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2011 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra always has been an affordable and popular car as a family sedan. But with time it kept losing its place to it competitors like Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta, which cost about the same but comes in better design and equipments. Nissan recently started upgrading Sentra, in year 2007 it was redesigned, In 2011, Nissan gave the Sentra standard stability control, traction control and antilock brakes, enhancing safety features to make it more class competitive. Fuel economy also got a little improvement. Overall Nissan Sentra scores well with high fuel economy, spacious seating and with decent llist of features.

The Nissan Sentra gets two engine choices, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2.0L engine produces a healthy 140 horsepower and can achieve 24mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway while the 2.5L engine delivers 177hp with fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. while the top end variant Sentra SE-R Spec V increases the engine output up to 200 hp with fuel economy of 21mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway. The 2.0L engine and top end SE-R Spec-V engine is paired with a six speed manual transmission while the 2.5L engine is paired with a variable speed automatic transmission.

The Nissan Sentra is available in six trim-level, the base-model Sentra gets power windows and locks, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, 15-inch steel wheels, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack as standard equipments. The Sentra 2.0 S adds a height-adjustable driver seat, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, keyless entry and a six-speaker audio system with an iPod interface.

The 2.0 SR adds fog lamps, rocker sill extensions, a rear spoiler and 16-inch wheels. The 2.0 SL gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition/entry, a USB audio input, Bluetooth, and a premium audio system with satellite radio and a color display. Most of the top end features are available as standalone optional features for the lower end models. Other optional features include leather upholstery a sunroof,, heated front seats and a navigation system. The Sentra SE-R adds an aero-style body kit and cloth sport seats. The top end Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V adds higher-performance tires, larger front brakes and sportier interior trim.

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Title › 2011 Nissan Sentra

The 2011 Nissan Sentra comes with antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability control, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints as standard safety features. The higher-performing SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes.

Inside the cabin the Nissan Sentra gets a sleek looking dashboard with easy-to-use controls with decent quality of materials. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, even the tall adults might find enough space to be comfortable. The rear seats are also specious with decent headroom and hip room. The trunk can hold 13.1 cubic feet of luggage but the 60/40 foldable rear seats helps it increase the loading capacity.

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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 Honda Fit

The new Honda Fit is as reliable, fuel efficient and innovative as its ancestor, but with an improved interior. The Fit has been built with the idea of maximizing interior space while keeping the package size small. The Fit only comes in two trim-level, Honda Fit and Honda Fit Sport. The Honda Fit tops in its class With great fuel economy, zippy performance, comfortable front and back seats and one of the most utilitarian cargo holds. The Honda Fit has a quicker steering ratio and the steering is well weighted, and overall feel is arguably best in class.

The Honda Fit comes with a 4-cylinder Honda’s i-VTEC (which better optimizes valve lift throughout the rev range) petrol engine and front-wheel drive. This one makes 117 horsepower from 1.5 liters and produces 106 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Power is delivered through a five speed manual transmission and a five speed automatic is option on both trim-level. With the manual it gives around 27 mpg in the city and 33mpg on the highway. The automatic version the fuel efficiency increases up to 28mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. The Fit Sport adds paddle shifters to the automatic transmission and it can also be had with vehicle stability control.

The Honda Fit comes loaded with features that are typically found on more expensive cars, such as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and a passenger vanity mirror. The instrument cluster is stacked with futuristic blue gauges and Honda’s top-line navigation system is now available with sport automatic. A USB audio interface is also available with the Fit Sport.

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Title › 2011 Honda Fit

Every 2011 Honda Fit comes standard with ECU Immobilizer, High Mount Stop Lamp, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

In the cabin it is more functional and practical than luxurious, easy instrument cluster, lots of space. Both rows are comfortable with good amount of leg space and head space. The boot is quite large with 20.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, and a wide hatch opening adds to it’s practicality. The rear, bench seats flip completely flat at the pull of one lever adding extra loading capacity. The seat bottoms also can be turned upward for carrying tall things.
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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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Ferrari 458 Italia

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.

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Title › Ferrari 458 Italia

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.

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2010 Ferrari California

The California is packed with latest technology like dual clutch transmission, multi-link suspension. The Ferrari California is offered as a single model with the opportunity to customize the car. Technically this is completely different to the F1 system of previous Ferraris, though in practice the operation is very similar. There are paddle shifts for manual changes and an auto button.

Regular wheels are 19 inchers with 20 inch as an option. Tire widths are the same for both sizes, 245/40 front and 285/35 rear. The optional Manettino suspension gives three chassis settings instead of one. Another notable option is the set of three tailored leather cases to maximize storage space. The multi-link rear suspension is designed to provide a compliant ride.

