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$20K-$30K

$20K-$30K

Even if it hasn’t received a face lift since 2004, the Mitsubishi Galant has undergone a few changes for the 2010 model year. The new car will only be offered in ES and SE trim levels, each powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder engine that delivers a maximum output of 160 HP mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission. Mitsubishi has discontinued the Sport Edition, Sport V6, and Ralliart versions for 2010, but prices for the remaining models start at $21,599 for the ES and goes up to $23,999 for the SE version.

The 2010 Galant features a silver painted mesh front grill, color matched door handles and power side mirrors, rear window defroster and an antenna integrated into the rear glass. The SE model is distinguished by a set of 18 inch alloy wheels, body colored rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. Standard equipment includes: anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control (TCL), Active Stability Control (ASC), dual stage front airbags, front seat mounted side impact airbags and side front and rear curtain airbags.

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse receive a minor face lift in 2009 , and the diamond star brand from Japan is continuing the trend with with an even more drastic makeover in 2010. The latest version of the fourth generation Eclipse features restyled front and rear fascias. The 2010 Eclipse gets a new monochromatic with a two tone bumper insert while the GT variant features a large rear spoiler and a few new exterior hues, Carbon metallic and Solar vibrant yellow. The GS Sport model combines the aggressive exterior appearance of the GT with the fuel economy of the four cylinder GS model and Eclipses equipped with the standard cloth interior feature upgraded fabrics.

The GS version is powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder engine making 162 HP, while the GT variant gets a 3.8 Liter V6 that pumps out a total of 265 HP and can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in about six seconds.

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The Japanese automaker Nissan has just revealed details about the 2010 Altima sedan - a model that receives more power, grows in size, benefits from new technology as well as new styling both inside and out. The 2010 Altima starts at $19,900 for the entry level 2.5 S version and goes up to $24,520 for the high end 3.5 SR model.

For 2010 the Nissan Altima’s exterior gets a restyled hood complete with power bulges, a more curvaceous front bumper and fresh metal on the bottom of the grill and on top of the license plate opening. The new car is available with either a set of fresh 16 inch or 17 inch aluminum-alloy wheels, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as well as revised interior fabrics and finishers. For those who are in the know, the old top of the line 3.5 SE has been renamed the 3.5 SR.

The 2010 Altima is offered with a choice of two gas burning engines; a 175 HP 2.5 Liter inline 4 cylinder and a 270 HP 3.5 Liter V6. Either way the Altima comes complete with all the latest Nissan technologies like: Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, BluetoothHands-free Phone System with audio streaming, RearView Monitor and Nissan Navigation with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather Real-Time Traffic Information services to bring your morning commute into the 21st century at a reasonable price.

UPDATE 06/28/2010: Check out our review of the Nissan Altima 3.5SR by clicking here .

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Originaly introduced as a 2008 model, the Nissan Altima Coupe is entering its third year of production with a few new exterior touches, three new colors, refined interior fabrics, optional red leather appointed interior and revised option packages. Power train options for the 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe consist of a 2.5 Liter inline 4 cylinder and a larger 3.5 Liter V6 engine, each is being offered with either a choice of 6 speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic continuously variable (CVT) transmission. The VQ based V6 makes a maximum output of 270 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque while the more economical 4 pot produces a total of 175 HP and 180 lb-ft twist.

For 2010, the Altima Coupe is being offered with a long list of user friendly technological features including Nissan’s Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and available Bluetooth Hands free Phone System complete with audio streaming standard as well as an advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather real-time information services as part of the required XM subscription as well as a RearView Monitor; all designed to make the time you spend behind the wheel as enjoyable as possible.

The 2010 Altima Coupe starts at $22,440 for the 2.5 S version equipped with 6 speed manual transmission, $22,940 for the 2.5 CVT, $27,270 for the 3.5 SR with CVT and $29,600 for the 3.5 SR with a 6 speed manual gearbox.

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American muscle is back and better than ever with the 2010 Dodge Charger entering the new model year with a few minor updates. The refreshed Charger will feature changes like color matching side sills and a fresh chrome grill with black inserts as well as a few leading edge technologies, starting at $25,140 and climbing all the way up to $40,630 for the top of the line SRT8 version.

In addition to the legendary 5.7 Liter HEMI V8 powered Charger R/T , Chrysler will offer a Super Track Pack handling package that offers owners even more driving excitement with a set of sticky 20 inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car tires, front and rear Nivomat self leveling shock absorbers, a larger rear stabilizer bar, a quicker 3.06 rear gear and a less intrusive Electronic Stability Control allowing the driver to have a bit more on throttle enjoyment.

The modern technologies include the ESC we mentioned previously and the new All Speed Traction Control which makes it possible to bring a 21st century muscle car to market with the ride and handling characteristics inherent of a rear wheel drive sports car thanks to outstanding performance and handling, a nearly 50/50 weight distribution over the front and rear axles as well as some unique suspension tuning to ensure driving excitement.

