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What Changed? 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Quick Review Hyundai made some changes for the 2017 model year to keep things fresh. In addition to a more sophisticated look, Hyundai added a new top-level trim called Ultimate and upped its tech game. With the smaller, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport playing in the small-crossover field, the Santa Fe offers standard three-row seating and V-6 power. From a design standpoint, there’s a sharper-edged front bumper, restyled headlights and taillights, new vertical LED daytime running lights, and a wider grille, as well as tweaks to the wheels and the exhaust tips. The cumulative effect is a more assertive and less cartoonish look for this crossover. Powering the 4371-pound Santa Fe is a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. This direct-injected engine with variable valve timing is shared with the Kia Sorento, among other vehicles. It’s coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Towing is rated at a commendable 5000 pounds. In our testing, the Santa Fe did zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds and ran the quarter-mile in 15.8 seconds at 90 mph. Those results fall in line with our test results for the Dodge Durango and the Nissan Pathfinder. The GMC Acadia and the Honda Pilot, however, both beat the Santa Fe by more than a second, reaching 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. The Santa Fe has great tech and safety features, especially for the price, and is capable of handling just about everything you’d need day to day. Fuel economy and interior space push it back in the pack, however, and with so many competitors in the midst of introducing newer models, it’s starting to feel outclassed. Keywords: 2017 hyundai santa fe awd, 2017 hyundai santa fe awd review, 2017 hyundai santa fe awd se, 2017 hyundai santa fe awd sport, 2017 hyundai santa fe awd system, 2017 hyundai santa fe limited ultimate awd, 2017 hyundai santa fe sport 2.0t awd, 2017 hyundai santa fe, 2017 hyundai santa fe 0-60, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.0t, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.0t 0-60, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.0t ultimate, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.2 crdi, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.4, 2017 hyundai santa fe 2.4l, #cars #car #ride #drive #driver
What's New in 2017 Toyota Corolla? Simple Review The Toyota Corolla has refreshed styling, a new special edition, and a batch of active safety features that are standard across the board. The front end is redesigned, and the interior has a revised instrument panel and climate controls. The Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition wears special Black Cherry Pearl paint; the exclusive color theme and badging extend into the cabin, too. Every Corolla has the Toyota Safety Sense system, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning, and automated emergency braking. An underpowered 132-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder is the standard engine. The LE Eco uses a specially tuned version that makes 140 horsepower and slightly less torque. The Corolla will get people from point A to B, eventually. With the CVT, it crawled to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds; the Corolla SE with the six-speed manual managed to get to 60 a full second quicker. Buyers seeking a semblance of peppiness should look at any other competitor. EPA highway rating is meager versus more powerful compacts. The Toyota also underperformed in our real-world fuel-economy test. EPA estimates for the standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder are 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. That highway rating trails all comers, while the city figure beats only the much more powerful Mazda 3 by 1 mpg. The Corolla’s various cubbies are adequate for most interior-stowage needs. Larger items can be held in the front-door pockets, and there’s a handy bin at the front of the center console. Inside the console is a helpful shelf above a usable open space. The Corolla is a safety superstar, with an abundance of standard active-safety assists and top marks in crash tests. Those looking for the safest and cheapest car in this class can feel confident in making this choice. Keywords: 2017 toyota corolla, 2017 toyota corolla 0 to 60, 2017 toyota corolla 0-60, 2017 toyota corolla 1.3 esteem, 2017 toyota corolla 1.33 life, 2017 toyota corolla 1.6, 2017 toyota corolla 1.8, 2017 toyota corolla 2.0, 2017 toyota corolla 50 anniversary, 2017 toyota corolla 50th anniversar