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Title › 2010 Ferrari California

The Ferrari California features a 4.3 liter V8 engine producing 453 horsespower at 7750 rpm, with the maximum torque of 357lb-ft. Direct gas injection, offers improved low-down torque but more importantly it’s Ferrari’s first nod towards the rapidly increasing importance of emissions and fuel economy. The California achieves average 17.9 mpg, a 15 percent improvement over the F430. The optional double clutch transmission gets seven instead of six gears. All the power goes through the rear wheels.

The Ferrari California interior can compete with any luxury car with fluid curves, double-stitched leather and that steering wheel. Front row has got enough space for the driver and passenger to be comfortable. But the rear row is almost unusable for adults. The fold down rear backrest increases the turnk space. The folding metal roof works well.

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Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback one of the most versatile and comfortable cars on the road. The five seater Subaru Outback is a tall wagon available in a number of trim levels – Outback 2.5i, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 2.5i Limited, Outback 3.6R, Outback 3.6R Premium and Outback 3.6R Limited.

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The Subaru Outbacks 2.5i, 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited are equiped with 2.5liter engine.The Subaru Outbacks sport 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R Limited are equiped with 3.6liter enigen.


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The Subaru Outbacks base 2.5i come with features like 4-wheel disc brakes, a 6-speed manual transmission, power windows and locks, air conditioning, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel as standard. Outbacks comes with option of Lineartronic continuously variable transmission.

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a leather steering wheel, auto up/down driver’s window and fog lights. Other upgarde options are all-weather package, Lineartronic CVT, a 440-watt Harman Kardon stereo and a sunroof.

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited adds all-weather package, a 4-way power adjustable passenger seat, the Harman Kardon stereo, CVT, climate control and a leather-trimmed interior. Going with a Limited opens the door to options such as a navigation system and a sunroof.

The Subaru Outback 3.6R line has a bigger engine and 17-inch rolling stock as standard equipment, the Premium and Limited trims comes with the same equipment as seen in the 2.5i trim, except for the CVT gearbox, which is available only in the 2.5i.

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Title › 2011 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback 2.5i trims are powered by a 2.5-liter engine producing 170 horsepower at 5600rpm and 170lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The Outback 2.5i is equiped with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed delivers 19mpg city, 27mpg highway, while the CVT delivers 22mpg city, 29mpg highway.

The Outback 3.6R is equiped with a bigger 3.6-liter boxer six engine producing 256horsepower. A 5-speed automatic is the only option in the Outback 3.6R. The Outback 3.6 delivers 18mpg city, 25mpg highway.

The Subaru Outback cargo area is quite large. With the rear seats down, the outbreak sports can store 71.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. Driving position, quietness, comfort and overall quality inside the Outback is on par with the competition.

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Suzuki Kizashi Overview And Specs

Suzuki Kizashi is a fun to drive sedan with some nice equipment for a decent price.

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi is offered in four trims – Kizashi S, Kizashi SE, Kizashi GTS and Kizashi SLS. Standard features on the S include dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows,

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an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB port, door locks and mirrors, push-button starting, and 16-inch tires on steel wheels with wheel covers. The SE adds a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels.


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The Kizashi GTS adds fog a sunroof, lights, audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming and cell phone connectivity and 18-inch alloy wheels. The top of the line Kizashi SLS adds heated front seats, rear park assist, a 4-way power front passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and automatic headlights. Other options include the all-wheel-drive system with heated outside mirrors and a navigation system with a rearview camera.

The Suzuki Kizashi also offers some optional features like iPod connectivity, a 425-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, heated seats, a navigation system.

Standard safety features in all trims includes a tire-pressure monitor, dual-stage front airbags, side-curtain airbags for front rows, front and rear side airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control.

The Suzuki Kizashi comes with a single engine option, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 185hp at 6500 rpm and 170lb-ft of torque at 4000rpm with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, or 180hp, 170lb-ft of torque with automatic transmission(CVT). The all-wheel-drive system is available only with the CVT.

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Title › 2011 Suzuki Kizashi

The Suzuki Kizashi with the CVT and 16inch wheels covers 23mpg city, 31mpg highway. The Kizashi with manual transmission and 16inch wheels covers 21mpg city, 31mpg highway. The AWD version covers 23mpg city, 30mpg highway which comes equiped with 16inch wheels. According to Suzuki a hybrid system will be offered in the next two years. Mostlikely a Turbocharged 4cylinder and a V6 engines also will be available.

The cabin looks and feels comfortable with plenty of room. The rear seat has enough room for average size adults. Rear-seat comfort is aided by a fold-down armrest with a pair of cupholders. The trunk is 13.3 cubic feet of volume. Foldable rear seats makes large storage room for long objects.

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