Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor 4WD SuperCab: America’s Ultimate Play Toy Fullsize Truck



Highlight: The first generation Raptor retained approximately 88 percent of its value.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $64,100 (F-Series Base Model: $34,590)

Seating Capacity: 2 to 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a hill start assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; automatic headlights; a rearview camera with a dynamic hitch; a curve control system; and a daytime running light

Friday, December 7, 2018

A One-One-One Rewind With The Pioneering Black Car Designer Whom Was Rejected By All Of The Major Design Schools



While most designers of his era got their formal training at the mainstream design schools, this was not the case for our guest. During the 60s, he was rejected by every general population design school he applied to. However, this did not keep Ed Welburn, who went on to become the highest ranking Black global auto executive and car designer in the industry, from pursing his dream. Howard University, a HBCU, was the only school that accepted him. Not only did they  accept him, the HBCU literally designed, no pun intended, a special program specifically for the gifted artist. While attending Howard University some of Welburn's now famous classmates happened to be Roberta Flack,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: A Great Value Package


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: $30,710 (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

Friday, November 30, 2018

2019 GMC Terrain Denali AWD: A Premium Alternative To Other Compact Crossovers


Highlight: The Terrain is available with a fold flat passenger front seat, which is great for stowing long items like a mop and rake, when the second row seat is fold flat, too.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $43,550 (Base model: $26,195)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; rearview camera; a stability control system and a tire pressure monitoring system

Thursday, November 29, 2018

An Ex NBA Player Talks About The World's Premier Black Business Magazine His Father Birthed And More On SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends'


In a wide ranging conversation, Earl G. Graves Jr., an ex NBA player, who received his formal training from two Ivy league educational institutions, takes us on a historic journey of the evolution of the world’s premier Black business magazine, which was founded by his father, Earl G. Graves Sr., on SiriusXM’s "Auto Trends with JeffCars.com."

Graves, who now serves as both the CEO and president of Black Enterprise, opens up the conversation giving us an intimate peek into the one topic that dominated the family dinner table discussions with his dad. .

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 BMW X2 28i AWD: The Brand’s Newest Hatchback-Like Crossover



Highlight: There is a feature in the feature that alerts the driver if it’s time for a break or rest, with suggested locations.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $50,920 (Base Model: $37,395)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; hill descent control; a rearview camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a rain-sensing windshield wiper system 

Standard Features: 18-inch wheels; run flat tires; 8-speed automatic transmission; an auto start/stop gas saving feature; power front seats w/a memory driver’s setting; a leather sport steering wheel; pseudo leather seats; an automatic climate control system; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; and a power tailgate; a height adjustable front armrest; and a rear center armrest

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2018 Genesis G80 RWD: The Brand’s Midsize Luxury Sedan



Highlight: The G80 was formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis sedan.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $42,725

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; ABS; rear view camera with parking guidelines; a vehicle stability control system; a traction control system; automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection; a radar activated cruise control system with a start-stop feature; front and rear parking sensors; a lane departure warning system; a lane keep assist system; a blind spot detection system with a rear traffic alert and lane change assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; an electronic parking brake; an automatic hold system; a haptic steering system; stability control; traction control; an automatic dimming rearview mirror; and automatic sensing wipers