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November 25, 2010
2011 Kia Optima Base price: $19,690 Price, as tested: $27,440 Powertrain: 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic Horsepower: 200 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 186 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,323 pounds Wheelbase: 110 inches Overall length: 190.7 inches EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway Final thoughts: Kia's best pejorative...
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Base price: $16,995 Price as tested: $18,995 Powertrain: 1.4-liter, turbocharged, DOHC, inline four, four valves per cylinder, double continuously variable cam phase intake and exhaust, sequential multiport fuel injection Horsepower: 138 at 4,900 rpm Torque: 148 pound-feet at 1,850 rpm Curb weight: 3,102 pounds Fuel economy : 24 mpg highway/36 city Final thoughts:...
BUSINESS
June 17, 2010
2011 Buick Regal CXL Base price: $26,995 Price as tested: $29,495 Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline four, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing, twin-scroll turbocharger, six-speed automatic with overdrive Horsepower: 220 at 5,300 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm Curb weight: 3,600 lbs. Fuel economy: 18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway Final thoughts: ...
BUSINESS
May 12, 2011
2011 Bentley Continental GT Base price: $192,495 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $215,675 Powertrain: 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12; six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and manual shifting Horsepower: 567 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 516 pound-feet at 1,700 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 4.4 seconds Curb weight: 5,115 pounds Wheelbase: 108.1 inches ...
BUSINESS
January 8, 2010
2010 GMC Terrain FWD V-6 Base price: $29,250 Price, as tested: $35,135 Powertrain: 3.0-liter direct-injection V-6 with variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode; front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive optional) Horsepower: 264 at 6,950 rpm Torque: 222 at 5,100 rpm Curb weight: 4,012 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 112.5 inches Overall length: 185.3 inches EPA fuel economy: 17/25 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: This dog won't hunt.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2011
2012 BMW 650i convertible Base price: $91,375 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $103,525 Powertrain: 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged, DOHC, 32-valve V-8 with VVT; eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and sport mode. Horsepower: 400 at 5,500-6,400 rpm Torque: 450 pound-feet at 1,750-4,500 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 4.9 seconds Curb weight: 4,531 pounds Wheelbase: 112.4 inches Overall length: 192.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway Final thoughts: Choose your own adventure.
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