The Mazda6 is a mid-size sedan that offers all the standards in its class like four-doors, five-passenger seating, interior roominess, comfort and convenience features and lots of cargo space.
The 2011 Mazda 6 is available in seven trim levels: iSport ($19.990 MSRP), iTouring ($22.635 MSRP), iTouring Plus ($24.240 MSRP), iGrand Touring ($26.820), sTouring Plus ($27.080 MSRP) and sGrand Touring ($29.320 MSRP). Models with the ”i” prefix come with the four-cylinder engine, while models with the ”s” prefix come with the V6.
For the 2011 model year, Mazda6 is more fuel efficient and receives a new headlight and fog light design, as well as a new 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design. Touring Plus and Grand Touring models receives new side folding mirrors with turn signal lamp. The new 2011 Mazda6’s styling is based on the sporty design of the current model, but these updates mean a clearer premium identity and morre refined character. Inside, a new steering wheel design and premium trim accents on the center instrument panel greet the driver upon entry. Two new exterior colors are added for the new 2011 Mazda 6 model: Ingot Silver and Techno White Pearl.
A new 4.3-inch Multi Information Display for audio and Bluetooth controls and a rearview camera are now standard on Grand Touring models. A rearview camera is also added to the optional Navigation System on 2011 Mazda 6 Grand Touring models which features an upgrade 7-inch touch screen display with real-time traffic information. Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio are added as standard equipment to the Touring model.
The edmunds.com says about 2011 Mazda6:
Who says a family sedan has to be sedate? Amid a deep field of competitors, the 2011 Mazda 6 proves otherwise, with athletic performance and little in the way of sacrifice. In addition, sleek styling, comfort for full-sized adults, top safety scores and a price that won’t break the bank all combine to make it a worthy choice.
The 2011 Mazda 6 comes with standard features such as air conditioning with a pollen filter, power windows and auto door locks, a tilt and telescopic stearing wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, center IP display, mp3 compatible stereo, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), side airbags and curtains, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control (TCS).
The entry-level Mazda 6 2011 iSport is equipped with remote keyless entry, cruise control and steering wheel mounted controls. The Mazda6 iTouring adds 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, in-dash 6-disc CD charger, trip computer and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio operations. The Mazda 6 2011 iTouring Plus adds power moonroof, ground illumination and Blind Spot Monitoring System.
Mazda6 2011 Grand Touring includes leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose audio system and Multi Information Display.
The engine of new 2011 Mazda 6 ”i” models is an 2.5-liter DOHC, 16 valve, 4-cylinder in line with VVT (Variable Valve Timing). This engine produces 170 hp @ 6000 rpm and 167 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The transmission of ”i” models is a 6-speed manual or 5-speed Sport automatic. The fuel economy of 2011 Mazda6 ”i” model is 21 mpg city / 30mpg highway with manual transmission and 22 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway with automatic transmission.
The Mazda6 2011 ”s” models are equipped with an 3.7-liter DOHC, 24 valve, V6 with VVT engine that produces 272 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an 6-speed Sport automatic with Adaptive Shift Logic and Manual-Shift mode. The fuel economy is 18 city/ 27 mpg highway.
The Ford Ranger 2011 is a true compact truck, sized bellow the mid-size Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota and Nissan Frontier. Only GM’s truck twins the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado still offer the smaller dimensions in the truck class.
The 2011 Ford Ranger is a versatile truck, available in Regular and two- and four-door SuperCab configurations and three different trim levels: XL, XLT and Sport. Both the Regular and SuperCab configurations come with a six-foot bed.
XL ( Starting at $ 18.160 MSRP) and XLT (Starting at $19.120 MSRP) 4×2 and 4×4 series are equipped with stylish standard wheels and tires; a Class III trailer hitch is standard across the line.
The lower front-bumper valance has an integrated 1-inch air deflector to help reduce drag and improve fuel economy. Large fog lamps provide excellent visibility and a tougher appearance. XLT models feature body-color front and rear step bumpers and a chrome H-bar grille that is standard on 4×2 setups for a bolder look.
XLT and Sport (Starting at $22.425 MSRP) models are equipped with an AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary audio input jack and are MP3 capable.
2011 Ford Ranger provides high levels of safety and security via the Ford Personal Safety System, seat-mounted side airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and SecuriLock passive anti-theft system, all included as standard equipment on all models. Advance Trac with RSC delivers a level performance that competitive stability control system can’t match. Unlike competitors’ system, Advance Trac with RSC utilizes a second gyroscopic roll rate sensor to determine the vehicle’s body roll angle and roll rate. Also standard is a four-wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) along with driver and front passenger airbags, seat belts with front pretensioners for outboard seating positions and side-intrusion door beams.
