Friday, February 5, 2010

10 best car for summer

if you are confused choose what is suitable for cars with the summer, we suggest you re-open the car magazine you've ever read. As I have found on bankrate.com site I see there are 10 best cars for the summer this year. Although reference to the previous year, however, I think these cars are suitable and feasible for your vacation in the summer.

Okay, let's check the video from bankrate.com that gives you a lot of explanation.



Crossover
Ford Flex
MSRP:
$28,550
Mileage:
17 city/24 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "good" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
Extras such as a built-in cooler and its multipanel sunroof, called the Vista Roof, add to this roomy vehicle, says Brian Moody with Edmunds.com. It also has 20 cubic feet of trunk capacity. Plus, he says, it stays away from the jelly bean shape. "It doesn't look like a dorky family car; it looks kind of cool. I think that's worth something," he says.

Minivan
Toyota Sienna
MSRP:
$24,540
Mileage:
17 city/23 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "poor" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
For families, the minivan is the best road trip vehicle, by far, says Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy. Kids can sit up high and see out the windows, which keep them from bothering each other, he says. "If they have siblings, the only place to turn to is the other. That brings the line, 'Don't make me stop this car,'" he says. The Sienna has a comfortable, quiet ride, says Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com, plus convenient features, including numerous cup holders, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and 43.6 cubic feet of trunk capacity.

SUV
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
MSRP:
$74,085
Mileage:
20 city/21 highway
Safety:
Five-star rating in front and side impact tests in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program (The SUV is not rated by the IIHS).
Why it's trip-worthy:
Luggage space abounds in this vehicle, which can transport up to eight, but also has more reasonable fuel economy in the hybrid version. Trunk capacity starts at 16.9 cubic feet, growing to 108.9 cubic feet with second row seats stowed and third seat removed. Features include heated and cooled front seats, rearview cameras and towing capabilities, as well as satellite TV and DVD players, "all the conveniences to keep your kids occupied when you're finding your way down the road," says Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. "It's a great car for a family."

Convertible
Mazda Miata MX-5
MSRP:
$22,400
Mileage:
22 city/28 highway (five-speed manual), 21 city/28 highway (six-speed manual or six-speed automatic)
Safety:
N/A
Why it's trip-worthy:
It's all about the fun factor for the Miata MX-5, which is also on Car and Driver magazine's list of the best cars for the 10th year. "The steering is quick, almost go-cart like," says Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. "Your ability to commune with nature with the top down is terrific. It's probably the closest feeling to riding a motorcycle you can have to driving a car." But with only 5.3 cubic feet of trunk capacity, remember to pack light, says Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy.

Sports car
BMW Z4 Roadster
MSRP:
$45,750
Mileage:
18 city/28 highway
Safety:
N/A
Why it's trip-worthy:
With plenty of power and terrific handling, this two-seater is another Kelley Blue Book pick. "It's just a terrific all-around sports car," says Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. The vehicle has a retractable hardtop, reaches 60 mph in 5 seconds and includes features such as the iDrive vehicle control system, a computerized system that allows the driver and passengers to control such things as the air conditioning, the audio, navigation and communication systems.

Luxury coupe
Infiniti G37
MSRP:
Starting at $35,900
Mileage:
18 city/26 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "marginal" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
The car, also on Car and Driver's 10 Best list, boasts a sports feel in its construction and handling, experts say. "You just feel like it's something a little bit more unique than the next car," says Brian Moody with Edmunds.com. It has a 3.7-liter, V-6 engine with 330 horsepower, as well as the Infiniti Speaker on Wheels by Bose with 11 speakers and its Music Box technology, with room to store up to 2,900 songs. It's also available as a convertible, for the first time, and as a sedan.

Hybrid
Toyota Prius
MSRP:
Starting at $22,000
Mileage:
48 city/45 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "marginal" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
Changes made to the 2010 Prius will transform what previously been seen as a commuter car into one that will be comfortable for long distances, says Brian Moody with Edmunds.com. It's not as narrow and noisy as before, he says, and the seats are more comfy. Another plus is its driving range, reaching 545 miles, Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy says. "You run out of gas before they do," he says.

Muscle car
Chevy Corvette
MSRP:
Starting at $49,515
Mileage:
16 city/26 highway (manual), 15 city/25 highway (automatic)
Safety:
N/A
Why it's trip-worthy:
"It brings up echoes in my mind of Route 66," says Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. The new one features comfort and style that he says previous versions have not offered. "It makes it a great vehicle to say get in and put in 600, 700 miles in a day," he says. The mileage in the car, which has a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine, is an amazing accomplishment for Chevrolet, Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy says.

Sedan
Mercedes C63 AMG
MSRP:
$58,075
Mileage:
12 city/18 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "good" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
The sleek five-seater is a terrific all-around vehicle, says Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com's Jack Nerad, from the performance to the size to the interior features. "A lot of people might call it the best sedan in the world," he says. It has a 507-horsepower, V-8 engine and features such as room for about 1,500 songs on its hard drive.

Truck
Dodge Ram 1500
MSRP:
$22,420
Mileage:
14 city/20 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "marginal" in side impacts, "good" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
Folks who need to bring bikes or boats along will find the Dodge Ram capable of doing so, but with the features of a luxury sedan. The full-size pickup was redesigned for the 2009 model year, with Edmunds.com noting its roomy and well-appointed interior. "You drive it and it almost feels like a car, yet it still is able to tow and haul a lot of stuff," says Brian Moody with Edmunds.com.

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