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Jim Stansbury - 2010 GMC Sierra

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2010 GMC Sierra Review

2010 GMC Sierra is a great choice among the full-size pickups with hauling capability and serious towing. Also, it is an excellent choice for great cabs ranging from luxury liner to pure pickup.

You can imagine GMC Sierra 1500 shares a similar platform with most loved Chevrolet Silverado, but the GMC 1500 has now come with more advanced features that many would like to have in their vehicles. Our Hartland Automotive Sales have deep reviewed everything you should known about this vehicle before you make the purchase decision.

And below is a comprehensive review to help know about GMC Sierra 1500, specs, features, measureents, performance, exterior, interior, pros, and cons, among others.

Upgraded Features You Will Like

- Front-impact airbags

This is helpful for the passenger and driver to protect the head in case of any frontal crash.

- Anti-lock brakes

These are ABS brakes that automatically sense whenever the vehicle tire has suddenly stopped rotating right under extreme braking. In this case, it will modulate the car brake pressure allowing the tire to start rotating. Overall, this increases the car's ability to turn when braking.

- Side impact airbags

This is suited in the front seat and designed to protect the torso during any side impact collision.

- Stability control

It automatically senses whenever the car's handling limits are exceeded & reduces the engine power to prevent the driver not to lose vehicle control.

- Pretensioners

The seatbelt pretensioners can automatically tighten the seatbelts placing the occupant right in an optimal position in case of a collision.

- Overhead airbags

These are used to typically protect the passenger heads in a rollover or side collision event.

- Security System

This car is equipped with great means to anticipate or detect unwanted vehicle intrusion. It is also equipped with an ignition disable device, which prevents the car engine from starting if the original maker key has not been used.

2010 GMC Sierra Overview

Safety

Features

- Four-wheel antilock brakes

- Accessible ultrasonic rear amazing parking aid

- Seat belt pretensioner's easily activate in rear-end impacts

- Traction control

- Panic alarm

- Driver airbag

- Rear park distance sensor

- Ignition disable

- Roof side curtain

- Stolen vehicle recovery

This vehicle comes with standard antilock brakes (rear drum, front disc). And, with all amazing disc setup accessible through the Max Trailering package right on the Denali trim. There is a stability control system that comes with mitigating roll technology.

An electric stability standard system is on Sierra Models. You will also love the front seated mounted side curtain airbags and side airbags. In the government crash test, GMC 2010 Sierra earns top-five star ratings for the frontal collisions.

Interior

- Integrated trailer-brake control

- Stadium-style rear seating

- Available moon roof

- Available power-sliding rear window

- The available navigation system on SLT & SLE

- Available rear-seat entertainment system

This car features a unique door panel and upscale treatment with a complete center console. We loved the impressive metallic accents and wood grain. The rear seat right in the crew cab model is also comfortable, along with foldable seat cushions to create a flat load floor.

There is adequate interior storage and spacious organization of the console center box. SLE is made with large door handles and control that can easily be operated. Overall, Sierra's cab is spacious, inviting, and well organized.

Exterior

Features

- EZ lift tailgate accessible

- Wide rear-door opening to comfortably load passengers and cargo

- Range of 18-, 17- and 20- inch wheels

- Fog lights

- Headlight type

- Heated exterior mirrors

- Body-color outside mirrors

- Rear & front splash guards

MGC comes with exceptional and upgraded front fenders, bumpers, grille, headlamps, tail lamps, and cargo box. Further, there is a strong resemblance right with the Surban/Chevy Tahoe.

Performance

- Fuel type- flex-fuel

- EPA highway/city MPG- 14/19 MPG

- Range in miles ( hwy/city) – 364.0/494.0mi.

- EPA combined MPG- 16 MPG

- Fuel tank capacity- 26.0 gal.

This amazing vehicle has four different engines. The work trucks come with a 4.3 liter V6 (260 pound-feet, 195 horsepower of torque) as standard. And this can be upgraded into a 4.8 liter V8 (305 lb-feet, 295 hp or to a 5.3 liter V8 (338 lb-ft, 315 hp). Essentially, the buyers have a great choice of four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. All the trims come with an automatic setting which sifts to the 4WD whenever wheel slippage is detected. The fuel economy estimates from 22 mpg highway/ 15 mpg city and 18 mpg combined for the crew cab.

Driving

Features

- Driver vanity mirror

- Front wiper

- Engine block heater

- Heated Steering Wheel

- Power adjustable pedals

- Power outlet

- Power door locks

2010 GMC is among the big trucks with comfort and pleasant driving performance. The steering is light along comfortable, smooth seats. You will enjoy a quiet ride, even on long road trips.

Measurements

- Front headroom- 1046 mm

- Curb weight- 453kg

- Front legroom- 1049mm

- Gross vehicle weight- 3175 kg

- Fuel tank capacity- 98L

- Length – 5847mm

- Height- 1872mm

- Max Trailer weight- 4218kg

- Rear legroom- 983mm

- Rear headroom- 1029mm

- Wheelbase- 3645mm

- Width- 2032mm

In-Car Entertainment

- Six total speakers

- FM/AM stereo

- Auxiliary audio input

- Radio data system

- Three months of active provide satellite radio service

- Adjustable speed

- Mast antenna

Warranty

- Roadside- 5 year/100,000 mi.

- Basic- 3year/36,000 mi.

- Rust- 6 year/100,000 mi.

- Drivetrain- 5year/100,000 mi.

Pros

- Excellent power, cosmopolitan appearance

- Enhanced interior material

- Good range of the towing

- Side-impact airbags, standard side curtain

- Smooth & quiet ride

- Comprehensive standard safety accessories

- Agreeable seats

Cons

- Large turning circle, mediocre cabin storage, bland base interior layout

Final Verdict

Based on the customer review we passed through along our expert reviewing, the 2010 Sierra 1500 is among the well-rounded truck with refined and comfortable rides. The vehicle has an impressive finish and fits with all modern features from the back-seat entertainment system, backup camera, heated steering wheel, etc. You cannot go wrong with this machine. For more information, visit us in our Hartland Automotive Sales to even have a free road test. We are located in Elkhart, Indiana. Visit us today, we have a friendly customer staff ready for you.

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Jim Stansbury - 2011 GMC Yukon Denali

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2011 GMC Yukon Denali Review

A review of the 2011 GMC Yukon XL 4WD

The 2011 GMC Yukon XL 4WD is one of the market's most full-size sport utility vehicles. It has enough room for passengers and cargo and is quite comfortable. It also provides a smooth ride even on rough roads, and it handles well for such a large SUV. This vehicle is perfect for those who want a comfortable ride with plenty of features and excellent performance. The vehicle has some downsides too. Its XL size can be a challenge in tight space plus its fuel economy is appalling.

1.Interior Features

The interior features of this vehicle are its strongest selling points. It offers seating space for up to nine passengers with the seating arrangement including 40/0/40 buckets up front with 60/40 captain chairs on the second row. The third row seats are standard. The Yukon has power features like air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free calling, a USB port, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with auxiliary. It also has automatic climate control, parking sensors, remote starting, ventilated front seats, heated send row seats, and a standard surround-sound system. These controls are easy to use, so you won’t have any problems.

The cabin has plenty of cargo space with 49 cubic feet behind the third row and 137.4 cubic feet when the second row seats are folded down and the third row seats removed. The finish and design of the interior are also nice, and the controls are laid out in an intuitive manner. There's storage space for the small items like chargers, designed all over the cabin. There are also cup holders on the removable tray and in each door pocket.

2. Performance

The Yukon is powered by three V8 engines, with the standard one being a 5.3L V8 engine that produces 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of 9600 pounds. The Yukon XL 4WD has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. The vehicle also features an all-wheel drive, giving it excellent traction in all weather conditions.

3.Styling

The 2011 GMC Yukon has good proportions and minimal unnecessary detailing. The grille on the 2011 GMC is chrome with six vertical bars. The headlamps are tall, and they wrap around the front corners and have projector-beam halogen bulbs. The rear doors and quarter windows open separately. The quarter windows are convenient for loading light cargo and bags. The aluminum liftgate is accustomed to a push button, and when it comes to the design of the vehicle's windshield and windows, they are Solar-Ray light-tinted glass.

The Yukon XL comes with aluminum-polished wheels, with a choice of 17-, 20- or 22-inches. The 17 -inch wheels provide the best ride quality since the tires have tall sidewalls. It features a sunroof and power-retractable assist steps. This vehicle also has roof racks to store unwieldy and light items. As long as you load the items with the hatch open or after the cargo is filled, the loaded items will not interfere with the hatch.

4.Comfort and Quality

This GMC SUV boasts comfort among many vehicles out there. It has three rows of seating and plenty of head- and legroom. The front seats are supportive, and second row captain's chairs offer comfort. However, the third row has limited legroom, meaning only children can sit there. The 2011 GMC offers a comfortable ride for a large SUV. The ride quality is smooth even on rough roads, and the suspension helps absorb bumps and potholes. The interior is free from wind and road noise, spacious and well-appointed, with plenty of room for passengers and cargo.

The third row removed offers 137.2 cubic feet and 108.9 cubic feet, with the second row folded flat. The third row, however, does not fold, but it can be lifted out of the vehicle. This will require two people to get it out. The seats are comfortable and offer good support, and the climate control system keeps the interior cool during the summer and warm during the winter. The extra-large length of this vehicle might be a problem for city dwellers to maneuver in tight spaces or too large to fit into the conventional parking spaces.

5.Driving and handling

The suspension and handling of the 2011 GMC Yukon XL 4WD are quite impressive. The independent rear suspension is smooth, making for a comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. This makes the handling good, with the Yukon XL 4WD feeling stable and predictable when cornering. However, the handling might suffer due to the massive weight when driving twisted mountain roads. The vehicle’s steering is precise and provides good responsiveness, while the brakes are strong and provide good stopping power. The 2011 GMC Yukon XL 4WD is a pleasure to drive and handle.

6.Safety

The safety of the GMC Yukon XL 4WD has been a hot topic since the SUV was first released. Despite its large size, the Yukon XL 4WD has several safety features that help protect passengers in the event of an accident. These features include front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags, seat belts, and a reinforced frame. It also has antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, OnStar, and a tire pressure monitor. Even though the Yukon XL 4WD has not been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it has received five star safety ratings from the federal government for both front and side impact.

But, since it is a tall vehicle, it was awarded an overall score of four-star since its more prone to rolling over. It has received a five star rating for the side pole test from NHTSA. As a result, drivers can be confident that the Yukon XL 4WD is a safe and reliable choice for their next SUV. The vehicles height might not be friendly with shorter drivers who might can have issues parking or changing lanes. There are, however, large side mirrors, parking sensors, and a rear-view camera to assist in lane changing and parking.

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Jim Stansbury - 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Review

Between its comfortable ride, powerful engine and composed handling, the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe is among the better cars in its class. This machine comes with an upscale cabin and above–average reliability ratings.

It deserves consideration if you are looking to shop for a large, impressive SUV with excellent towing capacity. Our Hartland Automotive Sales experts have the researching and reviewing job for you. You will know everything that makes this vehicle your type.

Specifications

- Automatic Transmission

- Four wheel drive

- MPG: 21 Hwy/ 15 city

- Body style – sport utility car

- Time- 4wd 4dr 1500 lt

Dimension

- Height overall- 76.9 in

- Wheelbase in 116

- Width – 79 in

- Passenger capacity – 8

- Front leg room 41.3 in

- Front hip room- 64.4 in

- Second hip room- 60.6 in

- Second leg room- 39 in

- Cargo volume to the seat 3 – 16.9 cubic feet

- Cargo volume to seat 1- 108.9 cubic feet

Comfort and Convenience

- Auto-off headlights

- Rear parking aid - Fog lamps

- Remote engine start - Cruise control

- Front reading lamps - Auxiliary PWR outlet

- Steering wheel controls - Luggage rack

- Navigation from telematics - keyless entry Rear reading lamps -Leather steering wheel

- Power mirrors - adjustable steering wheel

- Heated mirrors - Mirror Memory

- Power steering - Power folding mirrors

- Driver vanity mirror - Power liftgate

- Passenger vanity mirror - remote truck release

Exterior

- Running boards

- Sun and moonroof ( optional)

Entertainment

- CD Player

- FM/AM stereo

- MP3 PLAYER

- Auxiliary audio input

- Rear Seat Audio controls

- Satellite Radio

- Premium sound system

- Entertainment system

- Hard disk drive

Seats

- Additional ear seats

- Leather seats

- Heated front seats

- Seat memory

- Driver lumbar

- Passenger lumbar

- Heated rear seat

- Power passenger seat

- Power driver seat

- 2nd-row bench seat

- Bucket seats

- Quad bucket seats

Safety

- Adjustable pedals

- Daytime running lights

- Electronic stability controls

- Front two hooks

- Optional Integrated turn signal mirrors

Overview

Tahoe manages to typically combine the broad-shouldered toughness with an amazing refined demeanour. This makes it a good selection, especially for users who tend to take long trips. The vehicle makes a pleasant way for you to get around as it is made with a high seating position, comfortable, quiet cabin and excellent outward visibility, which can seat even up to nine adults.

Towing capacity reaches 8,500 pounds. Inside, the first two amazing rows provide a headroom and legroom comparable to most sedans but more hip and shoulder room. Based on the platform, Tahoe makes a comfortable and stable rig to pull trailers. And with its strong chassis, this car feels taut to its size while the steering is responsive and precise.

- Driving

Fully loaded with passengers and cargo Chevrolet Tahoe weighs an average of three tons. And, this makes to perfectly sit on the road while driving. Its spirited V8 engine offers acceleration while the suspension is enough to yield a cushioned and compliant rid.

The steering is responsive even when it comes to handling along 39 foot turning circle, making the car reasonably manoeuvrable when driving in town. Extra cars, family boats and small horse trailers can easily fall with Tahoe due to its towing volume.

In addition, the vehicle has Z71 off-road package including more aggressive tires, upgraded shocks, automatic locking rear differential, and skid plates. Overall, all modern driving features on this car increase the driver's confidence, especially in off-pavement situations like ski roads, campground trails or muddy rodeo grounds.

- Performance and MPG

Our Chevrolet Tahoe comes with a robust 5.3 litres V8 engine. This generates 320 horsepower along with 335 pound-feet of torque. And, at six-speed automatic transmission, the engine transmits power via all four wheels on the 4WD models and the rear wheel on the 2WD models. In our expert testing, Tahoe reached 60mph in around 8.5 seconds, that is the average of a full-size SUV. This is a fuel economy car with 17 mpg combined and a 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway. Overall, a well-equipped Tahoe is expected to tow up 8,000 pounds.

- Interior

This vehicle features an impressive layout supported by a top-notch quality finish and fit. This includes the LTZ model and wood trim. The control design is made straightforward, while the switchgear operation is innovative. We also loved the wide front seats as they offer support and comfort on long drives. Tahoe has the ability to comfortably accommodate nine passengers.

- Safety

The standard safety features on this 2013 Chevy Tahoe include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, side curtain airbags, and front-seat side airbags. Plus, there is an Onstar standard that includes the automatic crash notification, remote door unlocking, on-demand roadside assistance, turn-by-turn navigation and stolen vehicle assistance. The rearview camera and rear parking sensors are available on the Tahoe machine.

In the government crash examination safety test, our Tahoe machine earned four stars with five for the overall side-impact crash. And five stars for the overall frontal-impact crash protection. Tahoe stopped from 60 mph at just n 134 feet, and this is an average distance for a reliable vehicle in this class.

- Features

Tahoe LT comes with standard 20-inch allow wheels, six-way front seats, tri-zone climate control and a detachable third-row seat. Other features include CR players, OnStar, a six-speaker, rear audio controls, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, and a USB audio interface.

The car also includes a package of ventilated and heated power front seats, upgraded air suspension, heated steering wheel, navigation system, power fold and flip second-row sets and ten-speaker bose with digital music storage. Optional LT is the destination and entertainment package that includes a rear-seat and sunroof entertainment system.