For the new 2011 Ford Ranger two engine are disponible. The first engine is an 2.3 liter, 4-cylinder in line, double-overhead-cam (DOHC) that produce 143 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on XL and XLT model. The fuel economy is 22 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway with manual transmission. The second engine is an 4.0 liter, single-overhead-cam ( SOHC ) V6, that produce 207 horsepower and 238 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on Sport model and it is optional on XL and XLT models. The mileage is 16 mpg city/ 21 mpg highway with manual transmission.
The standard transmission of 2011 Ford Ranger is a 5-speed manual. An automatic 5-speed transmission is optional on all 2011 Ford Ranger models.
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese company Honda since 1995. It was loosely derived from Honda Civic to satisfy a public demand for a sport-utility vehicle from Honda. The CR-V means ”Comfortable Runabout Vehicle” or ”Compact Recreational Vehicle” (depending on the source). It is produced in both four-wheel drive (4WD) and front wheel drive (2WD), although in many markets such as Australia and the United Kingdom, only front wheel drive is offered. Honda produces the CR-V in Japan, United Kingdom, and USA (East Liberty, Ohio and Greensburg, Indiana).
The 2011 new Honda CR-V provides a versatile and accommodating crossover SUV package with space for up to five passenger and a versatile cargo area for utility. The 2011 Honda CR-V also provides fuel economy and refined, comfortable handling similar to a mid-size sedan.
The 2011 CR-V comes in four trim levels: base LX (starting at $ 21.695 for 2WD model), SE, EX and top-of-the-line EX-L. Competitors include the Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox. New for 2011 is the SE trim level. The SE adds rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons and a 160-watt stereo with six speakers and an in-dash six-CD charger.
A dynamic forward cabin, a two-tiered grille and a distinctive side profile express the 2011 Honda CR-V’s emphasis on upscale style and design. Compact on the outside yet large on the inside, the interior provides a maximum passenger volume of 103.8 cu-ft. plus an accomodating cargo volume of 35.7 cu-ft behind the rear seats. The 2011 Honda CR-V’s interior emphasizes functionality and style. The front row storage areas are designed to accommodate items such as a handbag between the seats. For comfort, there are driver’s and front passenger’s center-folding armrests. A center console replace the retractable center tray table on the new 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L with navigation.
Thecarconnection.com says about 2011 Honda CR-V:
The Honda CR-V is far from exciting to look at; it’s a little bulbous and homely at first glance, and the interior styling isn’t much more inspiring. But families looking for practicality, frugality, and versatility—but eschewing minivans—will find a lot to love in this roomy crossover.
The USnews says:
The 2011 Honda CRV is ranked at the top among affordable compact SUVs for a good reason: it’s one of the most practical family SUVs on the market.
The 2011 Honda CR-V LX include air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, power windows with auto-up/down driver’s window, AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, fuel economy meter and 17-inch steel wheels. The 2011 CR-V SE (starting at $22.395 for 2WD model) adds to the CR-V LX a 160-watt AM/FM/6-disc changer with six speaker, rear privacy glass and alloy wheels. The 2011 Honda CR-V EX ( starting at $23.995 MSRP for 2WD) adds to SE a one-touch power moon roof with tilt feature, security system, dual-deck cargo shelf, exterior temperature indicator and a digital compass.
The 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L trim comes with leather-trimmed seats and armrests, heated front seats, body colored mirrors and door handless, a USB Audio Interface ant auto on/off headlights.
The engine of Honda CR-V 2011 model is an 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder in line, 16 valve DOHC i-VTEC designed to meet the CR-V’s fuel mileage, lower emission goals and provide both low-rpm torque and plenty of horsepower at higher revs. This engine produces 180 horsepower and 161 lb-ft of torque. EPA mileages estimates are 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway for 2WD models and 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway for 4WD models.
The transmission is a 5-speed automatic. This transmission features Grade Logic Control system, which helps put an end to gear-hunting when climbing uphill or driving back down. The transmission uses the engine’s broad torque curve for brisk acceleration, optimal fuel economy and smooth-shifting characteristics.
Standard safety equipment includes the ACE body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist, side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, active front seat head restraints, ABS, EBD and more.
AB Volvo is a Swedish builder of commercial vehicles including trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive system, aerospace components and finance services. The auto manufacturer considers itself officially founded on April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo OV4 series rolled out of the factory in Hisingen, Gottenburg. Volvo means ” I roll” in Latin.
