Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20 Great Vehicles From 2015

1. Tesla Model S2015 Tesla Model S P85D Car Wallpaper

When it comes to electric cars, the Tesla Model S is the leader of the pack. The Model S should be looked to for inspiration when other car companies are crafting their electric models. Both stylish and powerful, the Model S will impress anyone who drives it. Equipped with two electric motors, an induction AC motor in the front generating 257 horsepower, and one in the rear generating 257 horsepower; the Tesla Model S has a total output of 329 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. All of which is powered by a 70-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Without one drop of gasoline the Model S can wipe the floor with a number of sports cars in its class. The aptly named ludacris mode will get your heart pumping when engaged, allowing the Model S to reach high speeds in a matter of seconds. The Model S gets an estimated 240 driving miles off one charge, equating to an estimated 95 mpg city and 106 mpg highway.

2. Toyota Prius
2015 Toyota Prius Engine And Specs

For years the Toyota Prius has been king of the hill when it comes to hybrid vehicles and it’s no surprise as to why. The Prius fills a specific role in the automotive market, giving consumers amazing gas mileage at a reasonable price. The tiny 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor combine to make 134 horsepower. When driven in the most efficient manner, the Prius gets an estimated 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway. Enthusiasts may not be the biggest fan of the Prius’s weak engine, but they aren’t the target demographic. Speed and power aren’t a big deal when your goal is to get to and from work or the store without spending a bunch of money on gas. Leisurely drives, long commutes, or taking care of your day to day driving needs are where the Prius shines brightest. Of all the current hybrid cars on the market, the Prius is the best.

3. Hyundai Genesis
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If you’re looking for a luxury sedan with power and style, the Hyundai Genesis fits that bill perfectly. Powered by either a 3.8 liter V-6 that produces 348 horsepower, or a 420 horsepower V-8 the Genesis has plenty of power to meet your needs. Rear wheel drive is the standard, but all-wheel drive is an option. Steering is responsive and quick, and the suspension is tuned by Lotus to provide a comfortable ride when cruising, and a stiff ride when ripping around corners. The exterior is sleek and handsome, without too much glitz to make it appear gaudy. Gas mileage is a little on the low side, with 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, but it is a large luxury sedan with a powerful motor so that is to be expected. The interior is wrapped in leather and high quality materials make up the dash. Overall the Genesis is a great choice for a mid-size luxury sedan.

4. Toyota Avalon
2015 Toyota Avalon Design And Engine

In the mid-size sedan category the Toyota Avalon is one of the best in it’s class. The exterior styling is beautiful, with eye catching body lines and an aggressive front end. The interior has a luxury feel to it, with a wrapped dashboard, comfortable seats, and chrome accents. The capacitive touch controls are  larger than most, making them easy to manipulate and quick to respond to inputs. A 268 horsepower V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic resides under the hood. The automatic transmission is responsive and smooth, making for a comfortable driving experience. A hybrid version is also available, pairing a four cylinder engine to an electric motor and using a CVT transmission. The suspension is well tuned, eliminating most road imperfections and leaving you comfortable as you travel to your destination.

5. Audi A3
2015 Audi A3 Tdi

The Audi A3 leads the pack when it comes to entry level luxury vehicles. A 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, with front wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard. No manual transmission is offered. A 220 horsepower four-cylinder engine with all-wheel drive is optional, for a higher price and if you’re willing to sacrifice gas mileage. The steering is precise, with no numb spots in the wheel, giving superior control over the vehicle. The suspension is tuned for a luxury car, with the soul of a sports car. Road imperfections are not noticed at all when traveling rough roads, and there is no discernible body roll around sharp corners. The A3 received high marks across the board from critics and consumers, making it a great choice for a daily driver or a first car for a teen driver.

6. Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ

For those of us with close to $80,000 to spend, the Jaguar XJ is a phenomenal car. Athletic appearance, lightweight aluminium structure, and a comfortable, sporty ride are all featured on this great vehicle. There is also a long wheelbase model for those who want to be chauffeured around town. The standard engine is a 340 horsepower V-6, while the optional V-8 supercharged engine puts down 470 horsepower. If you really want to go fast, the XJR comes with a 550 horsepower beast. The XJ comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option. The interior cabin is artfully designed, with leather wrapped everything and eye catching accents. The suspension is perfectly tuned to give you the most comfortable ride possible, without sacrificing any performance. For a high end luxury car, the Jaguar XJ is a definite front runner.

