Starting at $23.935, the new Toyota Tundra 2011 model is iffered in two grades (Tundra and Tundra Limited), three cab styles (Regular, Double Cab and CrewMax), three wheelbase lengths (126.8, 145.7 and 164.6 inches, depending on model), 4×2 and 4×4 capabilities, totalizing 28 possible configurations.
New 2011 Toyota Tundra offers three cab styles: two-door RegularCab, four-door Double Cab and the super-sized four-door Crew Max with the segment’s leading rear-seat legroom. From the side, the Tundra’s distinct ”barbell” form with pronunced wheel arches conveys the truck’s inherent strength. Character lines and flenders add dimension and strength. Tundra Regular Cab and Double Cab models are offered in standard bed (78.7 inch) or long bed (97.6-inch) configurations while the Crew Max comes with a 66.7-inch bed. All bed are 22.2 – inches deep.
Toyota Tundra 2011 is designed for ”true truckers”, customers who place the greatest demands on their pickups, including ranchers, foremen and construction workers. The driver is surrounded by a U-shaped ”command and control” center that provides an unobstructed view of the road and gauges, while keeping all controls within easy reach. The large door handles and easy-to-turn control knobs can be operated even while wearing work gloves. The 3.4-liter upper glove box can hold a standard Thermos bottle, with additional space available in the 9.5-liter lower glove box.
The huge center console in bucket-seat models can hold a laptop computer or hanging file folder storage, which was a pickup truck first. There are two 12-volt DC power outlets, one on the dash and one in the center console. Crew Max models add a third outlet at the rear of the console. Outlets remain live for up to two hours after the ignition is switched off.
On Double Cab and Crew Max models, the standard power rear windows retract completely into the doors. Regular and Double Cab models offer an optional split sliding rear window. A power vertical slide down rear window is standard on Crew Max.
Inside Tundra 2011, richly textured fabrics and deep-grain lathers are available in four clors. A standard manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel was a first in the segment, and Limited grades offers an avaiable power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Toyota Tundra 2011 offers in-demand user technology, including available Bluetooth phone compatibilty, high-end JBL audio and an optional navigation system with integrated wide-screen rear backup camera. Tundra-grade models come with a standard AM/FM/MP3/CD integrated satellite radio receiver, an auxiliary input and six speakers (four speakers on Regular Cab). Limited models comes standard with JBL AM/FM/MP3/ six discs in-dash CD changer featuring an integrated satellite radio receiver with a complimentary three-month trial subscription to XM Satellite Radio, Aux/USB input with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and 12 speakers with subwoofer (10 speakers on Double Cab).
All 2011 Toyota Tundra models come standard with a versatile dual-zone manual climate control system including a seven-speed blower, sync-mode and a replaceable dust and pollen filter.
Standard on Regular and Double Cab versions of Toyota Tundra 2011 is 4.0 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), aluminium block and heads, and Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS). This engine produces 270 hp @5600 rpm and 278lb.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm.
Another engine disponible is a 4.6 L DOHC 32-valve i-Force V8 with VVT-i, aluminium block and heads and ACIS. This V8 engine produces 310 horse power @ 5600 rpm and 327 lb.-ft.@ 3400 rpm.
Standard on Tundra Crew Max 4×4 2011 Limited is 5.7 liter DOHC 32-valve i-Force V8 engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with VVT-i and ACIS. This engines produces 381hp @ 5600 rpm and 401 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 5.7 liter and 4.6-liter V.8 engines are teamed with a 6-speed Electronically Controled automatic transmission. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard for models with V6 engine.
All Toyota Tundra 2011 models feature the Toyota Star Safety System as standard. This includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST) (this is designed to automatically reduce engine power when both brake and accelerator pdals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions, helping to bring the vehicle to a stop). Tundra was the first full-size pickup to feature standard front seat-monted side and roll-sensing side curtain airbags in all models. The safety features includes also Trailer-sway control, 3-points seats belts in all seatings positions, driver and front outboard passenger airbags, child-protector rear door loocks and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) for outboard passenger seat.
The most important competitors of 2011 Toyota Tundra are Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and Ford F150.
Starting at $17.495 MSRP for base model (2.5i 4-door) the new 2011 Subaru Impreza is available in 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, Outback Sport and WRX trims. For 2011 Subaru introduced a new 4-door version of the Impreza WRX STI performance flagship model. This is the first time that the WRX STI is offered in two body styles (5-door and 4-door).
Starting at $25.495, the Impreza WRX 2011 is disponible in 5 trim levels: WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, WRX STI and WRX STI Limited (at $37.345).
An approximately 1.5-inch increase in front and rear track, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels and tires deliver improved grip in the 2011 new WRX. The standard wheels are now 17×8-in. vs. 17×7-inc. in the 2010 model, and tire size is now 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17.
