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April 7, 2011
2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Base price: $47,200 (including destination charge) Price as tested: $47,385 Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC, V-6, four valves per cylinder, six-speed with Xtronic continuously variable transmission and adaptive shift control, all-wheel drive Horsepower: 265 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 248 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm Wheelbase: 111.2 inches Overall length: 190.1 inches...
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BUSINESS
March 31, 2011
2011 Lexus CT 200h Base price: $29,995 (including destination charge) Price , as tested: $32,325 Powertrain: 1.8-liter, inline four cylinder DOHC with VVT-i engine with 60-kilowatt electric drive motor; electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) Horsepower: 134 Torque: 142 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm (gas engine only) 0-60 acceleration: 9.8 seconds Curb weight: 3,130 pounds    Wheelbase: 102.4 inches Overall length: 170.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 43 mpg city/40 mpg highway Final thoughts: A hybrid hybrid.
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.
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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March 3, 2011
2011 Hyundai Elantra Base price: $15,625 (includes destination charge) Price, as tested: $22,905 Powertrain: 1.8-liter, 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder with dual continuously variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 148 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 131 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 9.1 seconds Curb weight: 2,877 pounds Wheelbase: ...
BUSINESS
February 17, 2011
Specs box for Lincoln MKX; Dave ext 32491; cell 310-571-5233 Copy ed: drogers, 77754 Slot: minh 77078 2011 Lincoln MKX FWD Base price: $39,995, including destination charge Price, as tested: $50,680 Powertrain: 3.7-liter 24-valve V-6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 305 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 280 pound-feet at...
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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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February 3, 2011
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Base price: $61,385 Price, as tested: $61,385 Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 supercharged, with AC synchronous electric motor assist; eight-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode Horsepower: 380 at 5,500 rpm Torque: 428 pound-feet at 3,000 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 6.2 seconds Curb weight: 5,135 pounds Wheelbase: 113.9 inches ...
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January 27, 2011
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Base price: Not yet announced (estimated $100,000-plus) Powertrain: Spray-guided direct fuel injection with piezo injectors; 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V-8; four valves per cylinder; seven-speed automatic with speed shift Horsepower: 550 at 5,750 rpm Torque: 590 pound-feet at 2,000-4,500 rpm Wheelbase: 113.2 inches Overall length: 196.7 inches Curb weight: ...
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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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