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The Best Cars For Tall Drivers

If you are six feet tall or more, you need to choose a car that is very comfortable. But shopping for a car that has a lot of front seat room can be pretty tough. That is why we’ve compiled this list of cars to make your shopping much easier. Read on to discover cars that can make driving safer and more enjoyable for tall drivers.

 

1. Cadillac XTS

The Cadillac XTS ranks number 1 as the most suitable car for tall drivers. The cabin space is big and will provide a lot of room for tall drivers. The front seat has 40.1 inches of head room, 55.1 inches of hip room and a leg room of 45.8 inches. Together these dimensions provide an average driver’s seat of 47 inches.

Apart from the roomy interior, the engine of this car delivers 304 horsepower. It also has some cutting edge facilities like the xenon head-lights, Pandora enabled sound system and an optional all-wheel drive system. This roomy car is offered at $44,075.

 

2. Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata has a large front-seat space. The headroom is 40 inches while the leg room and hip room are 45.5 inches and 55.2 inches respectively. These dimensions give an average driver’s seat dimension of 46.9 inches. This mid-sized sedan has a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 198 horsepower. In addition to several attractive amenities, the low priced ($21,195) Sonata has a 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.

 

3. Hyundai Azera

Another sedan from Hyundai occupies the third position. The Azera has an average driver’s seat dimension of 46.8 inches. This full sized sedan has head room, leg room, and hip room of 40.3 inches, 45.5 inches and 54.6 inches respectively.

In addition to the roomy cabin, you can enjoy a really smooth ride in this car. The base version has a 10-speaker sound system, a chilled glove compartment as well as other state-of-the-art amenities. You also get a 16.3 cubic foot trunk and Hyundai’s 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.

 

4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

This car also has an average driver’s seat space of 46.8 inches but it has a smaller head room of 37.8 inches. The leg room and hip room are 41.9 inches and 60.8 inches respectively. This car has the longest hip room among all the cars reviewed here.

The price tag is, however, justified by the world-class craftsmanship and the beautiful cabin with lots of excellent amenities and safety features.

 

5. Kia Optima

This relatively low priced sedan also offers tall drivers adequate front seat space. The Optima has head room, leg room and hip room of 40 inches, 45.5 inches and 54.7 inches respectively. The cabin is very attractive and the exterior will definitely draw your eyes to this lovely car. This low priced ( $21,350) car has a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower. You can also get a turbo-charged version with a 274 horsepower engine. The car also comes with Kia’s 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.

Top 5 Least Expensive Trucks in 2013

Trucks are very valuable utility vehicles. They are offered at different prices and you can find models that are pocket-friendly. If you are shopping for a truck on a budget, this list will be useful to you. But bear in mind that the base-model prices have been shown. If you need extra features like a more powerful engine or extra entertainment facilities, you will have to spend more. Here is our list of the top 5 least expensive trucks.

 

1. Toyota Tacoma

The base model of this compact pickup truck sells for $17,625. Its 2.7 liter engine delivers 159 horsepower. The safety features of the Toyota Tacoma include a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), airbag occupancy sensor, overhead airbag and side seat airbags. In the roomy cabin, you can enjoy basic electronic amenities like the single CD/MP3 decoder, AM/FM radio and a 4-speaker sound system.

 

2. Nissan Frontier

The base version of the Frontier truck is offered at $17,990. Its 2.5 liter engine delivers 152 horsepower. The safety features of the Nissan Frontier include a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), airbag occupancy sensor, and overhead airbags on the first and second row. This truck also has electronic stability and driveline action control. The interior is made with chrome accents and you can enjoy a basic radio with four speakers.

 

3. RAM 1500

The standard version of this full size truck has a 4.7 liter V8 engine that produces 310 horsepower. RAM 1500 also has a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) on four 17” steel wheels with 6-speed auto transmission. The first row has overhead airbags and an occupancy sensor. You will enjoy a smooth ride in this truck because of its traction and cruise control mechanism as well as electronic stability. This truck carries a price tag of $23,100.

 

4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado Work Truck has a base version that is sold for $23,590. About 195 horsepower is delivered by the Vortec 4.3 liter V6 engine. It also has a smooth auto transmission with 4 speeds. The safety and stability features include overhead airbags on the first row of the cabin, occupancy sensor, cruise control and a proprietary StabiliTrak with proactive roll avoidance.

 

5. Ford F-150

The standard features of this full size pickup truck include a 3.7 liter V6 engine that produces 302 horsepower. It also has a smooth auto transmission system with 6 speeds. Ford F-150 has a special safety canopy system. It has side seat airbags, overhead airbags over the first row and an occupancy sensor. The anti-lock braking system controls the four 17” steel wheels. This highly rated truck has a special AdvanceTrac stability control system. You can also enjoy a basic AM/FM radio with four speakers at the cost of $24,070.

