These are the go-go days of organic and eco living. Where a hybrid will rule the day, and sometimes sell above MSRP. The 2012 Chevy Suburban LT Half Ton spits in the face of your eco conservatism with a brawny and buff vehicle that makes you wish you went balls to the wall big instead of eco-tastic small. The Suburban is many things. But, subtle is not one of them.
The next model is the 328i sedan which is a 3.0 liter, 6-cylinder engine. It has 230 horsepower and can get 26 miles per gallon on the highway. It is also all-wheel drive. The exterior of the car has light alloy wheels. There are retractable headlight washers and a tire pressure monitor.
What continues to puzzle me is that a vehicle that costs as tested at over 50K has no rear camera screen standard. The Sienna and many mini van’s have it. Yes it is nice that the Suburban has rear sensors but in a vehicle of this size, there are too many opportunities to not see a child, an animal or a cranky neighbor around the back end. Not having a rear view camera system standard on all trim levels feels behind the times.
Now that you’ve chosen to be a wise and environmentally conscious consumer, don’t you want to let the world know? Of course you do! The gold “Hybrid Synergy Drive” applique is a nice addition to the side of any Toyota Camry Hybrid. You’re the cream of the crop, and your car is too, so why not show the world? It’s a beautiful applique that gives personality to you and your car. If you’re a more modest type person, you might be happier with the rear window sticker which has the simple words “Hybrid Synergy Drive” in white lettering on a clear background. You could also apply this sticker to the side windows if you prefer. There is also a rear bumper applique with the beautiful Toyota logo.
Is there a specific feature you really want? Is it parksensor or a sunroof? Before you even approach the lot, find out which cars in your price range actually offer this feature. This will reduce the time spent on the lot looking at cars you don’t want as the feature isn’t available.
One of the nicest features of any luxury sedan is the ability to ensure the safest ride available. With eight standard airbags, active front head restraints to help prevent whiplash, Tethers for Children (LATCH) system and three-point seatbelts for all positions, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), which optimizes brake performance, Hyundai has made this one of the safest vehicles on the road. Three trim packages include a “Premium Package”, “Navigation Package”, and “Ultimate Package” which includes all the trimmings.
The Dodge Sprinter is a breath of fresh air for van lovers everywhere. This sleek new model is both useful for hauling stuff, and comfortable for hauling people. Whether you’re into road trips, camping, carrying lots of kids, or hauling heavy stuff for work, the Dodge Sprinter is a vehicle to consider.