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  • 2023 Toyota Sequoia Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Toyota Sequoia has always been a three-row, full-size SUV built on the Tundra pickup truck's chassis. The new generation, which will debut for the 2023 model year, won't alter that. The second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which is out-of-date and has been available for more than ten years, is far more modern than the new model, which has been replaced. The Tundra's iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which combines a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor for a total of 437 horsepower, is standard on the new Sequoia. It has a three-row cabin with space for up to eight passengers and a huge touchscreen with the most recent software inside. The Toyota Sequoia's interior space and cargo area limit its usefulness, even while modernization provides it a better opportunity to compete with rivals like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition. What Has Changed For 2023? The Toyota Sequoia was completely revamped for 2023, and this third-generation vehicle is a significant advancement over its forerunner. The new Sequoia sports a more aggressive exterior design and a contemporary interior that is noticeably more luxurious. A brand-new infotainment system, and a V6 hybrid powertrain that is both more potent and more efficient than the V8 engine it replaces. The Sequoia's towing capacity is also around 2,100 pounds higher than that of the outgoing model, despite a significant 33 cubic feet reduction in total load volume. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Engine And Performance The iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which is an option on the Tundra truck, is standard on the Sequoia. A twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor combine to produce a total of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque in this combination. The Sequoia SUV also features the same 10-speed automatic transmission as the Tundra. Four-wheel drive is optional on most versions but standard on the off-road-focused TRD Pro model. Rear-wheel drive is the standard. The Sequoia Capstone we tested with four-wheel drive reached 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and completed a quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds at 94 mph. Although a little slower than the Ford Expedition Timberline, that is faster than the previous GMC Yukon Denali we tested. A front skid plate, a locking rear differential, improved Fox dampers, forged 18-inch wheels, and 33-inch tires are further off-road features included with the TRD Pro. We were thrilled with the Sequoia's quiet cabin and pleasant ride during our first test drive, but less so with how it handled on the road. While cruising, its light steering effort can feel jittery due to its extra-wide feeling on the road, which is a problem we've also mentioned with other large SUVs. We'll put the Sequoia through its paces on our test track as soon as we have a chance, and we'll update this article with the findings. 2023 Sequoia: Interior And Comfort The new Toyota Sequoia's interior vastly outperforms the previous generation. From the dashboard to the door panels, the cabin is boldly styled and attractive. It features many padded and soft-touch surfaces, as well as luxurious wood and metal accents on higher trim levels. There isn't much road or wind noise coming from the front, and everything feels sturdy and well-built. The Sequoia's material quality does, however, degrade as you sit further back. The third row of passengers is furnished with cheap-looking plastics that should withstand scrapes and spilled beverages but don't feel particularly upscale. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Connectivity The huge 14.0-inch touchscreen featured in the Tundra has replaced the obsolete touchscreen system present in the original Sequoia. The latest infotainment software from Toyota will be used on this screen, which is a standard feature on all models other than the base SR5. It features a Wi-Fi hotspot and a variety of audio streaming options in addition to smartphone mirroring. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Pricing The base MSRP of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is $58,300, making it one of the full-size SUVs with the highest starting prices. For the midrange Limited and Platinum trims, the cost increases to $64,700 and $70,900, respectively. Starting at $75,300 is the range-topping Capstone. The Sequoia is Toyota's top-tier SUV model, sitting above the Highlander and 4Runner. Which One To Purchase? The Limited trim seems to be the most cost-effective in the selection. Despite being only one level above the base SR5, it has a tonne of extra features as usual. A bigger 14.0-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, and a power-folding third row are among of the features on this list.

  • 2023 Lexus RZ Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The RZ450e, which shares a base with the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra, is Lexus' entry into the EV market. Being a Lexus, it has a much more upscale interior to match its more upscale external style. Although the Lexus and the bZ4X share the same 65.6 kWh battery pack, Lexus's powertrain is a more potent dual-motor arrangement with a higher output of 308 horsepower. This all-wheel-drive powertrain, known as Direct4 by the luxury brand, comes standard. The RZ has a slick exterior design with a floating roof, a ducktail spoiler, and aggressive headlamps. The design of the cabin is more understated, and the majority of the controls are located on a sizable 14.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display. What Has Changed For 2023? The RZ will be the first all-electric model from Lexus and a brand-new addition to the lineup for 2023. 2023 Lexus RZ: EV Motor And Performance The RZ450e is propelled by an all-electric drivetrain known as Direct4 by Lexus. This dual-motor setup has a 308 horsepower rating and has all-wheel drive as standard. Although the acceleration is fairly quick, we noticed during our first test drive that it isn't as startling as that of competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace and the Volvo C40 Recharge. The RZ450e will reach 60 mph in around 5.5 seconds, according to our calculations. A yoke-style steering wheel will be available as an option; a traditional circular wheel will be standard, so if you're not ready for a yoke, you can opt out. A steer-by-wire technology is standard, and Lexus has confirmed that a yoke-style steering wheel will be provided as an option. The steer-by-wire system takes some getting used to, but once we did, it was helpful for handling. We'll update this story with the results whenever we have the chance to test the RZ at our test track. 2023 Lexus RZ: Battery Life, Charging, And Range According to Lexus, the RZ450's 65.6-kWh battery pack, which is also used in the bZ4X and Solterra, should provide about 225 miles of driving range per charge. The RZ's onboard charger is less powerful than many competitors at 6.6 kW, and its 150 kW connections are the maximum for DC fast charging.' 2023 Lexus RZ: Interior And Comfort Many of the dashboard's and doors' switches and buttons have been transferred to the RZ's spacious infotainment display as part of the interior's simplicity-focused design. Similar strategies have been used, with varying degrees of success, in EV models from Tesla and Polestar. In any case, the RZ's interior appears roomy for a tiny crossover and is surprisingly expensive, with the majority of its surfaces covered in imitation suede or synthetic leather. 2023 Lexus RZ: Connectivity The RZ's dashboard is dominated by a sizable 14.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that resembles the one in the NX SUV with a gasoline engine. According to Lexus, the driver can use voice commands in addition to touching the screen to communicate with the system. There is also a head-up display and a digital gauge display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, including wireless connectivity, are anticipated to be commonplace. 2023 Lexus RZ: Pricing The starting MSRP for the new Lexus RZ 450e is predicted to be around $55,000 for the 450e Premium model. There are also plans for a higher-end 450e Luxury trim, which should be available for about $60,000. Which One To Purchase? About pricing, we can only speculate, but we believe Lexus will offer the RZ450e in both standard and F Sport trims. Although Lexus hasn't yet disclosed pricing, we do know that several desirable features, such as a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and more, will come standard.

