Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Honda Civic and Jeep Patriot

Honda Civic
The Honda Civic was introduced in 1972. The first Civic was a 2-door coupe and had 50 horsepower.  Transmissions offered included a four-speed manual or a two-speed automatic. It has gone through many changes during the years. Today it has many types of models, including the coupe, the sedan, Si sedan, Si coupe, HF, Hybrid, and the GX Natural Gas Vehicle(NGV). As of April 2011, the Honda Civic is rated number 5 as the top 10 best selling cars.

Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Patriot was introduced in 2007. This SUV is a traditional four-door wagon. It is the least- expensive SUV in North America. The engine is a four-cylinder with a choose of a 2.0 liter or 2.4. The 2.0 liter has 153 horsepower and the 2.4 has 172. Drive train is either a five-speed manual or a continuously- variable transmission. For the 2012 year the Patriot has 6 trim levels, Sport fwd, Sport 4x4, Latitude fwd. Latitude 4x4, Limited fwd, and Limited 4x4.