The NADAguides Featured Vehicle of the Month are vehicles test driven by the analysts at NADAguides and evaluated on a variety of different categories including performance, efficiency, features, options and appeal. Also considered is the quality of engineering, fuel efficiency, safety equipment and ratings, pricing and overall value, sales trends and consumer market interest levels to provide information that will help car shoppers make an educated purchase decision.
The next generation Corvette, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe (also known as the C7) is a vehicle with breathtaking aesthetics and superior performance. The C7 is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 DI engine that produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Features include HID headlamps, leather seats, steering wheel mounted audio controls, rear vision camera, hands-free phone capabilities, premium sound system with navigation, and heads-up display.
The 2013 Jaguar XK is a performance-oriented luxury grand tourer is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 385 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Features include bi-function HID xenon headlamps, 20-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors with auto-dimming electrochromic glass, front/rear parking sensors, steering-wheel mounted controls, hands-free phone capabilities, and touch-screen navigation.
The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size SUV available with three different engines; 3.6-liter V6 (280 hp/265 lb-ft of torque), 3.0-liter V6 TDI® Clean Diesel engine (240 hp/406 lb-ft of torque) and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 hybrid engine (380 hp/425 lb-ft of torque). Features include 19-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, bi-xenon HID headlights, rearview camera, dual-zone electronic climate control, heated front seats and heated rear seats.
The Volkswagen GTI is a FWD performance compact hatchback available in three-door and five-door trim levels. The GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds with an EPA estimated 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
The fully redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala offers more than just its sporty good looks. With a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 3.6L V6 engine option, an EPA estimated 29 MPG, plus innovative technology and safety features, the Impala has come into its own and proven once again why it's here to stay.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV with off-road capabilities and a newly available 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine (240 hp) yielding fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 12 mpg city to 23 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon HID headlamps, rear seat entertainment system, 19-speaker sound system, QuadraLift air suspension, leather interior, navigation, heated steering-wheel, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
The Infiniti QX56 is a luxury SUV with seating for 8. Powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, the Infiniti QX56 boasts an 8,500 lbs. towing capacity and achieves an EPA estimated 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.
Updated for 2013, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with seating for up to four adults. The standard Genesis Coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 274hp/275 lb-ft of torque while the Genesis Coupe 3.8 utilizes a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The all new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid is a mid-size sedan that seamlessly blends all the positive qualities of the standard Fusion with the superior fuel economy of a hybrid vehicle that is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine with an estimated range of 44 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.