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Become a Smarter Buyer Use The Auto Channel's Research Tools Before You Begin Your New Car Pre-Purchase Analysis

Become a Smarter Buyer Use The Auto Channel's Research Tools Before You Begin Your New Car Pre-Purchase Analysis

How to buy a car correctly, hints and procedures so you buy it right...get smarter, car buyer New Cars Research - Tools for consumers that help them get smart not confused ... Continue reading

After More Than 100 Years of Outrageous Government Subsidies and Poisoning People Shouldn't the GASOLINE Industry Stand On its Own

After More Than 100 Years of Outrageous Government Subsidies and Poisoning People Shouldn't the GASOLINE Industry Stand On its Own

By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL Opponents of alternate fuels, or as I like to call them those unpatriotic SOBs that work for enemies of the United States, keep running their mouths off about how the corn-based ethanol industry should stand on its own two feet and stop depending on th ... Continue reading

Nutson Automotive News Wrap-up Week Ending May 18, 2019

Nutson Automotive News Wrap-up Week Ending May 18, 2019

Chinese Auto Sales 向下, Amsterdam "Smoking" ok Diesel and Gas Vehicles Not; Swedish Robot Trucks; Ride Hailing Increases Traffic In Cities; Tariffs; (Very)Hot Tesla's; ICE Smarts Buh-Bye; Volvo Battery Deal; Mercedes Formula 1 Batting 1000 ... Continue reading

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD R-Design Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2019 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD R-Design Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The XC60 sports utility is Volvo's mid-size SUV, lying halfway between the smaller XC40 and the larger XC90 in both size and price. The XC40 and XC60 carry 5 passengers, while the XC90 transports 7. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Honda Insight by Mark Fulmer

New Car Review: 2019 Honda Insight by Mark Fulmer

2019 Honda Insight Touring by Mark Fulmer 2019 Honda Insight Touring Review by Mark Fulmer Editor In Chief The Auto Channel The 3rd Time is a Charmer The year was 2000. The Y2K global computer crash - much ado about nothing. ... Continue reading

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4Matic EQ Review by Andrew Frankl

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4Matic EQ Review by Andrew Frankl

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 4Matic EQ Review By Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief The Auto Channel I have three regular partners at the Belvedere Tennis Club. One is a heart surgeon, one a former diplomat and one who works for a major oil company. ... Continue reading

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid ENGINE: 2.0-liter Boxer 4 TRANSMISSION: Lineartonic CVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 123 hp @ 5,600 rpm (148 combined horsepower)/134 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm WHEELBASE: 104.9 in. ... Continue reading

2019 Honda Insight 4dr Touring Hybrid Review by David Colman + VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Honda Insight 4dr Touring Hybrid Review by David Colman + VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

The Insight returns to the market as a revamped, hybrid version built on the Civic platform Honda introduced in 2018. This amalgamation gives the Insight a fresh lease on life, with all new underpinnings. ... Continue reading

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 35 years later By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_4779) The Pacifica plug-in Hybrid has a battery-powered all-electric range of 32 miles. When it arrived for my evaluation drive the battery charge was depleted after its 45 mile trip to ... Continue reading

Does Green Matter To You? Find Greenest And Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles: Including MPG, Air Pollution Score and Greenhouse Gas Score By Make, Year and Exact Model

Does Green Matter To You? Find Greenest And Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles: Including MPG, Air Pollution Score and Greenhouse Gas Score By Make, Year and Exact Model

This Green Vehicle Guide will help you find the most fuel-efficient (MPG) car or truck that meets your vehicle needs. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi 2019 Outlander PHEV S-AWC Review By Andrew Frankl

Mitsubishi 2019 Outlander PHEV S-AWC Review By Andrew Frankl

A very dear friend of mine has just joined the company from a rival brand. Looking forward to the challenge he said and a challenge it will be. ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Limited Review by David COLMAN +VIDEO

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Limited Review by David COLMAN +VIDEO

A Hybrid for Owners Who Enjoy Anonymity. Hyundai offers three distinct versions of their Prius beater, the Ioniq. At the lower end of the price range, the Hybrid retails for $21,400. ... Continue reading

Considering Buying A Toyota? The Auto Channel Toyota Reviews 2019-1994

Considering Buying A Toyota? The Auto Channel Toyota Reviews 2019-1994

Professional reviews by veteran auto journalists...read then compare. ... Continue reading

2020 5 Passenger Prius Prime Coming Soon

2020 5 Passenger Prius Prime Coming Soon

Save Money By Filling Up With E15 or E85 Toyota Prius Prime gets many upgrades for 2020 and remains the most efficient Toyota hybrid and one of the best options to protect drivers from price hikes at the gas pump. Available this summer, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the LE grade will be $27,600 ... Continue reading

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