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GREAT DRIVE THROUGH POLAND

GREAT DRIVE THROUGH POLAND

for Conde Nast Traveler Magazine by Stephan Wilkinson ... Continue reading

ROAD TRIP: Red Roof Welcomes Guests Who are Redi to Enjoy Staycations and Statecations by Car

ROAD TRIP: Red Roof Welcomes Guests Who are Redi to Enjoy Staycations and Statecations by Car

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 29, 2020 -- It's the year of the car. As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way we live and travel in 2020, and as states begin to ease restrictions, Americans are beginning to plan and take their coveted – and much deserved – vacations this year. ... Continue reading

EIA Says Light Truck US Sales Fairing Wuhan Virus Storm Better Than Cars

EIA Says Light Truck US Sales Fairing Wuhan Virus Storm Better Than Cars

U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis The 729,000 vehicles sold in the United States in April 2020 amounted to the lowest total since early 2010. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of light-duty vehicle sales in April is the lowest in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analy ... Continue reading

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Baaaak, As A Limited Edition For 2021 +VIDEO

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Baaaak, As A Limited Edition For 2021 +VIDEO

Mustang Mach 1 Returning for 2021 Model Year As Limited-Edition Pinnacle of Style, Handling and 5.0-liter V8 Performance. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-lite ... Continue reading

2020 Acura RDX Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX Lots of Delight Acura introduced its third generation new-from-the-ground-up RDX for the 2019 model year with new styling, both in and out, as well as a new powertrain. In May 2018 I was among the first auto writers to drive the new 2019, albeit for a very short stint. ... Continue reading

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive A six-cylinder returns By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel I’m reminded almost daily about the iconic BMW 2002 that I never owned. I was on the hunt for a 2002 way back lots of years ago when a job change took me down a new road. ... Continue reading

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Review Following a minor facelift last year, Honda’s Pilot comes into 2020 essentially unchanged. Honda has, however, added a new top-of-the-line trim, the Black Edition. ... Continue reading

2021 Acura TLX Performance Sedan Revealed +VIDEO - Official Details Here

2021 Acura TLX Performance Sedan Revealed +VIDEO - Official Details Here

Acura's top-selling sedan Arriving Spring 2021, TLX Type S debuts Acura's new 3.0-liter V6 Turbo engine and a first-for-Type S, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand's 35-year history – the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. ... Continue reading

IIHS: Small Cars Kill - Are Higher MPG And A Smaller Monthly Payment Worth Your Family's Lives?

IIHS: Small Cars Kill - Are Higher MPG And A Smaller Monthly Payment Worth Your Family's Lives?

Driver death rates are highest in small cars and minicars which accounted for 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates for model year 2017, while nearly half of the 20 models with the lowest death rates were luxury SUVs. ... Continue reading

First Time In 100 Years U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal

First Time In 100 Years U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal

In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. This outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation ... Continue reading

2020 Lincoln Aviator Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Lincoln Aviator Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

My first stint behind the wheel of the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator 3-row midsize SUV was at the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Fall Rally. My task at that time was to evaluate the Aviator in relation to other new or mostly-new luxury SUVs. ... Continue reading

2020 Jaguar XE Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Jaguar XE Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

The compact luxury sports sedan class is quite multinational. There’s a good number of entries coming from American, British, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean automakers. ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus RC F Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

2020 Lexus RC F Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

When thinking about a coupe with a V-8 engine in the front, whether a grand tourer or a muscle car, does the Lexus RC F come to mind? Or a different car and a different country? Currently the starting horsepower figure among these sports and performance cars, is 400hp and stays under $100k for the competition in mind. ... Continue reading