Bullish? New Ford Taurus SEL Full Test by Inside Line
FOR FULL TAURUS ARTICLE @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=152786?tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* Car Prices & Info: http://www.edmunds.com Join our Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/insideline_ com See Hi-Res Videos: http://www.hulu.com/edmunds-in side-line If the big American car is so evil, why is it that everybody is going to so much trouble to make them? If you're just driving to the grocery store, you won't get what the 2010 Ford Taurus Limited is about. It's almost too big to fit into the new breed of narrow parking spaces they've got down there. You'll just have to park in the far corner of the big lot at Meijer and hope they send a tram to shuttle you to the door. Instead you've got to lift your horizons and drive across the country on a summer vacation, maybe see those 40-foot statues of Paul Bunyan and eat that bad barbecue. It turns out that American cars really invented all this high-speed stuff that European brands associate with autoroutes, autostradas and motorways. You want a nice long wheelbase, some weight to suppress ride motions and a useful amount of lead at the tip of the arrow. No surprise then that the Ford Taurus is utterly unflustered by highway travel. What is a surprise is how well it does the job, as its tires practically dance over seams in the pavement. Nothing else that pretends to be an affordable American sedan can match this car on the open road.
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If you're Ken Block, tire smoke is in your soul. That's what this 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI by Ken Block is about. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/
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Nissan Leaf driven, Mercedes E-class, Mazda concept, Audi R8 Spider by Sky Motoring. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/
Caddy Baddy: 2010 Cadillac SRX @ 2009 NAIAS
CHECK OUT INSIDELINE.COM FOR MORE ON THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/detroit/2009/2010cadillacsrx.ht ml If you listen to Cadillac, the problem with the outgoing CTS-based SRX has been that it looks too much like a CTS wagon. Its roof line and hood were too long, the thinking goes. It was not convincing enough as an SUV-ish thing. Whatever. We liked it. But for the 2010 model year, Cadillac takes another stab at the two-row crossover market with a new SRX that's aimed squarely at the Lexus RX 350. The new five-seater might carry the same name, but it's a different breed of cat than the vehicle it replaces. There will be no V8 or optional third-row seating. And instead of using the CTS's excellent platform that gives you the choice between rear- and all-wheel drive, the new SRX uses a front- and all-wheel-drive architecture that it will share with the upcoming Saab 9-4X. This means the SRX swaps its sophisticated front suspension with dual control arms for simpler (and cheaper) struts. A real-time damping system, similar to that now featured on the Escalade, will be optional, but the current SRX's sophisticated (and expensive) optional Magnetic Ride Control system will not be offered. And the 2010 model will be built in Mexico instead of Lansing, Michigan. The new vehicle, which goes on sale in the second quarter of 2009, has the coveted SUV-ish proportions Cadillac felt the old vehicle lacked. It's shorter in overall length by 5 inches than the old car, and rides on a wheelbase that's 5.5 inches shorter. But it's 2.5 inches wider than the long-and-slender 2009 model. Maximum cargo space shrinks from 69.5 cubic feet to 61.2. Two new engines will be available in the 2010 model. The base engine is a 3.0-liter version of the familiar 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 used in the CTS sedan. At 260 horsepower, the 3.0-liter makes 5 more horses than the existing car's 3.6-liter, which lacks the direct fuel injection. Owing largely to its smaller displacement, the 3.0-liter makes 33 fewer pound-feet of torque than the old motor. Cadillac says the new V6 should return 10-15 percent better fuel-efficiency than the former V6, which was rated at 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway in the all-wheel-drive SRX. The base V6 is also 15-hp shy of the output from the 2010 RX 350's 3.5-liter. The new optional engine for the SRX is a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6, which makes 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel. Initially a version of the CTS's 3.6-liter was to be the upgrade motor for the SRX, but instead the new turbo engine has been borrowed from the upcoming Saab 9-4X. Both engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions. The base V6 comes with a GM Powertrain Hydra-matic and the turbo motor is bolted to an Aisin Warner-supplied tranny.