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Unlike the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan which has gone complete transformation the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring remains the same except few minor features changes. It is a five door five passenger hatchback with ample amount of space inside. This affordable hatchback is not only good in handling but returns a good fuel economy.
The Elantra Touring comes with only one engine choice, that is 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an output of 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque. A five speed manual transmission is standard and a four speed automatic is optional. The Hyundai Elantra Touring returns 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, with the automatic transmission the highway economy drops to 30 mpg. The Elantra Touring reached 60 mph from a standstill in 8.7 seconds.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring is available in two trim-level, Elantra Touring GLS and SE. The base GLS includes air-conditioning, full power accessories, heated side mirrors, a tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, 15-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split rear seats, keyless entry, a cooled glove-box and a six-speaker stereo. Options packaged as “Popular” includes foglights, roof rails, a trip computer, upgraded cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, driver seat height and lumbar adjustments and a retractable cargo cover.
The higher trim SE gets all the features of GLS plus the “Popular” package and adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and, on manual-transmission models, a sport shifter. Rear spoiler and Bluetooth can be fitted as individual option in both the model.
Satandard safety equipments are antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and front-seat active head restraints.
There is enough head and legroom in both front and back seats. The cargo room is quite large with 24 cubic feet of loading space with the rear seats up and a huge 65 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is the fith generation of Elantra. Unlike the previous versions of Elantra the new 2011 Elantra is completely revamped, not only it looks good from outside, it looks nice inside too. The Elantra is available in two trim levels, Elantra GLS and Elantra Limited.
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra geta a all new engine. The 1.8-litre four cylinder engine produces 148 horsepower 131 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. It achieves 29mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway when paired with a six speed manual gearbox. An option of six speed automatic is also available which is standard in the limited edition.
The Elantra GLS(base) comes standard with heated mirrors, keyless entry, 15-inch steel wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, trip computer, a tilt-only steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, full power accessories, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.
Additional features comes as optional package like the “Popular Equipment” package that adds air-conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control and a telescoping steering wheel. The “Preferred Equipment” package adds Bluetooth, illuminated vanity mirrors and sun visor extensions, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sliding armrest on the center console and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
The Elantra Limited edition gets all the above features as standard plus gets foglamps, a sunroof, leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, and heated front and rear seats.
The “Navigation” package adds automatic headlights, keyless ignition/entry, a navigation system, a rearview camera, real-time traffic and weather updates and a premium 360-watt audio system.
Standard safety features includes traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
Though the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is rated as midsize compact sedan, the cabin looks and feels more spacious than it’s compitators. The well designed dashboard looks attractive and the materials used gives it a premium feel. With the new engine the cabin is quite. There are enough space for four passengers with good amount of leg and head space. The large trunk can hold up to 14.8 cubic feet of cargo.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a four door five passenger sedan, also available as hatchback. The fiesta might be small and inexpensive car but it has got all that you will need in a small car: build quality, upkeep costs, reliability and longevity along with comfort and driving pleasure. Fiesta is available in 5 trim-level, starting from Fiesta S to top-end variation SES.
All variations of 2011 Ford Fiestas are powered by a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine that generates 119 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque and achieves 28mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. With optional automatic transmission the fuel economy drops to 27mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. It can achieve 0-60 mph in 9.5 seconds.
The entry-level Ford Fiesta S comes with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 15-inch steel wheels, a capless fuel filler, power mirrors, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The SE sedan adds power windows, door locks, a CD player and metallic cabin accents. The SEL sedan adds a rear spoiler, LED parking lights, a premium sound system, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Sync multimedia voice-command system with sat-nav. The SE hatchback adds a rear spoiler and wiper.
There are some optional features available like keyless entry/ignition, heated leather seating, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, special paint colors, etc. As package one can opt for “Super Fuel Economy” where fuel economy is increased via aerodynamic tweaks, lightweight wheels and special tires.
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The cabin feels roomy and comfortable, the rear occupants might find limitations of knee space. Adjustable steering column and driver seat makes fiesta Unlike other economy cars fiesta has premium feel in the materials used. The Ford Fiesta sedan got 12.8 cubic feet of loading space where as the hatchback can hold up-to 26 cubic feet, on folding down the rear-seats the loading capacity increases.
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The history of Ford Mustang starts 46 years ago. Mustang had an image of powerful, stylish, performance oriented car but lately it started losing its image with time untill now. The 2011 Ford Mustang is completely revamped int to a modern muscle car. It has all new interior, refined suspension and improved fuel economy
Based on the engine the Mustang is available in two variations V6 with V6 engines and GT with V8 engines. The Mustang V6 has a new 3.7-liter engine producing 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V8 yielding 412 horseppower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both have a six-speed manual transmission as standard and a six-speed automatic as optional.
