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Does the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Have Recaro-Brand Seats?

By Rick Popely on December 8, 2013


"Does the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST have Recaro-brand seats?" Joe Yes, Recaro-brand seats are optional on the Fiesta ST, as explained and illustrated in our recently posted First Drive of this new hot hatch, which you can read here. The… Read More

Does the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Have Recaro-Brand Seats?

By Rick Popely on December 8, 2013

"Does the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST have Recaro-brand seats?" Joe Yes, Recaro-brand seats are optional on the Fiesta ST, as explained and illustrated in our recently posted First Drive of this new hot hatch, which you can read here. The… Read More

Will the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Have a Tall-Roof Option?

By Rick Popely on December 7, 2013

"Will the 2014 Ford Transit Connect have a tall-roof option?" Anonymous No, the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect will come in two lengths (174 and 190 inches overall), but the new models will lose about 7 inches of height and stand… Read More

How Do the Acura ILX's and Honda Civic's Interiors Compare?

By Rick Popely on December 2, 2013

"What do you think of the Honda Civic's interior versus that of the Acura ILX?" Bob When the Acura ILX debuted as an early 2013 model, it had a decidedly more upscale interior than the 2012 Honda Civic. It also… Read More

Is the Jeep Compass the Smallest in its Lineup?

By Rick Popely on December 1, 2013

"Is the Jeep Compass the smallest in Jeep's lineup?" Brandon Not if you're deciding that based on overall length or width. The Wrangler two-door is shortest in length and the Patriot is the narrowest. The Compass is smaller than other… Read More

Does the 2013 Toyota Camry SE Have an Upgraded Stereo?

By Rick Popely on November 30, 2013

"I noticed the XLE trim has the JBL stereo. What does that mean?" John N. A 10-speaker sound system with speakers made by JBL, an American audio company that is a unit of Harman International Industries, is available on the… Read More

How Much Can the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Tow?

By Rick Popely on November 29, 2013

"How much can the 2014 Ford Transit Connect tow?" Rick With the redesign of the Transit Connect for 2014, Ford has issued a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds for the new models. Earlier versions were not rated for towing. Ford… Read More

Does the Chevrolet Sonic Get Better Gas Mileage Than the Aveo?

By Rick Popely on November 17, 2013

"Does the Chevrolet Sonic get better gas mileage than the Aveo?" Ray G. On paper, the Aveo comes close to a Sonic with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in EPA estimates, but a Sonic with the available 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has… Read More

Which Full-Size SUVs Have Similar Gas Mileage to The 2014 Acura MDX?

By Rick Popely on November 17, 2013

"Which full-size SUVs come close to the 2014 MDX's mileage?" Anonymous If by "full-size" you mean body-on-frame SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition, none comes close to the redesigned 2014 MDX, which has impressive fuel-economy ratings for… Read More

Does the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Have a Sport Model?

By Rick Popely on November 16, 2013

"Does the Infiniti Q50 have a sport model?" Susan Yes, it does, though the official moniker is Q50S 3.7 under Infiniti's new nomenclature for the redesigned 2014 models. Like the base and Premium models (and the Q50 Hybrid), the Q50S… Read More

Does Passenger Volume Measure Trunk Space?

By Rick Popely on November 15, 2013

"Does passenger capacity include the trunk area when the seats are folded?" Anonymous Passenger and cargo capacity are separate measurements. Both are expressed in cubic feet, and increasing one reduces the other. Passenger room includes all seating areas, so if… Read More