Top 7 Most Expensive Cars

Do you want to know the most expensive cars in the world today? If you have a dream of owning one or more of the world’s most impressive and expensive cars, you should take a few moments to go through this list. This is not an exhaustive list. But it contains some of the most recently manufactured, fast, sleek and attractive, luxury cars. Here’s our list of the top 7 most expensive cars.

 

1. Maybach Exelero

This is a beautiful luxury car. Even though it’s not a production car, it is the most expensive vehicle you can find on the streets. And if you are wondering who will pay $8 million USD for a single car, you don’t need to look too far. A rapper called Birdman owns a Maybach Exelero.

 

2. Lamborghini Veneno

When the popular luxury car manufacturer, Lamborghini was about to turn 50 years, the owners decided to make a car that will commemorate the event. The Veneno was the super car built to mark their golden jubilee. This exceptional sleek car was designed and built for a few people. There are only three units available and each one costs $4 million USD.

 

3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

This is arguably the fastest convertible in the auto market. Produced by the makers of the Veyron Super Sport – the fastest production car in the world in 2010, this car attains a top speed of 254 mph. It can attain a speed of 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. If you want to ride at a fast and furious speed, you can purchase this lightning fast car at $2.6 million USD.

 

4. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

This luxury vehicle looks absolutely amazing on the road. It costs $1.85 million USD and it’s one of the finest cars made in Italy. The Pagani Zonda Roadster is made of carbon-fiber and has a powerful 678 horsepower engine. Cinque means five in Italian and there only five units of this car in the world.

 

5. Lamborghini Reventon

Here’s another luxury car made by one of the best manufacturers of expensive cars – Lamborghini. The Reventon, a recent addition to its fleet of high end luxury cars is named after a popular fighting bull. This bull won several competitions in Spain in the 1940s. A Lamborghini Reventon costs $1.6 million USD.

 

6. Koenigsegg Agera R

This one of the best cars ever made in Sweden. The Koenigsegg Agera R has won several awards for speed. It takes 2.9 seconds for this car to run from 0 to 60 mph and it speeds up to 200 mph within 17.68 seconds. The powerful engine in this car delivers 1,115 horsepower. So if you desire a really fast and sleek car and you are ready to pay $1.6 million USD, this is one of the cars you should consider.

 

7. Ferrari – La Ferrari

Ferrari makes impressive cars. And the La Ferrari is not an exception. The powerful engine in this beautifully crafted car delivers an impressive 789 horsepower. This masterpiece is the last on our list but it is nonetheless an outstanding car. If you want to buy a $1.3 million automobile, you should consider the La Ferrari and pick up one of the 499 units available.

The Best Trucks of 2013

If you are planning to get a full sized truck very soon, you should take a look at the trucks we’ve reviewed below. This list was compiled based on published reviews, test drives and other criteria like safety and reliability. Read on to discover the best trucks of 2013.

 

1. Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 has an exceptional combination of strong power trains, a very smooth ride plus a roomy and well equipped cabin. It’s our number 1 truck on this list. The Ram has a powerful Hemi V8 engine and capacity to tow up to 5 tons. This truck has ample storage space, cutting edge cabin materials and outstanding electronic amenities like the voice activated Bluetooth hands free system.

 

2. Ford F-150

This truck offers you a variety of versions and features. It’s easy to get a version that will suit your budget and meet your needs. For instance, you can choose from 10 trim levels – from basic plain-Jane to the luxurious leather trim. There are also 3 bed styles. Engine options range from the twin turbo V6 to the 6.2-liter V8. The Sync technology also makes it easy for you to connect and use portable devices with ease. These features help the Ford F-150 to distinguish itself from the competition.

 

3. GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra cabin design may be a bit old fashioned but it still some strong advantages that will attract buyers. It has powerful engine options with very strong hauling and towing capacity. The optional V8 engine with 5.3 liter capacity offers an excellent balance of power and gas economy. This engine has a fuel consumption rate of 15/21 mpg in the city/highway with a 2 or 4-wheel drive. It also has a six-speed auto transmission.

 

4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500  

This is the twin of the GMC Sierra. It is also produced by General Motors. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is a strong choice for those who want good hauling and towing capacity, comfortable interior and powerful engine choices. The base version has very simple knobs to control climate systems and radios. But you can opt for the upper trims. They have power accessories, satellite radio, upgraded stereo and touch screens. The beauty of this truck is in the large number of configurations you can choose from.

 

5. Toyota Tundra

The 2013 Toyota Tundra has been praised for its spacious, driver/passenger friendly cabin and powerful engine options. This truck has 3 engine choices. But the most preferred is the 5.7-liter V8 engine. It has a 6-speed auto transmission and it delivers great power and torque. The Toyota Tundra offers you the best value for money because of its relatively low price. Toyota’s Infotainment system is installed in the base trim with a USB port, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker sound system. This truck also has a very high safety rating.

