Comparison Test: 2007 Honda Fit Sport vs. 2008 Scion xD
Kids today, eh? The 2007 Honda Fit Sport and 2008 Scion xD are meant to grab the attention of a generation that knows how to play it loud. These cars are supposed to be all about watts, speaker count and iPod inputs.
Yet they are both so sensible that you'd swear the coveted Gen-Y market was filled with aging no-bones consumers more interested in price and practicality than loud music. And in fact, older drivers are proving to be just as enthusiastic about sensible, stripped-down cars as younger drivers.
2007 BMW M6 Convertible vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
It's not easy to compare the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible and the 2007
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. The whole idea teeters on the brink of the
How relevant is a comparison of a $108,795 BMW M6 to a $189,375 Mercedes
SL? With about a thousand M6 convertibles and less than half as many SL65
AMGs expected to arrive this year, the pool of potential buyers won't get
the soles of your feet wet.
Can Honda Fit Beat Prius? 2008 Honda Fit vs. 2008 Toyota Prius
CHECK OUT THE HYBRID VS. NON-HYBRID COMPARISON:
Consider this: The 2008 Toyota Prius base model costs 50 percent more than
the 2008 Honda Fit base model. Then again, the Prius is 50 percent more
fuel-efficient than the Fit when you look at the EPA's figure for combined
mpg. So how does this add up?
You could save $8,425 right now by buying a $15,420 Honda Fit instead of
the $23,845 Toyota Prius. Of course, if the price of gasoline goes higher,
then the Prius with its EPA combined estimate of 46 mpg will pay you back
for your investment sooner than you'd expect. Then again, the Fit with its
EPA combined estimate of 30 mpg doesn't carry the same penalty of higher
financing charges, insurance costs and taxes as the more expensive Prius,
plus the Toyota will be needing a new $2,585 battery pack when the odometer
shows 100,000-150,000 miles.
Which car is best? It sounds like the kind of question for one of those
money magazines. Yes, we've painted ourselves into a bit of a
projected-cost corner with this comparison of the base models of the 2008
Honda Fit and 2008 Toyota Prius, but we think we can get out without
stepping on too much wet paint
Comparison Test: 2007 BMW 335i vs. 2008 Infiniti G37
After driving the 2007 BMW 335i and 2008 Infiniti G37 Sport, we wonder if
the people who built them thought about anything besides going fast.
Between the twin turbochargers nesting
on the 335i's inline six-cylinder and the large-displacement V6 that gives
the G37 its name, we're waist-deep in a level of engine might that recalls
an E46 BMW M3 — and we've scarcely passed the $40,000 price barrier.
Toyota Yaris / Honda Fit / Hyundai Accent / Nissan Versa / Chevrolet Aveo5: Sub-Compact Shootout
In search of the ideal sub-compact we gathered together five of the least
expensive and most fuel efficient cars on the market to compare them
head-to-head and determine which car has it all.
Fun, fuel-efficient and inexpensive are just a few of the adjectives that
describe the ideal sub-compact car. But often these little runabouts also
get tagged with some less than glamorous terms like: cramped, cheap and
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2008 Scion xD/ Quick Drive
Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes you through the 2008 Scion xD.
Shot, produced and edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
Scion xD Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT:
Scion xD. You may not know it but this is a golden era for entry-level car
buyers. Think about it -- at one time a small budget meant buying a small
car with limited equipment and even more limited style. Things are
different now. Not only do inexpensive cars come decently equipped but some
are even considered cool.
Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Scion xD.
The Scion brand has done a masterful job of building their vehicles as
blank palettes, designed to satisfy the custom-car dreams of
twenty-something year-old hipsters. Look beyond the marketing hype however,
and the Scion xD emerges as a logical choice for anyone who needs a
sensible car at a fair price. For more new car reviews, interviews and
automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.
Honda Fit Sport Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Adams Motorsports Park with the gold standard
of small cars: The Honda Fit. We analyze the name literally: How much will
it fit? and How Sporty is it?
2007 Honda Fit
The Fuel Show take a look at the 2007 Honda Fit. This is segment two from
the 10/22/06 Fuel Show
DRIVE Honda Fit Sport
The weather outside is frightful. Is the Honda Fit Sport delightful? Emmy
Award winning automotive writer Tom Voelk is forced to test Honda's
versatile hatchback inside when a blizzard hits Seattle.
2010 Scion xD
Cars.com's Dave Thomas takes a look at the 2010 Scion xD. It competes with
the Chevrolet Aveo5 and Nissan Versa.
Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery and Eric Rossi
Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
Rally Co-Driving with the Scion Racing Rally Team in the 2013 Scion xD - The J-Turn Ep. 10
On this episode of The J-Turn, Jessi Lang finds out what it takes to be a
rally co-driver. With the help of Scion Racing Rally driver Andrew
Comrie-Picard and his co-driver Jeremy Wimpey, she learns the basics of
recce, how to write pace-notes, and how and when to call them. As Jessi
quickly learns, being a good co-driver means being many things at once-- a
navigator, a rule-enforcer, a time-keeper, and a pace notes reader, to name
a few, and is one of the most demanding roles a racer can play.
To show Jessi the ropes, the team uses Scion's new xD rally car, which
debuted earlier this year at the Sno*Drift Rally on January 25th. Powered
by a 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE that's fed by a GReddy turbo, the xD has received several upgrades this
year including a Boost in horsepower, a dog engagement
transmission, a new suspension, and better weight distribution.
Vehicle Make: Scion
Vehicle Model: xD
Model Year: 2013
Series: Rally America
Engine: 1.8L 2ZR-FE, GReddy turbohorsepower:
Torque: 265 ft-lbs
Weight: 2,455 lbs
Transmission: 5 Speed Syncro
Tires: BFGoodrich G-force (195x70x15)
Wheels: Rays TE37
Suspension: Tein Coilovers
Body: Five Axis
0-60 mph: 4.3 sec (est.)
1/4 mile: 13.4 @ 110 MPH (est.)
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