2017 Toyota Sequoia Platinum SUV (Review)

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is a large, full size, four door, truck-based SUV that is spacious enough to feel like a living room on wheels with ample room for up to seven passengers, plenty of cargo space, and an impressive towing capacity up to 7,400 pounds.

Even though the Sequoia has not had any major changes for 2017, it is still a practical choice for bigger families with great on the road performance, comfortable and spacious interior, advanced technology, and quick acceleration. In the previous model year, the Sequoia received an updated version of Toyota’s Entune Entertainment System, which features Siri Eyes and connected navigation. A Safety and Convenience Package is now available for the Limited trim and adds side mirrors, blind spot warning, lane change assist, and a driver’s side memory seat.

The Sequoia is available in three trims- SR5, Limited, and Platinum.  All trim levels come fitted with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower, 401 lb. ft. of torque which is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 4-wheel drive system is optional. Although there aren’t a lot of engines to choose from, the standard one is definitely not sluggish and delivers remarkable acceleration and the six speed automatic transmission performs perfectly, smoothly, and shifts gears with great ease and without hesitation.

The base SR5 trim comes equipped with standard features which include- fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a deicing windshield wiper, heated mirrors, keyless entry, sunroof, roof rack, running boards, rear privacy glass, a power rear window, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat that can slide and recline, an 8-way power driver seat, 2nd and 3rd row side window sunshades, a 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, a rearview camera integrated into the auto-dimming rearview mirror and an 8-speaker sound system with Toyota’s Entune Audio Plus with 6.1-inch touchscreen, a CD player, Connected Navigation, Siri Eyes-Free smartphone voice controls, a USB/iPod interface, HD radio, and an auxiliary audio jack. A sport package is available for the SR5 trim and adds second-row captain’s chairs, 20-inch chrome alloy wheels, and a color-keyed grille.  The SR5 premium package adds a four way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a powered reclining and folding third row seat, heated front seats, and a power driver seat with lumbar adjustment.

The Limited trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 20-inch alloy wheels, power-folding and auto-dimming outside mirrors, a navigation system, Pandora and OpenTable apps, front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, a backup camera, leather-trimmed doors, improved gauges, and a bigger 7-inch touchscreen display.  An optional Safety and Convenience includes a blind spot monitoring system, two-position driver seat and outside mirror power memory functions. A large 9-inch display, 14-speaker JBL audio system, and a rear seat entertainment system with a Blu-Ray player is optional.

The Platinum trim comes equipped with all of the aforementioned features and adds heated and ventilated front seats, 20-inch wheels, a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive air suspension, a second-row center console, a premium JBL audio system, a power-adjustable driver seat with thigh support, adaptive cruise control, heated second row captain’s chairs, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and driver memory functions.

Fuel economy is good with the full size Sequoia SUV yielding an estimated 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, however, some competitors have better fuel ratings.

Standard safety features for all 2017 Toyota Sequoia trims include- front knee airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, full-length side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, and anti-lock disc brakes. Front and rear parking sensors and a blind spot monitoring system are optional on the Limited trim, while adaptive cruise control and a blind spot monitoring are standard on the Platinum trim.

The interior of the Sequoia is very nice with a spacious front and rear cabin with enough head/legroom for taller passengers. Seats in all three rows can recline in variety of ways, are comfortable, supportive, and feel ergonomic.

Even though the Sequoia is rugged, there are is an abundance of elegant interior features and materials that add a touch of elegance to the SUV. The gauges are easy to use, but the touchscreen controls are not easy to reach at times. There are many areas in the front cabin to store items with a big storage compartment directly under the front/middle armrest.

Cargo space is excellent with 18.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row when the seats are upright, 66.6 cubic feet of space when the third row’s seats are folded down, and an impressive 120 cubic feet of cargo space when both the 2nd and 3rd rows are down, which is more than the Chevy Tahoe.

On the road, the Sequoia provides excellent and smooth ride quality, which is much better than many others in its class. The Sequoia has a solid, planted feel when making sudden turns and on curvy roadways. It is more capable off-road than most big family vehicles, however, because of the Sequoia’s large size, maneuvering in tight spaces, can be difficult at times, but the rearview camera is very helpful.

In summary, the Toyota Sequoia remains a great choice for consumers with bigger families that want a large, reliable, and comfortable SUV with a spacious interior, luxurious features, and excellent towing ability.

To find out more about the 2017 Toyota Sequoia, please visit- www.Toyota.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback (Review)

Without a doubt, the Prius is the most popular and distinctive hybrid vehicle that Toyota has ever produced and is a pioneer in hybrid technology, delivering one of the best mpg of any vehicle. Since its introduction in the 1990’s, other hybrid vehicles have entered the automotive scene in more recent years, but no other has been able to surpass the popularity of the Prius. With a unique style, smooth handling, and excellent fuel economy, such as with the Prius Eco yielding an impressive 56 MPG combined, it is very easy to see why it is still the world’s best selling hybrid vehicle.

The 2017 Prius was completely redesigned during the previous model year and now features a lower, ergonomic, and improved supportive driver seat, increased front cabin leg and headroom, 14 percent more cargo/trunk space, better handling, and a sleek, new exterior design.

The four-door hatchback seats up to five passengers and is available in seven trim levels- One, Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four, and Four Touring. The Prius One and Two come fitted with similar features, except the lower One trim does not come with a rear window wiper.

