Thursday, May 24, 2018

Car Review: 2018 Chevy Tahoe Premier 4WD



Highlight: The Premier replaced the old LTZ trim.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $78,450 (Base LS $48,795)

Seating Capacity: 7 to 9

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; Daytime running lights; a teen monitoring safety system; a rear camera; a rear park assist system with audible warning; a fullsize spare tire; a hill start assist system; a trailer sway control system; a tire pressure monitoring system and OnStar safety system

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD: The Brand's Roomier And More Premium CUV/SUV


Highlight: In 2017, the Honda CR-V earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘Top Safety Pick Plus.’

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $35,025 (Base model $25,245)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a multi angle rearview camera; a hill start assist system; a compact spare tire; a tire pressure monitoring system; a stability control system; and daytime running lights

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Free 'Auto Trends' Shows On SiriusXM With Two History Makers Thru Tuesday, May 29

If you have not had a chance to tune in because your car does not have satellite radio, here's what you've been missing out on. We have an opportunity for you to hear a show for free on your mobile device or online.

From now until Tuesday, May 29, you can access SiriusXM for free in your car or online. 

And, for the first time, you can even tune in on the SiriusXM App for free to listen to on your smartphone. Visit SiriusXM now. No credit card is required.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Study Reveals Pedestrian Deaths Are Been Driven By SUVs


According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009, as pedestrian crashes have become both deadlier and more frequent. The increase has been mostly in urban or suburban areas, at non intersections, on busy roads designed mainly to funnel vehicle traffic toward freeways and in the dark, a new IIHS study shows. Crashes were increasingly likely to involve SUVs and high-horsepower vehicles.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0 Turbo: A Refreshed Midsize Vehicle


Highlight: Hyundai’s Blue Link feature talks to Amazon Echo, which allows the owner to control the Sonata inside their home or wherever the device is located.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $33,460 (Base Model: $22,935)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; traction control system; a rear camera; a vehicle stability control system; electronic brake distribution; a blind spot detection system; a rear cross traffic alert system; a temporary spare tire; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Auto Diversity Guru Talks Car Sales Based On Race, Sexual Orientation And Gender On ‘Auto Trends’



Marc Bland, who is the vice president of diversity and inclusion of the Michigan-based data mining organization IHS Markit, is one of the leading authorities in the auto industry whose focus is on targeting diverse groups.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 VW Tiguan SEL: The Brand’s New And Improved Compact Crossover


Highlight: VW kept the original Tiguan in its portfolio, renaming it the Tiguan Limited, while adding a new compact crossover.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $33,450 (Base MSRP: $25,495)

Seating Capacity: 5 (VW says 7!)

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; daytime running lights; heated side mirrors; a rearview camera; automatic headlights; and a hillstart assist system