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2011 Land Rover Range Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover combines luxury, power and offroading ability. There very few SUVs that can match with the new Range Rover when it comes to offroading capability. The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover gets some new features like optional reclining rear seats with winged head restraints, an optional audio system with 19-speakers and new exterior colors. The new Land Rover Range Rover also gets improved hill ascent and hill descent control.

The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover received and an improved engine and interior and the current version carries over these changes. The 2011 Range Rover Base trim (HSE) gets a 5.0-litre V8 engine which makes a decent 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. The other trim (Supercharged) generates a an impressive 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Power to the Four Wheel Drive system is delivered through a six Speed Automatic transmission. Fuel economy did not improve over the previous versions and is not that impressive like others features in this vehicle. It achieves 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.

This expensive SUV comes equipped with loads of features including an electronic locking rear differential, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, an adjustable air suspension, fog-lights, heated windshield and rear window, privacy glass, keyless entry/ignition, heated and power-folding rearview mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a rearview camera, automatic xenon headlights with washers, power-adjustable and heated leather front seats, a heated steering wheel, interior wood trim, Bluetooth and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. As optional package one can opt for heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and upgraded leather.

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Title › 2011 Land Rover Range Rover

“Autobiography package” an optional package for the Supercharged adds adaptive front lighting, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, heated and ventilated reclining rear seats, a locking rear differential, a heated windshield, blind-spot monitoring, quad-zone automatic climate control, HD radio and a rear-seat entertainment system with six-disc DVD changer.

Safety features in the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover includes antilock brakes, parking sensors, a rearview camera, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag.

The Land Rover Range Rover also provides and optional safety features package called “Vision Assist” which includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive front lighting, automatic high-beam assist and multi-camera parking assist. There are many other safety features available as standalone option.

When it comes to comfort and practicality it scores high. Both front and rear seats are comfortable with good amount of head and leg space. It has got decent amount of cargo space along with foldable rear seats.

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2011 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid is also called 2011 Lexus CT 200h because it has got only one trim that is 200h, well there is another option too called 200h Premium and the letters CT stands for comfort touring. It is a small beautiful car with lots of high-tech features. As the name suggest, it is highly fuel efficient car but with a switch of a button you can change your setting to less economical sports mode.

The Lexus CT Hybrid uses 1.8-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine providing 134 horsepower and it can reach zero to sixty in 10.4 seconds while a electric motor teamed with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT). The nickel-metal-hydride battery pack below the rear seat stores charge accumulated from vehicle braking and uses its energy to drive the electric motor. The Lexus CT 200h consumes 4.1 litres/100km of premium unleaded fuel on the combined cycle and emits 95g/km CO2.

This small car is loaded with features, some of the motable features are automatic climate control, maintenance interval indicator, AM/FM/Satellite radio/CD/MP3/WMA sound system with 6 speakers, voice activated controls for bluetooth wireless enabled devices and tilt and telescopic steering column. Safety features include anti-theft alarm, front dual knee airbags, front and rear crumple zones, front and rear side head curtain airbags, drive and passenger dual stage airbag, crash sensor sending GPS signal, safety connect telematics with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assistance button (SOS) and roadside assistance connectivity.

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Title › 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid features MacPherson struts suspension in front and a fully independent, double-wishbone suspension in back which reduce body vibrations and provides pretty comfortable ride.

Front seat can be adjusted multi-ways to make room for tall drivers, there’s enough room in the rear seat for passengers bellow six feet. Loading capacity is 14.3 cubic feet, which is competitive in its calss. C-pillar and rear-seat headrests restricts rear visibility.

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2011 Land Rover LR4

Land Rover is known for it’s quality, performance and offroading capabilities and LR4 is no exception. The Land Rover LR4 falls into category of Luxury Midsize SUV with unstoppable off-roading abilities. The LR4 is upgraded version of the LR3 with improved interior, a new engine, and other improvements but its styling remains almost same. The LR4 can accommodate up to seven adults with the optional third row.

The new Land Rover LR4 gets a new 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine replacing the old 4.4-liter V8 engine. The new 5.0-liter V8 engine makes 375 hp and 375 pound-feet of torque achieving zero to sixty mph in 7.5 seconds and 12 mpg in the ity/17 mpg on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard which delivers power to a full-time four-wheel-drive system. The driver can select one of five settings that optimizes the engine, transmission and suspension settings according to road conditions. The LR4 gets fully independent suspensions which can be controlled electronically.