The Prius is powered by a 1.8-liter hybrid engine with a mixed production of 134 horsepower that is connected to a (CVT) continuously variable transmission. A plug-in version is also available, however; due to its heftier batteries, it can reach 62 MPH solely on electric power. Other trims are available, such as the bigger Prius V Wagon and the smaller and less expensive Prius C hatchback.

Standard features for both the Prius One and Two trims include- height adjustable driver and passenger cloth seats, split-folding rear seatback, storage center armrest, hands-free entry, 4 one-touch power windows, clock, trip computer, external temperature display, cruise control, front and rear cup holders, front door pockets, overhead console with storage, front seatback storage, electric power steering, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, sound and cruise controls on steering wheel, rear view camera, interior air filtration, climate control, simulated alloy steering wheel, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, 6 speakers, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control, radio data system, USB connection, Telematics, and Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone connectivity.

The Prius Two Eco is fitted with illuminated keyless entry on three doors, two-tone wheel covers, ultralow-rolling-resistance tires, an inflation kit instead of a spare tire, and a lighter lithium-ion hybrid battery.

The better equipped Prius Three includes- a navigation system, white interior accents, leatherette steering wheel and armrest trim, a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, a wireless phone charging pad, and Toyota’s Entune Infotainment System that comes with HD Radio, weather, current traffic, stock and fuel prices, sports, and apps such as Yelp, Pandora, OpenTable, and iHeartRadio.

The Prius Four comes with automatic wipers, leatherette upholstery with contrasting white stitching, rear cross-traffic alert, a rear cargo cover, blind spot monitoring, seatback storage pockets, heated front seats, and a power driver seat with adjustable lumbar. The Three Touring and Four Touring add larger 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, LED clearance lights, unique rear bumper styling and leatherette upholstery with contrasting blue seat stitching, and come with the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, a pre-collision warning system, and automatic high beams.

An Advanced Technology Package upgrade is available for the Prius Three and Four trims, which adds a sunroof, Toyota Safety Sense equipment, and a head-up display. A Premium Convenience Package that includes a self-parking system, safety connect emergency help, and a JBL 10-speaker premium sound system, is available for the Prius Four and Prius Four Touring trims.

The 2017 Toyota Prius has a high safety rating and is one of the safest hybrid vehicles available. It comes equipped with 4-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, emergency braking assist, ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, auto delay off headlamps, 2 front headrests, 3 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, rear center 3-point belt, stability control, traction control, rear folding headrests, tire pressure monitoring, first aid kit, an Emergency Assistance Kit, and a security system with impact sensor.

On the road, the Prius has great driving dynamics and has a stable, yet lightweight feel. A Plus Performance package is available, which improves the driving experience, adding a rear sway bar, lowering springs, and 17-inch wheels.

The interior of the Prius is simple, yet very modern with easy to use controls. Road noise is minimal and both the front and rear cabin are spacious with enough head/legroom for taller passengers. Even though there are a lot of hard plastics throughout the front cabin, the layout looks clean and uncluttered. I like that all of the controls are easy to reach and operate while driving and the interior is surprisingly roomier than it appears from the exterior. Trunk space is quite accommodating and can be expanded with the split folding rear seats to haul larger items.

The 2017 Prius is the perfect choice for consumers desiring a vehicle that can be driven all day in both the city and on the highway delivering optimal fuel economy and a fast charging rate.  The Prius is also very affordable with a starting MSRP of only $23,475.

If you have been looking for a hybrid vehicle that is fun to drive, comfortable, spacious, and affordable with excellent fuel economy, then I highly recommend taking a look at the 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback.

To find out more about the Prius, please visit- www.Toyota.com

 

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

 

2017 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi Hatchback (Review)

For a decade, the Honda Fit has been one of the best subcompact vehicles available and it’s amazing longevity is no surprise for those who have experienced all that the Fit has to offer, such as excellent fuel economy, advanced technology, spritely on the road performance, a roomy front and rear cabin, spacious cargo area, and an eye-catching exterior design that is like no other.

The 2017 Honda Fit comes in four trim levels: EX, LX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi, and comes fitted with a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and 114 lb. ft. of torque. Both the LX and EX trims come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, but a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional. The manual transmission yields an estimated 29 mpg in the city/36 mpg on the highway, the CVT equipped models yield an estimated 32 mpg in the city/37 mpg on the highway, and the LX yields an impressive 33 mpg in the city/40 mpg on the highway.

The LX trim includes- automatic headlights, a rearview camera, LED brake lights, 15-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 5-inch display screen, full power accessories, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 4-speaker audio system with CD player.

EX trims add 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, a 7-inch touch screen display, an upgraded rearview camera, Honda’s Lane Watch blind-spot display, a six-speaker audio system with two USB ports, Siri voice connectivity, smart phone app integration, and an HDMI input, which is necessary for certain HondaLink features to function properly. The EX-L adds heated body-color side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. The EX-L with Navi adds, of course, a navigation system with voice recognition and an HD satellite radio.

From the outside, the Fit appears small, but not from the inside. The entire front and rear cabin feels very spacious with ample head/legroom for taller passengers and the seats are comfortable and supportive.  The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to yield more cargo room than the majority of vehicles in its class.

Because of the Fit’s compact size, it is easy to maneuver and park in crowded places and it handles very well on bumpier road surfaces.

