an amalgam until you analysis your engine. Whereas the new Toyota Arctic appear in the year 2007 is accessible in three physique styles – the 4-door Quad cab, 2-door Regular cab along with the 4-door Crew cab. The car is offered in 3 types of Toyota arctic engines, namely the 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 VVT engine that produces 236-horse power, 5.7 liter 3UR-FE V8 Dual VVT.
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2013 Chrysler Town & Country – Understated Elegance

While there are many options for those looking for the ultimate family hauler, there is one that stands out: the Chrysler Town & Country. This minivan features a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine coupled with the AutoStick six-speed transmission, delivering Best-in-Class 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with fuel economy ratings of 17 city / 25 highway mpg. It’s extremely refined engine features a compact, lightweight design with dual-overhead camshafts, high-flow intake and exhaust ports, Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control with integrated speed control. The Chrysler Town & Country features a MacPherson strut front suspension and twist-beam rear axle with coil springs. It provides highly responsive handling and a very smooth ride with improved stability. And when you drive with a fully packed vehicle, the available load-leveling / height-control suspension adjusts the ride height, distributing the weight of passengers and cargo evenly for optimum control to help give you a safe, secure and more comfortable ride.

The cabin is a big deal for anyone who is in search of the perfect family vehicle. For those that have busy lives that are constantly on the go, having a minivan that will fit their lifestyle is key. We recently swung by Arrigo DCJ, a South Florida car dealer, to check out the inside of a 2013 Town & Country model. Seats are a big deal in a minivan, and there is one feature that the Town & Country offers – Stow ‘n Go Seats. We can see why these would be the deal breaker in selecting a minivan. The one-touch fold and tumble second- and third-row seats fold into floor bins individually — so you can go from seven seats to two, or any combination in between. When the seats are in the upright position, in-floor bins give you best-in-class concealed storage space. Furthermore, the third-row seat has a class-exclusive tailgate feature, for added convenience.

2013 Town and Country Mini Van

 

Diffused LED lighting fills the interior, casting a soft sapphire blue glow and creating a sophisticated interior environment. Clear, bright LED pinpoint reading lamps above all three rows can be positioned individually by each passenger, and since they provide such highly directed light, they can illuminate each passenger seating area without causing windshield glare for the driver. To keep the kids occupied on long road trips the Chrysler Town & Country offers second- and third-row 9-inch drop-down DVD screens with the available rear-seat dual DVD entertainment system. And with two DVD players, complete with a power outlet and A/V jacks for your home gaming system, the kids don’t even have to agree. One look at the interior of this minivan you know it is built with for the busy family, so if you are in the market for a minivan, the 2013 Town & Country should not be overlooked.

Fiat Goes Electric

At the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat showed a mysterious concept car called the “Fiat 500 BEV”. Journalists were told this was a working title for the car on display but the BEV suffix stood for Battery Electric Vehicle. There wasn’t much data released at the show so it appears that Fiat simply wanted to make the statement that “they too” were investing in the electric car concept and presumably details would be forthcoming.

Officially named the Fiat 500E, Fiat’s electric car was originally said to be available “in late 2012” but automotive pundits are stating that 2013 is more likely. We asked a sales advisor at our favorite Fiat dealer, Holt FIAT of Fort Worth, and he suggested this was a reasonable assumption.

One thing we do know for sure is that the Fiat 500E will be shown to the general public for the first time at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show (starting Nov. 30, 2012) and quite a few more salient details will be released at that time.

As far as technology details are concerned, we are told that Chrysler is largely the force behind the 500E’s electric running gear. This makes perfect sense as it would seem rather than install an all-electric drivetrain into a small Chrysler car, say a Dodge Dart, the Fiat 500 chassis would seem more natural. First the Fiat 500 presents a small, much lighter form factor and frankly, having an electric Fiat would be good for Fiat public relations. As far as specifications are concerned, Chrysler is saying the juice will be provided by a lithium-ion battery pack and the electric motor would be in the 100hp range.

Pricing has yet to be determined but competitive forces would likely put the 500E in the $30K range as this would be less than the other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf (retail $36,050), Ford Focus Electric (retail $39,900), and the Chevy Volt (retail $39,145). As previously stated, we should all know quite a bit more about the 500E as soon as the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show opens. In the meantime if you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, stop by and view the new FIATS a Holt FIAT of Ft Worth.

2013 Fiat Cabrio Review

The 2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio utilizes a retractible textile roof; a design that has solid European roots. The Cabrio roof first appeared in the 1920s on many German automobiles and was often called a “Webasto” after the German company that was the main supplier for the assembly. Cabrios are really fun cars because the fabric roof can usually be fully retracted revealing what is essentially one giant sunroof -the entire top of the car, in fact.

