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With a design that’s almost cute and an economy car-like price tag, the Jeep Renegade could easily be mistaken for a Wrangler wannabe. Fortunately, it has what it takes to feel right at home at the mall, yet it’s more capable than it looks when the going gets tough. It’s still a Jeep, after all, and the company learned buyers have certain expectations when they see the seven-slot grille.
Stepping up to the XLE trim brings 17-inch wheels, automatic wipers, keyless entry for the front passenger door and rear hatch, SofTex simulated leather upholstery and wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a semi-gloss black center console and a wireless charging pad. It also reverts back to the tire inflation kit.
As of January 2017, the Prius is sold in over 90 countries and regions. Worldwide cumulative sales of the Prius passed the 1 million mark in May 2008, exceeded 2 million units in September 2010, and reached the 3 million milestone in June 2013. As of January 2017, global sales of the Prius family totaled almost 6.115 million units representing 61% of the 10 million hybrids delivered by Toyota Motor Company (TMC) worldwide, including the Lexus brand. Sales of the Prius family are led by the Prius liftback with 3.985 million units, followed by the Aqua/Prius c with 1.38 million, the Prius +/v/α with, 614.7 thousand and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid with 79.3 thousand units.
The LE AWD-e and XLE AWD-e trims are 170 and 145 pounds heavier, respectively, than their front- drive counterparts, and they have a rear electric motor that makes 7 horsepower and 40 pounds-feet of torque. The motor drives the rear wheels from zero-to-6 mph to reduce wheel slippage when starting off, and it can drive the rear wheels as needed up to 43 mph. AWD-e trims also use a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack for better extreme-cold performance instead of the lithium-ion pack that goes in front-drive models.
Its new body design is more aerodynamic, with a reduced drag coefficient of Cd=0.25. This figure is disputed by General Motors which found the value for the model with 17-inch wheels to be around 0.30 based on tests in GM, Ford, and Chrysler wind tunnels. Car & Driver measured the third generation Prius at 0.26 in a privately arranged five-way wind-tunnel test of comparable cars. An underbody rear fin helps stabilize the vehicle at higher speeds.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is just as spacious and practical as the normal GLS-class, but its fire-breathing 577-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 adds a significant performance advantage as well as a delicious exhaust note. This high-performance SUV rocketed to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds at our test track—well ahead of its Benz-branded sibling, which did the deed in 5.7 seconds. Soft leather upholstery, standard massaging front seats, and a full outlay of infotainment goodies means the GLS63 is pretty loaded with luxuries right from the start. Mercedes also offers a suite of driver-assistance features as standard, including automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.