The Truth About Cars » Comparison http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Comparison http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC Reader Pits Simulated MX-5 Against the Real Deal [with Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ttac-reader-pits-simulated-mx-5-against-the-real-deal-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ttac-reader-pits-simulated-mx-5-against-the-real-deal-with-video/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1120377 My company, Force Dynamics, builds full-motion driving simulators. They work by tilting you as the simulated vehicle corners or accelerates, so your brain is tricked into feeling lateral or longitudinal accelerations. Sometimes people who watch our machines in action say, “This is moving way too much!” So when we started racing a Mazda Miata in the […]

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My company, Force Dynamics, builds full-motion driving simulators. They work by tilting you as the simulated vehicle corners or accelerates, so your brain is tricked into feeling lateral or longitudinal accelerations. Sometimes people who watch our machines in action say, “This is moving way too much!” So when we started racing a Mazda Miata in the […]

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Review: 2014 Lexus GX 460 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/review-2014-lexus-gx-460/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/review-2014-lexus-gx-460/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916530 The various models of the Toyota Land Cruiser are some of the most respected off-roaders in the world. But what works elsewhere in the world does not necessarily work in North America. Dressed up in what is perceived to be luxury, how does this fancy Land Cruiser Prado, as its known everywhere else in the […]

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The various models of the Toyota Land Cruiser are some of the most respected off-roaders in the world. But what works elsewhere in the world does not necessarily work in North America. Dressed up in what is perceived to be luxury, how does this fancy Land Cruiser Prado, as its known everywhere else in the […]

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Review: 2015 Honda Fit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/review-2015-honda-fit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/review-2015-honda-fit/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:01:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=791401 There’s really no way to lead into this, so I’ll just come out and say it: the 2015 Honda Fit is a fantastic car. Around town, at speed on Southern California’s twisty canyon roads, on the highway, stuck in traffic- there wasn’t a single situation we put our EX and EX-L testers into that it […]

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There’s really no way to lead into this, so I’ll just come out and say it: the 2015 Honda Fit is a fantastic car. Around town, at speed on Southern California’s twisty canyon roads, on the highway, stuck in traffic- there wasn’t a single situation we put our EX and EX-L testers into that it […]

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Comparison Review: Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs. Honda Civic Si http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/comparison-review-volkswagen-jetta-gli-vs-honda-civic-si/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/comparison-review-volkswagen-jetta-gli-vs-honda-civic-si/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:37:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454701 Remember 1985? If you were paying attention to cars, then the then-new Civic Si and Mk2 Jetta GLI were on your radar. Which did you prefer? For the 2012 model year both cars are again new. One of them has changed surprisingly little. The other, though it retains some choice bits, has perhaps lost the […]

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Remember 1985? If you were paying attention to cars, then the then-new Civic Si and Mk2 Jetta GLI were on your radar. Which did you prefer? For the 2012 model year both cars are again new. One of them has changed surprisingly little. The other, though it retains some choice bits, has perhaps lost the […]

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Review: 2012 Nissan Versa vs 2012 Nissan Sentra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425981 Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Pricing Analysis: 2012 Ford Focus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/pricing-analysis-2012-ford-focus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/pricing-analysis-2012-ford-focus/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:25:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389296 When Chevrolet announced a few months ago that its new Cruze compact sedan would start at $16,995, more than a few people (who likely had not had a chance to personally experience the new car) were shocked. The Cobalt, which the Cruze replaced, had been priced nearly $1,300 lower—and had required incentives to sell at […]

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When Chevrolet announced a few months ago that its new Cruze compact sedan would start at $16,995, more than a few people (who likely had not had a chance to personally experience the new car) were shocked. The Cobalt, which the Cruze replaced, had been priced nearly $1,300 lower—and had required incentives to sell at […]

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David And Goliath: A Comparison Of Nissan And Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/david-and-goliath-a-comparison-of-nissan-and-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/david-and-goliath-a-comparison-of-nissan-and-toyota/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:41:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388619 Japan’s largest and second largest automakers are worlds apart. Last year, Nissan made less than half of the cars the world’s number one, Toyota produced. Looking at the February results of both, we see a Goliath that is slowing down and a David that is revving up mightily. What’s more, we see a Goliath that […]

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Japan’s largest and second largest automakers are worlds apart. Last year, Nissan made less than half of the cars the world’s number one, Toyota produced. Looking at the February results of both, we see a Goliath that is slowing down and a David that is revving up mightily. What’s more, we see a Goliath that […]

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Comparison Review: Mercedes S400 Hybrid vs. Lexus LS600h L http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/comparison-review-mercedes-s400-hybrid-vs-lexus-ls600h-l/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/comparison-review-mercedes-s400-hybrid-vs-lexus-ls600h-l/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:41:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383619 Luxury means many things to many people, but nobody doubts luxury cars should be crammed full of the latest technology… and what says “technology” in today’s car market quite like “Hybrid”? In a strange inversion of history, Lexus created the world’s first hybrid luxury flagship from a vehicle that was clearly inspired by the Mercedes […]

