Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Road Trip Tips And Rental Car Savings

For those planning on hitting the road over the Thanksgiving holiday, here are a few tips the editor shared with a few years ago. To peruse the tips, click here.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Ford F-250 4x4 CrewCab Platinum: King Of The Road

Highlight: The all-new heavy duty truck is available with a rear
view camera that can be mounted on the tail of the trailer.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $77,505 (Base model $37,425)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; automatic headlamps; a removable locking tailgate; a stability control system; a trailer sway control system; a rearview camera; and a hill start assist system

Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 Ram Crew Cab Sport Night Edition 4x2 with a Hemi

Highlight: Ram’s in-bed cargo management system provides hidden bins and additional lockable storage pockets.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $50,245 (Base Model Crew Cab Tradesman $34,390)       

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; full size spare tire; electronic stability control system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment Tradesman: 17-inch tires; an 8-speed automatic transmission; a 26 gallon fuel tank; automatic headlights; air condition; manual adjustable vinyl front seats; locking tailgate; power heated fold-away mirrors; rear fixed window; a spray in bedliner; a storage tray; class IV receiver hitch; active grille shutters; conventional differential rear axle; and a tilt steering column

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD Midnight Edition

Highlight: The Silverado includes a 'key' feature, which allows parents to monitor the driving habits of teen drivers.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $55,600 (base model $37,530)

Seating Capacity: 5 or 6 (depending upon trim)

Standard Safety Features: air bags; a locking tailgate; a tire pressure monitoring system; Daytime running lights; a stability control system; a hill start assist system; and a trailer sway control system

Standard Equipment (WT):  17-inch wheels; a 6-speed automatic transmission system; overall tow/drive mode;  a/c; 4.2-infotainment system; split bench front seats (vinyl/cloth); a manually operated tilt steering system; corner step rear bumpers; tailgate and bed rail protection caps; and a heavy duty crank battery

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2018 Infiniti Q50S 3.0: The Brand’s Midlevel Luxury Sedan

Highlight: The Q50 is available with a hybrid powertrain and a 400-horsepower V6 engine.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $ 50,410 (Base model $35,195)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: air bags; rear view camera; automatic dimming rearview mirror; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Saturday, November 4, 2017

SiriusXM's 'Auto Trends:' November's Guests And Conversations

Friday, November 3

Topic: The Automotive Hall Of Fame With Historian Bill Chapin

Guest: Bill Chapin, whose the president of the Automotive Hall of Fame, grandfather was one of the founders of Hudson Motor Company. Hudson Motor Company was absorbed by American Motor Company and then Chrysler.

Hudson's grandson takes our listeners on a fascinating journey, sharing his family connection to pioneering the automotive industry to identifying many of the trailblazers and inductees that have been honored by the Automotive Hall Of Fame, since its establishment in 1939. 

Chapin, who is an automotive historian, wraps up our conversation talking about the Michigan-based Automotive Hall Of Fame Museum, and its upcoming move to the heartbeat of the auto industry - downtown Detroit.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring: One Of The Last Convertibles Available On The Market

Highlight: It’s the first 2017 convertible to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $37,990 (Base model $33,900)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; rearview camera; a stability control system; a tire pressure system; OnStar concierge service; a rear parking alert system; and a spare tire

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 20-inch wheels; power heated front seats; leather seats; a leather wrapped steering wheel; a 7-inch infotainment screen; an easy rear entry system to the back seat; automatic level control headlight system; and a one touch power operated top