When the 5- to 7-passenger 2020 GMC Acadia rolls out later this fall, it will do so with a new sporty trim, a new available turbo engine and interior upgrades including an updated infotainment system. But the best news? All engine offerings feature a stop/start deactivation switch. Can we hear some applause please?
What’s New and NotableAT4 TrimThe 2020 GMC Acadia lineup includes the first-ever AT4 trim. It’s designed to be the sportiest trim of them all offering a rugged, off-road inspired Read More
We will soon be bidding farewell to the Buick Cascada. Buick has told its dealers that they are going to end production of the Buick Cascada convertible by the end of the year, according to trade publication Automotive News.
The Poland-made roadster was never intended to be a big volume car, but talking to dealers, sales have never been as good as they expected, and the dealers haven’t ordered a lot of them in recent months.
When the Cascada was introduced, GM had an ad on TV in 2017 for Read More
As far as tires go, these have to be some of the coolest we’ve seen yet. They are bespoke tires modeled to look like sneakers. And not just any sneakers, designer John Elliot’s Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.
They are part of Lexus’ collaboration with Elliott for the new UX compact crossover launch. Seen here on a custom all-white UX, the tires have white on white layers, double-stitched leather and a stepped metal air valve evocative of his stacked metal lace tip.
SummaryHyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport vehicles previously repaired under recall numbers 15V-568 and 17V-226. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued during the engine Read More
Lexus is at the top of the heap in the new 2019 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability study. The automaker is the highest rated brand for the eighth year in a row, with Porsche and Toyota tying for second and Chevrolet and Buick rounding out the top five.
The study, in its 30th year, measures the number of owner-reported problems of three year old vehicles - so in this case 2016 models. Researchers report that dependability improved 4% over last year, yet issues remain.
Edmunds.com is handing out its first-ever Editors' Choice Awards. They go to vehicles in seven categories that Edmunds’ editors rate as best in their class. They ratings are based on selected criteria like driving and performance; comfort; interior; utility; technology; fun factor and value.
"Our editorial team tests more than 300 vehicles a year ― that's more than a collective 17,000 hours behind the wheel," said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. "We're going beyond what's Read More
Ford is rolling out its most powerful Super Duty F-Series yet. The 2020 Super Duty will launch with two new engines, including a new V8 and an upgraded Power Stroke diesel. Toss in an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, chassis upgrades, exterior and interior design updates, along with new smart technology and Ford says the 2020 model raises the bar in towing, payload and connectivity for its many HD customers that include government, petroleum and utility services.
This segment of SUVs continues to do well in America. About 1000 more large luxury SUVs were sold this January versus January 2018. The big winner was Range Rover, it doubled its sales this year from a year ago.
Here are your volume leaders that we know of, with Escalade and Navigator excluded, since neither manufacturer reports sales monthly. Mercedes-Benz GLS: 2,007Infiniti QX80: 1,943Land Rover Range Rover: 1,651Mercedes-Benz G-Class: 427Lexus LX: 251Toyota Land Cruiser: 114 Read More
There is still time to check out the Chicago Auto Show which runs through Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place. This year marks the show’s 111thth year and nearly 20 vehicles made their debut during the show’s 2019 media preview including: 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2019 Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition 2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany2020 GMC Sierra HD 2020 Kia Sportage 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Read More
The tailgate wars are heating up between Ram Truck and GMC. Ram just unveiled a new multifunction tailgate for the Ram 1500. It’s to compete with the Sierra’s MultiPro tailgate.
New Ram 1500 Multifunction TailgateIn addition to retaining the capabilities of a fully dampened, drop-down tailgate with remote release options, the Ram multifunction tailgate adds a first-of-its-kind 60-40 split, swing-away functionality.
The tailgate’s dual-hinged doors allow for four different configurations: Read More
The 650p-horsepower Lamborghini Urus is the Robb Report’s 2019 Car of the Year.
The 17th year of the luxury and sports car competition pitted 10 cars against each other. (You can see them all here.) The winning vehicle was chosen by a panel of more than 200 judges. Select readers were invited to test-drive the vehicles at an invitation-only event that took place in Napa, California as well as Boca Raton,.Florida.
Nine groups, averaging 20 judges each – included musician Curtis “50 Read More
Quality and value are two musts on our list when it comes to shopping for a new car at places like the Chicago Auto Show. That’s also where U.S. News & World Report recently handed out its 2019 Best Cars for the Money awards.
The awards cover 14 automotive categories and highlight vehicles that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value. The winners are scored on data-driven rankings, along with ownership and pricing info.
One glance at the list and you’ll quickly Read More
If you were hoping to get your hands on a limited 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition that recently debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, it will be something of a challenge. Mazda is only as of now sending 500 to the U.S. and those were snagged quickly during U.S. pre-orders.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary EditionThe 30th Anniversary Miata MX-5 Edition celebrates the roadster’s 30th decade on the road and in that timeframe more than 1 million of them have been sold. Read More
Electric vehicle range can be impacted drastically by extreme temperatures, according to a new study from the American Automobile Association. It’s especially true when using the car heater during frigid temps, but hot weather has an impact, too. Using either the car’s heating or A/C system can reduce range and result in the need to charge more often. Both are things drivers should keep in mind when they head out on the road in those conditions.
Extreme Temps Decrease EV RangeHere is a Read More
Hot on the heels of revealing the new Ram Super Duty lineup in Detroit, Ram is showing off its new Ram Heavy-Duty 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 model-year brings changes to the Cummins Diesel engine, a new sharkfin antenna and a new top of the line luxury trim to the lineup.
New Limited ModelFour trim levels are offered on the 2019 Ram Chassis Cab: Tradesman, SLT, Laramie and the new top-of-the-line Limited. It adds even more luxury touches than the Read More
Ford is rolling out its most powerful street-legal Ford ever with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing more than 700 horsepower.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Arriving this fall to join the Shelby GT350, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is engineered to attack on all fronts. On the drag strip, a projected 700-plus horsepower delivers blistering straight-line performance via its first-in-class dual-clutch transmission. At the track, performance improves even more thanks to its race-bred chassis, Read More