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2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

When it comes to cars, it’s my job to nitpick. I’m here to tell you, the reader, the good and the bad about a particular car - its strengths and weaknesses, what it might be like to live with on a daily basis. ... Continue reading

Plumbing the Depths of Ethanol Ignorance

Plumbing the Depths of Ethanol Ignorance

Ethanol shouldn't be thought of as "the fuel of the future," it should be "The Fuel of Today That Meets the Needs of Tomorrow!" ... Continue reading

Nissan Goes Orange - Other Car Makers Green With Envy

Nissan Goes Orange - Other Car Makers Green With Envy

This stunning exterior color option is found on nine Nissan models, more than any other automaker. This is more than the preference of one designer, it’s also tied to heritage of Nissan sports cars. ... Continue reading

Are EV's The New Edsel? Study Shows Marketplace Not As Enthused As Car Makers And Wall Street Promoters

Are EV's The New Edsel? Study Shows Marketplace Not As Enthused As Car Makers And Wall Street Promoters

The Mobility Confidence Index for battery-electric vehicles remains neutral, decreasing among American drivers to 54 from 55 (on a 100-point scale) while increasing among Canadian drivers to 58 from 57. For self-driving vehicles, the index is still low, slipping to 34 from 35 in the United States, while holding steady ... Continue reading

2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-SPEC Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-SPEC Review by David Colman +VIDEO

You remember how Clark Kent snucks into a phone booth for transformation to Superman? Well, the SH-AWD A-SPEC version of Acura’s RDX reprises that old Superman routine. Only this time around, the phone booth is the mild-mannered shape of this family SUV. ... Continue reading

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Too small? Not at all! By David Colman Special Correspondent to THE AUTO CHANNEL To give you a clear idea of just how small the new four door, four seat Venue is, compare it to Mazda's archetypal sports car, the two door, two seat MX-5 Miata. The Hyundai is just 5 inches longer, and 2 inches wider than the Miata. ... Continue reading

2020 Ford Edge ST Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Ford Edge ST Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Ford Edge ST Fast flexibility By Larry Nutson Executive Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_6906) The midsize crossover SUV segment is the largest sales segment in the U.S. It offers something for everyone from a basic SUV to top performing sport models. Coming from the Ford Performance te ... Continue reading

BMW and Alibaba Sign a MoU for Strategic Partnership Promoting Digital Transformation Across Businesses

BMW and Alibaba Sign a MoU for Strategic Partnership Promoting Digital Transformation Across Businesses

Alibaba Group and Secretary General of Enterprise Service for Alibaba Digital Economy, Mr. Jochen Goller, President and CEO of BMW Group Region China, Ms. Alice Mei, President and CEO of Lingyue Digital Information Technology Co., Ltd. ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary - October 26, 2020

NHTSA Recall Summary - October 26, 2020

RECALLS, Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE AWD Review by David Colman + VIDEO

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE AWD Review by David Colman + VIDEO

The RAV4 PRIME is the best version yet of Toyota's most popular SUV. Hybrid architecture has matured so fully that high performance and ultra fuel efficiency can coexist in the same attractive package. ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

Lexus Review: REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD SPECS, ENGINE: 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 TRANSMISSION: 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 416 hp @ 6,000 rpm/442 lb.-ft. @ 1,600-4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 123.0 in. ... Continue reading

Land Rover Defender Named MotorTrend 2021 SUV of the Year

Land Rover Defender Named MotorTrend 2021 SUV of the Year

The 2021 Defender is available now in the 110 body style and priced from $50,5001 in the U.S.; the Defender 90 body style will be available early next year and will be priced from $46,1001. Configure your New Defender at www.landroverusa.com/Defender News provided by MotorTrend Oct 19, 2020, 07:00 ET Share this article ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Auto Stories Week Of October 18-24, 2020

Nutson's Auto News Digest - Top Auto Stories Week Of October 18-24, 2020

*The past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and Bull Busting. ... Continue reading

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2020 Volkswagen Golf TSI Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

The 2020 version has been simplified to one well-equipped trim powered by a 147-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbo-4 attached to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. ... Continue reading

2020 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Review by John Heilig - Writer Puts His Money Where His Words Are +VIDEO

2020 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Review by John Heilig - Writer Puts His Money Where His Words Are +VIDEO

2020 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD ENGINE: 2.4-liter 4 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 181 hp/175 lb.-ft. WHEELBASE: 105.1 in. ... Continue reading

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