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Top 8 Cars for Leg Room

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There are many things people look for when they are purchasing a car. For some, it’s color, design, or affordability. Others purchase solely on how spacious the interior is, like how much leg room it provides. If you are a “vertically gifted” person who’s shopping for a new car, there are certain features that you will have to consider besides practicality.  One of the features that you cannot afford to overlook is leg room. You have to think about which car will offer you and your passengers the most space. Luckily, there are plenty of cars with ample leg room. We have put together this post with an overview of the top 8 cars for leg room. Take a look:

2018 Cadillac CTC

With a whopping 46.4 inches in front legroom and 40.42 inches in rear leg room, this large luxury sedan takes the number one spot. Besides having ample legroom, the CTC comes with adjustable front seats that can be adjusted in 14 different ways. 

2018 Chevrolet Impala

Coming in at number two is this full-size sedan that gives you 45.8 inches in front leg room and 39.80 inches in rear legroom. The driver’s seat can be adjusted manually in 4 ways, and the back seats can accommodate 3 adults comfortably.

2016 Chevrolet Impala

Complete with 45.8 inches of front legroom, this full-size sedan is certainly a good choice for people with long legs. With a trunk capacity of 18.8 cubic foot, complemented by a passenger volume of 105 cubic feet, this large car is big and comfortable enough for everyone.

2018 Genesis G80

This mid-sized sedan is an ideal car for tall drivers as it has ample front legroom of 45.7 inches. Passengers at the back are sure to stay comfortable as the G80 has ample rear legroom of 35.0 inches. The front seats come with power lumbar support and they can be adjusted in 12 ways.

2016 Hyundai Sonata 

The Sonata has a capacious cabin, featuring up to 45.5 inches of legroom. Besides delivering so much interior volume, this midsize sedan has a fresh exterior design and a host of other handy features that make it a very comfortable car to drive in.

2016 Kia Optima

Even though the 2016 model was redesigned, the car maker retained the 45.5 inches of front legroom that the previous model had. With such ample leg room, it is not hard to see why tall people love this car.

2018 Honda Accord

This is another mid-sized sedan that comes with features that favor the tall ones. With front legroom and rear legroom of 42.3 inches and 40.4 inches respectively, the 2018 Honda Accord is without a doubt one of the top cars for leg room. 

2018 Toyota Avalon

Cars that have the most front and rear legroom are often big in other dimensions as well, and such is the case with the 2018 Toyota Avalon. This full-size sedan features 42.1 inches of front legroom and 39.2 inches of back legroom.

If you’re looking for a car that has lots of space for your legs, the above cars will do. The good thing about most cars that have ample front and rear legroom is that they also have ample head room. 

Leg room or not, cars will break down either day. If you are wanting a little piece of mind while driving on the road, call one of our sales representatives and learn how True Auto can take care of any repair bills. Trust True Auto and call us at 877-397-1024 today!

 

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Topics: Extended Vehicle Warranty, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Options, Vehicle

Best Safety Features of Mercedes Benz: A Closer Look

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Mercedes Benz has a long-held reputation for incorporating safety into their vehicles and using innovative technology to help prevent accidents. Over the years the German firm has created a number of signature safety features.

From accident prevention technology through to braking support, Mercedes has always been one-step ahead in the automobile world when it comes to driver and road safety.

The team at Big Motoring World helped us out with the following features. They have a massive range of used Mercedes Benz if you want to check them out.

Here is a quick look at some of the best safety features from Mercedes.

Imminent accident technology

Mercedes is renowned for its “pre-safe” technology range which has been designed specifically to warn drivers when an accident is imminent using a range of sensors and detectors. With this technology on board, drivers receive invaluable warning before an accident happens.

As well as the warning systems Mercedes has developed technology which enables the car to prepare itself and its occupants against an impending collision. For example, the car will automatically close the sunroof and any open windows.

This technology also means the car will automatically tighten seatbelts to prevent passengers and the driver being thrown forward in the collision, and it can adjust the head rests in the front of the car for extra comfort and protection in the resulting accident.

Accident data

The team at Mercedes is always looking to develop the next ground-breaking safety feature for their cars, and the way they do this is through their own in-house accident investigation programme. The company spends a great deal of time assessing potential accident scenarios to see if they can then develop counteractive technology.

The team works on the scenario by calculating the potential angles of collision, assessing the speed at impact and collecting as much data as possible from all angles. The data is then fed into the creation of all of their innovative safety technology to make it as effective as possible.

Automatic braking technology

If a driver becomes even slightly distracted while driving, there is a chance of an accident which is why the pre-safe system has the imminent collision warning for drivers. In addition, Mercedes have also developed automatic braking technology.

Once the vehicle senses a collision is imminent, the car will automatically start to brake, initially using about 40% of the brake power. If the driver doesn’t start to brake, the car will automatically engage 100% of the brake power by itself to try to reduce the potential collision impact.