Continuing the fun-loving Cabrio tradition is the 2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio. This car is visually very similar to the other Fiat 500 coupes but offers the Cabrio two-layer cloth roof assembly that that pulls back from the windshield and folds up like an accordion on the rear deck. Inside the Cabrios is just as nice too. Often the designers of Cabrio models opt for more basic interiors. Fortunately, the designers at Fiat made the decision to leave the interior untouched in the Cabrio vs the fixed roof models. This means when the Cabrio roof is fully closed, the car interior has the “fully-appointed” look and feel of a comfortable little fixed roof coupe.

In the power department, the Cabrio models sport the same 101-hp MultiAir four cylinder engine as the rest of the 500 line and can be optioned with either a five speed manual or six speed transmissions. The 500Cs EPA fuel economy is rated 30 mpg city/38 highway for the manual gearbox and 27/32 for the automatic.

The 500C is more expensive than the standard 500 Sport Hatch models, in fact, the actual price for this “full internal sunshine”, is some $4000 over the 500 hatch models; a bargain some would say considering how much more panache a full Cabrio has. The base 500Cabrio is the Pop model and it includes 15-inch steel wheels, the five-speed manual, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sporty cloth seats, power windows and Bluetooth. Options include $500 15-inch sport wheel wheels (in place of the standard steel wheels), a $1250 upgraded Bose sound system with satellite radio. For an additional $1000 one can select the six speed auto matic transmission.

The next step up in the the Cabrio lineup skips right over the Hatch’s Sport model and moves to the Lounge. For $24K, the striking Cabrio Lounge adds an automatic gearbox, Bose sound system, handsome 15-inch styled wheels, fog lights, internal climate control and “premium” cloth seats. In addition to the 14 exterior colors and 12 interior combos offered, the 500C can be equipped with either a black, red, or brown top. If you max out a lounge, you can rack up some $27K.

Yes, the additional money for what is effectively a large cloth sunroof is substantial but the 500C is super-cute and super-chic. If you want to discover a really neat little car, give it a look. For anyone in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, the dealership you want to visit is Holt FIAT of Texas. The folks at Holt will be glad to let you test drive a Cabrio and discover the fun for yourself!

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Sedans With Power – The 2013 Ford Taurus

Each week will be highlighting a new Sedan that we have test driven, this week the 2013 Ford Taurus impressed us with the power it possessed. If you are a driver who likes to feel their head slap the head rest whenever you push the pedal, then read on!

The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO offers drivers a remarkable 365 horsepower engine, which is ironically an Ecoboost TwinTurbo. Now if you know about the other engines that come with the 2013 Taurus already, then you may know that there is another, much smaller 2.0 EcoBoost, which is a much wimpier 4-cylinder.  This is the engine that represents a distant cousin that nobody talks to at family gatherings. The V6 EcoBoost pushes out 350 pound-feet of torque at just 1500 RPMs . That’s a lot of torque for a so called family sedan.

Although the engine is something to praise about, a lot of others have made comments that they didn’t really have much fun driving the vehicle. Yes the power was great, but they weren’t too happy with how the vehicle handled, and turned. They had hoped to be able to feel more of the vehicle’s handling. Three words, ALL WHEEL DRIVE. AWD is a standard feature with the SHO. For many, having this will outweigh the minor lack of feel when steering.

Just by looking at the new 2013 Taurus you can tell it’s hiding something under that hood that could do some damage. It has a whole new presence, its muscular, its bold, and of course it’s “Built Ford Tough”. When a sedan shares the same engine as a F-150 and Explorer you kind of need to step back, and just go…WOAH!

When we took the Taurus SHO for a spin at Tindol Ford in North Carolina, we felt the Taurus accelerate underneath us, the power of the sedan radiates from the front. It is a relatively quiet ride, even with such a ravenous engine. The interior is quite large, comfortable, and the headrest offers good support to eliminate any whiplash when punching it. Now this isn’t your fuel friendly sedan you see cruising around your neighborhood. Even still we were able to get about 20 miles per gallon when pushing it hard down two lanes of freeway. Of course obeying the speed limits – the best we could.

Quick conclusion: The 2013 Taurus SHO might not be the best choice for those who want to feel the road beneath them, whenever they steer into those winding turns, but it is best suited for those that want to have that punch on the highway. Having a large V6 engine, with EcoBoost technology and standard AWD, lets just say…it had us at hello.