Automotive News 

Updates for the 2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape has so many updates that their second best-selling vehicle is practically brand-new! Join us as we tour some of the 2017 Ford Escape updates, including improved technology, new safety features, and updated looks! One of the first updates to the infotainment system and computer ECU was to allow Ford’s new mobile app, called FordPass, the ability to lock or unlock your vehicle, tell you how much fuel remains, or even remotely start your Escape. The technology utilizes Ford’s SYNC system to access the Escape’s information and…

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Test Drive Reviews 

2015 Lexus NX 300h Test Drive

The 2015 Lexus NX 300h is a hybrid gasoline-electric compact luxury SUV. With a combined 33 MPG on front-wheel drive NX 300h models, the little Lexus is a good alternative to the more powerful, but less fuel efficient and more expensive 2015 Audi Q5 hybrid. Buyers willing to forgo some fuel efficiency for additional horsepower and a cheaper starting price should consider the turbocharged 2015 Lexus NX 200t.

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2014 Infiniti Q60S Convertible

There is a dismissive, snarky old saw about convertibles: “Chop the roof off any car and you improve it at least 50 percent.” Now, forgetting momentarily that a fair number of enclosed cars treated to such shenanigans will snap shut like a bear trap, there’s truth in the sentiment. Structural engineers will go apoplectic, but open-top cars like yesteryear’s British roadsters bring you closer to nature, closer to the road, closer to the Sports Car Truth that lay in top-down driving, when Nigel Shiftright and Blippy McThrottlage rowed their own…

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Test Drive Reviews 

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen’s high-efficiency eggs are no longer in one technology basket. VW has made big inroads to selling diesel engine cars in the U.S., where diesel sentiment among the American buying public has historically been poor. In fact, VW’s diesels tallied over 23 percent of VW’s total US sales in 2013, a figure unfathomable five years ago. Yet, VW had diversified its economy and ecology position by now offering hybrids. Making the choice between a Jetta diesel and a Jetta hybrid requires some deep thinking. Edit Vehicle type: 4-door sedan Seating capacity:…

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2015 Audi A8 Test Drive

Audi’s light freshening of the flagship A8 sedan includes all five model variants: the 3.0-liter turbo V6, the 3.0-liter V6 TDI turbodiesel, the 4.0-liter gasoline turbo V8, the pumped up 2015 Audi S8 sports model and the W12 range-topper. Some call this life-cycle refresh a facelift, and with good reason. Faces, noses, rear ends and some other bodywork bits often go back to the design staff for a nip, a tuck, a stretch or an additional appendage here and there. The 2015 A8 indeed gets all of those – none…

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