With the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, GM is taking its small car destiny in its own hands, bringing its Honda Fit fighter home to America--at least in terms of design and production. Unlike previous generations of the Aveo, the Sonic will be mostly homegrown.
According to a report from GM Inside News, the next-gen Chevrolet Aveo will be renamed “Sonic” when it goes on sale next year.
Some parents expressed some disappointment that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon doesn't have proper doors which open and close, but the majority of the kids thought the rugged grab bars "cool" just like the pretend seat belts which encourage good car habits for the future. To the rear you will find a storage area so the kids can pack up a picnic for the long journey ahead. Other parents and kids would like to see more features like a working radio which some other "ride ons" are fitted with.
Exterior highlights include an Islander "Tiki Bob" decal on the hood, blackside steps and Moab 17-inch wheels wrapped in 32-inch tires.
Inside, the Wrangler Islanders get seats in dark gray with Surf Blue inserts, blue stitching and an embroidered Islander "Tiki Bob" logo. Blue stitching has also been added to the leather-wrapped steering wheel while the Mopar rubber floor mats complete the list of upgrades.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler ranks 15 out of 24 Affordable Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 69 published reviews and test drives of the Jeep Wrangler, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Reviewers love the way the Jeep Wrangler can tackle rugged trails, but hate its clumsy and unrefined road manners.
The Fusion’s powertrain lineup has been completely overhauled for 2010 and offers more choices, starting with the four-banger, now enlarged to 2.5 liters from 2.3 and blessed with 15 more hp and 16 additional lb-ft of torque for a total of 175 hp and 172 lb-ft. The manual and automatic transmissions that mate to the four-cylinder each have an additional forward gear this year, too, for a total of six. In spite of its frugal intentions—Ford claims 33 mpg on the highway, but had no figures for city-cycle mpg at the time of this writing—we found the motor to be willing, revvy, and smooth. Ultimate acceleration is on the lazy side of adequate, but the midrange punch is quite satisfying. Ford claims a 0–60 time of 9.5 seconds, but that was the pokey time we recorded in a 2.3-liter car with a five-speed automatic. Additionally, a 2.3-liter Fusion with a five-speed manual was clocked at 8.1 seconds to 60, so we expect the 2010 model to handily outpace Ford’s estimates.