Toyota Yaris 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews

The big inside-small outside execution has charm, though the Yaris doesn’t lead its class. Honda’s Fit, admittedly a little larger, can be crammed with more gear, and the materials Toyota renders the interior of the Yaris with aren’t particularly inspiring. On the plus side, there are power windows, locks, and mirrors, air conditioning, and the audio system has an auxiliary input, as well as the de rigeur CD slot, though we did miss cruise control. Less pleasing is the collection of slightly-different plastics, each wearing a separate surface texture and variation on black. Some areas of the dashboard and door panels are quick to pick up unsightly scuffs, and the lids of those dash storage compartments felt vulnerable to being snapped off in a fit of overexuberance. None of this proves detrimental in practice, and perhaps only auto writers addicted to sybaritic luxury will care. The interior is very cleverly thought out, with a lot more space and storage than expected, and on-target ergonomics.

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Toyota Matrix 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $16,290
Smooth and quiet ride, ergonomic cabin layout, adult-friendly backseat, perfectly flat load floor makes it an excellent cargo hauler.

Mediocre gas mileage with 2.4-liter engine, tepid driving dynamics.

Toyota’s compact hatchback/wagon is redesigned. The new 2009 Toyota Matrix is the same size as the old one, but a new 2.4-liter engine makes it a better performer and all-wheel drive is once again an option.

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Toyota Corolla 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $15,350
Smooth and controlled ride, excellent fuel economy with base 1.8-liter engine, attractive and ergonomic interior design, lengthy features list.

Oddly weighted electric-assist steering, so-so gas mileage with 2.4-liter engine.

Completely redesigned, the 2009 Toyota Corolla looks much the same as last year’s model but is a bit larger inside and out. Highlights on the new car include an available 2.4-liter engine and a navigation system.

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Subaru Forester 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $19,995
Standard all-wheel drive, spacious cabin with ample cargo space, comfortable ride, capable engines.

Outdated four-speed automatic transmission, handling could be sharper.

Redesigned for 2009, the Subaru Forester compact crossover SUV is bigger and more beautiful inside and out.

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Porsche 911 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $76,300
Multiple models to choose from, precision steering, effortless acceleration, powerful brakes, refined all-wheel-drive option, comfortable and spacious cockpit, highly customizable.

Options prices can really add up.

For 2009, the Porsche 911 gets some significant updates, including refreshed front and rear fascia, new direct-injection engines, bigger brakes and a new touchscreen interface in the center stack. New options include an automated manual gearbox that replaces the Tiptronic automatic transmission, ventilated seats, Bluetooth, satellite radio and an audio connection package that includes a dedicated iPod adapter, auxiliary jack and USB port.

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Pontiac Vibe 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $16,100
Roomy backseat, comfortable ride, versatile cargo area, peppy performance, generous standard safety features, reliable Toyota powertrain.

Lackluster acceleration in base model with automatic, Toyota’s version is likely to have better resale value.

The 2009 Pontiac Vibe receives a complete makeover. The result is a more stylish, better-performing compact sport wagon.

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Pontiac Solstice 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $24,275
Sexy styling, plentiful grip, blazing acceleration from GXP model, good bang for the buck.

Tiny trunk with reverse-opening lid, lack of interior storage, awkward soft-top operation, low-quality interior plastics, reputation for poor reliability.

The big news for the 2009 Pontiac Solstice is the debut of a new hardtop model with a removable roof, which comes in the same base and GXP trim levels as its soft top counterpart. Also added to the lineup is the soft top Solstice Street Edition, which includes upgraded standard features and a sport suspension. Remaining changes this year are feature-related. The base Solstice now comes standard with previously optional items like ABS, stability and traction control and a limited-slip rear differential. Bluetooth connectivity is a new feature this year, available on all models.

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Pontiac G8 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $28,250
Sharp handling, firm but compliant ride, muscle-car power with either V8, spacious rear seat, sets a new Pontiac standard for interior design and quality.

Thirsty, V6 sounds coarse, GT’s automatic transmission could be smoother.

The 2009 Pontiac G8 receives standard XM Satellite Radio across the board, and the high-performance G8 GXP makes its debut, featuring a detuned version of the Corvette’s V8 along with a sportier suspension and an optional manual transmission.

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Nissan Murano 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $27,680
Responsive powertrain, sporty handling and smooth ride, luxurious cabin in LE trim.

Cargo space behind second row a few cubes shy of some rivals, compromised rear visibility.

After a model-year hiatus, the 2009 Nissan Murano returns fully redesigned. Given its popularity, styling changes are kept evolutionary, while an upgraded cabin and key mechanical refinements further its appeal.

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Nissan Maxima 2009 Detail Specification Video Reviews


From $30,160
Delicately precise steering, strong powertrain, high-quality interior craftsmanship, tons of high-tech features, best iPod integration presently available.

Luxury and Sport models lack the brand cachet their price tags imply, mostly useless middle rear seat with Sport or Premium Packages, equipment stuffed into expensive packages.

The Nissan Maxima is completely redesigned for 2009, with an added focus on performance and luxury.

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