Night time safety features

Driving at night is always more challenging, particularly on dark unlit roads, which is why Mercedes developed another of their innovative safety features – Night View Assist Plus. This technology uses a camera and infrared to provide the drive with a real-time view of what’s on the dark road in front of them.

It’s invaluable for avoiding potential collisions with animals or other obstructions which might be hiding in the darkness on a long drive. Most Mercedes are also fitted with LED headlamps which generate the most power at night time. They can also change configuration automatically to form the best beam pattern depending on the conditions.

Avoiding blind spot issues

All cars have blind spots, making it impossible to see cars coming up next to you or behind you, from certain angles. However, Mercedes have created technology for this exact reason. Their Active Blind Spot Monitoring system helps detect vehicles which you might not have seen, and alerts you to them.

Avoiding lane drifting

When driving on a straight road for a long time it is easy to lose concentration for a split second and drift over into the lane next to you accidentally, but this is where collisions occur. Mercedes developed their own Lane Keeping Assist program which monitors your driving and if it senses that the car has drifted over the line, it makes your steering wheel start to vibrate to alert you.

If you continue to drift into the next lane, the car can even apply the brakes along the relevant side of the car, to bring you back into the right driving position carefully.

Detecting other cars at night

We all know the problems which driving at night causes in terms of being dazzled by the headlights of oncoming traffic, and having to remember to switch your high beams up and down as other traffic approaches.

Mercedes have developed their “Adaptive High Beam Assist” technology which uses a camera to pick up the lights from oncoming traffic. It automatically calculates how much to reduce your car’s light beam by to avoid dazzling the other driver, but ensuring you can still see at the same time.

Mercedes’ reputation for safety features and the use of innovative technology to keep drivers safer is well-deserved. With all of the technology to help alert drivers to impending danger, and to enable the car to take action itself, you can feel undoubtedly feel safer in a Mercedes.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz, Automotive Technology, Advanced Automotive Technology

2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

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2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Website Screen Shot

The World Solar Challenge was born out of the visions of solar pioneers,

Hans Tholstrup and Larry Perkins 1982 quest to drive a home-built solar car Quiet Achiever across Australia from west to east. Tholstrup urged others to explore the boundaries of sun-powered transportation.

"Inaugurated in 1987 with pioneer sponsor, the South Australian Tourism Commission, the World Solar Challenge continues to showcase the development of advanced automotive technology and promote alternatives to conventional vehicle engines.Today, while solar cars test the ultimate boundaries of energy efficiency, they also provide incredible insights into the capabilities of everyday vehicle technology. These innovations are at the heart of all electric cars, whether that power comes from hydrogen fuel cells, hybrid engines or even fully-electric commuter cars that draw power from solar cells on the garage roof – they all use the technology that is continually honed to perfection in the World Solar Challenge." Source: World Solar Challenge History


"Based on the original notion that a 1000W car would complete the journey in 50 hours, solar cars are allowed a nominal 5kW hours of stored energy, which is 10% of that theoretical figure. All other energy must come from the sun or be recovered from the kinetic energy of the vehicle. 

These are arguably the most efficient electric vehicles." Source: World Solar Challenge Overview

The World Solar Challenge starts in Darwin in the Northern Territory and travels the Stuart Highway to Port Augusta to the finish in the City of Adelaide in South Australia – 3000kms. The teams must travel as far as they can until 5pm in the afternoon where they make camp in the desert. The team must be entirely self-sufficent in order to sleep wherever they stop that day.

The biennial World Solar Challenge seeks to inspire teams from leading international universities and technical institutes. Partnering with private entrepreneurs, the teams come together to test and promote the ultimate synergy of nature, motion and innovation. All while addressing the necessity of sustainable transportation.

Three distinct classes, each with their own parameters, stages and goals were represented. 

  • The Challenger Class is conducted in a single stage from Darwin to Adelaide.
  • The Cruiser Class is conducted in two stages, with a compulsory overnight stop in Alice Springs where teams may recharge from the grid. In 2013, Cruiser Class teams were able to charge from the grid in three locations, this change in 2015 will encourage teams to deploy the most innovative approaches to energy management.
  • The Adventure Class is also conducted over two stages, with an overnight stop in Alice Springs. Source: World Solar Challenge 2015 Classes

Mandatory check points, seven in total, are where observers are changed and team managers have the ability to update themselves on the weather, as well as their own position in the field. Only basic maintenance, such as checking/maintaining tire pressure and cleaning the vehicle of debris may be performed. Undisclosed check points can be enforced by the event officials to assure regulatory conformity.

Watch the 2015 Video Highlights:

 

The 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Winners --

 

Challenger Class Winner: Nuon Solar w/ Nuna 8

Cruiser Class Winner: Team Eindhoven w/ Stella Lux

Adventure Class Winner: TAFE SA w/ Solar Spirit


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Topics: Efficient Electric Cars, Mechanics, World Solar Challenge, Automotive Technology, Sustainable Transportation, Solar Panels, Self Performed Vehicle Maintenance, Technology, Solar Cars, Maintenance, Advanced Automotive Technology, Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles

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