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2012 Honda Ridgeline Review and Prices

July 31st, 2010 2 comments

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is similar to the 2011 Honda Ridgeline.  With its new color choice, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline has the same style of 2011 Ridgeline. Readers are encouraged to post their comments on the this line of the Honda Ridgeline and their expectation along with the experience with the older models of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline. Make yourself familiar with the 2012 Honda Ridgeline by reading the commonly asked question about this vehicle.

Q. Who are the competitors of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline ?

A. The Toyota Tacoma and Dodge Dakota are two of the most common cometitors of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline will give a notable teeth  to competitors. Nissan path finder also competes withe the Honda Ridgeline.

Q. When is 2012 Honda Ridgeline expected to Release ?

A. If we are to go by the history, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline will be available in the marker in the season of autumn 2011.

Q. What are the engine and power numbers ?

A. If we go by the previous years numbers then the 2012 Honda Ridgeline will be powered by  3.5 liter V-6, 247 pound feet of torque and 250 horsepower. The vehicle has five speed automatic and  that provides frictionless shifting . The adequate acceleration is also available.

Q. What are the features and the gadgets available in the 2012 Honda Ridgeline ?

A. Most recent cars are coming up with the bluetooth connectivity to provide ability to make hands free call and keep the dangers of the accidents while on call to minimal. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is not exception to it.   The feature will however depends if it is available on the model you choose. The air conditioning comes as a regular feature.

Also noticeable is the availability of the power windows and locks and key less entry. The cruise control allows you to drive the vehicle at constant speed without the need to press gas pedal. It keeps the speed of the vehicle constant and saves gas.

Q. What is the expected price of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline

A. There is no any major deviation in the price of 2012 Honda Ridgeline from 2011 model price. The price is also roughly estimated between 30,000 US dollars to 38,000 US dollars. You can also expect the price of 2012 Honda Ridgeline RTS to be around 33,000 dollars.

Q. What is the fuel economy of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline ?
The fuel economy ratings of 2012 Honda Ridgeline will be unlikely to change form the model of 2011 Ridgeline. It is also expected that the rate may vary between 15 and 20 mpg depending on city and highway.

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2012 Nissan Frontier Review and Prices

July 31st, 2010 No comments

The 2012 Nissan Frontier is an  compact pickup that is very much suites itself to the road conditions.  So far it was know that 2012 model will not face any major changes. The 2012 Frontier provides a wide range of choices in  the form of different models

The 2012 Nissan Frontier styling is almost the same as the 2011 Frontier with minor enhancements.

Competitors

The 2012 Nissan Frontier competitors are  Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline. Nissan has been able to make a niche in this category by adhering to strict quality control and improved reliability.

The 2011 roster included the base S model, PRO4X, midline SV and SL. The SV and PRO-4X would be available in both the cab styles. The 2012 Nissan would continue with its base model including engines having a direct combination of four and six cylinders and rear wheel drive and four wheel drive. The 2.5 liter capacity is rated at 152 horsepower and 171 pound feet of torque and the four liter capacity is rated at 261 horsepower and 281 pound feet of torque.

Fuel economy

The gas mileage estimates have not been released yet for 2012 model but they are expected not to be so different from those of the 2011 Nissan Frontier fuel economy. Going with that, 2012 Nissan fuel economy rating for four cylinder models should be around 19/23 mpg that in city and highway. And 2012 Frontier v-6 models should be again rated at 15/19 mpg with manual transmission.

Price information

The 2012 Nissan Frontier prices won’t be released  until before the release of the vehicle. The basic set of the cab styles for Nissan 2012 would range at a base price of $19,000 to $31,000.The estimated price of $19,000 for the Nissan Frontier is for cylinder king cab and this model would begin at $23,000 with V-6.The estimated starting price for Crew Cabs of 2012 Frontier would be in the range of $24,000 and $26,500.

Release date

If we go by the history, the Nissan 2012 Frontier should be released in showrooms in 2011 by autumn.

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review and Prices

July 31st, 2010 2 comments

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee changes

Some details and spy photo of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revealed. Which reveal some details of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 model.The most interesting news we got about the 2012 Cherokee SRT8 model is it will equip 6.4 liter HEMI V8 which can generate approx 510 horse power and 8 speed automatic transmission. When torque is concerned then it provides 510 foot pound torque. However, things are officially not confirmed.

We may see revolutionary 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine in other Chrysler SRT8 Models like 2011 Dodge charger or 2011 Dodge Challenger, which might release at the end of this year or beginning of next year. There might be possibility of no alteration for standard models of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. So we may see 3.6L Pentastar V6 in those models and 5 speed automatic transmissions. However, recent coalition between Fiat and Chrysler may result better performances.

When styling is concerned the SRT8 model of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with sturdy 5 spoke wheels, subtle body kit, sporty suspension. It is seems that despite company is passing through tough situation but it will not comprise with SRT8 Section which is ultimate power house of the company. The Vehicle will pull up 0-60 in 5 seconds.

As usual the 2012 Cherokee SRT8 model will be AWD model that is all wheel drive model.

As far as body style is matter of concerned, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will classified as a 4×4 Limited model. However some source expresses their uncertainty over the spy photo that the prototype is of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8.

