Month: December 2015

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Forecast: 7 Top Auto Trends for 2016

We take a look at what may become the top auto trends for 2016. This year (2015) will go down…

2015 Subaru Crosstrek
0 58  4 Comments on On the Road With a Subaru XV Crosstrek
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On the Road With a Subaru XV Crosstrek

Just as it enters its fourth year, the Subaru Crosstrek drops its “XV” designation. As for the model at hand,…

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Confirmed: Audi Q2 Arrives in 2016

Yet another SUV model line is planned for Audi. At the same time, its best selling Q5 will be replaced…

0 32  1 Comment on Calculating Fair Trade-in Values
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Calculating Fair Trade-in Values

The deal on the new car has been sealed, but there may be one important matter left undone. And that…

0 24  1 Comment on Say Good-Bye to These Models
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Say Good-Bye to These Models

2015 will signal the end for several models. A few will disappear in 2016 and at least two models are…

0 33  1 Comment on Automakers Remain Bullish on Hybrid Electric Vehicles
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Automakers Remain Bullish on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Mention “hybrid” vehicle to most people and the Toyota Prius comes to mind. That’s expected as the Prius family is…

2016 Kia Sedona
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Minivan Surprise: 2016 Kia Sedona SXL

The minivan segment may be ailing, but the Kia Sedona has breathed fresh life into it. If you’re looking for…

0 44  3 Comments on Buick Sets Sales Record Again
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Buick Sets Sales Record Again

For the third consecutive year, Buick sales have set a record. China is the marque’s strongest market, but the brand…

0 34  2 Comments on Christmas Holiday Traffic to Hit a Record This Year
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Christmas Holiday Traffic to Hit a Record This Year

Record numbers of people will be taking to the road this holiday season. Get there safely this Christmas by keeping…

0 58  1 Comment on MPG Leader Mazda Does it Without Hybrids or EVs
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MPG Leader Mazda Does it Without Hybrids or EVs

The Mazda brand has once again achieved the top miles per gallon (mpg) rating amongst all manufacturers in the US,…

0 28  1 Comment on December Sales Momentum May Mean Record Sales
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December Sales Momentum May Mean Record Sales

2015 is on pace to set a new, all-time sales record in the United States. Retail and fleet light-vehicle sales…

2016 GMC Yukon XL
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Escalade Light: GMC Yukon XL Denali

This week, I learned it was possible to have multiple Cadillac Escalade moments behind the wheel of the GMC Yukon…

2016 Mazda CX-5
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Snazzy SUV: 2016 Mazda CX-5

Mazda has had much success with its small utility vehicles, selling the Tribute from 2001 to 2011 and the CX-7…

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4×4
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Driven: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4×4

Now in its third model year, the current generation Chevrolet Silverado continues to ride the crest for pickup trucks, as…

2017 Ford Fusion Energi
0 47  1 Comment on Ford Announces $4.5 Billion Electrification Initiative
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Ford Announces $4.5 Billion Electrification Initiative

The Ford Motor Company is about to embrace electric vehicles in a big way. On Thursday, the automaker announced plans…

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
0 41  7 Comments on Weekly Driver: Second-Generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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Weekly Driver: Second-Generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai rolls out the second iteration of its only hybrid model. For 2016, a plug-in variant is also offered. Unless…

0 64  10 Comments on Top Down Fun With the Corvette Stingray Z51
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Top Down Fun With the Corvette Stingray Z51

Review anything about the Corvette and you’re bound to offend someone for omitting an important point. Such is the strength…

0 43  1 Comment on Vehicle Breakdown Tips and Tricks
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Vehicle Breakdown Tips and Tricks

From Thanksgiving through Christmas and on through the new year, motorists will be taking to the road to visit family…

0 61  3 Comments on Buick Envision: Imported From China
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Buick Envision: Imported From China

Despite UAW protestations, GM will move forward with introducing the made-in-China Envision SUV, the eighth vehicle in this premium brand’s…

0 56  3 Comments on Initial Analysis: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab
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Initial Analysis: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

The full-size pickup truck segment just got interesting. Again. Put the words “Nissan” and “pickup truck” together and invariably the…

2016 Kia Sorento EX AWD
0 56  2 Comments on Swanky SUV: 2016 Kia Sorento EX AWD
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Swanky SUV: 2016 Kia Sorento EX AWD

Kia may receive the second mention in the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, but this once very plain Korean brand is…

0 40  2 Comments on Its Not Too Late For Winter Tires
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Its Not Too Late For Winter Tires

Winter has arrived (despite what the calendar says) and the holiday season is in full swing. From Thanksgiving through Christmas…

0 116  0 Comment on Trucks, SUVs Pace November Sales
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Trucks, SUVs Pace November Sales

The aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. The US sales numbers for November are still coming in (Mercedes-Benz will report on Wed., due…