Thursday, October 18, 2018

Airing Friday, October 19 On SiriusXM Channel 141

With the average vehicle transaction price in September rising to $35,700, a $700 increase over the previous year, and the Federal Reserve enacting several interest rate hikes over the past 17 months, LMC Automotive's Katelyn Drake and Bloomberg Intelligence's Kevin Tynan joins us over the next two weeks to share their automotive insights on a variety of factors that are driving up car prices. More importantly they'll steer us toward where to find the best auto deals.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Battle Of The Flagship American Luxury Cars: 2018 Cadillac CT6 Premium RWD Vs. 2018 Lincoln Continental FWD

Highlights: Both the CT6 and the Continental are the last two American-built and designed flagship cars. Our CT6 was equipped with Cadillac’s SuperCruise system.

Cadillac CT6 AWD MSRP: $81,990 (Base Price: $55,090)

Lincoln Continental FWD MSRP: $81,620 (Base Price: $46,155)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features:

Cadillac: airbags; ABS; a rear view camera; OnStar safety system; teen driver’s safety package; daytime running lights; an automatic dimming rearview mirror; a compact spare tire; a road emergency tool kit; and a front and rear parking assist system

Lincoln: airbags; ABS: an automatic dimming driver’s side mirror; heated mirrors; a front and rear parking assist sensor; a tire pressure monitoring system; a rear view camera; a forward sensing braking system; a hill start assist sensor; a reverse sensing system; an integrated blind spot mirror system; and a spare tire

Monday, October 15, 2018

Its Shop Time Mondays: Toyota Hybrids, Tundras And Sequoias Are Being Recalled

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V684000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Potential Number of Units Affected 807,329

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2019 MINI Cooper Countryman S E AWD Plug-In Hybrid

Highlight: This is MINI’s only electrified vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $45,750 (Base Model: $37,750)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; run flat tires; automatic headlights with rain sensing windshield wipers; review camera; rear parking distance control audible alert system; and a tire pressure monitoring system 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends' Shines The Spotlight On Hispanic Heritage Month With CEO Fred Diaz This Friday

The highest ranking Hispanic in the auto industry talks one-on-on one Friday, October 12 on SiriusXM's Auto Trends with The show reairs this upcoming Monday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2019 Toyota Avalon XLE Hybrid: The Brand’s Fifth Generation Flagship Car

Highlight: The redesign fullsize hybrid price has been reduced by $975 due to a sunroof being an option, as opposed to being standard equipment as was the case on the fourth generation XLE trim.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $39,328 (Base MSRP: $37,420)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a vehicle stability system; a traction control system; a pre-collision braking system with pedestrian protection; a radar activated cruise control system; a blind spot monitor with a rear traffic alert system; a hill start assist system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec: The Brand’s Second Generation Hatchback Adds Punch

Highlight: This Korean hatchback contains three doors.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $23,785 (Base model: $19,385)

Seating Capacity: 4 (super tight fit in the back seat)

Standard Safety Features:  ABS; airbags; a tire pressure monitoring system; automatic headlights; heated folding manual mirrors; a rear spoiler with center high mounted stop lamp; rearview camera; a forward collision avoidance assistance center; driver’s blind spot mirror; a lane keep assist system; an electronic stability control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2018 Nissan Kicks: The Japanese Brand Fresh And Funky Entry Into The Compact Crossover Segment

Highlight: The Kicks replaces the quirky design Juke.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $22,025 (Base Model MSRP: $18,995)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; traction control; vehicle stability control system; automatic emergency braking; a rearview camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a hill start assist system