Pros

- Supple ride

- Smooth V8 engine

- Stout towing capacity

- Good finish and fit

- Good fuel economy

- Easy to manoeuvre

Cons

- No telescoping steering wheel

- The third row should be removed to typically maximize the cargo space

Conclusion

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is a great vehicle you can own in 2022. It offers many modern features from large cargo and passenger accommodations, great driving, and impressive exterior and interior, among others above. This car delivers as expected! For more information, come see and test it in our Hartland Automotive Sales. We are located in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2016 Nissan Maxima

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2016 Nissan Maxima Review

Hartland Automotive Sales is a vehicle dealership located in Elkhart, Indiana. We offer a wide variety of new and used vehicles, as well as financing options to help you get the car you need. Our knowledgeable sales staff is passionate about cars and committed to helping our customers find the perfect car for their needs. In addition to our extensive inventory, we also offer competitive financing options and expert service, making Hartland the perfect place to purchase your next vehicle. We're here to help you find the perfect car for your needs, and we'll work with you to get the best financing terms possible. Come see us today and let us help you get 2016 Nissan Maxima as the car of your dreams!

2016 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Maxima has historically been Nissan's flagship luxury vehicle, but its conservative design and resume overlap with that of the Altima, making it a less appealing option for many buyers. But with the 2016 Nissan Maxima facelift, the car may finally be able to break out of the pack of ordinary family sedans and into the realm of affordable luxury.

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is, without a doubt, one of the year's most visually arresting sedans. To achieve its more aerodynamic and streamlined appearance, the new model is 2.2 inches longer and sits 1.3 inches lower than its predecessor. Nissan claims that the adjustments it made to the vehicle's curb weight and structural rigidity result in greater economy and responsiveness. To back up the exterior improvements, Nissan has tweaked the Maxima's 3.5-liter V6 engine to generate 10 more horsepower while consuming the same amount of gas.

The 2016 Maxima has modifications inside as well as outside. Everything feels higher quality and the interior design is even more lavish than before. The leather and faux suede used in the Maxima's top trims contribute much to the car's upscale and athletic ambience. An additional improvement this year is the addition of a rotary controller to go along with the system's new touchscreen interface.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Nissan Maxima retains its 3.5-liter V6 engine, but it now generates 300 horsepower, an increase of 50. (up 10 from last year). The 261 lb-ft of torque is unaffected. The front wheels are propelled by a single transmission, which is a CVT. A Platinum Maxima can reach 60 miles per hour from a stop in 6.1 seconds, which is about par for a sedan in this class when equipped with a V6 engine. Compared to its competitors, its estimated 25 mpg combined fuel economy (22 city/30 highway) is greater.

Safety

The 2016 Nissan Maxima comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a rearview camera. A forward collision warning and mitigation system with automated braking is included in the SL and higher trim levels. The Platinum trim also comes standard with a 360-degree parking camera system that includes a moving object recognition system that emits a beep and displays a visual alert on the dashboard display if anything, no matter how small, is detected moving. Nissan Connect with automatic collision notification, remote starting, emergency phoning, and stolen car location comes standard on the Platinum trim. The 2016 Maxima scored a perfect five stars (out of five) in government crash tests, obtaining perfect marks in every category. This included both frontal impact and side impact. The Maxima's front crash prevention system was also evaluated by the IIHS, and it was given a "Superior" rating.

Driving

While the 2016 Maxima initially feels quite athletic until you begin to explore its modest limits, it is not the "four-door sports car" that its marketing would have you believe. This automobile is a blast to pilot thanks to its responsive controls and composed body motions in tight turns. Although torque steer is obvious under strong acceleration, the 3.5-liter V6 works well with the CVT and offers ample power across the rpm range (all-wheel drive would eliminate this problem and increase traction, but it is not an option). The Maxima's transmission is a CVT, and as such there are no preset gear ratios. The extended high-rpm droning that has given CVTs a bad image can be mitigated in part by Nissan's implementation of seven simulated gear ratios that are used in specific situations to replicate the impression of a standard automatic transmission. Our verdict is positive since the CVT successfully mimics a normal automatic transmission while maintaining its superior fuel economy.

Interior

The Maxima may not be a luxury brand, but it certainly feels like one inside. The cabin features high-quality materials throughout, with soft-touch surfaces located at all of the passenger's primary touch points. The "Zero Gravity" chairs that Nissan is known for are included. Those in the Altima are notably more comfy, although they are still supportive. The bin in front of the shifter is a nice touch; it has two USB ports, enough room for even the largest smartphones, and a slot for mounting the device vertically, so you can read incoming messages as soon as they arrive.

The Maxima has a redundant control dial (named "Display Commander") on the center console in addition to the 8-inch touchscreen interface, so drivers have alternative ways to access the system's features. Connecting to a smartphone allows the system to read incoming texts aloud and perform Google searches. There's also a built-in navigation system. The system is user-friendly and responsive overall, however there aren't many apps available for smartphone integration on Nissan Connect at the time of this writing.

2016 Nissan Maxima Models

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is a midsize sedan with seating for five and is offered in S, SV, SL, sporty SR, and luxurious Platinum trims.

Alloy wheels (18 inches), automatic headlights and foglights, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control with separate controls for the driver and front passenger zones, power front seats (eight-way driver and four-way passenger), a 60/40-split folding rear seat, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are all standard on the S trim level. The electronics package includes a big screen in the gauge cluster, a touchscreen display, a navigation system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, two USB ports, and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio, HD radio, and a six-disc CD changer.

If you're looking for a 2016 Nissan Maxima new or used vehicle in Elkhart, Indiana, come to Hartland Automotive Sales. We also have a wide selection of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans to choose from. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly SUV or a sporty convertible, we have something for everyone. And if you need help finding the right financing for your purchase, we can assist you with that as well. Come see us today and let us help you get into the car of your dreams!

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Jim Stansbury - 2013 Ford Escape

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2013 Ford Escape Review

One of the most popular vehicles in the Ford lineup, the 2013 Escape is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable SUV. Although it's been on the market for a few years now, the 2013 Escape remains a top pick among consumers due to its solid engines and smooth handling.

It's one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market, and its cabin is comfortable and spacious. The 2013 Escape also comes standard with a variety of safety features, including a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.

The performance of this mid-class SUV is reasonably good. It has a four-cylinder engine with 168 horsepower. The ride is smooth, and the handling is tight. There are two other engine choices available for the 2013 Escape: a turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and a turbocharged V6 with 285 horsepower.

The fuel economy for the 2013 Escape is excellent, especially for an SUV. The exterior is smooth, but the overall look could be more exciting. The front end can be a little polarizing, but it's still a good-looking vehicle.

The 2013 Escape is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a well-rounded and affordable SUV. It has everything you need in a vehicle without being too flashy or expensive. However, it's not a dependable off-roader. So if you're looking for an SUV to take on tough terrain, you may want to consider another option.

Ford 2013 Escape Features:

Even though there have been some new entries in the compact crossover SUV segment since the 2013 Ford Escape arrived, this vehicle remains one of the best-selling models. Since it was last redesigned, the 2013 Ford Escape has been a success story. It's comfortable, efficient, and offers an excellent driving experience.

Performance

The 2013 Ford Escape comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That is enough power to move the Escape's 3,072 pounds with ease, and the engine delivers its power smoothly. The six-speed automatic transmission shifts gears quickly and smoothly, and the Escape's suspension soaks up bumps and potholes nicely.

The Escape handles like a smaller car, which makes it easy to maneuver in tight spots. There is little body roll when cornering, and the Escape feels planted on the road. It does come with a front-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive is available. All-wheel drive improves traction in slippery conditions, but it also decreases fuel economy.

The 2013 Ford Escape has great fuel economy for an SUV. The front-wheel drive model gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway), and the all-wheel drive model gets 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway). The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is the most fuel-efficient option, but it doesn't offer as much power as the other engines.

Safety

When it comes to safety, the 2013 Ford Escape has a lot to offer. In the front, there are dual side-mounted airbags, as well as front and rear head airbags. The Escape also has a post-collision safety system, which will keep the airbags from being deployed if the vehicle is in a minor collision.

All of the 2013 Ford Escapes come with stability control and traction control. This will help the driver keep the vehicle under control in slippery conditions. The Escape also comes with child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks.

It does also come equipped with emergency braking assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. This will help the driver stop the vehicle in an emergency. The 2013 Ford Escape also has a tire pressure monitoring system, which will alert the driver when the tires are low on air.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2013 Ford Escape comes with a lot of standard features that are designed for comfort and convenience. The front seats are comfortable and offer a lot of support. The back seats are also comfortable, but they don't offer as much legroom as the front seats.

The knee room for the back seats is somehow less than average for the segment. This had brought up the question of why did Ford reduce the back seat legroom when it was increased in the last generation? But despite this, the 2013 Ford Escape is still a comfortable vehicle.

The 2013 Ford Escape comes with power windows, power door locks, and cruise control. It also has remote keyless entry, which is a convenient feature. The Escape also comes with a six-speaker sound system and an auxiliary input for MP3 players.

It's worth mentioning that some users have found the infotainment system to be cumbersome and difficult to use. The Ford MyTouch system is one of the more complicated systems on the market, and it can be challenging to figure out how to use all of its features.

Exterior

The 2013 Ford Escape has a sleek and modern exterior. It's not too boxy like some SUVs, and it has a stylish look that is sure to turn heads. The front end is aggressive, but they lost some of the round headlights from the previous generation. The slanty design is also somehow pulling away from the rugged and tough SUV look. However, the overall design is still attractive.

The 2013 Ford Escape is available in four different trim levels: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. The S trim level is the base model, and it comes with 16-inch steel wheels. The SE trim level comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, and the SEL and Titanium trim levels come with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Where to Buy Ford 2013 Escape

If you feel like the 2013 Ford Escape is the right vehicle for you, then you can purchase it from Hartland Automotive Sales. They are located in Elkhart, Indiana, and they are a trusted dealership that sells used, tested cars at unbeatable prices. They also offer warranty and test drives. Visit their website or give them a call today to learn more about their inventory and pricing.

Conclusion

The 2013 Ford Escape is a comfortable and convenient SUV that is perfect for families. Even though it has some drawbacks, like the complicated infotainment system, it is still a great vehicle. If you are looking for an SUV that is stylish and modern, then the 2013 Ford Escape is the right choice for you. And if you want to get a great deal on your purchase, then Hartland Automotive Sales Elkhart, Indiana, is the place to go.

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Jim Stansbury - 2013 Dodge Avenger

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2013 Dodge Avenger REVIEW

2013 Dodge Avenger is among inexpensive front-drive vehicles yet with modern features that many buyers have liked currently the market. You will love how this car is comfortable, powerful and reasonably economical to own. And, it's also a nice and quiet car to drive.

If you are looking to whether buy a new car or upgrade, this might interest you. Our Hartland Automotive Sales have done an honest and comprehensive review of the Dodge Avenger for you. Consider going through the below review to know why this car is worth your money and unique, among others.

Quick Specs

- Engine – Ethanol/gas V6, 3.6 litres

- Style Name- 4dr Sdn R/T

- Gas mileage 29 mpg highway/19 mpg city

- EPA class- mid-size

- Passenger – five

- Passenger doors- four

- Transmission- six-speed automatic auto stick/w-inc

- Body Style- 4dr car

2013 Dodge Avenger Overview

- Performance

With six-speed and smooth v-6 automatic transmissions, this car's performance cannot be compared. It is powered by a 2.4 litter and four-cylinder, which produces 166 pound-feet of torque and 173 horsepower.

The power is typically sent to the front wheel by a four-speed automatic transmission. The car comes with average fuel economy for this car with EPA ratings of 29 mpg highway/ 21mpg city.

With smooth, strong shifts right under full-throttle acceleration, you will enjoy lighter-duty driving. With SXT 2013 Dodge avenger, you can upgrade to a six-speed automatic with a four-cylinder. Basically, this is more agreeable and responsive and also achieves a better real-world result.

- Safety

2013 Dodge Avenger is made with standard traction control and stability. Plus, the active front head restraints, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags. In our brake testing examination, this vehicle's wheels stopped from 60 mph to an acceptable 127 feet.

And, in the government crash test, 2013, avenger earned four starts and another four stars for side and frontal impacts. In addition, the insurance highway safety gave this vehicle a top rating of “Good" in the side-impact, frontal-offset and roof strength test.

- Interior

Most control in this car is easy to use and straightforward. The seats are comfortable along with comfortable space, even for taller people. The dashboard is slabby and big.

The doors are perfectly designed also with comfortable armrests, door pockets, a good grab handle and small levers, which make opening easy. Further, the fabric on the 2013 Dodge avenger is rugged and good as it looks good in black and light colours.

The instrument package is also a nicely lit cluster as it comes with three gauges and with the largest in the centre. Avenger is also equipped with an amazing media centre that includes models with navigation and a 6.5 touch screen. In addition, the finish and fit are very good.

- Driving

2013 Dodge Avenger delivers a strong performance when it comes to driving. The 2.4-litre four-cylinder meets the needs of buyers. Overall, this vehicle is enjoyable to drive, delivering decent handling and a comfortable ride.

For the folks looking for a nice sportier driving experience, this is the best solution. It has a nice, crisp weighted steering that enhances perfect balance on the road. This machine is fine to drive all day as it drives smooth and quick enough.

- Comfortable and Quality

Dodge Avenger stands out and is attractive. With flat and wide seats along with plenty of legroom and headroom, this car has an attractive exterior.

The back seats are also a bit flat and contoured with enough legroom for the adults. The headroom is enough for your head when exiting or entering the car. The dark trim inside, save for upholstery, improves a more confining feel.

Features

2013 Dodge Avenger is typically offered in SXT, SE and R/T models. Above all, the SXT model offers the best value. In addition to a better six-speed automatic, this model offers a power driver's seat, fog lamps, 17-inch alloys, automatic climate control, leather trim, heated mirrors etc.

The R/T is also an amazing Uconnect voice command system which includes Bluetooth streaming audio, a 6.5-inch display, navigation with real-time traffic functions and twin USB ports.

Upgraded Features

Performance

- Trim – SE sedan

- Engine name – 4-cyl, 2.4 litre

- Horsepower- 173@6000

- Number of the cylinders- our

- Torque- 166@4,400

- Standard MPG- 21/29

- Transmission type – Automatic

- Transmission – four-speed automatic

Interior Dimensions

- Rear shoulder room- 56.0

- Front shoulder room- 56.3

- Front legroom- 42.4

- Rear legroom- 36.2

- Rear headroom- 38.3

- Front headroom- 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

- Wheelbase- 108.9

- Length- 192-6

- Height- 58.4

- Width- 72.8

- Ground clearance- N/R

Wheels

- Spare wheel material- steel

- Front-wheel size – 18 times 7.0

- Front-wheel material- aluminium

- Rear wheel material- aluminium

- Rear wheel size- 18 times 7.0

- Spare wheel size- compact

Brakes

- Brakes ABS system- NA

- Brake type- Pwr

- Drum – rear – NA

- Disc-front- yes

- Rear drum Diam times width- NA

Tires

- Front tire order code- TQP

- Spare tire size- compact

- Rar tire size- P225/50R18

- Front tire size- P225/50R18

- Spare tire order code- TBC

Capacities and Weights

- Curb weight- 3,400

- Fuel capacity- 16.9

- Cargo capacity- 13.5

- Towing capacity- 1,000

- Payload capacity- N/R

- GVWR- N/SS

- Tonnage- N/R

Warranty

- Full warranty months- 36

- Roadside warranty months- 60

- Powertrain warranty months- 60

- Corrosion warranty months- 60

- Maintenance warranty miles- N/R

- Full warranty miles- 36,000

- Roadside warranty miles – 100,000

- Corrosion warranty miles- unlimited

Pros

- Composed handling and ride

- Reasonably priced

- Strong, smooth V6 engine

- Lots of unique features for the price

- Distinctive look

- Clean interior design

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Cons

- Cheap cabin materials

- Cramped rear trunk and seats

- Limited rear visibility

Final Verdict

The recent improvements tend to make the 2013 Dodge Avenger a contender. Its interior, exterior, performance, and safety, among others, are effective, straightforward and quiet. You will also love the perfect balance of handling and riding this car.

