Monthly Archives: October 2014

2014 Ford Transit Connect – Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

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A cargo van with a bit of love.

If you’re going to make a cargo van, why not make it drive like a normal car? Any fleet manager with half a sense would ridicule this idea in efforts to save costs. But for any small business owner, this idea makes perfect sense. The Transit Connect is all about that – a dual edged sword that can both haul your “business stuff” while making the process a comfortable one.  The Ford Transit Connect Wagon variation spins the basic version into a more family oriented and versatile vehicle with added second and third row seats that fold with optional leather seats and side windows. Ford also offers the Wagon Titanium model with standard options including a heated six-way power adjustable driver seat, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, and dual climate control.

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost, Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0LIt’s got a small engine, but with a big heart.

Squeezing out mileage by compacting engine displacement and reducing cylinders is an obvious feat.  The real problem creeps in when trying to make a car drive well with an engine that underwent liposuction.  And that is exactly where the Ford Fiesta 1L EcoBoost shines.  Despite its miniature single liter 3 cylinder engine, the Ford Fiesta 1L still manages to hit the spots where it means most.  The 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost is a well executed fun and forgiving 5 door hatchback that offers sports-like handling, good fuel economy, and a generally easy and practical car for everyday use.

2014 Ford CMAX Hybrid – Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

A more practical approach to a hybrid hatchback

Without a doubt, the Prius reigns supreme when it comes to the bare bone hybrid hatchback.  And for  the more luxury inclined, Lexus also offers the up-scaled CT200h.  The Ford C-MAX Hybrid aims to fill in the gap with a more granular set of purchase options at a more relaxed price point.  Even with its lower asking price compared to the Lexus CT200h, you can still expect excellent fuel economy, sports-like handling, an an overall practical car for everyday use.

2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid – Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

Blue Hybrid SECaptivating Looks with Minimal Fuel Demands

Until free energy is made available, the alternate hybrid power train system remains the most dominant and practical method of clean(er) energy.  Speaking of dominant, the hybrid idea spawned over a decade ago by the Prius.  And since then, it has been widely adopted by practically all automakers offering a hybrid power train option in pretty much every vehicle class.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited

2.0T Limited

2015 Hyundai Sonata Overview

You don’t have to be rich to enjoy a luxurious ride.  This was the promise made by the redesigned Hyundai Sonata last year and to this date, the statement still rings true. But holding aside its bold words, it still faces stiff competition in the mid-size compact sedan class.  The Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Mazda 3 are only a small list of strong contenders

2015 Hyundai Genesis HTRAC 5.0 Review

HTRAC 5.0

2015 Hyundai Genesis Overview

Shoving a plateful of high-tech gadgetry into a car is one thing.  But properly executing all its features in a flawless manner possesses an entirely different realm of difficulties.  Somehow, Hyundai managed to perfectly polish both sides of the coin.  The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is quite possibly the most technologically sound luxury sedan that’s out on open roads.