Cadillac Escalade
14
Dec
2022
Posted in New Models Specifications

About the 2023 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade needs no introduction, but we won’t allow that fact to stop us. Introduced in 1999, the Escalade soon established itself as the “bling” champion of SUVs. Based on GM’s truck platform, the Escalade has evolved to become…

Jeep Cherokee
12
Dec
2022
Posted in News

Jeep Cherokee Future in Doubt

Parent Stellantis will close an Illinois plant and may move production to Mexico. Jeep’s Cherokee utility vehicle may soon see the axe, or its production may relocate from Belvidere, Illinois, to Mexico. Automotive News reported recently that the plant will…

Toyota Crown
09
Dec
2022
Posted in New Models Specifications

About the 2023 Toyota Crown

The Toyota Crown is a large sedan, a model that replaces the Toyota Avalon for 2023. The Crown name is one of Toyota’s oldest, a model that’s been absent from the U.S. for decades. The latest Crown launches this model’s…

06
Dec
2022
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

Signs of Engine Mount Wear, Failure

Engine mounts are often overlooked when faults emerge or parts are changed. Further, they are paramount to reducing noise, vibration, and harshness. Moreover, they are essential to the longevity of the engine, therefore let’s understand why engine mounts are so…

Tesla
02
Dec
2022
Posted in News

Tesla Unveils Production-Ready Semi EV

Tesla, the leading maker of passenger electric vehicles, is now in the commercial truck business thanks to its introduced all-electric 18-wheeler. Last night, the Tesla Semi rolled out at an event held at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. The…

2023 Nissan Rogue
30
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2023 Nissan Rogue

The compact Nissan Rogue utility vehicle enters its third year for this third-generation model for 2023. It is one of the most popular models in the segment and Nissan’s top-selling passenger vehicle. New this year is a Midnight Edition package,…

Toyota GR Corolla
28
Nov
2022
Posted in New Models Specifications

Overview: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

Take one Corolla hatchback and give it the GAZOO Racing treatment and you’ll find the most powerful compact built by Toyota yet. That’s exactly what Toyota did when they created the 2023 GR Corolla, a potent compact model based on…

Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek
25
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Nissan Introduces the Pathfinder Rock Creek

Rock Creek comes to the Nissan Pathfinder line. Automotive manufacturers are heavily invested in utility vehicles and for good reason: they’re the family vehicle of choice these days. An important subset in this segment is off-road skilled models or at…

Toyota GR86
22
Nov
2022
Posted in New Models Specifications

Overview: 2023 Toyota GR86

The Toyota GR86 isn’t a sports car, although it certainly looks like one. Based on the Subaru BRZ, this rear-wheel drive 2+2 model makes up for handling acumen where it lacks in performance. Even so, the GR86 is a fun…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio
21
Nov
2022
Posted in Special

Dragon Tale: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo remains a niche player in the US market, with just two models offered – the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio utility vehicle. Soon, though, a second SUV will join the fleet when the compact Tonale PHEV arrives in…

Ford Mustang 2.3T
17
Nov
2022
Posted in Special

Dragon Tale: Ford Mustang 2.3T

It was quite a day on the second Monday of November 2022 as drive time on the “Tail of the Dragon” came into focus. Representing a slice of US 129 starting in Graham County, NC, and ending in Blount County,…

Harley-Davidson Dragon
16
Nov
2022
Posted in Special

Tales From the Tail of the Dragon

We did it! We navigated the famous “Tail of the Dragon” and have the tales to go with it. The “we” part of this story is the Southeast Regional Automotive Media Association (SERAMA), an Atlanta-based media group. Formerly known as…

Kia Optima
15
Nov
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Chronicling the Changes: Kia K5 (Optima)

The Kia Optima is a midsize, five-passenger, front-wheel drive sedan. Known as the Kia K5 in most markets, the Optima name lasted for four generations until it assumed the global K5 naming convention in 2021. Regardless of its name, the…

Mazda 6
11
Nov
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Mazda 6: Chronicling the Changes

The Mazda 6 is a midsize sedan, the largest car sold by this Japanese brand. The 6 follows a succession of Mazda midsize models and is also one of the few vehicles in its class also offered as a hatchback….

2022 Kia Telluride
08
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2022 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride remains one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class. This three-row, midsize crossover utility vehicle rolled out in 2020 to critical acclaim. Consumers prize it for its rugged looks, upscale interior, robust powertrain, and decent value….

Chrysler 200c Sedan
04
Nov
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Chrysler 200: Chronicling the Changes

Among midsize sedans, the Chrysler 200 was one of the smallest. This model was introduced in 2011, effectively a mid-product-cycle overhaul and name change for the Chrysler Sebring. Offered as a sedan and convertible initially, only the sedan was made…

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
01
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Not-So-Mini Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan, a multipurpose vehicle with room for as many as eight. Introduced in 2017, the Pacifica is available in gas and hybrid versions. Although the segment is a fraction of its previous self, Chrysler continues…

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5T
28
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

The midsize, two-row crossover utility vehicle market is Boom City for manufacturers, as customers continue to abandon sedans for them. Hyundai is no exception as sales of its midsize Sonata sedan plunge. The good news is that customers are migrating…

2022 Audi A3
25
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Autumn Delight: 2022 Audi A3

Audi’s smallest sedan is affordable and offers a pair of performance upgrades. The market may have shifted to utility vehicles, but several premium manufacturers remain engaged with sedans. Certainly, Audi has its share of “Q” utility vehicles, but the company…

Lexus NX PHEV
20
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Driven: Lexus NX 450h+

Lexus represents the pinnacle of Toyota Motors’ luxury, a world-class marque with a wide range of vehicles. Like the eponymous Toyota brand, Lexus offers numerous hybrid models, building on the company’s prowess and leadership in that category. The compact Lexus…