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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
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BUSINESS
September 8, 2011
2012 Coda sedan Base price: $44,900* Price as tested: $45,800 Powertrain: 100 kilowatt electric motor, 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, single-speed gear-reduction transmission, with air-cooled active thermal management system Range: Up to 150 miles per charge Charge time: Six hours (using 220-volt charger) Top speed: 85 mph Torque: 221 pound-feet Horsepower: 134 Overall length: 176.4 inches Wheelbase: 102.4 inches Curb weight: 3,670 pounds Final thoughts: Unassumingly eco and surprisingly refined.
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March 8, 2012
Base price: $97,350 (including destination) Price as tested: $126,750 Powertrain: 3.8-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, six-cylinder engine with variable valve timing; eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 400 at 7,400 RPM Torque: 325 pound-feet at 5,600 RPM 0-60: 3.9 seconds Curb weight: 3,120 pounds Wheelbase: 96.46 inches Overall length: ...
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January 15, 2010
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro Base price: $155,000 Price, as tested: $172,250 Powertrain: Mid-mounted, direct-injection 5.2-liter DOHC V-10, 40 valves, variable valve timing and intake geometry; six-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission; all-wheel drive Horsepower: 525 at 8,000 rpm Torque: 391 pound-feet at 6,500 rpm Curb weight: 3,726 pounds (with automatic...
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February 12, 2010
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Base price: $230,000 (est.) Price, as tested: $250,000 (est.) Powertrain: Naturally aspirated 4.5-liter, DOHC, 32-valve V-8, dry sump, variable induction and exhaust geometry, variable valve timing; seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission; rear wheel drive with limited-slip differential Horsepower: 562 at 9,000 rpm Torque: 398 pound-feet at 6,000 rpm ...
BUSINESS
March 10, 2011
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Base price: $30,000 (includes destination charge) Price as tested: $33,500 Powertrain: 3.6-liter, direct injection V-6, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing, six-speed automatic with TAPshift Maximum horsepower: 312 at 6,400 rpm Maximum torque: 278 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Overall length: 190.4 inches Wheelbase: 112.3 inches...
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July 15, 2010
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Base price: $30,995 Price as tested: $43,500 Powertrain: 3.6-liter, 60-degree V-6, liquid-cooled, variable valve timing, DOHC, sequential multiport fuel injection, 4x4, five-speed automatic Horsepower: 290 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 260 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm 0 to 60: 8.6 seconds Fuel economy: 16 city/22 highway (4x4) Final thoughts: Rugged but cushy off-roader
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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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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 ...
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