Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Base price is just under $27,000. To add all the special features you're looking at $34,000. You're probably not going to buy the FJ Cruiser if gas mileage is your top priority. Fuel economy tops out in the low 20's on the highway but let's face it you're not looking to drive on the pavement.
Ford shows off newest car safety tech including inflatable seatbelts
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) You've certainly heard of airbags but how about inflatable seatbelts that work like tiny airbags embedded in the seatbelt of the car. That's just one of the newest technologies that Ford demonstrates in this TFLcar video report.
2012 Cadillac CTS versus Infiniti M56x All-Wheel-Drive Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport wagon and the Infiniti M56 both come with all-wheel-drive. The Cadillac's Borg Warner system "uses sophisticated controls and algorithms to augment vehicle handling and traction by optimally using grip at both the front and rear wheels," according to Cadillac. It can shift up to 100% of available torque to the front axle if needed. The 2012 Infiniti's M56x All-Wheel-Drive system is designed "specifically for a front engine/rear-wheel drive biased setup. 0 to 50 percent of the power can be sent to the front wheels for better control. The active brake limited slip differential can shift power side to side. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road and driving conditions." according to Infiniti. So which is better up Lick Skillet Road (America's steepest country road) when it's muddy, wet and slick? Watch the video to find out in this All-wheel-drive mashup review.