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Go In Snow - 2017 Land Rover Discovery Td6 The Go-anywhere Disco Diesel - Review By Larry Nutson

Go In Snow - 2017 Land Rover Discovery Td6 The Go-anywhere Disco Diesel - Review By Larry Nutson

The Land Rover Td6 is all about lots of torque for strong pulling power combined with low fuel consumption. The turbocharged V6 diesel is rated at 254HP and develops 443 lb-ft. of torque, much more than the gasoline V6. Mated to an eight-speed automatic and with Land Rover’s full-time four-wheel-drive there is plenty ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Review By Larry Nutson

Go In Snow - 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Review By Larry Nutson

I had the pleasure of a week’s seat time driving a new M550i that all loaded up had a bottom line of $88,985. Standard from the M Performance division are sport brakes, 19-inch wheels and M-trim, plus the premium package, multi-contour seats with leather upholstery, rearview camera, adaptive suspension, and unique st ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

Go In Snow - 2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

Another reason for Rogue’s continuing success is a style that, while crisply updated, is more timeless than bleeding edge. Like great suits or classic hair styles, Rogue’s features won’t cause a wardrobe-related replacement any time soon. ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2017 Acura MDX AWD Advance Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

Go In Snow - 2017 Acura MDX AWD Advance Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

A new look and detail improvements keep the 2017 Acura MDX near the top of its class DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS The third generation of Acura’s flagship MDX crossover debuted for 2014. It’s had continuous upgrades ever since, with a nine-speed automatic transmission replacing the original six-speed last ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2018 Audi A5 Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

Go In Snow - 2018 Audi A5 Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

The A5 has been redone for 2018 -- outside, inside and underneath too. There’s still the familiar side character line and roof profile along with the muscular rear. The grille is wider and flatter and the hood drops off curiously low. Front and rear fascias are new along with a new LED taillight design. ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2017 Buick Encore AWD 4dr Sport Touring Review

Go In Snow - 2017 Buick Encore AWD 4dr Sport Touring Review

On our trip south for Thanksgiving we had a load of goodies, plus the turkey, plus luggage to bring along. The Encore has a large cargo area that more than doubles when you lower the rear seat backs. Suffice it to say, the turkey made it safely, and leftovers made it safely back. ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - Car Review: 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring Review By John Heilig

Go In Snow - Car Review: 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring Review By John Heilig

The Outback is a station wagon. There, I said it. In this world of SUVs and CUVs, the Outback is unabashedly a wagon. The styling reflects this rather than a UV. Still, it has a high road clearance to take advantage of the asymmetrical all wheel drive that Subaru is famous for. As a wagon, and therefore more sedan-like ... Continue reading

Go in Snow- 2018 Volvo XC60 Review By Larry Nutson

Go in Snow- 2018 Volvo XC60 Review By Larry Nutson

All totaled the bottom line hit $63,290, which is a pretty decent chunk of change. If I were buying, some of these options I would want and some maybe not. ... Continue reading

Go In Snow - 2018 LEXUS RX 350 F-SPORT ROAD TRIP REVIEW - SNOWY BOYNE MOUNTAIN MI.

Go In Snow - 2018 LEXUS RX 350 F-SPORT ROAD TRIP REVIEW - SNOWY BOYNE MOUNTAIN MI.

While early generations of the RX were conservatively styled this new one is more bold and brash than just about anything in its class. Both Toyota and Lexus turned the page on styling a few years ago when boss Akio Toyoda announced they would no longer build boring cars. They’ve mostly been true to that goal. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM December 9, 2017

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM December 9, 2017

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Sonata Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Hyundai Sonata Review By Larry Nutson

Yes, I know SUVs are the hot ticket these days. It seems that’s all most every new vehicle shopper is interested in...But, ... Continue reading

GO IN SNOW - 2018 GMC TERRAIN Review By Thom Cannell

GO IN SNOW - 2018 GMC TERRAIN Review By Thom Cannell

Its quiet, almost silent interior made conversations easily audible. Responding to back seat conversations, even while holding another in front, was effortless. ... Continue reading

IIHS: 62 Models Meet Tougher Safety Criteria Standards

IIHS: 62 Models Meet Tougher Safety Criteria Standards

Higher standards 62 models meet tougher criteria to earn IIHS awards Just 15 vehicles qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes. Another 47 vehicles earn the T ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Named Professional Driver’s "Car Of The Year"

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Named Professional Driver’s "Car Of The Year"

The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line has been revealed as the 2017 Professional Driver Car of the Year. The E-Class won the ‘Executive Car of the Year’ category, while the V 250 d Extra Long won ‘MPV of the Year’. The E-Class was commended thanks to its innovative technology and interior comfort. ... Continue reading

Open Letter to Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg About Ethanol - with responses and additional replies

Open Letter to Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg About Ethanol - with responses and additional replies

By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL Hi Barry: I just finished reading your article "Enough With Ethanol" that was published yesterday on Bloombergview.com (http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-02-03/enough-with-forcing-s ubsidized-ethanol-on-u-s). I want you to know that regardless ... Continue reading