Monday, June 8, 2015

2016 Acura ILX: New and Improved for a Better Performance

When you purchase a luxury model, you want luxury features and a top of the line driving experience.  If you are unable to feel the difference between a luxury model and mainstream one you end up feeling disappointed and wonder why you spend the extra money on a luxury model in the first place.  The Acura ILX had this problem during its last version, driving much more like its corporate cousin, the Honda Civic.  Because of this feedback Acura went back and gave it another go round to give us a car that is worthy of carrying the Acura brand.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

When You Sponsor a Race Car…

You spend the money to have your name put on a race car and get to see it make its way around the track every Sunday in the Sprint Series of NASCAR, but what else could you do with that partnership.  If you are Kelley Blue Book or any other car review company you just might want to see if you can get the personality that handles the driving of your car to come out and review a car or two for you in order to show fans a different side of the driver and bring some more publicity to your company.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2016 Ford Explorer: Better and More Refined than Before

The new Ford Explorer has huge shoes to fill.  For years the Explorer has been a serious fan favorite in the mid-sized SUV segment with its long history of outstanding performance, excellent power, and good off road capabilities all at prices that many can afford.  The Explorer has been a longstanding competitor and continues to improve upon itself to offer more equipment, better interior refinements, and a distinct style that appears to be right out of the Land Rover playbook.  The Platinum model is all new for this year and gives us a great deal more to enjoy, but the top of the line isn’t the only place we see some awesome upgrades as the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine adds more to other models as well.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What is the Kodo Look?

As we have gotten used to seeing automakers come up with names that are creative and interesting in order to give us a hint at what a feature or vehicle will be sometimes these names need a bit of explaining in order to be fully understood.  The Kodo look is Mazda’s new Soul of Motion styling language, but unfortunately that doesn’t really explain it either.  This Kodo look is what is used on the new Mazda CX-3 SUV and offers the vehicle a look that is generous and moving across the entire vehicle.  It offers a smooth design and easy curves that give the CX-3 a great look that is enjoyable from many angles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lost and Found

For many of the older generations owning a high powered sports car in their 20s was a symbol of freedom and the life of the open road.  As the generations have passed, many who are under the age of forty have never experienced this feeling of freedom.  Along with the freedom came the knowledge you could work on a car yourself in an age before advanced computerization and automation of every possible system.  This gave cars and the people who owned them a special bond that could only be broken by the need to sell these cars when the family starts to grow and times get tight.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

What is the Ford Flex?

The Ford Flex is a unique vehicle that really deserves its own market as it doesn’t really fit in as an SUV, a wagon or a minivan.  The Ford Flex offers a unique look that will appeal to those who need a minivan but don’t want one.  This vehicle will also appeal to those who are looking for a wagon performance in a larger bodied vehicle that offers more space for cargo and passengers to ride along.  The Ford Flex is put in a category as a crossover SUV, but it seems to be much more than that to me.

The Ford Flex has some specific attributes that make it attractive, but also some that detract from it.  Let's start by calling it a minivan.  It has the space of a minivan with lots of seating and plenty of power under the hood.  The Flex even has some great cargo space in the rear to carry plenty of gear. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 Electric Hybrid Specs

Toyota has produced the RAV4 for many years and it has remained popular over time. This April, Toyota introduced the 2016 RAV4 Electric Hybrid at the New York Auto Show. Toyota has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader in the US since 2000, so it is really no surprise that the RAV4 has been revamped in 2016 as an electric hybrid vehicle.

On the exterior of the all new RAV4 Electric Hybrid, you find a refreshed look with only a few changes to the front styling, LED lighting in the front, new rear bumper and liftgate with LED lights. Three exterior colors are available on RAV4 Electric Hybrid: Silver Sky Metallic, Black Currant Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue.