quote: 0-60 mph 9.7 Quarter Mile 17.1
quote: 123 hp and 125lbs of torque is impressive for a 1.0L engine.
quote: Power per unit of weight or or per unit of useable engine volume is much better. For example, Corvette push-rod engines get much less power "per liter" than comparable DOHC engines, but push-rod engines are shorter and can be lighter, so Chevrolet is able to fit a more powerful engine in the same engine compartment than a comparable DOHC.
quote: Wow, straight from GM's mouth. I bet that tastes nasty.
quote: I can guarantee you that a 3-liter engine that had the same horsepower rating would be far less efficient.
quote: 5th Place: Chevrolet Cruze DieselLive next to the freeway? Only ever drive on the freeway? Never have to use the back seat? This is your car.4th Place: Honda Civic HybridMating any of the other four powertrains to the package would be a tremendous boost for an otherwise nicely thought-out car.3rd Place: Volkswagen Jetta HybridIf you disregard the brakes and mammoth depreciation and insurance costs, this one is a favorite and worth every penny.2nd Place: Toyota PriusThe group's wizened eco-warrior isn't as impervious as its EPA ratings suggest. Luckily, the modified suspension makes it less bland.1st Place: Volkswagen Jetta TDINote to competition: The Jetta TDI added content for '14. And a more powerful, more efficient TDI engine is due for '15.
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quote: News flash, impact crash rating are made based on testing against cars in the same class. So what if it gets 5 stars against a Yaris? It will still get -5 stars against a semi - same as the Metro.
quote: Look on youtube for the video of the Smart Fortwo in a an offset head-on crash test with a long wheelbase Mercedes S class weighing nearly 3 times what the Smart weighs. Very dramatic but shows how strong the structure of a well designed small car can be.
quote: 123 hp and 125 pound-foot of torque