Decent Ride 2017 Nissan Titan V-8 4x4 Single Cab at Glance It doesn’t take much to explain the appeal of the Range Rover Evoque. Just look at it. Its proportions and detailing make it arguably the most avant-garde member of Land Rover’s stylish Range Rover lineup. Range Rover has added several trim levels recently, meaning you can pay absurd amounts of money for this diminutive fashion statement—upward of $65,000 for loaded Autobiography models. With a sticker like that, the Evoque nearly prices itself beyond the realm of other small luxury SUVs such as the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, both of which barely crest $50,000 when fully loaded. It is dimensionally similar, however, and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, like most of its closest rivals. The Evoque’s performance was distinctly average for its class, the turbo four combining with the nine-speed to get the portly 4059-pound crossover to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. That lags behind the aforementioned BMW and Mercedes models but beats the Lexus NX and the Audi Q3. The Evoque achieved a disappointing 25 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, 4 mpg below its EPA highway rating. The lighter X1 and GLA hit 29 mpg and 34 mpg in the same test. Beyond that surface-level appeal, the Evoque falls short on functionality. That attractive touchscreen’s menus can be convoluted, a north-up map orientation can’t be locked in, and it lacks key features such as voice control for the navigation system. Also, the Evoque’s chopped-roof look unsurprisingly robs cargo space and rear-seat room. Like many luxury vehicles, this is a car you buy because of the way it makes you feel and the way others look at you when you’re driving it. The sacrifices that the Evoque requires, both monetarily and in terms of practicality, will be worth it for some—just as with most style statements. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
Totally Sharp 2017 Range Rover Evoque in 2 Minutes It doesn’t take much to explain the appeal of the Range Rover Evoque. Just look at it. Its proportions and detailing make it arguably the most avant-garde member of Land Rover’s stylish Range Rover lineup. Range Rover has added several trim levels recently, meaning you can pay absurd amounts of money for this diminutive fashion statement—upward of $65,000 for loaded Autobiography models. With a sticker like that, the Evoque nearly prices itself beyond the realm of other small luxury SUVs such as the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, both of which barely crest $50,000 when fully loaded. It is dimensionally similar, however, and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, like most of its closest rivals. The Evoque’s performance was distinctly average for its class, the turbo four combining with the nine-speed to get the portly 4059-pound crossover to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. That lags behind the aforementioned BMW and Mercedes models but beats the Lexus NX and the Audi Q3. The Evoque achieved a disappointing 25 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, 4 mpg below its EPA highway rating. The lighter X1 and GLA hit 29 mpg and 34 mpg in the same test. Beyond that surface-level appeal, the Evoque falls short on functionality. That attractive touchscreen’s menus can be convoluted, a north-up map orientation can’t be locked in, and it lacks key features such as voice control for the navigation system. Also, the Evoque’s chopped-roof look unsurprisingly robs cargo space and rear-seat room. Like many luxury vehicles, this is a car you buy because of the way it makes you feel and the way others look at you when you’re driving it. The sacrifices that the Evoque requires, both monetarily and in terms of practicality, will be worth it for some—just as with most style statements. Keywords: 2017 land rover range rover evoque autobiography, 2017 land rover range rover evoque convertible, 2017 land rover range rover evoque se premium, 2017 range rover evoque, 2017 range rover evoque autobiography, 2017 range rover evoque autobiography review, 2017 range rover evoque black, 2017 range rover evoq
