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2019 Ford Ranger: Midsize Pickup is Back and it’s Tough, Sporty and Versatile
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Pickup truck sales continue to increase – expected to exceed 2.8 million in US sales this year – and the midsize truck segment went over half-a-million last year, so Ford, the perennial truck-selling champ, has re-entered the midsize segment competition by bringing back Ranger. After an eight-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger is back and touted by Ford as “most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in America.”
Ford’s Ranger began its truck life in 1965 as a Ford...
2019 Mercedes-Benz C300: Re-freshened with fluid design and added power and tech
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz is on the move with new designs, enhanced interiors and exteriors. Going with creaseless, smooth architecture and luxurious cabins with infotainment centers, Mercedes-Benz is re-freshening this year. The manufacturer touts the tweaks as “combining emotion with intelligence.”
Among the refreshed lines is the 2019 C-Class Sedan also enhanced with increased power and extended driver assistance systems. Among the highlights are a redesigned front end, newly designed LED headlamps and taillamps, a new, more powerful, and...
2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T: Fun to Drive, Larger and More Coupelike
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
We begin our coverage of 2019 models with the new, seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. VW’s best-selling car was once offered in sedan and hatchback configurations, but is now only presented as a sedan.
For the 2019 model year, the Jetta is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform architecture. Working with the flexible MQB platform allowed the designers to reshape the body, creating a longer wheelbase, wider track, and a shorter front overhang. The...
2018 Car of the Year: Kia Stinger: New Sports Sedan is Powerful and Luxurious
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Last week, our “Car Buy of the Year,” Top-10 list focused on the “best bang for the buck,” with the 2018 Hyundai Kona winning top honors. This week, we present our “Car of the Year” list, in which we concentrate on the best car, truck, crossover or SUV and what it delivers, regardless of price – just the pure vehicle – and how it feels to be behind the wheel.
For our 14th annual Car of...
2018 Car Buy of the Year: Hyundai Kona: Urban-Smart Compact CUV
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
For the 14th consecutive year, we finish up the model year in ALL ABOUT CARS with a Top-10 list consisting of the vehicles we tested and reviewed this year; and after rating them, have concluded that they are the “best deals on wheels” in 2018. Next week, we will present our “vehicle of the year” regardless of price.
Now, just because a vehicle delivers the best bang for the buck, it doesn’t always translate into sales....
2018 Infiniti QX30: Stylized Compact Luxury Crossover Changes Trims
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Infiniti QX line (X for Crossover) stands five deep with their SUVs numbered QX30, QX50, QX60 QX70 and QX80 and ranging in size and in an ascending scale and power from the QX30 at 174.2 inches long with a 2.0-liter, 208hp engine to the QX80 at 210.2 inches long with a 5.6-liter, 400hp engine.
Originally part of the Q30 line-up when it was a concept vehicle, Infiniti’s smallest crossover is targeted for younger drivers. The...
2018 Hyundai Elantra: Increased Tech and Safety to Shake Hands With Car Buyers
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Shaking hands with American car buyers, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra ranks as the No.7 top-selling sedan and No. 21 best-selling vehicle in America this year (up 6 percent) and two years into its sixth generation, Elantra has garnered more than 2.9 million sales since its launch in the U.S. That handshake refers back to Hyundai’s badge, its slanted, stylized “H” logo that Hyundai says, expresses two people shaking hands.
A favorite of those organizations who...
2018 Nissan Sentra: Elegance and Performance in a Larger-than-Compact Package
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Nissan Sentra was launched in 1982 as a subcompact and was enlarged to a compact in 2000. In North America, Sentra serves as Nissan's compact car despite being rated as a mid-size by the EPA. The Sentra brand was created to “help consumers to understand that it was quite safe even though it was small, and the word Sentra is supposed to sound like central as well as sentry, which, according to Nissan, “evokes...
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Awards, Sales and Power Increases
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Many SUVs are soft-road capable and carlike on the road. Jeep Grand Cherokee is off-road capable and still pampers well on the highway and around town. An annual favorite of award-giving groups and organizations, Jeep calls Grand Cherokee “the most-awarded SUV ever.” In keeping with that theme, Jeep Grand Cherokee was named AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for the Mid-Size SUV segment for the eighth consecutive year. The award recognizes the changes owners desire in their...
2018 Nissan Altima: High Levels of Standard Equipment and Safety
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Nissan launched Altima in 1993 as a compact, and it evolved into a mid-size that steadily gained in stature in handling, fuel economy and style. That translated into solid sales and a ranking that has been as high as No.3, and is still positioned in the Top-5 sedans sold in America.
Altima completed its last redesign in 2013 (a mid-cycle styling-performance-tech augmentation), and will be an all-new next-generation vehicle in 2019, with new exterior and interior...