Standard safety features include- antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active head restraints. The Lane Watch blind-spot system, which comes standard on the EX trim and above, includes a small camera in the passenger-side mirror that offers a wide and low view of a blind spot when the right turn signal is on. In government crash testing, the 2017 Honda Fit achieved a top five-star overall rating- four stars for rollover, five stars for front-crash protection, and five stars for side-crash protection.

The interior of the 2017 Honda Fit is comfortable, spacious, and there is ample head/legroom in the front and rear cabin for taller passengers. All of the controls are easy to reach and operate and the touch screen display is large on the EX trim, which improves visibility and readability. The rear seat can split 60/40 and features a flip-up seat cushion that opens floor to ceiling room for taller/elevated items. When both rear seatbacks are folded down flat, there is 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room and the front passenger seat can also fold flat to accommodate cargo up to 8 ft. in length, which is impressive and makes the Fit stand out among other subcompact in its class.

On the road, the Fit is a strong performer and feels poised on the highway. Road noise is surprisingly minimal and the vehicle navigates very well around sharp corners and on curvy roadways. The Fit accelerates quickly and is great for short trips around town as well as longer excursions.

Even though the Honda Fit may not appear that exciting upon first glance, the vehicle has so much to offer and is extremely dependable, fuel efficient, versatile, and has a starting MSRP of only $16,090, making it one of the most inexpensive vehicles in its class. The Fit represents an excellent value for anyone looking for a subcompact vehicle that is affordable, stylish, and reliable.

To find out more about the 2017 Honda Fit, please visit- www.Honda.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 4-Door Sedan (Review)

As gas prices remain high and as concern for the environment increases, more consumers are seeking more fuel efficient vehicles that help save money and reduce carbon emissions, but yet still are stylish and fun to drive.  Honda has responded to this need and desire by introducing the Accord Hybrid Touring.

The Accord Hybrid comes in three trims- Base, EX-L, and Touring. I tested the Touring and was very impressed with the excellent way the vehicle feels on the road, comfortable interior details, and hi-tech features, but it is more expensive than some other midsized hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius.  The Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the best hybrids in its segment and yields an amazing 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.

The base Hybrid trim comes fitted with- automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, an 8-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar, key-less ignition and entry, cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, a large 7.7 inch infotainment display screen, Pandora, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, rear view camera, a 6-speaker audio system, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The EX-L trim adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rear view mirror, a 4-way power front passenger seat, driver memory settings, heated front seats, satellite and HD radio, smart phone connectivity, a better sound system with 7 speakers, an additional USB port, and a 7-inch touch screen in addition to the 7.7-inch infotainment display screen that comes standard on the base model.

Finally, the top of the line Touring trim adds a navigation system, LED headlights with automatic high-beam control, front and rear parking sensors, and heated rear seats.

Inside and on the road, the Accord Hybrid does not disappoint with a well-designed cabin, comfortable seating in the front and rear cabin, quiet interior, quick acceleration, and advanced technologically advanced features. There is so much to like about this vehicle and is sure to please even some of the most selective drivers.

As far as price is concerned, the Accord Hybrid is definitely higher than many of its rivals with a starting MSRP of $29,605; however, you do get a lot more upscale features for the money with the base trim, such as a full driver assistance suite, LED daytime running lights and taillights, power seats, push-button/remote start, and keyless entry.

What I really like about the Accord Hybrid is that it looks so much like the gas powered Accord, and it is hard to tell them apart, unlike the majority of hybrids, the Accord Hybrid does not appear to be a typical hybrid vehicle.  The headlights are different and there are small, blue-accented badges that show that the vehicle is a hybrid and eco friendly, but other than that, the Accord Hybrid has a mainstream and attractive exterior with a smooth and aerodynamic design that sets it apart from the competition. The Honda Accord Hybrid is also available in four exclusive colors.

Safety features include-  a rearview camera, active front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags, side blind-spot monitoring, Lane Watch, forward collision warning and forward collision intervention with automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane and road departure intervention.

On the road, the Accord Hybrid is quick and takes off smoothly and silently when gently pushing the accelerator pedal in electric mode and when the engine comes on, it works with the electric motor in a tandem way to help replenish and power up the battery pack in the Hybrid Drive mode. When you lift your foot off the accelerator, then the motor becomes a generator to change unnecessary energy to electricity to recharge the battery.

Although the Honda Accord Hybrid has great features, an elegant design, advanced technology, and is a strong performer on the road, I also recommend checking out the Honda Fit EX because, even though it is smaller, it definitely has a lot to offer too, is comfortable, has plenty of cargo space, is inexpensive, fun to drive, fuel efficient, and has an MSRP of only $16,090.

 

In summary, I highly recommend the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid to anyone who is looking for a stylish hybrid with a beautiful exterior, excellent fuel economy, quiet and luxurious interior, advanced technology, quick acceleration, and great on the road performance. It is definitely one of the best fuel efficient and high performing hybrid sedans available today.

To find out more about the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, please visit- www.Honda.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport 4-Door Sedan (Review)

The Infiniti Q50 is an elegant and luxurious midsize sport sedan with impeccable style, smooth on the road performance, excellent handling, and an eye catching exterior that sets it apart from others in its class.

Even though the Q50 is facing some major competition from other vehicles in the luxury sports car segment, it is a great option that offers more than just a beautiful exterior with top-of-the line features, advanced technology, good fuel economy, plush interior, and comes with either rear wheel drive or all wheel drive configurations and choice of hybrid or turbocharged engines.

