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Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 BMW X5 Review

BMW continues its trend of producing impressive luxury SUVs through the 2011 X5. Following in the footsteps of the 2010 version, the new 2011 BMW X5 features an improved design with an exterior that is sure to make heads turn. The interior has also seen improvements and now boasts impressive legroom allowing the car to easily handle seven passengers through its third row option.
Aside from the subtle but equally impressive changes on the design, the engineers of BMW have also made some revision to the engines. The result is a more economical vehicle, especially on the gasoline engines. The base vehicle features a 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine with automatic transmission and fuel capacity of 23mpg on a motorway.
When it comes to handling, customers familiar with the BMW brand always expect the best – and this model is no exception. Smooth transmissions between gears with reliability in handling are only some of the features drivers will enjoy with the 2011 BMW X5.
Of course, there are a few drawbacks for the X5 and among them is the iDrive controls. While this is a revolutionary method of controlling the vehicle, drivers will have a hard time dealing with iDrive because of its learning requirement. Another drawback for the vehicle is its price. Even though it’s a bit more affordable than the 2010 model, it’s still more expensive than other luxury SUVs offering similar features.
But aside from the iDrive dashboard and price, the BMW X5 is an impressive vehicle. Maneuverability, fuel economy and power are just some of its most impressive features and the vehicle is sure to persuade many customers to purchase.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg Review

The Touareg captures the imagination of car enthusiasts when it comes to mid-size luxury vehicles. It’s not an imposing vehicle that turn heads but it’s still an attractive car that can easily rival some of the best in its class. Since its first edition in 2002, it has become a popular car option for those seeking a good looking luxury vehicle without the debilitating price.

The main feature of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the redesign on the exterior and additional engine options. The exterior is now sleeker than its previous predecessor which greatly improves its look. The interior has also seen some forms of improvement as the 2011 version is roomier than its predecessor. The design is also a lot more impressive because of the rugged yet stylish look.

The 2011 version is now available in three engine types: the base engine featuring the VR6 FSI, the TDI-engine for diesel and the hybrid. The hybrid is naturally the most fuel efficient 21/25 mpg. Although the most affordable is the VR6 FSI engine model, the hybrid and diesel versions are better because of fuel efficiency.

The hybrid of the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is also known for its smooth operation. Car owners of the hybrid Touareg will immediately notice the smooth transition on different power sources. Unfortunately, the smooth transition between power sources could be costly as the base price is at $51,000. The rate is a bit expensive as there are other hybrids in the same category at a better price; it is still competitive as there are other hybrids that cost more than the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

2011 Ford Ranger SuperCab Review

Ford’s ability to sustain the good features of a vehicle with small adjustments for modern demands is perfectly exemplified in the 2011 Ford Ranger SuperCab. You will not see much of a difference from the 2010 version as Ford believes that too extreme changes to the 2011 model will only destroy the image of the Ranger SuperCab.
The option to stay the same with subtle changes can be seen in both ways. It could provide significant advantage for customers who already own the 2010 Ford Ranger SuperCab since it will look like they own a brand new vehicle. Would be owners, on the other hand, will feel that they are actually purchasing a model from last year.
But aside from the feeling that you’re purchasing something relatively old, it’s still an amazing vehicle. Under the hood is the 2.3-litre engine that gives out 143 of horsepower which should be good enough for heavy hauling. With this power, even the standard rear-wheel drive can easily handle heavy hauling especially on ideal road conditions. Would be owners can upgrade to four-wheel drive with this the same engine. Fuel economy is acceptable as it can run at an average of 24 mpg.
The interior of the vehicle doesn’t have a lot of extras but many owners of Ford Ranger’s would attest that what you need is comfort more than accessories when you have this type of vehicle. As a result, the 2011 Ford Ranger SuperCab comes with a simple interior but spacious enough even for tall passengers.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

2011 Nissan Juke Review

At first glance the 2011 Nissan Juke is something out of an animation studio: compact with a unique looking rear and curves that will make you think it has some secret compartment somewhere. Some say it is an ugly Crossover/SUV, but a closer look reveals it’s nothing more than a quirky vehicle looking to make some mark in a highly competitive automobile industry.

The 2011 Nissan Juke comes with a 1.6 L engine with 188 horsepower. It’s perfectly built for city driving, with a mileage of up to 32mpg in highway setting. Unfortunately, customers looking for power will not get much from the Juke.

But the surprising feature of the Nissan Juke is its adaptability. City driving or heavy traffic driving in this vehicle is a breeze thanks to its maneuverability. An impressive steering wheel and suspension greatly improves the driving experience. The AWD feature of the Nissan Juke doesn’t even limit its maneuverability as the AWD mode of the vehicle improves the vehicle’s traction.

Although the 2011 Nissan Juke has a very impressive exterior design, the inside structure is greatly flawed. The seats are comfortable but the backseat doesn’t give enough space for the passengers. You really have to lean forward so that your head will not bump on the vehicle roof. This is actually the biggest flaw of the vehicle – you’ll love the design but once you get inside with your friends, passengers in the back will complain of the seating space.

The 2011 Nissan Juke features an impressive design. But the lack of space at the back and power for off-road driving limits the appeal of the vehicle.


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