About the 2014 Kia Sportage

Kia’s compact SUV receives an update. The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle, a five-passenger front- or all-wheel drive model. The original Sportage made its debut in 1995 and the third generation model was introduced in 2010. Kia sells its smallest SUV in LX, EX and SX trim … Read more

White Remains the Top Color Choice For New Cars

The most popular new car color is white according to PPG Industries. PPG is a leading coatings and speciality products company for the auto industry, releasing its latest annual automotive color trend data on Thurs. Top Global Finishes That data took a global approach to tracking car finish choices. Globally, white leads … Read more

Subaru Legacy Delivers Quality and Reliability

The 2014 Subaru Legacy will likely not win many beauty pageants. However, its “looks” deficiency might not disappoint fans who are accustomed to driving a midsize sedan that is well built, reliable and safe. Indeed, like all other Subaru models, the Legacy routinely achieves top safety recognition, in part for its standard … Read more

Consumer Reports: Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 250 Fall Short

Two Japanese brands find themselves on opposite ends of the luxury segment with Lexus batting Mercedes-Benz and BMW for top honors while Infiniti has been weathering slumping sales. Both brands have something in common, however, and that is a pair of important new models. Lexus has its IS and Infiniti … Read more

About the 2014 Hyundai Tucson

New base engine powers Hyundai’s compact SUV. Introduced in 2005, the Hyundai Tucson plunged the Korean automaker right into the middle of the very competitive small crossover utility vehicle segment. The Toyota RAV4, Honda’s CR-V and the Ford Escape were segment stalwarts, but the Tucson quickly found room by offering numerous convenience … Read more

Special Service Dodge Durango Prepared For Civil Fleets

American automotive manufacturers provide select vehicles for civil fleets including police cars, ambulances and fire chief vehicles. These civil-oriented models are based on various production sedans and sport utility vehicles, and include a 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service model designed for fire, police and civil fleet customers. Last week, the … Read more

Fun Factor: 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring

If top-down fun is your thing, then the Nissan 370Z pegs the fun-o-meter. This model, available in coupe and roadster variations, simply gets it by delivering a handsome body, a sporty interior and a powertrain that will make you and everyone else take notice. The Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring edition … Read more

Acura ILX Hybrid Takes a Bow

Acura is hoping that its sub-$30,000 price for a premium hybrid sedan will be enough to entice environmentally conscious buyers to check out its latest product. The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is out, a vehicle that is priced just $2,000 above the standard gas-powered sedan. It is a model that … Read more

About the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai refreshes its popular midsize Sonata sedan. Without a doubt, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata shook up the midsize segment, forcing its competitors to sit up and take notice. That vehicle introduced a new “fluidic sculpture” design language to the Korean make’s line, what has been replicated elsewhere from the tiny … Read more

Cadillac ELR Pricing and Distribution Set

The all-new Cadillac ELR will go on sale in early Jan., a 2014 model based on the Cadillac Converj concept and underpinned by the platform supporting the Chevrolet Volt. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will retail from $75,995, and has a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for eligible tax … Read more

Raleigh Art Museum Opens Porsche Exhibit

Curator Ken Gross stands next to a Porsche Type 804 Formula One race car.

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has an extensive permanent collection of American, European and African art, and has had several noteworthy exhibits down through the years including Rembrandt, Rodin and Rockwell. Beginning on Oct. 12, 2013, and running through Jan. 20, 2014, an exhibit of 22 Porsche models … Read more

Like a Rock: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Following successive weeks driving the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pick up trucks, I can tell you that there is no difference between these two models. What I can tell you is that the Sierra Crew Cab with its 5.3-liter V-8 beats the Silverado Double Cab with its 4.3-liter … Read more

Bling it On: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Leviathan lives on. The fourth generation Cadillac Escalade has been been revealed, an over-the-top SUV that retains all the bling that the previous three generation models espoused. The latest iteration of the Escalade wont go into production until next spring, but GM officially unveiled its beefy SUV on Monday evening … Read more

Pet Safety: Subaru Goes for the Dogs

Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS) have your pet in mind, especially dogs that ride in cars outfitted with pet restraints. Late last week, Subaru and the CPS announced the results of a collaborative study undertaken to study pet harnesses, particularly those where manufacturers make safety claims. Pet … Read more

About the 2014 Honda CR-V

Few models define the compact sport utility market as well as the Honda CR-V. Certainly, the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape have their place, but the CR-V may offer the best combination of fuel efficiency, value and safety of any model on the market. The 2014 Honda CR-V is priced … Read more