2012 Buick Verano Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/buick/verano/2012/ The 2012 Buick Verano is a good indication of the American luxury car maker's path towards the future. The decision to set their sights on a younger market can be seen by Buick's new design language, as well as their move towards smaller and more fuel efficient engines. One such vehicle hat benefits from these moves is the affordable entry level Verano. In fact the base price for the 2012 Buick Verano is $22,585.
The Buick Verano is built on the same chassis as the Chevrolet Cruise. The 2012 Buick Verano is powered by a direct injection 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures are 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The Verano also features StabilitTrak with Traction Control to keep you safe on the road. Speaking of safety the Verano sports ten standard airbags and was named a 2012 IIHS Top Safety pick.
On the inside the 2012 Buick Verano is very comfortable. The car's design is compact but it fits what the vehicle is intended to do. The steering wheel is nice and compact and the integrated controls are right where they are supposed to be. All the materials including the premium ribbon fabric lining many of the interior parts gives the feel of luxury. The wood trim is nice and warm feeling. And the Verano benefits from something called Quiettuning Technology which adds Acoustic Laminated Glass, Triple-Sealed Doors, and better Chassis Dynamics for a much quieter ride for the occupants. The optional GPS Navigation System is a must have. The Verano comes Bluetooth enabled and the BOSE Premium Sound System sounds incredible.
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Electric Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Volt may
be the most technologically advanced and cutting edge vehicle on the market
today. Chevy calls the extended range electric Volt the car of the future.
The majority of the time the Volt is powered by pure electricity that come
from the batteries; but when you exceed the range of the battery pack, its
gasoline burning internal combustion engine acts like a generator, kicking
in to create electricity. So in a sense the 2012 Chevy Volt is a plugin
electric vehicle that also works like a hybrid that can generate its own
electricity. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt has a base price of $39,145.
The Volt gets its electricity from a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It
costs less than $2 to charge a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The car can run on
electricity from the battery for about 35 miles. This makes the Volt a
perfect car for those who have a short daily commute. With the gasoline
generator creating power, the Volt can go for 375 miles without having to
refuel. There are also systems built into the interactive LCD screens in
the das that help you drive more efficiently.
On the safety side the Volt made it to the IIHS List of Top Safety Picks
for 2012. The structure of the Chevrolet Volt is made from reinforced
high-strength steel. There are also eight airbags to protect the drive and
passengers. The Volt benefits from StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
as well as traction control. These systems help to keep the Volt on the
road and the driver in control no matte the road conditions.
On the outside the Volt looks pretty futuristic. But the shape of the car
was specifically designed to cut through the air with the least amount of
wind resistance as possible. With a drag coefficient of 0.281; the 2012
Chevrolet Volt has one of the lowest figures among production cars. The
lower the better the more sleek the vehicle is. And the Volt still looks
like a sporty car unlike other hybrids that all have the familiar wedge
shape. The Volt comes with stylish 17-inch chrome rims wrapped in
low-rolling resistance tires that aid in the fuel economy department.
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2012 Lexus LS 460L Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/ls-460/2012/?id=32972 The original Lexus LS
400 debuted back in 1989 and helped to redefine what a luxury car is as
well as where a luxury car maker can come from. Asian automakers are known
for customer service, dependability, and refinement; and the 2012 Lexus LS
460L is just as exemplary of what a luxury should be as the original. The
base model short wheelbase LS 460 starts at $67,630 with the top of the
line AWD Long Wheelbase version bringing the price all the way up to
The 2012 Lexus LS 460L is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 engine that makes 380
horsepower and 367
lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a slick shifting 8-speed automatic.
The powerful engine and transmission help the LS 460L achieve 0-60 MPH in
5.4 seconds. Pretty great for a heavy full-size luxury sedan. Fuel economy
is pretty good at 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The LS 460 host a whole bunch of great features and technology. From a
driving and performance perspective the 2012 Lexus LS 460L features dual
variable valve timing, an 8-speed transmission as mentioned above, variable
gear ratio steering, electronic power steering, and direct injection. You
can choose between RWD or AWD with enhanced traction control. The Lexus LS
460L has a sophisticated adaptive variable air suspension. This suspension
relies on air springs that are controlled from inside the cabin. The driver
can choose between three different suspension setting between sporty and
On the outside the Lexus LS 460L looks the part of a full fledge luxury
car. The paint hob features a wet-sanded finish that increases luster and
depth. The headlights are HID with an Adaptive Front Lighting Feature. The
taillights feature LEDs which are more noticeable than regular bulbs. The
sport edition comes with huge 19-inch alloy rims along with a cool sporty
grille. The technology found on the Lexus LS 460L is the best stuff that
Toyota has to offer. You get dynamic radar cruise control, an advanced
parking guidance system, intuitive park assist, SmartAccess, a backup
camera, power trunk, touch screen navigation, and more.
The great thing about the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is that it has a great resale
value and the vehicle is very dependable.
