Monday, August 13, 2018

Its Shop Time Mondays: An Electrical Fire Could Ignite In VW Tiguans Equipped With A Sunroof

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V467000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected 45,457

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Genesis G90 RWD: The Koreans Are Setting A New Standard For Luxury



Highlight: Although the brand has only been around for less than 3 years, Genesis has managed to top quality guru J. D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study, which is based on the first 90 days of ownership.

Genesis G90 RWD Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $72,825 (Base Price: $69,325)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features:

ABS; air bags; a lane departure warning system; a stability system; a traction control system; automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection; driver’s attention alert system; a blindspot detection system; a rear cross traffic alert system; a lane keep assist system; a 360-degree camera; front and rear parking sensors; a heads up display system; daytime running lights; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Friday, August 3, 2018

2018 BMW 640i x Drive Gran Turismo: The Luxury Automaker Answer To Hatchbacks


Highlight: Like a Porsche, the vehicle is outfitted with a retractable rear spoiler that extends at a set speed.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $84,010 (Base price 640: $71,195)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a rearview camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; a traction control system; all wheel drive; automatic high beams; power folding, heated side mirrors; a daytime pedestrian system; a frontal collision warning system; a cross traffic alert system; and a lane departure warning system; and BMW SOS system

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 Lexus RX 350L: The Brand's All-New Seven Seater Crossover/SUV



Highlight: This is the first time the popular RX crossover adds a third row.

Vehicle’s MSRP: $52,720 (Base Model: $48,695)

Seating Capacity: Up To Seven

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; heated outside mirrors; first aid kit; electric parking brakes; vehicle stability control; traction control; forward collision warning; automatic braking; pedestrian system; a radar activated cruise control system; a lane departure alert system; lane keep assist system; rear seat seatbelt indicator; and a tire pressure monitoring system  

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels; a rear privacy glass; automatic headlights; power rear door; a keyless entry system; an automatic dual zone climate control system; an automatic rearview mirror with a compass; 8-speed automatic transmission; power tilt/telescopic steering wheel; rear a/c vents; fuel saving start-stop technology; leather seats; power front seats; folding rear seats; and third row seats


Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 BMW i3s with Range Extender: The Brand's Electric And Gas Green Car



Highlight: The i3 has the option of having a gas range extender, so owners aren’t totally dependent upon electricity.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $58,695 (Base price i3:$45,445)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; stability control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a rearview camera; an anti-theft alarm system; and a front and rear head protection system

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 Mazda6 Signature: More Power And An Upscale Trim



Highlight: The Japanese automaker offers both a two in one cruise control system in the higher Mazda6. Drivers can toggle between the traditional cruise control system and the radar-activated cruise control system.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $36,140 (base model $22,820)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; tire pressure monitoring system; a traction control system; a hill launch assist system; ABS; electronic brake distribution; and electronic parking brake

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Latest 90-Day Quality Study Released By Guru JD Power


If you're concerned about new vehicle quality scores, take a moment to analyze the latest new vehicle study of 2018 vehicles and how they were rated by owners during their first 90 days of ownership. Fiat, Tesla and Alfa Romeo are not included in the sample size due to the small number of sales reported.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Lexus GS 300: The Brand’s Midsize 4-Cylinder Luxury Sedan



Highlight: The GS is available in a 4-cylinder, a 6-cylinder, an 8-cylinder and a hybrid.

Vehicle’s MSRP: $ 51,829 (Base model: $47,535)

Seating Capacity: Five

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a blind spot monitor with a rear traffic cross alert system; Daytime running lights; a radar activated cruise control system; automatic high beam headlamps;  an electronic brake distribution system; a backup camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; a vehicle stability control system; a departure lane warning system; and Lexus Enform Safety Connect system