What can C70 drivers do in 30 seconds? Press a button and have their ride transform itself from an all-weather coupe into a wind-in-the-hair convertible. A luxurious four-place cabin is swathed in leather and bedazzled with aluminum accents. The new Premier Plus trim level adds HomeLink, Keyless Drive, a digital compass and rear park assist. Step up to the Platinum and be rewarded with Volvo premium sound and a handy navigation system. Motivation is supplied by a 227-bhp 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder teamed with a 5-speed Geartronic transmission. Safety features include stability control, double-locking doors, a rollover protection system and door-mounted inflatable side curtains to protect heads when the chips are down—and so is the top.
The Hyundai Veloster finally has the engine it deserves. While the exterior of this quirky 3-door divides opinion into the ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ camps, everyone agrees the base model’s 138-bhp inline-4 simply doesn’t have enough grunt. Consider the problem solved, courtesy of the 201-bhp turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder in the Veloster Turbo. You’ll pay more for that extra power but, trust us, the premium is worth it. And while we’re on subject, the Turbo can run on regular unleaded and returns a commendable 26/38-mpg during city and highway driving (when equipped with the 6-speed manual). A 6-speed EcoShift automatic with paddle shifters is also available and has nearly the same mpg ratings. Like the standard Veloster, the Turbo comes loaded with standard features such as air conditioning, Bluetooth phone system, and a stereo including CD/XM/MP3 and a connection for your iPod/iPad. Added to the Turbo are leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, plus a larger and more aggressive front grille.
The Nissan Pathfinder is a mid-size SUV perfectly suited to the urban family lifestyle. It is offered in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, providing performance and styling without sacrificing comfort.
The seven-passenger Pathfinder is available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All trims are powered by a 260-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a CVT transmission. The S trim is well equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a 6-disc CD changer; SV trims add a single disc CD player with satellite radio and MP3 capability, power driver seat and Bluetooth; the SL trim is further outfitted with a power liftgate, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, and Intelligent Key passive entry/start; Platinum trim receives 20-inch alloy wheels, Around View parking aid, and navigation system. Safety features found on every Pathfinder include electronic stability and traction control systems, anti-lock disc brakes, active anti-whiplash head restraints, and a tire pressure monitor with Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system.
The Dodge Charger is a boldly designed full-size four-door sedan which can be factory equipped from mild to wild to suit virtually any buyers needs or desires.
The Charger is available in SE, Rallye, R/T and SRT8 trims. SE and Rallye models come equipped with a 3.6-liter V6. A 370-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 comes on R/T models. SRT8 features a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on Rallye and R/T trims. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, brake assist, active head restraints, curtain airbags and an ignition immobilizer. Available features include HID headlights, heated front and rear seats, satellite radio, blind spot detection, leather trimmed power seats, power adjustable pedals, navigation system, power sunroof and more.
The A5 is Audi's elegant, yet aggressive two-door, four-seat luxury sports coupe/cabriolet.
The A5 is available in three models: 2.0T quattro Coupe, 2.0T quattro Cabriolet and 2.0T FrontTrak Cabriolet. All models are powered by a 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual, an eight-speed automatic with Tiptronic with available paddle shifters, and a Multitronic CVT. Every A5 is equipped with a power sunroof (Coupe only), 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio. A Premium Plus package adds Xenon headlights, LED tail lamps, heated front seats and universal garage door opener. All variants can be further outfitted with a Prestige package that boasts adaptive headlights, MMI navigation plus, Bang & Olufsen premium sound, HD radio and Advanced Key passive entry/start. Standard safety features include six airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic stability and traction control systems, active anti-whiplash front head restraints and a tire pressure monitor. Rear parking sensors, a blind spot monitor and adaptive cruise control with active braking guard are also available.
The Audi A5 receives standard Bluetooth, Homelink and Audi Music Interface for 2014.