Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mercedes-Benz E53 AMG Cabriolet: Mixing Style, Luxury, Technology and Performance


Highlight: The high-performance cabriolet is available with a route- based speed adaption system. This advanced system adjusts the vehicle speed to the posted highway sign, roundabouts, toll booths and toll exits, when using the radar-activated cruise control system.

E53 AMG Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $101,453 (Base Model: $81,345)

Seating Capacity: Mercedes-Benz says 4, but really 2


Monday, May 20, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: BMWs, Chryslers and Fords Are Being Recalled

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2019 Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design AWD



Highlight:  In the cargo area, the XC40 has a roomy, under-floor storage and a folding floor, which can also serve as a shopping bag holder.

Test Vehicle MSRP AWD: $45,340 (Base MSRP FWD: $34,695)

Seating Capacity: 5

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Global Design Director Andre Hudson Gives Us a Peek into the Next Generation of Vehicles (Part Two of Two)

The exterior concept of the Nucleus (photo credit: Icona Design)


The interior concept of the Nucleus (photo credit: Icona Design)

Here's part two of our conversation with global design director Andre Hudson, as he gives us a glimpse on what we should expect from the next-generation of  fully electric, self-driving vehicles. In case you missed part one of our interview with Hudson, click here

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE: An All-New Fresh Design


Highlight: The upper front door cupholders can accommodate 16 ounce drinks.

Test Vehicle MSRP: $21,135 (Base MSRP: $21,135)

Seating Capacity: 4


Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 BMW X5 50i AWD: A New Look and New High-Tech Features



Highlight: While a parallel parking and perpendicular assist system are some of the latest aids available on some vehicles, the X5 pushes the self-driving technology a notch further with an available back up assist system.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $91,005 (Base X5 40i Model: $61,695)

Seating Capacity: 5 to 7

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; all-wheel drive; a hill descent feature; a stability control system a blind spot detection system; a lane departure warning system; a rear collision warning system; a frontal collision warning system; a frontal collision system; a pedestrian; a cross traffic alert system; a rearview camera; a parking distance control system (front and rear); an automatic dimming rearview mirror; SOS emergency assist system; and a tire pressure monitor system  


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Global Design Director Andre Hudson Gives Us a Peek into the Next Generation of Vehicles (Part One of Two)



Unless you've been literally asleep at the wheel, no pun intended, both electric and self-driving vehicles are in the pipeline. This next phase of passenger transportation, which is literally one of the most significant changes the industry has experienced, since the shift from horses and buggies to gasoline engine vehicles, is literally right around the corner.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Airing On SiriusXM This Week (Show 1 of 2)


The show also airs Sundays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM ET and 8:00 AM ET, respectively.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Automakers Offer Special New and Used Car Incentives for Grads

Whether you've completed trade school, finished a nursing program, completed an apprenticeship certification training program or earned a bachelor and/or graduate degree, most automakers want to reward you for going the extra mile. Many are offering special interest rates, relaxed credit stipulations, deferred payments, extra cash rebates, special non-negotiable pricing and complimentary roadside assistance on the purchase or the lease of a new or pre-owned vehicle. In fact, the cash rebates can be used on top of other incentives, and some automakers may even overlook charge-offs less than $1,000.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport: The Brand's Flagship Luxury Sedan Adds Curves and Flair


Highlight: The LS is only available with a 6-cylinder engine.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $101,905 (Base model: $76,325)

Seating Capacity: 4 or 5 (depending upon trim)