Posts tagged "family sedan"

2016 Kia Optima SX Limited 2.0T - My Blue Family Sedan Heaven - Quick Review

Redesigned 2016 Kia Optima SX-Limited is intent on breaking out from the tight mid-size family sedan mid-pack position.<br> <br>Pricing starts < $23K, with this top trim Horizon Blue SX-L version stickering at $36,615.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) At the head of the pack there are two cemented in popularity. For the rest of the mid size family sedan pack, none is going break out based on good looks or performance alone.   But it sure can’t... Read more »

2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD - Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Family Haul - Quick Review

2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD exists because many Americans "enjoy" Four Seasons. This Twilight Blue Metallic tester comes fully equipped at $33,080.
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Car and Driver recently culled some data showing that only 8-10% of American buyers of volume family cars demand the greatest possible tractive control afforded by All-Wheel Drive. This despite 52-60% of non-luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles... Read more »

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T & 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 - Fortified for Enthusiast Families - Comparison Review

America's Front-drive Family Dragsters: <br> <br> (TOP): 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T well contented, but sans moonroof or Navigation, at $29,510<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6, loaded at $35,668 <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Toyota entered its “Camry” body shell into NASCAR (North American Stock Car Automotive Racing) competition in 2007. Ford since entered a Fusion shell onto the typical NASCAR rear drive chassis with 5.8L V-8... Read more »
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2014 Nissan Altima + 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T - Mid-Size Family Matters - Comparison Review

(LEFT) 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 in Metallic Slate. Starting at just over $22,000 with CVT automated transmission. Our $30,106 SL tester included leather, moonroof, HD navigation and blind spot, lane departure and rear moving object warning.<br>  <br> (RIGHT) 2014 Volkswagen 1.8T in Platinum Grey. $21,000 buys a base 5-speed manual. This $31,715 SEL Premium automatic model featured 18" alloy wheels, LED trim lights, leather trim, moonroof and HD navigation. <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Last year crossover / sports utility vehicles outsold passenger cars in the United States. Yet 1.8 million Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, Nissan Altimas, Ford Fusions, Hyundai Sonatas and Chevy Malibus found homes here.... Read more »

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video

2014 Mazda6 Sport - "Just The Way You Are" - Review / Video
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – You know you are spoiled rotten when you are able to do the following in a car: 1) Slip into a thorax molded, hip hugging seat 2) Grab onto a perfectly sized, fully... Read more »

2012 Toyota Camry XLE - It's In the Special Sauce

The all-new for 2012 Toyota Camry XLE. Ours was a quest for the "Special Sauce" key to ranking this seventh generation of mid-size family sedan the third best selling vehicle in America only after the Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado light trucks.
Years of speculation and innuendo recently prompted the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain to release the recipe for the “Special Sauce” served on its famed “Big Mac” burger. A 2012 Toyota Camry XLE just spent a week with us at the friendly confines of “Drive…He Said. ”  Unable to send the Camry to the... Read more »
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL - Got Luggage?

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL - Got Luggage?
* * * * * * * * * * * * Remember the last time you wanted to load up four adults and their attendant three full size suitcases into the family sedan for the week-long trip to visit the long lost relatives in Indiana, Ohio or Iowa (throwing in Wisconsin and Michigan so... Read more »