  • SSC Tuatara Review

    OVERVIEW SSC has had a difficult time lately. First, they claim to have broken the world record for the fastest street-legal car with their Tuatara hypercar in October 2020 when they published a top speed of 316 mph (508.73 km/h) over two runs in opposite directions, on a stretch of State Route 160 outside of Las Vegas near Pahrump, where the Agera RS made history in November 2017. Race driver Oliver Webb took the wheel of the SSC Tuatara to shatter the record. The SSC Tuatara was taken to the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida's Shuttle Landing Facility for this second run, and they made sure to have every type of measurement system and witness to support their point. The Tuatara will be the fastest car in the world. However, that record quickly came under scrutiny by almost everyone, especially on YouTube, and it forced SSC to do a second attempt to put all the rumors to rest. On January 17, 2021, the owner of the car attempted to break the record once more. Dr. Larry Caplin, per the rules, the car must traverse the same track twice, once in one direction and once in the other, to be eligible for an official world record. This time, the SSC Tuatara was able to reach an average speed of 282.9 mph (455.2 km/h), which is the current production car world record. It first touched 279.7 mph (450.1 km/h) in the northern direction before reaching 286.1 mph (460.4 km/h) in the southbound route. It appears a strong gust of wind flipped the trailer with the car inside on the I-15 while the car was traveling to Florida for a second record-setting run in mid-April because at the second attempt described above they didn't reach the magical 300 mph barrier, so they wanted to try again. However, things took a turn for the worse when the transporter that was carrying the rare 001 record-setting car was involved in an accident. Sadly, the automobile never arrived in Florida intact. Even though the damage is only superficial, according to Shelby, the chassis, drivetrain, and suspension are all in excellent condition, SSC did state the event stating that they will go with a second try, potentially even with this very vehicle. SSC Tuatara: Engine And Performance The Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo 5.9-liter flat-plane-crank V8 engine that powers the SSC Tuatara produces 1,750 horsepower on E85 and 1,350 horsepower on 91 octanes, but if you think SSC would just fix their damaged Tuatara or maybe even construct another one, you are regrettably mistaken. They just revealed details on "the next phase," and it appears they feel 1,750 horsepower is insufficient and will now be releasing two new Tuatara models. The SSC Tuatara Striker will have enhanced aerodynamics, with their press release claiming an increase of 300% over the original vehicle at 160 mph, thanks to a massive rear wing along with a vertical stabilizer and a new diffuser; at the front, the splitter and dive plate further push the car down; the split is to be 45.4% to the front and 54.6% for the rear; adding even more carbon fiber and Alcantara on the interior will reduce weight. This should imply that the Tuatara Striker is even faster than its current 1,750 horsepower (1,305 kW). However, SSC has other projects in the works as well. 2,200 horsepower (1,641 kW) would be nice. That's right, the SSC Tuatara Aggressor will have the same modified aero and weight savings as the Striker, but with a significantly more powerful engine. It appears that the Striker won't be road-legal. Additionally, the Tuatara Aggressor may be tailored with unique exhaust tuning, performance options, and customizable looks. However, there is a catch: SSC only produces a tiny fraction of these cars. SSC Tuatara: Top Speed The SSC Tuatara's purported top speed run of 330 mph was one of the greatest news stories of 2020. Many claimed there were discrepancies between the automaker's claims and what occurred during that run, which led to controversy after the story's conclusion. SSC finally had to accept that it had fallen short of the 330 mph goal, and on its subsequent effort, the Tuatara reached a high speed of 282.9 mph. Despite being well below 330 mph, the Tuatara nonetheless beat the Agera RS's previous record of 277.9 mph for top speed. That outcome didn't satisfy SSC, so it put the Tuatara back on track for another go. As the supercar approached 300 mph, the outcome was more than satisfactory. Finally, the SSC Tuatara achieved a top speed of 295.0 mph (474.8 km/h), making it the fastest production car in the world. Racelogic set the record using two VBOX GNSS systems mounted aboard the Tuatara, together with a Life Racing GPS unit for supplementary data collection. It appears that SSC wanted to make sure that the record was official this time. Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC, is genuinely certain that the car could have reached a faster top speed if there had been an additional track.

  • Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW One of the greatest hypercars of all time is about to come to an end, but not before we have the opportunity to enjoy the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. The Super Sport is not only one of the final 500 Chiron's that Bugatti has ever made, but it also might be the best one. The 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine in the Super Sport produces the same staggering 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque as the Super Sport 300+, but it has an equally opulent interior as the ordinary Chiron, which has less power. In addition to giving this Chiron a distinctive look, the Super Sport's larger rear end also aids in the vehicle's amazing stability at its 273 mph top speed. The Super Sport's mix of top speed and absolute opulence is unmatched by electric hypercars like the Rimac Nevera, despite the latter being quicker off the line. The Chiron also maintains its unbeatable status on the Autobahn; in fact, it has a driving mode named after the renowned German motorway, while Lamborghini and Ferrari are better at building agile supercars. The Super Sport serves as a reminder that there isn't another grand tourer quite like the Chiron, even years after it initially entered the market. Changes In The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport The Chiron Super Sport combines the greatest features of the standard Chiron and the even faster Chiron Super Sport 300+. It is designed for extremely high speeds without compromising comfort in any way. One of the numerous aerodynamic changes made to increase downforce and make the automobile as slippery as possible, it is identifiable by a longtail rear end that decreases aerodynamic stall by more than 40%. The arches are filled with specially made, ultra-lightweight wheels. In this application, the powerful 8.0L W16 engine generates 1,578 horsepower and revs at 300 rpm more than before. Also modified were the transmission and chassis. The Super Sport can now hit 273 mph thanks to these improvements. Bugatti Chiron: Exterior The enlarged longtail rear end is the most obvious distinction between the Super Sport and the regular Chiron. Although it gives the Super Sport a more ominous appearance, this design allows for significant aerodynamic advancements. 40% less aerodynamic stall now exists. The tear-off area has decreased by 44% as a result of the closer proximity of the trailing and diffuser tear-off edges. The quad tailpipes have been stacked to create more room for the diffuser at the back of the vehicle. Although the Super Sport is more recognizable up front, it is nonetheless impressive. With their four-block shape, the LED headlights encircle the recognizable grille and give it a forceful appearance. They are accompanied by sizable intakes. The brand's philosophy of "form follows performance" depends on these air curtains. The EB 110 Super Sport is reminiscent of the vents above the front fenders, but these vents also release air from the pressure that builds up in the front wheel wells when combined with the outlets behind the front wheels. According to Bugatti, this particular character becomes essential for maintaining a neutral equilibrium between downforce and lift at the front axle at speeds over 249 mph. It's hardly surprising that the wheels are enormous, measuring 20 inches up front and 21 inches behind, but it's important to note that these ultra-lightweight aluminum wheels were created specifically for this model. Bugatti Chiron: Interior The inside of the Super Sport is finely crafted and exudes specialness from the moment you step inside. Some of the materials used to surround the driver and passenger include plush leathers, metal controls, and carbon fiber. Instead of a central touchscreen, there are four switches stacked vertically in its place, which looks much more classy than a tablet attached to the dashboard. Overall, the lack of switches and buttons gives the inside a clean appearance, and the large center speedometer will likely capture most of your attention anyhow. Considering the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport's price, there aren't many features, but you do get power-adjustable seats, climate control, and an instrument cluster with a digital display. Bugatti Chiron: Performance The Super Sport has 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, making it as speedy as any other Chiron. In 2.4, 5.8, and 12.1 seconds, it will achieve 62 mph (100 km/h), 124 mph (200 km/h), and 186 mph (300 km/h), respectively. In ideal circumstances, the 0-60 time is probably close to two seconds. The Chiron Super Sport even has a stated time for going from 0 to 400 km/h, which is nearly unheard of in the world of automobiles. In terms of speed, that equates to 249 mph, which the Super Sport will attain in 28.6 seconds. The car's expertly tuned aerodynamics and slippery body then start to work. The astounding top speed of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is 273 mph. The ordinary Chiron can only go 261 mph, in contrast. The all-wheel-drive Chiron Super Sport is extremely calm when driven at highway speeds. However, when you press your foot down, the surge quickly rises after a little pause. The car frequently feels like it is in a lower gear than the one you are in due to the tremendous midrange power. It can accelerate from 60 to 100 km/h (37 to 62 mph) in under 5.7 seconds while in sixth. The Super Sport easily accelerates to above 200 mph on the Autobahn or any other smooth route without speed limits. At these speeds, Bugatti is in a class by itself among contemporary hypercars thanks to its easy power, stability, and luxury. Bugatti Chiron: Engine And Transmission The pinnacle of combustion power is represented by the 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine. It produces 1,180 lb-ft of torque from 2,250 rpm to 7,000 rpm and 1,578 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. All four wheels receive power from the engine, however possibly six wheels would have been more appropriate given the outputs of the powerful W16. The base transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with a longer seventh gear for a faster peak speed, and the clutch package has been tailored for this use. While several automakers have developed strategies to reduce turbo lag, some of which involve electricity, the Chiron doesn't. But in a way, the brief lull before chaos breaks out heightens the tension of operating the Super Sport. The same is true while shifting through the gears; there is only a brief gap before the turbos engage once more. The automobile is astonishingly civilized while having the capacity to briefly spin all four tires. Bugatti has managed to contain the car's enormous power without endangering the chassis in some way. Driving the Chiron Super Sport is a thrill to relish, as long as you can handle a gasoline gauge that changes pace almost as quickly as the speedometer. Bugatti Chiron: Handling Purchase the more agile Pur Sport if you want the Chiron to handle the best. SuperSport emphasizes high-speed comfort, and it successfully carries out that mandate. As already stated, the automobile is remarkably simple to operate at reasonable speeds. Although the automobile appears to be substantial, the handling is actually light and precise. It handles bumps and surface changes with typical grand tourer poise, albeit it isn't quite as supple as a Bentley. The amazingly rock-solid steadiness is impressive at greater speeds. Additionally, the Super Sport seems buttoned-down and confident in the corners, despite not being as chuckable as a Ferrari. It truly combines the best features of the Pur Sport and regular Chiron into a single unit. Strong brakes are essential when you're traveling at 200 mph on the Autobahn and a little Renault periodically blocks your path. The Chiron Super Sport has them, which is a blessing. The strong and fade-resistant carbon-ceramic brakes provide the driver the assurance he or she needs to increase speed. A rear wing that functions as an air brake is also present. Bugatti Chiron: Features Bugatti doesn't hide the fact that the Chiron's engine and capacity to reach outrageously high speeds account for the majority of the cost of the vehicle. For something so pricey, it is just modestly furnished in that regard. Although it boasts a push-button start, selectable driving modes, automatic climate control, and power-adjustable seats, it lacks the sophisticated driver assistance features found in a base Honda Civic. Nevertheless, there are parking sensors and a rearview camera. Bugatti Chiron: Infotainment And Connectivity The Chiron Super Sport does not have a touchscreen; instead, digital displays in the instrument cluster show information about speed, media, and other things. Although Bugatti hasn't revealed any information regarding the Chiron Super Sport's audio system, we can anticipate it to be similar to the Chiron's regular unit, which is supplied by Accuton and features diamond membranes in the tweeters. Bugatti Chiron: Pricing The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is out of the price range of the typical enthusiast at $3,825,000. However, it's simple to add more than enough alternatives to raise that figure above $4,200,000. For instance, it is feasible to spend almost $220,000 on specialty paint, and an exhaust deflector with a particular coating costs $15,000.