The exterior is absolutely stunning with embellished connected curves and a distinctive grille that looks similar to a Lexus, but has a more subtle appearance with softer lines and angles. The model I tested had a beautiful exterior in the color of Iridium Blue, which glistened in the sunlight from every angle. Larger than some other vehicles in its class, the Q50’s unique design makes it appear smaller than it really is, yet still spectacular with sleek details from the front to the rear of the vehicle.

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 can seat up to five people comfortably and comes in five main trim levels- 2.0t, 2.0t Sport, 3.0t Sport, Hybrid Premium, and Red Sport 400.

The base model comes fitted with a stout 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 lb. feet of torque, while the turbocharged trims come equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb. feet of torque. The more powerful Red Sport 400 model yields an impressive 400 horsepower and 350 lb. feet of torque.  All trims come paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control and a manual shift mode. The 2.0 trim yields 23 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, the 300-horsepower V6 yields 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, and the more powerful 400-horsepower V6 delivers an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

 

The 2.0t trim comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, synthetic leather upholstery, LED headlights and foglights, 8-way power adjustable front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, two USB ports, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6-speaker CD player, and two large twin/dual touchscreen displays- a 7” lower screen and an 8” upper screen.

The 2.0t Premium and 3.0t Premium trims come fitted with all of the aforementioned features of the base model, but add an advanced air filtration system, a sunroof, and a 16-speaker Bose premium surround sound system. The 2.0t Sport trim adds leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension, manual thigh extensions for the front seats, improved 19-inch wheels, better brakes, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, power lumbar adjustments for the driver, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and paddle shifters mounted to the steering column.

Both the 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400 trims add adaptive suspension and come equipped with more potent engines with the Red Sport being the most powerful with brush exhaust tips, a sunroof, 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound System, an auto dimming rearview mirror, and a turbocharged V6 engine.

The Hybrid Premium comes equipped with the majority of the Premium trim features, but adds auto-dimming mirrors, remote ignition, an adaptive steering system, heated front seats, Infiniti InTouch emergency telematics, sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, wood interior trim, a power-adjustable and heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a navigation system, and driver-seat lumbar adjustments. Also included are advanced safety features such as a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, a surround-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors, and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.

A Premium Plus Package is available for all trims and adds heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, driver memory settings, 60/40-split folding rear seats, power lumbar for the driver seat, and a navigation system. Also available is a Driver Assistance package which includes- a blind-spot monitor, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors with cross-traffic alert, and front and rear collision warning systems.

A variety of add-on features are available and include- adaptive steering, a lane departure warning and prevention system, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, and premium leather upholstery.

The interior of the Q50 3.0t Sport is exquisite and impressive with high quality materials throughout the dashboard and console areas, an Infiniti InTouch Twin-Screen System with a touchscreen, and the seats in the front cabin are plush, comfortable, supportive, and can be adjusted a variety of ways to maximize comfort. The controls are within reach of the driver, which is great for people of smaller stature like me.

There is plenty of head/legroom in the front cabin for taller passengers, but due to the sporty design of the vehicle’s roofline, the rear cabin is not as accommodating or easily accessible when entering/exiting the vehicle.  The trunk is ample with 13.5 cubic feet of space, providing plenty of room to transport medium and large items. Additional cargo room can be acquired by folding the rear seatbacks down.

 

Safety features for the Q50 include- adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view cameras, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, and a forward-collision warning system.

One feature that really stands out to me the most is the InTouch Infotainment System, because it has two big 8” and 7” touch screens that are located one on top of the other, which act as a special hub or nucleus for the majority of the Q50’s main controls and features, but because there are so many controls/features, I did find that it took me some time to learn how to adjust certain settings, such as the climate, satellite radio, navigation, and audio settings. The screens appear to be strategically positioned at eye level for better readability and are somewhat slanted to minimize glare from the sun. Even though the infotainment system takes some time to get used to, it definitely is one of the best ones I have ever seen and it helps to make driving the Q50 a much more enjoyable experience.

On the road, the Q50 3.0t Sport is a strong performer delivering a smooth ride even on bumpier surfaces. The V6 feels strong with quick acceleration and responds briskly the moment the gas pedal is pressed.  The vehicle is poised at all times, navigates curvy roads and handles sharp turns with ease, and provides excellent maneuverability on busy freeways and in high traffic areas.

Infiniti has made a big step forward in an industry that for years has been dominated by European rivals by introducing the Q50.  It is the perfect combination of luxury, comfort, state of the art technology, and high performance, making it a top contender in its segment now and in the future.

To find out more about the new 2017 Infiniti Q50 Sport Sedan, please visit- www.Infiniti.com

 

 

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2016 Kia Soul EV Hatchback (Review)

Without a doubt, the 2016 Kia Soul EV with an all-electric powertrain is the best looking all electric vehicle around with smooth on the road performance, a stylish interior and exterior, excellent handling,  incredible hatchback versatility, advanced technology, unique features, and an impressive estimated 93-mile driving range on a full charge. This remarkable range is mainly due to its 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which gets its power from one of the two charging ports that are hidden behind a concealed panel in the front grille.

The Soul EV can be charged with either a 120-volt current, which takes a full day or 24 hours to fully charge/recharge the battery or a 240-volt current that fully charges the battery in about 5 hours. There is also a supercharge option available- a DC port 480-volt current that delivers an 80% charge from empty in only 33 minutes. The latter charging option is very hard to find, but Kia has equipped many of their EV dealership locations in the state of California with the more powerful DC charging ports, however, during my time in the Soul EV, I was unable to find any of the supercharged ports in my area. Kia has also partnered with companies such as Greenlots and Plugshare, which help Soul EV drivers find nearby charging stations.

