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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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June 3, 2010
2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Base price: $32,845 Price, as tested: $40,160 Powertrain: 5.0-liter, V-8, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing, six-speed manual Horsepower: 412 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 390 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,720 pounds Wheelbase: 107.1 inches Overall length: 188.1 inches EPA fuel economy: ...
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June 30, 2011
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Base price: $40,040 (includes destination charge) Price as tested: $43,770 Powertrain: 3.7-liter, SOHC, VTEC V-6, 4 valves per cylinder, all-wheel drive, six-speed manual Horsepower: 305 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 273 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm Wheelbase: 109.3 inches Overall length: 194 inches Curb weight: 3,994 pounds 0 to 60: 6.2 seconds EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway...
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February 10, 2011
2012 Ford Focus Base price: $16,270 Price as tested: $24,385 (including destination charge) Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline-four, direct injection, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing, six-speed PowerShift automatic Horsepower: 160 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 146 pound-feet at 4,450 rpm Wheelbase: 104.3 inches Overall length: 178.5 inches Curb weight:...
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March 22, 2012
2012 Buick Verano Base price: $23,470 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $28,245; Verano with Luxury package Powertrain: 2.4-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 180 at 6,700 rpm Torque: 171 pound-feet at 4,900 rpm 0-60: 8.2 seconds, according to Car and Driver magazine Curb weight: 3,300 pounds...
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