Toyota Yaris

If you are looking for exceptional gas mileage but don't want to spend the money required to buy a hybrid, take a look at the Toyota Yaris. The Toyota Yaris is perhaps best known for being a fast and yet fuel efficient car having a 29 mpg city mileage and a 36 mpg highway mileage from its engine of 1. It has a five-liter, four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission.

Toyota Yaris

Safety-directed specifications are a big selling point for the Yaris by Toyota You may have been bothered by the Yaris's small size, but Toyota has added a lot of safety features, including all the basics you would expect, plus advanced features like its exceptional airbag system, anti-lock brakes, and innovative shock adsorption zones that are found both in the front and back of the car.

Toyota Yaris

Because the interior of the Yaris by Toyota is dually flexible and spacious, it is rather impressive compared to its competitors. The Toyota Yaris has many great features. These features include LCD Odometer,fblack faced optitron speedometer,fuel level gauge, twin trip meter, CFC free air conditioning,interior map light. The interior has a folding rear bench seat, lift back storage cover, covered rear storage deck box, remote fuel filler door. The exterior includes hoot releases, trunk lamp and 12v power outlets. There are also warning lights for the following: battery, door ajar,low fuel leve, seatbelt, airbag, oil presure, brake and the check engine. The seats are fabric trimmed 4 way adustable front seats.

An aerodynamic multireflector halogen car lamp, sporatic wind shield wipers, color-coded external mirrors, roof antenna, and 14 inch can be found on the outside of the vehicle One can track down steel wheels with P175/65R14 tires that are fully covered.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Camry

Toyota, the name to be reckoned with in the automotive industry, has been a major torch-bearer for All Car manufacturer's world over by constantly improving its Car Designs and features as anticipated by its customers. It made its debut nearly 3 decades ago and has been quite a successful car by Toyota Motor Company. After the last revamping of the Camry in 2007, Toyota is now giving a new lease to its design and features re-branding it as 2012 Toyota Camry and will be in race with Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. Originally, and still continuing, designed as the 4 door compact sedan, it will be rolled out in various model right from the basic one to the premium XLE and it all will be very much apparent after going through the following car review.

Toyota Camry

The architecture of the 2012 Camry will be based on the dimensions of its previous models with some minor changes. The new Camry is expected to roll out with somewhat bigger wheelbase which facilitates the comfortable cabin area. The aerodynamically designed styling will include lower roof line and the ground clearance level will also be reduced as a result it will offer comfortable transit through the sedan along with the comfortable headroom. This design offers sleek looks to the vehicle making its appearance bolder.

Toyota Camry

Under the aggressive metallic front the sedan is powered to generate 169 horsepower of momentum. This is facilitated with the power pack of 2.5 liters displacement along with four cylinder incorporated with 16 valves and operating on DOHC technology. Toyota will offer 2012 Camry with the latest assembly of 3.5 liter and V6 engine which is powered to produce the momentum of around 268 horsepower. These two engine mechanisms are believed to be mated with six speed manual transmission with the liberty to select even the six speed automatic transmission according to the interest of car enthusiasts. Design of these engines achieves fluency with front wheel drive system. The engine with 2.5 liter displacement is offers ultimate performance of 33 miles per gallon on city streets and 34 miles per gallon on highways.

Toyota Camry

Toyota's 2012 Camry is offered with a wide array of innovative standard and optional features. The optional features may be standard with some trim models whereas the same can be optional for another. The standard features include power locks, power windows mounted with power mirrors and the rear view mirror. The dashboard offers sophisticated looks with the presence of tilt and telescopic steering wheel which is preloaded with audio system controls, USB connection to facilitate the functioning of iPods and MP3 player as well as Bluetooth connectivity which offers the luxury for communicating over phone keeping your hands free. The driver's seat can be adjusted to easily command over the sedan. Additionally the rear seats are features with split function to give extra comfort. An array of optional features include key-less remote controlled start, moon-roof or sunroof, navigation system featured with touch screen and leather upholstery which gives luxurious feel.

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Toyota Corolla

The 2013 Toyota Corolla offers great handling characteristics along with one of the best fuel consumption ratios on the market. Unfortunately, beyond those characteristics the Corolla remains mostly lackluster. Consumers looking for reliability won't be disappointed and the price tag will keep them happy as well. Toyota's long stretch of market dominance in the small sedan category may have left them over confident, and unwilling to give the vehicle an overhaul. That has allowed for many other car makers to ramp up their efforts and offer what some may consider more impressive models at relatively the same price.