Currently the Kia Soul EV is only available in about 10 states with California being the focal point and is offered in three trim levels- EV (base), EV-e (California only), and + (plus).

Standard features for the EV-e trim include- automatic climate control, a 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 120-volt charge cable, automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, a DC fast-charge port, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition and entry, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a height-adjustable driver seat, a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system with a CD player.

The base EV trim is similar to the EV-e, but has some additional features, such as a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen with rearview camera, climate control, and an innovative UVO Infotainment System.

The Soul EV+ adds leather upholstery, fog lights, heated rear seats, aerodynamic windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats, leatherette dashboard and console trim, a luggage net, a cargo cover, and a 12-volt cargo area power outlet. A Sun & Fun package that adds a panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting is optional.

The front-wheel-drive 2016 Kia Soul EV is motivated by a 90-kW electric motor (109 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque). Energy comes from a 27-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. There are two basic drive modes- Drive and Brake; the latter provides more aggressive regenerative braking when lifting off the accelerator, maximizing range by converting the car’s forward momentum into energy for the battery. A separate Eco mode further promotes energy conservation.

Standard safety features for the 2016 Kia Soul EV include-stability and traction control, hill-start assist, side curtain airbags, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, a pedestrian warning system, brake assist, and front seat side airbags. The interior of the Kia Soul EV is modern with impeccable styling, high quality materials, plush seats, and a spacious front and rear cabin to accommodate five people comfortably, however compared to the regular gas powered Soul, there is slightly less interior head/legroom for taller passengers. Cargo space seems to be just as plentiful as it is with the regular Soul with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that can be expanded to 49.5 cubic feet when the 60/40-split rear seatbacks are folded down and an impressive 61 cubic feet when the undertray and cargo flooring is removed.

The all electric Soul EV actually feels more agile on the road than its gas powered counterpart due to the electric engine’s 210 lb. ft. of torque and lightweight materials.

Exclusive features that are only available for the Soul EV include a specially designed gauge cluster with an attractive display and an 8-inch touch screen that shows in perfect detail the status of the battery and power levels.

Those who are used to the features of the gas powered Soul might be a little disappointed that the Soul EV does not come with all the regular Soul’s extras, such as an upgraded Infinity sound system, a 10-way power driver seat, or xenon headlights, but if they were added to the Soul EV, the driving range would be compromised by the weight and energy use of these features.

The 2016 Kia Soul EV is a very easy car to drive with smooth on the road performance, quick maneuvering, and remains completely unperturbed at highway speeds, except for a little wind noise. Although the Soul EV does not have sporty handling, the stylish hatchback feels nimble when navigating around sharp corners and on curvy roadways.

In my opinion, I think that the Soul EV is better suited for drivers who live in a house with a garage rather than an apartment because it does take 24 hours to charge the Soul EV from a standard 120-volt household outlet and 5 hours to charge the vehicle from a 240-volt outlet that requires a special charger to be installed in a home. It is also difficult and time consuming to drive to another city or town to use a DC Fast Charger at a public charging station, which charges the battery to 80% in just 33 minutes.

If you have been looking for an all electric vehicle with a stylish exterior and interior, hatchback versatility, a roomy cargo area, advanced technology, and excellent handling with zero emissions, then the 2016 Kia Soul EV is the perfect choice.

 

 

To find out more about the Kia Soul EV, please visit- www.kia.com

 

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, Reddit Contributor, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

 

2016 Audi A7 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic (Review)

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The A7 is definitely one of the most stylish and beautiful large 4-door sedans Audi has ever made, so it seems that there would be no need for improvement, but for 2016, the A7 has received some minor restyling and technical upgrades that have made the very popular luxury sedan even better. Upon first glance these enhancements may not be immediately noticed, but they truly do make the A7 more appealing, desirable, and better looking with a sharper trapezoidal grille, redesigned exhaust outlets, taillights, upgraded LED headlights, a revised front and rear fascia, a faster Multi Media Interface (MMI) infotainment system, USB audio connectivity, and an additional 23 horsepower.

The 2016 Audi A7 is available in two trims- Premium Plus and Prestige comes fitted with either a supercharged 3.0-liter (3.0T) V6 or a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 (TDI) engine. The supercharged 3.0T gas engine produces 333 horsepower (previously 310 hp) and 325 lb. ft. of torque, while the turbocharged TDI diesel engine produces 240 horsepower and 428 lb. ft. of torque. Both trims come equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive (AWD), and quickly accelerates to 60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds, which is impressively fast for vehicles in this class.

Standard features for the Premium Plus trim include- leather upholstery, a blind-spot warning system, an 8-inch pop-up display screen, automatic adaptive LED headlights, four-zone automatic climate control, 19-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel with shift paddles, LED running lights and taillights, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, driver memory settings, an MMI infotainment system with console-mounted controls, auto-dimming power-folding heated mirrors, a Google Earth navigation system with voice controls, a sunroof, Bluetooth, Google search capability, smartphone-app integration, front and rear parking sensors, an adaptive rear spoiler and keyless entry and ignition, heated 8-way power seats (with 4-way driver lumbar adjustment), satellite radio, a 10-speaker audio system with CD player, USB audio connectivity, 4G LTE with mobile WiFi hotspot capability, a rearview camera, and Audi Drive Select which provides adjustable settings for the accelerator, steering, and transmission.

