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SUNDAY MARCH 9 2014

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S E A R C H B U Y S E L L L E A S E T R A D E CUMBERLINK.COM/AUTOS

During Our OPEN HOUSE* Supplier Prices to EVERYONE!

STK# 140508

We’ll BEAT any other Chevy Dealer’s written offer by $250! Must be bona-fide written offer on in stock vehicles.

FWD STK# 140277

STK# 140191

$41,815 MSRP Lawrence Discount All New ’14 Silverado –2874 38940 GM Supplier 64

LEASE FOR ONLY

175

$

*

’14 Equinox LS

Double Cab LT 4x4

36

SAVE 7000! $

EW ALL20N15

’14 Cruze LT

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’13 Chevy Silverado 1500 #665334 $35,328

’12 Dodge Ram 1500 #1308931 $35,138

’13 Chevy Captiva Sport #665367 $18,348

’10 Chevy Traverse LT #665379 $19,616

Let Us Show You How a Business Elite Dealer Can Benefit You and Your Business!

’10 HHyundai yundai AAccent ccent #1400322 $8,999

’13 Chevy Malibu Eco #665373 $21,539

’12 Chevy Captiva Sport #665321 $19,015

’13 CChevy hevy TTahoe ahoe LLTZ TZ #665380 $49,158

’11 Chevy Cruze 1LT #665387 $14,398

’10 Chevy Malibu LTZ #1401341 $12,363

New ‘13 2500 Silverado 2WD

’11 Chevy Silverado 1500 #665371 $26,958

’08 Chevy Impala LT #6653831 $11,382

* Rebates are subject to change without prior notice. Not all customers will qualify for all applicable rebates and incentives.

6445 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg

’11 HHonda onda OOdyssey dyssey EX EX-L -L $ #1400831 25,999

’12 Chevy Camaro SS #1400835 $31,999

’13 Chevy Cruze LTZ #665358 $17,588

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E2 • The Sentinel

Sunday, March 9, 2014

CR-V is loaded, family friendly By Mike Blake

Honda seems to have a mindset not to mess with what works. It continues that philosophy with the top-selling compact crossover in America, their family-friendly CR-V. For 2014, Honda has increased some standard features, kept costs in line with last year and essentially has come back with the same vehicle it redesigned in 2012 and marketed with only a few changes last year. CR-V’s upscale demeanor, competitive fuel efficiency, entertainment and functional features, high-tech inclusions and attention to safety have garnered awards and sales for Honda, and early returns show the same results in store for this year.

Runabout vehicle CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. Launched in 1995, before the term “crossover” was marketed, CR-V was a small sports-utility vehicle created to combine vanlike, carlike and soft off-road capabilities. It was a family passenger car that could take you camping, or carry a load of people and cargo. Since then, CR-V has gained sophistication, style, sportiness and the latest in hightech entertainment and comfort, while increasing its safety and fuel efficiency. CR-V is assembled at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, facility, and it incorporates forward action, gentle angles and roundness in its architecture, from its threebar horizontal grille to its artistically creased tail. Its unit body construction is enhanced with a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, remote entry system, security system, fog lights, body-color folding power side mirrors, expanded view driver’s mirror, multireflector halogen headlights with auto-off, variable intermittent windshield wipers, intermittent rear window wiper/washer,

dio, USB audio interface, M P 3/ W i n d o ws M e d i a Audio Playback Capability, speed-sensitive volume control, multi-information display, air conditioning with an air filtration system, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, power windows with autoup/down driver’s window, power door and tailgate locks, cruise control, tilt/ telescopic steering wheel, illuminated steering wheelmounted controls, rear window defroster, air bag and AWD system indicators, cargo tie-down anchors, retractable cargo area cover and many additional illumiSubmitted photos nation, storage and convenience items. The CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a “comfortable runabout vehicle.”

Top safety pick

heat-rejecting green-tint- examination in mixed-use ed glass, body-colored door situations yielded a winter handles and rear privacy average of 23.4 mpg. glass.

A compact crossover With dimensions of 178.3 inches in length, 65.1 inches in height, and 71.6 inches in width, on a 103.1-inch wheelbase with a ground clearance of 6.7 inches for AWD, CR-V fits compact crossover parameters and weighs in 3,490 pounds. CR-V offers only one engine choice, a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter inline-4 aluminum alloy engine rated at 185 horsepower and 163 pounds-foot of torque. The AWD version is EPA rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. My

Enough muscle

Acceleration is slow and steady, with enough muscle to pass at speed, but only a 9.2-second sprint time from zero to 60 mph. A quartermile run came in a hair under 17 seconds, but the vehicle rides smooth thanks to its MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear, both with stabilizer bars. Steering is responsive for the niche, with minor understeer, but acceptable reaction.

Cabin is loaded The user-friendly cabin is roomy enough to pamper

Take these steps to help ensure car lease success Brandpoint As the weather warms, car buying season gets into full swing. Even though interest rates are still at or near record lows, there are additional ways smart buyers are saving even more cash on their next vehicle and staying within their budgets. “Purchasing power is crucial when it comes to buying a vehicle and it’s important to make sure you’re spending within your financial means,” says Joe Pendergast, assistant vice president of Consumer Lending at Navy Federal Credit Union. “Along with conducting research before choosing a make and model, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal.” Here are five tips from Pendergast to get the most car for your money with a payment you can live with:

Step 1: Know what you can afford

ing for an auto loan, it’s best to get a copy of your credit report. Although financial institutions will check your credit when applying for a loan, having your report in advance gives you the chance to correct any discrepancies before applying. This leads to a quicker application process and prevents denial because of a credit report error unbeknownst to you.

Step 4: Shop around for the best rate

Your first step when making any large purchase should be to assess your current financial situation. Review your monthly income, subtract all anticipated expenses, and make sure there’s money left to not only afford a car payment, but also to contribute to your savings. Adding a car payment to your monthly budget shouldn’t leave you without money remaining for things like groceries or unexpected expenses.

Rates are low right now - as low as 1.49 percent at Navy Federal Credit Union. Before walking into a dealership, check interest rates at different lenders and read the fine print for any hidden fees. The key to a good auto loan is striking the right balance between the rate and how long to finance the loan. New vehicles will have a lower interest rate, but the monthly payments will be larger. Look for the shortest term you can afford without breaking your budget.

Step 2: Review your credit inventory

Step 5: Get pre-approved

Take a comprehensive look at your current debt. Are you in good-standing on all prior loan commitments and credit cards? If not, it may be difficult to obtain financing at a low interest rate, which will result in a higher monthly payment. So, if you’re behind on other loans, take the steps now to get in good shape to purchase a car. Go back to step 1 if need be. Once you’ve made sure all your debts are in good-standing and that you’re financially able to take on a car payment, you’re ready for the next step.