Almost everything about this vehicle is important and preferred by many buyers. Come to our Hartland Automotive Sales for more information and a free test drive. We have a friendly and welcoming supportive system. Visit us today. We are located in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2014 Jeep Patriot

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2014 JEEP PATRIOT REVIEW

What is your next car? We have another amazing machine for you! Check out the 2014 Jeep Patriot in our Hartland Automotive sales. This vehicle is among the best priced yet with upgraded features that classic car lovers will love. Keep reading this review to know what makes this car among the top-rated in 2022.

Safety

Top features

- Side curtain airbags

- Antilock brakes

- Traction control

- Side-impact airbags for front seats

- Electronic stability system along with electronic roll mitigation

2014 Jeep Patriot is made with standard antilock brakes ( rear drum, a front disc in case of emergency. Plus, it has stability control and traction along with full-length side curtain airbags. The front side airbags are across this vehicle's trim levels.

In our expert brake testing, the 2014 jeep patriot stopped from 60 mph to 121 feet at an average distance. The anti-lock braking system is designed to keep the patriot wheel from skidding and locking. The Hill start assist maintains the brake pressure anytime the user wants to switch directly to the gas.

The side impact test is excellent whole. Both rollover and frontal crash ratings received three stars. During the government crash testing, the car was given four stars with five stars for the side-impact protection. In addition, the insurance institute gave it a rating of "good’ in the side-impact, frontal-offset and roof strength tests. The electronic stability control is useful as its uses brakes to typically keep the vehicle on its specific intended course.

Performance & mpg

Features

- Standard five-speed manual transmission

- Base 158 –horsepower and 2.0 litre and 2.4 litre -four-cylinder engine

- Front-wheel drive

- Available six-speed automatic

It comes equipped with a front-wheel drive. It has a standard world engine with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder which produces 158 horsepower along with 141 pound-feet of torque. There are three transmissions along a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

The EPAs fuel economy with six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive is two mpg combined (28mpg highway/21mpg city). The CVT is almost the same as its EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined (27mpg highway/22mpg city).

The manual version has a rating of 26 mpg combined (30 mpg highway/23mpg city). The jeep patriot went from 60 mph in the performance testing in 9.4 seconds at the average class.

Driving

Features

- Front-wheel drive

- Standard tachometer

- Starndard control-electronic

- Fuel tank- 13.6 gallon

Patriot is enjoyable and fast to drive. Its new six-speed automatic transmission enhances the performance. Handling and highway rides are okay. It does well on both beaten path and off-road. Its capability is a pleasant surprise.

Further, the jeep is made to easily manoeuvre around and through trees lined by the trail. For some people who prefer a road less travelled, Jeep patriots provide an optional freedom drive ( off-road package. And it comes with second generation CVT transaxle with a low range, an abundance of skid plates, 17’ all-terrain tires, fog lights and two hooks.

Comfort and quality

This machine has an amazing boxy exterior which translates to a versatile, roomy interior. The trim, boxy, bold look yields an impressive and useful interior with large cargo space.

The rear seatbacks flip forward easily to preferably expanded space. Further, you will love the excellent passenger space of four adults, while the tall roofline makes an exit and entry easy. The seats are supportive; thus, seating is comfortable in this car.

Interior

Features

- Seats five

- Available heated front seats

- Cloth upholstery

- 60/40 split-folding the backseat

- Outside temperature gauge

- CD stereo with amazing MP3 jack

- Available air conditioning

- Available power locks and windows

- Available flat-folding for the front-passenger seat

- Available touch–screen steep

Jeep patriot has a nice-looking interior. The front seats are comfortable with grippy, soft seat cloth in the latitude. We also loved the adequate support, even for longer drives. Easy-to-read, large gauges and user-friendly is another upgraded feature that keeps this vehicle top-notch.

There is an available touchscreen electronics interface which is smartphone-integration and easy to use. Overall, this car has a fun and functional interior balanced with standard security and safety features. When you don't require more room, you can fold the rear seats down to increase the storage space.

Exterior highlights

- Fogs lights

- Side roof rails \Available power sunroof

- 16-ich steel wheel

- 17-inch aluminium rims ( optional)

- Available power heated amazing mirrors

The impressive exterior of this car makes it a classic car and has front-drive architecture. This vehicle's upright design offers reasonable outward visibility and some visual character.

Pros

- Swing-down tailgate speakers

- Cheapest jeep available

- Available trail-rated – off-road capability

- Styling which pays homage to the original jeep Cherokee

- City friendly manoeuvrability

- The handsome, boxy look

Cons

- Cheap cabin material

- Slow acceleration

- Few standard features

Specs

Interior dimensions

- Rear headroom – 39.9

- Front headroom – 41.0

- Front legroom – 40.6

- Front shoulder room- 54.5

- Rear legroom- 39.4

Performance

- Torque- 141 at 5000

- Engine name 4-cyl 2.0 litre

- Number of cylinders – four

- Trim- sport 2WD

- Horsepower- 158 at 6,400

- Standard MPG- 23/30

- Transmission type- manual

- Transmission- five-speed manual

Exterior dimensions

- Wheelbase- 103.7

- Length- 173.8

- Width- 69.2

- Ground clearance – 8.1

- Height – 65.5

Weight & capacities

- Curb capacity- 3,111

- Fuel capacity- 13.6

- Cargo capacity- 23.0/53.5

- Towing capacity- 1,000

- Tonnage- N/R

- GVWR- 4,435

- Payload capacity- 1,299

Warranty

- Full warranty miles- 36000

- Full warranty months- 36

- Powertrain warranty months- 60

- Powertrain warranty mile s- 100,000

- Maintenance warranty months – one

- Maintenance warranty miles – N/R

- Corrosion warranty months- 60

- Roadside warranty months- 36

- Roadside warranty miles- 36000

- Corrosion warranty miles- unlimited

Take away

Drive 2014 jeep patriot with Hartland, automotive sales experts. We have tested and approved it for you. This is a real machine, compact and packed with all the nice and necessary features a c good car should have. We tested it as we reviewed every feature and rated it a useful and enjoyable car.

Also, the price will not break your bank account. For more information, visit us today. We are located in Elkhart, Indiana. Come for a free test drive and see how the 2014 Jeep patriot looks impressive in real look.

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Jim Stansbury - 2013 Subaru Forester

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2013 Subaru Forester Review

For standard all-wheel drive, good handling, strong safety scores, among other unique features, consider the 2013 Subaru forester. Generally, this is a crossover car that blends many excellent attributes.

If you are looking to buy a new car or upgrade from your current car, you need to check the 2013 Subaru forester. Luckily, our experts in Hartland Automotive Sales have made everything easier by reviewing this vehicle for you. Below is a comprehensive review of what makes this machine unique.

Safety

Upgraded features

- Antilock brakes

- Side-impact airbags for the front occupants

- Electronic stability system with a traction control

- Side curtain airbags to protect backseat and front occupants from any head injury

- Active head restraints for front seats

2013 Subaru forester comes mixed safety ratings via its excellent on-road behavior and all-wheel drive. These are mitigating factors. Generally, the standard safety features we loved on this vehicle include anti-lock brakes, traction control, usual stability, six airbags along with the tire-pressure modern monitoring system.

During our Edmunds brake testing, the 2013 Subaru forester stopped from 60 mph at just 122 feet on an average distance. Plus, it scored excellent in outward visibility.

And, with it is large glass area and low beltline giving this machine superb rear vision and rear three-quarter. Further, with its latest styling trends which feature large thick roof pillars and window lines, this Subaru has the best driving safety basics compared to others below 2013.

Essentially, in government crash testing, our machine received four stars for overall crash protection, four stars for side protection, and four stars for frontal protection. On the other side, the insurance institute gave it a rating of 'good" in side frontal and roof strength tests.

Performance and MPG

2013 Subaru forester offers the most confident traction and best road-holding. It is powered by 170-horsepower 2.5 liters. This is the flat-four engine, the third new engine in several years. Further, the car is designed to require less maintenance and is more fuel-efficient compared to its predecessor.

In this case, it as well provides the same power and delivers perfect acceleration with a five-speed manual gearbox. In addition, this car is made with an all-wheel drive.

In our performance testing, a 2013 Subaru forester 2.5X with the automatic went right from zero actively to 60mph just in 10.1 seconds. The EPA-estimated fuel economy ranges at 27 mpg on highway and 21mpg city and 23 when combined, regardless of the transmission.

Driving

2013 Subaru forester is made with more modern outward visibility. The wind noise is also detectable. Plus, the tight turning and crisp steering circle make this machine maneuverable in the best close quarters. The all-wheel-drive system and ground clearance also contribute to making it among the most comfortable rides you can have.

Essentially, this forester's powertrain options, and spongy brake feel are a better rate. In addition, the .5 Ts turbocharged and active four-cylinder tends to make this vehicle among the modern swiftest SUVs.

Styling

The first noticeable feature of this vehicle is its upright, classic, and practical compact design. It remains nicely proportioned, handsome, and sensibly styled crossover to many. The squire corners and tall windows give it the best interior volume.

Interior

Features

- Standard sliding armrest

- Standard MP3 jack

- Standard tilt steering unique column

- Standard 40/60 split-folding for rear seats

Amazingly, the 2013 Subaru forester features a highly functional and pleasantly styled cabin design. The interior materials are made from quality fabric, and the finish and fit are a hit. The controls are also straightforward and easy to access.

The split-folding rear seat comes with an optional reclining seatback with a high cushion for even rear passengers. The cargo area is large enough, boasting 33.5 cubic feet with a 40/60 split rear seatback. Overall, this boxy forester shape makes it perfectly suited for even hauling bulky objects.

Exterior

2013 Foresters come with ground clearance ranging at 8.9 inches. The fog lights are meant to be optional, while the turbo versions are amazing distinguished by the hood scoop. The hood scoop is great for funnel air right into the intercooler under the hood.

Sturdy and upright, 2013 Subaru forester comes with elegant flowing lines and curves right from front to back. The wing-shaped headlights are also attractive and most distinctive features on this machine. Overall, thus Subaru forester is available in several body colors, including sage green metallic, deep cherry pearl, and arine blue pearl.

And there are a number of selections available to spruce up its exterior, including different impressive styles of a bike carrier, sport mesh grille best kits, and the body side molding kits, among others. The upgraded exterior features include:

- Available rear spoiler

- Standard roof rails

- Available high-intensity-discharge modern headlights

- 17-inch wheels and 16-inch wheel standard

- Available chrome exhaust best tips

Comfort and quality

We loved how inside 2013 Subaru Forester is spacious. The seats are well placed, and the cargo floor is flat and low. This car holds full-sized four adults or five.

The tailgate opens high and wide, making the loading easy, while the rear seats tend to fold down easily. The trips we did here in Hartland Automotive sales felt fairly refined and comfortable.

Notable features

- Automatic or manual

- Standard AWD

- Turbocharged or regular four-cylinder

- Newly standard Bluetooth that comes with streaming iPod/ USB connectivity, audio

Pros

- Comfortable ride

- Standard-all wheel drive

- Strong turbocharged engine right XT trims

- A roomy cabin that comes with ample cargo space

- Low base price

- Comfortable seats

- Rear visibility

Cons

- The turbo requires the premium fuel

- Inconsistent dashboard materials

- Sizable backseat floor hump

- Unimpressive finish and fit to some people

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Final thoughts

A car-based crossover, handsome, which offers various trim levels to fit your growing road needs, the 2013 Subaru forester is the real deal. This vehicle has an exceptional impression in the current demanding market.

Offering all the comforts and amenities people want today makes it a comfortable and generous cabin matched with solid road performance.

And the equipped turbocharged engine, the unique 2013 Subaru forest is endless. For more information, including a free road test, visit us at Hartland Automotive sales in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5

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2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review

Finding the right car.

It can be a hassle looking for a good used car. You never know what you will get until you bring it home and drive it every day. One thing is for sure when you buy your used car at Hartland Automotive Sales, you are buying from the best group of used cars possible.

We take great pride in presenting the models that we have on our lot and showroom floor. That means you are getting a great used car like the 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. It is one of a kind that provides you with everything you need as you drive.

The Specs

The 2014 Altima 2.3 S comes with everything you need. Its 2.5 L engine gets roughly 31 mpg and can go about 486 miles in the city and just under 700 miles on the highway with its 18-gallon gas tank.

The motor is an inline 4-cylinder engine that is coupled with a continuously variable speed automatic transmission. It is not short of power, as this car gets 182 hp at 6,000 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.

The double overhead cam works well with the front wheel drive design, and you can seat 5 people inside this vehicle comfortably. Also, you get a large 15. 4 cubic feet of storage space and that is more than enough space for your groceries and other shopping items.

The turning circle measures about 36 feet and the curb weight comes in at just under 3200 pounds. There is no real tow rating for this vehicle.

The Colors

Nissan gave this car 8 exterior colors ranging from silver metallic to pearl white to storm blue metallic. But inside the vehicle, you only get a choice of 2 colors. The first will be beige and the second is charcoal.

Both colors are attractive, and the bucket seats should be made of cloth. Leather and vinyl are not options for this model of car.

The features

Like most modern cars what was once optional equipment on older vehicles is now standard on more recent models. Here are some of the standard features you get when you buy this car:

  • Cruise control

  • Keyless entry

  • Bluetooth connection

  • MP3 player

  • Steering wheel audio controls

  • Power mirrors

  • Air conditioning

  • Remote trunk release

  • Keyless start

Standard safety features include:

  • ABS braking system

  • Tire pressure monitor

  • Brake assist

  • Stability & Traction control

  • Driver & Passenger air bags

  • Front, rear head, and side air bags

  • Plus a 5-star crash rating

  • Emergency interior trunk release

Any other features that are in our models will have been put there by the previous owners who bought the car new. Don’t just stop at this list, come and see what our models have inside of them. You do not have to pay extra for them.

What people are saying

There are always going to be people who like what they bought or did not like what they bought. The key is to not let the negative reviews influence your decision. What happened to them may not happen to you as those issues may have already been fixed.

Starting with the positive reviews, one owner rented first and was so impressed that he sold his Acura to buy his own Altima. He felt the features were like Goldilocks and just right. He was also impressed with the ride and gas mileage he got.

Another positive review by another owner who liked the power this 2.5L engine provided him. He felt the pick-up was quite fast and while he was driving, he felt refreshed after a long drive.

That was due to the great bucket seats placed in this car. Handling for him was impressive as was the steering mechanism. What he did not like was the goose-neck hinges on the trunk.

One owner did not like the electric steering mechanism and he felt that the car pulled left and right too much. He had to do constant correction which distracted his driving somewhat.

Other negative reviews focused on the weaker transmission as it failed one owner before he hit the 50,000-mile mark. Other owners did not like the water leaks that are a part of this model.

Many owners complained of this problem especially when it happened at a car wash. Another negative review was about the road noise. The owners felt the interior was too noisy especially when it rains.

The Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Great gas mileage

  • Easy to handle and very comfortable to drive

  • Top crash test scores

  • Very quick and lots of power

  • Large trunk area

  • Seat 5 people

  • Very reliable

  • Holds its value

Cons:

  • A lack of headroom

  • Lots of minor leaks through seals etc.

  • Mirrors and other locations made lots of noise.

  • Transmission may vibrate too much

The Bottom Line

When you view our supply of 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 L S models, you will see the Hartland Automotive Sales difference. You get great prices that will fit your budget.

We try harder so that you get the best car for you and your family. Our salesmen are ready to work with you to make sure you can take this great mileage car home and save some money.

You get comfort as well as economy and these times demand that you get economy. Put a little money back in your wallet by driving this car from now on.

Some final words

When you need a new to your car, think of Hartland Automotive Sales. We are just like you and do not like the prices of fuel these days. We strive hard to bring you the best gas-saving vehicles possible.

The thing for you to do is to come right on down and see our selection of 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5L S models. Don’t delay as these gas-saving cars may be gone before you get here.

These models are all priced to sell and should fit your budget easily. See us today for great car deals.