The Prestige trim comes equipped with all of the aforementioned features, but adds a 14-speaker Bose Sound System, a head-up display, LED ambient interior lighting, ventilated front seats, and passenger lumbar adjustments.

All A7’s come equipped with Audi Drive Select, which adjusts transmission, shifts throttle response, and steering strength with four different modes- Auto, Dynamic, Individual, and Comfort-which is my favorite mode when driving the A7 3.0T, because I found this mode to be the most pleasant and enjoyable, delivering a smoother and quieter driving experience.

There are a number of packages available for the A7, such as a Cold Weather package, which adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The S Line Sport package adds a sport-themed exterior design, stylish 19-inch wheels, and firmer suspension. The Black Optic package adds high-gloss black trim on the grille/window areas and bigger 20-inch wheels, while a Driver Assistance package adds a front and rear corner-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, lane-keeping assist and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.

Available exclusively for the Prestige trim is an Individual Contour Seating package which adds 14-way power front seats with memory and massage functions and improved leather upholstery, while an Audi Design Selection package adds distinctive extended leather trim and walnut insets.

The A7’s interior is very luxurious, highly appointed, and is the finest in its segment. The sedan can easily seat up to five passengers, but due to the sleek, sloping roof line, headroom in the rear cabin is not as accommodating for taller passengers, however, headroom and legroom in the front cabin is spacious and the seats are comfortable, plush, supportive, and ergonomic. The interior is constructed of high quality materials with beautiful wood accents and ambient lighting that give the vehicle an elegant and upscale appearance.

The trunk of the A7 with its hatchback design is spacious, measuring about 24.5 cubic feet and can accommodate a variety of larger items that usually don’t fit in the trunk of a smaller sedan.

On the road, the A7 is a strong performer and the 3.0T can easily pass slow moving vehicles in just seconds with quick acceleration, athletic handling, and immediate throttle response that rival many luxury competitors in its segment.

The A7 3.0T yields an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is an increase in fuel economy from previous models, while the A7 TDI yields better fuel efficiency with an estimated 25 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

Safety features include- stability control, antilock disc brakes, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, front knee airbags, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, an Audi Pre-Sense safety system which tensions the seatbelts and closes all of the windows if a possible accident is detected and warns the driver, and a Pre-Sense Rear system which uses the brake light to warn traffic behind the vehicle in the event of a rear impact. A Driver Assistance package is optional and adds lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, and a corner-view camera system.

With its beautiful exterior, upscale interior, good fuel economy, quiet and luxurious interior, advanced technology, strong acceleration, and excellent handling, the 2016 Audi A7 is definitely one of the best performing, stylish, and sought after full sized sedans available today.

To find out more about the 2016 Audi A7, please visit- www.audiusa.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

 

2016 Toyota Sienna Minivan Review

When looking for a reliable, stylish, and comfortable minivan for practical family transportation, the Toyota Sienna is the perfect choice and is one of the best minivans available today.

Every 2016 Toyota Sienna model comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 266 horsepower, 245 lb. ft. of torque, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sienna with front-wheel-drive (FWD) yields an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the all-wheel drive (AWD) models yield an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

The Sienna can accommodate up to eight people comfortably and is available in five trims- L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The SE, Limited, and XLE trims are also offered in “Premium” sub-trims. Both the LE and XLE come in 7 and 8 passenger configurations. The SE can accommodate eight passengers, while the Limited and L models can accommodate up to seven passengers.

Standard features for the L trim include- cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, a windshield wiper de-icer, manual sliding rear doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touch screen display, cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, iPhone connectivity, a 4-speaker audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, and a CD player.

The LE trim adds additional features, such as- heated mirrors, a conversation mirror, power sliding side doors, floor and overhead mounted consoles, privacy glass, an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, upgraded fabric upholstery, body-color exterior trim, second and third row window sunshades, a 7-inch touch screen display, roof rails, and a 6-speaker sound system, satellite radio. All-wheel-drive is optional and adds bigger 18-inch wheels.

The SE trim adds LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, a sport-tuned suspension, first and second row perforated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sharper steering, fog lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, mesh grille, and a power lift gate.

The SE Premium adds a navigation system, keyless ignition/entry, blind spot and rear cross traffic alerts, Entune smart phone app integration, a rear-seat entertainment system a Blu-ray/DVD player, the Driver Easy Speak system, which amplifies the voice of the driver through the rear speakers, two 120-volt power outlets, and a large split screen display. A sunroof is optional.

The XLE trim is similar to the SE and LE trims, but adds faux-wood trim, a 4-way power front passenger seat, keyless ignition/entry, and power rear quarter windows. The XLE Premium adds rear parking sensors and the top of the line Limited trim includes all of the features the XLE Premium has, except for the 2nd row entertainment system, as well as LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear sunroofs, a uniquely styled front exterior grille, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, first- and second-row premium leather upholstery, driver memory settings, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, Toyota Safety Connect Emergency services, a navigation system, a 10-speaker JBL audio system. Four wheel drive models have a power-folding third row with better leatherette upholstery, a sliding center console between the first two rows, and extendable footrests for the second row. The Limited Premium adds a rear seat entertainment system, automatic high beams, xenon headlights, and automatic wipers.