Once you’ve shopped around, increase your buying power by visiting your chosen lender and getting a quick, pre-approved loan. A salesperson will be more willing to bargain if how much you’ve been approved for and what are willing to pay has already been determined. Keep your payment threshold in mind and allow your pre-approval to lead discussions at the negotiating table. It will result in purchasing a car at a price that’s right for your budget. If you’re looking to purchase a vehicle this spring, follow these five steps to ensure Step 3: Check your credit you’re buying within your means and getreport and score ting the best possible deal. By doing your Getting a car loan at the best possible rate homework and talking with a lender, you’ll requires a good credit score. Before apply- save as much as possible.

and seat five comfortably. Interior accommodations include 38 inches of front headroom and 38.6 inches in the second seats. Legroom comes in at 41.3 inches in front and 38.3 inches for row two, and shoulder room is 58.6 and 56.4. With an oversized backseat and large doors, you can effortlessly load cargo, kids and even skis inside for the ride. Sightlines are very good and only small blindspots are apparent, while the instrumentation is easy to read. The EX trim interior is packed with such items as a 180-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility, XM Radio, Bluetooth Streaming Au-

A top safety pick by several groups (in government crash testing, it received a perfect five stars for overall, front and side crash protection), CR-V overflows with such safety items as an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, side-impact door beams, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front air bags, front side air bags with passenger-side occupant position detection system, side curtain air bags with rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger seat belt reminder, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, antilock brake system, electronic brake distribution, brake

assist LATCH for children, child-proof rear door locks and a tire pressure monitoring system. CR-V offers three basic trim packages. The 2014 base CR-V in LX trim starts at $22,945 for 2WD, my test EX trim started at $25,045 for 2WD and $26,125 for AWD (which my model had). The top-of-the-line EX-L, starts at $27,695 with options for rear entertainment and navi systems bringing that trim to $29,195 to start. My Basque Red Pearl II CR-V EX trim added a tailgate spoiler for $296, roof rails for $491, roof crossbars for $230, running boards for $478, a cool hood air deflector for $172 and a chrome exhaust finisher for $51. Body side molding added $225, a moonroof visor was $152, door visors added $184, all-season floor mats were $143, a cabin cargo net was $51, an auto-dimming mirror added $323, remote engine start system was $399 and backup sensors added $530. Destination and handling added $830 for a sticker price of $30,250 for a packed, trendy, fully functional family crossover. Visit www.CarlisleEvents. com for more on the automotive hobby. Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He’s been a “car guy” since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

Technology will change driving laws Brandpoint Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? You’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. Onethird of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they felt overwhelmed by technology in a 2011 study conducted by the University of Cambridge. As it relates to public policy, lawmakers may also be feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep up with researching, writing and passing legislation to regulate new technologies to maintain public safety or prevent the invasion of privacy. According to the WestlawNext, the leading online legal research service, more than 100,000 new or changed statutes, 160,000 new or modified regulations and 285,000 new judicial opinions were incorporated into the U.S. legal system in 2013. “New technology can create a debate,” said Rachel Utter, manager of Legal Editorial Operations at Thomson Reuters. “As regulators come to understand the impact of a new technology on our day-to-day lives, they may be challenged with balancing the benefits of a new technology with public safety concerns. In some cases, such as fuel mileage mandates, government regulation can force the development of new technology, such as hybrid engines and electric cars.” Among the new wave of enacted or proposed legislation involving technol-

ogy and cars conducted via WestlawNext through Jan. 30, some of the most prominent include: • Texting and driving: Forty-one states and the District of Columbia ban texting with smartphones and cellphones for all drivers — and all but four have primary enforcement, allowing law enforcement in those four states to only ticket someone for texting while driving if they were stopped for another reason. • Wearable technology — With the recent introduction of Google Glass and other evolving wearable technology such as the smart watches and smart contact lenses, lawmakers may need to develop new laws about the use of these technologies while a person operates a motor vehicle. Ten states — Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming — have enacted or have proposed legislation prohibiting the use of wearable computers with a head-mounted display while driving. In October 2013, a California woman may have been the first person in the United States to receive a citation for operating a motor vehicle while wearing Google Glass. The citation was later thrown out of court. • Black boxes — Nearly all recently manufactured U.S. cars and trucks are equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR), also known as a black box. In September, this piece of computing technology will become mandatory in all new U.S. vehicles. The EDR monitors a vehicle’s electrical systems, which includes speed, braking, driving pat-

terns and even location at any given time. A number of legal questions have emerged about black boxes, such as: “Who owns the data that a vehicle’s black box is gathering? If a car owner is involved in a crash, do police and insurance companies have the right to review the data in the vehicle’s EDR? Can marketers buy the data to deliver ads through the vehicle’s entertainment system?” These questions are at the heart of a recent bill introduced by senators John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. • Driverless cars — Imagine a day when people travel by car, but don’t actually drive the car. They simply type in their destination and go. Several states have passed laws allowing automated cars. California, Florida, Nevada and the District of Columbia allow autonomous vehicles to be driven on public roads. Washington D.C. may have the least restrictive provisions: the vehicle must have a manual override feature, a driver must be in the control seat with the ability to take over operation of the vehicle, and the vehicle must be capable of operating in compliance with the District’s traffic and motor vehicle laws. “Technology, whether implemented into how automobiles are designed or operated, has made significant contributions in making vehicles safer,” says Utter. “And as new technology is integrated, there will be questions, concerns and debate driving new regulation and legislation.” To learn more about WestlawNext, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.


Autos Plus

E2 • The Sentinel

Sunday, March 9, 2014

CR-V is loaded, family friendly By Mike Blake

Honda seems to have a mindset not to mess with what works. It continues that philosophy with the top-selling compact crossover in America, their family-friendly CR-V. For 2014, Honda has increased some standard features, kept costs in line with last year and essentially has come back with the same vehicle it redesigned in 2012 and marketed with only a few changes last year. CR-V’s upscale demeanor, competitive fuel efficiency, entertainment and functional features, high-tech inclusions and attention to safety have garnered awards and sales for Honda, and early returns show the same results in store for this year.

Runabout vehicle CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. Launched in 1995, before the term “crossover” was marketed, CR-V was a small sports-utility vehicle created to combine vanlike, carlike and soft off-road capabilities. It was a family passenger car that could take you camping, or carry a load of people and cargo. Since then, CR-V has gained sophistication, style, sportiness and the latest in hightech entertainment and comfort, while increasing its safety and fuel efficiency. CR-V is assembled at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, facility, and it incorporates forward action, gentle angles and roundness in its architecture, from its threebar horizontal grille to its artistically creased tail. Its unit body construction is enhanced with a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, remote entry system, security system, fog lights, body-color folding power side mirrors, expanded view driver’s mirror, multireflector halogen headlights with auto-off, variable intermittent windshield wipers, intermittent rear window wiper/washer,

dio, USB audio interface, M P 3/ W i n d o ws M e d i a Audio Playback Capability, speed-sensitive volume control, multi-information display, air conditioning with an air filtration system, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, power windows with autoup/down driver’s window, power door and tailgate locks, cruise control, tilt/ telescopic steering wheel, illuminated steering wheelmounted controls, rear window defroster, air bag and AWD system indicators, cargo tie-down anchors, retractable cargo area cover and many additional illumiSubmitted photos nation, storage and convenience items. The CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a “comfortable runabout vehicle.”

Top safety pick

heat-rejecting green-tint- examination in mixed-use ed glass, body-colored door situations yielded a winter handles and rear privacy average of 23.4 mpg. glass.

