The Volkswagen Eos is an all-season convertible car with a retractable hardtop, that is designed as a cruiser and that comes with a strong engine, a refined interior and plenty of luxury and technology features. The two-door Eos was introduced in 2007 and it is named for the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn. The 2014 Volkswagen Eos competes with Chrysler 200 and Audi A5.
The four-passenger 2014 Volkswagen Eos is offered in three trim levels: Komfort, Sport and Executive. The Komfort comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, a wind deflector, heated mirrors, foglights, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. An eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth, connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system with a touchscreen interface and a 6-CD canger, are all also standard.
The Eos Sport adds 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, keyless ignition and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Executive adds automatic wipers, parking sensors, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding outside mirrors, a rearview camera and a premium Dynaudio 10-speaker audio system.
The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode and front-wheel drive are standard.
All 2014 Volkswagen Eos come standard with ABS, traction control, stability control, pop-up rollover bars and front side airbags that extend upward for head protection. Standard on all Eos models is the Volkswagen’s new CarNet telematics system that includes automatic crash notofication, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access and geo-fencing.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is Chevrolet’s entry into the popular subcompact segment. This car is fun to drive and comes with generous amount of features, roomy interior, agile handling and new optional features like rearview camera and lane departure and forward collision warning system. The Chevrolet Sonic competes with Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Beetle, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic comes with sedan and four-door hatchback body styles and it is offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. A sport-tuned RS model is available for Chevy Sonic hatchback. All models come with seats for five passengers.
The 2014 Chevy Sonic LS comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split rear seats, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-speaker audio system. The LT adds 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, heated power mirrors, remote ignition, power windows and a 6-speaker sound system.
The LTZ adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated front seats, chrome exterior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen interface and Chevy MyLink system. The RS adds a sport-tuned suspension, sportier exterior trim, sport steering wheel and a more powerful engine. A sunroof is available as option for all models.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available. A turbocharged 1.4-liter engine is optional for the Chevy Sonic LT and LTZ. This engine produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for thid engine.
The 2014 Chevy Sonic RS comes standard with the turbocharged engine paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety equipment includes traction control, stability control, ABS, knee airbags for front seats, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
For its 50th year of production, the 2014 Ford Mustang continues to deliver performance, style, substance, technology and driver tools. The first Ford Mustang was unveiled on April 17, 1964 and became one of the great American icons. This muscle car has a strong personality and continues to offer style, thrills and value. The 2014 Mustang offers strong V6 and V8 engines, capables handling and ample performance enhancements. The Mustang competes with the Chevrolet Camaro, Hyundai Genesis coupe and Dodge Challenger.
The 2014 Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and it is offered in five trim levels: V6, V6 Premium, GT, GT Premium and Shelby GT500. The Mustang Boss 302 is no longer available. The Mustang V6 model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, xenon headlights, integrated blind-spot mirrors, air conditioning, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, a limited-slip rear differential, stainless steel dual exhaust, Bluetooth connectivity and a four-speaker audio system.
The V6 Premium adds leather upholstery, upgraded 17-inch wheels, Ford’s Sync voice activation system, color-adjustable gauges and ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium 8-speaker sound system. Options for the V6 Premium include 18-inch wheels, foglamps and various unique exterior styling enhancements.
The Mustang GT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps and a rear spoiler. The GT Premium is identical to the V6 Premium with 18-inch alloy wheels and all options. Brembo brakes and a Torsen limited-slip differential are available for GT models. Other options available for all models, include heated mirrors, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and sporty Recaro front seats.
The Mustang Shelby GT500 is a high-performance model that comes standard with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, foglights, xenon headlights, leather upholstery with faux-suede trim, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat, cruise control, heated front seats and an 8-speaker premium audio system. A navigation system, Recaro sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and upgraded springs and stabilizer bars, are all available as options.
The V6 models are powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is optional.
GT models use a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, with the same transmission selection such as V6 models. The high-performance Mustang Shelby is powered by a 5.8-liter supercharged intercooled V8 engine that produces 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.
The Car Connection says about 2014 Ford Mustang:
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that’s surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
The Audi TT is an unique, stylish and fun-to-drive compact sports luxury car that features an attractive and well-built interior, comfortable and supportive front seats, and more cargo space than many sports cars in the class. This all-wheel-drive sports car has a good fuel economy and also it is more stable and secure compared with other sports cars. The 2014 Audi TT competes with BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Nissan 370Z.
The 2014 Audi TT is offered as a four-seat coupe or a two-seat convertible, both of which available in a single trim level. Audi TT comes standard with 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, an adaptive rear spoiler, three-spoke flat-bottom multifunction sport steering wheel with shift paddles, tilt and telescoping manually adjustable steering column, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror with digital compass, twelve-way power front seats, cruise control, fog lights, power-adjustable heated exterior side mirrors, dual exhaust outlets, Bluetooth connectivity and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. The TT convertible has a fully powered soft top.
A navigation system, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, an upgraded leather upholstery, a sport suspension and 19-inch wheels, are all available as options.
The 2014 Audi TT is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engine that produces 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed Audi S tronic dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The all-wheel drive is standard.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Audi TT include antilock disc brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control, hill-hold assist, front side airbags and front knee airbags.
An all-new Audi TT model is expected for 2015 or 2016.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty hatchback coupe with two front doors and one forward-opening rear door on the passenger side of the car. This stylish three-door hatchback has an attractive and modern cabin design, with soft-touch surfaces and a sport three-spoke leather steering wheel. A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display (that is the largest multimedia touchscreen in its class) is standard for all models. A rearview camera, driver-side blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights are now also standard on all models. A new Turbo R-Spec model of Veloster is available for 2014. The Hyundai Veloster competes with Honda CR-Z, Scion tC and Mini Cooper.
The Veloster is also notable for its standard electronics and entertainment features such as an iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity and Pandora radio. The BlueLink emergency communications system is also present and comes with the typical safety telematics features. Standard safety features for all 2014 Hyundai Veloster include antilock brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is offered in three trim levels: base, Turbo R-Spec and Turbo. The 2014 Veloster comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual fold-away heated power bodycolor side mirrors, dual centered chrome-tipped exhaust, rear window wiper/washer, headlights with LED accents, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), air conditioning, power windows, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an advanced LCD trip computer, a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system with CD/MP3 player and iPod/USB interface. A navigation system, a panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts are available as options.
The Turbo R-Spec adds, as standard, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome accents, an unique front fascia/grille, projector headlights, LED tail lights, unique interior seating, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, B&M Racing Sport shifter and a 450-watt Dimension premium sound system with 8 speakers and subwoofer. The Veloster Turbo adds to the Turbo R-Spec side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, automatic headlights, keyless entry, keyless ignition, a 6-way adjustable power seat with power lumbar, leather upholstery, heated front seats and an electroluminescent gauge cluster. All Veloster Turbo models come standard with Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) to help drivers get the most performance of its engine.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with a 1.6-liter GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Dual-CVVT that produces 138 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is optional. The Veloster Turbo and Turbo R-Spec are powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.
The Car Connection website says about 2014 Hyundai Veloster:
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty coupe than sports car; but with available turbo power and a standout three-door design it isn’t short on excitement and flair.
You can watch a video Veloster review on YouTube.