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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

2021 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD: The Brand's Three-Row Flagship Crossover


Highlight: The Highlander is available as a hybrid and a gasoline model.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $43,625 (Base MSRP: $35,785)

Seating Capacity: 7 or 8 passenger seating

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; all-wheel drive a vehicle stability system; a traction control system; hill start assistance; a pre collision braking system with pedestrian detection system; a lane departure alert system with steering assist; a lane tracing assist system; automatic high beams; a radar activated cruise control system; a road side assist system; a temporary spare tire; back up camera; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (L): 18-inch wheels; an 8-speed automatic transmission; driving modes: eco, normal and sport; a fuel-efficient stop/start system; front grille in material black with silver paint surround; electronic parking brakes; rear liftgate windshield defogger; privacy rear glass; rear spoiler; a three-zone a/c system; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; 8 cup holders, 4 bottle holders; dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors; cloth seats; an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system; a power driver’s seat; bench second row seats; fold flat third row seats; 6 tie-down cargo hooks; a driver speak easy microphone; keyless front door entry system; color-keyed heated power outside mirrors; backup camera washer; and 8 passenger seating area

Saturday, January 9, 2021

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD Advance: New Design, New Flagship Car

 

Highlight: The TLX is being built in Ohio.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $49,325 (Base Model: $38,525)

Seating Capacity: 5 (a snug 5 seater)

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; vehicle stability control system; forward collision brakes; collision mitigation braking system; a road departure warning system; a radar activated cruise control system; a 360-degree review camera; a hillstart assist system; automatic high beams; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a tire sealant and a repair kit

Standard Equipment (Base FWD): 18-inch wheels; a 10-speed automatic transmission; a dual overhead cam engine; paddle shifters; a 10-inch infotainment screen; a dual zone automatic climate control system; a push button ignition system; leather-like seats; memory driver’s seat; heated front seats; 10-way power front seats; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; automatic rearview mirror; remote start entry (front doors); and a power moonroof

Friday, January 8, 2021

Auto Analysts From Detroit And New York Recap 2020 Sales And More, While Talking To 'Auto Trends'


This week our trusted auto analysts Katelyn Drake of LMC Automotive and Kevin Tynan of Bloomberg Intelligence join 'Auto Trends' to discuss a number of consumer driven topics related to the auto industry, as we recap 2020 new vehicle sales and preview 2021.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 AWD: The Luxury Brand’s Only Front Wheel Drive Car

Highlight: In 2013, when the CLA was launched, it became the brand’s first compact.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $57,665 (Base MSRP: $37,645)

Seating Capacity: 5-passenger

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; a crosswind assist system; an electronic stability control system;  a hillstart assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and rain sensing windshield wiper

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels; a 7-speed automatic transmission; front wheel drive; a panorama roof; power front seats with a three- position memory; a dual zone automatic climate control system; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; leather-like seats; rear seat center armrest with cupholders; sport seats with integrated headrests; new generation touchpad; split folding rear seats; heated power side mirrors; and a 7-inch infotainment screen

Sunday, December 27, 2020

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody: A More Affordable And Practical Alternative To The SRT Hellcat Widebody

Highlight: The Dodge Charger is the only rear-wheel drive, fullsize, four-door sedan on the market that is available in a variety of  8-cylinder powertrains.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $50,180 (Base SXT Model: $31,390)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; a tire pressure monitoring system; an anti spin differential rear axle; Brembo fixed caliper brakes; a rearview camera; a stability control system; and a tire service kit

Standard Equipment (R/T Scat Pack Plus): 20-inch wheels; a remote starter kit system; cloth seats; a power driver’s seat; heated front seats; a performance heated steering wheel; a leather shift knob; steering wheel mounted shifted control; an in-vehicle WiFi system; an automatic dual temp control system; performance grille with dual air inlets; and a 180-mph speedometer

Saturday, December 26, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz C 63 S AMG: The C-Class Most Powerful Sedan


Highlight: This high-performance C-Class produces a whopping 503-horsepower.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $89,065 (Base C 300 MSRP: $42,395)

Seating Capacity: 5-passenger

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; a crosswind assist system; an electronic stability control system; a blindspot electronic system; a tire monitoring system; and rain sensing windshield wiper

Friday, December 25, 2020

2020 VW Tiguan SE R Line Black AWD: The Brand’s Three-Row Compact Crossover

 

Highlight: The compact crossover is available with an optional third row.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $34,410 (S Model: $25,965)

Seating Capacity: 5 -7

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; a blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert system; front assist, side assist, and rear traffic alert; heatable exterior mirrors and a tire pressure monitoring system

Options: third row seats 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450: The Luxury Brand's Second-Generation Flagship Crossover


Highlight: An ultra-luxury Maybach version of the GLS is available.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $90,655 (Base MSRP: $76,945)

Seating Capacity: 6 or 7-passenger 

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; all-wheel drive; a trailer assist sway system; a crosswind assist system; blind spot assist with exit warning assist system;  a tire pressure monitoring system; and an active park assist system

Standard Equipment: 20-inch wheels; a 9-speed automatic transmission; a fuel saving start and stop system; an Airmatic air suspension; a 12-inch infotainment screen; a 12-inch widescreen digital instrument cluster; a navigation system with a touchpad; power folding side mirrors; a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel; ambient lighting; leather like seats; heated front seats; power front seats with lumbar support and memory; a bench second row seat; two third row seats; separate charging ports for third row seats; a 3-zone automatic climate control system; power fold down second and third row seats; carpet trimmed back seats keeps from ruining the interior when items are stored on top of them; heated third row seats; and a new car automatic car wash prep system

2021 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD: The Brand's Three-Row Flagship Crossover

Highlight:   The Highlander is available as a hybrid and a gasoline model. Test Vehicle’s MSRP:  $ 43,625  ( Base MSRP:  $ 35,785 ) Seating ...