Few things are resemble with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 like bulky front hood that lowered down exactly same way 2011 Cherokee SRT8 has which already hit dealership. Further more the emerged out fenders, massive black wheels, noticeably lowered ride height remind us the previous generation of SRT8 model
Pricing information

About pricing details the SRT8 2012 Grand Cherokee will costs approx $49,000. However company hasn’t made any official confirmation.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date
The releasing date is not officially announced by the company, but it is likely to be released at the time of autumn 2011.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Competitors
Ford Explorer, and Toyota 4Runner are the competitors of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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2011 Ford Expedition Review and Price

July 31st, 2010 1 comment

About 2011 Ford Expedition

Ford is well known for its full sized pickup truck platform that has introduced some of the most powerful and enduring models in the market. When someone mentions the name Ford, it is almost synonymous to powerful pickup trucks. This is why many are looking forward to what the new 2011 Ford Expedition will introduce into this new year.

The new 2011 Ford Expedition is a full sized sports utility vehicle that can accommodate between eight to nine adult passengers. It is therefore big, tall, and heavy, which almost lists it into the category of a truck with its massive vehicle body. You will, however, be pleased to find spacious interiors that offer  comfortable seating experience and lots of cabin room.

The 2011 Ford Expedition will be available in two types of lengths – EL and the standard length. The EL length will get an addition 12-inch stretch for the wheelbase giving the overall body length up to 15 inches in increase. For this reason, you can enjoy lots of cargo space behind the third-row seat, which makes it ideal for use on long trips and family travel since it can accommodate any items or luggage you’d like to bring. There is also a longer rear door equipped into this vehicle model to provide easy entry for those sitting on the third row.

There are four choices of trim levels for the 2011 Ford Expedition with the base model being quite lavish on its own, also known as the XLT. There is the Eddie Bauer trim that introduces the two-tone paint, new interior features, and leather seatings. The third option is the Limited trim level, which comes with luxurious interiors and monochromatic paint. Finally, the King Ranch is truly what the name implies as it is equipped with wood accents, unique wheels, and leather upholstery.

When it comes to powertrain performance, the 2011 Ford Expedition features the 5.4-liter V8 engine that can deliver up to 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft torque. You can also choose between a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive system. It has yet to be confirmed though whether a six-speed automatic will be available for this one. Meanwhile, the fuel economy rating has yet to be released by the manufacturer.

Pro’s of 2011 Ford Expedition

*Varied choices of trim levels;

*Powerful base engine;

*Lots of interior space, especially in the cargo cabin;

*Tough and large vehicle body.

Con’s of 2011 Ford Expedition

*It lacks automatic transmission option;

*It does not feel as cumbersome to drive due to its size.

Pricing Details

The specific details when it comes to the prices for the 2011 Ford Expedition trim level versions are not yet released by the manufacturers. However, the estimated price range will be between $35,056 to as high as $50,901. It is therefore well within the price range for other vehicles within the same class.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Ford Expedition comes with a few surprises on its sleeve as it makes way into the market this year. Some of the notable features that you can enjoy include improved ride quality, smooth engine performance, and precise steering. For that, the vehicle feels bigger than an actual SUV due to its maximum performance.

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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Review and Prices

July 31st, 2010 2 comments

About 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

General Motors is proud to unveil its newest offering into the Chevrolet lineup that is due for release this year – the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette. If you would like to get one from Chevrolet or is shopping for a good model that is worth your money, then you might want to have a closer look into this model.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette changes

One of the first things you should know about the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is that it comes with a wide range of vehicle versions to choose from with each one having their unique style and specifications. Your choices include the Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport Coupe, Grand Sport Convertible, Z06, and the ZR1, which is the most expensive in the range.

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette will deliver an exotic look, thanks to its use of exotic materials. The ZR1 model, to be specific, utilizes carbon fiber for building the wide fender that also makes it quite an expensive vehicle model. The same material is used on the roof panel, front fascia splitter, roof bow, hood, and the rocker moldings.

The wheels, tires, and brakes are also well optimized for the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette. The wheel finish has been coated with standard bright silver paint but you can opt for the chrome version, if you wanted. Meanwhile, the braking system is built using the carbon-ceramic rotors that measure 15.5 inches in the front and 15 inches on the rear. General Motors is confident about the durable quality of the braking system that it would not need any replacement throughout the lifespan of the vehicle.

There are also numerous of optional and standard features available for the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette include leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation system, leather-wrapped interiors, Bluetooth connectivity, among others. As of now, there are no known definitive information about the engine and fuel economy rating for this vehicle.

Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

*Well equipped interiors;

*Efficient braking system;

*Wide range of versions to choose from.

Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

*Engine and fuel economy rating is not yet known;

*Prices for the fully-equipped models can be quite expensive.

Pricing Details

General Motors has promised that the prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette will not vary much from its predecessor. There are several price tags available for each version, so make sure to look into the following list to find out how prices will look like when the model hits local showrooms.

The cheapest model in the range is the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, which is priced at $48,950. Then, the Convertible is priced at $53,600 and the Grand Sport Coupe comes with a $54,790 price tag. You can get the Sport Convertible version for $58,600. Meanwhile the Z06 and ZR1 are the most expensive models in the lineup, which is tagged with $74,305 and $109,800 price tags, respectively.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an excellent choice for anyone who wanted to enjoy variety. This new lineup will indeed offer a wide range of model options, each having their own unique specifications. You can therefore get maximum value for your money knowing how GM is committed with their auto manufacturing procedure to ensure that they will be able to protect their loyal customer base.

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