Both the WRX – 5-door model and 4-door model- featuring a wide-body design for 2011 similar to that WRX STI, underscoring the high-performance character of both models. The new design is based on a ”wide and low” concept and gives both cars an aggressive street presence. In front, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models feature sharpened bumper corners and wider, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles to accentuate the ”wide and low” profile. The newly designed front grille with black base and blacked-out Subaru wing highlights the headlights’ shape to give the entire front end a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and bumper intake openings.
The new wide-body designs mark another major step on the continuous evolution of the WRX to give driving enthusiasts an even more compelling all-wheel drive performance package.
said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.
The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX uses the continuous AWD version of Symmetrical all-wheel drive. A viscous coupling locking center differential nominally distributes torque 50:50. Should slippage occur, this system transfers more power to the wheels with the best traction. The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VCD), stability and traction control system are standard. Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.
All models of Subaru Impreza 2011 (except STI) are powered by 170-horsepower 4-cylinder SubaruBoxer engine. The fuel economy for this engine is 27 MPG highway/ 20 mpg city. The engine of WRX STI and WRX STI Limited is 305 -hp turbocharged with 23 mpg Highway/17 mpg city.
For all 2011 Impreza (except STI) the fully synchronized 5-speed manual transmission is standard. An 4-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission is optional. For WRX STI and STI Limited the standard transmission is a fully synchronized close-ratio 6-speed manual. All-wheel drive is standard for all 2011 Subaru Impreza models.
All models Subaru Impreza 2011 have: a new audio system AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player , six speakers and 3.5mm auxiliary input jack; Bluetooth handsfree calling; iPod control capability; USB port and XM/Sirius Satellite Radio capability. The TOM TOM Navigation System is availablea as an option for the Impreza 2.5i Premium model. A power moonroof and a backup camera are available as an accesory for WRX STI Limited model.
Safety features of 2011 Subaru Impreza include: frontal airbag system, side-curtain airbags, seat-mounted front-side impact airbags, height-adjustable active front-seat head restraints, height-adjustable 3-point front seat belts, rear child-safety door locks, energy-absorbing collapsible steering column and Ring- Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure with front and rear crample zones.
The competitors of Subaru Impreza are Mitsubishi Lancer, Volkswagen GTi and Mazda3.
Starting at $18.295 MSRP and available in 7 trims, Sportage 2011 is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utilityvehicle. The competitors of 2011 Kia Sportage are Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape.
The interior of Kia Sportage 2011 is a big improvement compared with the dowdy trappings of its predecessor. Although most surfaces are rendered in the hard plastics that are unavoidable in anything at this price point, the low-gloss finishes and beveled, masculine shapes help give the materials an upscale look. Feature content ranges from relatively low frills in Base trim to more confortable in the mid-grade LX trim. The lineup is topped by the EX model, which loads on interior extras while dressing up the exterior with chrome trim and rear spoiler.
Compared to the 2010 model, the Kia Sportage 2011 model is 3.5 inches longer, adds 10 percent more cargo space and with its 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, makes more power than the outgoing V.6 power plant and also achieves better fuel economy.
The New Kia Sportage 2011 has room for five people and it has a 60/40 split folding back seats. Standard features include air conditioning, a CD stereo with auxiliary and USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, a tilt steering wheel and height-adjustable front seats. EX trims gain a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, keyless entry, dual-zone air conditioning, a cooled glove box and a power driver’s seat. Available EX feature include leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, push-button start, rear parking sensors and a panoramic roof.
The standard engine for the Kia Sportage 2011 Base, LX and EX models is a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder, aluminium Block and Heads with 176 horsepower and 168 ft.lbs of torque. The SX model of Sportage 2011 comes with an 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo charged engine what produced 260 hp and 264 ft.lbs of torque.
The transmission is a 6-speed manual for Base trim and 6-speed automatic electronically controled overdrive Sportmatic transmission for LX, EX and SX models. Fuel tank capacity is 14.5 gallons.
The estimated MPG is 21 city/29 highway for Base with 2.4 liter engine, manual transmission and Front Wheel Drive. For 2.0 liter engine with 6-speed automatic and all -wheel drive milleage is 21 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
Standard safety features on all new Kia Sportage models include front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front headrests, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction control and stability control as well as hill descent and hill start control. A rear view camera is optional.
Kia’s new Sportage offers plenty of style and substance for drivers seeking a competitively priced compact sport ute. Lighter, more powerful and thriftier on gas than its predecessor, Sportage combines an updated interior with more available amenities and a responsive chassis.
Starting at $16.995 MSRP for base version, the all new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 5 trims (LS, 1LT, 2LT, LTZ and Eco). This compact sedan replaces the Cobalt in Chevrolet’s vehicle lineup. The all-new 2011 Chevy Cruze pushes the limits of the compact segment. It offers a quiet, comfortable ride and a stylish and sturdy body, all at an affordable price.