  • 2023 Hyundai Palisade Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Hyundai Palisade has done a fantastic job serving as the brand's flagship SUV since its release for the 2020 model year. This three-row family vehicle is cozy, capable, and full of high-quality creature comforts. Despite being strong as it is, there is always some opportunity for development. The idea behind the Palisade's mid-cycle update is that a few minor adjustments here and there may improve a good car. The Palisade has always had a modern aesthetic, but I believe the 2023 update amplifies that. I appreciate how the front grille is more noticeable, perhaps more menacing blends better with the daytime running lights, and exudes a much stronger attitude. To improve its side profile, Hyundai's designers slightly increased the front overhang, although I hardly noticed a change. Although the lower portion of the bumper receives a new skid plate and the rear end sheds some overhang, the overall appearance is mostly unchanged. The outward redesign is completed with a fresh set of auto-dimming side mirrors. What Has Changed For 2023? The Palisade has had a facelift for the 2023 model year, making it appear more angular. New amenities have been added to the cabin, and the redesigned wheel designs accentuate the new appearance. The Palisade's instrument panel features a 12.0-inch infotainment display with greater quality, a revised steering wheel, and modernized upholstery choices. A Wi-Fi hotspot, heated third-row seats, and a massaging driver's seat are among the new features. The XRT variant, which has 20-inch wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, and other design features, is a new addition to the portfolio. The Kia Telluride, which is mechanically comparable to the Palisade but is also set for an update this year, has always been the Palisade's strongest opponent. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Engine And Performance A 3.8-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard on the Palisade. For a car like this, the engine's 291 horsepower is sufficient for acceleration. Paddles placed on the steering wheel can be used to manually shift the Palisade's transmission. The transmission automatically shifts smoothly, however, while tackling climbs, the ratios are busy and shuffled. All-wheel drive is optional on the SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels but standard on the top-of-the-line Calligraphy. Front-wheel drive is the default. A transmission cooler, trailer pre-wiring, and sway control are included as standard equipment with all Palisade versions. When fitted with the trailer hitch installed by the dealer, it is capable of towing up to 5000 pounds. The Palisade's smooth ride and quiet inside were underlined during our test drive of a fully loaded Calligraphy model around Asheville, North Carolina. We even tried some mild off-roading and were confident that the large SUV could handle terrain other than what you'll find in the urban jungle. An all-wheel-drive SEL that we tested on our test track produced average acceleration performance. In our tests, the Palisade reached 60 mph from zero in 6.9 seconds, and it required 182 feet to come to a stop from 70 mph. It turned out to be slightly slower than the Chevrolet Traverse but faster than the Telluride. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Interior And Comfort Eight people can fit in the SE and SEL trims, but only seven can fit in the Limited and Calligraphy because of the second-row captain's seats. In any case, there is plenty of room for people to sit in each of the three rows. A button in the second row allows the seat to be moved forward for simple access to the third row. Road noise is muffled, but a lot of wind noise may still be heard through the doors. Third-row seats with power adjustments are standard on the Limited and Calligraphy models, but they are an option on the SEL. 33 carry-on luggage fit in the Palisade during our testing, and the cargo volume with all the seats folded is 86 cubic feet. Stowage measures 46 cubic feet when the third row is folded and the second row is erect. The volume decreases to a meager 18 cubes while the third row is in use. To keep objects that are dirty or wet, look under the load floor. Although the door cubbies are small, there is adequate storage inside and beneath the center console. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Connectivity All grades come standard with a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth. You have access to up to seven USB connections, and two Bluetooth devices can be connected at once. The Palisade can be remotely locked, unlocked, and started with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant when it has Hyundai's Blue Link app service. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: Pricing The lowest SE trim level of the 2023 Palisade comes with front-wheel drive and costs $34,950. Prices for mid-range trims range from $37,950 to $46,500. The starting MSRP for the top Calligraphy model is $48,900. Any model can have an all-wheel drive installed for $1,900. Which One To Purchase? Although the XRT model is a new addition to the lineup this year, the mid-range SEL with the Premium package would be our preferred Palisade. Many of the most cutting-edge and opulent amenities of the SUV are added, including a larger infotainment screen, in-dash navigation, and the most sophisticated driver-aid technologies offered by Hyundai.

  • Hyundai N Vision 74: Concept EV with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

    Hyundai N Vision 74: OVERVIEW When it was first unveiled a few months ago, this hydrogen-fuel-cell/electric hybrid sports car concept lit up the automotive internet. Through the combination of a 670-hp powertrain and what those early photographs hinted was the ability to achieve outstanding drift angles, the N Vision 74 demonstrated Hyundai's sustained commitment to hydrogen power. Now that we've had a chance to test drive an engineering prototype, we can vouch for the N Vision 74's physical presence as a superstar as well as its capacity to smoke its back tires. We can all support a future like this one. Unfortunately, there are no plans to put the N Vision 74 into production; the drivable version was made primarily to aid Hyundai in learning more about what it refers to as a "virtual differential," which powers its rear wheels with two independent 335-hp motors that are not physically connected. It also turns out that the engineering car is not, in fact, a Hyundai. What's Under The Hood Of N Vision 74? Twin 4.2-kilogram hydrogen tanks located under the slatted rear deck power a fuel cell. They are under a scary 700 bar of pressure. Why don't the forces inside of them cause them to simply explode? Carbon fiber ballistics provide the solution. The tanks were created by Hyundai using a lightweight, bulletproof weave. These tanks can go about 370 miles after five minutes of filling. But this vehicle is a hybrid, not just pure hydrogen. As you can see, the N Vision 74 has a 62.4kWh battery that can be quickly charged from the mains. As a result, it begins off as an electric vehicle but may switch to a hydrogen fuel cell when the battery starts to run low to increase range. save for water, all without emissions. The drawback is how heavy all of this engineering is. two and a half tonnes in weight. Hyundai N Vision 74: Performance Contrarily, it moves along very quickly. There is an electric motor for each rear wheel. They combine for 670bhp, and as they are each independently operated, creative handling maneuvers are possible. Torque vectoring can assist in neatly turning the car towards the apex by slowing the inside wheel in a corner. The 664lb-ft stream of torque may be instantaneously released in tandem if you're being naive and foolish, unsticking the rear tires and sending the N Vision 74 into enormous drifts.

