( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Infiniti FX50 S is a 390 horsepower all-wheel-drive luxury rocket on 21 inch wheels. So naturally we couldn't help but wonder if it's the ultimate ski car to take up to the top of Colorado's Loveland 12,000 foot Pass? It has everything you would want in the ultimate ski car except perhaps one small thing and that would be a turbo to help the engine breath better at altitude. So how does the 2012 Infiniti FX50 S drive and handle up one of Colorado's highest mountain passes? Check out this first drive video review to find out.
2012 KIA Soul 0-60-0 MPH Performance Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 KIA Soul with the 2.0L is certainly no hot rod. It's more of a funky and a bit boxy people (or it it hamster) mover? We recently had the chance to put 2012 KIA Soul to the test with our 0-60-0 MPH measure of a car's performance. So how did the Soul do when compared to the other car's that we tested? Just watch this video to find out.
2012 Infiniti G25 AWD 0-60 MPH High Altitude Colorado Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Infiniti G25x drive could be the perfect Colorado car with all weather all-wheel-drive and plenty of room for for skiers and their gear. But how does do when the air gets thin at the Top of Loveland Pass Colorado when we try to take it from 0-60 MPH.
2013 Infiniti FX37 AWD: Top 3 Unexpected Surprises
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The newly updated 2013 Infiniti FX37 is tall sports car with optional big and brawny tires. OK, so technically the Infiniti FX37 is a Crossover and not a sports car but it sure rides and handles like a sports car. In fact in our recent Mashup comparison of $53K Crossovers we picked it as the sportiest vehicle of the group. But what's is it like to live with the new 2013 Infiniti FX37? We spend a week driving and getting to know most vehicles that we review and sometimes we discover some unexpected surprises. Here's a brief review that demonstrates the top three unexpected surprises of the new 2013 Infiniti FX37.
2012 Mazda2 versus Infiniti FX50 0-60-0 MPH Performance Mashup Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Mazda 2 and the 2012 Infiniti FX50 have very little in common except for perhaps interior volume. In fact the two vehicles are about $50,000 apart when it comes to price. The Mazda 2 in this video has a sticker price of of around $17K while the Infiniti FX50 is just about $66K. So the question we wanted to answer was just how much more performance can do you get for your extra $50,000 USD. To find out we put the cars to the test to see how fast they go from 0-60 MPH and perhaps more importantly how far many feet it takes them to run from 0-60-0 MPH. If you are curious about the results. Check out the video.
2012 Infiniti G37 IPL Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Infiniti G37 IPL is premium sports coupe in a filled with great German cars. Love it or hate it...there are very few people on the fence when it comes to the Infiniti's fluid styling. Unlike the German rivals the Infiniti is certainly not sculpted but rather looks like something that comes out of a fluid mold. If you notice the grill on the front of the car. Those silver horizontal slats are supposed to look like Japaneses Samurai swords turned on their side facing you.
The car is fast...in fact very fast. But has to be as it competes with cars like the BMW 3 series coupe and the Audi A5 coupe both of which also are spirited performers. But unlike the BMW and Audi the Infiniti does not offer a turbo option...which today is all the rage.
Ride and Handling: In a word "sporty" the car is set up to go around curves quickly and that comes at small price. The cost? Firm (read verging on harsh) ride across bumps and expansion joints.
In this review Dave Erickson drives the Infiniti through rain and snow to get the scoop on this premium luxury sports coupe.
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.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is a muscle car with four doors and enough room for a small family. In this first drive review Dave Erickson (the newest member of the TFLcar team) lives with the Charger SRT8 for a week in Spokane, Washington and comes away impressed with the car's power, speed and bad boy looks. Check out this first drive review of Dodge's newest and meanest Charger
2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year - Competition Overview
Find out how the Range Rover Evoque was chosen as the 2012 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year with this behind the scenes look at the 2012 SUV of the Year test program.
FOR THE COMPLETE STORY on why we picked the Evoque as our 2012 Sport/Utility of the year, click the links below:
2013 Infiniti FX37 Drive & Review: New 3.7L engine revealed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 FX37 isn't all new but the big news is under the hood. Instead of the previous Infiniti's 303-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 this FX37 now gets a bigger 325-hp, 3.7-liter V-6. That's over 20 more ponies to really move what was already a fast car.....even faster. For 2013 you also get standard bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and standard 18-inch alloy wheel and even available 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels. All that means is that the Infiniti FX37 is now up to the task of competing with cars like the Acura ZDX, the BMW X6 the new Mercdes-Benz M Class and even the Range Rover Sport.
At an as tested MSRP of $52,750 the Infiniti FX37 isn't the most expensive of the sporty crossover bunch.....but it certainly might be the most striking and controversial. This is a vehicle that you either love or hate at first sight. There are very few people on the fence when it comes to the Infiniti's almost reptilian hunkered down big-wheeled stance.
2012 Infiniti M37 S HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Infiniti could have copied BMW or Mercedes like so many have before, but they've clearly taken their own road with the M37 S. It delivers the stuff needed to play in this market, the only thing missing are enlightened buyers. Tom Voelk follows a BMW 7 Series in downtown traffic without touching the brake pedal to see how well Distance Control Assist works.
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Jeep Wrangler 0-60 Off-Road Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can both venture off-road into the Colorado Rockies, but one of these vehicles is certainly more capable of taking on the rough stuff, and of course of these vehicles is better on the road, and of course one of these cars is faster 0-60. So which one is the better, faster, on-road and off-road. We put these two cars to the test in the 0-60 Off-Road Mashup Review. Check out this video. You mighty be surprised by the results.
2012 Infiniti M56x first drive review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Infiniti M56X AWD packs a powerful punch. With a 420 horsepower V8 engine and a seven speed automatic transmission this car will rocket from 0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds. That's fast for a car that can easily haul 5 people in style and comfort.