Archive for September, 2016

Sep
20
2016 Hyundai Genesis, Genesis G80 3.8

2016 Hyundai Genesis

Consumer Guide Test Drive2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 434

Fuel Used: 25.7 gallons

Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway

Sep
19
2017 Genesis G90

2017 Genesis G90

In the Star Trek canon, Project Genesis was a program by which the Federation would take a dead and lifeless planet and convert it into a lush, ocean-and-plant-filled paradise ready for human inhabitance.

Sep
19
2017 Volkswagen Alltrack

The new-for-2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes the company’s Golf SportWagen and raises the bar (or at least the ride height) and adds all-wheel drive to become an upscale, SUV-flavored offering.

Scion iMFrankly, it’s a bit surprising it’s taken Volkswagen this long.

Sep
16
2016 Audi S7

2016 Audi S7

2015 Audi Q52016 Audi S7 4.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 299

Fuel Used: 19.1 gallons

Sep
16
1960 Buick Ad, Classic Ads From 1960

1960 Buick Ad

One might have assumed that, back some six decades, the realism of television might have served to protect the more fantastic qualities of print advertising. Especially automotive print ads, where dazzlingly illustrated cars with wonderfully exaggerated proportions were set into equally improbable landscapes.

Sep
15

BMW versus Cadiillac

Last year, BMW sold almost 350,000 vehicles in the U.S.–almost twice as many cars and SUVs as Cadillac sold here. The reasons for BMW’s relative success are numerous, yet it can be tempting to oversimplify the situation and conclude that Americans prefer the German maker’s hardware to that of Cadillac. While that may be true, there’s more to the picture–or in Cadillac’s case, less.

Sep
13
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Minivan

Miles Driven: 302

Fuel Used: 15.8

Sep
13
1980 Monte Carlo Quad Headlights

1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (top) and 1980 Monte Carlo

For a couple of decades now, car designs have morphed at a fairly even and modest pace. Most vehicles now go five to six years between major updates, receiving only minor “midcycle” styling revisions two to three years into their life cycles.

Sep
12
1970 Buick Electra 225

1970 Buick Electra 225

We can talk all day about how much cars have changed over the past four decades. It’s easy to point at the demise of large sedans, the ever-growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers, and the rise of import brands. But, one of the most telling indicators of how much things have changed is the language we use to describe vehicles.

Sep
11
2017 NIssan Rogue

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz introduces the refreshed 2017 Rogue on a 7th-floor open parking deck in Miami.

Miami moved its annual auto show from November to early September this year, making it the first show of the new-car selling season. In many cases, that gives visitors (and that includes the press during preview days) their first views of the 2017 models. Below are some of the highlights from Miami.

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