Topics: Fuel economy in automobiles, Internal combustion engine, Automobile Pages: 15 (4783 words) Published: February 1, 2013
Tables of Contents

Tables of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Background5
Purpose of the Study5
Research Questions5-6
Procedures 7
Definition of Terms7-8
Findings Safety Features9
Gas Mileage9-10
Technology Features10-11
Engine Specifications13-15
Some Expenses13-15
Warranty Information20-21
Trade-in Value21
Summary, Conclusion, & Recommendation Summary21
Recommendation 22

List of Tables Table 1: Three Cars Miles Per Gallon11-12
Table 2: Three Years Expense for Toyota Camry18
Table 3: Three Years Expense for Honda Accord18-19
Table 4: Three Years Expense for Nissan Altima19

List of Figures Figure 1: Technology Features of Nissan Altima SR, the Toyota Camry XLE, the Honda Accord EX-L10
Figure 2: Horsepower and Torque14
Figure 3: Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price15
Figure 4: State Farm Insurance/ Monthly17
Figure 5: Warranty20

Appendix Appendix A: 2012 Nissan Altima Brochure24-27
Appendix B: 2012 Honda Accord Brochure28-31
Appendix C: 2012 Toyota Camry Brochure32

Executive Summary
The purpose of this study and research was to accomplish information about three new vehicles to possibly purchase for our sales representatives to travel the United States to sell how chocolate. After gathering all the information for our research we concluded that the Toyota Camry was the best choice because it had the highest ranking in safety, fuel efficiency, and the nicest between all the vehicles.

We decided to pick three very comparable and similar vehicles to compare and to decide which would be the best fit and best choice for our company. They were the 2012 Nissan Altima SR, 2012 Toyota Camry XLE, and the 2012 Honda Accord EX-L. There were seven main topics that we wanted to find information on and inform the company on and they were safety features, gas mileage, technology features, engine specifications, expenses, warranty information, and trade-in value. We concluded that the due to how much we would be traveling that gas mileage, safety features, and technology was the best three topics to take into most consideration.

Safety Features: Camry had an extra feature of airbags that protect the driver and passengers knees which other two cars didn’t have.
.Gas Mileage: Camry was the most fuel efficient out of the three other vehicles not only in the city, but also in the high way. It will help with fuel cost and be the most profitable due to spending less on gas.

Technology Features: The Altima had the most advantages with technology all due to their better transmission but the Toyota Camry had certain advantages as well so these two vehicles were very similar and comparable.

Engine Specifications: The Honda Accord has the most power in their engine which caused the least amount of miles per gallon and we are not in need of the most powerful of the three...
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