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July 14, 2011
2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Base price: $54,595 (including destination charge) Price as tested: $65,395 Powertrain: Sequential multi-port fuel injection, DOHC, 3.5-liter, V-6, four valves per cylinder, Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid System with 50-kilowatt electric motor and 1.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode Curb weight: 4,129 pounds ...
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BUSINESS
December 16, 2010
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Base price: $39,190 Price as tested: $45,415 Powertrain: Sequential multiport fuel injection, 3.5-liter, Ti-VCT V-6, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, six-speed automatic Horsepower: 290 at 6,500 rpm Maximum torque: 255 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm Curb weight: 4,695 pounds Wheelbase: 112.6 inches EPA fuel economy : 17 mpg city /25 mpg highway ...
BUSINESS
October 14, 2010
2011 Porsche Cayenne S at a glance Base price: $64,675 Price as tested: $79,160 Powertrain: 4.8-liter, 32-valve DOHC V-8 engine; eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with manual mode Horsepower: 400 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 369 pound-feet at 3,500 rpm Wheelbase: 114.0 inches Overall length: 190.8 inches Curb weight: 4,553 pounds 0 to 60: 5.6 seconds EPA...
BUSINESS
October 13, 2011
2012 Mercedes ML350 BlueTec Base price: $51,365 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $75,665 Powertrain: 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6 diesel engine, seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 240 at 3,600 rpm Torque: 455 pound-feet at 1,600 to 2,400 rpm 0-60: 7.3 seconds Curb weight: 5,040 pounds Wheelbase: 114.8 inches Overall length: ...
BUSINESS
December 22, 2011
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Base price: $43,995 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $59,670 Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and sport mode Horsepower: 240 at 5,500 rpm Torque: 250 pound-feet at 1,750 rpm 0-60: 7.1 seconds Curb weight: 3,902 pounds Wheelbase: ...
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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
June 10, 2010
Aston Martin Rapide Base price: $201,000 Price, as tested: $211,840 Powertrain: 6.0 liter, quad-overhead camshaft, 48-valve, V-12; "Touchtronic 2" six-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive Horsepower: 470 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 443 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm Curb weight: 4,387 pounds 0-60 mph: 5.0 seconds Wheelbase: 117.7 inches Overall length: 197.6 inches EPA fuel economy: 13/19 city/highway ...
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.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2011
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel RWD Base price: $42,645 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $46,825 Powertrain: 5.7-liter, 16-valve V-8; five-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 360 at 4,250 rpm Torque: 390 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 7.3 seconds (according to Motor Trend magazine) Curb weight: 5,200 pounds Wheelbase: 119.8 inches Overall length: 199.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway Final thoughts: Easy to want; hard to need.
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