The competitors of Chevrolet Cruze are Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra.
Cruze challenges conventional compact wisdom with one simple word: more. Its cavernous, quiet interior and beautifully sculpted exterior feel like luxury. Cruze is filled with performance, safety and technology features you won’t believe come in a compact.
All Cruze models share an interior characterized by premium materials and a lengthy roster of unexpected equipment, including leading infotainment. A stereo system that includes MP3 playback capability, six speaker and an auxiliary jack for personal playback devices are standard. A premium Pioneer sound system is available, as well as a USB port for iPod operation. Other available technologies include Bluetooth and a navigation system. The instrument panel is an excellent example of how Cruze eschews espectations of compact cars. It features richly detailed instruments that are backlight with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
The base Chevrolet Cruze 2011 LS trim level is powered by a 1.8-liter inline four -cylinder (136 horsepower, 123 lb-ft of torque). The LT and LTZ trims get a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder (138 horsepower, 148 lb-ft of torque). Both engines are direct-injected, wich increases their fuel economy. The six-speed manual transmission is standard for LS and Eco trims. The six-speed automatic is standard for all LT and LTZ trims.
The Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Eco is a high-mileage version of the Cruze whose modifications improve upon the Cruze’s already respectable fuel economy without adding as much cost as a hybrid system would.
Fuel tank capacity is 12.6 gal. for Eco and 15.6 gal for LS,LT and LTZ trims. The fuel economy in city is 26 MPG for LS (1.8 engine), 24 MPG for LT, 2LT and LTZ (1.4 engine) and 28 MPG for ECO. For highway the milleage is 42 mpg for ECO and 36 mpg for the other trims.
The Chevrolet Cruze 2011 features 10 standard airbags: two frontal and two knee airbags for the front occupants, seat mounted side-impact airbags for all outboard seats and a pair of curtains that cover the side windows. Also standard are antilock brakes and the StabiliTrak electronic stability system with traction control. Front disc and rear drum brakes are standard, and rear discs can be had on the LTZ or as an option on the LT. Rear sonar parking assist is a notable safety option.
Chevrolet Cruze 2011 is backed by GM’s five-year/100.000 miles powertrain waranty – the best coverage in America.
Starting at $63.160 MSRP (base) and with 12 trims available, the new 2011 Cadillac Escalade is a representative american car.
Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile manufacturer behind Buick and among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Cadillac was born in 1902. Its founder (Henry Lelard) named the company after his ancestor, Anoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit. It was purchased in 1909 by General Motors and within six years, Cadillac laid the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles.
The Cadillac Escalade 2011 is a large, luxurious SUV that delivers performance and style. This premium large SUV is basically an upscale version of the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade features luxury seating for up to eight, with removable third-row seat for maximum cargo space. The 2011 Escalade offers good cargo capacity for its class. Behind the third-row seats is 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space. As rear seats are folded or removed, the cargo space drastically increases. With the second row folded, the Cadillac Escalade has a 108.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 10-way power driver’s seat comes with a memory feature. His and hers key fobs allow each driver to program their own seat position: unlock the doors with your personal remote entry fob, and the seat slides to your favorite position.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade comes standard with rear park assist, a power lift gate and remote starter. A three month trial of XM sattelite radio is standard, as are independent tri-zone climate controls. An optional DVD-based navigation system is disponible. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade comes standard with a premium Bose stereo with dual play (CD/DVD) in-dash six CD charger, 10 speakers and MP3 capability. Independent rear-seat audio controls with headphone jacks also come standard.
The engine is a characteristically large and powerful 6.2 liter V8, providing 403 horsepower and 417 ft/lbs of torque. With a fuel-injected system equipped with a 26 gallons tank , the Cadillac Escalade 2011 gets 20 miles per gallon on the highway and 14 mpg in city. The Cadillac Escalade comes equipped with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission.
This power plant gives to the new 2011 Cadillac Escalade a leg up in horsepower and drive capability over the competition wich includes full size SUV like the Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56 and Range Rover.
Offered on Escalade and the extended-length Escalade ESV, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum edition include a blend of technical innovations and aesthetic enhancements, including unique 22-inch wheels and exclusive Platinum exterior badges. Segment-first applications of Magnetic Ride Control technology (available on all Escalade models with 22-inch wheels) and full-function light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps highlight the Platinum’s technology.
Available safety features for all Escalades include ABS, traction control, front-side airbags and curtain-side airbags.
In conclusion, the edmunds.com says:
For folks who feel the need for a combination of luxury sedan trappings and full-size SUV functionality, the Escalade proves that sometimes too much is just enough.