A compact crossover With dimensions of 178.3 inches in length, 65.1 inches in height, and 71.6 inches in width, on a 103.1-inch wheelbase with a ground clearance of 6.7 inches for AWD, CR-V fits compact crossover parameters and weighs in 3,490 pounds. CR-V offers only one engine choice, a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter inline-4 aluminum alloy engine rated at 185 horsepower and 163 pounds-foot of torque. The AWD version is EPA rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. My

Enough muscle

Acceleration is slow and steady, with enough muscle to pass at speed, but only a 9.2-second sprint time from zero to 60 mph. A quartermile run came in a hair under 17 seconds, but the vehicle rides smooth thanks to its MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear, both with stabilizer bars. Steering is responsive for the niche, with minor understeer, but acceptable reaction.

Cabin is loaded The user-friendly cabin is roomy enough to pamper

Take these steps to help ensure car lease success Brandpoint As the weather warms, car buying season gets into full swing. Even though interest rates are still at or near record lows, there are additional ways smart buyers are saving even more cash on their next vehicle and staying within their budgets. “Purchasing power is crucial when it comes to buying a vehicle and it’s important to make sure you’re spending within your financial means,” says Joe Pendergast, assistant vice president of Consumer Lending at Navy Federal Credit Union. “Along with conducting research before choosing a make and model, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal.” Here are five tips from Pendergast to get the most car for your money with a payment you can live with:

Step 1: Know what you can afford

ing for an auto loan, it’s best to get a copy of your credit report. Although financial institutions will check your credit when applying for a loan, having your report in advance gives you the chance to correct any discrepancies before applying. This leads to a quicker application process and prevents denial because of a credit report error unbeknownst to you.

Step 4: Shop around for the best rate

Your first step when making any large purchase should be to assess your current financial situation. Review your monthly income, subtract all anticipated expenses, and make sure there’s money left to not only afford a car payment, but also to contribute to your savings. Adding a car payment to your monthly budget shouldn’t leave you without money remaining for things like groceries or unexpected expenses.

Rates are low right now - as low as 1.49 percent at Navy Federal Credit Union. Before walking into a dealership, check interest rates at different lenders and read the fine print for any hidden fees. The key to a good auto loan is striking the right balance between the rate and how long to finance the loan. New vehicles will have a lower interest rate, but the monthly payments will be larger. Look for the shortest term you can afford without breaking your budget.

Step 2: Review your credit inventory

Step 5: Get pre-approved

Take a comprehensive look at your current debt. Are you in good-standing on all prior loan commitments and credit cards? If not, it may be difficult to obtain financing at a low interest rate, which will result in a higher monthly payment. So, if you’re behind on other loans, take the steps now to get in good shape to purchase a car. Go back to step 1 if need be. Once you’ve made sure all your debts are in good-standing and that you’re financially able to take on a car payment, you’re ready for the next step.

Once you’ve shopped around, increase your buying power by visiting your chosen lender and getting a quick, pre-approved loan. A salesperson will be more willing to bargain if how much you’ve been approved for and what are willing to pay has already been determined. Keep your payment threshold in mind and allow your pre-approval to lead discussions at the negotiating table. It will result in purchasing a car at a price that’s right for your budget. If you’re looking to purchase a vehicle this spring, follow these five steps to ensure Step 3: Check your credit you’re buying within your means and getreport and score ting the best possible deal. By doing your Getting a car loan at the best possible rate homework and talking with a lender, you’ll requires a good credit score. Before apply- save as much as possible.

and seat five comfortably. Interior accommodations include 38 inches of front headroom and 38.6 inches in the second seats. Legroom comes in at 41.3 inches in front and 38.3 inches for row two, and shoulder room is 58.6 and 56.4. With an oversized backseat and large doors, you can effortlessly load cargo, kids and even skis inside for the ride. Sightlines are very good and only small blindspots are apparent, while the instrumentation is easy to read. The EX trim interior is packed with such items as a 180-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility, XM Radio, Bluetooth Streaming Au-

A top safety pick by several groups (in government crash testing, it received a perfect five stars for overall, front and side crash protection), CR-V overflows with such safety items as an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, side-impact door beams, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front air bags, front side air bags with passenger-side occupant position detection system, side curtain air bags with rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger seat belt reminder, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, antilock brake system, electronic brake distribution, brake

assist LATCH for children, child-proof rear door locks and a tire pressure monitoring system. CR-V offers three basic trim packages. The 2014 base CR-V in LX trim starts at $22,945 for 2WD, my test EX trim started at $25,045 for 2WD and $26,125 for AWD (which my model had). The top-of-the-line EX-L, starts at $27,695 with options for rear entertainment and navi systems bringing that trim to $29,195 to start. My Basque Red Pearl II CR-V EX trim added a tailgate spoiler for $296, roof rails for $491, roof crossbars for $230, running boards for $478, a cool hood air deflector for $172 and a chrome exhaust finisher for $51. Body side molding added $225, a moonroof visor was $152, door visors added $184, all-season floor mats were $143, a cabin cargo net was $51, an auto-dimming mirror added $323, remote engine start system was $399 and backup sensors added $530. Destination and handling added $830 for a sticker price of $30,250 for a packed, trendy, fully functional family crossover. Visit www.CarlisleEvents. com for more on the automotive hobby. Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He’s been a “car guy” since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

Technology will change driving laws Brandpoint Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? You’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. Onethird of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they felt overwhelmed by technology in a 2011 study conducted by the University of Cambridge. As it relates to public policy, lawmakers may also be feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep up with researching, writing and passing legislation to regulate new technologies to maintain public safety or prevent the invasion of privacy. According to the WestlawNext, the leading online legal research service, more than 100,000 new or changed statutes, 160,000 new or modified regulations and 285,000 new judicial opinions were incorporated into the U.S. legal system in 2013. “New technology can create a debate,” said Rachel Utter, manager of Legal Editorial Operations at Thomson Reuters. “As regulators come to understand the impact of a new technology on our day-to-day lives, they may be challenged with balancing the benefits of a new technology with public safety concerns. In some cases, such as fuel mileage mandates, government regulation can force the development of new technology, such as hybrid engines and electric cars.” Among the new wave of enacted or proposed legislation involving technol-

ogy and cars conducted via WestlawNext through Jan. 30, some of the most prominent include: • Texting and driving: Forty-one states and the District of Columbia ban texting with smartphones and cellphones for all drivers — and all but four have primary enforcement, allowing law enforcement in those four states to only ticket someone for texting while driving if they were stopped for another reason. • Wearable technology — With the recent introduction of Google Glass and other evolving wearable technology such as the smart watches and smart contact lenses, lawmakers may need to develop new laws about the use of these technologies while a person operates a motor vehicle. Ten states — Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming — have enacted or have proposed legislation prohibiting the use of wearable computers with a head-mounted display while driving. In October 2013, a California woman may have been the first person in the United States to receive a citation for operating a motor vehicle while wearing Google Glass. The citation was later thrown out of court. • Black boxes — Nearly all recently manufactured U.S. cars and trucks are equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR), also known as a black box. In September, this piece of computing technology will become mandatory in all new U.S. vehicles. The EDR monitors a vehicle’s electrical systems, which includes speed, braking, driving pat-

