Jul
21
2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 1580

Fuel Used: 63.7 gallons

Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway

Jul
21
Camaro vs. Mustang

Will a common drivetrain element invalidate a 50-year feud?

There aren’t too many automotive rivalries for consumers to get excited about anymore. Sure, there’s the annual Honda Accord/Nissan Altima/Toyota Camry sales race—but I’m not sure present-day buyers really care all that much.

Jul
20
1959 Hertz ad with Chevrolet

Hertz ad featuring a 1959 Chevrolet

It’s has come to be known as the “Eisenhower Recession,” though its impact was felt well beyond U.S. borders. The brief but significant economic downturn impacted every aspect of American commerce and industry in 1958, especially the auto industry.

Jul
20
2016 Nissan Maxima

Nissan’s Maxima comes standard with V6 power and stands as an upscale, sporty take on a midsize sedan. The tested top-line Platinum came to just under $41,000 including destination. 

2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car 

Miles Driven: 804

Fuel Used: 25.8 gallons

Jul
19
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL

2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL

2016 Volkswagen Passat SE2015 Audi Q5L

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 553

Fuel Used: 19.6 gallons

Jul
18
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Already on sale, Honda’s Accord Hybrid returns for 2017 with more power, better fuel economy, and a number of new features. Prices start at less than $30,500.

Scion iM

Hybrids are a hard sell these days. With gas prices hovering near $2 a gallon, fuel economy isn’t the draw it was when they were closing in on $5.

Jul
18
1957 Imperal Ad

1957 Imperial Ad

For whatever reason, armchair sociologists and most of the non-automotive media seem to have fixated on 1957 as a pinnacle year for almost all American human endeavors. The best fashions, kitchen-appliance designs, diner menus, and, of course, cars, are largely ascribed to this singular period.

Jul
15
2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Visual refinements to Nissan’s Pathfinder for 2017 are subtle, but other changes are not, as they include a number of safety, convenience, and infotainment additions.

Nissan’s 7-passenger midsize SUV celebrates its 30th anniversary for 2017 with a “mid-cycle” update that includes a more powerful engine, higher towing capacity, a freshened appearance, and a host of newly available features.

Jul
14
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWD  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Crossover 

Miles Driven: 553

Fuel Used: 22.1 gallons

Jul
14
1958 Dodge Ad, yellow

1958 Dodge Ad

Question: What do the Turkish passenger ship Üsküdar, United Airlines Flight 736, and Ford have in common? Answer: All three were involved in disasters in 1958.

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