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TORRANCE, California — The Toyota Venza SportLux from Street Image is intended to showcase the performance potential of the Japanese automaker's new crossover vehicle. It's headed for the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas next month.
The Venza SportLux was envisioned as a potential factory tuner model, with an aero body kit, interior modifications and additional performance hardware.
Exterior add-ons include a six-piece lip spoiler, a rear hatch spoiler, a custom grille and an integrated hood scoop. The SportLux rides on 24-inch Toyo Proxes 4 performance tires mounted on Chrome Cognac No. 20 wheels.
Chassis enhancements include TRD brakes with forged calipers as well as a height-adjustable coil-over tuned suspension. Street Image has fitted a TRD Supercharger, high-pressure radiator cap and oil filler cap, as well as a cold-air intake system, heavy-duty battery and dual center-exit stainless steel Exhaust system.
Seats are upholstered in black and burgundy leather, with black suede accents. The Eclipse in-vehicle entertainment system includes 1,000- and 1,500-watt amplifiers and an in-dash navigation unit.
Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
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They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most
pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if
fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase,
then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable
Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today,
either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to
save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique
qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked.
The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two
weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're
designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them,
packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their
performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs.
the Fit's exceptional utility.
In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer
looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel
economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25
percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation
score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended
picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Unleashed @ 2008 SEMA
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LAS VEGAS — Ford gave journalists an early look today at the F-150 SVT
Raptor, a high-performance off-road truck that will make its world debut at
the 2008 SEMA Show.
Designed for hard-core off-road use, the F-150 SVT Raptor gets a long list
of suspension upgrades along with unique bodywork and an optional 6.2-liter
V8 engine. The Raptor is the first application of the new 6.2-liter V8 and
although its specifications haven't been finalized, Ford officials said to
expect around 400 horsepower and 400
pound-feet of torque.
A 5.4-liter 3-valve V8 is the standard engine. Both engines are backed by a
six-speed automatic transmission. All Raptors will come standard with
four-wheel drive and a locking rear differential.
Suspension upgrades include new upper and lower A-arms up front, retuned
leaf springs in back and a set of race-quality Fox Racing Shox that combine
to allow up to 11.2 inches of travel up front and 13.4 inches in back.
The track is 7 inches wider than a standard F-150, so the Raptor also gets
wider front and rear fenders along with longer half-shafts and a revised
tie rod to maintain proper suspension geometry. The standard 17-inch wheels
are cast aluminum while the specially designed BFGoodrich tires measure
The interior features bucket seats with additional side bolstering,
metallic door trim, a unique SVT instrument panel and a set of
console-mounted auxiliary switches for owner-installed accessories.
Ford officials said they expect to begin production of the F-150 SVT Raptor
in the summer of 2009.
2009 Toyota Venza V6
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As soon as you see the 2009 Toyota Venza V6, you know what it is. So how
come there are all these questions about whether it's a crossover, a
minivan in disguise, a tall wagon or a soft-riding SUV? Really, get over
it. Toyota brought it to us, not aliens from another planet.
Mark Cooledge knows what it is. The 34-year-old insurance network manager
from Texas is finding life a little tight in his Toyota Camry with his wife
and two small children. He isn't convinced his family needs a minivan, but
he wants more space, more practicality. And maybe the Venza is it.
Cooledge is just the buyer Toyota was counting on when it designed the 2009
Toyota Venza, so we let him take the wheel with us so we could get past the
labels and figure out what it does best.
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Sit in on the media launch of the 2009 Toyota Venza held in Jacksonville,
FL., Dec. 9-10, 2008.
Walk around the new 2009 Toyota Venza.
Crash Test 2009 Toyota Venza / Toyota Mark X Zio (Frontal Impact) IIHS
2009 Top Safety Pick 2009 Toyota Venza: good performance in front, side,
and rear tests and standard electronic stability control
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Acceptable Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Toyota Venza was introduced in the 2009 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During
rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs
indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this
severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the
steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be
possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.
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2009 Toyota Venza. Larger than a Camry but still smaller than the RAV4, the
Toyota Venza features a handy rear hatch, a convenient step-in ride height
and decent highway fuel economy. Although Toyota doesnt label it as such,
we like to think of the Venza as a fresh take on the station-wagon,
offering everything we loved in wagons of yore but in an updated, sleek,
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