Top 5 Fastest Cars In The World

The world’s best automobile engineers are constantly working to exceed current automotive limits. If you love speed, you would be interested in the fastest cars you can actually drive and attain speeds above 200 mph without requesting for special modifications. Here is our list of the top 5 fastest cars in the world.

 

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

This car has a top speed of 268 mph and it attains the 60 mph (100 km/h) mark within 2.4 seconds. The Veyron Super Sport has a speed restrictor installed at the factory that limits the speed to 257 mph for safety reasons. This is officially the fastest production car on earth as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records. It costs a little over $2.4 million.

 

2. Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom has a theoretical top speed of 275 mph. But it has hit a speed of 260 mph under test conditions. It can run from 0 to 60 mph within 2.5 seconds. This is Bugatti Veyron’s closest challenger. In fact Venom’s manufacturers have challenged Veyron’s official title as the world’s fastest car because of the modification in the cars being sold to the public. Car enthusiasts can buy this car for just $950,000.

 

3. Koenigsegg Agera R

The Agera R has a theoretical top speed of 275 mph and it can speed up from 0 to 60 mph within 2.9 seconds. This car has gracefully set six world records. One of them is the capacity to run from 0 – 200 mph within 17.68 seconds. The highest speed attained so far under test conditions is 260 mph. If you enjoy snow sports, you can get an Agera R that is fitted with winter tires and a Ski Box. The base price for this car is 1.6 million dollars.

 

4. Shelby Supercars (SSC) Ultimate Aero

From 2007 to 2010, the Shelby Supercar Ultimate Aero was the fastest production car in the world. It has an officially confirmed speed of 257.41 mph and it revs up from 0 to 60 within 2.78 seconds. This is one of fastest cars ever produced by American engineers. And it costs just $650,000.

 

5. 9ff GT9-R

The 9ff GT9-R is based on the engine of the Porche 911. The 4 Liter 6 twin turbo engine delivers 1120 hp. It has a top speed of 257 mph and it attains a speed of 60 mph within 2.9 seconds. Only 20 units of the 1120 hp engine version have been manufactured. But for just $695,000, you can order for a 9ff GT9-R with an exterior that is modified to suit your taste.

6 Cars You Need To Drive Before You Die

If you were told by your medical doctor that you had just one more year to live and you were given the privilege to ride exactly 6 cars, which ones would you choose? To help you with this tough choice, here are 6 cars that will give you an indelible impression of the cars that shaped the course of history. These cars will help you to appreciate how cars have evolved and what they will be in the near future.

1. Ford Model T

Driving this car gives you a peep into the beginning of the modern automobile age. It’s a very primitive vehicle. It delivers about 20 hp, has just two forward speeds with the highest being about 40 mph. But this was the car that more people have learned to drive than any other car in history. Over 15 million Model Ts were sold over a 19 year period. One of your neighbors may even have one of the estimated 25,000 Model Ts that have survived in good condition till date.

2. Rolls Royce Phantom

If you want to experience one of the quietest cars in history, drive a Rolls Royce Phantom. In fact, one of the copywriters who helped to advertise this awesome car said “The only sound you hear in the Rolls Royce Phantom at 60 mph is the ticking of the dashboard clock”. The road underneath feels so smooth, it’s as if it has been freshly paved. Apart from enjoying the thrills of the driving experience, you should also get into the rear sit and enjoy imperial luxury.

3. Bugatti Veyron 16.4

This is arguably the most powerful production car on earth, yet it’s so easy to drive. It is the brain child of VW chairman, Ferdinand Piech. He wanted a car that could permit anyone on earth to drive as fast as 253 mph. The car was designed to deliver a whopping 1001 hp. When you drive the Veyron, cars cease to exist in your rearview mirror as you go past them.

4. Honda S2000

When Honda stopped producing this car in 1999, several hearts were broken. It delivers 120 naturally aspirated horsepower per liter. It was the world’s best short throw 6-speed shifter with a 9000 rpm redline. This car, with a chassis is so well balanced, was sold at a very low price.

5. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S stands out as the most attractive electric car ever manufactured. It’s clean, fast and eco-friendly. The dashboard screen is larger than the screen of your PC. When you ride this car, you will have a good glimpse of the future of automobiles – a nice opportunity to see what will happen after you pass on.

6. Red Bull RB9

The Red Bull RB9 is the fastest Formula One car on earth. But driving it can be very challenging. It has a unique cockpit with a lot of gauges and controls that require a lot of orientation to use. But riding the RB9 can be your fastest and most memorable driving experience.