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Toyota and Honda’s Hybrid Cars Battle: Which One Is Better?

Following the idea of developing hybrid cars consistently by Toyota and Honda, it is good to begin comparing both two manufacturers with their own hybrid cars. Toyota has Toyota Yaris Hybrid and Toyota Avalon Hybrid for 2014 meanwhile Honda has 2014 Honda Fit Mugen Hybrid and 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. At this moment, we are going to compare the hybrid sedan version. They are 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

 

First of all, we will review both performance and the appearance of 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. According to the latest information, the all-new Toyota Avalon Hybrid appears in stylish body design. The mid-size sedan body is equipped with sophisticated exterior features. The new Avalon Hybrid for 2014 features new LED headlights, new taillights, and face-lifted body. It seems that Toyota changes the aerodynamic system of Avalon’s body perfectly. Toyota also cuts some weight, width and length which make the new Avalon look very stunning. If we look at this interior, we can directly found that this hybrid sedan comes in very luxurious interior. The interior is developed well with some improvements here and there. New concept is applied in the front seats which are completed with heating and cooling system. The all-black interior makes this car look very expensive. New leather covers are employed for the whole cabin combined with hard plastic materials. Some features such as LCD screen, audio speaker, DVD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and MP3 player are included. Talking about the engine, 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid runs in 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It can develop 200 horsepower and 153 lb-ft of torque. Combining with 244.8-volt battery power, this sedan can cut more fuel consumption. It spends 1 gallon for 40 miles with the hybrid technology. As the comparison, Honda Accord Hybrid seems become the toughest enemy. This hybrid sedan appears in typical Honda luxurious body design. New LED headlights and window grilles are some of lot improvements given to this car. In the interior, we can find gorgeous cabin with spacious leg room and head room. This car basically can accommodate 5 people at once, just like the Avalon. Black interior is picked by Honda to show that the new Accord is exclusive and sophisticated. Some features such as touch-screen display and other entertainment features are embedded perfectly to spoil the users. For the engine, 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid runs in 2.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It can develop up to 166 horsepower. As a plug-in hybrid car, Accord employs 6.7-kWh battery packs. As a result it spends 1 gallon for 50 miles, which is better than Avalon.

Both of those sedans are employing hybrid technology. Each of them has its own strength and weakness. Avalon seems having gorgeous exterior and interior meanwhile Accord has better fuel economy. You can decide which hybrid sedan is better and suitable for you.

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Latest Car Accessories for Classic Mini Cooper

2013 BMW Mini Cooper is considered one of the most successful cars sold in the trade. With its unique look, this car has been proven to be so attractive for the customers since the first time it hit the market. Many people and car collectors like to have the latest Mini Cooper since it appears in retro and classic look. It is quite rare recently to find new cars in classic design. Following the popularity of Mini Cooper, there are various accessories for Mini Cooper available in the market, which are designed to improve both appearance and performance of the new Mini Cooper. If you own a Mini Cooper or you are interested to get one, you should carry on reading to learn more about the accessories.

For those who have already purchased or have already had 2013 BMW Mini Cooper, collecting Mini Cooper car accessories is kind of a must. There are plenty accessories you can consider. Both exterior and interior accessories are available in various designs, colors, materials, and prices. All of the accessories are considered genuine since they match perfectly to the spare parts and the components of 2013 BMW Mini Cooper. Regarding the accessories for Mini Cooper, you may need to consider purchasing body side moldings to make the body curve of your car clearer and firmer. Installing chromed exterior antenna can make your car look extra classic like an old retro car from 1990s. Chrome fuel tank door cover with checkerboard design can be great option to strengthen the classic look of your Mini Cooper. Do not forget to consider vintage mirror cover, and vintage door handle cover which appear in various designs and prints. Vintage London signatures are the most demanded designs for both covers. You can also replace the original exhaust system using stainless steel double douche for better performance and appearance. Moving to the interior accessories for Mini Cooper, we guess you can find a lot of options. Chrome accessory kit and vintage dash kit must be your most choices. Redesigning your car interior with chrome and vintage accessories can enhance the appearance of your Mini Cooper. To support the appearance of the steering wheel, you can install vintage steering wheel grip. Interior lighting combined with custom fit floor mats should be the other preferable options.

BMW Mini Cooper is one of various classic cars which are produced recently. Even though it looks like a vintage but retro car, but Mini Cooper performs like the other cars in the new generations. It seems that BMW has many considerations why they still maintain the production of Mini Cooper series. Considering that, purchasing and collecting accessories for Mini Cooper can be good investment as good as owning the classic car. You never know if somehow it can cost double.