terns and even location at any given time. A number of legal questions have emerged about black boxes, such as: “Who owns the data that a vehicle’s black box is gathering? If a car owner is involved in a crash, do police and insurance companies have the right to review the data in the vehicle’s EDR? Can marketers buy the data to deliver ads through the vehicle’s entertainment system?” These questions are at the heart of a recent bill introduced by senators John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. • Driverless cars — Imagine a day when people travel by car, but don’t actually drive the car. They simply type in their destination and go. Several states have passed laws allowing automated cars. California, Florida, Nevada and the District of Columbia allow autonomous vehicles to be driven on public roads. Washington D.C. may have the least restrictive provisions: the vehicle must have a manual override feature, a driver must be in the control seat with the ability to take over operation of the vehicle, and the vehicle must be capable of operating in compliance with the District’s traffic and motor vehicle laws. “Technology, whether implemented into how automobiles are designed or operated, has made significant contributions in making vehicles safer,” says Utter. “And as new technology is integrated, there will be questions, concerns and debate driving new regulation and legislation.” To learn more about WestlawNext, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.


Autos Plus

E2 • The Sentinel

Sunday, March 9, 2014

CR-V is loaded, family friendly By Mike Blake

Honda seems to have a mindset not to mess with what works. It continues that philosophy with the top-selling compact crossover in America, their family-friendly CR-V. For 2014, Honda has increased some standard features, kept costs in line with last year and essentially has come back with the same vehicle it redesigned in 2012 and marketed with only a few changes last year. CR-V’s upscale demeanor, competitive fuel efficiency, entertainment and functional features, high-tech inclusions and attention to safety have garnered awards and sales for Honda, and early returns show the same results in store for this year.

Runabout vehicle CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. Launched in 1995, before the term “crossover” was marketed, CR-V was a small sports-utility vehicle created to combine vanlike, carlike and soft off-road capabilities. It was a family passenger car that could take you camping, or carry a load of people and cargo. Since then, CR-V has gained sophistication, style, sportiness and the latest in hightech entertainment and comfort, while increasing its safety and fuel efficiency. CR-V is assembled at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, facility, and it incorporates forward action, gentle angles and roundness in its architecture, from its threebar horizontal grille to its artistically creased tail. Its unit body construction is enhanced with a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, remote entry system, security system, fog lights, body-color folding power side mirrors, expanded view driver’s mirror, multireflector halogen headlights with auto-off, variable intermittent windshield wipers, intermittent rear window wiper/washer,

dio, USB audio interface, M P 3/ W i n d o ws M e d i a Audio Playback Capability, speed-sensitive volume control, multi-information display, air conditioning with an air filtration system, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, power windows with autoup/down driver’s window, power door and tailgate locks, cruise control, tilt/ telescopic steering wheel, illuminated steering wheelmounted controls, rear window defroster, air bag and AWD system indicators, cargo tie-down anchors, retractable cargo area cover and many additional illumiSubmitted photos nation, storage and convenience items. The CR-V gets its name from Honda’s decision to build a “comfortable runabout vehicle.”

Top safety pick

heat-rejecting green-tint- examination in mixed-use ed glass, body-colored door situations yielded a winter handles and rear privacy average of 23.4 mpg. glass.

A compact crossover With dimensions of 178.3 inches in length, 65.1 inches in height, and 71.6 inches in width, on a 103.1-inch wheelbase with a ground clearance of 6.7 inches for AWD, CR-V fits compact crossover parameters and weighs in 3,490 pounds. CR-V offers only one engine choice, a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter inline-4 aluminum alloy engine rated at 185 horsepower and 163 pounds-foot of torque. The AWD version is EPA rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. My

Enough muscle

Acceleration is slow and steady, with enough muscle to pass at speed, but only a 9.2-second sprint time from zero to 60 mph. A quartermile run came in a hair under 17 seconds, but the vehicle rides smooth thanks to its MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear, both with stabilizer bars. Steering is responsive for the niche, with minor understeer, but acceptable reaction.

Cabin is loaded The user-friendly cabin is roomy enough to pamper

Take these steps to help ensure car lease success Brandpoint As the weather warms, car buying season gets into full swing. Even though interest rates are still at or near record lows, there are additional ways smart buyers are saving even more cash on their next vehicle and staying within their budgets. “Purchasing power is crucial when it comes to buying a vehicle and it’s important to make sure you’re spending within your financial means,” says Joe Pendergast, assistant vice president of Consumer Lending at Navy Federal Credit Union. “Along with conducting research before choosing a make and model, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal.” Here are five tips from Pendergast to get the most car for your money with a payment you can live with:

Step 1: Know what you can afford

ing for an auto loan, it’s best to get a copy of your credit report. Although financial institutions will check your credit when applying for a loan, having your report in advance gives you the chance to correct any discrepancies before applying. This leads to a quicker application process and prevents denial because of a credit report error unbeknownst to you.

Step 4: Shop around for the best rate

Your first step when making any large purchase should be to assess your current financial situation. Review your monthly income, subtract all anticipated expenses, and make sure there’s money left to not only afford a car payment, but also to contribute to your savings. Adding a car payment to your monthly budget shouldn’t leave you without money remaining for things like groceries or unexpected expenses.

Rates are low right now - as low as 1.49 percent at Navy Federal Credit Union. Before walking into a dealership, check interest rates at different lenders and read the fine print for any hidden fees. The key to a good auto loan is striking the right balance between the rate and how long to finance the loan. New vehicles will have a lower interest rate, but the monthly payments will be larger. Look for the shortest term you can afford without breaking your budget.

Step 2: Review your credit inventory

Step 5: Get pre-approved

Take a comprehensive look at your current debt. Are you in good-standing on all prior loan commitments and credit cards? If not, it may be difficult to obtain financing at a low interest rate, which will result in a higher monthly payment. So, if you’re behind on other loans, take the steps now to get in good shape to purchase a car. Go back to step 1 if need be. Once you’ve made sure all your debts are in good-standing and that you’re financially able to take on a car payment, you’re ready for the next step.

