Scoring high in safety the 2009 Ford Mustang also has the power behind the Mustang brand showing that a muscle car can also be a wise choice in terms of safety.
Test drivers favor the Mustang for its powerful engine, retro design, and stellar crash test results. The Mustang proves to be a smart buy for anyone wanting a car powerful enough to back its bad boy looks.
First introduced in 1964, the Ford Mustang has become a true American icon. “Having weathered oil crises, ugly styling crises, increasing emissions standards, corporate turmoil and unending penny-pinching over the years, the Mustang is a true survivor,” writes Edmunds. “While rival pony cars have been sent to the glue factory, the original has only grown stronger and more popular.” World-renowned for its brawny presence and threatening snarl, the Mustang receives accolades for its muscle-car street performance, but loses points in overall refinement. Still, it earns awards for both quality and ownership cost. …more
Max Motors is proud to present to you the Ford quality commitment web series. Will be bringing you more video through the coming weeks. Every car and truck produced by Ford goes through the same quality assurance program. These videos highlight Ford’s commitment to vehicle safety and quality assurance.
Get more car for the buck, the 2009 Chevy Impala is a large well priced car with plenty of horsepower.
The Impala does score in two major areas. First, it’s huge, with 104.5 cubic feet of interior room and the ability to seat six if one opts for the front bench seat (remember those?) available in the LS and LT. Second, it offers a lot of car for the money, with a base LS starting under $24,000. For that, you get a large car with more than 200 horsepower and plenty of standard equipment, and savvy buyers can find examples for far less on dealer lots at the moment. …more
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine that puts the car at a massive 556 horsepower and takes this beast from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds.
Cadillac wants its “Standard of the World” slogan back. Toward that end, the brand is mounting sort of a “wreath-and-quest” global crusade to convert the heathen masses currently worshipping roundels, three-pointed stars, linked-rings, and the like. Its arsenal of enticements includes a small car (the Swedish-built BLS), diesel engines (including a new state-of-the-art 2.7L V-6), and even a sleek and slinky CTS Sport Wagon due next year. But it needs a big-dog halo car-something to run with the Ms, AMGs, and RSs, capable of laying down big bragging-rights numbers at the Nrburgring. This CTS-V aims to be that car.
The easy part of the project was the engine. The supercharged small-block V-8 was co-developed and cost-shared with Chevrolet, which uses it to power its halo-wearing Corvette ZR1 Nurburgringer. The roomy engine compartment of a sedan allowed plenty of pricey pieces to come off the exotic ZR1 engine, like the dry-sump oiling system and the saddle-mount twin intercooler bricks that allowed the LS9 to limbo in under the Vette’s low hoodline. The LSA’s normal oil pan and single intercooler on top of the blower fit fine in the CTS, requiring just a modest power bulge in the aluminum hood to provide pedestrian-impact clearance-and perhaps a bit of visual intimidation. The same quiet, efficient, four-lobe blower design is used, though it’s a bit smaller and makes less boost (8.7 psi versus 10.5). Using LS2-like valvetrain restricts the Caddy’s redline to 6200 rpm, while the ZR1′s low-mass bits tolerate 6600 revs. Befitting the sedan’s statelier nature, the Corvette’s loud-mode exhaust is ditched in favor of a quieter system with four catalysts and a modest resonator (it’s quiet, but for resonant drone at 1500 rpm). The sound is dominated by pleasing V-8 induction noise embellished with a bit of supercharger whine. (You almost never hear the ZR1′s supercharger over its bellowing exhaust.)…more
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is Jeep’s responce to Hummer in making a true offroad vehicle that offers performance and value.
Available in three trim models, the Wrangler Unlimited comes in the base X model, the Sahara and the off-road demon, the Rubicon. The X and Sahara come in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive while the Rubicon is 4WD only. All three are powered by Jeep’s 3.8-Liter overhead valve 60 degree V6 engine that produces 202 hp and 237 lb-ft torque. The new engine is quieter, lighter and more powerful per cubic inch then the old V8 that used to be found inside the smaller Wrangler. The 3.8L V6 also maintains higher torque at speeds above 3400 rpm, allowing for an expanded operating range. For a V6, the engine is a thirsty one however at 16m mpg in the city and 21 on the highway. …more