Standard safety features include- front-seat side airbags, stability and traction control, full length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, a rearview camera a driver-side knee airbag, a front passenger seat cushion airbag, and anti-lock disc brakes. A blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, front/rear parking sensors, forward collision warning system are optional.

The interior of the Sienna XLE Premium is very nice with attractive high-quality upholstery, leather trimmed adjustable seats, and simulated wood cabin accents. The dashboard and console area has a beautiful and modern appearance with easy to use controls/knobs. There is ample room in the front and rear cabin for taller passengers and the rear seat entertainment center is perfect for families with children. All of the seats are comfortable, plush, and supportive, which makes long distance travel a great experience. There is also plenty of storage space and the 40/20/40 split second row can be removed for an additional 150 cu. ft. of cargo room.

On the road, the Sienna XLE provides a comfortable and enjoyable ride. The minivan’s sprightly V6 engine delivers quick acceleration and the vehicle remains composed when navigating on bumpier surfaces. Handling is excellent and braking is strong. Because the Sienna is a large minivan, it is not as quick on the road as a Camry, but because the steering is light, it makes driving the vehicle a pleasant experience.

The 2016 Toyota Sienna has a starting MSRP of $28,900 and $38,605 for the more luxurious XLE Premium, but in my opinion, it is well worth the price.

If you are looking for a stylish minivan with practical family transportation, advanced technology, spacious interior, large cargo capacity, and great on the road performance, then I highly recommend taking a look at the new 2016 Toyota Sienna.

To find out more about the Toyota Sienna, please visit- www.Toyota.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid 4-Door Hatchback (Review)

Without a doubt, the Prius is the most popular and distinctive hybrid vehicle that Toyota has ever produced and is a true pioneer in hybrid technology. Since the Prius was introduced in the early nineties, other hybrid vehicles have entered the automotive scene in more recent years, but none other has been able to surpass the popularity of the Prius. With a unique style, smooth handling, and excellent fuel economy with the new Prius Eco yielding an amazing 56 MPG combined, it is easy to see why it is still the world’s best selling hybrid vehicle.

The 2016 Prius has been completely redesigned with a lower, ergonomic, and supportive driver seat, increased front cabin leg and headroom, 14 percent more cargo/trunk space, improved handling, and a sleek, new exterior design.

The four-door hatchback seats up to five passengers and is available in six trim levels- Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four and Four Touring. Also available are the compact Prius C and larger Prius V models.

Standard features include- height adjustable driver and passenger cloth seats, split-folding rear seatback, storage center armrest, hands-free entry, 4 one-touch power windows, clock, trip computer, external temperature display, cruise control, front and rear cupholders, front door pockets, overhead console with storage, front seatback storage, electric power steering, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, sound and cruise controls on steering wheel, rear view camera, interior air filtration, climate control, simulated alloy steering wheel, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, 6 speakers, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control, radio data system, USB connection, Telematics, and Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone connectivity.

The Prius Two trim features- automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, cruise control, LED running lights and taillights, automatic climate control, dual 4.2-inch driver information screens, 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 6.1-inch touch screen display, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice recognition with Siri Eyes, CD player, a 6-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port.

The more efficient Prius Two Eco comes equipped with two-tone wheel covers, illuminated keyless entry on three doors, a more lightweight lithium-ion hybrid battery, ultralow-rolling-resistance tires, and an inflation kit instead of a spare tire. A rear wiper that is standard on the other trims is not included on the Two Eco.

Standard features for the Prius Three trim include- a navigation system, leatherette steering wheel and armrest trim, white interior accents, a wireless phone charging pad, satellite radio, HD radio, Toyota’s Entune premium infotainment system with a bigger 7-inch touch screen display, real-time traffic, weather, and fuel price information, as well as easy access to apps such as- Yelp, iHeartRadio, OpenTable, and Pandora.

The Prius Four comes fitted with a power driver seat with adjustable lumbar, leatherette upholstery with contrasting white stitching, a rear cargo cover, automatic wipers, blind spot monitoring, seatback storage pockets, rear cross-traffic alert, and heated front seats.

Standard equipment for the Three Touring and Four Touring trims include all of the aforementioned features that the Prius Three and Four models have, but add LED clearance lights, fog lights, a pre-collision warning system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, leatherette upholstery with contrasting blue seat stitching, automatic high beams, 17-inch alloy wheels, and unique rear bumper detailing.

An Advanced Technology Package that includes a head-up display, sunroof, and the Toyota Safety Sense System is available and the Prius Four and Prius Four Touring trims can be equipped with a Premium Convenience Package, which adds a self-parking system, a premium JBL 10-speaker sound system, and Safety Connect emergency services.

The interior of the Prius is simple, yet very modern with controls with easy to use controls. Road noise is minimal and both the front and rear cabin are spacious with enough head/legroom for taller passengers. Even though there are a lot of hard plastics throughout the front cabin, the layout looks clean and uncluttered. I found that all of the controls were easy to reach and operate while driving and the interior was surprisingly roomier than it appears from the exterior. Trunk space is quite accommodating and can be expanded with the split folding rear seats to haul larger items.

The Prius is powered by a 1.8-liter hybrid engine with a mixed production of 121 horsepower that is connected to a (CVT) continuously variable transmission. A plug-in version is also available, however; due to its heftier batteries, it can reach 62 MPH solely on electric power. Other trims are available, such as the bigger Prius V Wagon and the smaller and less expensive Prius C hatchback.