What to Know About 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback 1.5T Manual Honda has been one of the few automakers using the word as if it means something. Sport trimmings for the hatch include bigger wheels (18 inchers versus standard 16s and optional 17s elsewhere in the range) but also a healthy dollop of unnecessarily blacked-out body parts, which are particularly unflattering with bright paint colors like the red of the car tested here. We prefer the Sport in darker hues, where the black accents seem subtler, although it must be said that there’s nothing subtle about the design: Whether or not our editors like the styling, we all agree there’s lots of it. Surely Civic modders will swap the all-season Continental ContiProContacts, size 235/40R-18, for summer rubber in search of a few more hundredths of a g. But be warned, changing the OE tire could have an undesired effect on overall balance and ride; this car isn’t short on grip, so don’t go mucking up something that’s already good. Making just 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, increases of six ponies and 10 lb-ft over the standard hatch’s engine (thank you, premium fuel, which Honda recommends for the Sport), the 1.5-liter is by no means a powerhouse. Then again, the class-leading Mazda 3 makes only 184 horses. Compared with a CVT-equipped Sport hatchback, this manual edition hit 60 mph 0.1 second later. The manual Sport does outperform the CVT in many other acceleration measures, however, cracking off a quarter-mile 0.2 second sooner, in 15.2 seconds at 94 mph, and reaching 100 mph 1.5 seconds earlier than the automatic version. But the pleasure derived from shifting the Civic far outweighs the 0.1-second zero-to-60 penalty. Keywords: honda civic hatchback 2017 univision, honda civic hatchback 2017 usa, new honda civic hatchback 2017, yeni honda civic hatchback 2017, 2017 honda civic hatchback 1.5t manual, 2017 honda civic hatchback 1.5t, 2017 honda civic hatchback 1.5t manual, 2017 honda civic hatchback 1.5t sport 6-speed, 2017 honda civic 2 door hatchback, 2017 honda civic 5 door hatchback, 2017 honda civic hatchback, #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #fr
Off-Road Runner 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review Once upon a recent time, Fiat Chrysler’s SRT division slapped a supercharger on a big V-8. The engineers huffed, the marketers puffed, and they blew the garage down with not one, but two production cars packing 707 horsepower and wearing Hellcat badges. Now, for the third time, The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will do that, plus top out at a claimed 180 mph. The Mercedes-AMG G65 had its moment. For about a year, the 621-hp G65 was the world’s most powerful production SUV. The bedazzled German brick house still pumps out more torque, but, at 707, the Trackhawk has 86 more horsepower. How about those numbers? Jeep claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.5 seconds and a quarter-mile of 11.6 seconds at 116 mph. The top speed is ungoverned, regardless of whether buyers stick with the 295/45ZR-20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season tires or opt for the summer P Zeros. The Grand Cherokee’s rugged, Mercedes-derived chassis can handle the extra 213 pounds that differentiates the Trackhawk from other GCs. This SUV skips over the Grand Cherokee SRT’s standard Brembo brakes, instead using two-piece discs with aluminum hats and iron rotors. Six-piston calipers clamp larger 15.7-inch discs up front, while the rears remain 13.8 inches. Hiding behind the Trackhawk’s black-chrome quad exhaust tips are a new muffler, crossover pattern, and resonators that blast Hellcat speed metal at high volume. To that end, a double-vented bulged hood, smoked headlight housings, and four exhaust tips surrounded by a gloss-black valance are the most obvious visual changes from the SRT. A few “Supercharged” badges, Trackhawk logos, and two paint colors round out the exterior. Inside, the 200-mph speedometer is a dead giveaway. The price should hover around $80,000, or nearly a third of the AMG G65’s base price, when Jeep dealers clear a spot in their Wrangler-filled showrooms this fall. Keywords: 2018 jeep grand cherokee trackhawk, 2018 jeep grand cherokee trackhawk 0-60, 2018 jeep grand cherokee trackhawk 707 hp, 2018 jeep grand cherokee trackhawk exhaust, 2018 jeep grand cherokee trackhawk for sale, 2018 j
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So masculine. Much wow. Very chrome. Wow. Doge peace. #Repost @audi ・・・ Working Vacation: the #AudiQ5 test drive. A thousand miles south of the border lies Cabo San Lucas. Visitors usually come for the resorts — but recently, Audi invited a handful of automotive journalists there to take the #AudiQ5 on a 205-mile test drive up the Carretera Transpeninsular. With everything from sandy plains to winding highways, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better proving ground for the Q5. #quattro with ultra technology handled off-road situations with ease. And on highways, the newly developed five-link suspension and electromechanical power steering system helped deliver control and sculpted power. With all said and done, the opinions were unanimous: the 2018 Q5 blew its test drive out of the water.