The Corolla is still poised to be one of the best selling vehicles of the 2013 model years. It is hard to argue with the quality and reliability that they offer, and the amazing price tag buyers will see. Five trim packages are available including base, LE, S, CLE, and XRS. Basic models come with 15 inch rims, AC, tilt steering wheels, limited power accessories. S models come with a little bit more like 16 inch steel wheels, fog lamps, leather steering wheels, enhanced audio systems, and sport style seating.

Toyota Corolla

For a much improved experience consumers should consider an XLE. These offer the same 16 inch wheels as the S, wood accents on the interior, expanded center consoles, remote keyless entry, full power accessories, and a more than adequate audio system. XRS is far too different from XLE models but offer highway and performance tuned suspension systems, slightly enhanced rack and pinion systems for better handling, optional rear spoilers, larger engines, and possible chrome interior accents.

Toyota Corolla

Other available options for all models include a moon roof, cruise control, ipod and Bluetooth connectivity, leather seats, and better stereo systems. Overall the cars are offered with only modest amounts of accessories, but enough to keep loyal customers satisfied for the price they will be paying. Competitors like Hyundai and Mazda have taken the lead in overall options offered in the small sedan class.

Toyota Corolla

Engines include a 1.8 liter four cylinder that puts out 132 horsepower. These are offered with a 5 speed manual transmission powering front wheel drive, with a four speed automatic offered as optional upgrades. These smaller engines get a fuel economy of 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Those numbers are nearly the best in the class, and the Hyundai and Dodge small sedans have a hard time keeping up. The larger engine consists of a 2.4 liter four cylinder that puts out an impressive 158 horsepower. Again the five speed manual transmission is standard equipment, while a five speed automatic is offered for an additional price. Models with the 2.4 liter engine get 22 mpg city and 20 mpg highway, still impressive compared with most competitors.

Toyota Corolla

Standard safety features make these great vehicles. Common equipment includes antilock brakes, front and side airbags, curtain side airbags, and stability control. In crash tests the 2013 Toyota Corolla received a 4 out of 5 star rating for frontal impacts, and a perfect 5 star rating for side impact crashes. Interior options are plentiful enough, but overall construction is only mediocre. Spaciousness is relatively decent, but rear passengers may be slightly cramped during long trips.

For a budget car that offers reliability, the Corolla is still a competitor. Unfortunately, Toyota has chosen not to redesign many aspects of these sedans, therefore allowing the competition to pull ahead. Loyal consumers will no doubt still be impressed with their coveted Corolla models whether basic or high end. Consumers who do some shopping in the small sedan class will find that there are models from competitors that offer a lot more amenities and power, at similar prices.

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Smart Car

If you're in the market for a new car and don't fancy a road-hogging 4x4, then perhaps the Smart Car is the one for you. Part of the Daimler AG brand, the Smart Car is a form of microcar created in Hambach in France and Bobligen in Germany. You might not know this about the logo, but it shows a grey 'c' and a yellow arrow, this is to represent 'compact' and the arrow is to symbolise forward thinking. Designs for the run-around car began in the 1980s when Nicholas Hayek of SMH began to explore ideas for a smaller form of car, as the CEO of Swatch he felt that the industry hadn't catered for a small and funky car, much like his company's approach to watch-making.

Smart Car

It was in 1991 that Hayek shared his ideas with Volkswagen and the Smart Car began the idea of concept stage development. The first idea was to create a car that ran on a three-litre fuel tank, consuming three litres per 100km driven. Hayek decided to seek support from other companies and offered his Swatchmobile project to other Car manufacturers. A number of car companies rejected his designs, but Daimler-Benz AG (a subsidiary of Mercedez-Benz) decided to take it on in 1994. They began to develop concept cars that would become the first real designs for the Smart Car.

Smart Car

The assembly plant was opened in 1997 by the French President Jacques Chirac and the unveiling of the Smart city-Coupe was set for March 1998. Daimler-Benz bought out SMH's share and went into production as 'smart GmbH'. Models such as the Smart Fortwo and the Roadster soon hit the market and customers were buying and leasing a Smart Car as quick and agile city run-arounds. In more recent years their electric version has been on limited release in the UK with plans to create serial production of battery-powered models over this year. One of its main selling points is its low CO2 emission figures and compact size.

Smart Car

Smart Car

Smart Car

Smart Car

Smart Car

Bugatti Car

This Italian Sports Car was first manufactured in France by an introverted genius known as Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti had a legendary reputation for building some of the most expensive sports cars of the past century. The first Bugatti after the First World War did not fare well. The company had perennial financial problems all the way up to the 1950s.