  • 2023 Toyota Crown Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Toyota Crown nameplate has made a comeback to North America after a long absence. It's a replacement for the departed Avalon, but this isn't your typical sedan. Instead, the 2023 Crown walks the line between a car and an SUV, likely to appeal to customers outside of the full-size sedan market, which is in decline. In any case, the Crown fills a void left by elevated sedans from the past like the Volvo S60 Cross Country and the Subaru Legacy SUS thanks to its combination of a high driving position and three-box appearance. The 2023 Crown debuts with a pair of conventional hybrid powertrains, despite rumors of a plug-in hybrid and an EV version. The base configuration, which combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with three electric motors and a continuously variable automatic transmission, is well known (CVT). The most expensive Platinum variant comes with a special Hybrid Max powertrain, which combines an electric motor on the back axle with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder to produce 340 horsepower. The unusual body form and distinctive appearance of the Crown are balanced by what appears to be a roomy cabin filled with high-end amenities. All Toyota Crown models come with a plethora of standard entertainment and driver-assistance features. What Has Changed For 2023? The Crown will be a brand-new model for Toyota in the United States. By the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, we anticipate the Crown to be on sale. 2023 Toyota Crown: Engine And Performance Every Crown model has a hybrid powertrain, although only the highest-end variants have Toyota's new Hybrid Max configuration, which combines a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor on the back axle for a combined 340 horsepower, is included with the Platinum model. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder and three electric motors are used in the 236-hp hybrid powertrain that comes standard on the XLE and Limited variants. All-wheel drive is standard on every trim level and is available on the XLE, Limited, and Platinum. The Platinum has a six-speed automatic transmission. The Crown's performance is adequate with the standard engine, and according to Toyota, it will reach 60 mph in a perfectly acceptable 7.6 seconds. With its more potent configuration, the Platinum trim is brisker, and its estimated 5.7-second zero-to-60-mph time is realistic. Expect no cornering heroism from the Crown; however, the Platinum model does come with adaptive dampers that sharpen things up and give the massive four-door a more fun-loving disposition. The suspension has been calibrated for a pleasant ride. 2023 Toyota Crown: Interior And Comfort The Crown's cabin has a suitably upscale appearance inside. In particular, if they choose a Limited or Platinum model, drivers who trade in their Avalon sedans are in for an upgrade. The Crown might be an appealing option to full-size sedans that nonetheless follow a more conventional formula because the driving position is increased from a regular sedan height to something resembling a small SUV. Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone automatic climate control, and ambient interior lighting are standard on all versions. A panoramic sunroof, leather interior, and ventilated front seats are added in the Limited and Platinum models. 2023 Toyota Crown: Connectivity All models come standard with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that runs Toyota's most recent and much-upgraded software interface. The infotainment software incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which communicate wirelessly with cell phones. Digital gauges are shown on a second 12.3-inch display in front of the driver, and the Crown also boasts conveniences like a wireless smartphone charging pad, onboard Wi-Fi, and USB-C ports. The Limited and Platinum variants have an 11-speaker JBL stereo in place of the six speakers that come standard with the XLE trim. The JBL sound did not excite us on our first drive in the Crown and lacked the sophistication of the arrangement that had been provided in the Avalon. 2023 Toyota Crown: Pricing The first quarter of 2023 will see the official launch of the 2023 Toyota Crown. Costs for a base Crown XLE start at $41,045 and include $1,095 in destination fees. The top-tier Platinum will cost $53,445 while the mid-tier Limited will set you back $46,595 Which One To Purchase? Compared to Toyota's previous four-door models, the Crown's three trim levels all focus more on luxury. The more potent Hybrid Max powertrain, which is only available on the top-tier Platinum trim, is the most exciting alternative, so that's the one we'd pick.

  • 2023 BMW i7 Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW BMW's sworn enemy Mercedes-Benz follows wherever it goes, and vice versa. It comes as no surprise that BMW is releasing the i7, an all-electric version of its flagship luxury car, now that Mercedes has shown the EQS, an electric version of the S-class. The next-generation 7-series and the electric Bimmer were both developed in tandem, and both vehicles offer the same level of luxury. The i7 is equipped with a battery pack big enough to compete with the EQS and other high-end electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. It is propelled by two electric motors. The 2023 BMW i7 nonetheless takes some stylistic risks despite being more subdued than the recently unveiled XM SUV concept, particularly with its front-end design, which features unusually big grille intakes and split-element headlamps. The inside of the i7 combines a variety of technological innovations with luxurious materials, making it the ideal choice for purchasers who want luxurious transportation that is both whisper-quiet and who also want to unwind in the back while being driven. What Has Changed For 2023? As the pinnacle of BMW's growing I sub-brand of electric vehicles, the 2023 i7 is a new nameplate. 2023 BMW i7: EV Motor And Performance Two electric motors—one driving each axle—producing a total of 536 horsepower are used in the i7's electric drivetrain, which is similar to the company's new EV SUV, the iX. For such a huge vehicle, acceleration is quick, and all-wheel drive is standard. According to our estimation, the i7 xDrive60 will reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Although the i7's handling is surprisingly nimble for a big sedan, consumers seeking sports-sedan handling won't be drawn to it. When we took it for a first test drive, we noticed that it had a very smooth ride and a quiet cabin, which will appeal to those looking for a comfortable and opulent experience. There is still a gasoline-powered 7-series available, and we have a separate review for that vehicle. 2023 BMW i7: Battery Life, Range, And Charging Although the EPA hasn't yet provided an official assessment, BMW claims that the i7 should have a driving range of about 300 miles per charge. The car's enormous 101.7-kWh battery pack can be connected to DC fast charging stations, and it is claimed that doing so can increase the vehicle's driving range by 80 miles in just 10 minutes. Speaking of charging, every new i7 from BMW comes with three years of cost-free 30-minute sessions at Electrify America charging stations. 2023 BMW i7: Interior And Comfort Since they were collaboratively developed, the i7 enjoys the same roomy, opulent, and upmarket interior as the gasoline-powered 7-series. The i7 boasts a plethora of high-tech convenience features in addition to luxury, giving it a competitive edge over rivals like the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Tesla Model S. Both the front and rear seats provide plenty of space, and the entire inside is lined with high-quality materials. Your rear-seat guests will enjoy power-adjustable reclining chairs, a wireless smartphone charging station, and extra-plush headrests if you choose the Executive Lounge option. Although there is plenty of trunk space, there is a useful rear-seat pass-through feature if you need to transport longer items. 2023 BMW i7: Connectivity The i7 adopts the iX SUV's digital dashboard, which features substantial floating digital gauges and multimedia panels. The two displays, which are sandwiched together under a single pane of glass, provide a clear view of the entertainment elements and driving statistics. Additionally, a rear-seat entertainment system with a sizable 31.3-inch screen that descends from the ceiling is an option. This system uses the car's 5G cellular connection to access streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. 2023 BMW i7: Pricing For 2023 there is only the xDrive60 Variant available which is priced at $120,294. Which One To Purchase? BMW now only provides the all-wheel-drive xDrive60 edition of the i7, but we anticipate that it will ultimately offer a sportier M-sport variant as well. The i7 is a limo-like luxury sedan, similar to the gasoline-powered 7-series, that can be equipped with the Executive Lounge package to pamper passengers in the back seats. That package comes with a lot of features that justify its high price, such as luxurious, electrically reclining rear seats with massage.

