The Chrysler 200 was first time introduced for the 2011 model year, and it is an entry-level car in the Chrysler lineup. This midsize sedan offers a strong V6 engine, a luxurious cabin with upscale materials and soft-touch surfaces and seats for five. The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan competes with Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu. The Chrysler 200 convertible is considered a distinct model.
The Chrysler 200 sedan offers a solid feel and tight handling, a smooth ride, and a cabin that is very quiet thanks to sound-absorption materials and acoustic glass windshield, usually found in higher priced vehicles. The interior has high-quality materials and supportive seats. The instrument panel in gray graphics looks well, and its white accent lighting is wonderful at night, creating a nice ambient cockpit lighting.
The 2011 chrysler 200 sedan is available in LX, Touring and Limited trim levels. The Chrysler 200 LX comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, manually operated air conditioning, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, illuminated keyless entry, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and steering wheel controls. The Touring adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 6-speaker sound system.
The Cold Weather package is optional and adds remote ignition and heated front seats. Also available is the Uconnect Voice Command package that adds an iPod/USB audio interface, an auto-dimming mirror and Bluetooth connectivity. The S package adds 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, black grille, black headlamp housing and projector fog lamps with black bezels. The Super S package includes 18-inch black semigross aluminum wheels, polished exhaust tips, body-color side sills and unique front-end styling.
The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan Limited adds leather upholstery, foglights, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and an upgraded 276-watt Boston Acoustics sound system.
The 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan has two available engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (standard on the LX and Touring) that produces 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 engine (standard on the Limited) that produces 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission available is a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety features of the Chrysler 200 sedan include ABS, traction control, stability control, active head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The 2014 Volvo XC90 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that has seating for up to seven people in three rows. The XC90 is one of the oldest models in its class. However, this SUV has a stylish interior and it is a family-oriented crossover designed for families with priorities on safety and comfort. Main competitors of the Volvo XC90 are Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg and Buick Enclave.
The 2014 Volvo XC90 is offered in two trim levels: the 3.2 and the R-Design. XC90 3.2 comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, roof rail, a sunroof, heated mirrors, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split second-row seats, driver memory settings, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface.
The R-Design adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a self-leveling rear suspension, sport-tuned steering, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive xenon headlights, a fold-flat front passenger seat and a sport steering wheel.
The Premier Plus package adds to 3.2 the features of the R-Design. The Platinum package adds to the R-Design a navigation system, a rearview camera and a 12-speaker premium audio system. Other options available include a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays, an upgraded leather upholstery and a blind spot warning system.
All 2014 Volvo XC90 models come standard with a 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
Standard safety features of the 2014 XC90 include ABS, traction control, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and anti-whiplash front seats.
The 2014 S-Class is the flagship sedan of the Mercedes-Benz and it is now, with this new model, at the sixth generation (since its 1972 debut). The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is fully redesigned and it is the most luxurious sedan offered by Mercedes-Benz. This luxurious and expensive car competes with BMW 7-Series, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in the U.S. in S550, S550 4Matic and S63 AMG trim levels. The 2014 S-Class S550 comes standard with rear-wheel-drive, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, the Comand system with navigation, a rearview camera, a complete LED lighting system, dual 12.3-inch high resolution screens, Burmester surround-sound system with dual USB audio ports, Front Bass system and voice control, heated 16-way power front seats with memory, in-car WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, soft-close doors, power rear-window sunshade, multicolor/multizone LED ambient lighting, keyless start and electronic trunk closer. The S550 4Matic adds all-wheel drive. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG adds a more powerful engine, powered AMG sports seats in Nappa leather, Keyless GO remote starting, an AMG exhaust system, an AMG adaptive sports suspension and also plenty of elements of interior/exterior design typical at AMG.
For all models a lot of options are available standalone or grouped into packages (Premium1, Premium Plus, Warmth, Executive, Air Balance, Sport, Sport Plus and Driver Assistance). These optional features include 19″ or 20″ multispoke alloy wheels, active multicontour front seats with massage, ventilated front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated rear seats, dual power rear seats with folding tables, heated and cooled cupholders, cabin-air purification system, rear seats entertainment system, a Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system, Cross-Traffic Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 and S550 4Matic come with a 4.7-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 449 hp and can turn 4.8 seconds into 60 mph. This engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The S-Class S63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine built by AMG, that produces 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 7-speed AMG Speedshift Sports transmission.