Bugatti Car

The company underwent restructuring, refinancing and finally was sold to Volkswagen- who currently own the company. During the 30s, Bugatti did get a lot of help with engineering from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati.

Bugatti Car

The initial Bugatti were fancy cars- more a work of art than anything else. Each part of the car was individually crafted and from this evolved the modern day glossy Bugatti that we know of today.

Bugatti Car

As a racing car, Bugatti did do well in many European races but the car was chiefly designed to be enjoyed on the road for a casual drive.

The classic Ettore Bugatti Cars of the past included the Type 35 Grand Prix, The Royale, The Type 57 Atlantic and the Type 55 Sports car. Only a few of these classic cars exist today. It is estimated that there are about 2000 Bugatti cars in existence today.

Bugatti Car

In the late 90s, Volkswagen purchased the right to produce cars and soon manufactured the Bugatti EB 118 AND 218 Veyron. The Veyron was mass produced in 2005 and was found to be super fast car. It also consumed gas at an exorbitant rate. The original Veyron had many test failures. The latest Veyron 16.4 has fared better but is also costly and requires a lot of gas even for short distances. Because the car has always been bought by the super rich, sales of Bugatti have remained stable- untouched by the global recession.

Bugatti Car

However, when the gas prices peaked in 2008, all the Bugatti Cars remained in the garage. It was costing close to $250 to fill the car in late 2008- and for those who love to put the pedal to the metal, the Bugatti tank will last 20-30 minutes.

Bugatti Car

Bugatti Car

Bugatti Car

Bugatti Car

Bugatti Veyron

One quickly runs out of superlatives when trying to describe the Bugatti Veyron. I'm not even sure if one should use the word "car" to refer to such a monster. Endowed with absolute power and a daunting maximum speed, the Veyron looks and sounds like it just came out of some impossible future inhabited by gigantic gas pumps.

50 years after Ettore Bugatti's death, Volkswagen used its magic wand to resurrect the legendary firm, and to say the least, the German carmaker did a mindblowing job.

Motorsports enthusiasts will instantly refer you to the mythical Bugatti Royale from the 1930s, a colossal and majestic masterpiece, sold at such a prohibitive price that only three people were able to afford to buy it at the time. The Royale turned out to be one of the most rare and prestigious automobiles of all times, but despite record-breaking performances, its endless and fairytale-like silhouette became above all a symbol of unequivocable luxury able to make any Rolls Royce look like your everyday sedan. Instead of trying to match the Royale's incredible legacy, re-Volkswagen decided to look for inspiration in Bugatti's racing history to design the Veyron, rightfully using the name of the famous driver who won at Le Mans in 1939 behind the wheel of a Bugatti Type 57.

Bugatti Veyron

We got to drive this exceptional vehicle for a few miles in the parking lot of a San Diego country club. It's easy to feel intimidated by this incredible machine, so we carefully and promptly handed it back to its official tutor, French race car driver PierHenri Raphanel.

The Veyron is unbeatable. Its wide and massive shape sets it aside from other supercars such as the sleek Mercedes McLaren SLR or the angular Ferrari Enzo. But the real thrill comes from the Veyron's unrivaled performances: with an engine delivering 1001 hp and a top speed neighboring 250 mph, the new Bugatti flies over the road like a rocket in the morning sky. The Veyron goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, which is no less than a second faster than a Ferrari Enzo. Pedal to the metal, you can reach 200 mph in little more than 15 seconds. This is a first in the field of street-legal vehicles, and you would have to steal a Champ Car to have a chance to catch up with the Veyron. To be frank, at the end of the day, I still wouldn't put a dollar on you.

Bugatti Veyron

Revolutionary techniques were involved in the making of this 21st Bugatti. In order to gather the 1001 horsepower needed to establish a new automotive legend, Volkswagen has designed an 8 liter W16 engine by mating two narrow-angle V8s. Peak torque is 922 lb/ft at 2200 rpm No less than four turbochargers garnish this frenzied powerhouse and engineers had to come up with a special seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to allow for all this wild energy to be transferred to the road. Needless to say, fuel efficiency was never an issue in the process, and you'll be delighted to learn that the Bugatti Veyron has given a new meaning to the term gas-guzzler by settling for a little more than 2 miles per gallon at top speed. In this configuration, the tank would go from full to empty in less than 12 minutes. All kinds of rumors are surrounding this unbelievable ride: pushing hard on this monster will make a set of tires last about 125 miles.

