The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is an athletic SUV designed to bring on-road performance driving to the traditional Land Rover off-road experience. It enters its second generation in 2014, with bold, revised styling inside and out and additional standard equipment, along with a new lightweight all-aluminum monocoque platform and new powertrains.
The five-passenger Range Rover Sport is now available in four trim levels: SE, HSE, Supercharged and Autobiography. The SE and HSE are powered by a new 340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, while the Supercharged and Autobiography trims boast the carryover 510-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Both powerplants feature Both powerplants feature new start/stop technology, which shuts the engine down during temporary stops to save fuel, and are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode; additionally, Supercharged and Autobiography trims get steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Full-time four-wheel drive with Land Rover's acclaimed "Terrain Response" system helps tackle a wide range of off-road conditions, while Supercharged and Autobiography trims add Adaptive Dynamics with variable suspension dampening for sportier handling and an active locking rear differential. Standard equipment on the SE includes a power liftgate, 19-inch aluminum wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and tail lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, passive entry/start, a new Meridian audio system and voice-activated hard drive-based navigation with internal memory storage; HSE and Supercharged trims add a panoramic sunroof, fog lights, 20-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Autobiography trims are further outfitted with 21-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam assist, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, three-zone automatic climate control and upgraded audio with HD and satellite radio. Standard safety features on all trims include eight airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control with traction control and roll mitigation, and a rearview camera with front visual display; Autobiography trims also get a surround camera system and blind spot monitoring with closing vehicle sensing and reverse traffic detection.
The Ford Fiesta is a sub-compact, front-wheel drive, five-passenger car. Available in four and five-door bodystyles, the current benchmarks for the sub-compact segment are being tested by the Fiestas styling, comfort and luxury features, technology, and overall practicality.
The Fiesta is offered in three trims, S, SE, and a Titanium model. For 2014 there is the addition of the new ST trim to the hatchback lineup. Power comes from a 120-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. An advanced six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission is optional. The ST gets a turbocharged, direct-injected version of the 1.6-liter that offers nearly 200-hp, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Standard features on all models include air-conditioning, capless fuel filler system, power body-colored mirrors, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, aux audio input jack, electronic power-assisted steering and hill launch assist. Higher trim levels include cruise control, keyless entry, Ford's MyKey system, HD and satellite radio, alloy wheels, power windows, rearview camera with reverse park sensing, SYNC hands-free communications and entertainment system and SYNC with MyFord Touch. Standard safety features include AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, seven airbags including a driver knee airbag, tire pressure monitoring system, engine immobilizer and four-wheel anti-lock brakes.
For 2014, the Fiesta is a refresh with new interior and exterior styling, feature changes across the entire lineup and the addition of the ST performance hot hatch.
The CC is a Passat-sized sedan wrapped in a dramatic and stylish four-door coupe-like body with flowing lines and a bold face.
Power comes from either a 200-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, or a 280-hp 3.6-liter narrow-angle V6 (VR6). The VR6 is available in front-wheel drive or 4MOTION all-wheel drive, while the 2.0T only comes with front-wheel drive models. The CC carries five people in sport-type leatherette seats (leather in the Executive models). Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, panic brake assist, bi-xenon headlights, six airbags, LED brakelights, front row seatbelt pretensioners and a tire pressure monitoring system. Features such as a panoramic sunroof, Dynaudio stereo system, navigation system, back-up camera and satellite radio are also standard on some trim levels, optional on others.
For 2014, a new 2.0T Executive trim is available that brings the premium equipment from the VR6 down to the 2.0T engine. An easy-open foot activated trunk is now standard on the Executive trims.
The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car with handsome styling and nice lines. It has excellent interior space and standard safety equipment.
The Elantra is available in Sedan and Coupe body styles. Both body styles have seating for five and class-topping cargo capacity. One engine is offered; a 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC are available. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control with traction control and six airbags. Available features include a power sunroof, turn signal equipped exterior mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front and rear seats, leather seating surfaces, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth and more.
A Coupe variant has been added to the Elantra line-up for 2013. The sedan GLS trim now sports 16-inch wheels and tires, cruise control, air-conditioning and a telescoping steering wheel. The sedan Limited trim gains a power driver seat with lumbar.
The modern Nissan 370Z falls in line with the Z cars of the past. Designed with performance, style and value in mind, it's a pure two-seater sports car in every respect.
The 370Z is offered in both coupe and roadster body styles, with three trim levels: Base, Touring, and the track-inspired NISMO edition (coupe only). The Base and Touring models are powered by a 332-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic with manual mode and paddle shifters. The performance-oriented NISMO boasts a 350-hp 3.7-liter V6, mated to a six-speed manual transmission with SyncroRev Match, providing smooth and seamless transitions from gear to gear. The Base trim is equipped with bi-xenon HID headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a CD player and the Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry system with push-button start; Touring trims are further outfitted with heated leather-appointed seats, satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. An available Sport package for Base and Touring trims adds items that are standard on the NISMO, including 19-inch forged alloy wheels, spoilers, a limited slip differential, larger sport brakes and SynchroRev Match with the manual transmission. Safety features found on every 370Z include six airbags, electronic stability and traction control systems, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, active anti-whiplash head restraints, LED tail lights and a tire pressure monitoring system.