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Jim Stansbury - 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve

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2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve Review

The automotive market can be a tricky one to navigate, particularly if you are shopping for a new 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve. If you are looking for your next vehicle, there is a lot of research and comparison to be done. However, there is also the task of finding someone to give you the time of day in person. At Hartland Automotive sales company, we have made it our mission to make buying a 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve as easy as possible. Our team is friendly and eager to answer any questions that could present themselves before you even make inquiries.

16 Lincoln MKX Reserve features

-New 3.5-liter V6 with 385 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque

-Efficient fuel-saving EcoBoost V6 engine option

-Connected features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

-18" chrome wheels with summertime Goodyear Assurance tires

-Standard LED headlamps, fog lamps, and taillamps. The 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve is a great addition to the Lincoln line of SUVs. It provides customers with a spacious interior, standard seating for eight passengers, as well as a 360-degree surround view for its rear passengers. The MKX features a comfortable and quiet ride, as well as enough power to get you where you need to go.

Our company has been operating since April 2011. Our goal is to make acquiring transportation easier for everyone who is shopping for their next 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve. We take pride in the fact that we have kept our doors open through a number of difficult years where other companies have cut back or shut down entirely.

Enjoy Shopping With Us

We at Hartland Automotive Sales and Service are dedicated to making your next car purchase sober and enjoyable. Anyone who is interested in their inventory has the option of having a look at it by appointment.Our office is located in Elkhart, IN. However, we are more than willing to allow it to be determined on an individual basis if you want to examine the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve yourself before setting up a meeting with them. We strive to make the experience as stress-free as possible by catering directly for the needs of the client. This means that we are always looking for customer feedback to provide even better service when it comes time to buy a new car.

2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve specification

-The 2016 Lincoln MKX features an automatic limited-slip differential with a 3.7L V6 engine that generates 6,650 pounds of maximum towing capacity and vehicles are rated at 17/23 mpg city/highway. The exterior uses body-color instrument panel, door handle and side mirror caps, roof rails and belt line molding.

-The interior features ventilated front seats for keeping the driver and passengers cool on hot days. The seats are heated and ventilated for cold days. There is also a 10-way power driver's seat with power thigh extender, height adjuster and adjustable lumbar support. The leather seats boast four-way power passenger seat, 6-way driver's split bench seat, two heated rear seats and a 60/40 fold flat rear seat.

-The 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve features an automatic limited-slip differential with an available 3.7L V6 engine that generates 6,650 pounds of maximum towing capacity and the vehicles are rated at 17/23 mpg city/highway. The exterior uses body-color instrument panel, door handle and side mirror caps, roof rails and belt line molding.

-The interior features ventilated front seats for keeping the driver and passengers cool on hot days. The seats are heated and ventilated for cold days. There is also a 10-way power driver's seat with power thigh extender, height adjuster and adjustable lumbar support. The leather seats boast four-way power passenger seat, 6-way driver's split bench seat, two heated rear seats and a 60/40 fold flat rear seat.

-Connected features such as Remote Start and Apple CarPlay integration are standard on the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve. The vehicle also features a wireless smartphone box for connection to compatible smartphones.

Track Your Vehicle

If you are looking for a certain make and model or type of 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve, we will provide information about all of their inventory as well as allow you to get on an appointment to make your final choice. It is nice to know that we are willing to work with our clients and do our best to meet any criteria that may have been set before the actual purchase takes place.

We at Hartland Automotive Sales and Service, strives to offer the best car sales experience possible for anyone in the Elkhart, IN area who is looking to purchase a new set of wheels. We are proud of the fact that we were able to stick around during tough times for automotive dealers and businesses over the last few years, making sure that our clients are satisfied with them throughout it all.

Current Inventory

Our company has a list of vehicles that are in stock as well as their availability. You can find a complete inventory at our Hartland Automotive Sales and Service department. Our team is happy to help you expand or decrease your purchase if necessary. They will assist you during the entire process, either through the phone or in person.

Reviews can be a great way to learn about the process of dealing with a service or business. Before you decide to purchase from us, it is worth checking out our Facebook page as well as our website for reviews about both the company in general and our inventory specifically.

Enjoy Hiring Hartland Automotive Sales and Service

We likely to be a company that you will want to hire in the future. We are dedicated to delivering an experience that is professional and welcoming. Our team is well worth the time it takes for you to examine all the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve vehicles that they have available for sale. You may feel as though you've found your new 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve vehicle when you step into our location, a great selection of cars that are sure to impress everyone who sees them. We believe it's worth taking your time by visiting our company. We hope that you find a vehicle that will be a perfect match for your driving needs. If you are looking to sell or lease a vehicle, then you should make an appointment with our business to guarantee that your vehicle will be well taken care of. We have an incredible selection of vehicles, and our team is willing to make sure that the process is as stress-free as possible for our clients.

Our company strives to make the experience of purchasing a new 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve as painless as possible. As such, we are willing to work directly with customers during any part of the process.We offer information regarding all of the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve vehicles that we have in stock as well as services that we offer prior to purchasing a 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve from us. We are located in Elkhart, Indiana. We are just a phone call away, as such, you can reach us any time of the day from Monday to Monday.

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Jim Stansbury - 2017 Hyundai Tucson

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2017 Hyundai Tucson Review

Are you looking to sell or buy your car? Then, Hartland Automotive LLC is the place to be. Be sure to check out our diversified virtual inventory to get thoroughly broken-down information regarding each of our vehicles. In addition, we will provide you with a picture gallery as well as appropriate ways to contact us for more details about the vehicle. We are open Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays. If you have any queries, kindly reach out, and our committed and friendly customer service team will receive you and offer guidance on anything you might be unsure of.

With our used cars, you are guaranteed to get quality goods as a new car since we only sell used cars in mint condition. We value you, our esteemed customer, and are committed to giving you value for your money and keeping you coming back. You will enjoy the experience of buying a used car from us right from the friendly reception by our professional and welcoming customer service and staff to an excellent buying process that is stress-free and guarantees ease.

Additionally, our website is straightforward and user-friendly, and you can easily find your dream car even before getting to our lot. Our vehicles are available at very great prices, and you are free to choose any car from our rich inventory. We respect our customer’s space and decisions, and our sales are not pushy.

We also provide our undecided customers with valuable input regarding the kind of car that would work best for them based on their everyday needs, hints of preference, and of course, budget. So when you come to us, you don’t have to bother knowing everything about the car you want if you don’t favor having to memorize your dream car’s details. Come to us, tell us what you want, and we will give you precisely that because we are honest and value our customers because we know that their success is our success.

If we don’t have the car in stock right away, don’t worry, we will be more than willing to help you find it. We take pride in the quality used vehicles that we sell to our customers, our rich experience in the automotive sales industry, and our sincere dedication to the service of our customers. The number of repeat business that we receive makes us confident that we are equal to the task and can guarantee our customers excellent reception and customer service, a hassle-free sale process, quality used cars, customer satisfaction, and of course, value for your money! We will also give you a few tips regarding your new, used car to ensure that you understand and bond well with your vehicle. In addition, we will tell you when to service your car and guide you to our reliable automotive partners who will offer you quality services such as car wash and services onwards.

Our range of quality cars includes SUVs, pickup trucks, Jeep, and any type of car you might think of. We sell reputable and reliable brands to ensure that we give you a vehicle that will serve you for the longest time possible with the minimum issues possible. Our previously sold cars can speak for themselves because we nothing that is short of quality. We have your dream used car in a wide range of colors. One of the cars in our inventory and available for purchase whose review is below:

2017 Hyundai Tucson review

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson boasts a wide range of fascinating features that make it a practical choice to spare a thought for when you are purchasing an aggressive, well-equipped crossover SUV.

What are the new features of the 2017 Tucson?

The manufacturer has performed some requisite updates on the interior technological features, and they serve the 2017 Tucson so well. Otherwise, there are not so many changes to Tucson compared to several years.

Pros

1. The ride is exceptionally comfortable

The 2017 Tucson’s quality ride is one of its best things. Whether it is equipped with a standard or turbocharged engine, the car delivers a comfy, sporty ride and handles corners so well. In addition, courtesy of its compact size, this car is very easy to maneuver around, even in some of the tightest spaces.

2. First-class safety

As far as safety is concerned, the Hyundai Tucson 2017 is very unique. This car scored the highest possible marks in crash tests performed by the government. In addition, it earned five out of five for general crash protection as well as side and front protection.

3. Gives the turbocharged engine option

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is available in four designs; Eco, the SE, Sport, and Limited. All these options allow you to switch to a Turbocharged engine without having a negative impact on your car’s fuel consumption.

4. Amazing features

To a great extent, this car offers a wide range of standard features. For example, the entry-level SE features heated mirrors, a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker stereo system with USB function, a CD player, and an auxiliary audio jack.

5. Ample storage and cargo spaces

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson offers you plenty amounts of space for your cargo and overall storage. You enjoy 31 cubic feet of storage space behind the backseat and an additional 61.9 cubic feet when you fold down the backseat.

6. Quick acceleration

Different from the base model, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson offers you quick and responsive acceleration. For example, this car can accelerate from zero to 60 in only 7.9 seconds.

7. Hyundai Tucson 2017 is tech-savvy.

This car has fantastic tech features such as the BlueLink telematics suite, which is inclusive of emergency safety assistance as well as other services that you can access through a mobile app connection.

Conclusion

Indeed, buying or selling a car does not have to be a daunting task in the modern-day world. At Hartland Automotive sales, we are committed to making your car selling or buying process the easiest it can get. In case of any inquiries, reach out to us, and our customer service team will guide you accordingly. You can also visit us at our location. Thank you for choosing Hartland motors. All the best and good luck! Enjoy your car!

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Jim Stansbury - 2015 HONDA CR-V

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2015 Honda CR-V Overview

2015 Honda CR-V is one of those cars that Honda builds, intending to make their customers happy. This is a car that you can use for your daily commute and still feel satisfied with its performance. Even though it is not the most powerful car on the market, the CR-V has just enough power to get you where you need to go without any problems.

The 2015 Honda CR-V is a comprehensive and well-rounded package that should appeal to many SUV shoppers. It's comfortable and spacious, with a versatile interior and a host of features that make it easy and enjoyable to live with daily. It's also one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in its class, thanks to its standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT).

From the surface, the 2015 CR-V sports a new look that's sleeker and more stylish than its predecessor. Some features that give it an extra look are the front end features a bolder grille, while the rear end gets a sportier design with LED taillights. Overall, the CR-V looks more like a crossover than ever before.

From the inside, the story is no different. The 2015 CR-V features a spacious and well-designed cabin outfitted with high-quality materials. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, while the back seats offer ample legroom and headroom for adults. The CR-V also has a large cargo area that can be expanded by folding down the rear seats.

Under the hood, things get better. For a budget car that comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, the 2015 Honda CR-V deserves some mention. The engine is paired with a CVT, and the front-wheel-drive is standard. All-wheel drive is available as an option.

Regarding fuel economy, the 2015 CR-V gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway) with front-wheel drive, which is excellent for the SUV class. All-wheel-drive models are slightly less efficient, getting an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway).

As you can tell, the 2015 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a budget-friendly crossover SUV. It's well-rounded and offers everything that most people would want in an SUV. The CR-V should be at the top of your list if you're looking for a reliable and affordable SUV.

Performance

2015 Honda CR-V performs better than some similar cars in its class. Why? One big reason is its engine. The 2015 CR-V is powered by a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. When upgrading to All-Wheel Drive, fuel economy slightly decreases to 22 city/31 highway mpg(estimate).

The 2015 CR-V comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This is a type of automatic transmission that doesn't use gears like traditional automatics. Instead, it uses two pulleys connected by a belt. One pulley is attached to the engine, and the other is connected to the wheels. The CVT can adjust the ratio between the two pulleys, depending on driving conditions, to provide the best possible performance and fuel economy.

The 2015 CR-V comes standard with front-wheel drive, but All-Wheel Drive is available as an option. All-Wheel Drive monitors traction conditions and sends power to the wheels that need it the most. This helps improve traction on slippery roads and can even help you avoid potential accidents.

The 2015 CR-V has a wide variety of standard and available features designed to make your life easier. One of these is the Eco Assist™ system, which allows you to see how efficiently you're driving and adjust your habits accordingly.

Exterior

The 2015 CR-V has one of those 2015 car designs that are both understated and stylish. The front end features a bolder grille, while the rear end gets a sportier design with LED taillights. The overall look is one of refinement and sophistication. The one-touch moonroof brings out the CR-V's athletic side, while the roof-mounted antenna and remote entry system are all about convenience.

The body-colored power side mirrors with an expanded view driver's mirror help you keep an eye on things, while the fog lights and one-touch turn indicators make life a little easier. The 17" alloy wheels and all-season tires complete the picture of a capable and stylish SUV.

Comfort & Convenience

2015 Honda CR-V interior combines comfort with utility. The seats are comfortable, and there's plenty of room for five adults. The controls are logically laid out and easy to use. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, Bluetooth Hands-free, and SMS text message function. The large cargo area can be expanded by folding down the rear seats.

The space in there is generous, and with the rear seats folded down, it can accommodate plenty of gear. The seats are comfortable, and there's plenty of room for five adults. The controls are logically laid out and easy to use. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, Bluetooth Hands-free, and SMS text message function.

The 2015 Honda CR-V has a comfortable and roomy interior. The front seats are supportive, with plenty of room for adults in both the head- and legroom departments. The second row is just as comfortable, with two individual bucket seats that can slide forward and back to create more legroom for third-row passengers or cargo space.

Safety

The 2015 CR-V comes standard with several safety features. One is the Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control6. This system monitors your wheels to make sure they're getting traction. If it senses slipping, it will automatically apply the brakes to individual wheels and adjust the engine power accordingly. This helps you maintain control of the vehicle, even on slippery roads.

The 2015 CR-V is also equipped with the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), which helps you maintain steering control during emergency braking situations. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system automatically adjusts the brake force according to the weight of your vehicle so that you can stop sooner.

Where to Buy 2015 Honda CR-V

If you're looking for a 2015 Honda CR-V, your best bet is Hartland Automotive Sales. They have a wide selection of CR-Vs, and their sales staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Plus, they offer financing options to make your purchase more affordable. Their shop is located in Elkhart, Indiana. You can visit them today and test drive the CR-V of your dreams.

Verdict!

The 2015 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a stylish and capable SUV. It has a comfortable interior, cargo space, and a long list of standard safety features. If you think it's a match for your needs, Hartland Automotive Sales is the place to buy your CR-V, with financing options available to make your purchase more affordable.

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Jim Stansbury - 2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD

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2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD Review

2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD has an impressive, revised interior and fresh styling from the 2013 model year. XC90 is among the nice-looking and comfortable SUVs on the market. And it is still the favorite for most families that put prestige and safety on about the same level. Hartland Automotive sales have reviewed this vehicle for our readers and clients. Below is a comprehensive review of Volvo 2014 before making the purchasing decision.

Overall Overview

The noticeable upgraded features on Volvo 3.2 2014 include foglights, 18-inch allow wheels, rear privacy glass, a sunroof, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, roof rails, dual-zone automatic weather control, driver memory settings, eight-way power seats, Bluetooth audio, and phone connectivity, satellite radio among others that we have discussed in the below guide.

Most interesting, this vehicle adds 19" wheels steering and spot-tuned suspension, interior and distinctive exterior, and sport steering wheel. We were impressed by how the climate package contains an interior air quality sensor and heated front seats.

Safety

2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD has a standard safety feature. And this includes stability control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain active airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, handly child booster seat built, and anti-whiplash front seats.

These features are perfectly built in the center position of the car's second row. The rearview camera is also available along blind-spot warning system to warn the car in any blind spot via flashing the indicator lights in the cabin.

Performance

2014 Volvo XC90 comes with a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine. This puts out 236 pound-feet and 240 horsepower of torque. And a six-speed automatic that is made with manual shift control is the only transmission provided. The front-wheel-drive of this vehicle is standard, while all-wheel drive is accessible.

This vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph just in 8.7 seconds. The EPA fuel economy average is 19mpg combined ( 25 mpg highway/16mpg city) for the front-wheel-drive models along with 18 mpg combined ( 23mpg highway/16mpg city) for the all-wheel drive. This car powertrain feels smooth and lively with a strong engine and pulling power.

