Tag: 2014


2014 Callaway Corvette HP, Torque Update — 627 Horses, 610 lb-ft

Callaway engineers have finalized Callaway Corvette powertrain calibrations, following comprehensive vehicle testing and validation. Based on dynamometer testing with production-level components and calibration, the 2014 Callaway Corvette has been rated at 627 horsepower at 6400 RPM — a 167 horsepower increase over the … read more

Ford claims bigger share of police vehicle market

In just two years, Ford has revolutionized the police vehicle market by equipping many of its Police Interceptor lineup with standard all-wheel drive, which works full-time for greater mobility and security; adding more fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engines; and introducing two new body styles — … read more

Ford Fiesta: 2014 Subcompact hatch and sedan sport new looks

The world’s best-selling subcompact — the Ford Fiesta — has a new look, two frugal new powerplants, new interior, and upgraded in-car technology for 2014. Available in both sedan and hatchback versions, we had the opportunity to drive the 5-door Hatchback Titanium and … read more

New Volvo XC90 Launch now underway

One of Volvo’s’ most anticipated car launches of recent years — the all-new XC90 — has officially begun. Consumer insights have led to the development of many of the interior features of this all new SUV — including style details first previewed in … read more

Flash Drive

2014 Honda Ridgeline

Model Tested: 2014 Honda Ridgeline SE  Engine: 3.5-liter SOHC V-6  Transmission: 5-speed automatic  EPA Ratings: 15/City—21/Highway—17/Combined  Base Price: $37,505  As Tested: $38,335  Performance: Strong, smooth Honda V-6 power Car-like ride Locking differential for heavy-duty 4×4 use Good size for in town maneuverability  Comfort: … read more

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Model Tested: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring  Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder and 124 kW electric motor  Transmission: Electric Continuously Variable Transmission  EPA Ratings: 50/City—45/Highway—47/Combined  Base Price: $34,905  As Tested: $35,695  Performance: Strong acceleration and torque thanks to electric motor Seamless transitions between power … read more

Flash Drive

2014 Fiat 500L

Model Tested: — 2014 Fiat 500L Easy Engine: 1.4 Liter Multi Air® Turbo Transmission: 6-Speed Manual (6-speed Automatic available) EPA Ratings: 25/City/33 Highway — 28/Combined Base Price: $20,195 As Tested: $20.995 Performance: Surprisingly good with smooth acceleration Powerful enough for moderate hills Steering … read more

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