Do you ever felt this? Me: No. #Repost @renaultuk @urbandriver Clio Cup on the limit. @cliocupuk #cars #renault #clio #cliocup #carsofinstagram #instacar
Hear the sound! Definitely not urban driver. #Repost @lamborghini ・・・ Listen to the music of the most thrilling one-make series: the @LamborghiniSC Super Trofeo! #Lamborghini #SuperTrofeo
#Repost @acura ・・・ Out of 23 contenders, the 2017 Acura #NSX has been named winner of the @automobilemag Automobile All-Stars Awards. #AMAllstars17
Feature-Rich 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Automatic Quick Review https://youtu.be/oTI-4tDoblE The Civic Sport Touring hatchback manages to reconcile these seeming incongruities, however, combining fun to drive, comfort, ease of use, and practicality in one package. Under the hood of all Civic hatchbacks lives a 16-valve 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. Although not required, premium fuel is recommended for the Sport and the Sport Touring, which both have upgraded knock sensors. Honda claims the higher octane—as well as the center-exit dual exhaust standard on the Sport and Sport Touring will provide a tiny boost in power. Running premium, the Sport and Sport Touring with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) make a claimed 180 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque from 1700 to 5500 rpm. Burning regular unleaded, the turbo four paired with the CVT makes a claimed 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft at the same peak rpm, just as it does in the LX, EX, and EX-L, which have the standard knock sensor and single-pipe exhaust. All Sport Touring hatchbacks include proximity entry and push-button start (as well as remote start), an eight-way power driver’s seat and four-way power passenger’s seat, and navigation with voice control. It also gets the Honda Sensing group of safety technologies . This Civic also packs heated front and rear leather seats, a 12-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The infotainment screen splits the difference between being fully built-in and the trendier look of a stand-alone tablet. Like the Golf and the Mazda 3, the Civic hatchback is a practical machine offering a balance of enthusiast-sating driving enjoyment and laid-back cruising ability. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
2017 Ford Focus RS Mountune, A Better Power Curve. https://youtu.be/pFuNpWH_4jM The Ford Focus RS Mountune upgrade, available in Europe, gets only modest stated increases—20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft over the standard RS, a car rarely criticized for being short of firepower—but, crucially, it’s sold with Ford’s full approval and warranty support. Mountune has a long history of extracting more power from production cars and working as a specialist race-engine builder, but in recent years it has become Ford of Europe’s friend for tuning upgrades. The most obvious change is the Mountune car’s snappier responses on part throttle, with reduced lag and the sense of improved pickup at lower engine speeds. One also feels the midrange punching harder, and there’s a marked increase in enthusiasm for exploring the final 1000 rpm of the rev range. Ford claims the power boost cuts two-tenths of a second from the Euro-spec RS’s claimed 4.7-second zero-to-62-mph time. In slippery conditions, this can be felt working almost all the time, trying to keep the car on its intended line or to drift a little bit beyond it, even in the regular Dynamic mode and not the much lauded Drift mode. The sharpened engine responses were also both obvious and beneficial with the small accelerator openings required when driving on snow and ice. Beyond the engine, the Mountune kit brings no other mechanical changes; the company does sell plenty of other aftermarket upgrades, although without the same level of warranty support. For its part, Ford is confident the standard RS brakes and chassis are more than up to dealing with the boost in output. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
[WINDOW SHOPPING] 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK Automatic Quick Review https://youtu.be/-AC-jnP0ldc It has a lot to do with the Carrera S’s new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six. Smooth, snarly, and wildly powerful, this Halliburton case of an engine scoots the 911 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Select Sport or Sport Plus mode, hold the brake with your left foot and floor the accelerator with your right foot, and the engine revs to 6200 rpm. Release the brake and the car launches with nearly the same surge as the all-wheel-drive Turbo. The steering has just the right amount of feedback and is resolutely accurate, the engine responds immediately to the prod of the accelerator, and the brakes cinch with a satisfying heft. the four-wheel steering keeps the rear stable, and the car takes all that you can reasonably dish out on a public road. There’s not much need to slow for corners, but the 20-inch Pirelli P Zeros and the carbon-ceramic brakes will stop the 911 from 70 mph in a scant 142 feet. The instrument panel is largely unchanged since this generation’s debut as a 2012 model. A notable exception is the new touchscreen that incorporates incredibly useful Google search and Google Earth functionality into the navigation system. The appeal here is deeper than how hard the Carrera S accelerates, brakes, and corners. The 911 works equally well in traffic on the way to the office, on empty roads on the way to nowhere, and circling a racetrack. Its dialed-in primary controls make it an immersive and interactive experience. A lot of care appears to have gone into building each example, and high-quality materials are used throughout, which helps justify the price. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
