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2013 Scion tC

The Scion tC is a well-built and well-equipped yet affordable coupe from sub brand Scion. The new generation 2013 tC is a lot of improvement over the previous generation of it, it has higher horse power and better gas millage. This sports coupe is targeted toward young people who want to own a good looking car at an affordable price. One of the main USP of this car is: it can be customized according to the taste of the owner.

Interior is quite specious for a compact coupe with good amount of head room and leg room for front passenger and driver. Being a three door compact it requires a little effort to enter the back row after sliding and bending the front seats. Side windows are small for the back row but the moon/sun roof and the large back window allows lots light for the rear passengers. There are decent amount of leg and head room in back row.

Cost cutting is visible on the dashboard; plastics look hard and shiny. Controls are neatly arranged and well placed. The sound system does not look that pricy but it produces impressive sound with 8 speakers. Seats are wider and support its sporty look.

Standard features in the base trim level include keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system with a CD player. The limited edition of Scion tC RS 8.0 gets different a lowered suspension, an aerodynamic body kit, sport centre exhaust, paddle shifters (automatic transmission) and special interior trim.

Apart from these factory fitted features Scion tC can be upgraded with several features provided by dealer as options.

The 2013 Scion tC comes with safety features like stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front knee airbags, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Scion tC does not have the engine of a sports car but the 2.5 Litre 180 horse power (20 more horse power than its predecessors) engine is decent enough for city driving with decent fuel economy; 23mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway. The inline-4 engine produces 173 pound-feet of torque. A 6 speed transmission is standard and an option of 6 speed automatic transmission is available. The manual one can reach 0-60mph in just 7.6 seconds while with automatic transmission it achieves 0-60 in 8.3 seconds.

The cargo area of the Scion tC is another notable advantage of this car. The huge hatch opening makes it practical. The sixty-forty foldable back seats increase the cargo capacity up to a great extent.

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2011 Ford Fiesta

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.

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Title › 2011 Ford Fiesta

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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2011 Dodge Caliber

The Dodge Caliber is the highly anticipated successor to the Neon-based five door hatchback. The Caliber got a racy styling in an affordable, front-wheel-drive compact wagon.

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A choice of two four-cylinder engines is available with the Dodge Caliber, 2.0 liters and 2.4 liters. The base Express, Heat, Mainstreet and Uptown have the 158-hp 2.0-liter engine, while the 172-hp, 2.4-liter engine is offered on the Caliber Rush. Both engines are available with an optional continuously variable transmission.

The Caliber has a decent ride but doesn’t handle as nimbly as most small cars, and fuel economy is decent with the manual gearbox. The 2.0 litres engine achieves 23mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway with the standard five-speed manual gearbox,


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and the 22.4 Liters engine achives 23mpg in the city and 29mpg on the highway with the same standard five-speed manual gearbox. The CVT automatic-a transmission delivers 23mpg in the city and 27mpg in the highway when paired with the 2-liter and the 2.4 litres engine delivers 21/25 mpg.

The entry-level Express model comes standard with cloth upholstery, 15-inch steel wheels, remote keyless entry, heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary audio/USB jacks and satellite radio, full power accessories, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an in-dash beverage cooler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and 60/40-split-folding rear seats.

Thehe Caliber Mainstreet trim level adds a sportier suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, foglights, a tachometer, a power-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, reclining rear seatbacks and a rechargeable flashlight. The Uptown trim-level adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear disc brakes, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system with steering-wheel-mounted controls and flip-down speakers in the liftgate.

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Title › 2011 Dodge Caliber

The sporty Caliber Heat adds sport-tuned suspension and steering, 18-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, a rear spoiler, rear disc brakes and specialized cloth interior trim. While the Caliber Heat adds automatic climate control, 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, leather upholstery and a premium audio system with a touchscreen interface and 30-gigabyte hard drive. Many of the options found on the upper trim levels are offered as options on the lower trims. Other options include a sunroof and a navigation system.

Standard safety features in Caliber include a driver-side knee airbag, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and antilock brakes. Stability control is available on all trim-level except the Express. Front-seat side airbags are offered as options for all but the Express trim.

The cabin is specious and quiete. A decent amount of head- and legroom ensures comfort for front and rear passengers. The trunk can hold up to 48cubic feet of load, which is comparable to other hatchbacks, but 60/40 splid rear seats and folding front passenger seat makes caliber more practical.
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2011 Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a five-seater two door or four door compact family hatchback. Golf is available in six trim, 2.5L 2 Door, 2.5L 2 Door PZEV, 2.5L 4 Door, 2.5L 4 Door PZEV, 2.0L 2 Door TDI and 2.0L 4 Door TDI.

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The Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2 Door is equipped with a standard 2.5liter engine producing 170horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque that achieves 22mpg in city and 30mpg on highway. A 5 speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6 speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.


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The Golf 2.0L 4 Door TDI is equipped with a standard 2.0liter turbo, diesel engine producing 140horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, that achieves 30mpg in city and 41mpg on highway. A 6 speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. A 6 speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The Volkswagen Golf base 2.5L includes air-conditioning, 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, heated outside mirrors, cruise control, a trip computer, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, split-folding rear seats, metallic interior trim and an eight-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player.

The Volkswagen Golf TDI trims adds a sport suspension, a leather-wrapped shift knob and brake lever, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats, and an upgraded sound system with touchscreen controls, satellite radio, split-folding rear seats with a center armrest and pass-through, Bluetooth, an indash CD changer and an iPod interface.

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Title › 2011 Volkswagen Golf

Other otional features includes Cold Weather package and a sunroof. Bluetooth is optional on the Golf 2.5L. The TDI models comes with options like a premium Dynaudio sound system, adaptive xenon headlights, rear seat airbags and a navigation system.

Standard safety features in VW Golf include front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability control and head curtain airbags.

The Volkswagen Golf is an effortless car to drive, and feels composed and solid on the road. Good soundproofing in the cabin makes it one of the quietest in its class. The cabin is surprisingly specious and comfortable. Two adults can sit comforatably on the rear row with enough head room and leg room. The boot is large compared to other hatchbacks and can hold up to 12.4 cubic feet of load.
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