5 Car Dangers That Come from Cold Weather

There’s more to winter than bigger heat bills. In the automotive world, frigid temps may lead to unique problems that don’t show up at other times of the year. Look through these five dangers that come from cold weather and make sure your car is ready to deal with the … Read more

Chicago Auto Show Debut: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

In 1997, the Lincoln Navigator was launched to the full-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment, one that spawned several competitors including the Cadillac Escalade. Like the Escalade, the Navigator is based on the company’s truck platform, a traditional body-on-frame SUV that seats as many as eight people. At the 2014 … Read more

Deloitte Report: Young Adults Want to Buy Cars

Automotive executives have enough worries to keep them awake at night. Recalls. Upgraded IIHS crash standards. Federal fuel requirements. Persnickety consumers, especially young people that seem disinterested in buying a new car. Deloitte Survey and Report A recently released Deloitte LLP report will be carefully studied by these same executives … Read more

2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review

2014 Hyundai Equus

The Hyundai Equus is the top-of-the-line model in this Korean brands arsenal, a true-blue full-size luxury sedan that is in the same class as the Lexus LS, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It retails for about $10,000 less than the Lexus and comes in at a … Read more

Return to Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed

Following my media preview of Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed at the North Carolina Museum of Art last Oct. in Raleigh, I knew that a follow-up visit was in order. Not that Im a huge Porsche fan, but with a world class car design exhibit on display just minutes from … Read more

Lexus RC F: More to Follow

Fall 2014 release for RC line. Toyota introduced two sport cars at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week: one was the Toyota FT-1 concept, the other was the production-bound Lexus RC F. Suffice to say the concept received more buzz than the model that will … Read more

Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards Places Ford First Again

For the fourth consecutive year the Ford Motor Company has finished on top of the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards as presented by IHS Automotive at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit this week. Polk recognized 33 winner across a variety of categories including eight featured categories and 25 segment-level … Read more

Tease Us Please: Kia GT4 Stinger Concept

Korean automaker Kia is full of surprises. In fact, it coined the phrase the power to surprise just before releasing its Soul urban utility vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Kia pulled the wraps off of its GT4 … Read more

Sleek Cadillac ATS Coupe Takes on Germany’s Best

Cadillac has been invading German territory since 2002 when it released the first generation CTS sedan. That model line expanded to include a coupe, wagon and high performance variants, matching what BMW and Mercedes-Benz offer. Still, Cadillac needed a vehicle to slot below the CTS and beginning in 2013 it … Read more

Toyota FT-1 Concept to a Supra Reality?

Toyota FT 1 concept

Toyota Supra fans have been waiting for what seems like eons for the Supra to return, a 2+2 fastback coupe produced from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. Its cancellation removed an important and exciting vehicle from Toyotas line up, a model that has been rumored over the past … Read more

7 Highlights of the 2015 Ford F-150

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has made its debut, the latest generation of this best selling and benchmark setting pickup truck line. Ford used the occasion of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to showcase the new … Read more

2015 GMC Canyon: Big Truck Styling Cues

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM unveiled the 2015 GMC Canyon, a midsize pickup truck. It is an all-new model that along with the Chevrolet Colorado puts GM back in the midsize truck game. The Canyon was last produced in 2012; the new model continues … Read more

The Five Top Selling Large Crossovers of 2013

How to do you define a large crossover? That definition includes models that offer seating for at least six or seven, are powered by V-6 engines and offer generous storage room. GM builds more large crossovers than any other manufacturer, but it divides that production among three brands. Chrysler sells … Read more

The Five Top Selling Small Crossovers of 2013

Small SUVs, better known as crossovers, are among the top selling models of our day. For 2013, the segment continued to grow with each of the top manufacturers fielding at least one model. The best selling small crossover was the Honda CR-V, one of three Honda models that topped 300,000 … Read more

Top 5 Selling Compact Cars of 2013

2013 Honda Civic

Compact cars are nearly as popular as midsize models, small front-wheel drive models that typically retail for under $20,000. Also known as C-segment models, these vehicles are produced by every full line manufacturer and are typically sold as sedans with hatchbacks usually part of the mix as well. Top Selling … Read more

Top 5 Selling Large Sedans of 2013

2014 Chevy Impala

You need to go back at least three decades to find large sedans among the top selling models in the US auto industry. By the 1980s, midsize sedans along with minivans became the family vehicles of choice, models that were smaller, lighter, efficient and more affordable than the flagship sedans … Read more

The Five Top Selling Midsize Sedans of 2013

2013 Midsize Sedans The Toyota Camry was threatened, but it did not lose its place as the top selling car in America in 2013. That threat came largely from other midsize models as its competitors launched new or updated vehicles in a bid to siphon sales from the Camry. Alas, … Read more

2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover

It isn’t too often that the same model shows up in my driveway within three or four months, but when one does there is usually a different engine or drivetrain layout that sets these vehicles apart. In the case of the Buick Encore, it was a model year change that … Read more

John Krafcik and the Hyundai Upsurge

Mary Barra’s appointment as GM CEO surprised some industry analysts when Dan Akerson announced his retirement last month. But for close observers Barra was already one of a handful of possible Akerson replacements, with Dan hinting as much last summer. Barra’s ascendancy, as significant as it is, may be rivaled … Read more