Car Prices Blogs - January, 2011

Comparing Safe New Cars

January 24th, 2011

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when making the decision to buy a new car for yourself or your loved ones? Safety, fuel efficiency and price might be some of the most used answers.

We have gather some details on our top two pick for this month’s safe and reasonable priced cars that meet all of these requirements.

    Kia’s five door hatchback 2011 model:
  • Base price of only $16,895.
  • Fuel economy. 25 MPG in the city or 34 mpg in the highway for the manual version. 26 MPG in the city and 36 MPG in the highway if you choose the automatic.
  • Comes with side curtain airbags, front seat & side airbags and it is also front airbag equipped.
  • It uses a 156 HP, 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine.
  • 6 speed manual transmission but automatic transmission can be optional.
    2011 Hyundai Elantra
  • Base price is $14,830.
  • It uses 148 HP, 1.8 liter, 4 cylinder engine.
  • It is equipped with 6 airbags.
  • Has 4 wheel anti lock brakes.
  • And of couse, has an intelligent vehicle stability system.
  • 6 speed manual/automatic transmission.
  • Fuel economy. It can do 29 MPG in the city and about 40 MPG in the highway.

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Compare 2011 Chevy Volt’s Performance and Price

January 17th, 2011

New 2011 Chevrolet Volt keeps making a buzz amongst car enthusiasts and new car buyers.

The Volt is GM’s first revolutionary plug in electric/gas car. The most outstanding feature of the car is that it has two drive-trains:

  • Battery & Motor. This can drive the car up to forty miles once the battery is fully charged. Using a regular 110 Volt outlet the battery will be charged in about 10 hours, however special 220 V charging station can be purchased and it’ll reduce time to only 4 charging hours.
  • Gas Hybrid System. This operates with a gas engine and a fuel tank, just like any regular car. It can drive up to 300 more miles.

The combined power between the engine and the electric motors is of 149 HP. Other features include traction control, curtain-side airbags, ABS, front-side airbags and another set of airbags for the passenger’s knees. The customer is also capable of heating or cooling the car before getting in! And you can easily charge your cell phone, Ipod or any regular laptop. You can also buy a car program that will allow you to control several features from you iPhone or Blackberry.

This is a four passenger vehicle, considered a hatchback, it is not spacious but comfortable and it costs about $45.000. Even though the price is very high when comparing new hybrid car prices, it compensates with how much money you can save in gasoline and how much you are contributing to a greener environment.

First production of the Volt has been very limited and only offered in Michigan, Washington D.C, Texas, California and New York. It is expected for GM to build about 15.000 Volts this year and they should be ready to hit the dealerships by late 2011.

Ford Introduces the Focus Electric

January 10th, 2011

Making its way into the green auto market, Ford is currently working on a high tech Focus model, to be name Focus Electric.

This will be the second electric vehicle for the manufacturer. Previously, in the early 2000′s it had launched the Transit Connect.

New Focus model is challenging the nominee for “Eco Friendly Car of the Year”: Nissan Leaf. First thing Ford wants to succeed at is charging time. The Nissan Leaf takes about 8 hours to charge, while the Focus can take up to only 4 hours using either the 120-volt convenience cord that comes with the car or a regular 240-volt charging station that can be bought at Best Buy for the price of $1,499.

We don’t have a confirmation yet on the range of this hybrid car, however, a company spokesman said it could be expected for the car to have a range of 100 miles. The car is equipped with a 23 kilowatt lithium-ion battery.

Amongst the features shown at the Consumer Electronics Show are the new looks and structure of the “MyFord Touch driver connect technology” carrying information such as battery charge, expected range, distance to the next charging point and air conditioning.

We will be posting further information on green cars as well as hybrid car prices in the weeks to come.

BMW Dealer in Knoxville Offering an Incredible Rebate

January 4th, 2011

Known local Knoxville BMW dealer, Grayson BMW, is currently offering a whopping rebate of $7.305 on new stylish 2011 BMW 128i coupe. To qualify for the rebate, you have to finance your loan with BMW Financial. This is a limited time offer.

    2011 BMW 128I Coupe comes with:

  • A 3.0L L6 DO engine
  • 230 @ 6500 HC 24-valve HP (hp@rpm)
  • 200 @ 2750 torque (lb.ft@rpm)
  • Rear-wheel drive drivetrain
  • A 6-speed manual transmission
  • Opt. Transmission #1:6-speed automatic with Steptronic Shift Paddles Opt.
  • Transmission #2: 6-speed automatic with Steptronic
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Standard ABS
  • Standard power steering
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • It can drive up to 100 km for 11 liters in the city and 6.9 in the highway.

If you are in Knoxville, go ahead, this might be the time to finally get that BMW that you dreamed of, and if you are not in Knoxville, you might consider taking a ride and saving some money! Feel free to request as many BMW free price quotes as you wish at CompetingCarPrices.com


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