2015 Subaru Forester

The 2015 Subaru Forester has come of age and has completely redefined itself by winning and achieving many accolades and praise for its personality considered by many as utilitarian in this last generation. This car is outstandingly practical in performance though lacking good looks, isn’t that fast and doesn’t have a sporty appearance. Nevertheless, there are a multitude of added features for the small crossover to brag about. Added features include a backup camera, multifunctional display and much more as we will look at below.

2015 Subaru Forester side

2015 Subaru Forester exterior

Considering the exterior of the 2015 Subaru Forester, things have predominantly remained the same. The 2015 body styles have been retained with the 1st one being the more sinister and angular looking one of the 2L turbo and the more rounded aggressive front fascia of the 2.5L. The Subaru designers have obviously retained them maybe due to the fact that they know from customer reviews ‘who buys what’. Subaru customers will be spoilt for choice of the wheels which come in three options to choose from; one measures 17-inch while the other two are 18-inch dark grey wheels.

2015 Subaru Forester rear

2015 Subaru Forester interior

Much as the exterior, the internal features of the 2015 Subaru Forester remain predominantly the same. The major differences are on the centre stack and the 4.3 inch multifunctional screen which is controlled by the steering wheel mounted buttons. With white on black colour theme, the speedometer and tach are clearer to read. On the dashboard is a standard radio head depending on the trim level for your infotainment needs. A six speaker sound system comes incorporated in the voice control navigation or better yet you could have the eight speaker Harmon Kardon system as an option. In case you are short of cargo space then you could fold the 60/40 rear seats down to create an enormous 74.7 extra cubic feet of space. Depending on the trim levels, you could get cloth and leather seats.

2015 Subaru Forester interior

2015 Subaru Forester seats

Engine

When we take a closer look at the 2015 Subaru Forester engine then a lot needs to be said including two horizontally opposed four cylinders. A naturally aspirated standard flat four mill comes as a 2.5L which is capable of choking out 170 HP and 174lb-ft of torque. Transmission is in terms of two options; CVT or the much hype 6 speed manual. The fun 6-speed unfortunately is only available with 2.5i and 2.5i premium trims. For the premium option the engine is a turbocharged 2L flat four capable of making 250HP and 258lb-ft of torque.

2015 Subaru Forester engine

Fuel efficiency

The ratings of the Forester are as follows; for the 2.5L is a rating of 24 miles per gallon on the city, 27 mpg as combined and 32 miles per gallon for the highway. The other 2L turbo gets 23miles per gallon on the city, 25mpg combined and finally 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

2015 Subaru Forester grill

2015 Subaru Forester price

The pricing of the 2015 Subaru Forester starts on a modest then skyrockets to middle class category. Expect a range of $23,045-$33945 depending on the trim level. While choosing a CVT on either the 2.5i or 2.5i premium will cost up to $1000. A lot of options are available which will depend on whether you are willing to spend extra bucks.

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2015 Honda Civic

The 2015 Honda Civic availability is in terms of either a sedan or a coupe, with a choice of hybrid engines, natural gas or gasoline. Numerous trim levels have been made available and the Civic is nevertheless a compact car. The car has a sizeable number of competitors to choose from which include Dodge Dart, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza, Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla.

 

2015 Honda Civic side

 

2015 Honda Civic interior and exterior redesign

The 2015 Honda Civic come in a variety of trim levels like EX, LX, Si and EX-L. In particular the civic EX coupe has added back disc brakes, automatic headlights, aluminium wheels, power sunroof, automatic climate control (ACC), 7” touch screen display, an additional USB port etc. The EX-L comes with leather seats, large aluminium wheels, heated side mirrors, continuously variable transmission and a leather strapped steering wheel etc.

The civic hybrid comes equipped with a forward collision warning system, smart entry with a push button, Lane warning while the performance oriented Si comes with an extremely powerful engine, sport suspension, larger breaks with large aluminium wheels (18”) a rear spoiler and a standard chrome exhaust. Additionally it has rear gauge backlighting as well as tachometer.

2015 Honda Civic

 

This small car is all about elegance, substance and style and has wide range of standard exterior features. The features spring from the halogen headlights to the side mirrors with power folding capability. It is now easier to drive a civic home which specifically fits your personal needs and a sense of unique style. This car offers a sporty feel and look on the body style. Also the colours available are numerous and it is now easier than ever to find a civic that matches your needs and classy appeal.