Once you’ve shopped around, increase your buying power by visiting your chosen lender and getting a quick, pre-approved loan. A salesperson will be more willing to bargain if how much you’ve been approved for and what are willing to pay has already been determined. Keep your payment threshold in mind and allow your pre-approval to lead discussions at the negotiating table. It will result in purchasing a car at a price that’s right for your budget. If you’re looking to purchase a vehicle this spring, follow these five steps to ensure Step 3: Check your credit you’re buying within your means and getreport and score ting the best possible deal. By doing your Getting a car loan at the best possible rate homework and talking with a lender, you’ll requires a good credit score. Before apply- save as much as possible.

and seat five comfortably. Interior accommodations include 38 inches of front headroom and 38.6 inches in the second seats. Legroom comes in at 41.3 inches in front and 38.3 inches for row two, and shoulder room is 58.6 and 56.4. With an oversized backseat and large doors, you can effortlessly load cargo, kids and even skis inside for the ride. Sightlines are very good and only small blindspots are apparent, while the instrumentation is easy to read. The EX trim interior is packed with such items as a 180-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility, XM Radio, Bluetooth Streaming Au-

A top safety pick by several groups (in government crash testing, it received a perfect five stars for overall, front and side crash protection), CR-V overflows with such safety items as an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, side-impact door beams, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front air bags, front side air bags with passenger-side occupant position detection system, side curtain air bags with rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger seat belt reminder, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, antilock brake system, electronic brake distribution, brake

assist LATCH for children, child-proof rear door locks and a tire pressure monitoring system. CR-V offers three basic trim packages. The 2014 base CR-V in LX trim starts at $22,945 for 2WD, my test EX trim started at $25,045 for 2WD and $26,125 for AWD (which my model had). The top-of-the-line EX-L, starts at $27,695 with options for rear entertainment and navi systems bringing that trim to $29,195 to start. My Basque Red Pearl II CR-V EX trim added a tailgate spoiler for $296, roof rails for $491, roof crossbars for $230, running boards for $478, a cool hood air deflector for $172 and a chrome exhaust finisher for $51. Body side molding added $225, a moonroof visor was $152, door visors added $184, all-season floor mats were $143, a cabin cargo net was $51, an auto-dimming mirror added $323, remote engine start system was $399 and backup sensors added $530. Destination and handling added $830 for a sticker price of $30,250 for a packed, trendy, fully functional family crossover. Visit www.CarlisleEvents. com for more on the automotive hobby. Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He’s been a “car guy” since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

Technology will change driving laws Brandpoint Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? You’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. Onethird of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they felt overwhelmed by technology in a 2011 study conducted by the University of Cambridge. As it relates to public policy, lawmakers may also be feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep up with researching, writing and passing legislation to regulate new technologies to maintain public safety or prevent the invasion of privacy. According to the WestlawNext, the leading online legal research service, more than 100,000 new or changed statutes, 160,000 new or modified regulations and 285,000 new judicial opinions were incorporated into the U.S. legal system in 2013. “New technology can create a debate,” said Rachel Utter, manager of Legal Editorial Operations at Thomson Reuters. “As regulators come to understand the impact of a new technology on our day-to-day lives, they may be challenged with balancing the benefits of a new technology with public safety concerns. In some cases, such as fuel mileage mandates, government regulation can force the development of new technology, such as hybrid engines and electric cars.” Among the new wave of enacted or proposed legislation involving technol-

ogy and cars conducted via WestlawNext through Jan. 30, some of the most prominent include: • Texting and driving: Forty-one states and the District of Columbia ban texting with smartphones and cellphones for all drivers — and all but four have primary enforcement, allowing law enforcement in those four states to only ticket someone for texting while driving if they were stopped for another reason. • Wearable technology — With the recent introduction of Google Glass and other evolving wearable technology such as the smart watches and smart contact lenses, lawmakers may need to develop new laws about the use of these technologies while a person operates a motor vehicle. Ten states — Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming — have enacted or have proposed legislation prohibiting the use of wearable computers with a head-mounted display while driving. In October 2013, a California woman may have been the first person in the United States to receive a citation for operating a motor vehicle while wearing Google Glass. The citation was later thrown out of court. • Black boxes — Nearly all recently manufactured U.S. cars and trucks are equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR), also known as a black box. In September, this piece of computing technology will become mandatory in all new U.S. vehicles. The EDR monitors a vehicle’s electrical systems, which includes speed, braking, driving pat-

terns and even location at any given time. A number of legal questions have emerged about black boxes, such as: “Who owns the data that a vehicle’s black box is gathering? If a car owner is involved in a crash, do police and insurance companies have the right to review the data in the vehicle’s EDR? Can marketers buy the data to deliver ads through the vehicle’s entertainment system?” These questions are at the heart of a recent bill introduced by senators John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. • Driverless cars — Imagine a day when people travel by car, but don’t actually drive the car. They simply type in their destination and go. Several states have passed laws allowing automated cars. California, Florida, Nevada and the District of Columbia allow autonomous vehicles to be driven on public roads. Washington D.C. may have the least restrictive provisions: the vehicle must have a manual override feature, a driver must be in the control seat with the ability to take over operation of the vehicle, and the vehicle must be capable of operating in compliance with the District’s traffic and motor vehicle laws. “Technology, whether implemented into how automobiles are designed or operated, has made significant contributions in making vehicles safer,” says Utter. “And as new technology is integrated, there will be questions, concerns and debate driving new regulation and legislation.” To learn more about WestlawNext, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.


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Sienna a roomy family vehicle By Ann M. Job For The Associated Press Remember when Toyota’s quintessential family vehicle, the Sienna, was called a minivan? Today, the Sienna stretches nearly 17 feet in length, and with generous seating for seven or eight people and impressive cargo space, the Sienna no longer is mini. Even the Sienna’s fourcylinder engine is gone for 2014, leaving all Siennas to be powered by a strong, responsive, 266-horsepower V-6. It’s a good thing, because the V-6 is well suited to moving the large, heavy Sienna van around town and down highways. Plus, federal government fuel mileage ratings for the V-6 are akin to those of last year’s four cylinder: 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway. Also noteworthy about the Sienna: It’s the only passenger van on the U.S. market that still offers all-wheel drive. The system operates on demand to shift torque to rear wheels when needed, such as in snowy conditions. Best of all, the 2014 Sienna, with and without all-wheel drive, earned top, five out of five stars overall in federal government crash tests. This is up from four out of five stars for the 2013 Sienna. And the Sienna is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, which lists predicted reliability as above average. Base price is up with the departure of the four-cylinder Sienna. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge is $27,780 for a base, frontwheel drive, 2014 Sienna L. The L includes tri-zone air conditioning, fabric-covered seats, cruise control, keyless remote entry and

THE SIENNA

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The Toyota Sienna stretches nearly 17 feet in length, and has generous seating for seven or eight people and impressive cargo space. power windows and door locks. It does not, however, have a rearview camera, which is standard in base models of some competitors. The lowest starting retail price for an all-wheel drive, 2014 Sienna is $33,780 and this is the LE trim level that includes standard rearview camera. All 2014 Siennas come with a 3.5-liter, double overhead cam V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the top-selling U.S. passenger van, the Honda Odyssey, which has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $29,655 for a 2014 LX with 248-horsepower V-6 and automatic transmission. The base 2014 Odyssey comes with rearview camera, two-zone air conditioning, fabric seats, cruise control, remote entry and power windows and door locks. Meantime, the second best-selling passenger van

in the United States, the Dodge Grand Caravan, has a starting retail price of $21,390 for a 2014 American Value Package trim level with 283-horsepower V-6, automatic transmission, fabric-covered seats, dualzone air conditioning, keyless entry and power windows and door locks. Prices for passenger vans can reach into luxury territory, as they did for the test, 2014 Sienna Limited AWD. With a price tag of nearly $48,000, this seven-seater was a showcase in comfortable, multiple-passenger travel. Well-padded, leatherclad seats were in all but the split-bench third row, where same-color leatherette material was scarcely differentiable, visually, from the four ritzier seats in rows one and two. The two captain’s chairs in the middle row were popular sitting spots because they had pull-down armrests on both sides, reclining