  • 2023 BMW 7-Series Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW For the 2023 model year, a brand-new iteration of the 7-series, BMW's longtime flagship sedan, and the company's most opulent and sophisticated vehicle will be available. The basic design remains mostly unchanged from the present model: powertrain options include a twin-turbo V-8 and an inline-six turbocharged engine, with a plug-in hybrid joining the lineup later. We discovered that the 7-series truly floats down the road on our initial test drive. Due to modifications made to the chassis and suspension, including a new rear-wheel steering system, it handles a little more loosely than the 2022 vehicle. The car's standout feature is an optional 31.3-inch rear entertainment display called Theater Screen that descends from the ceiling and streams TV and movies using the onboard Wi-Fi system. Its driver assistance technology offers a hands-free driving mode for long highway drives. What Has Changed For 2023? For the 2023 model year, the 7-series has undergone a thorough redesign and now features an even plusher interior, more cutting-edge technology, and more daring external flair. 2023 BMW 7-Series: Engine And Performance Rear-wheel drive is the only available configuration for this model, which comes with a 375-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that is aided by a 48-volt hybrid system as standard (cars with this engine are referred to as 740i). According to BMW, the 740i will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. The 760i xDrive's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine produces 536 horsepower and utilizes a 48-volt hybrid system to accelerate to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, according to BMW. All-wheel drive is standard on this vehicle. The 760i xDrive was available for us to test drive, and we were impressed by its smooth operation and quick acceleration. Air suspension is a standard feature on the new vehicle, and BMW has built a rear-wheel steering system and variable dampers into the chassis. Because of this, the new vehicle feels more nimble than the previous one did while continuing to prioritize comfort over athleticism. 2023 BMW 7-Series: Interior And Comfort The 7-series, the top model in the BMW lineup, offers its passengers a plethora of luxuries. The interior of the 7-series has a posh vibe thanks to rich-smelling leathers, stainless steel accents, and fancy glass and wood trim elements; buyers can even select a new cashmere upholstery option, should it suit their aesthetic. The luxurious interior now has the opulence, sophistication, and technology to more effectively compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-class. The 7-series offers plenty of room for passengers both upfront and in the back, but when the Executive Lounge package is added, the 7-series really shines. This package includes power-adjustable reclining rear seats with massage, a wireless smartphone charging pad for the back seat area, and adjustable neck cushions on the headrests. The trunk is approximately the size you'd expect for a full-size luxury car, and a pass-through behind the back seats makes it possible to transport longer objects like skis. 2023 BMW 7-Series: Connectivity The iX SUV's huge digital gauge display is positioned beneath the same glass panel as the infotainment touchscreen, and the 7-series utilizes a similar dashboard design. The displays that can be customized offer sharp quality and quick responses. An optional rear-seat entertainment system called Theater Screen by BMW uses a massive 31.3-inch monitor that lowers from the car's ceiling. Rear-seat passengers may watch Netflix or browse the web via an onboard 5G cellular data connection, interfacing with the system via touchscreen displays built into the door panels. 2023 BMW 7-Series: Pricing The 740i model of the 2023 BMW 7 Series is priced at $93,300. The electric i7 is priced at $119,300, while the 760i xDrive starts at $113,600. All BMW automobiles come with an obligatory destination cost of $995, still among the lowest in the sector. Which One To Purchase? The 740i only comes with rear-wheel drive and is powered by BMW's incredibly smooth inline-six. We anticipate that the majority of customers will find this model to be more than adequate, but for those looking for all-wheel drive or more power, there is the 760i xDrive, which has a twin-turbo V-8. Both the Executive Lounge package (which includes power-adjustable reclining rear seats with massage features, among other luxuries) and the stylish 31.3-inch Theater Screen rear-seat entertainment system, which can stream content via the car's on-board Wi-Fi hotspot, are recommended if you intend to be chauffeured in your new 7-series. The same body shell will support an all-electric variant called the i7; we examine that model separately.