 

2015 Honda Civic interior

2015 Honda Civic engine

The LX, HF, SE, EX and EX-L trim levels are equipped with a 143HP a 1.8L four cylinder engine and a five speed gearbox that is manual. The CVT is provided as an option in LX and SE but the CVT can be equipped with paddle shifters depending on the trim level. The sporty Si has a 2.4 L 4 cylinder powerful engine that is capable of generating 205HP while the only transmission available is a 6 speed gearbox which is manual.

The 2015 Honda Civic natural gas engine model has a 4 cylinder 1.8L engine capable of generating 110HP while it has been provided with a 5 speed automatic transmission. While the gasoline fired Civic Hybrid has a 1.5L 4 cylinder engine with a lithium ion battery pack and electric assist. As combined they are capable of generating 110 HP.

2015 Honda Civic engine

 

 Fuel Efficiency

2015 Honda Civic that come equipped with LX, SE, EX-L, and EX are anticipated to use between 28 miles per gallon in the city to 39 miles per gallon on the highways. That was the information that was given by EPA but depending on the transmission selection. Honda Hybrid is expected to make a return of 44 miles per gallon in the cities and 47 miles per gallon on the highways while Civic natural gas is anticipated to get 27 miles per gallon in the cities and 38 miles per gallon in highways.

 

2015 Honda Civic rear side

2015 Honda Price and Release Date

Prices are expected to remain in the region of $18000 to $24000 and the Hybrids will not be as expensive and will fit in a lower range than Honda Accord petrol models. 2015 Honda Civic has an exceptional fuel efficiency, safety, functionality and a solid interior design while on the outside it is more generic which characterises the modern Honda models.

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2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

Finally a “James Bond” brand comes up with something anyone can afford. Well, almost anyone. This 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT is a car not special in anything. It is not a fastest, most beautiful car you will see. But there is something about it. Maybe a brand itself, maybe because of our childhood memories of a famous agent driving Aston Martin…

In this review we are going to mention a couple of good and bad things about the specs, looks and the future of this car.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT side

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Exterior

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT exterior has that sporty vibe. It is a car with a lot of history in its veins. All the way since the first “Vantage” in 1977.

The design is a ten years old, and practically nothing has changed since 2005, and the first new breed of “Vantage”. But do not mistake that for bad, hell no! Design of this car has always been beautiful. It doesn’t look outdated at all. It is a handmade vehicle so it brings some serious weight with itself, and it is a modern car. Even in this high tech world, handmade cars kept its place as something for “high class”.

It came with green chassis for testing with yellow stripe around the roofline and grille.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT front side

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Interior

It looks like the marketing department has slept over this one. I mean, designers did the good job, and left us without all the useless makeup that clouds users mind. Everything is covered with the fine high grade leather and wood, and it looks pretty expensive and elegant. Seats are extremely comfortable, and placed perfectly for the ultimate enjoyment in driving (even for bigger and taller drivers).

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT interior

There is nothing in this car that can pull your mind from driving. Crystal ignition key is placed high on the central console and it begs you to flip it. And when you do that, the magic of this car pulls you in, and keeps you safely in its roar.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT seats

Engine of 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

Well this 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT engine is a real secret magic wand. The one thing, that this car makes, a perfect combination of design and engineering. As soon as you flip that key, and hear that roar of all the 430 HP, you are covered with adrenalin and the need for hitting that gas paddle, silencing all the pedestrians around you.

Maybe the design of the cabin is not that well, or it has been made like that in purpose, but you can hear the true roar of this machine inside. I mean, that raw sound of eight pistons hitting and growling is irreplaceable . That sound cannot be manufactured with the help of electronics like it is done nowadays in a mass production cars. Every single part has been handmade for a total pleasure of the driver.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT front grill

The transmission is a 6 speed manual or 7 speed paddle operated “speed shift 2” automated manual transmission (single clutch).

The engine is 4.7 liter V8 with 361 lbs-ft of torque. And it goes from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, which is not that good but the acceleration is not what it counts here. I know that this is an age of tuned cars, where everyone competes with the acceleration but this car is not like that. It’s for people whose cars are not their symbols of wealth but the branch of their souls, where they can find peace and strength once again.

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT cahange gear

2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT Price

The entire time I was writing this text, the one thing never dropped out from my mind. The 2015 Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT price. Aston Martin has always built fast, beautiful, expensive cars, but this is the first one that is not in a “WW3” with a home budget.

That may be strange, but when we take the entire picture into the consideration: engineering, design of a car, and such good performance, its 99, 990 dollars of a factory suggested price for a stripped model (nothing that affects its performance), is a perfect bargain. For some. I just have to wait for money to drop from the sky or a rich distant relative, to buy one.