Safety features on the 2011 Land Rover LR4 include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, hill descent and gradient control, hill start assist, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

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Title › 2011 Land Rover LR4

The interior has high-end materials and optional high-tech features, like a rear-seat DVD system and a beverage cooler. Other features include power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, a universal garage door opener, automatic climate control with a dual-zoned front air conditioning system and an AM/FM/CD stereo system. Option of a dual moon roof, a generic sun/moon roof, a panoramic roof, or a sun roof with power slide/tilt also available.

The 2011 Land Rover LR4 has got plenty of passenger and cargo space good for families looking for a vehicle with luxury and offroading ability.

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2011 Kia Rio5

Kia is known for building fuel efficient and feature pack cars, Rio5 in no exception. The Kia Rio5 is five door, five passenger wagon version of Kia Rio sedan with more cabin space and features, though Rio5 is more expensive. It is a fuel-efficient subcompact with a roomy cabin and agile handling. The Kia Rio5 is available in two trim-level, Rio5 LX and Rio5 SX. The Rio5 comes with 10 years or 100,000 miles power-train warranty.

Both the trims are equipped with a standard 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 110 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque achieving 27-mpg in the city and 36-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive comes as standard.

The kia rio5 is moderately equipped, standard equipment list include, air conditioning, an audio system with Sirius satellite radio and USB connectivity, tilt and power steering, and split-folding rear seats. As option one can opt for “Power Package” that includes power locks, mirrors, and windows, keyless entry, and heated mirrors. The SX adds sportier suspension, alloy wheels, fog lamps, and a spoiler, plus sport seats, leather trim. A Bluetooth hands-free calling interface is available at extra cost.

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Title › 2011 Kia Rio5

The Kia Rio5 comes equipped with safety features like side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and child-safety locks. Optional features include antilock brakes with rear discs.

The cabin is specious and comfortable though it lacks rear leg room. The cabin is attractively designed, utilizing decent-quality material, legible gauges and easy-to-use controls. The boot is huge with lots of loading space, with folded rear seats the space increases up-to 49.6 cubic feet.

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2011 Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty was launched to replace America’s populer compact SUV the Cherokee. Be it on mud or snow, it has the ability to compete with any other compact SUV.

The new 2011 Jeep Liberty is much improved in terms of riding and handling on the road. Old soft look has been replaced with more rugged look. The new Liberty gets revised independent front and multilink rear suspension. The Jeep Liberty comes in three trim-level Sport, Renegade and Limited editions.

The Jeep Liberty comes with a 3.7-liter, V6 engine with 210-horsepower that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive version achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard and a six-speed manual transmission is optional.

The new Jeep Liberty offers more passenger room and features. Standard equipments are body-colored grille, front and rear bumpers, and moldings, remote keyless entry and power-operated and heated foldable side mirrors. Buyers can opt for 16-inch, 17-inch or 18-inch wheels. Other optional features are express-up windows, roof rails, full-open canvas roof system and chrome grille.

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Title › 2011 Jeep Liberty

Standard safety features are smart key that immobilizes the engine in a theft attempt, side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock braking system, electronic stability control with electronic roll mitigation and all-speed traction control. A parking assist system which includes a sonar-based warning system with audible and visual alerts is optional.

The new Jeep Liberty has got a bigger cabin. Dashboard controls are well laid-off and easy to use. Both front and rear legroom and shoulder room are adequate in the Liberty. The loading space is big enough with 31.5 cubic feet of loading capacity. On folding the rear seats the loading space increases up to 64 cubic feet.

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2011 Infiniti G Coupe

The 2011 Infiniti G Coupe is a performance-oriented four passenger luxury sports coupe. The G Coupe offers a blend of sleek looks, strong performance, high-tech features and aggressive pricing.

Standard equipment includes navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front sport seats, sunroof, rearview camera, keyless entry and starting, Bose audio system with 9.3-gigbyte Music Box hard drive, performance brakes, XM satellite radio, USB port, leather upholstery, automatic bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, universal garage door opener, limited-slip differential, fog lights and P225/45R19 front and P245/40R19 rear summer tires on unique alloy wheels.