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Luxury means many things to many people, but nobody doubts luxury cars should be crammed full of the latest technology… and what says “technology” in today’s car market quite like “Hybrid”? In a strange inversion of history, Lexus created the world’s first hybrid luxury flagship from a vehicle that was clearly inspired by the Mercedes […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Analysis-Retentive Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-analysis-retentive-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-analysis-retentive-edition/#comments Tue, 18 May 2010 23:54:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356881 About a half-hour after TTAC’s 15 Years of Compact Car Sales graph went up today, the normally enthusiast-oriented car blog Jalopnik gave the internet its own take on compact-car segment analysis with a post titled The Ford Fiesta Will Dominate The Small Car Segment. Some might question how this is supposed to jive with Jalopnik’s […]

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About a half-hour after TTAC’s 15 Years of Compact Car Sales graph went up today, the normally enthusiast-oriented car blog Jalopnik gave the internet its own take on compact-car segment analysis with a post titled The Ford Fiesta Will Dominate The Small Car Segment. Some might question how this is supposed to jive with Jalopnik’s […]

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Comparison Review: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Versus 2010 Toyota Camry XLE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/comparison-review-2011-hyundai-sonata-versus-2010-toyota-camry-xle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/comparison-review-2011-hyundai-sonata-versus-2010-toyota-camry-xle/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:24:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353538 Driving enthusiasts love to hate the Toyota Camry. Yet, despite the company’s current troubles, it remains the best-selling car in the United States. Hyundai would love to steal the crown, or at least tens of thousands of customers. So it recently launched a totally redesigned 2011 Sonata and will be advertising it heavily. Should Toyota […]

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Driving enthusiasts love to hate the Toyota Camry. Yet, despite the company’s current troubles, it remains the best-selling car in the United States. Hyundai would love to steal the crown, or at least tens of thousands of customers. So it recently launched a totally redesigned 2011 Sonata and will be advertising it heavily. Should Toyota […]

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Comparison Review: Toyota Venza Versus Honda Crosstour: First Place: Honda Crosstour http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-toyota-venza-versus-honda-crosstour-first-place-honda-crosstour/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-toyota-venza-versus-honda-crosstour-first-place-honda-crosstour/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:34:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342662 What is the purpose of the Crosstour? I asked as I waited for my test car to be readied. Pause. Finally an answer, The Crosstour is now the high-end Accord. It is designed to compete with the Toyota Venza. Ah, I get it: monkey see monkey do. What better way to give the marque a […]

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What is the purpose of the Crosstour? I asked as I waited for my test car to be readied. Pause. Finally an answer, The Crosstour is now the high-end Accord. It is designed to compete with the Toyota Venza. Ah, I get it: monkey see monkey do. What better way to give the marque a […]

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Comparison Review: Toyota Venza Versus Honda Crosstour: Second Place: Toyota Venza http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-toyota-venza-versus-honda-crosstour-second-place-toyota-venza/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-toyota-venza-versus-honda-crosstour-second-place-toyota-venza/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342370 Cross a car and a truck, you get an SUV. Cross a SUV with a car and you get a CUV. Cross that CUV with a car and you get a Crossover Sedan, the term used by Toyota marketing mavens for their Camry-based Venza. With this step the evolution comes full circle, as the Venza […]

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Cross a car and a truck, you get an SUV. Cross a SUV with a car and you get a CUV. Cross that CUV with a car and you get a Crossover Sedan, the term used by Toyota marketing mavens for their Camry-based Venza. With this step the evolution comes full circle, as the Venza […]

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Comparison Review: Kia Soul Versus Nissan cube: First Place: Nissan cube http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-kia-soul-versus-nissan-cube-first-place-nissan-cube/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-kia-soul-versus-nissan-cube-first-place-nissan-cube/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2010 16:59:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341164 Driving enthusiasts, given the choice between the Soul and the cube, will opt for…a Honda Fit. So this comparison between Kia’s and Nissan’s boxes-on-wheels assumes different priorities. Which provides the most relaxing refuge from the seriousness of work when commuting to and fro? Short answer: the cube. Like the Soul, the cube is a riff […]

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Driving enthusiasts, given the choice between the Soul and the cube, will opt for…a Honda Fit. So this comparison between Kia’s and Nissan’s boxes-on-wheels assumes different priorities. Which provides the most relaxing refuge from the seriousness of work when commuting to and fro? Short answer: the cube. Like the Soul, the cube is a riff […]

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Comparison Review: Kia Soul Versus Nissan Cube: Second Place: Kia Soul http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-kia-soul-versus-nissan-cube-second-place-kia-soul/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/comparison-review-kia-soul-versus-nissan-cube-second-place-kia-soul/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 20:49:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340692 Back in 1997, when Volkswagen introduced the New Beetle, my wife badly wanted one because it seemed so much more young and fun than her current car. But she also wanted children. The two were not compatible, so no Beetle for her. No doubt she was not the only person seeking a cute, quirkily styled […]

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Back in 1997, when Volkswagen introduced the New Beetle, my wife badly wanted one because it seemed so much more young and fun than her current car. But she also wanted children. The two were not compatible, so no Beetle for her. No doubt she was not the only person seeking a cute, quirkily styled […]

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