MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In their final vehicle retention value report for the year, NADA Used Car Guide analysts detailed the one-year performance of all-new, or heavily redesigned mainstream car and truck models.
“We saw some real big winners and losers this past year when it comes to used vehicle value retention,” said Jonathan Banks, Executive Analyst at the NADA Used Car Guide. “The 2014 Corvette dominated other models by retaining 84.7 percent of its typically-equipped manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), while the more practical Mitsubishi Mirage performed the worst, holding only 54.5 percent of its original MSRP.”
For anyone looking for an affordable yet well-performing SUV, the Dodge Journey just might be the right choice. With a price that starts below $21,000 the Journey comes in as a great choice for anyone on a budget and wants to avoid driving a subcompact car. This price actually starts out below much of the competition which includes the Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Seating for up to seven is in place and the Journey offers plenty of vehicle for the money. The only drawbacks in a basically economical SUV are the lack of standard features that might be expected, but just aren’t present on this SUV.
Even if looking for an inexpensive SUV, adding a few great features might not break the bank and will add a ton of enjoyment to the ride by adding features such as UConnect and including the V6 engine. For 2015 the Journey doesn’t add any trim changes, but does add two exterior colors to the slate, Billet Silver Metallic and Blue Streak Pearl. In addition to these color additions, this Dodge can be outfitted with the SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link for five years of free service with this feature is chosen.
As the 2016 model year will be upon us very soon, many manufacturers have been busy trying to perfect the next brand of technological advances. At the same time, Toyota, instead of trying to create a new technology has been working to perfect one they already have created, a hydrogen-powered vehicle. With the release of the Highlander FCV-adv in 2008 at a price that was so astronomical it almost made people laugh and some cry, Toyota has found ways to reduce the costs of a hydrogen-powered vehicle to allow it to be affordable for a much larger crowd.
In comes the Toyota Mirai, a gorgeous sporty-looking car from Toyota. Anyone buying a car on looks alone with find themselves hard pressed to not fall in love with this little beauty. Starting at the front it has a very shapely and large grill that is split into three sections for optimal air flow, a narrow set of headlights tucked under a hood that comes down in an angle that almost appears to be ready to jump out and bite you. The hood to roof angle is low and appealing and the rear body molding gives the car a physique that is both strong and athletic. Overall, this car has some visual appeal for everyone, but it has something not many cars have right now.
Industries are often guided by the companies within them. Sometimes it’s advancements in technology such as how the iPod revolutionized the music industry by bringing it into the digital age. Other times, it’s changes in processes, like when the early fast food joints made getting a hamburger quick and easy.
In the case of car buying, a recent innovation is taking websites around the United States by storm and changing the way that consumers shop. The company is called LotLinx and the innovation is called “Deeplinking.”
Not sure what you’d want to do with that much power, but this definitely isn’t the type of Cadillac you see cruising around the lake on a Sunday drive.
Do you like the darkness? Are you willing to take on the dramatic and show a lot of head turning style and flair, even in a normally well-behaved sedan? For a “yes” answer to either one of these questions Chevrolet has turned out an Impala that will impress, excite and woo you when you lay eyes on it. This version of the already great looking Impala shows up with black everywhere you look to give a huge nod of excitement and the idea that this car belongs to the night.
Across the front is a black grill with the Chevrolet bow tie up front but this normally gold bow tie has been changed to black, making this a great car to take to a black tie event as the car will even be dressed appropriately. The windows are tinted to match (depending on state laws of course) and the car itself has a shape full of interesting creases, curves and lines that keep anyone looking at different angles only to find another new and interesting view regardless of where they are standing.
Many times when shopping for great gifts for the wide variety of occasions we have to celebrate and show appreciation for those who we love and that love us in return we find ourselves thinking more of outdoor items or new technology based gear and forget the garage area.
For anyone who love their vehicles and spend a lot of time tinkering with them, or just want to be well-equipped to spend time in the garage or be prepared on the road there are quite a few great gift ideas they are sure to enjoy. Read more
The Infiniti QX60 has something for just about everyone who is looking for a great crossover SUV to drive. With three rows of seats for up to seven passengers the whole gang can ride along for an adventure. This adventure can head off road when the all-wheel drive is on board. Drivers who want to enjoy some great fuel efficiency can have on the QX60 by opting for the hybrid powertrain and the overall towing capacity of this SUV comes in around 5,000 pounds, helping to make this a do-it-all, have it your way kind of SUV.
Competing in a category with the Acura MDX and Audi Q7, the QX60 shows off with a lot of room across all three rows, unlike many third row vehicles. Add the excellent on board safety system that offers a 360-degree camera system along with other safety features and the QX60 comes close to many of the Volvo models for bragging rights in the realm of safety features. As a newer, renamed model vehicle, the QX60 only has minor changes for 2015 including a Wheat interior color, a revised transmission and some new exterior color options.
Toledo loves Jeep. The plant in Toledo employs a good number of people and they’ve been very busy this year. The plant is on pace to produce 500,000 Jeeps for the first time in their history.
It’s great news for Fiat Chrysler, but it’s also incredible news for the automotive industry in general. Jeep has never been a bellwether for the industry when it comes to sales, but the increase in production and the flagship status that they’ve unexpectedly created for their new bosses has given a ray of hope that the trends of positive sales in the industry for the last two years will continue.
When was the last time you visited a car dealership’s website? If it’s been a while, I’ll describe them for you in one word: confounding. The vast majority that I visited recently were challenging to navigate and tried to accomplish everything from every department on nearly every page.
I don’t blame the dealers. This is what is recommended to them by many of the marketing venues and ad agencies that they use. Thankfully, I found some using the alternative methodology of specific landing pages rather than old school drug store windows as they appear to be on other sites.