This is all the Ram marketing folks’ fault. At the reveal event for the ProMaster City last month, sitting there in a corner of the tent was a meticulously restored Dodge A100. Though the Ram folks made no direct comparison between the two vehicles, the seeds were planted. How do the two diminutive, scrappy vans compare?
2015 Chrysler 200S AWD V6
Miles Driven: 314
Fuel Used: 15.0 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 20.9 mpg
2015 Honda Fit EX-L Automatic with Navigation
Miles Driven: 276
Fuel Used: 9.0 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 30.7 mpg
You have to feel a little sorry for the product-information specialists and executives at Dodge when the topic of the 2015 Challenger comes up. They’ve spent who knows how much time working up all kinds of explanatory material about revised styling this and new 8-speed automatic that—and it’s all going in one ear and out the other because everybody in their audience is staring slack-jawed at the Hellcat.
Presented here is an unedited press release issued by Ford today. Images and captions were added by the CG Daily Drive team.
All-New Ford F-150 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6 Engine Delivers V8 Capability and Performance
DEARBORN, Mich., July 22, 2014 – With its new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® with standard Auto Start-Stop and new 3.5-liter V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 2015 Ford F-150 resets the bar in light-duty pickup truck performance, capability and efficiency.
A buddy of mine and I used to play a game called “Full Retail Fun.” The game was simple enough, we grabbed a recent copy of Consumer Guide® and tried to build to most expensive cars possible by tallying the prices of every available option.
Has the summer heat got you down? Are you already tired of Weird Al Yankovic’s talk-show come-back tour? Well, here’s a chance to get away from it all. In fact, here’s a chance to get away from your computer. Just print out Classic -Car Word Search, Part 2: Trim Levels and set yourself down in a comfy chair. Your job, for the next hour or so, is to find 39 common trim level names, such as Brougham. Also buried below are two beloved Star Trek characters. Enjoy!
2014 Hyundai Elantra SE
Miles Driven: 372
Fuel Used: 13.0 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 28.6 mpg
In 1991, Oldsmobile sold a lot of Cutlasses. That simple fact probably doesn’t surprise anyone, at least not until you realize that of the seven car models Olds offered in ’91, three were dubbed Cutlass.
2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 4X4
Miles Driven: 988
Fuel Used: 49.4 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 20.0 mpg