Archive for April, 2018

Apr
11
2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited

2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited in Blizzard Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUVs

Miles driven: 722

Fuel used: 40.2 gallons

Apr
10
1976 Ford Thunderbird, Most-Expensive Coupes of 1976

1976 Ford Thunderbird

There is no longer space in the American new-car marketplace for vehicles with hoods and trunklids that consume more linear space than their passenger compartments do. While I know that the passing of the giant coupe was inevitable, I also lament that automotive designers no longer have a free hand with such large and expressive canvases.

Apr
06
2018 Volkswagen GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn in Tornado Red

2015 Audi Q52018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 244

Fuel used: 8.3 gallons

Apr
06
2018 Toyota Sequoia

2018 Toyota Sequoia Limited in Shoreline Blue Pearl

2015 Audi Q52018 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4X4

Class: Large SUV

Miles driven: 1096

Fuel used: 79.9 gallons

Apr
06
1953 Crosley

1953 Crosley by General Motors

By Frank Peiler

Time for another exercise in counterfactual automotive history. This time we ask the question: What would have happened if other carmakers had lent their designers to Crosley Motors to help style an all-new 1953 Crosley lineup?

Apr
05
2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS

2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS

There are vehicles that, for whatever reason, sell poorly when new, but develop a healthy following as used. We number among those rides the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Pontiac Aztek (thank you, Walter White), and the subject of this post, the Isuzu VehiCROSS.

Apr
05
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription in Crystal White Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Inscription

Class: Premium Compact Crossover/SUVs

Miles driven: 547

Fuel used: 20.8 gallons

Apr
04
2005 Saab 9-2X

2005 Saab 9-2X

Question: What is the automotive rough equivalent of McDonald’s selling raggmunk sprinkled with furikake? If you answered the Saab 9-2X, you know where I am going with this.

Apr
03
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune in Sandstorm Yellow Metallic (a $250 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 230

Fuel used: 8.1 gallons

Apr
02
eTorque

The Ram eTorque system boosts torque output while also improving fuel economy.

With automakers scrambling to improve their corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) numbers in advance of stringent federal targets—the loftiest of which were originally scheduled to kick in for 2025—it may seem counterintuitive that the redesigned-for-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are actually growing in size, but they are.