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Considering Used Vans for Family Business Support

Purchasing a van can be a good starting point to develop new family business. Van is a compatible vehicle which can be used to sell or carry something properly. Some people have brilliant idea by using van to sell ice cream, snacks, hot dogs, and many more. Some other may consider using van as stuff or goods carrier to rent. Considering the fact that you will use your van for family business, it is good to pick used vans for cheaper prices.

Vans for Family Business Support

As a matter of case, there are some good tips on purchasing secondhand vans to support your family business. First, you need to consider the originality of the van. It means that you have to have good research and investigation about the previous owner. You should be aware of some thief organizations which sell stolen vans which are labeled secondhand or used vans. You should have clear information and also clear certificates and other transcripts showing the originality of the vans. Second, you should consider the features. There are a lot of features embedded in each van, such as air conditioner, heater, power window, and so on. You can refer to your very first aim at purchasing secondhand vans, either for selling foods or carrier. Third, you need to consider the driving factors. Mileage, engine, brakes, gearbox, steering wheel, and tires are the significant driving factors you need to concern about. If you really want to purchase the van, you can ask for short test drive to measure the performance of the van. Lastly, you need to consider the price. It is recommended for you checking and comparing the price by using internet. You are required to visit some online dealers nearest your town and do some comparison.

Vans are very useful vehicle, especially to support family business. It has nice performance and do not forget about the space it can provide. You can surely store many things and load many passengers in there. Purchasing secondhand vans are considered better as if you know how to select the best, both for price and quality. You should remember that not all used vans having worse quality than new vans.

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The Failure of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet MalibuWhen it comes to the great cars, the cars from Chevrolet seem to always become the part of it. Well, it is because Chevrolet cars are so well known for its awesomeness. Just by taking a look at the exterior design, you will never doubt that the cars are so stunning. And yes, it does not stop that way. You should also notice that the engine roaring under the hoods of Chevrolet cars are always satisfying. That is why when you hear about the release of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, you surely have great and high expectation about it. Alright, let’s check it out.

Judging from the appearance of the car, well, there is nothing wrong with it. Even though it seems that there is barely anything new and special from the car but 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is still stunning. You can see how the sleek design and the curves of the body kit can always make you feel astonished. Not to mention, the wheels are also jaw dropping. And it is not only that, the headlights are really sturdy and sporty. When you are riding this car, without any doubt, you will become the center of attention for sure. So, is there anything wrong with it? Well, to be honest, the problem actually comes from the interior design and it is a shame, indeed. What is it?

Despite the fact that there are so many awesome features offered whenever you are inside the car like how you are able to stay connected to the internet with the 4G wifi setup inside the car, you need to know that the cabin especially the back seat area of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is too small. Yes, it is quite noticeable that Chevrolet has tried its best to improve the size but it is still not enough. Therefore, it might be quite narrow and quite inconvenient for you to be there. That’s the only thing lacking from this car but this one thing only is more than enough to make this car become, well, a failure for a huge automaker like Chevrolet. Unless you are willing to have such small cabin, you might want to reconsider getting this car.

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2015 Ford F-150: A Future Truck Concept

Ford has been known as one of rare manufacturers which consistent in producing and developing trucks. Various trucks have been produced successfully by Ford. Following its success, some rumors appear straightly that Ford is about to present new truck concept through their upcoming truck; 2015 Ford F-150.

Unlike the previous Ford trucks, Ford F-150 is rumored having various improvements and new features. Ford seriously wants to develop new concept of a gorgeous truck both the appearance and the performance. According to the latest spied photos, ford F-150 for 2015 is considered a truck with the most stylish body design. The body is curvier than the last series. Besides, Ford now focuses on using aluminum for body styling. It is very effective since the producer really want to reduce amount weight for their new truck. By using aluminum material, the last spied Ford F-150 is considered having less weight than before. One more thing from the exterior which attracts the audience is that the new 2015 Ford F-150 is now using unpainted metal-wheel. It seems so different from the latest series. Unlike the massive improvements given to the exterior, the interior of Ford F-150 truck has no significant difference. The cabin is still spacious with 4 doors. The rear bed is designed in almost the same size with the previous Ford truck. On the other hand, Ford employs new engine range for their new prototype which is known as “Nano”. The “Nano” engine used in F-150 truck is V-6 engine with two variations, which are direct injection and dual-stage turbo charging. Another “Nano” engine type is also available. It is “Nano” diesel.

 2015 Ford F-150

As all-wheel drive system truck, 2015 Ford F-150 is compatible for both on-road and off-road riding. Therefore, it will be so comfortable for you to ride this car to go to the office and deal with the other matters of life and at the same time, you can also rely on this car to let you drive through the harsh road whenever you are having a trip with your family for instance. The body built is designed for heavy duty program. To support the compatibility, this truck is equipped with three-bar grille, scalloped headlights, and 6-speed automatic transmission.

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