backs and extremely long seat tracks that provided amazing legroom, even for people who were well over 6 feet tall. And, if parents want to be able to reach a child behind them, they only need to position a second-row seat all the way up on the tracks and close to the front seatbacks. Third-row seats didn’t feel as confining as in some other vans because the Sienna has large third-row windows that in the tester could open, via power, like vents. The rearmost seats split 60/40 and didn’t require a lot of brawn to fold them into a deep cavity. Still, the fixed, plastic floor pieces around the second-row seat tracks and at the base of the third floor Sienna seats gave a less-than-luxurious appearance inside when people approached the wide door and liftgate openings. The test Sienna had two moonroofs, but it was the one above the rear seats that

opened widest and brought a big sky inward. Alas, in the test vehicle, this larger moonroof also made a grinding/rubbing noise as it closed, as if something wasn’t quite on track. Steering felt a bit numb but acceptable. Sienna drivers notice the considerable heft of the vehicle, since weight shifts from side to side and from one corner to another as the vehicle travels through curves and turns. The suspension, with independent MacPherson struts up front and rear torsion beam — is compliant and absorbs and manages all but the worst road bumps. Standard safety equipment, such as traction control and electronic stability control, work to keep the Sienna from exceeding its limits, and this van has front, side and curtain air bags along with a driver’s knee air bag to keep the driver properly positioned

2014 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD BASE PRICE: $26,920 for L; $30,490 for LE FWD; $32.920 for LE AWD; $33,645 for XLE FWD; $33,860 for SE; $36,185 for XLE AWD; $40,240 for Limited FWD; $41,710 for Limited AWD. PRICE AS TESTED: $47,895. TYPE: Front-engine, all-wheel drive, seven-passenger van. ENGINE: 3.5-liter, double overhead cam V-6 with Dual VVT-i. MILEAGE: 16 mpg (city), 23 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: NA LENGTH: 200.2 inches. WHEELBASE: 119.3 inches. CURB WEIGHT: 4,515 pounds. BUILT AT: Princeton, Ind. OPTIONS: Limited premium package with options (includes rear entertainment center with 16.4-inch display and two wireless headphones, voice-activated, touch-screen DVD navigation system, panorama camera system, JBL audio with 10 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and music streaming, high-intensity discharge headlamps with automatic on/off and high beam lights, rain-sensing wipers) $4,995; carpeted floor mats $290; door sill protectors $40. DESTINATION CHARGE: $860.

in a frontal crash. The Sienna’s V-6 was surprisingly quick to respond to pressure on the accelerator pedal and, with the transmission, delivered power smoothly. Passengers could hear engine sounds, but the only nit was a vibration that came through the steering wheel at times during lowspeed acceleration. The tester averaged 15.7 mpg in city driving, just a tad less than the government mileage rating of 16 mpg. Highway travel averaged 20 mpg vs. the government’s 23 mpg. With a full, 20-gallon gasoline tank, the test Sienna could travel 360 miles at a cost of less than $70 at current fuel prices.

VW Passat has superb fuel economy By Ann M. Job For The Associated Press Don’t be fooled by the mild-looking exterior of the Volkswagen Passat sedan. This mid-size four door comes with a solid, stable ride, European-style handling, exceptional back-seat legroom and superlative fuel economy. In fact, the Passat differentiates itself well from other mid-size family sedans because it is one of the few sold in the United States that offers buyers a choice of gasoline or diesel engine and automatic or manual transmission. With VW’s turbocharged diesel four cylinder and fivespeed manual, the 2014 Passat ranks second best in fuel mileage among non-hybrid, non-electric sedans sold in the United States. The federal government ratings are an impressive 31 miles per gallon in city driving and 43 mpg on the highway for a combined travel range of nearly 600 miles on a single tank of diesel. The numbers drop slightly to 30/40 mpg with VW’s Tiptronic automatic, but based on experience with a test Passat diesel Tiptronic, these results are achievable. Indeed, a slightly modified 2014 diesel Passat, driven for maximum fuel mileage, set a Guinness World Record of nearly 78 mpg. Plus, the 2014 Passat, like its 2012 and 2013 predecessors, earned top, five out of five stars overall in federal government crash tests. The Passat also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, which lists predicted reliability as average. Buyers get to pick among several trim levels and engines — one of which uses diesel. Note that while VW announced it is replacing the 2.5-liter, gasoline, five-cylinder engine that was in the Passat with a 1.8-liter, double overhead cam, turbo-

charged, gasoline four cylinder, buyers may still find 2.5L models on dealer lots. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $21,815 for a base, 2014 Passat S with the 170horsepower, turbocharged, gasoline four cylinder and five-speed manual. The lowest starting retail price for a 2014 Passat S with the gasoline turbo four and sixspeed Tiptronic automatic is $22,915. Mileage ratings for the turbo four gasoline engine are 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg to 35 mpg on the highway, depending on the transmission. The 2014 Passat with the turbocharged diesel four cylinder, is pricier, in part, because it includes more standard equipment, such as rearview camera and heated front seats. Starting MSRP, including destination charge, is $27,495 for a 2014 Passat TDI SE manual and $29,495 with an automatic. Competitors run the gamut from the top-selling car in America — the Toyota Camry — to the Chevrolet Malibu. Starting retail price for the base, 2014 Camry L with 170-horsepower, naturally aspirated, gasoline four cylinder and automatic transmission is $23,235. The base, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS with 196-horsepower, naturally aspirated, gasoline four cylinder and automatic transmission carries a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $23,990. Neither the 2014 Camry nor Malibu offers manual transmissions or diesel engines. The Passat is styled on the outside cleanly and pleasantly. But no one gave the test car a second look. Some observers said the car, an upscale SEL Premium model, looked a bit plain, despite though the sticker price of more than $34,000. Inside, the Passat exhibited VW functionality and a

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The 2014 Volkswagen Passat has a solid, stable ride, European-style handling, exceptional back-seat legroom and superlative fuel economy. back seat with 39.1 inches of legroom — more than a 2014 Honda Accord and the larger Ford Taurus. Buttons and knobs were well laid out in the Passat and had good tactile feel. The dashboard had a nononsense, horizontal appearance, even with a display screen in the middle. But an enthusiast driver will enjoy the thick-all-theway-around steering wheel, the properly positioned foot rest for the driver’s left foot and the supportive, adjustable driver’s seat. The tester had a bonus: A 400-watt Fender premium audio system. The typical diesel engine clatter came through at startup, acceleration and when the car was sitting idle at stoplights. It’s noticeable to people who are standing outside the car, too. But the Passat seems to minimize road and wind noise. The car rode stably and

a bit firmly so passengers felt some vibrations as the car traveled over sunken manhole covers and broken pavement. But the test Passat did not drive like the large, 16-footlong car that it is. Rather, the sedan remained buttoned down to the road during abrupt, emergency maneuvers and drove easily in normal circumstances. It also managed mountain twisty roads with composure. Speed can be deceptive. Several times, the test car was at 50 miles per hour without the driver noticing. The Passat TDI tester had the 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged, diesel four cylinder with direct injection. While horsepower of 140 is less than that of the Camry and Malibu and many other mid-size sedans, the Passat’s torque, or low-end “oomph,” is palpable and satisfying. Fully 236 foot-pounds of torque comes on at 1,750

rpm, so a driver can scoot around obstacles and accelerate into traffic from a stop with impressive power. In comparison, the peak torque in a 2014 Camry with four cylinder is 170 footpounds at a high 4,700 rpm. It’s 248 foot-pounds, also at 4,700 rpm, in a Camry with V-6. Even with spirited driving, the test Passat averaged 35 mpg in combined city/highway travel, which translated into a generous 647-mile range on a single tank. At today’s $4 average for a gallon of diesel, filling the Passat’s 18.5-gallon tank can cost nearly $75. A few nits in the test car: While rear doors are long and have sizable openings, the windows go down only about halfway. And the middle person in the back seat has to straddle a sizable hump in the floor. The Passat has only six air bags, while the Camry comes with 10.

