The Jeep Grand Cherokee retains Jeep's legendary off-road prowess while providing many luxurious and technical amenities.
The Grand Cherokee is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configuration with five trims levels: Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, and SRT8 (four-wheel drive only). All trims (except the SRT8) are powered by a 290-hp 3.6-liter V6. The V6 can be upgraded to a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8, or even a new 240-hp 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6. The SRT8 trim features an exclusive 470-hp 6.4-liter V8 Hemi engine. All trims and engine combinations are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Both V8 engines feature a Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly deactivates four of the eight cylinders depending on engine operating conditions. Adaptive cruise control, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated leather seats, heated steering wheel, power liftgate, rear seat DVD entertainment system, rear parking camera, a multimedia infotainment system with hard drive navigation system, and UConnect wireless connectivity are available. The optional (standard on the 4x4 Overland and Summit) QuadraLift air suspension features full time four corner load leveling and improved off-road performance by increasing ground clearance. Standard safety features include seven airbags, electronic stability control, active font head restraints, brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring.
For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's interior and exterior receives a significant redesign. The 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission are new additions. Also, more features and advanced technology have been added as well.
The Accord is Honda's largest car, offering generous interior space for up to five people wrapped in stylish exterior sheet metal.
The Accord is available either as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. Depending on the trim chosen, three transmissions are available: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a CVT. Cloth upholstery is standard on all but the EX-L and Touring models, which feature leather seats and a leather-covered steering wheel. Safety is enhanced on all Accords with six standard airbags, including side-impact air bags for front seats and side curtain air bags. Four-wheel disc, anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, and Brake Assist also come standard. The Accord can be luxuriously equipped with features such as heated power mirrors, power heated front seats, navigation system, LED head and brake lights, lane departure warning and Smart Entry.
The Accord has been completely redesigned for 2013. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder now feature direct injection. Six-speed manual or automatic, and CVT transmission choices replace the previous five-speed units.
While Audi's streamlined second-generation TT has certainly gained much popularity among female buyers, the performance potential of these dual clutched, aluminum-bodied, Quattro equipped 2+2s prove that there's more to them than pretty fascias. Most significant for 2012 is the long-awaited arrival of limited-run RS models (available in Coupe form only) that steps everything up in the chassis and exterior styling departments and trades the already excellent turbo 2.0-liter inline-4 for a more potent turbo 2.5-liter inline-5, good for 360 bhp and 343 lb.-ft. of torque. Add to this an excellent 6-speed manual gearbox (that's the only choice in the RS) and you've now got something for those who like to shift themselves and those who don't.
The Nissan Titan is a serious, full-size pickup truck designed for work and play. It is available in both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, with two body styles - extended (King) Cab and Crew Cab.
The Titan is offered in four trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. All are powered by a 317-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. When properly equipped, the Nissan Titan King Cab has a 9500 pound towing capacity and the Crew Cab has a 9300 pound towing capacity. Safety features include active front head restraints, dual front airbags, anti-lock disc brakes and a tire pressure monitoring system. Standard equipment for all models include, side curtain airbags, panic brake assist, and electronic stability control. The PRO-4X and the SL trims feature standard hands free Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Fiesta: The name says it all about this engaging B-size contender that has its 4-door sedan or 5-door hatch utilitarianism somehow infused with the playful DNA of a go-kart. Its pushbutton-start 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4 is a willing partner to either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed dualclutch automatic, the latter delivering as much as 40 mpg (hwy) when bundled in the available Super Fuel Economy package that also brings along specific aero enhancements and low-rolling-resistance tires. A comprehensive safety suite including AdvanceTrac electronic stability control and a virtual cocoon of seven airbags is standard, and the Fiesta fairly bristles with class-exclusive communications and entertainment technology. Buy it for frugality or fun.