Jeep Wrangler
12
Aug
2022
Posted in Articles

All-Wheel Drive v. Four-Wheel Drive: What Are the Differences?

Shop for a vehicle, especially an SUV, and you may find all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) listed as available choices. In both cases, power goes to all four wheels when these systems are operating. While these two systems…

flood cars
11
Aug
2022
Posted in Consumer Guidance

Flood Cars and How to Avoid Them

When a hurricane impacts America, the damage is sometimes extensive. Lives are turned upside, property damage assessed, and a long rebuilding process begins. Flood cars are one part of the equation, vehicles are damaged beyond repair. Even so, tens of…

Ford Flex
10
Aug
2022
Posted in History

History of the Ford Flex

One part crossover and another part station wagon, the Ford Flex was an unusual vehicle for its time. Introduced in 2009 and continuing through 2019, the Flex underwent modest changes during its 11-year model run. The Flex shared its underpinnings…

2023 Nissan Z
09
Aug
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Nissan Z Deep Dive!

All about the Nissan Z, its history, and the current model. History | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Scan the entirety of the Nissan performance universe and several models stand out. Skyline. GT-R. Fairlady. Z Series. Some models…

Kia Sorento
08
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Kia Sorento: Chronicling the Changes

The Kia Sorento is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with space for seven. Launched in 2003 as a traditional body-on-frame SUV model, the Sorento eventually transitioned to a crossover. In 2020, the slightly larger Kia Telluride debuted; both models…

Ford Explorer ST
05
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Ford Explorer: Chronicling the Changes

Among utility vehicles, the Ford Explorer is one of the oldest continuing models available. Launched in 1991, this midsize model has undergone numerous changes, including transitioning from a truck-based platform to its current unibody construction. In its early years, a…

accident headache
04
Aug
2022
Posted in Consumer Guidance

Explaining Salvage Title & Total Loss

Smash! You never saw it coming — a driver runs a red light, and slams into the side of your vehicle, leaving behind a trail of twisted metal, broken glass, and thousands of dollars in damage. Airbags saved the day…

In-Cabin Technology
03
Aug
2022
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Who Has Access to Our Connected Car Data (and How Is It Used?)

Data and your car. Today’s cars are complex machines comprised of tens of thousand of interconnected parts. Among those parts are microprocessors, broadband chips, and sensors, designed to collect valuable information about the way a connected car operates, driver behavior,…

bid auction
02
Aug
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How to Win at Car Auction

Car dealers understand that turning over inventory quickly is the key to profitability. Adding cars to your inventory and finding satisfied customers to purchase them means you are doing your job. However, when inventories run low, your sales will suffer,…

Toyota Highlander
01
Aug
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Toyota Highlander: Chronicling the Changes

The Toyota Highlander is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven or eight. Launched in 2001 as a five-passenger SUV model, the Highlander eventually transitioned to the people mover it is today. It remains a top seller…

2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
29
Jul
2022
Posted in New Models

All-New 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Features Bold Design & Overhauled Powertrain Strategy

Pickup trucks remain an important segment for manufacturers, a strong and profitable growth sector not to be ignored. Consumers want them, typically prizing these vehicles for their style, performance, comfort, and trailering capabilities. GM is no stranger to the market,…

Chevrolet Equinox
29
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Chevrolet Equinox: Chronicling the Changes

The Chevrolet Equinox is a compact, two-row crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Introduced in 2005, the Equinox was the first crossover SUV sold by Chevrolet. Shoppers of older models will find diesel and V6 engine choices available some…

Toyota Mirai
28
Jul
2022
Posted in Special

What is the Toyota Mirai?

The Toyota Mirai is an electric vehicle that doesn’t store electricity in a battery pack. Instead, it houses it in the chemical form of gaseous hydrogen. This works by combining hydrogen with oxygen from the air to create electricity using…

27
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Jeep Renegade: Chronicling the Changes

The Jeep brand has grown remarkably in the 21st century through its expanded global presence and widening product line. Among the models offered is the Jeep Renegade, the smallest vehicle this off-road line has. Built in Italy, the Renegade shares…

Mazda CX-5
27
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Mazda CX-5: Chronicling the Changes

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact, two-row crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Launched in 2013, the CX-5 replaced the previous Mazda Tribute. In 2020, a premium Mazda CX-50 debuted; both models are sold today. Chronicling the Changes 2023…

Nissan Kicks
27
Jul
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Nissan Kicks: Chronicling the Changes

Shoppers looking for an affordable entry-level model might consider the burgeoning small or subcompact crossover utility vehicle range. The Nissan Kicks, for example, is one such model, a tiny CUV with room for up to five. This front-wheel-drive-only model is…