Quality and Comfort

XC90 comes with great comfort and quality ride. The car offers a quicker acceleration with better fuel economy. You will love how the car has the side to side motion and less patchiness compared to other crossovers. The cabin material is impressive with plenty of soft-touch material.

Interior

This car boasts a modern, stylish interior which looks sharp done in the available genuine wood trim and upgraded leather upholstery. The controls and gauges are user-friendly and well placed. Further, the optional navigation system comes with an outdated layout which is also hampered by the unintuitive controls at the back of the steering wheel.

The passenger and driver accommodations are comfortable and roomy. The interior also provided a decent amount of cargo capacity. Further, the available fold-flat front seat makes it possible for the passenger to carry extra-long items due to its liftgate being closed.

Stylish

XC90 Volvo 3.2 comes with amazing floor mats and C-pillar emblems. And, 19-inch allow wheels along with leather upholstery, rear park assist, power glass sunroof, and third-row climate control. The integrated center booster cushion tends to add versatility to this car's second-row seat.

Besides, this eliminates the challenges linked with installing the separate kid seat. In addition, there is a fully-color coordinated exterior plus that comes with LED daytime running taillights and lights. The R-design features very sport-tuned steering and suspension for an enhanced driving character, leather seating surfaces, unique R-layout grille with an embossed R-design logo.

Driving

We found the XC90 ride very comfortable. It is easy to park and handles smoothly. The performance is top-notch that offers quicker acceleration for better fuel economy. In addition, the suspension is tuned to typically favor a nice and comfortable ride over the sharp handling. The firmer sport-tuned suspension comes with a standard R-design model, and this is a noticeable improvement in demeanor, especially when driving briskly around turns.

Overall features

Convenience and luxury features make this vehicle modern and classic. It comes with additional and new equipment and features compared to another Volvo's. Besides, this new technology made SUVs seemingly better. The car has standard daytime running lights, LED taillights, rain-sensing wipers, headlight washers, finishes, and new trims.

You will also love Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and satellite radio. A dual-monitor rear-seat entertainment system also remains available, and the optional navigation systems are made with real-time traffic along with a rear park-assist camera. Another interesting upgrade on this Volvo 2014 is heated rear and front seats and ventilated and massage front seats.

Specs:

  • Engine type – gas

  • Drive type – front-wheel drive

  • Transmission – six-speed shiftable automatic

  • Cylinders – inline-six

  • Total seating – seven

  • Combined MPG- 19 MPG

  • MPG and Fuel

  • Combined MPG- 19

  • Fuel Type – regular unleaded

  • Fuel tank capacity – 21.1 gal

  • EPA mileage est- 16/25

  • Range in miles – 337.6/527.5mi

  • Drivetrain

    - Drive type – front-wheel drive

    - Transmission – six-speed shiftable automatic

  • Dimensions

    - Height – 76.2in

    - Length – 189.3in

    - Overall width – 76.2 in without mirrors

    - Rear track- 63.9 in

    - Wheel base – 112.6 in

    - Maximum cargo capacity -93.2cu.ft

    - Cargo capacity – 8.8 cu. ft

    - Gross weight – 6,080 lbs

    - Maximum payload – 1,413lbs

    - Curb weight- 4,667lbs

    - Maximum towing capacity – 4,960 lbs

    - Turning circle – 40.0ft

    - The angle of approach -28.0degree

    - Ground clearance -8.6in

    - The angle of departure is -25.0 degree

  • Drivetrain

    - Drive type – front-wheel drive

    - Transmission – six-speed shiftable automatic

  • Warranty

    - Rust – 12-year unlimited mi.

    - Basic – 4 years/50,000 mi

    - Drivetrain- 4 year/50,000mi

    - Roadside- 4year/unlimited mi.

  • Pros

    - Supportive front seats

    - Stylish and upscale interior

    - Excellent safety scores

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  • Cons

    - Underwhelming performance

    - Missing some of the latest features and convenience

2014 Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD is a good car to purchase. This vehicle has great comfort, is stylish, smooth driving, and has a nice exterior & interior, among other features that we have discussed above. Our Hartland Automotive Sales experts made reviewed this upgraded machine for you. If you are interested in Volvo XC90 3.2, you can visit us in Elkhart, Indiana, for more information, including a free drive test.

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Jim Stansbury - 2015 Toyota RAV4

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2015 RAV4 REVIEW

If you are a lover of Toyota cars, then you need to see the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Generally, new vehicles are great; however, some shoppers love owning the models with a trusted reputation. And Toyota RAV4 is not exceptional in this industry with its many dependable SUVs and cars like the 2015 RAV4.

It’s very interesting that consumer reports gave this car a perfect score when it comes to reliability. HTTPs://www.consumerreports.org/cars/toyota/rav4/2015/overview I know you might need to know what is so special about the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Well, this is what our today's article covers. By the end, you will have understood this car in terms of its safety features, performance, Interior & exterior designs, wheels, and all other features.

Car Specifications

- Trim- LE FWD

- Engine – 4-CYL-2.5 liter

- Torque- 172@4,100

- Horsepower- 172@4,100

- Cylinders number- 4

Interior Dimensions

- Rear Headroom- 38.9

- Front-Headroom- 39.8

- Front Legroom-42.6

- Front shoulder room- 57.3

- Rear legroom- 37.2

The upgraded features

- Safety

The number one safety feature we noticed on the 2015 Toyota RAV4 was antilock disk brakes, stability control, and a rearview camera. Plus, it also comes with the best and standard driver knee airbag. The rearview camera is very standard right across the cardboard.

The optimal technology package provided blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, and rear cross-traffic alerts. RAV4 2015 stopped right from 60mph in 128 feet when it came to brake testing. Other safety features on this car include traction control, front-seat side airbags, whiplash-reducing active front head restraints, and full-length tight side curtain airbags.

Regarding government crash testing, this car received four stars for overall protection. And this is with five starts on the side impact protection and four stars for the frontal protection. The vehicle also earned a score of "good” from the Highway safety crash exam. Its small-overlap frontal impact test and moderate-overlap make it a bit upgraded compared to others. In addition, it also earned a "good" score on the roof strength, side impact, and head seat restraints examination.

Performance

First, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 2.5 liter of a four-cylinder engine. This engine is meant to produce up to 176 horsepower along with 172 pound-feet of torque. Plus, it has a standard six-speed of automatic transmission alongside all RAV4 modern versions with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

Besides, the Edmunds examination about all-wheel drive, this machine took up to 9.2 seconds to eventually hit 60mph. This is an average duration of a small crossover. The front drive of this car is EPA-rated right at 26 mpg combined 31highway/23 city.

Interior

This vehicle's interior layout has pronounced lines and angles, which form a modern-looking and streamlined dash. The materials and design are top-notch for the compact crossover class. We loved the adequate cupholder count feature.

Essentially, this car comes with Toyota Entune branding audio systems. And among these are Pandora streaming radio & traffic, Bing search engine, stock, and sports information. The touchscreen interface comes with simple-to-use menus.

The rear seat passenger is hampered comfortable while the seats offer a large amount of the recline adjustment. In addition, the cargo is amazing as it measures 38.4 cubic feet. It also opens to 73.3 cubes which are generous even when packing more staff.

There is also this payoff for the low-mounted rear seat. It comes with a low load –in the height and flat floor, these are great when it comes to minimizing the strain of loading the heavy items. Lastly, the height-adjustable and power-operated liftgate are convenient.

Driving

According to many users, the claim that the 2015 RAV4 engine is sufficiently fuel-efficient and adequate for different tasks. The six-speed transmission shifts smoothly when driving assertively. This car feels fine, comfortable, and handles well even when cruising down a highway.

The cabin remains quiet, and this is a good car option, especially for families with young kids who may sleep inside the car. Overall, when it comes to driving rating, this car is enjoyable and comfortable due to its sharper acceleration and responsive steering.

Therefore, if comfort is among your priority when looking for a car, you have it right back. The last yet interesting driving feature of this car is its available AWD system. This system is good when venturing off any beaten paths as it rapidly applies the power respectively for optimum traction, which gives it a perfect amount of off-road capability.

Features

2015 Toyota RAV4 has two modes offered in XLE, LE, and limited models. The base–model LE includes windows, power locks, mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, steering-wheel audio, tilt steering, and FM/CD/AM players. All of this is controlled via a 6.1" LCD touchscreen.

On the other hand, XLE tends to add a sunroof and automatic climate control. The limited adds softer leather material synthetic seats and leather-wrapped steering durable wheel. Overall, this Toyota has a modern technology package that you may not find in others like the 2013 and 2014 Toyota RAV4.

2015 Toyota RAV4 Overview

This car is amazing. Its exterior styling is excellent compared to other Toyota products. Without forgetting its aggressive front end alongside a less boxy side profile. These two features make this vehicle more modern and appealing compared to its previous model. The performance is mediocre as it has adequate power and quick shifts.

The handling features are decent with active less body roll via corners, especially in the all-wheel drive. Further, the six-speed automatic is perfectly geared to allow for economical highway cruising. You will love this vehicle's fuel economy; it is very fairly with the front-drive models to achieve 31/24 highway/city in XLE/LE trims.

Pros

- Roomy Interior for individuals and cargo

- Stylish exterior

- Good fuel economy

- Standard Bluetooth and a rearview camera

- Responsive six-speed automatic

Cons

- The back seat may feel flat to some people

- It does not come with a higher-output engine option

- Mismatched trims on the Limited Model

With a four out of five-reliability rating, this car makes a good average in the market. You can make it your favorite 2022 car. Since you may require more information about the 2015 Toyota RAV4 makes, visit our Hartland Automotive Sales. We are in Elkhart, Indiana. We also give our clients a free drive test to feel the car before they make a purchasing decision.

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Jim Stansbury - 2016 Dodge Challenger

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2016 DODGE CHALLENGER REVIEW

When you want a muscle car?

Muscle cars are not a dinosaur or a vehicle in the past. You can get a modern version of the muscle car right here at Hartland Automotive sales in Elkhart, Ind. We have a wide variety of vehicles including the 2016 Dodge Challenger.

Just take a drive down and see for yourself how great a car this vehicle is. Then take one for a test drive and feel the power underneath you. Hartland Automotive Sales only deals in the best-used cars.

To convince you further, here are the specs and other important information that should convince you that this car is for you.

The Specs:

The specs will depend on which trim model you buy. There are 7 different trims including the Hellcat model. The following are just for one trim model:

  • This is a rear-wheel drive, gas-powered car that comes with an 8-speed transmission. It seats 5 people and gets roughly 28 mpg depending on how you drive the 3.6L 6-cylinder engine.

  • At its best, you can expect to get 305 HP at 6350 RPM and 268 lb-ft of torque at 4800 RPM. The fuel tank holds 18.5 gallons and you should get a range of 351.5/555.0 mi city/highway driving.

  • Unfortunately, this is not a car made for towing. This Challenger is rated to tow only 1000 pounds at best. Your cargo capacity is limited to 16.2 cubic feet and the curb weight reaches almost 4000 pounds.

Pros & Cons of the 2016 Challenger

Pros:

  • Good sized trunk

  • Powerful engine options

  • 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission

  • A great ride on the highway

  • Lots of features are accessed through the touchscreen interface

  • Roomy interior

  • Classy exterior design

Cons:

  • Hard to see out the back

  • Handling is overshadowed by large size

  • Slow to accelerate

  • Limited side view

  • Sun-visor brackets are intrusive

  • Optional moonroof eats up headroom

The Features

There are 11 color options for the exterior. The interior is not so lucky as you only get two to choose between. Other features include but not limited to:

  • Lots of head and leg room

  • 6-way power driver’s seat

  • 4-way manual passenger seats

  • The driver’s seat has adjustable lumbar support

  • The back seat has folding center armrest

  • AM/FM stereo with 6 speakers

  • USB and other connections

  • Heated mirrors

  • Hands-free entry

  • Power windows

  • Telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry & cruise control

  • Lots of instruments, for example, tach, compass, clock & trip computer

  • 7 different packages

The Safety features

This list is not limited to what is placed here. There are more safety features to make sure you have peace of mind when riding inside this car.

  • Post-collision safety system

  • Dual front side-mounted air bags

  • Stability control

  • Traction control

  • Child seat anchors

  • 4-wheel ABS

  • A brake drying system

  • Tire pressure monitoring

  • 2 front and rear headrests

  • Remote anti-theft alarm system

  • And much more

This car is loaded with safety and other features making it a complete car that you can enjoy any day of the week.

What other people are saying about this car.

There are a lot of reviews out on the internet today. This car has received almost 5-stars, coming in at 4.8. That tells you how well this vehicle is received.

What they like--

One owner loved the strong 6-speed gear box and the torque that is built into the engine. It gave him the power he needed to meet all driving challenges.

Another owner could not get over the spacious interior as well as how well it looks on the outside. They felt that this car was a good Sunday go to church vehicle as well as a good daily driving car. Plus, it was ab absolute joy to ride in.

A third owner preferred the muscle car look and power. Plus, it was a smooth-riding car that was perfect for two people out for a nice long drive in the countryside.

Finally, one owner liked the heated seats and steering wheel. No cold morning surprises from a cold steering wheel or when you sit down in the car. This owner gave it 5 stars in every category. They fell in love with it and are quite satisfied with their purchase.

What they didn’t like-

One owner was not happy with the size and weight of the car. They thought it was too big and heavy to be a true muscle car or compete with the Mustang or Camero.

Another owner felt that the car was not put together very well. After only 37,000 miles some interior parts started to come apart. He also did not like how the paint was thinly coated. He gave it 3-stars for safety, value, and reliability but 4-stars for technology and performance

A third owner complained about the rust that he found in different places. This is to be expected when you are buying a 7 to 8-year-old car. He said he checked other cars and dealers and the rust was in the same places.

Finally, another owner did not like the exterior styling but liked the way the car drove. He did not think the car was worth the money he paid for it but he said it was one of the best cars he drove. His final rating was 4 out of 5 stars.

There will be no way this car can please everyone but it is a great vehicle. The 4 to 5-star reviews beat the 1 to 3-star reviews 95% to 5%. That tells you how great a car the 2016 Dodge Challenger is.

Some final words

To see this car in person and take it for a test drive, all you have to do is visit our showroom. We have different models ready for you to take home. Plus our salesmen are ready to answer all your questions.

Just come down to our lot, Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana before all our available models is gone. Do not delay as the 2016 Dodge Challengers sell fast and you may miss your chance at owning a great modern muscle car.

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Jim Stansbury - 2016 Ford Fusion SE

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2016 FORD FUSION SE REVIEW

2016 Ford Fusion SE comes with substantial improvements over the 2014 and 2013 models. From fog lights, redesigned centre stack, and rear spoiler to ebony black wheels are some of the new features you will love. With its reasonable price, you may like this vehicle.

However, it would help if you understand what it can offer in terms of safety, performance, interior design etc., before purchasing. No worry! Our Hartland Automotive Sales experts have reviewed every part of this vehicle for you. Without much said, consider going through our below Quick guide about the 2016 Ford Fusion SE.

Top Upgraded Features

- Super-efficient 1.5 litter EcoBoost Motor

This feature helps someone have possible fuel savings. And when fitted right with a tremendous stop-start engine system, this four-cylinder averages to37mpg on the freeway and 25 mpg in the city. In addition, the turbocharged engine keeps your ride safe and exciting via pumping out a 181 horsepower.

- All-wheel drive

The car has a 2.0 litre EcoBoost Engine. In this case, Intelligent AWD systems tend to allow Sedan to be safe and churning even in bad weather. The multiple sensors aid the AWD system on this vehicle in detecting the absence of grip.

- Appearance Package

This car is rated as a beautiful one. It's more sporty with a stylish appearance 2016 package. An 18-inch wheel along with a spoiler bolsters this vehicle's look. In addition, the fog lights give its front end a refined appearance.

- Impressive handling

A driver can comfortably look forward to poised performance when driving with this car. Also, the beefy stabilizer bar holds this vehicle to remain graceful and top tier even on curvy roads. And Titanium model improves handling due to its sports-tuned suspension. The passengers are also considered, and they will have a comfortable ride.

