Browsing all articles from January, 2014
Jan
27

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette vs. The 2014 Porsche 911

Author JoeC    Category Comparisons     Tags

A battle of the performance superstars is at hand, and with such a rich history behind each vehicle, it’s not easy to determine which comes out on top. Both the 2014 Chevy 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 800pxCorvette Stingray and the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S boast substantial performance specifications and hefty price tags, but even with the scale generally tipped in the Porsche 911’s favor, it looks like the new Corvette Stingray can certainly hold its own against the German engineering of its counterpart.

  • Side-by-Side Power Comparison: Under the hood of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a Pushrod 6.2L V8 engine that is capable of 460 hp and a whopping 465 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine noise of the new Corvette Stingray is a pretty significant roar, which is a stark contrast to the silkier purr of the 3.8L flat-6 engine that moves the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S. The Carrera S model’s powertrain puts out 400 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, but despite the torque deficit, the Porsche beats the Corvette by a tenth of a second in the quarter-mile.
  • Interior Space and Style: The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray has the driver seated in a narrow well between the door panel and the vehicle’s center console. However, the red leather seats, dashboard, and carbon-fiber trim accents put the new Corvette above other cars in its class. The 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S beats the Chevy Corvette Stingray when it comes to space though. Its airy cabin is much less cramped-feeling than its competitor.
  • Price Point: Just under the six-figure price ceiling, the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S has a starting MSRP of $99,850. For muscular performance at a discounted rate, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the answer with its starting MSRP of $51,995.

The Ultimate Choice

While the new Chevy Corvette Stingray is much cheaper than the new Porsche 911 Carrera S, there is a reason for this. If you’re willing to shell out the extra money, the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S delivers more responsive, agile handling, and hyper-efficient shifting thanks to its 7-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is capable of higher speeds with a much larger engine, but its chassis and 6-speed manual are a bit stiffer when it comes to controlling the vehicle itself.

Jan
11

Ford SYNC 3 Offers Connectivity, Technology for All Drivers

Author JoeC    Category Technology     Tags

Your vehicle needs a fast and responsive communications system to help you get on the road in comfort and style. With the Ford SYNC 3, you have everything you need right at your SYNC 3fingertips with faster operation, easier voice commands, and a simple-to-use interface to help you access entertainment, climate controls, and smartphone capabilities with ease. This third generation of the Ford SYNC offers greater capabilities along with the trusted technology that 10 million Ford drivers already use, and was carefully developed through the input of 22,000 Ford SYNC users via surveys, customer comments, and more. Let’s take a look courtesy of this Indianapolis Ford Dealer!

Simple User Technology

New and improved features of the Ford SYNC 3 include a user-friendly interface that is intuitive and responsive. The screen is designed to show clearly even in bright sunlight, offering you maximum visibility at all hours. The interface itself is simple to operate, allowing even beginners to access vehicle operations intuitively. Quick access tiles allow you to select from three main areas to control all aspects of your drive, including:

  • Navigation with maps, downloadable directions, and a “one box search” function that allows you to search for locations the same way you would use an internet search engine.
  • Streaming audio with connectivity to your mobile music library.
  • Phone integration allowing access to your apps, subscription-free emergency calling, and more.
  • Pinching and swiping recognition similar to that of your mobile device.

What’s more, the voice recognition of the Ford SYNC 3 has been upgraded to use a more natural language technology so that you can speak freely to access your vehicle’s operations. This let’s you access music in fewer steps without toggling through menus. Additionally, the interface understands basic search queries without the need for explicit details allowing you to search for locations by general terms without specifics. With mobile capabilities, you can access Apple’s Siri for an even more comprehensive search experience.

Unique App Access

The new and improved AppLink technology in Ford SYNC allows you to hook up your mobile device for seamless connectivity no matter where you travel. The link is quick to respond to your requests, making navigation and hands-free calling a breeze. Bluetooth and 911 Assist help you reach emergency services in an accident when you need them most, and it can even transmit information about your accident to help rescue technicians. You will also be able to use AppLink to update your vehicle’s software using Wi-Fi, for up-to-date features as long as you travel. There’s almost no limit to the possibilities of the new Ford SYNC 3!

Jan
3

A Look at the New 2014 Hyundai Genesis

Author JoeC    Category Sedan     Tags

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis will undoubtedly be one of the top vehicles of its class this year, and if you’re in the market for a new sedan, we strongly encourage you to take a 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupecloser look and see all that this luxury mid-size sedan has to offer. Not only is the 2014 Genesis more spacious than its competitors—at 125.3 cubic feet of total interior volume, it has the space of a large vehicle in the body of a mid-size car—but its powerful engine, sleek features, and safety additions also make it worth a closer look.

Power and Performance

The standard 2014 Hyundai Genesis has a 3.8L V6 gasoline direct injection engine that delivers a class-leading 333 hp, providing you with a powerful, smooth, and efficient drive. The 2014 Genesis also gets an impressive 28 mpg on the highway, ensuring that the vehicle’s power does not hinder its fuel-efficiency.

Features

An abundance of space is not the only advantageous feature found in the 2014 Hyundai Genesis. Rather, the Hyundai Genesis provides a variety of standard features to make your driving more enjoyable, including leather seating, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, an Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster with an LCD display, and a seven-speaker audio system. Whether you have a long morning commute or spend endless afternoons carting the kids to and from soccer practice, the 2014 Genesis’s features will transform driving from a chore to a luxury.

Safety

With the Hyundai Genesis, car safety is a top priority. Though the Genesis includes plenty of luxury convenience features, it makes sure to not compromise safety in the process. The standard Genesis model comes equipped with:

  • Traction control system
  •  4-wheel abs brakes
  • Vehicle anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Occupant classification system
  • Seat belt height adjuster
  • Active front head restraints

Try It Out Today

With its powerful performance, sleek style, dedication to safety, and spacious interior, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is guaranteed to be one of the standout vehicles of 2014. If you’re even considering purchasing a new vehicle this year, the Hyundai Genesis is definitely worth a closer look.