Based on the features and equipments Mustang trim-level is further divided in to two variations base and premium. The base Mustang V6 is equipped with keyless entry, side spotter mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a limited-slip rear differential, cruise control, full power accessories and a CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The Mustang V6 Premium adds Ford’s Sync system, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, color-adjustable gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior trim and a Shaker 500 stereo system. The Mustang GT adds 18-inch alloys, a rear spoiler and fog-lamps and the GT Premium gets a different 18-inch wheels and the V6 Premium’s roster of features.
Optional package on the base Mustang V6 includs an exterior appearance package and an anti-theft system. Optional upgrade on the V6 Premium includes the Pony package and Mustang Club of America Special Edition, the Comfort package and the Electronics package. One can also opt for features like xenon headlamps, remote start, a performance 3.31:1 rear-axle ratio, a glass roof, a tonneau cover for convertible models and a back-up camera.
The Mustang GT can be outfitted with a Brembo Brake package, which includes more powerful brakes, 19-inch wheels, summer tires and the recalibrated stability control system. The GT Premium can be equipped with all the V6 Premium’s and GT’s options plus an array of 18-inch and 19-inch wheels, a California Special package and a more powerful Shaker 1000 sound system.
Standard Safety features includes front-seat side airbags, antilock four-wheel disc brakes, Ford’s MyKey system, side spotter mirrors and stability control.
In the cabin the Ford Mustang retains retro look and feel while boasting respectable materials quality. Both the Mustang coupe and the convertible offer seating for four. Rear seats lack leg-room but front seats are roomy and comfortable with multi way adjustment. The optional Sync system provides useful voice-integration technology for music and Bluetooth functions. Trunk capacity is a functional 12.3 cubic feet in the coupe and 9.7 in the convertible.
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The cute little Fiat 500 is a fun to drive, afoordable city car. This retro looking car was first launched in 1957 as Nuova 500 and it gained the status of an icon for decades.The new 500 is a reinvented modern car with an old look. The Fiat 500 is a two door car available in three trim-level, Pop, Sport and Lounge.
The Fiat 500 comes with three petrol and one desiel engine options. The standard is 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder petrol engine producing modest 101 horsepower. the other options are turbocharged two-cylinder 0.9-litre TwinAir or four-cylinder 1.2 engines producing 70 horsepower and the only diesel option is a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel producing 75 horsepower. It get a five-speed manual transmission and as option a six-speed automatic is available.
The 500 comes with a long list of otional features and equipments. Standard features include power steering, seven airbags, a CD/MP3 stereo, colour-coded bumpers and electric mirrors. The 500 Sport adds air-con, alloy wheels and front fog lights. Top-spec Lounge models have split-folding rear seats and a fixed-glass roof. Premium models get Microsoft’s Blue&Me media system, which allows you to plug in memory sticks, PDAs or MP3 players and playback music.
Standard safety features include front and side airbags, curtain and knee airbags, vehicle anti-theft via engine immobilizer, traction control, electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, front power disc and rear power disc brakes and hill start control.
The Fiat 500 cabin is specious but the rear row lacks knee and head room. The bood is big enough for city use but folding down the rear seats increases load space. All the engine achieves more than 50 mpg in the city.
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The Ferrari 458 Italia is the replacement for F430 but faster, bigger and better in everyway. The 458 Italia has much improved design to be more aerodynamic and stable on the road. 458 Italia is a ideal combination of performance, look, technology and pleasure.
The 458 Italia gets a all new refined mid-mounted 4.5-litre V8 CVT 32-Valve engine, producing massive 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and touches 0-60mph in less than 3.4sec, a top speed beyond 200mph. Power is delivered through an automated dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The gearshifts from the new transmission are crisp and very smooth.
Aerodynamics play a big role in the performance of the 458 Italia. The winglets on the lower grilles bend in the airflow at high speeds and direct more air under the car to keep the car stable on the road. The controls on the steering wheel allows the driver to adjust the transmission and chassis electronics, configuration of the engine, including the traction control, differential, stability control, damper and braking systems. The revised suspension provides more accurate wheel articulation.
The 458 Italia is packed with latest technology and features including remote trunk release, keyless entry operated via key fob, front dual reclining bucket seats integral headrests, independent multi-link rear suspension with springs and shock absorbers, magnetorheological suspension control automatic adaptive variable suspension, independent double wishbone front suspension with springs and shock absorbers, steering wheel mounted controls, etc.
Safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, limited slip differential, vehicle stability control system, f1 trac traction control,, crumple zones, trunk anti-trap device, driver and passenger airbag, side guard door beams, etc.
Though the Ferrari 458 Italia is a two seater, it has enough luggage space under the bonnet and behind the seats. The cabin is big enough for two adults with enough head and leg room.