Real Stuff 2017 Cadillac Escalade Quick Review https://youtu.be/LlJxrUaLthE The Escalade and ESV see a smattering of changes for 2017. Superficially, Cadillac renamed some trim levels. Last year’s Luxury Collection and Premium Collection are this year’s Luxury and Premium Luxury. With a flip of a switch, the reflective rearview mirror displays a video feed from a camera mounted at the rear of the SUV, virtually eliminating blind spots caused by pillars, headrests, and the like. Despite weighing well over two and a half tons, the Escalade doesn’t struggle to build speed. We’ve yet to strap our test equipment to the ESV, but a regular Escalade Platinum ran from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, 0.4 second quicker than the Infiniti QX80, 0.7 second quicker than the Lincoln Navigator, and 1.4 seconds ahead of the Lexus LX570. The Escalade and Escalade ESV are able haulers, capable of towing up to 8300 pounds. While the Escalade is equipped with Cadillac’s magnetorheological dampers, which should improve ride quality, we’ve found that the Escalade still suffers from a rather harsh ride, especially when wearing the 22-inch wheels and tires that come standard on Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum models. Finally, the cabin’s overabundance of General Motors parts-bin switchgear is disappointing in a vehicle of this price. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Diesel All-day Driving Quick Review https://youtu.be/bOKyqEeGcrE Chevrolet is taking the opposite approach, figuring that the cancellation of VW’s TDI fleet leaves the desires of diesel enthusiasts unfulfilled, providing an opportunity for a compression-ignition engine done right. Diesels are more efficient than gasoline engines, Diesel fuel contains approximately 10 percent more energy per gallon than gasoline. Chevy’s turbo-diesel Cruze topped 50 mpg in EPA highway testing when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and earned a combined rating of 37 mpg with both the manual and the new nine-speed automatic. This turbo-diesel never feels sluggish in large part because of an astute nine-speed automatic that willingly helps out. With so many gears in the box, you hustle off the line with ease, have several intermediate ratios to keep the revs up during passing, then cruise serenely at 70 mph with the tach needle below 2000 rpm. This transmission is a smooth operator that helps the diesel shine. Inside the Cruze, the trim fits nicely and the controls are thoughtfully arranged, except for the long reach to the far side of the 7.0-inch touchscreen to command the six-speaker audio system. The front buckets hug your torso affectionately and hold you securely during enthusiastic cornering. The back seat is roomy for two and wide enough to pack in three for short hops. It’s easy to augment the 14-cubic-foot trunk by folding the backrest, although doing so leaves a sizable step in the load floor. Blessed with a total passenger and cargo volume of 108 cubic feet, the Cruze sedan lives at the top end of the compact class. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
[BRUTAL RIDE] 2017 Audi RS7 Performance Quick Review https://youtu.be/T-U2-UNvaTQ Dubbed the Audi RS7 Performance, the 605-hp model was introduced last year. Its extra power comes courtesy of a new turbocharger design, more efficient intercooler heat exchangers, a reprogrammed engine computer, and revised camshafts that activate new exhaust valves. A maximum of 553 lb-ft of torque is available from 2500 rpm to 5500 rpm in a temporary overboost mode. Normally, the engine makes 516 lb-ft at 1750 rpm and rides a wave that peaks at 6000 rpm—500 rpm higher than the standard car’s peak and only 800 rpm short of redline. Zero to 60 mph takes just 3.2 seconds, zero to 100 mph requires 7.3, and the quarter-mile zips by after 11.3 seconds, at which point the RS7 is traveling 125 mph. Those figures are 0.2, 0.5, and 0.3 second better than the standard car, and the quarter-mile trap speed is 2 mph faster. A standard dual-mode exhaust system emits salacious songs when uncorked, but it actually reduced the Performance model’s decibels in our interior sound-level measurement at idle, while the noise level at a steady 70 mph remained the same. Inside, the Performance largely mirrors the standard RS7. Heavily bolstered seats hug the driver and front passenger, while the thick-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel is the model by which all others should be judged. The Audi Design Selection package, exclusive to the RS7 Performance, adds striking blue inlays to the car’s carbon-fiber interior trim and blue stitching to the black leather and microsuede seats. The package is a no-cost option, but it requires that you first spring for the $3000 black microsuede headliner. All RS7 Performance models come standard with four-zone climate control, a sunroof, navigation, a head-up display, a 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster, and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen that’s controlled by Audi’s MMI system. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