The AOL Autos says about the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class:
Completely redesigned for 2014, the Mercedes-Benz S550 boasts a seamless driving experience and cosseted luxury. The sublime, inviting interior is swathed in rich leather and wood, complete with mood lighting and aromatherapy. The S550 is fast and extremely stable at high speeds. Steering is light, there is little body lean and precise handling yet the suspension muffles the worst potholes. The S-Class is quiet underway and the driver benefits from excellent visibility.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is a sophisticated five-seat full-size sedan that offers a luxurious interior with premium materials, comfortable and roomy seats, and also comfortable and quiet ride. This large sedan is offered both front- and all-wheel drive configurations and also is available with Buick’s eAssist mild hybrid technology. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse competes with Chrysler 300, Kia Cadenza and Lexus ES 350.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is available in four trim levels: Base, Leather, Premium 1 and Premium 2. Base model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, an eight way power driver seat, an auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an 110-volt power outlet, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8″ touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start and a 7-speaker audio system with CD player and iPOd/USB interface.
The Buick LaCrosse Leather model adds foglamps, rear park assist, a rearview camera, heated front seats, driver memory settings, push-button start and, of course, leather upholstery. The Premium 1 adds 19-inch wheels, power rear sunshade, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system. The Premium 2 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and Real Time Dampening with Sport mode.
Options for the Buick LaCrosse include upgraded leather upholstery, leather armrest/center console trim, xenon headlights, side blind zone alerts, a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is offered with a choice of two engines. The base and front-wheel-drive Leather models come with a mild hybrid powertrain consisting in a 2.4-liter ECOTEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine paired with a 11-kilowatt electric motor. Combined, they produce 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the two trim levels mentioned above and standard on everything else is a 3.6-liter SIDI DOHC V6 engine with VVT that produces 306 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models.
Standard safety features include ABS, traction control, stability control, front and rear seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
The Autoblog says about 2014 Buick LaCrosse:
Considering that the updates to the LaCrosse for the 2014 model year consist mostly of in-cabin refinements and appearance upgrades to the exterior, it’s fair to say that Buick would like shoppers to focus first on looks and interior comfort.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a rugged car that is inspired by the legendary Toyota FJ40. The FJ Cruiser has an impressive off-road ability and comes with simple controls, comfortable front seats and a distinctive interior and exterior styling. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is not a family car, but it is a great choice for those looking for a really off-road SUV. The main competitors of the FJ Cruiser are Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Xterra.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a five-passenger SUV with two regular front doors and two half-sized rear-hinged doors, that comes in three trim levels: 4×2 AT, 4×4 MT and 4×4 AT. The main difference between these three models is the transmission. The 4×2 AT is a model with rear-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic transmission, the 4×4 MT comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and full-time four-wheel drive, while the 4×4 AT model comes with part-time four-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser comes standard with 17-inch black-painted steel wheels, air conditioning, power mirrors with marker lights, power windows and door locks, an eight-way manually adjustable driver seat, a tilt steering-wheel, a wather-resistant cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker audio system with CD player, USB/iPod connectivity and steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. There are available a lot of options grouped in packages in addition to the standard features.
The Convenience package adds rear privacy glass, cruise control, keyless entry, rear wiper, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera and a spare tire cover. The Upgrade package adds 17-inch alluminum wheels, locking rear differential, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 11-speaker (including boofer) JBL audio system with a 6-CD changer, ActiveTraction Control (A-TRAC) on 4WD models, floating ball type multi-information display and 120V power outlet. The Off-Road package adds Bilstein shock absorbers, an upgraded traction-control system and extra gauges. The Trail Teams Special Eddition package adds special interior trim, unique gray exterior paint, an upgraded suspension, roof rack, rack rails, skid plates for the engine, fuel tank and transfer case, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
All models of 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that produces 260 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.