THE PASSAT

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium BASE PRICE: $20,995 for 1.8T S with manual; $22,095 for 1.8T S with Tiptronic; $23,995 for 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition; $24,775 for 1.8T SE manual; $25,875 for 1.8T SE Tiptronic; $26,475 for 1.8T Sport manual; $26,675 for TDI SE manual; $28,675 for TDI SE Tiptronic with sunroof; $30,375 for TDI SE Tiptronic with sunroof and navigation; $33,395 for TDI SEL Premium. PRICE AS TESTED: $34,215. TYPE: Front-engine, frontwheel drive, five-passenger, midsize sedan. ENGINE: 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged/intercooled, diesel, inline four cylinder with direct injection. MILEAGE: 30 mpg (city), 40 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: NA LENGTH: 191.6 inches. WHEELBASE: 110.4 inches. C U R B W E I G H T : 3.4 5 9 pounds. BUILT AT: Chattanooga, Tenn. OPTIONS: None.


Autos Plus

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Sentinel • E3

Sienna a roomy family vehicle By Ann M. Job For The Associated Press Remember when Toyota’s quintessential family vehicle, the Sienna, was called a minivan? Today, the Sienna stretches nearly 17 feet in length, and with generous seating for seven or eight people and impressive cargo space, the Sienna no longer is mini. Even the Sienna’s fourcylinder engine is gone for 2014, leaving all Siennas to be powered by a strong, responsive, 266-horsepower V-6. It’s a good thing, because the V-6 is well suited to moving the large, heavy Sienna van around town and down highways. Plus, federal government fuel mileage ratings for the V-6 are akin to those of last year’s four cylinder: 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway. Also noteworthy about the Sienna: It’s the only passenger van on the U.S. market that still offers all-wheel drive. The system operates on demand to shift torque to rear wheels when needed, such as in snowy conditions. Best of all, the 2014 Sienna, with and without all-wheel drive, earned top, five out of five stars overall in federal government crash tests. This is up from four out of five stars for the 2013 Sienna. And the Sienna is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, which lists predicted reliability as above average. Base price is up with the departure of the four-cylinder Sienna. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge is $27,780 for a base, frontwheel drive, 2014 Sienna L. The L includes tri-zone air conditioning, fabric-covered seats, cruise control, keyless remote entry and

THE SIENNA

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The Toyota Sienna stretches nearly 17 feet in length, and has generous seating for seven or eight people and impressive cargo space. power windows and door locks. It does not, however, have a rearview camera, which is standard in base models of some competitors. The lowest starting retail price for an all-wheel drive, 2014 Sienna is $33,780 and this is the LE trim level that includes standard rearview camera. All 2014 Siennas come with a 3.5-liter, double overhead cam V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the top-selling U.S. passenger van, the Honda Odyssey, which has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $29,655 for a 2014 LX with 248-horsepower V-6 and automatic transmission. The base 2014 Odyssey comes with rearview camera, two-zone air conditioning, fabric seats, cruise control, remote entry and power windows and door locks. Meantime, the second best-selling passenger van

in the United States, the Dodge Grand Caravan, has a starting retail price of $21,390 for a 2014 American Value Package trim level with 283-horsepower V-6, automatic transmission, fabric-covered seats, dualzone air conditioning, keyless entry and power windows and door locks. Prices for passenger vans can reach into luxury territory, as they did for the test, 2014 Sienna Limited AWD. With a price tag of nearly $48,000, this seven-seater was a showcase in comfortable, multiple-passenger travel. Well-padded, leatherclad seats were in all but the split-bench third row, where same-color leatherette material was scarcely differentiable, visually, from the four ritzier seats in rows one and two. The two captain’s chairs in the middle row were popular sitting spots because they had pull-down armrests on both sides, reclining

backs and extremely long seat tracks that provided amazing legroom, even for people who were well over 6 feet tall. And, if parents want to be able to reach a child behind them, they only need to position a second-row seat all the way up on the tracks and close to the front seatbacks. Third-row seats didn’t feel as confining as in some other vans because the Sienna has large third-row windows that in the tester could open, via power, like vents. The rearmost seats split 60/40 and didn’t require a lot of brawn to fold them into a deep cavity. Still, the fixed, plastic floor pieces around the second-row seat tracks and at the base of the third floor Sienna seats gave a less-than-luxurious appearance inside when people approached the wide door and liftgate openings. The test Sienna had two moonroofs, but it was the one above the rear seats that

opened widest and brought a big sky inward. Alas, in the test vehicle, this larger moonroof also made a grinding/rubbing noise as it closed, as if something wasn’t quite on track. Steering felt a bit numb but acceptable. Sienna drivers notice the considerable heft of the vehicle, since weight shifts from side to side and from one corner to another as the vehicle travels through curves and turns. The suspension, with independent MacPherson struts up front and rear torsion beam — is compliant and absorbs and manages all but the worst road bumps. Standard safety equipment, such as traction control and electronic stability control, work to keep the Sienna from exceeding its limits, and this van has front, side and curtain air bags along with a driver’s knee air bag to keep the driver properly positioned

2014 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD BASE PRICE: $26,920 for L; $30,490 for LE FWD; $32.920 for LE AWD; $33,645 for XLE FWD; $33,860 for SE; $36,185 for XLE AWD; $40,240 for Limited FWD; $41,710 for Limited AWD. PRICE AS TESTED: $47,895. TYPE: Front-engine, all-wheel drive, seven-passenger van. ENGINE: 3.5-liter, double overhead cam V-6 with Dual VVT-i. MILEAGE: 16 mpg (city), 23 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: NA LENGTH: 200.2 inches. WHEELBASE: 119.3 inches. CURB WEIGHT: 4,515 pounds. BUILT AT: Princeton, Ind. OPTIONS: Limited premium package with options (includes rear entertainment center with 16.4-inch display and two wireless headphones, voice-activated, touch-screen DVD navigation system, panorama camera system, JBL audio with 10 speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and music streaming, high-intensity discharge headlamps with automatic on/off and high beam lights, rain-sensing wipers) $4,995; carpeted floor mats $290; door sill protectors $40. DESTINATION CHARGE: $860.

in a frontal crash. The Sienna’s V-6 was surprisingly quick to respond to pressure on the accelerator pedal and, with the transmission, delivered power smoothly. Passengers could hear engine sounds, but the only nit was a vibration that came through the steering wheel at times during lowspeed acceleration. The tester averaged 15.7 mpg in city driving, just a tad less than the government mileage rating of 16 mpg. Highway travel averaged 20 mpg vs. the government’s 23 mpg. With a full, 20-gallon gasoline tank, the test Sienna could travel 360 miles at a cost of less than $70 at current fuel prices.

