Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Latest 90-Day Quality Study Released By Guru JD Power


If you're concerned about new vehicle quality scores, take a moment to analyze the latest new vehicle study of 2018 vehicles and how they were rated by owners during their first 90 days of ownership. Fiat, Tesla and Alfa Romeo are not included in the sample size due to the small number of sales reported.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Lexus GS 300: The Brand’s Midsize 4-Cylinder Luxury Sedan



Highlight: The GS is available in a 4-cylinder, a 6-cylinder, an 8-cylinder and a hybrid.

Vehicle’s MSRP: $ 51,829 (Base model: $47,535)

Seating Capacity: Five

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a blind spot monitor with a rear traffic cross alert system; Daytime running lights; a radar activated cruise control system; automatic high beam headlamps;  an electronic brake distribution system; a backup camera; a tire pressure monitoring system; a vehicle stability control system; a departure lane warning system; and Lexus Enform Safety Connect system

Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Toyota Camry XSE: Finally A Standout Because Of Styling



Highlight: This is the first Camry to available with a heads up display system, which projects the speed and other items on the windshield for the driver.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $39,253 (Base MSRP: $24,565)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a vehicle stability system; a traction control system; a pre-collision braking system with pedestrian protection; a radar activated cruise control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT AWD: A Three-Row Crossover/SUV


Highlight: Three rows of seats are standard on this midsize crossover.

Test Vehicles MSRP: $34,160 (Base MSRP: $24,940)

Seating Capacity: 7 (realistically 5)

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; turn indicators on the mirrors; a hill start assist system; a stability control system; a traction control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD: The Brand’s Newest Upscale Crossover



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

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $43,905 (Base model $33,070)

Seating Capacity: 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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

1st Quarter Auto Financing Trends: Latest Finance, Credit Score And Car Payments


For new and used car buyers in the market for a vehicle, we've got the latest data from Experian Automotive, a division of Experian credit, the latest car financing trends based on the first quarter of 2018.


New Car Stats

  • The average new vehicle loan: $31,455, up $921 from 2017
  • The average new vehicle monthly payment: $523, up $15 from 2017
  • The average new vehicle interest rate: 5.17%
  • The average new vehicle credit score: 716

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2018 MINI Cooper Countryman S E AWD Plug-In:


Highlight: This is MINI’s only electrified vehicle.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $41,950 (Base Model: $36,800)

Seating Capacity: 4 (rear seating are for small kids)

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; run flat tires; automatic headlights with rain sensing windshield wipers; review camera; rear parking distance control audible alert system; and a tire pressure monitoring system