Safety equipment includes front side airbags, curtain side airbags, dual front airbags, tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control and electronic stability control.

The 2011 Infiniti coupe uses a tuned version of Infiniti’s 3.7-liter V6 engine. It makes 330 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. A 7 speed automatic transmission is standard. An option of six speed manual transmission is also available giving 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway. An All-Wheel-Drive version is also available known as Infiniti G 37x AWD.

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Title › 2011 Infiniti G Coupe

The cabin feels luxurious with lots of details and use of quality materials. Multiple seat adjustments along with the standard power tilt/telescoping steering wheel tmakes driving the G Coupe comfortable. The back seat lacks headroom and legroom. The front seats power forward to allow access to the back seat. The trunk is rather small, at 7.4 cubic feet but the rear seat folds down to allow some longer items to fit.
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has it all that an offroader should have. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is completely overhauled with a new chassis which it shares with the Mercedes M Class, a new engine and smoother and refined styling. The new Cherokee also gets new independent rear suspensions to give better ride, more powerful and fuel efficient engine, more space in the cabin and lots of features that can match with any luxury car. The Cherokee is available in three trim-level Laredo, Limited and Overland, each further divided as Front-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive.

Every 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission comes as standard. It achieves 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. A 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque is optional. The Four-Wheel-Drive Version of The Cherokee Laredo gets a FWD system called Quadra-Trac I, the Limited and Overland gets Quadra-Trac II as standard, which is also optional on the Laredo. The Quadra-Trac I FWD system allows the drivers to select different pre-programmed setting depending on the surface. Another FWD system “Quadra-Drive II” is optional on the Limited on Overland which adds electronic limited-slip differentials to both axles. The Overland further gets a Quadra-Lift air suspension.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with long list of safety features like stability and traction control, front side airbags, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

Standard equipment includes foglamps, cruise control, keyless ignition, automatic headlights, a power driver seat, dual-zone air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio, a CD player, a cargo cover, remote ignition, Bluetooth, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a USB/iPod interface. Optional features include a power passenger seat, a back-up camera, leather upholstery and a nine-speaker stereo with HD radio, a subwoofer and a touch-screen interface.

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The Limited adds bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory functions and heated front and rear seats. Optional equipments include power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power tailgate, heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats. An upgraded Media Center package adds real-time traffic, a navigation system and 30GB of digital music storage. The Overland gets all the Limited’s options, plus special trim including a wood and leather steering wheel.

The new Jeep Cherokee gets wider seats, 4 more inches of extra knee room for the rear passengers. The cargo area is quite big with 35.1 cubic feet of space, folding the rear seats flat allows for about 68.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.

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2011 Infiniti M

The Infiniti M was first launched in the year 2003 with the combination of luxury and power. The new 2011 Infiniti M is completely redesigned with sleek and muscular look. The inside volume is significantly larger than before, but the overall vehicle weight is approximately the same as before.

The Infiniti M gets the same v6 and v8 engines but the new engines are bigger with more torque and horsepower. The Infiniti comes in two trim level the base Infinity M 37 gets
3.7L V6 engine with the output of 330 horsepower where the M 56 gets a 5.6L V8 engine producing 420 horsepower. Both the variants are available as FWD and AWD. Both engines now use a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift override. The new transmission features four driving modes, including Normal, Sport, Economy and Snow. Fuel efficiency is around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The Infiniti M is packed with features like 10-way adjustable and heated front seats, active noise control, a rear view monitor, Bluetooth, a USB port, an intelligent key system with dual-occupant memory system. The Deluxe Touring Package adds leather seating surfaces, a Bose Studio Surround sound system with 16 speakers and a suede-like headliner

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Title › 2011 Infiniti M

Standard safety features on all 2011 Infiniti M models include side-impact air bags, roof-mounted curtain air bags and dual-stage front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors. Active safety features on all models include electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. The optional Technology Package adds improves handling stability in slippery conditions.

The cabin is large and all the passengers will feel comfortably accommodated with plenty of head and legroom in front and rear. The boot is not the largest though, and access is a little restricted by the small opening.

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