Top 10 SUVs with 300+ Horsepower

If the Sixties were the stage for the Muscle Car Wars, we're currently living through the Muscle SUV Wars, as manufacturers use new engine technologies to push the boundaries of power in sport utility vehicles. Twenty years ago, when SUVs began their rise in the marketplace, 150 horsepower represented the norm. Horsepower slowly began to creep upwards, however, as engines began to grow under ... Read More

Millennials Call Chrysler’s Conceptual Shots

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When it came to thinking about the future of family transportation, FCA US called upon the people who will own and live with such a vehicle -- millennials working inside the company's design and engineering functions -- to collaborate on ideas. Armed with research on what the millennial generation values and desires, the team created a forward-thinking interpretation of the "fifth generation" of ... Read More

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

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Like what you see? You're looking at the nicely updated Altima, a car that took on a number of Nissan's new brand-wide design enhancements last year for a mix between the subtle Sentra and sultry Maxima. I suppose it makes sense for any mid-size family sedan to find the middle ground with respect to styling, something the Altima also does with respect to performance. The more wildly penned ... Read More

Motor City Must-Haves

New Models from the Detriot Auto Show

Back in January the Motor City hosted the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Always a venue for the latest and greatest from all the world's auto and truck manufacturers, the Auto Show is also the place to see where the automotive world is heading in regards to technology, design and functionality--in other words, it's a great place to drool over concepts, prototypes and actual new ... Read More

2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 Drive-E AWD

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Volvo's Cross Country line is mostly unique in the industry. Certainly the Swedish company is not alone when it comes to producing crossover utilities, but unlike Volvo most premium-branded competitors duke it out in the regular SUV classes against the XC60 compact and XC90 mid-size models. Volvo takes things a step further by offering raised and bulked up versions of its V60 and upcoming V90 ... Read More

The Return of the Ranger

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It’s official – at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced the return of the Ranger pickup truck in 2019, and we say it’s about darn time! Ford's Joe Hinrichs revealed at the Detroit Auto Show that the European-market Ford Ranger (shown here) would act as the basis for the U.S. Ranger. According to Hinrichs, the mid-size truck will be built in Ford's Michigan ... Read More

Got Gas? Prove It by Saving It!

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Gasoline -- we all buy it, but do you know how to save it? Take this quiz to see how "up to speed" you are on gas-saving driving techniques. TRUE OR FALSE Q – Do properly inflated tires improve gas mileage? A – True: when tires are not properly inflated, fuel costs can be as much as three to five cents higher per gallon. Tire pressure should be checked at least monthly, including the spare. ... Read More

Show Your Car Some Love

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Your car doesn't want flowers, balloons, or even candy this Valentine's Day -- it just wants a little love in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service. There's no debating the value of preventive maintenance to keep your car running well -- not to mention getting you safely to your hot Valentine's Day date. This Valentine's Day, treat your car to a service visit and take the following ... Read More

Save Money by Driving Smart

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While gasoline prices have come down from the days of hovering near $4.00 a gallon, it's still an expensive commodity and a necessity for most vehicles on the road. If you'd like to save some green, modifying your driving habits and properly maintaining your vehicle will get you more miles per gallon and more money left in your wallet. Follow these tips to drive smart and save gas ... Read More

Be “Green” with Your Gasoline

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According to the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by incorporating a few good practices. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go "green" -- both for the environment and one's own wallet. Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ... Read More

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