- Strong Base Engine

This vehicle can never feel weak, with a total output of 175 pound-ft torque and 175 horsepower.

Comprehensive Review

Performance

This vehicle is made with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. And this brings a responsive acceleration with reasonable fuel economy. Ford Fusion comes with a 178-horsepower base-level engine in fusion and a 2.4-litre inline-four. With 6-speed automation, it really does well.

The 2016 wheel drive of Ford fusion is expanded with the option of adding summer performance rubber. Fusion drives light and with well-tuned steering yet absorbent feel. You will love how it corners comfortably, flatly ensuring a quality ride. Further, this car is composed and firm with rear multi-link and front struts suspension.

Safety

Ford Fusion 2016 got top tier ratings from safety agencies. The lane-keeping system nudges the vehicle gently back right on track, especially when the forward-facing camera senses it has crossed the lane divider.

The blind spot information enables the driver to switch lanes on the highway. You will love the automatic high beams, cross-traffic alert and rain-sensing wipers. Also, it has innovative drowsiness detection and an adaptive cruise control system.

The other safety package includes blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning that comes with lane-keeping assist along with driver monitoring. In addition, there is a forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control system. This system warns the driver of any potential collision to ready car brakes to offer full responsiveness.

Styling

This model is graceful and sporty with a focused, neat cabin design. Amazingly, the 2016 ford Fusion remains among the most attractive models in the mid-size sedans. The arched roofline is a bit like that of the Audi A7 from rear angles. Inside, it's functional and sleek, and the center and front Ford accommodates the new Sync screen.

There is an impressive LCD screen for SYNC displays and radio, flanked by a battalion of easy-to-use hard buttons. In addition, we also loved the rich, reddish leather seats & door panels, upgraded 18-inch wheel and premium floor mats. Overall, this fusion gets its new appearance package right with black wheels, a rear spoiler and front fog lamps.

Comfort and quality

In essence, the sexy roofline leaves room for the tall passengers. This car is more spacious with a curvaceous exterior appearance. The car has nearly 192 inches in length and has a 112.2-inch wheelbase. Both manual and power seats are comfortable, while tall doors mate the exit and entry easy.

With the exception of a scratch-prone piano trim, the materials and panels of this car feel well-chosen and well fitted. Plus, the base cloth upholstery is comfortable and relieved with a leather option. And every door closes and opens with a satisfying vibration-free thump.

Fuel Economy

The ultra-efficient hybrid in Ford Fusion and plug energy models makes this car's fuel efficiency the biggest priority. The car earns ratings of 34 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 26 mpg combined based on EPA. Further, the car is paired right with a five-speed automatic and a 2.5-litre inline-four base powerplant.

Features

2016 Ford Fusion offers exceptionally and well-equipped with modern features. The CD system comes with cloth seats, auxiliary jack, alloy wheels (16-inch), rearview camera, telescoping steering, cruise control, capless fuel filler and steering best wheel controls for phone and audio.

Plus, the vehicle has standard satellite radio, a six-way driver seat, two more speakers and 17-inch wheels. Amazingly, someone can option a new 1.5 litre EcoBoost or turbocharged inline -4. The interesting thing is that someone can add a performance package with the summer-only tires.

Pros

- Upscale cabin

- Athletic handling

- Power engine options

- Agile handling

- Comfortable ride

- Available AWD and choice of five engines

Cons

- Modest power right from base engine

- A little bit of poor fuel economy

Warranty

Ford Fusion SE 2016 offers a certified warranty of seven decades right from the original purchase date/100,000 miles. The car also offers a 12,000/one-year warranty limited warranty. Additional benefits like car towing, history reports and roadside assistance might be available.

Final verdict

2016 Ford Fusion SE strong, available engine and athletic handling give this its high performance. The Ford MyKey system is the best feature for parents. This is because it allows someone to set audio volume limits and vehicle speed, meaning you can easily monitor your teen's driving habits.

The great features on this vehicle are endless, and we have just reviewed the top and modern ones. for more information about Ford Fusion SE, Visit Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

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2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus REVEIW

The Dodge Challenger 2015 SXT Plus is not only a great car but also among the top American muscle cars. For any buyer interested in owning a high-performance muscle vehicle in 2015. This model stands out as a good candidate.

The interior and exterior design have updated this car overall. There are significant changes that will make this car worth purchasing. Without much said, our Hartland Automotive Salesman did inspect this vehicle for you. Consider going through the below guide to learn more about Dodge challenger 2015 SXT Plus.

What’s new on Dodge challenger SXT plus (top features)

- Upgraded Premium Interior

2015 has redesigned its interior. The interior combines a modern and classic appearance with impressive material and conveniences.

- New Trim packages

This model features a 392 Hemi engine that puts put a 485 horsepower. These new trims are designed to deliver far outperform and on power base model.

- Muscle car looks

You will love how this model looks respectable muscle. From front merge and strong exterior lines together creates an impressive look that will draw people's eyes when it is on the road.

- Excellent safety features

Safety features on this SXT plus challenger provided good protection in any event of a crash or any other accident. It comes with large crumple zone areas to absorb shock, airbags in the cabin and a robust build framing system. This ensures the passengers and driver are safe.

- Flexible price range

This base model comes with a fair price to the average buyer.

- Several additional packages

This car offers additional interior and exterior packages. Some available packages that we loved include the outer sport best appearance pack, leather interior pack and cold weather pack.

- Good warranty coverage

You will receive five decades or 100,000 miles right on the powertrain along with three decades or 36,000 active full warranty. Any dodge challenger SXT plus buyer can be assured that it is covered in the defect event.

- Comfortable Seats

The seats of dodge challenger have plenty of padding and offer good back support to keep the passengers comfortable on short or long trips. Besides, the seats come in various materials and colors based on the buyer's preferences.

Expert deep Review

- Performance

SXT plus is powered by a V6 engine of 3.6 liters. This engine can produce 268 lb/ft of torque and 306 hp and with eight-speed automatic transmissions. Besides, the SXT engine has ample power due to its v6 engine for different driving situations, including highways, up steep hills or around town.

The EPA fuel economy of this vehicle estimates averages at 23 mpg combined highway 30/ 19 city. SXT plus is still equipped with modern electric power steering, rear stabilizer bar and engine cooling system. In addition, the car is equipped with a rear–view monitor and electronic stability control blind for maneuvering, a tire pressure gauge and active parking supports.

- The Interior

The configurable central and impressive dash display, along with the canted center console, has really refreshed this model. The car comes with a well-contoured, small-diameter steering wheel. And this makes the vehicle a comfortable interface between the driver and the car.

The overall materials are great, with handsome metallic accents dash features. We noticed another improvement: super 8.4 inches, large and multifunction touchscreen. The car also features big enough virtual buttons, quick responses, and an intuitive design.

As we stated earlier, the front seats are flat and wide, even for long-distance drives. These seats are side bolstering, simulated suede and covered in leather. The Amazing backseat is large to hold two adults alongside decent legroom & good headroom.

In addition, the 2015 dodge challenger SXT plus features a split-folding back, middle seat and a fold-down armrest for good-natured or tiny folks. Let also mention a generously sized truck at 16.2 cubic ft to hold your goodies.

- Exterior styling

This machine has a retro exterior that comes with all modern accents. Among the top exterior elements, includes protruding bonnet and a front radiator. LED halogen headlights, led taillights, and frosted chrome frilled with an integrated camera tend to give this vehicle a modern touch.

- Safety

Among the improved features of safety on this car includes traction control, antilock disc brakes, and stability control. Also, there are active front side airbags, front head restraints and side curtain airbags.

A Rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring are also available. The forward collision warning and added functionality of an 8.4-inch touchscreen with remote vehicle access is also a helpful safety feature.

- Drive

Among the top signature traits of the 2015 Dodge challenger is excellent ride quality. You can take a coup of long drive road trips comfortably and feel like even you did not leave your comfortable sofa. The higher-performance versions provided a responsive, crisp, and confident drive, especially on the curvy roads. Also, there is a default suspension tuning which is floaty for safe and comfortable driving.

- Configuration and equipment

Dodge challenger has four versions, including fully, summer, standard and driver. Besides, the equipment features a great series of pluses, including a steering wheel, Goodyear tires, Nappa seats, steering wheel shift levers, adaptive cruise control, remote starter system, and performance steering wheel.

Overall overview

- Engine Size and type

DOHC, 3.6 liters, 24 valve Pentastar v6 with multiport, sequential, electronic return less economist fuel injection

- Horsepower

306@6,350 rpm

- Transmission

TorqueFlite (eight-speed automatic)

- Torque ft/lbs

268@4800rpm

- Drive Train

Rear-wheel drive, Longitudinally mounted front engine

- Brakes

Vented front (power-assisted four-wheel discs

- Tires

Firestone Firehawk GTV 45 R20/P245

- Wheelbase

116.2 inches

- Fuel capacity

18.5 gallons

Pros

- Huge truck

- A quite supple ride

- Roomy

- Great reliability rating

- Intuitive infotainment system

- Rear-seat space and above-average cargo

- Powerful engine lineup

Cons

- Poor rearward visibility

- Few safety features

Out of five Rating breakdown

Interior design – 4.8

Exterior styling – 4.9

Comfort – 4.8

Performance – 4.8

Value of money- 4.7

Reliability – 4.7

Almost every feature of the 2015 Dodge challenger SXT plus is targeted to give your best driving experience and safety. The new interior is inviting and warm, driver-focused, and performance-oriented.

Aside from the above-upgraded changes, dodge challenger also added eight-speed automatic transmission to improve car performance. With this full Review of the 2015 Dodge Challenger, you might be interested in buying it. Visit Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana, for more information and a free test drive.

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Jim Stansbury - 2016 Nissan Sentra SV

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2016 NISSAN SENTRA SV REVEIW

2016 Nissan Sentra SV has recently evolved into a compact vehicle for the customers who value amenities, features, design, and even car styling. Depending on your choice, Nissan Sentra SV might impress you. But, it would help you first go through the below review to understand this car's make and performance.

Our car Hartland Automotive Sales experts tested and reviewed this car based on performance, interior& exterior design, safety, features, and specs, among any other necessary information you might need to know about this car. Overall, the below guide will help you make a worthy purchasing decision.

Nissan Sentra

1. Safety

To safety features

- Stability control

- Dual front side-mounted active airbags

- Rear and front head airbags

- Passenger airbag occupant

- 4-wheel ABS

- Child seat anchors

- Rear door kids' safety locks

- Ventilated drum brakes and disc

- Engine immobilizer

- Two rear headrests

- Remote anti-theft active alarm system

- Rear height adjustable, active headrest

- Two front headrest

- Tire pressure monitoring

- Auto delay off active headlamps

- Dusk sensing headlamps

- Emergency braking assist

Above all, the first safety features on this Nissan Sentra are antilock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, full-length active curtain airbags, stability control, front head restraints, and front-seat active side airbags. Further, it has a tire alert system and rearview camera, which uses visual and audible signals; these aids someone achieve the right pressure adding the air.

In addition, it has inexpensive rear drum brakes from 60mph in 118 f. In the government car crash test, our machine was given four stars (five stars for the side impact protection and four stars for the frontal impact protection).

Essentially, Insurance Institute, which is responsible for highway safety, awarded Sentra 2016 best-raring "good ."Overall, this rating was in its small-overlap and moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact exams. About roof strength, side-impact, head restraint, and seat tests, Sentra earned "good."

2. Performance and mpg

Fuel and MPG features

- Ranges in miles (hwy/city)– 381.8/501.6mi

- Fuel Type – regular unleaded

- Fuel tank capacity – 13.2 gal

- Combined MPG- 32 MPG

- EPA mileage est ( hwy/city) 29/38 mpg

Like any other Nissan Sentra, 2016 has a 1.8-capacity four-cylinder engine ranked at 128 pound-feet and 130 hp of torque. The EPA estimates that this model can achieve 30 mpg combined ( 36 highway/27 city).

This means its fuel economy range up to 32mpg combined highway and city. A CVT ( continuously variable automatic transmission) is accessible right at the standard and base trim in both trims. In addition, this Sentra tends to produce less horsepower compared to other compact vehicles.

3. Interior

Features

- Carpeted floor mats

- Sill plate protector

- Hide-a-way durable net

- Illuminated kick plates

- Air filtration

- Rear and front door pockets

- Rear and front cupholders

- Rearview camera

- Keyless ignition

- Cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel

Both of Sentra's rear and front sears are class-leading when talking about space. The rear accommodations are spacious, and the cabin gives a great impression of a decently made interior. This car comes with a smartphone–app–modern integration through a NissanConnect, and this allows the driver to google various searches using a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface.

Further, without navigation, someone will still stream the internet radio ( iHeartRadio or Pandora) and monitor social media and messages. Without forgetting to mention a huge luggage capacity, this measures 15.1 cubic ft in this car.

4. Drive

Tires and wheels features for safe driving

- All-season tires

- Steel wheels

- 15 times 6.5 in strong wheels

- Temporary spare tire

- Inside mounted ready to use spare tire

- Front-wheel drive

This vehicle is powered by a 130-horsepower-four cylinder engine. Therefore, the base model is a standard & good six-speed manual transmission. Handling turns, even the sharp ones is respectable and easy with this vehicle, as it is made with reassuring and responsive steering. In addition, the brakes are adequate to offer the drive enough stopping power, and also, we cannot leave an intuitive pedal feel, which is quite powerful.

2016 Nissan Sentra SV Features and specs

  • Drive Type- Front-wheel

  • Engine Type- Gas

  • Cylinders- Inline 4

  • Transmission – (CV) continuously variable-speed automatic

  • Total seating- 5

  • Combined MPG- 32

  • Basic warranty – 36,000mi/ 3 year

  • Towing and Hauling

  • Max payload capacity – 946 lbs

Suspension

- It comes with a rear and front stabilizer bar

- And front independent suspension

Dimensions

- Overall width in absence of mirrors- 69.3 in

- Length- 182-1 in

- Wheelbase- 106.3in

- Height- 58.9in

- EPA Interior volume- 111.0 cu.ft

- Gross weight- 3,823 lbs

- Curb weight- 2,877lbs

- Maximum payload- 946lbs

- Ground clearance- 6.4in

- Turning circle- 34.8ft

- Cargo capacity when seats are in place0 15.1cu.feet.

Rear Seat Dimensions

- Rear legroom – 37.4

- Rear headroom- 36.7in

- Rear hip room- 50.1 in

- Rear shoulder room- 53.9in

- It comes with a folding center armrest

- And folding the center armrest

In-car entertainment (what inside)

- Six total speakers

- USB connection

- FM/AM stereo

- Satellite radio

- USB with active external media control and Auxiliary audio input

- Speed sensitive active volume control

- Three months of satellite radio service provided

Comfort and convenience

- Cruise control

- Alarm

- Steering wheel controls

- Fog lamps

- Back-up camera

- Trip computer

- Adjusting steering wheel

- Power steering

- Passenger vanity mirror

- Driver vanity mirror

- Heated mirrors

- Intermittent wipers

- Leather-wrapped steering wheel

- Auto-off headlights

Heat and cooling

A/C

Warranty

- Drivetrain- 5 decade/ unlimited mi

- Basic – three years/ 36000

- Roadside- Three years/36,000mi

- Rust- 5years/ unlimited mi

Pros

- Spacious

- Roomy, quiet interior

- Good fuel economy

- Easy-to-use, modern tech interface with infotainment features

Cons

- Small touch screen

- Slow acceleration

I have heard of many cases of people having regrets after their car purchase. And number one reason is, purchasing a vehicle without deep reviewing its performance, and design, among other top features that a good car should have for your safety and enjoyment.

In the above guide, I have made everything easier for people with an interest in purchasing the 2016 Nissan Sentra SV. Also, for more information, we have our offices 24/7 open in Elkhart, Indiana. Visit us anytime to at least have our real drive test before you purchase this car.

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Jim Stansbury - 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

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2015 DODGE CHALLENGER SXT PLUS REVIEW

If you are looking for a comfortable and impressive look of an appropriate modern muscle, this article is for you. 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT is among the best options in the design, performance, wheels, safety, and any other great features you need in a decent car.

