Archive for February, 2019

Feb
28
Dodge Dakota Sidewinder

Dodge Dakota Sidewinder

Forgotten ConceptsThis is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Feb
28
2019 Honda Pilot Elite

2019 Honda Pilot Elite in Obsidian Blue Pearl

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Elite 2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 281

Fuel Used: 15.5 gallons

Feb
27
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan

Consumer Guide Automotive Over its more than 50 years of existence and 40 million units of sales, Toyota’s Corolla has built an enviable reputation for reliability and value. With the 2020 redesign of the sedan, Toyota hopes to add “sporty” and “thrifty” to its long-established virtues.

Feb
26
1983 Datsuns

1983 Datsun Maxima GL Wagon

When my daughter Harper was little, I tried to convince her that her name was misspelled on her birth certificate, and that her legal name was Farper. My kid never believed me, as her innate instinct to doubt me–and my wife’s unwillingness to play along– pretty much killed the joke.

Feb
25
2018 Nissan Kicks SR

2018 Nissan Kicks SR in Gun Metallic and Monarch Orange Metallic two-tone (a $150 option)

2018 Nissan Kicks SR2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 382

Fuel Used: 12.7 gallons

Feb
25
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid Video

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Feb
22
2011 Lincoln Town Car

2011 Lincoln Town Car

Dealing with legacy product is probably one of the most challenging parts of an automaker product planner’s job. What does a brand do with aging, unhip product that still sells relatively well, but compromises a marque’s image with the younger buyers that marketers so desperately want to attract?

Feb
21
2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali in Onyx Black

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD2015 Audi Q5

Class: Large SUV

Miles Driven: 264

Fuel Used: 18.6 gallons

Feb
20
Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Check out our gallery of eye-catching colors seen at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Chicago Auto ShowTraditional auto shows are facing plenty of challenges these days, as manufacturer priorities shift and the new-vehicle marketplace evolves. One thing has stayed the same, though: an auto show offers an unparalleled opportunity to compare competitive cars back-to-back, and to “tire-kick” a broad range of vehicles in a short amount of time. For an auto journalist, these shows are also a great way to spot industry trends large and small.

Feb
19
2019 Subaru Forester Limited, Sepia Bronze

2019 Subaru Forester Limited in Sepia Bronze

2019 Subaru Forester Limited2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 547

Fuel Used: 22.6 gallons