Archive for June, 2019

Jun
18
2019 Ford Expedition Max Platinum

2019 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum in Blue Metallic

Quick Spin

2019 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum 4X4

Class: Large SUV

Miles Driven: 239

Fuel Used: 16.3 gallons

Jun
17
General Motors L8T V8

Designed for heavy-duty applications, the General Motors L8T V8 engine will make its debut in 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

When you think about ¾- and 1-ton pickups, you probably think diesel engines. Any why wouldn’t you? Even the most casual industry observer is aware of the Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke brands.

Jun
14
Quick Spin: 2019 Nissan Rogue SL

2019 Nissan Rogue SL in Caspian Blue Metallic

Quick Spin

2019 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 276

Fuel Used: 12.9 gallons

Jun
13
Test Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Velocity Blue

2015 Audi Q52019 Ford F-150 Raptor 4X4 SuperCrew

Class: Large Pickup

Miles Driven: 267

Fuel Used: 18.4 gallons

Jun
12
Badlands Off-Road Park

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon at Badlands Off Road Park

Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana, is something like heaven on earth for off-road aficionados. It’s an incredible facility that spans 800-plus acres and encompasses a broader variety of off-road terrain than you’d ever expect to find in the Midwest. There are sand dunes, forested areas, streams for fording, several types of gravel (part of the park was previously a quarry), loose rocks and solid-rock trails, and lots of good ol’ dirt and mud. There are trails that are easy enough for children, trails that will challenge the most-experienced off-roader, and trails at most every level in between those extremes.

Jun
12
2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate, Steve and Johnnie

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Jun
11
Carbon E7

Carbon E7

On March 22, 2010, the Carbon Motors Corporation placed an order with German automaker BMW for almost a quarter of a million 6-cylinder diesel engines. Obviously, Carbon Motors’ management was feeling optimistic about the firm’s business prospects.

Jun
11
2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE in Indus Silver Metallic (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles Driven: 152

Fuel Used: NA

Jun
10
Used Luxury Car Deals

As crossover SUVs gain in popularity, used sedans have become something of a bargain. Shoppers can find some particularly compelling deals on luxury sedans, a number of which have dropped significantly in resale value.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with sedans. The most popular automotive body type of all time, the humble sedan has for years served the American buying public with a sort of quiet reserve and dignity. Residing in the space between the utilitarian station wagon and the flashy, indulgent coupe, the sedan has, for decades, outsold all other passenger-vehicle types.

Jun
07
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE in Blizzard Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 817

Fuel Used: 15.3 gallons