Volvo’s XC60 2011 model is a new small crossover SUV that competes with other premium entries like the Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes GLK. Powered by a normally aspirated or turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the 2011 Volvo XC 60 is available with a wealth of safety features like lane departure warning and collision warning.
The Edmunds says about 2011 Volvo XC60:
These days, the manufacturer’s lineup stands out not just for safety features but also for distinctive good looks and appealing performance. A perfect example is the 2011 Volvo XC60. Thanks to distinctive exterior styling and a very modern cabin, the XC60 is one of the most stylish luxury crossovers on the market.
Starting at $ 32.900 MSRP, the Volvo XC 60 2011 is disponible in four trims level: 3.2, 3.2 R-Design (new level for 2011), T6 AWD and T6 AWD R-Design. The 2011 Volvo XC 60 is charged with emotive form and energy. It is has the real crossover character with a combination of the traditional city vehicle and a cross country vehicle aimed at young professional urban people with an active lifestyle. The 2011 Volvo XC 60 is a sporty and dynamic car with tasteful exterior and interior design and versatile functionality. New colours are available for 2011 XC 60: Flamenco Red metallic and Seashell metallic.
The interior of 2011 Volvo XC 60 is driver-oriented and designed to create a dynamic feel. The lines on the panels and surfaces connect the various interior panels with each other to create a harmonious style with ”loops”.
The load area has a lockable load floor covering two storage areas: one for personal items and another for soiled or wet items. The cargo cover extends over the entire load area. The rear door prevents the floor hatch from being opened when the car is closed and locked.
2011 Volvo XC 60 with the High Performance or Premium Sound system is equipped with an USB port, making it easy to attach an iPod, other MP3 players or even a digital camera to the audio system. High Performance and Premium Sound levels have an HD (digital) radio function as standard.
For 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design, the disponible engine is an 3.2 liter, six-cylinder normally aspirated that produce 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is Geartronic automatic. The fuel economy is 18 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway for FWD models and 18 MPG city/ 24 MPG highway for AWD models.
The engine of 2011 Volvo XC 60 T6AWD and T6 AWD R-design models is a 3 liter, six-cylinder turbocharged that produce 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city and 22 mpg on highway.
The safety features of 2011 Volvo XC 60 include Antilock disc Brakes, electronic stability control and more. Volvo’s Standard City Safety System scans the road ahead and looks for looming obstacles. It can automatically brake the car at low speeds, should the driver fail to do so.
Mitsubishi’s smallest SUV is available in ES, SE, XLS and GT trims. Front and all-wheel-drive models are offered for all version except the GT, which only comes with all-wheel drive. The new 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander car seat up to seven people. It competes with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV-4 and Honda CRV.
With its incomparable head-turning styling, well-appointed cabin, roomy accommodations for up to seven and outstanding 5-star safety rating, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander truly exemplifies the Japanese auto manufacturer’s ”different for a reason” attitude that separates this car from its garden-variety crossover utility vehicle (CUV) competition.
Every new 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander includes these standard features: continuously variable transmission ( CVT ), six standard airbags, ABS, aluminum roof panel, LED tail lights with clear lenses. ES trim ( starting at $21.995 MSRP for 2WD version) of Outlander 2011 includes all standard features plus color-keyed outer door handless and side mirrors, front mesh grille with black surround, 16-inch steel wheels, black roof rails. The SE model ( starting at $22.995 MSRP for 2WD and $24.495 for AWC) includes all standard features plus AWC ( All-Wheel Control), compact stowable 3rd row seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, fast-key hands-free entry and starting system, 6 CD/MP3 in Dash CD Charger.
The 2011 Outlander XLS ($25.795 MSRP ) includes all standard features plus 6-speed Spectronic automatic transmission, FUSE hands-free link system with USB connection for MP3/iPod. The GT trim includes in plus S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
For Mitsubishi Outlander 2011 ES and SE trims the disponible engine is an 2.4 liter DOHC MIVEC, 16 Valve that produce 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Mileage estimate for 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander with this engine is 23 MPG city/ 28 MPG on highway. The transmission for Outlander ES and SE is an CVT Sportronic (automatic transmission).
The engine of Outlander 2011 XLS and GT model is an 3.0 liter SOHC, MIVEC, V6, 24 valve that produce 230 horse-power and 215 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an six-speed Sportronic with idle-neutral logic. The mileage estimates: 19MPG city/25mpg Highway.
Safety includes a lot of airbags, ABS with EBD, ASC (Acive Stability Control), Hill Start Assist (HSA), anti-theft engine immobilizer and some.