Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

2013 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost 4WD SUV – Review, Specs, Exernal, Internal, 0-60 pmh, Startup

Review of 2013 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost 4WD. Overall it’s a very nice package. Price is competitive too, considering all the features not all of which are even offerred by luxury brands, let alone mainstream ones.However, I do debate the usefulness of the trunk opening feature. While it would make sense on the sedan or coupe where the trunk lid opens vertically, the SUV back door swings out and up on a curve necessistating as author mentions step back. I will take trunklid opening button on the remote over this any time. Think about it. You are loaded with shopping bags, or home improvement supplies and may be a baby in your arms you come up to dance under the bumper then take immediate step back while balancing your load to avoid being slammed in the face. Did Ford actually conducst usability test on this feature? Vehicle layout of 2013 Ford Escape Titanium: front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV. Engine is 2.0L, 240-hp, 270-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4. 2013 Ford Escape Titanium 0-60 mph is 6.8 sec; braking, 60-0 mph: 123 ft. Transmisstion: 6-speed automatic. Review of 2012. Please leave your opinion about this car, click “Like” and subscribe to this channel.
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Honda Urban SUV Concept and 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Make Canadian

Honda Urban SUV Concept and 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Make Canadian
14, 2013 /CNW/ – Honda Canada provided a glimpse into the future of driving at today's Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto with the unveiling of the Honda Urban SUV Concept and the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid – two vehicles designed with …
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New V-6 Proves Itself on Test Track for the 2013 Terrain

When the 2013 Terrain goes on sale later this year, its optional 3.6L V-6 will make it the quickest, most powerful iteration yet of GMC’s small SUV. After final testing, engineers confirm the new engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds. “Straight-line acceleration to 60 in under seven seconds is a great proof point for the 2013 Terrain, but the benefit this engine upgrade has for drivers goes much deeper,” said Essy Ipakchian, lead development engineer for the Terrain. “They’ll notice improved passing power with fewer downshifts, as well as stronger towing performance.” The SAE-certified 301-horsepower, 3.6L engine uses technologies like direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to deliver power and torque gains accompanied by EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that are equal to its predecessor — 17/24 mpg for front-drive models and 16/23 mpg when paired with Terrain’s all-wheel drive system. Torque output is rated at 272 lb-ft, a gain of 22.5 percent. Towing capacity for the Terrain V-6 is rated at 3500 pounds. “This new 2013 Terrain engine delivers the uncompromised performance our customers desire,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It’s the most powerful V-6 the brand has ever produced, and our engineers deserve credit for achieving that without sacrificing fuel economy.” Terrain’s 3.6L engine replaces the current 3.0L V-6 in the third quarter of 2012 with the arrival of 2013 models. It will be available as a standalone

2013 NAIAS: Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

2013 NAIAS: Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept By www.oncars.in If produced, the CrossBlue Concept will spawn a new flagship SUV for VW. Volkswagen has unveiled a new SUV concept called the CrossBlue. While ‘Cross’ stands for crossover; the ‘Blue’ indicates the plug-in hybrid diesel drivetrain that propels the SUV. It pairs a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine with two electric motors — one that spins the front wheels and another one that independently spins the rear axle. The drivetrain is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission which extracts 305 PS of power and a colossal 700 Nm of torque from the setup. The package is good for a 0-100 km sprint of 7.2 seconds! View More Stories On bit.ly Visit www.OnCars.in for the latest news, reviews, car comparisons and in-depth car research tools that help you make an informed choice about buying a new car by providing you with the on-road price of the car in your city and giving you the ability to book a test drive of the car from the convenience of your living room!
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Honda News- 2014 Honda Fit – Honda Fit 4×4, Rumors 2013 Honda Civic, FREE Honda Gear

2014 Honda Fit 4×4 or AWD? 2014 Honda Fit SUV? expanding its Honda Fit family. 2013 Honda Civic rumors. HondaPro Jason reviews it all. FREE Honda winter hat give-a-way (again) and of course the Fun Fact! Enjoy, learn, laugh and SHARE HondaPro Jason is one of the top car Salesman at Schaumburg Honda Automobiles in Schaumburg IL Do you like my intro music? Check out all the tracks here itunes.apple.com
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