Archive for November, 2014
Ford rolled out the 2016 version of its popular midsize crossover SUV at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. In addition to a styling facelift and the addition of a line-topping Platinum trim level, the 2016 Explorer gets a new available EcoBoost engine and a host of new technology features.
After Ford introduced an all-new Mustang as a 2015 model, it was only a matter of time before hotter performance versions showed up. Ford unveiled one of the first of those at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: the Shelby GT350. The name should be familiar to even casual Mustang fans: Legendary race-car- and performance-car mogul Carroll Shelby produced a series of performance Mustangs in the Sixties that remain some of the most sought-after pony cars of all time.
2015 Lexus RC F
Dates tested: 11/10/2014-11/17/2014
Miles Driven: 304
Fuel Used: 18.1 gallons
Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Dates tested: 10/14/2014-10/22/2014
Miles Driven: 120
Fuel Used: 5.1 gallons
Driving mix: 65% city, 35% highway
Presented here are federal guidelines for parking space design. One of the most noteworthy dimensions on the layout maybe the suggested length of a singe parking space: 20 feet.
No less a luminary than Mark Twain once noted, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Yet, despite Mr. Clemens’ call for deeper consideration of the things we appreciate, Americans have always put a premium on size. We like our TVs, BBQ grilles, and fountain beverages extra large, and, based on the popularity of Kim Kardashian, we tend to prefer select elements of our popular icons on the generous side as well.
As much as manufacturers of Hybrids strive to make them “feel” like normal gas-powered cars, most drivers will notice some differences – and not all from behind the wheel. Note that not all Hybrids are created equal, so some may not exhibit all of the traits mentioned.
In the movie Scarface, explaining how things work in America, would-be drug kingpin Tony Montana explains, “You gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, you get the women.”
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Mazda 3 for a video test drive. What did they think of their nicely equipped test vehicle? Watch and find out.
New and Redesigned Vehicles Claim Ten Spots on Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2015 Best Buy Awards List
New and Redesigned Premium Vehicles Garner Five Awards
LINCOLNWOOD, IL. November 12, 2014 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new- and used-car reviews for more than 45 years, today announced the recipients of its 2015 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2015, just 39 Best Buys have been awarded in 20 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.