Monday, June 24, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Porsche Is Recalling 100,000 Cars For Rollaway Concerns

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Korean Brands Take Top Billing Again For Highest Quality In JD Power 2019 New Car Study

The all-new Genesis G70 is one of the top models in terms of quality for the 2019 model year.

Earlier this week, the quality gurus from J.D. Power released their annual ranking of top new models and brands based on the first 90 days of ownership. The survey was based on surveying owners who purchased brand new 2019 models. 

For the second consecutive year, the Korean brands grabbed the top three spots. Genesis, which is the most recent luxury brand to hit the streets, competes head on with such established makes as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus. Genesis garnered the number one spot, as a brand, for the 2019 model year. Some critics might say that its a low-volume brand, with only three models in its portfolio, and they have no reason to have shoddy quality. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition: Fun, Spirited And Fast

Highlight: The 86, which was formerly known as the Scion TC,  shares a platform with Subaru’s BRZ. 

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $34,350 (Base MSRP: $27,585)

Seating Capacity: 2 (Toyota says 4)

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD: No Longer Resting On One's Laurels

Highlight: The RAV4 is the first American-based Toyota vehicle to have access to a digital rearview mirror. The dual purpose rearview mirror operates like a traditional mirror, deflecting glare, while also providing access through increasing the field of view, showing directly what’s behind the vehicle too.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $39,429 (Base MSRP: $26,745)

Seating Capacity: 5

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD: The Brand’s First Full-Size, 8-Passenger SUV/Crossover

Highlight: The Telluride has a built-in camera in the instrument gauge aiding the driver, when making both left and right turns. It serves as an additional means to avoid blind spots and clipping curbs.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $46,860 (Base Model: $32,735)

Seating Capacity: 7 or 8

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD: The Japanese Three-Row Crossover Continues To Move Upscale

Highlight: A new upscale Signature trim has been added to the CX-9.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $49,330 (Base model $33,275)

Seating Capacity: 6 or 7

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; hill launch assist; traction control system; stability control; a blind spot monitor system; a rear traffic cross alert system with the rearview camera; a smart city brake support system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and spare tire.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT AWD: One Of The First Mainstream Plug-In Hybrid Crossovers/SUVs

Highlight: This two-row crossover/SUV plug-in hybrid can be fully recharged, while driving. The vehicle also offers applications for a 120-volt and a DC charging.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $42,350 (Base MSRP: $36,890)

Seating Capacity: 5