New 2017 Kia Sorento can Tow Up To 5000 pounds! https://youtu.be/EDZ7ipHHjVQ The Kia Sorento offers something for everyone in the mid-size crossover space, including two or three rows of seats, a trio of engines ranging from 185 to 290 horsepower, and the ability to tow up to 5000 pounds. While the Sorento isn’t exciting visually or dynamically, it is capable and competent. Also new are automated emergency braking and Kia’s latest UVO infotainment system, both of which are standard on the SXL and available on all other trims save for the base L. Kia has shuffled the 2017 Sorento’s lineup so that the 290-hp 3.3-liter V-6 is the default powertrain for most trim levels, which is a good thing, because it’s the most satisfying choice for motivating the crossover’s tonnage. The six-speed automatic works with little fuss or sporty pretense, but the 240-hp turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder can’t keep pace with its class rivals. The V-6 Sorento and its 290 horses are perfectly adequate for normal driving and light towing. The turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder may be more efficient than the V-6, but it slows the Sorento considerably. Its abundance of torque—once the turbo works its magic—does make it easy to merge in highway traffic, and its passing time is about the same as the V-6’s. We estimate that a Sorento powered by the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder would take close to 9.0 seconds to hit 60 mph, so it’s much less engine than we’d want in a two-ton crossover. The Sorento’s interior space is well-utilized and can be nicely equipped. Comfort and ergonomics are the Kia’s strong points, despite access to the optional third row being limited to the passenger’s side. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower
2017 Ford Transit 350 Cargo Van EcoBoost V-6 [With 7 Cupholders] https://youtu.be/MOwOIWUK1S4 Leading this progressive pack is the 2017 Ford Transit, a model that beat out its two compatriots, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the Ram ProMaster, in our most recent comparison test of big vans. Despite more than half a century of sales in Europe, the full-size Transit remains a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, having been formally introduced for the 2015 model year. Compared to its predecessor, the surprisingly docile Transit is a revelation. Its massive windshield, strut-type front suspension, and well-tuned rack-and-pinion steering provide the big van with a wave of civility no E-series could claim. Turn-in is sharp, the chassis is composed, and an expansive forward view makes it remarkably easy to pilot. Dubbed EcoBoost in Ford parlance, the forced-induction engine pulled the 5423-pound cargo van to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds, and the big brown box jumped past the quarter-mile pole after 15.3 seconds at 90 mph. Of more importance to cargo-van consumers, though, is the engine’s 400 lb-ft of torque that comes on at 2500 rpm and works with the standard six-speed automatic transmission to blast the Transit 350 from 30 to 50 mph and from 50 to 70 mph in just 3.8 and 4.8 seconds. Coming to a halt from 70 mph took only 171 feet. Although the Transit 350 cargo van is far from luxurious, the full-size van can still be equipped with its share of frills. $1495 Interior Upgrade package added items such as a 4.0-inch color display screen in the gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and vinyl flooring front and rear. An additional $1270 brought lane-departure warning and a 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation running Ford’s latest Sync 3 software. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower Keywords: 2017 ford transit 350, 2017 ford transit 350 body styles, 2017 ford transit 350 cargo van,
2017 Kia Soul With New Tubro Engine https://youtu.be/P0WSVSrXxss The biggest news in the lineup for 2017 is the addition of a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which offers 201 horsepower and gives the Soul more literally more soul. The new turbo four is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and this powertrain is offered exclusively on top-spec Exclaim models. While the base 1.6-liter four-cylinder and the Plus’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder provide sleepy and adequate acceleration performance, respectively, the fire-breather is the Exclaim’s 1.6-liter turbo four. Its 6.5-second zero-to-60-mph time is hot-hatch quick, near the pace of the Volkswagen GTI by just 0.4 second and in a whole other time zone than the rest of the class. The 2.0-liter will provide enough power for the casual driver, but the turbo’s 201 horsepower gives the Soul the speed to live up to its youthful exterior styling. The Soul has a refined ride and enough competence not to fall apart when it happens upon a twisty road. Its highway ride is composed and, except for a bit of wind noise, quiet. The steering is light and agreeable, which makes the Soul an easy daily companion. The Soul’s interior design is equal parts whimsy and class. Its dashboard features soft-touch plastics with leather-grain detail, a faux-leather cover over the instrument panel, and, in our Exclaim test car, orange accent stitching. The Soul’s controls are easy to reach. When it comes to connectivity, the base-model Soul doesn’t feature much: Bluetooth phone and audio with voice recognition and an auxiliary input are it. The base Soul’s optional 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system can be upgraded to either a 7.0- or 8.0-inch screen in upper trims. Navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB ports are also available. #cars #car #ride #drive #driver #sportscar #vehicle #vehicles #street #road #freeway #highway #sportscars #exotic #exoticcar #exoticcars #speed #tire #tires #spoiler #muffler #race #racing #wheel #wheels #rim #rims #engine #horsepower