Base versus Loaded

Base Versus Loaded: 2013 BMW M5

BMW’s new M5 is just around the corner, with all 560 horsepower ready to take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and Jaguar. Perhaps you are one of the lucky souls who has the means of adding an M5 to your life, or are just curious what size of wallet you’d need to snag Munich’s hottest sedan.

By Brandon Turkus | May 23, 2012
Base Versus Loaded: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans are supposed to be functional. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Honda Odyssey offers a lot of extra goodies beyond the base minimum. Most of the options are included as trim levels, but this vehicle also offers up a host of accessories to tailor it to your very specific lifestyle.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 03, 2011
Base Versus Loaded: 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera

Since we first started compiling these Base Versus Loaded pieces, we knew that the high-end German automakers were really going to be where it was at for sky high optioned-up pricing. And, within that world, it seemed clear that Porsche would be a real champ for add-ons. So it is.

By Seyth Miersma | June 14, 2011
Base Verus Loaded: 2012 Mustang GT Coupe

If you’re anything like us, you likely spend at least some portion of your workweek configuring interesting cars on manufacturer websites. We’re consistently amazed at the huge price gap between the “base” version of a particular model, and its totally optioned-out counterpart. In this new series, we will plainly show the differences in price, and what the extra money really buys you.

By Seyth Miersma | April 18, 2011


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