Our review includes evaluations from different professional sources and combined then right with concrete data such as safety scores, reliability ratings, fuel economy estimates to typically make a comprehensive and honest buying decision for you. I also had an opportunity to drive this car for some miles on the road and research it: Below this an overview of this machine.

Exterior dimensions measurements

- Height – 57.5 in

- Length- 197.9in

- Front width- 63.4 in

- Max Width- 75-7 in

- Rear width- 63.8 in

- Ground clearance- 5.2 in

- Wheelbase-116.2 in

Interior Space measurements

- Front seat leg room- 42 in

- Seating capacity -5 seater

- Front seat headroom- 39.3 in

- Front seat hip room- 55.3 in

- Front seat headroom- 33.1 in

- Front seat leg room- 33.1in

- Rear seat hip room- 47.8 in

Cargo space

- Truck volume – 16.3 feet3

Weight & Towing

- 3,834 lbs

Overview Review

- Safety

Safety best features

- Back-up camera

- ABS

- Blind sport monitor

- Rear-parking aid

- Cross-traffic alert

- Brake assist

- Traction control

- Tire pressure monitor

2015 Dodge challenger SXT comes with front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, stability & traction control, and side curtain airbags. The rear parking sensors, rear cross-active traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, rearview camera, and forward-collision warning are available.

And an added 8 Inch functionality Uconnect touchscreen comes with emergency assistance, remote vehicle access, and stolen vehicle locating. The insurance institute gave this machine a top safety rating due to its side-impact and front-impact crash test. The government crash testing also gave the 2015 challenger five stars for its overall crash protection.

The IIHS gave it the second-best score when it comes to head restraint strength and roof strength test. Talking of safety airbags, this comes with all necessary airbags from driver airbags, front head, front side, passenger, and rear head airbags.

- Interior

Interior best features

- Bucket seats

- Moon/sunroof

- Leather steering wheel

- Leather seats

- Cooled fronts seats

- Climate control

- Heated front seats

- A/C

- Keyless start

- Telematics

- Remote engines start etc.

A driver-centric theme stylish cabin is an evident on how this machine looks. A well-contoured best steering wheel small diameter makes a pleasant interface right between the driver and the car. The material quality is top-notch, while the dash features beautiful metallic accents. The multifunction touchscreen of 8.4 inches is another helpful improvement on 2015 Dodge challenger.

Its features big virtual buttons a quick response overall; it has an intuitive layout where even a five-inch display works well. The sports seats of this machine come with excellent side bolstering and are fully covered with simulated suede and leather. Talking of back seats, they are roomy for two men or women with decent legroom and good headroom.

The car also features a 60/40 split-folding flexible back and fold-down armrest. And the middle seat is included for exceptional or tiny good-natured folks. In addition, the trunk is generously sized, 16.2 cubic ft meaning the machine has a large hauling capacity which is positively enormous. There are parking sensors and a rearview camera which will help you when maneuvering in a strange parking spot.

- Performance and MPG

Specifications

- Torque- 268lb-ft at 4800 pm

- Engine 3.6L v6 gas

- Transmission - eight-speed automatic

- Horsepower- 305hp at 6350 pm

- Drivetrain- best rear-wheel drive

This machine is powered by V6engine 3.6 liter that produces 268 lb-ft torque and 305 hp. An eight-speed transmission is standard, and fuel economy stands at 23 mpg combined. On the highway, the fuel economy with this machine ranges from 30MPG and 19 mpg in the city.

The new 2015 challenger has a V8 engine of 5.7 liters and a standard-six speed of manual transmission, which harnesses 375 hp alongside 410 lb-ft. The good news is that archaic five-speed is replaced by eight-speed automatic on this machine. And the switch-out pumps active fuel economy from18/27 mpg highway/city to 19/30 mpg which is better. The seamless shifting and gearbox’s smooth makes the challenger 2015 slightly faster.

- Driving

Best driving features

- Goodyear Brand Tires

- Adaptive speed control

- Anti-lock wheel disc with HD brakes

- Performance steering

This car has excellent ride quality ever. It's entirely comfortable even when traveling for long distances. This car default suspension tuning is floaty to provide you with crisp, higher-performance versions, confident and responsive drive even on curvy roads. The car sheer bulk is also amazing, most probably when driving on narrow roads.

- Color

There is plenty variety of colors to choose from. You can go for bright white clearcoat, B5 amazing blue pearl coat, Azz blue pearl coat, Billet silver metallic yet clearcoat, Pitch black clearcoat, Torred clearcoat, among others. Optional exterior colors include redline red best tricoated pearl and Ivory white impressive tri-coat pearl.

Pros

- Huge truck

- Strong V8 engine, topped with new 707 –hp best Hellcat

- Room for four males and female adults

- Quit, safe and supple ride

Cons

Beefy size dills acceleration and handling

Warranty summary

- Corrosion- 5 decades unlimited miles

- Basic – 3 decades 30 miles

- Drivetrain- 5 decades 100,000 miles

- Roadside assistance – 5 decades 100,000 miles

Final thoughts

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus is the real deal when it comes to getting a high-performance car with impressive features. With large truck and seating for five, this car provides more practically. Besides, a comfortable ride and thunderous engine lineup earned this 2015 challenger plus high marks.

When a making a decision of whether to buy a car or which car you should purchase, supportive guide is very important. And that why we have provided you with above detailed reveiw to understand this machine in deep. With all fine features and essentialls of this car that we have covered, the benefits of this car are endless. Visit us to come and have a dive test to check the machine by yourself. For more information, our offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M Review

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The Mitsubishi 2019 Mirage ES 5M has a length of 12 feet,5 inches to 14 feet, and 2 inches. Its curb weight is 2,018 to 2,194 pounds, and its gross vehicle weight rating: is 2,910 to 3,108 pounds.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M is small from the outside but is not. Regardless of the size, it still manages to have five seats. The car comes with standard equipment such as a 7- inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD radio, Cloth seats, a rearview camera, cruise control, and a four-speaker audio system. The ES has front parking sensors and a six-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium stereo. This is an affordable and reliable car.

Why you should buy the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M.

1. A GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

The 2019 Mirage ES 5M comes at a great price. It is the most affordable car on the market. It is a fantastic budget-friendly car for anyone. Its favorable price is great for first time car owners. The spare parts are affordable and readily available. You get your value or money after purchasing the car as it comes with excellent and high-quality features.

2. Impressive Fuel-Economy Ratings

The car is very economical. It is excellent on gas. It's 1.2 – liter, and the three-cylinder engine makes 78hp and 100 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. If your goal is to save many at the gas stations, this car is the best option. Depending on the trim level, you can use approximately 36 mpg to 43 mpg when driving. It doesn't take a lot of cash to fill up the tank. This is one of the best reasons to select the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage.

3. High-Tech Features at an affordable price.

Besides the 2019 Mirage ES 5M being a low-budget vehicle, it is accompanied by standard high-tech features. The great system offers support for apple car play and Android Auto. It has excellent Bluetooth connectivity too. Moreso, it keeps you connected through voice commands. You can communicate easily without getting distracted from the road. This is amazing since you get to answer calls or texts hands-free. A big screen shows all the information you need briefly. Not forgetting its top-notch sound system with a six-speaker premium stereo. It has a push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and automatic climate control.

4. Great safety features

The car gives you great safety features to protect you and your passenger. These safety features come standard on the car. The halogen headlights and fog lights enhance excellent visibility. The car has a RISE or Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution that reroutes and absorbs energy impacts to protect the people in the vehicle. The stability control system keeps traction on each wheel. The rear camera helps when backing up.

5. AN Amazing CTV Automatic Transmission

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage comes with an excellent automatic- transmission system. The CTV(continuously variable transmission)operates perfectly. It has a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. It has an automatic climate and push-button engine start. Its keyless operation system enhances the security of the car. This keyless feature lets the car lock or unlocks the vehicle without the keys. It is hard for anyone to get n through the backdoor without your consent thus enhances your security. It gets more miles-per-gallon when fuel-economy ratings are concerned.

6. Great steering and handling

The 2019 mirage ES 5M provides excellent steering and handling. Its steering is tight and accurate. It can handle curves even though it is not speedy. Additionally, braking is solid and responsive that has a safe stopping distance. This car was not built to be a performance vehicle but has a great driving experience.

7. A stylish Exterior

This is an attractive car. With a stylish exterior and has nice lines. The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M is the most stylish and attractive car in its price range.

8. IT has plenty of space.

This small but mighty car has a deceptively large interior space. It can hold five seats. However small the car is, it has comfortable inside space. The car also has enormous cargo space. You can put the rear seats down in a 60-40 split for even more cargo space. It has two complete sets of: LATCH car-seat connectors joining the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. This LATCH system is rated highly by The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety.

9. it has a fantastic car-Test rating.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage has a high crash-test rating. In the event of an accident, the people in the vehicle will be protected. This is because of the RISE system that is standard in the car. The IIHS gives the mirage high rating in all categories. The NHTSA gives the car 4 out of 5 stars from comprehensive crash tests. The car has the same high rates for rollover tests.

Note: The Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M is an attractive small car. Others may refer to it as a small but mighty car because of it incredible features. It has a little bit of engine noise while driving over 70 MPG. The car might not be quiet because the manufacturer did not make it for luxury. It is a bit slow, but it compensates by saving you money when fueling. The 2019 Mitsubishi mirage is an excellent car for first-time drivers and a driver on a budget. For anyone looking for excellent basic transportation, this vehicle is for you. It is safe and reliable. The significant cargo and passenger space regardless of its small size. It is affordable and saves on gas, making it economical.

It is easy to park and move from one place to another. It is sporty and fun to drive. You can trust Hartland Automotives Sales for your subsequent car sales. We will guide you on everything you need to know about the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 5M.

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Jim Stansbury - 2017 Kia Soul REVIEW

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Kia Soul was and still is a trendy vehicle. It was initially introduced in 2009, and it is still being produced today. The 2017 Kia Soul is a great vehicle that offers its drivers and passengers a lot. It's the type of car that's perfect for a family. It can comfortably seat up to eight people, and it has a lot of features that make it a great car to drive.

Everything, from the car's design to the way it drives, is focused on providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the driver and passengers. This is a car built to last, and it's evident in the way it's constructed. It's a reliable car that won't give you any trouble on the road.

The 2017 Kia Soul is an excellent car for anyone looking for a reliable and comfortable car to drive. It's a perfect car for families, and it has a lot to offer in terms of features and performance.

2017 Kia Soul Features

Performance

Everything starts from the engine of the car. The Kia Soul is equipped with a V6 cylinder engine that provides power. The displacement is 3.6L, and it can produce 281 horsepower at 6300rpm and 266lb-ft torque at 3400rpm. That means that this car can accelerate quickly and have no problem reaching high speeds.

The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and precise shifting. The transmission can also handle the power of the engine very well. There's also a manual mode that allows the driver to take more control over the car.

The Kia Soul also comes with all-wheel drive, meaning it will be able to grip the road better and be more stable when cornering. Another thing, the all-wheel-drive system is very reliable, and it's been tested in different conditions.

It is also praised for having a perfect suspension system. The front and rear suspension are independent to provide a smoother ride. The car can also absorb bumps very well, and it doesn't feel jarring when driving on rough roads.

The 6-speed automatic transmission is very efficient, and it helps the car save a lot of fuel. This car's EPA fuel economy rating is 16mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway. That's very good for a car of this size.

Convenience & Comfort

The Kia Soul has a lot to offer when it comes to convenience and comfort. A combination of features makes this car very comfortable and convenient to drive.

First of all, the car has a lot of space. It can seat up to eight people comfortably. There's also a lot of room in the trunk to fit a lot of luggage. The car is also effortless to get in and out of.

The seats are very comfortable, and they're perfect for long journeys. The front seats are adjustable so that you can find the ideal position. It has power steering, so it's effortless to maneuver the car. The steering wheel is also adaptable to find the perfect position for yourself.

The car also comes with many great features that make it very convenient to use. A remote start feature allows you to start the car from a distance. There's also a keyless entry system, so you don't have to fumble for your keys.

Equipping the car with the optional auxiliary power outlet and navigation from the telematics system will make your life easier. The former allows you to charge your devices while on the go, and the latter provides you with turn-by-turn directions.

Safety

Safety is always a priority for Kia, and the Soul is no exception. The car comes with many features that make it very safe to use. One of these is the airbags. The driver and passenger airbags are standard, and the front head and rear head airbags. This car also has side airbags in the front, a great safety feature.

The brakes on the Soul are also excellent. They are 4-wheel ABS brakes, which means that they will stop the car very quickly in an emergency. The vehicle also has 4-wheel disc brakes, which are even more effective at stopping the car.

Another excellent safety feature of the Soul is the electronic stability control. This feature helps to keep the car from skidding or sliding in slippery conditions. It is a great feature to have if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow or rain.

The Soul also has excellent safety features, such as daytime running lights and child safety locks. These features make the car even safer to use, and they give you peace of mind knowing that your family is safe when you are driving.

Interior and Exterior

The look of the 2017 Kia Soul is modern and sleek, with an aggressive stance. The front end is accented by sharp angles and bold lines, while the rear end has a sporty look with its dual exhaust system and roof-mounted spoiler. The overall effect is a stylish and aggressive SUV yet still refined.

The interior of the Soul is just as impressive as the exterior, with a spacious and comfortable cabin that is perfect for families. The seats are comfortable, and there is plenty of legroom for all passengers. The controls are easy to use, and the infotainment system is top-notch. The only downside to the interior is that it can be noisy on the highway.

Overall, the Soul is a great SUV that offers much value for the money. It is stylish, well-equipped, and safe, and it is an excellent choice for families who need a spacious and comfortable vehicle.

Where to Buy 2017 Kia Soul

If you are looking for a great deal on a 2017 Kia Soul, you should check out the many online retailers selling this SUV. You can find a great selection of these vehicles at various price points, and you can even find some fantastic deals on used models.

If you live in the Elkhart, Indiana area, you should check out Hartland Automotive Sales. This dealership has a great selection of Kia Soul models, and they often have great deals on both new and used models. You can also find a lot of information about this SUV on their website to make an informed decision before you buy.

The 2017 Kia Soul is a great SUV that offers value for the money. It is stylish, well-equipped, and safe, and it is an excellent choice for families who need a spacious and comfortable vehicle. You can find a great selection of these vehicles at various online retailers, and you can even find some fantastic deals on used models.

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Jim Stansbury - 2013 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT 4WD REVIEW

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is a quad-cab, five-passenger SUV that is sporty and fun. The Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD comes with a four-wheel-drive system that the driver controls, and it has four doors. The front seats have lumbar support, and the back seats have adjustable headrests. The Tahoe LT has a V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission for smooth acceleration. It gets about 20 miles per gallon of gasoline, which is adequate for a vehicle of this class.

The Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is loaded with safety features such as antilock brakes, airbags, rollover-sensing side curtain airbags, and a stability control system to help in case of an accident. The Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD also offers keyless entry, a power sunroof, OnStar Communication System, front and rear heated seats, leather upholstery and heated front seats. This car is among the greatest used vehicles and new cars offered by Hartland Automotive Sales.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD interior design

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is a good choice if a buyer is looking for a vehicle that has enough space to accommodate a family and friends. It can comfortably seat six adults, two in the front and four in the rear. If there are less passengers, it comes with the option of folding one or both of your back seats down. The third-row seats can also be folded down, giving the vehicle an even larger capacity. The rear seats are also highly adjustable, allowing different configurations to fit your transporting people or cargo needs.

The third row in the Tahoe LT can also be removed for cargo or to increase the vehicle's speed. The second row in the 2013 Chevy Tahoe can easily be folded down and stowed when not needed, saving space. If a buyer is looking for an SUV with amazing fuel efficiency, then Chevrolet is the best option to choose from Hartland Automotive Sales car dealers.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Exterior design

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD exterior is bold, sleek, and popular. The front grill features a prominent Chevy logo and a grille-mounted Outback/Avalanche/Suburban bow. At the same time, the grille also features a pair of headlights and an available chrome accent strip under the lower bumper.