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After seeing the bold faced Mitsubishi Outlander GT prototype based on the front end of an EVO X , the Japanese automaker has finally revealed the official details about the 2010 Outlander SUV, and it will be offered in both GT and SE variants with an asking price starting at just $20,840.

Mitsubishi Outlander

For the 2010 model year, Mitsubishi has taken the front end from the popular prototype and incorporated it into the entire Outlander lineup. Another new item for the 2010 Outlander is the gearbox. Mitsubishi’s TC-SST (Twin Clutch-Sport Shift Transmission) was previously only available in the Lancer Evolution X MR and has since been expanded to the entire EVO lineup can now be had on the Outlander. Mitsubishi also lays claim that the 2010 Outlander offers the best as far as safety technologies are concerned, coming with features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ASC (Active Stability Control) and S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) as well as six airbags all standard.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Under the hood the diamond star brand has incorporated a new fuel efficient MIVEC V6 that cranks out a maximum output of 230 HP along with gas saving Idle Neutral Logic. The system increases the 2010 Outlander’s efficiency by automatically disengaging the transmission and placing it in neutral when the vehicle is at idle, thus saving owners some money at the pump while they wait for the light to turn green. Meanwhile the MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) manipulates both the intake and exhaust valves in order to optimize the engine’s air/fuel mixture in order to produce as much power as possible with the least amount of harmful emissions.

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Part of Mazda’s Zoom-Zoom theory behind automobile building is that every model in the lineup must have the spirit of a sports car. Thanks to this creed, the entry level Mazda3 is entering the 2010 model year refreshed, redefined, reengineered and restyled. Offered in both Sport and Grand Touring trims with prices ranging from $19,230 to $22,300 the compact people mover promises not to disappoint.

Mazda3 5-door

Under the hood Mazda offers a choice of two engines. Mazda3i models will be powered by a 2.0 Liter engine that makes 144 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque, while Mazda3s models will receive a larger 2.5 Liter power plant complete with variable intake valve timing and a two mode composite intake manifold to make the most of the power plant’s 167 HP and 168 lb-ft of torque that gets 21 MPG around town and 29 MPG on the highway with a manual transmission and 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG at speed with the new automatic.

The Mazda3 comes with a host of creature comforts like heated front seats as well as an 8 way power adjustable driver’s bucket and key fob that automatically opens up the doors. The Japanese automaker also offers Bluetooth hands free conectivity, dual zone climate control and the most intricate multi function steering wheel of any new economy car on the market today.

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The Japanese automaker Nissan has just announced pricing for the special edition 2010 Rogue S Krom , a supped up CUV that gets a few cosmetic upgrades to set itself apart from ordinary crossovers and is now available in dealer’s showrooms across the country with prices starting at $23,940 for the base model Rogue S FWD Krom Edition and climbs all the way up to $25,140 for the Rogue S AWD Krom Edition.

The new Nissan Krom edition is based on the 2010 Rogue S and adds a set of brilliantly finished aluminum alloys wrapped in 225/60 Continental Conti 4x4 Contact tires before adding a unique grille to match the rims along with an aggressive front fascia complete with integrated fog lights. In the back, the Nissan Rogue Krom edition includes a boldly styled rear sport fascia with integrated center exit exhaust down low and a color matched rear spoiler up top. The body colored theme continues with the power side mirrors on the exterior while on the inside a Krom emblem and steering wheel mounted audio controls complete the Krom equipment modifications.

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The South Korean automaker Hyundai is updating their lineup with a much more fluidic design theme and because of which the the budget people mover Tuscon SUV receives a a whole new playful persona. That much we already knew since the 2010 Hyundai Tucson was unveiled at the Los Angels Auto Show last week. What we didn’t know at the time was that prices for a new Tuscon would range from $18,995 for a well equipped GLS six speed manually shifted model and go all the way up to $24,345 for a top of the line Limited model.

The 2010 Tucson will be powered by the same Theta II GDI 2.4 Liter DOHC inline four cylinder engine that can be found in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, delivering a maximum output of 176 HP and 168 lb-ft of torque, that is 26% more power than its predecessor. The all new four banger will be mated to either a six speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control or the manual as standard equipment.

Press release after the jump.

Volvo today announced prices for the 2011 C30 and C30 R-design . The C30 will go on sale at a price of $24,600, while the sporty C50 T5 R-Design starts at just $26,950.

For 2011 the C30 gets a soft nose, front fenders, grille, headlights and lower front spoiler, a larger Volvo iron mark and also larger air intake. For the R-Design version most of the modifications has been made under the skin: steering ratio is lower, spring stiffness has been increased by 30%, and there is also a new sport chassis . Both models come with a turbocharged 227 hp inline 5-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Press release after the jump.


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