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September 16, 2010
It's a flag waver Base price: $38,990 Price, as tested: $50,035 Powertrain: 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve inline V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual and Sport mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 273 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 3,909 pounds Wheelbase: 113.4 inches Overall length: 188.5 inches EPA fuel economy: 18/27 mpg...
October 27, 2010
Base price: $22,165 Price, as tested: $24,165 Powertrain: 2.5-liter, 20-valve DOHC inline five-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode Horsepower: 170 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 177 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,082 pounds 0-60: 8.7 seconds Wheelbase: 104.4 inches Overall length: 182.2 inches EPA fuel economy: 24/31 mpg, city/highway ...
November 10, 2011
Spin the reels back for a look at some of the winners from this year's key festivals: SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, dramatic: "Like Crazy," directed by Drake Doremus Audience Award, U.S. dramatic: "Circumstance," directed by Maryam Keshavarz Audience Award, documentary: "Buck," directed by Cindy Meehl CANNES Palme d'Or: "Tree of Life," directed by Terrence Malick Grand Prix: "Once Upon a...
January 1, 2011
SERIES Cash & Cari: Detroit-based estate liquidator Cari Cucksey stars in this new unscripted series which follows her as she turns up hidden treasures (11 a.m. HGTV). The series moves into its regular Monday prime-time slot on Jan. 3. Primeval : Abby and Connor escape in the season premiere of this science fiction series (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). House of Anubis: Students try to solve a mystery at an English boarding school in the premiere of this new series (8 p.m. Nickelodeon)
February 21, 2011
EVENTS Presidents Day at Kidspace On the eve of George Washington's birthday, Kidspace celebrates the lives and legacies of all 44 United States presidents with a day of fun and learning. Visitors will make cherry trees, patriotic parade wands, Abraham Lincoln-style stovepipe hats and edible log cabins. Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. (626) 449-9144. National Engineers Week This annual celebration of the ingenuity and technical derring-do of engineering is meant to give kids an appreciation for a field that is integral to modern living.
January 2, 2011
KEN BRECHER LIBRARY FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES PRESIDENT What should the 21st century library look like? That's the question Ken Brecher has been asking; it propelled him to visit more than 60 of the 73 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library in his first 10 months as president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation raises money to support the programs of the city's libraries, a critical role as the libraries have fallen victim to recent city budget cuts.
January 29, 2010
2011 BMW 535i Base price: $50,000 (est.) Price, as tested: $65,000 Powertrain: Turbocharged 3.0-liter, 24-valve in-line six-cylinder; variable valve timing and lift; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive with electronic limited-slip differential Horsepower: 300 at 5,800 rpm Torque: 300 pound-feet at 1,200-5,000 rpm Curb weight: 4,090 pounds 0-60 mph: ...
June 24, 2010
2011 Hyundai Sonata SE Base price: $22,595 Price, as tested: $26,015 Powertrain: 2.4-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with Gasoline Direct Injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Horsepower: 200 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 186 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,250 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds Wheelbase: 110.0 inches Overall length: 189.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 22/35 city/highway Final thoughts: Plenty of value and amenities, but Sonata "chutes" itself in the foot with its performance.
August 26, 2010
Base price: $74,305 Price as tested: $98,010 Powertrain: 7-liter V-8, overhead valves, two valves per cylinder, sequential fuel injection, six-speed manual transmission Horsepower: 505 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 470 at 4,800 rpm Zero to 60: 3.7 seconds Curb weight: 3,175 pounds EPA-estimated fuel economy (city/highway): 15/24
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