Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Mazda6 Grand Touring: A Stand Out Design In A Me-Too Segment

Highlight: The workmanship and craftsmanship of the instrument panel layout and BMW iDrive-like rotary knob, which controls the infotainment system, gives this vehicle more of an upscale premium look and feel.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,870 (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; an electronic brake distribution; and an electronic parking brake

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 VW Passat R-Line: A Value-Packed Midsized Vehicle

Highlight: For the first quarter of the year, the VW Passat sales are up in the slumping midsize segment by a whopping 24 percent.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $24,795 (base model $23,240)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; Daytime Running Lights; automatic headlights; a rearview camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; and power adjustable side mirrors with integrated turn signals

Standard Equipment (S Model): 16-inch wheels; a 6-speed transmission; cloth seats; manual operated front seats; a manually adjustable tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a dual zone climate control system; and a 5-inch infotainment touch screen  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bloomberg Intelligence Visits "Auto Trends with JeffCars.com" -Starting Friday, May 12

For those in the market for a new or used vehicle and or making plans to purchase a vehicle this Memorial Day, tune in first before signing on the dotted

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Toyota Launches Special Edition Trucks In Southern States

Fullsize trucks are a competitive arena these days. With Ford continuing to dominate the segment and GM and Ram jostling back and forth for the number two sales spot, the Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra are stepping up their game with a special edition XSP package in the Southern states. And, while Toyota is the sales leader in the midsize truck segment, they're also adding a special Tacoma XSP package to cement their sales position. We recently spent time with Toyota off-roading and checking out the trucks.

What states will the trucks be available?
Toyota vehicles with the XSP packages are only available in five Southeast states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Review Of The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX

Highlight: A plug-in hybrid is also available.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $37,235   (Base Model: $26,980)

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a hill start control system; a rear camera a vehicle stability system; a traction control system; auto headlights; and a tire mobility kit

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; cloth seats; manually controlled front seats;  a tilt/telescopic steering wheel; rear seat center armrest with integrated cup holder; leather wrapped steering wheel; leather gift shift knob; a dual zone automatic temperature control; a remote keyless entry with trunk opener; and a push button keyless ignition starter system

Monday, May 8, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Toyota And Ram Are In The Hot Seat

1. Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected 227,732
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles. Oil may leak from the area where the rear differential carrier is assembled to rear axle housing.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Airs On Auto Trends: Godwin Gabriel, The CEO Of Moovn, Talks Family, The Mandela Connection & His Global Ride-Sharing Service

Godwin Gabriel, the CEO of Moovn, has the only black-owned international transportation sharing business that is in the same company as Uber and Lyft. Gabriel joins “Auto Trends with JeffCars.com” for a casual, but engaging conversation this weekend where he talks about the role his self-taught father, who learned how to write by forming letters in the dirt, played in the freeing of Nelson Mandela to how growing up in Africa shaped his formative years to the popular music video program of the nineties that indirectly led him to the states to pursue his education and the almighty American dream, at the age of 17.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Its Recall Mondays: Nissan Is In The Hot Seat

Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,283
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 LEAF and 2014, 2015 and 2017 Sentra vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.