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  • n. Having four forward speeds.
  • n. A vehicle with a transmission that has four forward speeds. It might or might not be a manual transmission.


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  • For 2012 Jeep has replaced its hoary 3.8-liter overhead valve V6 with a 3.6-liter, 285-horsepower V6 up 83 hp as well as a five-speed automatic transmission, replacing the outdated four-speed auto box.

    Go Off Road, Sleep Up Top

  • Xplore Adventure Series 2011 Jeep Wrangler Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal Powertrain: 3.8-liter overhead valve V6; four-speed automatic transmission; two-speed transfer case; part-time four-wheel drive.

    Go Off Road, Sleep Up Top

  • The automatic-transmission option is a four-speed, which helps account for less-than-stellar highway fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon.

    Mazda's Hot Hatch

  • The 86cc engine has smooth power delivery that will get kids excited but not over their head and proven reliability, and the four-speed transmission with automatic clutch will keep young riders learning while having fun.

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide

  • The six-cylinder engine car has a four-speed gearbox and tall tires, allowing it to creep relatively silently over grassy and muddy terrain.

    The Tiger Car

  • Ford, for example, is installing a dual dry-clutch PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission that is helping reduce fuel consumption up to 10 percent versus a traditional automatic four-speed transmission.

    Sue Cischke: Fuel Economy -- More Important Now Than Ever

  • A five-speed manual transmission is be standard, with a four-speed automatic optional.

    First look video: 2011 Mazda2

  • I was reminded of this when I drove our latest Honda CR-V, which has a five-speed automatic, but has a selector that looks like it works with a four-speed automatic.

    Pet peeve: Shift selectors out of sync with transmissions

  • It is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

    Specs on the 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

  • So far, Subaru has stuck with a behind-the-times four-speed automatic in the Forester, rather than adding more gears or going to a CVT like in their own Legacy/Outback for better fuel economy.

    Just In: 2011 Subaru Forester


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