Posts Tagged ‘the do it all cars

27
May
10

The Cars that “Do it All”

New vehicle niches are popping up all the time these days.  The auto market has become very fragmented so it is no wonder that a new vehicle segment has emerged, the “do it all” segment.  Many people wonder if there truly is a vehicle on the market that can do it all.  So MSN has composed a list of the top vehicles in the market that can “do it all.” 

2010 Ford Flex- This rectangular shaped car seats seven passenger and can comfortably seat two adults in the rear seats. The rear seats can be flipped down to make for more storage room.  The standard Ford Flex comes with a 3.5 liter 262 horsepower DOHC V6 engine with a 6 speed automatic gearbox.  All wheel drive is also an option on this crossover. 

2010 Ford Transit Connect- This full size van can be used as a 2 seat commercial van or as a 5 passenger van.  The interior in not very luxurious, but it is quite spacious.  You have the option to get Bluetooth capability, parking sensors and/or remote starts.

2010 Honda Fit- The Honda Fit may look small from the outside, but the inside is quite spacious.  The interior is simple and the second row seating can be arranged with many different panels and cushions. The crossover has a 1.5 liter DOHC 117 horsepower engine with 27 mpg city/ 33 mpg highway.

2010 Honda Ridgeline/Pilot- Both the Honda Ridgeline and Pilot make a very versatile pickup truck.  Both trucks are powered by a 3.5 liter 250 horsepower single overhead V6 engine. The pickup bed has a very nice feature which is a lockable trunk.

2010 Mercedes-Benz GL 350– This car is practical yet at the same time luxurious.  The Mercedes GL350 BlueTec is powered by a 3.0 liter turbo diesel 210 horsepower V6 engine.  The SUV has 14.3 cubic feet of luggage room and 83 cubic feet of room if you flip down the second and third row. 

2010 Subaru Outback-The Outback is truly the modern crossover.  This year’s Outback is much taller and wider than its predecessor.  The vehicle’s variable transmission makes the Outback 2.5i have fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

2010 Toyota 4Runner- The Toyota 4Runner is a very outdoorsy SUV.  This vehicle has is capable of going off-roading.  The vehicle has seating for five or seven passengers with an optional third row seating.

2011 Toyota Sienna- A minivan is perfect if you are looking for a car that provides comfort and space for your passengers.  This Sienna has the option for an all- wheel-drive and rear seat video screens to keep your passengers entertained.

2010 Volkswagon Jetta SportWagen TDI- The SportWagon provides the passengers an eco friendly ride.  With the “clean diesel” and “advanced lean burn” engine this car is not too bad for the environment.  The vehicle’s seats are comfortable and the wagon offers a lot of usable space.

2010 Volvo XC70- Volvos are known for being safe cars, but not only that they are very versatile, especially the XC70. The stylish vehicle comes with a 3.2 liter engine or a 3.0 liter 281 horsepower turbocharged engine.  The vehicle also has the maximum amount of towing capability.

To read the full article on MSN, please click here.