7. Honda Accord

For years the Honda Accord has been a front runner for best in class when it comes to full sized sedans. The price is affordable at $23,040 MSRP and if you have extra to spend, the optional features give you plenty of bag for your buck. You have two engines to choose from with the Accord as well. If you want to save on fuel, you can go with the 185 horsepower four-cylinder engine that gets 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. For those that want some power under the hood, the 278 horsepower V-6 is the obvious choice. Both engines are offered with a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The EX models come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which are controlled with a button-less infotainment system.

8. Mazda 6
2016 Mazda 6 Sport and Specs

The Mazda 6 is right on the heels of the Honda Accord in the full sized sedan class. The exterior styling of the 6 is beautiful, with stylish curves and an aggressive grille. The engine is a 184 horsepower four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is also offered and it comes equipped with a “sport” mode that lets you shift it like a manual. The Mazda 6 has handling that is almost unparalleled in its class, able to navigate corners with no discernible body roll and nimbly changing lanes. The suspension does a stellar job of absorbing road imperfections, giving you a smooth, comfortable ride as you cruise down the road. The interior is well designed, with high quality materials used for the dash and body panels. The Mazda 6 is without a doubt a great choice for a sedan, whether it’s for the family or just a daily commute.

9. Ford Focus ST
2015 Ford Focus ST

The Ford Focus ST combines high octane power and everyday versatility into one awesome four door hatchback. This vehicle belongs on any enthusiasts list of best cars, and it’s no mystery as to why.. Powered by a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16 valve 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. With 252 horsepower, the Ford Focus ST is capable of a zero to sixty time of 6.3 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 14.9 seconds. When pushed to it’s limits, the Ford Focus ST reaches a top speed of 154 mph in 38.7 seconds. It’s stiff subframe and springs give the Ford Focus ST a tight, smooth ride; capable of handling sharp curves with ease. Electronically assisted steering, actuated via a flat-bottom steering wheel, adds to the smoothness of the ride. If you want a car you can drive daily to work and then play with on the weekends, this is the car for you.

10. 2015 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5 Redesign and Price

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best SUVs of 2015. Armed with excellent handling and a sleek, well designed exterior this SUV should be at the top of anyone’s list. The all-wheel drive model has one engine option: a 184 horsepower 2.5 liter four-cylinder. A six-speed automatic transmission delivers power to all the wheels. Plenty of cargo room is available in the CX-5, making road trips easy. The steering is tight and responsive and the suspension is finely tuned. Body roll is non-existent and the all-wheel drive makes cornering and harsh weather a non-issue. The interior is well designed, with high quality plastics giving an upscale feel. Two USB ports and an auxiliary jack are easily accessible in the center console. A 7 inch touch screen is used for the Mazda Connect infotainment system and can be controlled with steering wheel controls.

11. Honda Fit
2016 Honda Fit Design and Specs

Honda is well known for making great affordable cars, and with the Fit they have time and time again proved that just because it’s affordable it doesn’t have to skimp on features. The Fit has one of the best safety scores in its class and had exceptional fuel economy. With an EPA estimated 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, the Fit will save you in money at the pump. The Fit handles nimbly, with a comfortable ride and tight suspension, so when you want to play around, the Fit is ready when you are.. Even though the Fit is small on the outside, it has ample backseat legroom for its passengers, without needing to inconvenience those in the front seat. The engine is a 130 horsepower four-cylinder with a six-speed manual transmission, a CVT is optional for those who don’t want to have to deal with constant shifting.

12. Ford F-150
Ford F-150 2015

The Ford F-Series Trucks have been topping sales charts since they were introduced in 1948; that’s over 60 years of great dependable trucks. The F-150 is great because it will do the work you need for a work truck, without draining your bank account. The cab and box are made from aluminium to keep weight down, while the frame is constructed out of high strength steel. This increases durability, and enables towing of up to 12,000 lbs and a payload of 3300 lbs.The base model is equipped with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine outputting 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard on the F-150, as is rear wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional, but will bring the price above 30k. Gas mileage is adequate for a truck of this size, with an estimated 17 city and 23 highway mpg.

13. Ford Fiesta
2016 Ford Fiesta ST Specs and Changes

The Ford Fiesta is a great little sports car for a reasonable price. Three engines are available for the Fiesta, a standard 120 horsepower engine, a 123 horsepower turbocharged 3-cylinder, and a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 197 horsepower. The two weaker engines have the option of a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, no automatic is available. The steering is responsive and quick, allowing you to navigate corners with ease, and the suspension is fine tuned to handle whatever the road throws at it. The interior is well made, but there are no frills to keep costs down. Even the sporty turbo model is lacking in the interior. Considering the Fiesta’s low price, these minor flaws are easily overlooked.