  • 2023 Ford Mustang Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Ford Mustang has been developing into a more advanced vehicle for more than 55 years. A six-speed manual transmission and a 310-hp turbocharged inline-four EcoBoost engine are standard on this model. The Mustang GT with its 450-hp V-8 engine is the more normal option, even though the pony car can be as wild as the 760-hp Shelby GT500, which was reviewed separately. Both the four-cylinder and V-8 engines can be connected to either a 10-speed automatic or manual transmission. Although Mustangs are available as either hard-shell coupes or rag-top convertibles, all Mustangs have rear-wheel drive. The snarling V-8 is the engine that the Mustang is ideally suited for, despite the four-cylinder having a High-Performance 330-hp EcoBoost option. Although the Chevy Camaro, the Mustang's closest muscular opponent, has a more comfortable cabin, the Mustang's wider back seat and improved outside vision make it simpler to live with. What Has Changed For 2023? The 2023 Ford Mustang remains mostly untouched in preparation for the following-generation pony car. The fifth generation S550 chassis is bookended by the 2023 Mustang, and an entirely new S650 Mustang with new styling, more power, and a much more technologically advanced interior will go on sale sometime in the summer of 2023. 2023 Ford Mustang: Engine And Performance Don't let the base 310-hp turbocharged EcoBoost four-low cylinder count deceive you; it has enough power to put the V-8 Mustangs of the past to shame. A more melodious and quick EcoBoost engine derived from the long-gone Ford Focus RS is also included in the 330-hp High-Performance package, which is an option. The four-cylinder coupe is also prepared for the racetrack thanks to the optional EcoBoost Handling package. The 450-hp V-8 powering the GT versions has an optional active exhaust that produces a resonant growl. The Mustang accelerates more quickly thanks to the combination of these two powerful engines and either a 10-speed automatic transmission or the regular six-speed manual. The Performance Pack Level 2 (PPL2), which is track-focused, and the spectacular Bullitt model have both been retired, leaving the resurrected Mach 1 model as the vehicle with the strongest performance credentials. It can terrorize racetracks and make supermarket runs thanks to an upgraded 470-hp V-8 and chassis parts common with Shelby Mustangs, but the Mach 1 we rode had a tiresome tendency to tramline. However, the Mustang's chassis still provides a smooth and controlled driving experience, even with the less potent engines. The electrically assisted steering is properly weighted in the other two modes and mild in Comfort mode. In stop-and-go traffic, we found the firm feel of the Mustang's brake pedal to be touchy, but at higher speeds, it's simpler to apply smoothly. 2023 Ford Mustang: Interior And Comfort The interior of the Mustang is a progression of design that pays homage to earlier Mustangs while still managing to be practical and livable. Although it has high-end luxuries like heated and cooled front seats, its subpar plastics and claustrophobic back seats, which can only fit the Headless Horseman, are drawbacks. The Mustang is a high-performance everyday driver thanks to excellent performance and generous load space. It features the greatest interior storage capacity among competitors and holds the second-most carry-on baggage in our testing. The back seat may be folded and stowed by pulling a strap. The Mustang can carry up to 12 carry-on luggage. Of the rivals we tested, the Ford has the largest center console bin. 2023 Ford Mustang: Connectivity Ford's optional Sync 3 infotainment system boasts an easy-to-use interface and a neat look. Although it isn't as quick or powerful as some competitors, it does include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a great sound. A Wi-Fi hotspot is provided for the Mustang. As a standard feature, Ford Sync Connect enables owners to monitor and operate their vehicles via a smartphone app. 2023 Ford Mustang: Pricing Pricing for the 2023 Mustang ranges from $29,165 for the base EcoBoost model to $57,965 for the Mach 1. Which One To Purchase? The only GT or Mach 1 models of the Mustang's thunderous, 450-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine offer the greatest driving experiences. The latter is more thrilling to drive thanks to performance components from the Shelby GT500 and boasts 20 more horsepower (470 total) than the normal GT variant. We would advise the standard GT coupe because, regrettably, its starting price is close to $58,000. We would choose the GT Performance option, which comes with stronger Brembo front brakes, a limited-slip differential, stickier summer tires, special chassis tuning, and more if we were to stick with the regular manual transmission.

  • 2023 Honda CR-V Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW Inside and exterior, the 2023 Honda CR-V is completely redesigned to compete in the fiercely competitive compact SUV market. The new CR-V promises to offer even more of its renowned practicality with bigger proportions and additional passenger room. Its appealing cabin, which draws inspiration from the Civic compact car, is complemented by contemporary technology, such as an entertainment system with a wireless 9.0-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Naturally, every CR-V also comes equipped with a variety of standard driver aids, like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assistance. The basic engine is a 190-hp turbo-four; a 204-hp hybrid powertrain is an option. No matter which engine you select, the CR-V provides a pleasant ride and confidence—if not very exciting—road characteristics. Both may be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. What Has Changed For 2023? The sixth generation of the small SUV begins with the 2023 CR-V. It brings a plethora of changes, including increased size overall, a new exterior appearance, and a roomier interior with more upscale features. Honda claims to have updated the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), all-wheel-drive system, and standard turbo-four engine to make them faster and more efficient when compared to the outgoing model. 2023 Honda CR-V: Engine And Performance A basic 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower is located behind the CR-vertical V's grille. It partners with either front- or all-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The EX and EX-L models come standard with this configuration. The hybrid powertrain, which combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with two electric motors to produce 204 horses, is the only one available for the Sport and Sport Touring. While the Sport Touring comes standard with all-wheel drive, the Sport is available with either. The Sport Touring Hybrid reached 60 mph on our test track in a respectable 7.9 seconds. Every CR-V has hill-descent control, which helps regulate the small SUV's speed when moving at moderate speeds down steep or slick inclines. Most models come with a pair of 18-inch wheels, with the Sport getting black ones. Exclusive 19-inch wheels that are likewise painted black are provided for the Sport Touring. For the first time, hybrid cars are rated to tow 1,000 pounds. Although the new CR-V lacks the handling thrills we love in the Mazda CX-50 and the Volkswagen Tiguan, it offers a comfortable ride and enough guts to keep things interesting. 2023 Honda CR-V: Interior And Comfort The honeycomb-textured insert that covers the majority of the dash and subtly conceals the air vents is a feature of the CR-elegant V's interior design. With an analog speedometer and a 7.0-inch display that enables the driver to switch between several informational menus, the gauge cluster is partially digital and is framed by the steering wheel. According to Honda, the new CR-V's improved driving position and front seats are intended to reduce driver fatigue on long trips. There is a sizable center console storage compartment between the front-seat occupants, and behind them are reclining back seats with an increase in rear legroom of 0.6 inches over the previous CR-V. Behind the second row, there are 36 cubic feet of cargo space; on gas-only models, there are 39 cubic feet with the adjustable load floor in the lowest position. Connectivity The EX and Sport trim levels of the CR-V have 7.0-inch touchscreens that control the infotainment system. Physical volume and tuning knobs, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all included in the arrangement. The 9.0-inch touchscreen on the EX-L and Sport Touring models has cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The larger display lacks a tuning knob, but it does have a volume control for the integrated navigation system, two USB-C connections for the passengers in the backseat, and wireless smartphone charging. The top-tier CR-V Sport Touring must be purchased if you want the 12-speaker Bose audio system. 2023 Honda CR-V: Pricing For the segment, the 2023 CR-V has a high starting price. However, it has a tonne of basic features that (perhaps) make up for the greater price. The MSRP for the entry-level EX model with front-wheel drive is $31,110, while the price for the sport touring hybrid is $39,840. Which One To Purchase? For 2023, Honda has simplified the CR-V lineup into four trim levels. Models EX and EX-L can only run on gas. We would recommend the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid the most because they are the only models available with a hybrid powertrain. It's hard to resist the front-wheel-drive CR-V Hybrid Sport. With a starting price as low as $33,695, it outperforms the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid in the city with an EPA-estimated 43 mpg. It also has elegant black exterior elements, black 18-inch alloys, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Although the Sport Touring Hybrid is more expensive, it includes all-wheel drive as standard and several other upscale features that significantly improve the driving experience.