The vehicle measures 172 inches (4,365 mm) in length and 81 inches (2,144 mm) in width. The overall vehicle length is 197.7 inches (5,648 mm), and it stands 64.2 inches (1,626 mm) tall. The Tahoe LT is available in two exterior colors, Black Ice Metallic and Summit White. Both colors are two-toned with a blacked-out hood and roof. A third color option the Tahoe LT is available in is Mystic Blue Metallic, a metallic blue color with a blacked-out hood and roof.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD engine

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD comes with an 8 Cylinder Engine which is very powerful and has great acceleration rates. It produces 285 horsepower and 325lb-ft of torque. The vehicle can tow up to 9,000 pounds, the maximum number the manufacturer allows it to tow. Generally, it takes less than 8 seconds for the car to reach 60mph from when you step on the gas pedal.

Anyone can easily drive the Tahoe LT 4WD since it is very easy to maneuver and park. It among the safest SUVs around, and it has great fuel efficiency combined with its high power. The Tahoe LT 4WD features a standard anti-lock brakes, a traction control system, a stability control system and electronic stability control.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Performance

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe is a beautiful vehicle, and its many features make it very exciting to drive. The performance of the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is excellent. It can easily go from 0-60mph in about 8 seconds, and it has a top speed of about 100mph. The V8 engine provides excellent acceleration and power to help you get up to speed quickly. Overall, the Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD is fast and smooth!

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Safety

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD car safety features are great. It has many safety features such as anti-lock brakes, traction control system, stability control system and electronic stability control. The anti-lock brakes help to prevent a skid by reducing the wheels from locking up on uneven surfaces. The traction control system is great because it keeps the vehicle in a straight path if the driver loses control of the car.

If there is another vehicle on the road, it will help you avoid dangerous situations and keep you from crashing. The stability control system limits oversteer by keeping the driver from shifting into a slide or spin. The electronic stability control can keep you from getting into an accident if you are about to do so by keeping your speed constant and braking if necessary.

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Oil Economy

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD gets about 20 miles per gallon of gasoline. It's an average gas mileage for a vehicle of its class. Moreover, the car is loaded with safety features such as antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control system, and stability control system. The Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD also has a V8 engine, which helps it get great gas mileage. Overall the vehicle is very safe and reliable and one of the best Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD car dealers in Hartland.

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD Review

In the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4WD review, I give this car a 9 out of 10 rating. It is an amazing vehicle that provides its driver with everything they could need in a car. It is a very spacious vehicle with enough space for your kids and their friends. It also has a mighty engine and fast acceleration.

The Tahoe LT 4WD gives you the power you need to get up to speed quickly, and it is safe to drive around the city or on the highway. Lastly, the Tahoe LT 4WD includes many safety features that will help keep you safe on the road. Above all, Hartland Automotive Sales ensures you get this amazing car at most affordable prices, whether you want new or used. Just contact them or reach the dealer at their location office in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Jim Stansbury - 2017 HYUNDAI SONATA SE REVIEW

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What do you look for when buying your personal or family car? If you are unsure what to consider when buying your car and you happen to live in Elkhart, Indiana, you need to visit Hartland Automotive Company. This is a reputable company that deals with all kinds of cars. Our salespeople know all kinds of cars, their features, specs, and even the drawbacks customers need to checkout for. In short, we will help you choose the perfect car within your budget, needs, and uses.

For example, one of our favorite and recommendable mid-sized family cars that happens to be affordable is the 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE. Let us look into the details of the features, specs, and advantages you read when you buy this car from our yard.

Overview of 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE

As I mentioned, this is a mid-sized car, a five-seater. So, it is a good option for small to medium-sized families. The car is also quite roomy since it comfortably sits three people at the back and two in front, including the driver. The car's interior is gorgeous, and the seats are made of leather, so maintenance is easy for you. It is an affordable car, especially for people who may opt for a second car option, and we can't ignore the fact that it is economical. So, if you are also looking for a fuel-efficient car for daily use, considering now fuel has gone high, this is a good investment. The carriage at the trunk is roomy, so if you are a traveling person, I believe this car will not inconvenience you. Lastly, this is an automatic vehicle, so even beginners will have an easy time maneuvering it in the city.

Special features

Fuel

The vehicle consumes 1.6 liters, so it is a fuel-efficient vehicle for people who needs a car to drive daily.

7-inch touch screen display

Who wants to struggle to navigate GPS or change the playlist in the car while driving? This vehicle is made with a large 7-inch screen with a touch screen mode of control for easy settings and navigating while on the road.

It supports Apple and Android auto-play.

Whether you want to integrate your apple or android device to listen to your favorite playlist, this car supports both smartphone models.

Six speaker stereo

We all have different preferences, and I believe some people cannot drive without their music playing on full blast. So, to accommodate such people, this vehicle is equipped with a six-speaker stereo essential for providing good music audios in the car.

Bluetooth and USB connection

Bluetooth is useful when integrating your phone into the car to make a call or even listen to the music saved on the phone. There are other ports for connection if you wish to charge your phone on the car cigarette.

Rearview camera

The rearview dash camera makes parking this car mainly in busy spaces easy. It also records all the happening on the road for safety and for you to preview your day-to-day drives.

Keyless start

When we talk about an upgrade of a car, this 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE is no exception. It features the keyless button start mode, the smooth and fastest way to start a car.

Automatic climate regulation

You don't need to put on your AC when the climate changes as this car adapts to different weather changes. This means that when it gets extremely hot, the car will automatically cool the temperatures, and if it is cold, it will provide warm surroundings.

Safety features

The front seats of this car are equipped with thick airbags, and all seats are equipped with seatbelts for the safety of everyone in the car. Other safety features you will enjoy include; the cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, plus brakes and headlights function well. It has an emergency braking and rear parking sensor to help you park in areas with other cars or objects.

Roomy interiors

The vehicle is a five-seater with three seats at the back and two in front. The front seats can incline and decline to provide enough space, and we can say the back area also has reasonable space. However, the headroom of the backspace is not that big, so some people may find it uncomfortable to sit there.

Leather seats

Leather seats are easy to maintain as they need wiping with a cloth, and you will be good to go. If you have small kids who tend to be messy, I bet it will be easy to maintain the seats as you need to wipe them.

Roomy trunk

The trunk storage space measures 16.3 feet to accommodate a lot of cargo, maybe when traveling.

Pros

  • This vehicle is affordable

  • It is fuel-efficient

  • The interior has great sitting space

  • The vehicle adapts to different temperatures for the comfort of the passengers

  • It is fuel-efficient

  • Has multiple safety design features

  • This car has a rear dashcam

  • It is an automatic and has a button starter option

  • The cargo storage space is large

  • This car has an excellent rating from customers.

Cons

  • The engine in this car is not good, especially for offroad drives

  • The car does not have enough headroom for tall folks at the back

An affordable, fuel-efficient, and easy-to-use car is all you get from the 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE. It is a classic car with a sleek exterior finish worth investing in for your family's use. Thanks to the button start-up mode, the car is easy to start and has a great interior space. The cargo space is also large, so you can pack enough luggage for your family to use if you are traveling.

If you are looking for a reliable car dealer in Elkhart, Indiana, We are the perfect company. We will help you choose the perfect car for you and also give you great options within your budget. Our services are open 24/7, so if you have any inquiries or would like to book a car viewing session, you can reach us at any time.

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Jim Stansbury - CHEVROLET S10 PICKUP LS EXT. CAB 4WD

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HARTLAND AUTOMOTIVE SALES-2003 CHEVROLET S10 PICKUP LS EXT. CAB 4WD

Are you looking for an off-road and city truck that you can use to run errands and probably enjoy those weekend trips and camping events? Well, 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is a great truck. It is a compact pickup with a handful of features that you will enjoy and considering it is an advanced model from 2002. We love things about it, such as the change to a new fuel injection engine system of a 17.5-liter V-6 engine and the fact that it can accommodate up to5 people. This article will give a detailed review of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD, we will give you the features worth noting plus the goods and the ugly sides about this car worth noting before you spend your money on buying it.

The overview of 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD

We would like to outline that this pickup is a remodel of 2002 with a few changes. The 2003 model has a sportier look, and also, it is a 4-wheel drive which means that; this pickup can pretty much handle multiple surfaces both off-road and on highways. The pickup is a five-seater with four-door access, plus it has an upgraded fuel cylinder engine with 17.5-liter fuel consumption. Are you wondering if this pickup can carry a sizeable cargo? As much as this 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is crafted in a compact design; it has a 6-foot extended cab bed that can carry a lot of cargo.

Another thing that we love about this 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is the design. The compact design and the refined sporty look attract even young buyers. It is a classy car one can buy for leisure rides, road trips, and transportation. We have got a few young buyers who chose it as they can relate more with the vehicle, and it is convenient.

Key features

Transmission

This is an automatic pickup anyone can easily maneuver around with it. The vehicle features a four-speed automatic, and it is an electronically controlled vehicle with standard overdrive mode.

Safety features

This pickup has been advanced with safety features to protect the passengers in case of an accident. The frontal areas of the driver and the passenger(s) have airbags. It is a pickup that you can carry kids with as it has safety locks (child locks) on all doors. It has daytime running lights such that if you pass through poorly lit areas, the car will give good illumination without switching on the main car lights.

Adjustable steering wheel

The steering wheel of this 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is made of pure leather material that is comfortable to grip when driving. Also, it is adjustable to position it to the most comfortable steering angle.

Air conditioners

This car ensures you can easily regulate the temperatures inside the car at different seasons. I mean, there is an Air conditioner for warming and cooling the car, depending on the temperatures of the outdoors.

Has music and entrainment connection

Whether you love to listen to music or news when going to work or on your road trip, I bet you will enjoy your travel while in this car. It is equipped with the audio FM/AM stereo, and it has an audio CD player where you can listen to your favorite music collection while on the move.

Seats five people

Considering this is an extended pickup, it can carry up to five people. It has the usual front bench that can sit around three people of standard body size and has back bucket seats that can seat two people. As much as this car can pack a lot of people, rest assured it is comfortable. The front legroom and the back leg rooms measure 42.5 and 34.6 rooms comfortable for most heights.

Fuel consumption

This is one of the drawbacks worth noting about the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD. If you are looking for an economic pickup, maybe for work, this could not be a good choice. It has a fuel consumption of 17.5 gallons which is not efficient for most people.

The engine type

This pickup is equipped with the VORTEC 4300 V 6 MFI engine with four cylinders design.

Access design

This pickup features four doors with two on each side

Pros

  • The windows of this car are tinted for safety and protection of the interior from the harsh sunlight

  • It can accommodate a lot of people, unlike other pickups

  • It features a raised design that gives excellent viewing of the outside

  • This pickup has safety measures for security in case of an accident

  • The pickup can tow heavyweights of up to 5,200 lbs

  • The pickup has a beautiful glossy finish and comes in a variety of colors

  • It is a compact pickup that still provides reasonable carrying space

  • This pickup comes with a 3-year warranty

  • The 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is safe to carry kids as it has child locks on the doors.

  • The windows are deep-tinted to offer privacy to travelers.

Cons

  • Regarding fuel consumption, the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is not a good choice as it consumes 17.5 liters.

  • The seats feature a bucket seat design so that they may be uncomfortable for larger people.

Summary

2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup LS Ext. Cab 4WD is a good pickup to invest in if the above features meet your needs. The car is classy and comes in different colors, which you can all find at our shop. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we take time to assess and evaluate our vehicles before we display them for sales, so be sure you are getting nothing but a reputable and functional vehicle. The car also comes with a warranty such that if it has mechanical issues when you get it from our shop, we will look into the matter. Our car sales shop is located in Elkhart, Indiana, and you can also contact us to inquire more about our car sales.

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Jim Stansbury - 2018 Cadillac Escalade Luxury 4WD Review

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The name Cadillac says it all.

When you heard the name Cadillac, you knew people were talking about a grand car. It was GM’s answer to luxury vehicles made by other companies. Plus, the Cadillac name has a long history for excellence, comfort, and style.

At Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana, you will find the 2018 Cadillac Escalade and other Cadillac models. There is no doubt you will find the perfect car on our lot.

It is not a car, nor a truck but a grand SUV.

Comfort is still king when it comes to more modern Cadillac vehicles. This Escalade doesn’t let you down. Plus, no matter the type of road you travel, you will get a quiet ride. Just look at the specs to get the idea that there is more than comfort to this vehicle.

Under the hood is a V8 gas engine that gets roughly 14- 17 mpg in the city and up to 26 on the highway. Part of the credit is due to the 10-speed automatic that is paired with this motor. On one 26-gallon tank of gas, you should get up to 546 miles on the highway.

Then the 6.2L engine gives you 420 HP at 5600 RPM and 460 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM.

Towing ability & convenience

Everyone these days is looking at the towing ability of newer cars. This Escalade will not disappoint as there is more than enough power to tow 8100 pounds. it also has a payload capacity of 1420 pounds.

The power and towing ability do not take away from any comfort or convenience built into this fine car. You name it, this SUV should have it.

  • adjustable pedals

  • cruise control

  • parking assist

  • electric power steering

  • front & rear parking sensors

  • 3 rows of cup holders

  • sun sensor

  • and a lot more

This is not to mention the 3 zone climate control that makes sure you and your family are not bothered by the outside weather conditions. There is plenty of room inside for everyone, including your pet. The Escalade can seat 7 people.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what this car has built into it. Make sure to get to Hartland Automotive Sales to see everything this car has to offer in the way of comfort, power, entertainment, and so on.

Entertainment

When you want to enjoy your long drive, this vehicle comes packed with entertainment options. Here are just a few of those items:

  • 16 total speakers- Bose premium brand

  • satellite radio service ready

  • USB connection with external media control

  • speed-sensitive volume control

  • surround sound

  • AM/FM stereo

This car is loaded with the right features to make sure when you drive to work or do errands, you get the best ride possible.

2018 Cadillac Escalade colors

One of the drawbacks to this vehicle is that the interior colors are a bit limited. You can get it in jet black or shale with jet black highlights. Not a lot of choice there.

However, the exterior is far different. You can get a choice between 9 colors and each one makes this car look good. In addition, there are 3 different trim styles, Luxury, Platinum, & Premium and they come in two models each.

What people are saying

This is an SUV that is an acquired taste. Not everyone will like it or the lack of interior color selection. For some people, color is the most important aspect and the Escalade only delivers on the exterior portion of the vehicle.

One reviewer loved the Escalada and called it the best model made. They may have gotten the best model to come off the production line as not everyone shares that opinion.

There is another reviewer who does take the opposite view and says it is the worst one yet. They point to a faulty transmission that had to be replaced far too soon as well as other defects that they said kept their model in the repair shop for 2 months in one year.

Other people feel that GM did its customers a disservice by putting the body on a pick-up chassis. They claim the ride is not that great and the luxury items inside are just sugar coating.

But people have different opinions as another reviewer could not say enough about this vehicle. The Escalade got from 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds showing off its power. They liked the magnetic shocks and felt those provided the driver with better handling.

Finally, they liked the space, the comfort, and the luxury saying it is more than just a superficial sugar coating.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • lots of power under the hood

  • luxurious interior

  • quick acceleration

  • tows up to 8300 pounds

  • The payload capacity of 1420 pounds

  • a very quiet ride

  • 10-speed automatic transmission (shiftable)

  • 4 WD that gets good gas mileage

Cons:

  • a very high price tag

  • ride not as comfortable as other SUVs in its class

  • maybe a bit hard to handle for some people

  • some steering issues may arise

  • high, uneven cargo floor- a hassle to load items in the back

  • brakes could be better

When you want luxury & class

The Cadillac name still means something in the 21st century. It is a name that tells you that you are getting something extra. The 2018 Escalade is providing you with something extra.

You get extra comfort, extra quiet ride, extra convenience, and extra entertainment. Plus, you get more power than you thought possible for an SUV of that caliber and class.

All you need to do is come down to Hartland Automotive Sales and test drive one today. Don’t walk, run as we cannot be sure how long these models will remain on our lot.

When you want the best to go with the name Cadillac. The company knows how to combine, class, and style with power and luxury. The 2018 Escalade is packed full of luxury items that will make your commute like a walk in the park.

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