14. Scion FR-S
2016 Scion FR-S Release Date and Price

The Scion FR-S is a great sports car for a reasonable price. Under the hood is a 200 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual, giving the Scion FR-S plenty of get-up-and-go. A six-speed automatic is optional. Either transmission option is a fine choice, as the manual shifts with a solid, no nonsense feel and the paddle-shift automatic is quick and responsive. The rear wheel drive lets you play around with the FR-S more than a front wheel drive sports car, giving the FR-S more appeal. The low center of gravity makes the FR-S very agile, coupled with responsive steering and a new stiffer, recalibrated suspension, the FR-S has drastically reduced body roll and feels stable around harsh corners. The Subaru BRZ is the twin of the FR-S built by Subaru and is equally as great as the FR-S.

15. Subaru WRX
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Whether it’s the standard edition WRX or the STi model, the WRX is a great choice when looking for a new car. The standard model comes with a powerful 268 horsepower four-cylinder under its hood, while the STi houses a 305 horsepower turbocharged engine in it’s engine bay. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard option, with an eight-speed automatic being optional (The STi only offers a manual transmission.). The WRX has Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive, which gives it phenomenal handling in all kinds of terrain and weather.The suspension is tuned for sport, giving it additional handling, with a precise steering setup that responds immediately to driver input. The interior is comfortable and upscale, with ample legroom and high quality plastics used. The STi model has more frills and features, but also costs around $10,000 more.

16. Kia Soul
2016 Kia Soul Price and Release Date

In the small compact car category, the Kia Soul shines bright. Low cost, plenty of space, and plenty of feature, the Soul is a perfect choice for your daily needs. A solidly built suspension control body roll when cornering and absorb imperfections, giving the Soul a comfortable ride. The 130 horsepower 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine might not have a lot of pep, but it wasn’t built to win races. It was however, built to get reasonable gas mileage, with an EPA estimated 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The base MSRP of $16,515 makes the soul very affordable. The interior has plenty of room for passengers and cargo. With ample legroom and comfortable seats keeping your passengers happy on even the longest trips. The undated exterior moves away from the traditional box on wheels look of the past and has curves and rounded edges, giving the soul an eye-catching look.

17. Honda Odyssey
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In the minivan category, the Honda Odyssey has been dominating for years. Honda is constantly improving their top selling van, and the latest model is a beauty. The interior has plenty of room for up to eight passengers to sit comfortably while still having a lot of cargo space. The engine is a 248 horsepower V-6 that’s coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A cylinder deactivation feature reduces the engine to 3 cylinders to conserve fuel when on the highway has been a staple of the Odyssey for years, and it returns with this model. The Odyssey gets an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Honda even installed a vacuum cleaner into the Odyssey which is stored in the cargo area, making it much easier to clean up the eventual crumb piles that will spring up in the back seats.

18. Ferrari 458
2015 Ferrari 458 Wallpaper Cars

If you’re in the market for an exotic sports car, the Ferrari 458 is leading the pack for the 2015 model year. This vehicle is an instrument of pure speed, powered by a 562 horsepower V-8 engine, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The exterior styling is exactly what you would expect from the Italian car company: gorgeous. The body lines are sharp and aggressive, perfectly crafted to be both aerodynamic and eye-popping. The suspension is inspired by F1 vehicles, so it can definitely handle whatever you can throw at it.The interior is beautifully styled, without going overboard like some exotics do. If you really want to step it up, the exclusive 458 Speciale A model comes with a 597 horsepower engine and is a limited edition.

19. McLaren P1
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When money isn’t an option and you want the closest thing to a rocket ship on four tires that you can buy, the McLaren P1 is your car. If hypercars were superheroes, the P1 would be Superman. This beautiful piece of machinery is powered by a 903 horsepower gas/electric hybrid engine. The gas side is a 3.8 liter 727 horsepower V-8 and the electric motor side is a 177 horsepower engine. The suspension is hydro-pneumatic, allowing it to perform better than most anything on the road, and the rear wing has the ability to extend up to 12 inches to give you the needed downforce to stay on the pavement. Calling the exterior beautiful doesn’t do this car justice, it’s art on wheels. The curves and angles of the P1 make it stand out even among the other hypercars. This truly is one of the  best cars of the year, possibly one of the best cars built ever.

20. Audi Allroad
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Looking like a squatting SUV, the Allroad is the all-wheel drive station wagon built by Audi. Power is derived from a 220 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic. The all-wheel drive system keeps the Allroad glued to the road when navigating even the harshest conditions, so you don’t need to worry about getting stuck on hills when the snow falls. Even though the name says “all road”, the Allroad isn’t built to be an off-roading vehicle, as it doesn’t have low-range gear settings or a high enough suspension to travel down treacherous rocky paths. The interior is fitted with wood trim, to give it a luxury feel, and heated seats will keep you warm during the winter months.


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