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January 20, 2011
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Base price: $44,030 Price, as tested: $44,030 Powertrain: 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management; six-speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 248 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 250 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm Curb weight : 4,560 pounds Wheelbase: 118.1 inches Overall length: 202.9 inches EPA fuel economy: ...
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BUSINESS
November 22, 2012
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Base price: $29,095 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $39,995, Pathfinder Platinum 2WD Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 engine; continuously variable transmission (CVT) Horsepower: 260 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 240 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm 0-60: 7.6 seconds for 4WD model, according to Truck Trend Curb weight: 4,330 pounds Wheelbase: 114.2 inches Overall length: 197.2 inches EPA fuel economy: 20 mpg city/26 highway Final thoughts: Better at climbing to the top of the segment than climbing mountains
BUSINESS
December 23, 2010
2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Base price: $38,550 Price, as tested: $46,200 Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger; six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode Horsepower: 300 at 5,600 rpm Torque: 325 pound-feet at 2,100 rpm 0-60: 5.8 seconds Curb weight: 3,812 pounds Wheelbase: 109.3 inches Overall length: 182.2 inches ...
BUSINESS
February 23, 2012
2012 BMW 328i Base price: $35,795 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $50,245, 328i Modern Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, turbocharged four cylinder; eight-speed automatic transmission with manual and sport modes Horsepower: 240 at 5,000 rpm Torque: 260 pound-feet at 1,250 rpm 0-60: 5.9 seconds Curb weight: 3,461 pounds Wheelbase: ...
BUSINESS
December 8, 2011
Base price: $14,495 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $18,555 Powertrain: 1.8-liter, DOHC, inline four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 138 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 125 pound-feet at 3,800 rpm Curb weight: 2,721 pounds Wheelbase: 99.4 inches Overall length: 173.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway ...
BUSINESS
February 9, 2012
Base price: $47,775 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $50,910 Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6; six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters Horsepower: 306 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 277 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm 0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds Curb weight: 3,795 pounds Wheelbase: 112.2 inches Overall length: 190.7 inches EPA fuel economy: 19/28 mpg city/highway ...
BUSINESS
October 7, 2010
2011 Nissan Juke Base price: $18,960 Price as tested: $24,550 Powertrain: 1.6-liter, Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) DOHC, 16-valve, four-cylinder, turbocharger with intercooler, continuously variable transmission, torque-vectoring AWD Horsepower: 188 at 5,600 rpm Torque: 177 pound-feet at 2,000 ? 5,200 rpm Wheelbase: 99.6 inches Overall length: 162.4 inches Curb weight: 3,157 pounds 0 to 60: Not available from manufacturer EPA fuel economy: 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway Final thoughts: Fun-loving oddball
BUSINESS
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.
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