It took several years of trial and error to achieve the Bugatti Veyron's final version. Launched by flamboyant CEO Ferdinand Piëch in 1999, the project started with a prototype equipped with a W18 engine (three flatV6's side by side).

Bugatti Veyron

Soon, engineers realized they needed a more compact structure, and the W16 was adopted and installed in a mid-rear position. Fine tuning the beast was a long and difficult task, and many incidents occurred during the testing. A lack of stability at high speed even provoked an accident and the destruction of a prototype. In 2003, Piëch was replaced by Bernd Pischetsrieder at the helm of Volkswagen, and the new leadership took the project back to the drawing board. Under the supervision of engineer Wolfgang Shreiber, the Veyron became more stable and drivable. Gordon Murray, the famous and brilliant father of the astounding McLaren F1 of the early 90s who had in the past harshly criticized the Veyron initial concept and prototypes, was recently revealing his thoughts on the Bugatti's final version: "One really good thing, and I simply never expected this, is that it does change direction. It hardly feels its weight. Driving it on a circuit I expected a sack of cement, but you can really throw it at tight chicanes.

Bugatti Veyron

Only 300 Bugatti Veyrons will be made over the next five years. It will cost you no less than $1.5 million to get your hands on one of them, but apparently, Bugatti has already received 70 firm orders. In a classy move, Volkswagen moved Bugatti back to Ettore's original headquarters at Saint Jean Castle in Molsheim, Alsace, and the resurrected firm should even increase its production in 2006 to meet the demand. Believe it or not, all in all, the Veyron is a good bargain: its manufacturing costs far exceed its selling price. Following the steps of its respectable ancestors, this unique automobile is first and foremost a magnificent and decadent study announcing the end of an era. Stepping away from the cockpit of this unforgettable machine, lost in a state of denial, it was almost hard to keep in mind that the days of gasoline engines are numbered.

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

Cars 2013

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The automotive industry continues to innovate, by bringing to the market new models that are stylish , fuel efficient and loaded with the latest technological amenities. In a bid to meet stiffer federal fuel economy mandates, car manufacturers are making greater use of engineering to deliver vehicles that are lighter, smaller and more efficient than ever before. Let's take a look at five New Car Trends you'll see for the Cars 2013 year.

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1. Turbochargers -- Until recently, turbocharged cars were few and far between. That's because such models are more expensive and turbochargers were not as resilient, able to handle the day in and day out punishment that they take. The engineering has certainly improved and today's turbo engines should hold up for many years to come. That's what Ford, Hyundai, GM and others are betting on and are rolling out dozens of new turbo models to deliver smaller engines with more power.

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2. Transmissions -- The standard automatic transmission of the 1990s was a four-speed overdrive. By the end of the 2000s, the six-speed became the de facto measurement for car manufacturers. The six-speed is still used, but manufacturers are now incorporating eight- and nine-speed transmission to deliver even better highway fuel economy. Some manufacturers, such as Nissan, have successfully innovated by using continuously variable transmissions, matching or exceeding the fuel economy of other transmissions and engines.

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3. EVs -- Electrified vehicles including hybrids have not sold as well as had been hoped. Currently, just over 2 percent of all vehicles sold are EVs. For 2013, you'll see a greater use of plug-in hybrids as both Toyota and Ford introduce new models. A plug-in Prius and the Ford C-MAX Energi will deliver exceptional fuel economy. Whether customers will be willing to pay a premium price remains to be seen.

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4. Carbon fiber -- Materials such as carbon fiber are lightweight and durable. But, they are also very expensive. Nonetheless, when used, such materials can cut the weight of cars, helping to deliver improved fuel economy. High-performance race cars use a monocoque chassis assembly consisting of this material. The Lamborghini Aventador uses carbon fiber monocoque; the Ford Motor Company in partnership with Dow Chemicals expects to put carbon fiber into most of its vehicles by 2020.

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5. Navigation -- If navigation isn't standard, it is available in nearly every car made today. Today's navigation systems are quite complex, but with voice activation can be very useful. Some manufacturers such as Renault are integrating TomTom with their systems, while others, such as Hyundai have developed proprietary systems that include 911 assist and emergency notification. Most systems include a rear view camera, bringing in yet one more safety innovation in today's cars.

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New Car Shopping
Consumers shopping for a new car can expect to find new technologies included that weren't available 10 or even five years ago when they last purchased a new car. Today's cars are better equipped, more fuel efficient and stylish. Prices have gone up considerably too, which means consumers should be prepared to face sticker shock and to negotiate the best deal possible.