The 2016 Toyota Prius has a high safety rating and is one of the safest hybrid vehicles available. It comes equipped with 4-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, emergency braking assist, ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, auto delay off headlamps, 2 front headrests, 3 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, rear center 3-point belt, stability control, traction control, rear folding headrests, tire pressure monitoring, first aid kit, an Emergency Assistance Kit, and a security system with impact sensor.

On the road, the Prius has great driving dynamics and has a stable, yet lightweight feel. A Plus Performance package is available, which improves the driving experience, adding a rear sway bar, lowering springs, and 17-inch wheels.

The 2016 Prius is the perfect choice for consumers desiring a vehicle that can be driven all day in both the city and on the highway delivering optimal fuel economy and a fast charging rate.  The Prius is also very affordable with a starting MSRP of only $24,200.

If you have been looking for a hybrid vehicle that is fun to drive, comfortable, spacious, and affordable with excellent fuel economy, then I highly recommend looking at the 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback.

To find out more about the Toyota Prius, please visit- www.Toyota.com

 

 

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

2016 Toyota Camry 4-Door Sedan (Review)

The Toyota Camry is a five-passenger midsize sedan that has undergone a complete redesign in the previous model year with new exterior styling, noise insulation, better driving dynamics and interior details, improved handling, more equipment, better materials, and a more contemporary appearance making it a top competitor in its class.

Even though the changes seem subtle at first glance, every element of the new Camry has been restyled, except for the roof. The grille is more prominent, larger, and the exterior has a more refined appearance with stylish LED front running lamps, the door panels are enclosed in a padded leather-like material, the tail lights have an elongated look to them that is similar to some luxury sedans, and side mirrors have been redesigned to improve airflow. The dashboard and center console now have an upscale appearance with larger buttons and knobs with every trim level coming fitted with an attractive Entune touch screen.

There have also been major changes implemented in 2015 to improve the Camry’s responsiveness by introducing a retuned brake-booster system and better electric power steering, which improves handling.

For 2016, Toyota has introduced a new Special Edition trim that is based on the sporty Camry SE. The new 4-cylinder Special Edition comes equipped with a sport tuned suspension, sunroof, stylish 18-inch wheels, keyless entry/ignition, vibrant blue interior trim accents, smoked taillights, and a sportier gauge cluster.

The 2016 Camry comes in four main trims: L, SE, XLE, and XSE with the newest trim to the group being the sporty Special Edition. Every Camry comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 178 of horsepower, 170 lb-ft. of torque, front-wheel drive, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the XSE and XLE trims can be fitted with a more powerful 3.5-liter, V6 engine that produces 268 of horsepower, 248 lb-ft of torque, front-wheel drive, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The base LE trim comes standard with automatic headlights, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, keyless entry, a backup camera, a 6.1-inch Entune touch screen electronics interface, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, voice controls, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, an 8-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment, Siri Eyes Free, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player.

The SE adds sport fabric and simulated leather upholstery, advanced gauges, a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, unique exterior styling and interior trim elements, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. An Entune Plus Package is available for the LE and SE trims and includes Satellite radio, HD radio, and an upgraded 7 inch touch screen display. A sunroof is optional.

The XSE adds dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather and simulated suede upholstery, sport tuned suspension, LED running lights, heated front seats, satellite radio and HD radio, and a 4-way power passenger seat. A Convenience package for the SE and XSE models and adds keyless ignition/entry and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

The XLE is very similar to the XSE trim, except that it has full leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels and a more comfortable suspension. Also, the XLE trim has a wireless charging area for smart phones and a smart key push button start.

Safety features for all trims include- front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, antilock disc brakes, a Pre-Collision System with Auto High Beams, stability and traction control, and a rearview camera. A Blind Spot Monitor and Warning System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert are available on the XLE and XSE trims. Adaptive Cruise Control is optional.

The Advanced Technology package adds a pre-collision system that uses the adaptive cruise control sensors and a lane-departure warning system. Optional only on the XLE trim is Safety Connect, which adds automatic collision notification, a stolen-vehicle locator, and an emergency assist button.

From testing, I have found that the 2016 Toyota Camry is a fun to drive, engaging sedan with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that provides adequate acceleration and smooth on the road performance. The automatic ECT-I transmission is incredibly responsive and the Eco mode helps to increase fuel efficiency. The XLE trim goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds and yields an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

The 2016 Toyota Camry has a very comfortable and spacious interior and provides enough head and leg room in the front and rear cabin for taller passengers. The seats are supportive and plush with an ergonomic feel. Audio and climate controls on the center stack are big and are easy to reach, while the larger 7-inch Entune touchscreen interface with audio and navigation is intuitive and user friendly. Trunk space is ample measuring approximately 15.4 cubic feet with plenty of room to haul a variety of mid to large sized items with ease.

On the road, the Camry is a strong performer with responsive handling and has a composed, planted demeanor on busy highways, and when making sharp turns and travelling on curvy roads.

If you have been looking for a modern family sedan with comfortable interior, strong on the road performance, advanced technology, sleek exterior styling, and many features that are usually only available in more expensive luxury vehicles, then I highly recommend taking a look at the 2015 Toyota Camry XLE 4-Door Sedan.  The Camry has a starting MSRP of $23,070 and in my opinion; it is well worth the price.

To find out more about the 2016 Toyota Camry, please visit- http://www.toyota.com/camry/

 

Philippa Lane is an automotive writer, expert author for Ezine Articles, and staff writer for Cable Muse Network.

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