VW Passat has superb fuel economy By Ann M. Job For The Associated Press Don’t be fooled by the mild-looking exterior of the Volkswagen Passat sedan. This mid-size four door comes with a solid, stable ride, European-style handling, exceptional back-seat legroom and superlative fuel economy. In fact, the Passat differentiates itself well from other mid-size family sedans because it is one of the few sold in the United States that offers buyers a choice of gasoline or diesel engine and automatic or manual transmission. With VW’s turbocharged diesel four cylinder and fivespeed manual, the 2014 Passat ranks second best in fuel mileage among non-hybrid, non-electric sedans sold in the United States. The federal government ratings are an impressive 31 miles per gallon in city driving and 43 mpg on the highway for a combined travel range of nearly 600 miles on a single tank of diesel. The numbers drop slightly to 30/40 mpg with VW’s Tiptronic automatic, but based on experience with a test Passat diesel Tiptronic, these results are achievable. Indeed, a slightly modified 2014 diesel Passat, driven for maximum fuel mileage, set a Guinness World Record of nearly 78 mpg. Plus, the 2014 Passat, like its 2012 and 2013 predecessors, earned top, five out of five stars overall in federal government crash tests. The Passat also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, which lists predicted reliability as average. Buyers get to pick among several trim levels and engines — one of which uses diesel. Note that while VW announced it is replacing the 2.5-liter, gasoline, five-cylinder engine that was in the Passat with a 1.8-liter, double overhead cam, turbo-

charged, gasoline four cylinder, buyers may still find 2.5L models on dealer lots. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $21,815 for a base, 2014 Passat S with the 170horsepower, turbocharged, gasoline four cylinder and five-speed manual. The lowest starting retail price for a 2014 Passat S with the gasoline turbo four and sixspeed Tiptronic automatic is $22,915. Mileage ratings for the turbo four gasoline engine are 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg to 35 mpg on the highway, depending on the transmission. The 2014 Passat with the turbocharged diesel four cylinder, is pricier, in part, because it includes more standard equipment, such as rearview camera and heated front seats. Starting MSRP, including destination charge, is $27,495 for a 2014 Passat TDI SE manual and $29,495 with an automatic. Competitors run the gamut from the top-selling car in America — the Toyota Camry — to the Chevrolet Malibu. Starting retail price for the base, 2014 Camry L with 170-horsepower, naturally aspirated, gasoline four cylinder and automatic transmission is $23,235. The base, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS with 196-horsepower, naturally aspirated, gasoline four cylinder and automatic transmission carries a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $23,990. Neither the 2014 Camry nor Malibu offers manual transmissions or diesel engines. The Passat is styled on the outside cleanly and pleasantly. But no one gave the test car a second look. Some observers said the car, an upscale SEL Premium model, looked a bit plain, despite though the sticker price of more than $34,000. Inside, the Passat exhibited VW functionality and a

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The 2014 Volkswagen Passat has a solid, stable ride, European-style handling, exceptional back-seat legroom and superlative fuel economy. back seat with 39.1 inches of legroom — more than a 2014 Honda Accord and the larger Ford Taurus. Buttons and knobs were well laid out in the Passat and had good tactile feel. The dashboard had a nononsense, horizontal appearance, even with a display screen in the middle. But an enthusiast driver will enjoy the thick-all-theway-around steering wheel, the properly positioned foot rest for the driver’s left foot and the supportive, adjustable driver’s seat. The tester had a bonus: A 400-watt Fender premium audio system. The typical diesel engine clatter came through at startup, acceleration and when the car was sitting idle at stoplights. It’s noticeable to people who are standing outside the car, too. But the Passat seems to minimize road and wind noise. The car rode stably and

a bit firmly so passengers felt some vibrations as the car traveled over sunken manhole covers and broken pavement. But the test Passat did not drive like the large, 16-footlong car that it is. Rather, the sedan remained buttoned down to the road during abrupt, emergency maneuvers and drove easily in normal circumstances. It also managed mountain twisty roads with composure. Speed can be deceptive. Several times, the test car was at 50 miles per hour without the driver noticing. The Passat TDI tester had the 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged, diesel four cylinder with direct injection. While horsepower of 140 is less than that of the Camry and Malibu and many other mid-size sedans, the Passat’s torque, or low-end “oomph,” is palpable and satisfying. Fully 236 foot-pounds of torque comes on at 1,750

rpm, so a driver can scoot around obstacles and accelerate into traffic from a stop with impressive power. In comparison, the peak torque in a 2014 Camry with four cylinder is 170 footpounds at a high 4,700 rpm. It’s 248 foot-pounds, also at 4,700 rpm, in a Camry with V-6. Even with spirited driving, the test Passat averaged 35 mpg in combined city/highway travel, which translated into a generous 647-mile range on a single tank. At today’s $4 average for a gallon of diesel, filling the Passat’s 18.5-gallon tank can cost nearly $75. A few nits in the test car: While rear doors are long and have sizable openings, the windows go down only about halfway. And the middle person in the back seat has to straddle a sizable hump in the floor. The Passat has only six air bags, while the Camry comes with 10.

THE PASSAT

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium BASE PRICE: $20,995 for 1.8T S with manual; $22,095 for 1.8T S with Tiptronic; $23,995 for 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition; $24,775 for 1.8T SE manual; $25,875 for 1.8T SE Tiptronic; $26,475 for 1.8T Sport manual; $26,675 for TDI SE manual; $28,675 for TDI SE Tiptronic with sunroof; $30,375 for TDI SE Tiptronic with sunroof and navigation; $33,395 for TDI SEL Premium. PRICE AS TESTED: $34,215. TYPE: Front-engine, frontwheel drive, five-passenger, midsize sedan. ENGINE: 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged/intercooled, diesel, inline four cylinder with direct injection. MILEAGE: 30 mpg (city), 40 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: NA LENGTH: 191.6 inches. WHEELBASE: 110.4 inches. C U R B W E I G H T : 3.4 5 9 pounds. BUILT AT: Chattanooga, Tenn. OPTIONS: None.


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C AMPER, 2010 Travel Trailer. Catalina by Coachman. 22’, sleeps 6. $15,000. Call 717-776-9631.

R V, 2006 34’. 2 bedroom, sleeps 9, full bath, A/C, attached screened porch. On-site C-04 at Shawn’s Hideaway, Millsboro, DE. $10,500. Call Ron at campground at 717-507-3037 or owners at 717-243-7821.

T RAVEL TRAILER, 1993 Layton Skyliner 19’. Asking $2,700. Call Tony at 717-877-4738.

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