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2012 Hyundai Equus Test Drive & Luxury Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/hyundai/equus/2012/?id=32972 Everything you would
expect in a luxury sedan can be found in the 2012 Hyundai Equus. In fact
the Equus is a very nice alternative to Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes at a more
affordable price. The Equus is a RWD long wheel base luxury sedan with a
base price of $59,000. This is $15k-$30k less than is competition!
When the Equus was first launched in this country it came with a very
respectable 4.6 liter engine. But the engine certainly did not have the
guts to match up to some of the competitors in the luxury car segment. For
the 2012 model year the Equus gets an updated GDI 5.0 liter V-8 engine
produces huge numbers at 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures are
15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.
Hyundai has gone to great lengths to shed the image that their cars lack
character. Well the new fluidic design element is evident on the 2012
Hyundai Equus. Up front the Equus shares the same style front grill as the
Genesis sedan. HID Xenon headlights equipped with LED turn signals really
accent the exterior of this luxury sedan. The 19-inch chrome wheels are
also a great touch and they perfectly accentuate the other chrome accents
parts on the exterior. The Equus can easily be mistaken for a Lexus or
other high-end luxury cars.
If you got behind the wheel of a 2012 Hyundai Equus, you might think you
are in a Lexus LS 460. The gauges are very similar to that of other
high-end luxury cars and the seat adjustments are located on the door just
like they are in a Mercedes S550. There is an 8-inch navigation unit that
also displays driver information located in the center dash. The whole
interior is wrapped in high quality leather. There are lovely wood accents
throughout. The audio is handled by a 608-watt Lexicon sound system. The
driver's seats are 12-way adjustable and feature both heating and cooling.
In the back there are two premium first-class seats that can recline and
feature leg support. The center console in the rear is a mini fridge. The
2012 Hyundai Equus combines all the best features found on other luxury
cars in one great package.
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2012 Audi S5 Coupe Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/audi/s5/?id=32972 The 2012 Audi S5 is one
of the most impressive coupes on the road today and is one of the best
looking luxury coupes on the market. The S5 stands out in a crowd thanks to
the German sports car's aggressive styling and upscale LED daytime running
lights. The 2012 Audi S5 starts out with a base price of $53,900 and climbs
all the way up to $69,900 for the top of the line Special Edition.
The 2012 Audi S5 coupe is powered by a direct injection 4.2 liter V-8
engine that makes 354 horsepower and 325 lb-ft.
Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic Tiptronic.
Fuel economy is 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. Performance
figures are impressive as the 2012 Audi S5 rockets from 0-60 MPH in 4.9
seconds thanks to the Quattro AWD system with a top speed of 155 MPH.
On the outside the 2012 Audi S5 keeps the classic coupe shape with a hint
of Audi R8 supercar style. The S-Line gets all kinds of cool badges on the
exterior as well as on various interior pieces like the doorsills. There is
also a set of beautiful alloy 19-inch rims wrapped in summer high
performance tires. Out back the double quad-tip Exhaust system not only looks great but adds to
the performance and sound of the S5. Only S-Line vehicles from Audi come
with Aluminum side mirrors; that's one way to identify these luxury sports
cars. But all these items pale in comparison to Audi's signature LED
On the inside the 2012 Audi S5 coupe is all about luxury and technology.
The first thing you notice is the stylish and sporty leather seats that are
available wrapped in Silk Nappa leather with available Alcantara inserts.
The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and features and S-Line badge
integrated on it along with integrated infotainment controls. The sound
system is a top of the line 505 watt Bang & Olufsen unit. Bluetooth
connectivity is standard and the S5 features Audi's high-tech MMI
Navigation unit. With the advanced key; the car automatically locks and
unlocks itself when you are around. Also the push button start system is a
must have for any respectable luxury car.
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Buick Verano Review
Our review of the new 2012 Buick Verano.
2012 Buick Verano review
Buick introduces a compact near-luxury sedan based on the popular Chevrolet
Cruze platform. By adding more power, sound insulation and refinement to an
already comfortable car, the Verano is unique in the marketplace.
2012 Buick Verano
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Verano is Exhibit A that a smaller car can
hit a big sweet spot. Tom Voelk drives this Buick for a week and finds a
very appealing car that has no real direct competitor from Europe or Asia.
2012 Buick Verano review from Consumer Reports
Buick tried to build a premium compact sedan, but comes up a bit short.
Based on the Chevrolet Cruze, the Buick Verano is very quiet and has some
unique luxury features. Learn more about the Buick Verano and other sedans
on our website: http://bit.ly/L4awlF
MVS - 2012 Buick Verano
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2012 Buick Verano. We will take a
look at everything from the exterior features to the interior features and
everything else in between.
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2014 Buick Verano Turbo Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Verano turbo is a small and sporty sedan that packs a
powerful turbo-charged punch. This
speedy Buick has plenty of power and style to make it a fun to drive
front-wheel-drive rocket. In another accurate,fun and informative review,
Nathan drives and test the new 2014 Buick Verano turbo in the hills above Los Angeles, California.
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