  • 2023 Land Rover Defender Review: Specs and Pricing

    OVERVIEW The Land Rover Defender has long been the rugged Jeeps of America's British counterpart, but with the most recent model, the luxury brand has added extra comfort to go with the off-global roader's mobility. Both two- and four-door body types with contemporary infotainment and tech amenities, as well as a trademark design that harkens back to the admired Defenders of yore, are available. All Defenders come standard with all-wheel drive, although stronger inline-six and V-8 engines are also available. A turbocharged four-cylinder is the basic engine. Then, a variety of cutting-edge off-roading accessories are made available to consumers, such as locking differentials, height-adjustable air suspensions, and a unique mode for wading through deep water. However, the current generation Defender's configuration is most advantageous because of its improved on-road driving manner, which gives it a level of refinement that competitors like the Jeep Wrangler and Lexus GX can't match. What Has Changed For 2023? This year, a Defender 130 version is added to the roster. Its body has been enlarged to accommodate the third row of seats, bringing the total number of passengers to eight. The new 130 model has a special exterior color option of Sedona Red and includes desirable amenities as standard equipment that are optional on the 90 and 110 versions, such as the larger 11.4-inch infotainment display. Other than that, the Defender remains substantially identical in 2023, with the exception that its Pivi Pro infotainment system now includes Amazon Alexa connectivity as standard. A 30th Anniversary Edition model will also be available in a small number of units. Only 500 of these will be produced; they are based on the four-door 110 model and powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 296 horsepower. They have steel wheels and are dressed in white. The 75th anniversary of the Land Rover brand is commemorated by a second-anniversary edition. The so-called 75th Limited Edition is equipped with the P400 six-cylinder engine, 20-inch aluminum wheels, Grasmere Green color, and a fabric sunroof. For the 2023 model year, the Trophy Edition model is back and is based on the two-door Defender 90. There will only be 250 made, and each one will have the chance to compete in land-based events. 2023 Land Rover Defender: Engine And Performance A standard four-cylinder turbocharged engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission power the Defender. Naturally, all models include locking differentials and four-wheel drive for negotiating difficult terrain. A 3.0-liter inline-six powered by an electric supercharger and 48-volt hybrid system is also an option for the Defender. If buyers want more power, they can get the 518-hp supercharged V-8, which in our tests accelerated the Defender 90 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The Defender is built with a unibody rather than a body-on-frame system and swaps out the old solid axles for a fully independent suspension. Coil springs are used in the standard suspension, but air springs can be added to permit ride height adjustment. The Jeep Wrangler's maximum clearance and wading capacity are both exceeded by the 11.5-inch ground clearance and 35-inch water-fording capacity of the Land Rover Defender. 2023 Land Rover Defender: Interior And Comfort The Defender's interior straddles the line between luxurious and practical, borrowing just enough styling cues from the rest of the Land Rover lineup to appeal to brand loyalists. The door panels' exposed rivets give them a rougher appearance, while a magnesium beam that spans the entire width of the dashboard serves both structural and decorative purposes. A trapezoidal expansion of the dashboard beneath the infotainment screen houses the controls for the climate system and driving mode. Instead of the center console, the shifter and ignition switch are positioned on this center stack. The center console can be flipped back in select versions to form a jump seat between the driver and passenger, comparable to a three-across bench in certain full-size pickup trucks. The 90 and 110 models' limited cargo space behind the rear seat is comparable to that of rival off-road vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler. The rear seats can be folded down to create a much larger cargo area, but those looking to transport people and cargo may want to consider the larger Land Rover Discovery or purchase a roof-top cargo carrier. When the third row is folded down, the longer 130 model has more cargo storage, but there isn't much place for goods when it's folded forward. Connectivity A larger 11.4-inch display is an option. The Defender's dashboard is equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs a new Land Rover interface called Pivi Pro. The Touch Pro Duo interface used by the rest of the Land Rover lineup has two touchscreens, while the Defender's system only has one, responds more quickly, and supports over-the-air software updates for upcoming models. Along with an in-dash navigation system, a six-speaker radio, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher-end Defender customers also receive a digital gauge cluster and a head-up display, and Meridian sound systems with 10 or 14 speakers are offered. 2023 Land Rover Defender: Pricing Prices for the four-door Defender 110 model start at $53,400, while the two-door, short-wheelbase Defender 90 starts at $54,000. The two-door Defender X costs $88,300, and the four-door Defender X costs $90,800. Costlier Defender V8 models: The starting price for a two-door variant is between $107,900 and $115,000, while the four-door model is between $111,300 and $118,400. What Has Changed For 2023? Even while we enjoy the way the two-door 90 model looks, most consumers will find the four-door 110 and 130 models to be more useful. We recommend sticking with the base P300 motor, a 296-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, for daily driving; but, individuals who intend to tackle challenging off-road tracks might find the optional six-cylinder or V-8 engines to be preferable. The SE trim adds several desirable options to the Defender's feature list, such as 19-inch aluminum wheels, automatic high-beam headlamps, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, and a digital gauge display. For these reasons, we advise choosing this trim level. Several accessory packages are available from Land Rover, and each one equips the Defender with characteristics that are unique to that theme.

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