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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 ...
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January 13, 2011
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Base price: $30,960 Price as tested: $34,610 Powertrain: 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder with variable valve timing, five-speed automatic with paddle shifters, front-wheel drive Maximum horsepower: 201 at 7,000 rpm Maximum torque: 170 pound-feet at 4,300-4,500 rpm Wheelbase: 106.4 inches Overall length: 189.2 inches Curb weight: ...
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January 8, 2010
2010 GMC Terrain FWD V-6 Base price: $29,250 Price, as tested: $35,135 Powertrain: 3.0-liter direct-injection V-6 with variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode; front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive optional) Horsepower: 264 at 6,950 rpm Torque: 222 at 5,100 rpm Curb weight: 4,012 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 112.5 inches Overall length: 185.3 inches EPA fuel economy: 17/25 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: This dog won't hunt.
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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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January 22, 2010
2010 Lotus Evora Base price: $73,500 Price, as tested: $85,680 Powertrain: transversely mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, six-speed manual transmission; rear-wheel drive with limited-slip differential Horsepower: 276 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm Curb weight: 3,046 pounds 0-60 mph: Under 5 seconds Wheelbase: 101.4 inches...
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February 5, 2010
Suzuki SX4 SportBack Base price: $17,949 Price, as tested: $20,000 (est.) Powertrain: 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve with variable valve timing; six-speed manual transmission; front-wheel drive Horsepower: 150 at 6,200 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 3,500 rpm Curb weight: 2,732 pounds 0-60 mph: 8.0 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 98.4 inches Overall length: 162.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 22/30 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: Good, clean, noisy fun
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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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January 13, 2011
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Base price: $30,960 Price as tested: $34,610 Powertrain: 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four-cylinder with variable valve timing, five-speed automatic with paddle shifters, front-wheel drive Maximum horsepower: 201 at 7,000 rpm Maximum torque: 170 pound-feet at 4,300-4,500 rpm Wheelbase: 106.4 inches Overall length: 189.2 inches Curb weight: ...
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August 6, 1993 | PAUL DEAN
The 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo was parked alongside the tennis court: a crimson menace on burnished alloys with lines hunched impatiently close to the ground. An acquaintance admired the look. With Japan turning out terrific cars like this, he suggested, why would anybody spend big money on a Porsche? Same court, same friend. But one Saturday later and the cardinal coupe had been replaced by a 1994 Acura Integra GS-R. The curbside critic repeated his praise.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2010
2011 Buick Regal CXL Base price: $26,995 Price as tested: $29,495 Powertrain: 2.0-liter, inline four, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing, twin-scroll turbocharger, six-speed automatic with overdrive Horsepower: 220 at 5,300 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm Curb weight: 3,600 lbs. Fuel economy: 18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway Final thoughts: ...
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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
February 5, 2010
Suzuki SX4 SportBack Base price: $17,949 Price, as tested: $20,000 (est.) Powertrain: 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve with variable valve timing; six-speed manual transmission; front-wheel drive Horsepower: 150 at 6,200 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 3,500 rpm Curb weight: 2,732 pounds 0-60 mph: 8.0 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 98.4 inches Overall length: 162.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 22/30 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: Good, clean, noisy fun
BUSINESS
January 22, 2010
2010 Lotus Evora Base price: $73,500 Price, as tested: $85,680 Powertrain: transversely mid-mounted 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with variable valve timing, six-speed manual transmission; rear-wheel drive with limited-slip differential Horsepower: 276 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 258 pound-feet at 4,700 rpm Curb weight: 3,046 pounds 0-60 mph: Under 5 seconds Wheelbase: 101.4 inches...
BUSINESS
January 8, 2010
2010 GMC Terrain FWD V-6 Base price: $29,250 Price, as tested: $35,135 Powertrain: 3.0-liter direct-injection V-6 with variable valve timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode; front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive optional) Horsepower: 264 at 6,950 rpm Torque: 222 at 5,100 rpm Curb weight: 4,012 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds (est.) Wheelbase: 112.5 inches Overall length: 185.3 inches EPA fuel economy: 17/25 mpg, city/highway Final thoughts: This dog won't hunt.
NEWS
August 6, 1993 | PAUL DEAN
The 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo was parked alongside the tennis court: a crimson menace on burnished alloys with lines hunched impatiently close to the ground. An acquaintance admired the look. With Japan turning out terrific cars like this, he suggested, why would anybody spend big money on a Porsche? Same court, same friend. But one Saturday later and the cardinal coupe had been replaced by a 1994 Acura Integra GS-R. The curbside critic repeated his praise.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2011
Base price: $50,775 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $57,470 Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC, V-6 with direct injection and variable-valve timing; eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and sport mode Horsepower: 310 at 5,500 to 6,500 rpm Torque: 325 pound-feet at 2,900 to 4,500 rpm 0-60: 5.3 seconds Curb weight: 4,045 pounds Wheelbase: 114.7 inches ...
BUSINESS
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: ...
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