Archive for June, 2015

Designer Series Lincoln

Lincoln offered four designer editions of the 1977 Mark V.

I would argue that the low-point in automotive designer licensing/co-branding came in 1993, when Mercury rolled out its Nissan-built Villager minivan complete with a line-topping Nautica Special Edition.

2015 Toyota Yaris

The freshened 2015 Toyota Yaris starts at $15,670 (including destination) with a 5-speed manual transmission, but tested was a top-line SE with optional 4-speed automatic and navigation system that tipped the price scale at $19,524.

2015 Toyota Yaris SE Hatchback  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 777

Fuel Used: 22.3 gallons

2015 Subaru Outback, 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Subaru’s redesigned 2015 Outback all-wheel-drive wagon starts as low as $25,745 including destination, but the tested 2.5i Limited started at $31,145, ending up at $34,207 with several optional safety, comfort, and infotainment features.

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 276

Fuel Used: 12.3 gallons

Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

The short-lived Chrysler Aspen played host to the even shorter-lived Aspen Hybrid.

Of the more than 16 million light vehicles sold in the U.S. last year, a little more than 450,000 were equipped with hybrid powertrains, which equates to about three percent. That’s up from .06 percent in 2000, the first year more than two hybrid vehicles were available at the same time.