2015 Dodge Journey: A Very Affordable Crossover SUV

2015 Dodge Journey

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.

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A Hydrogen-Powered Car from the Best in Hybrid Engineering

Mirai

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.

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The Blacked-Out Midnight Impala

Blacked-Out Midnight Impala

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.

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Jeep Milestone Means Good Things for Entire Industry

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class: A European Super Car with all the Trimmings

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

With a long and luxurious profile and a very powerful engine to go along with the Mercedes-Benz namesake and full array of luxury features, the SLS-Class is a super car that offers everything high-end sports car owners are looking for, especially in the luxury segment. Pushed to greatness to outperform the competition that comes in the form of the Aston Martin DB8, Ferrari California and Bentley Continental the SLS-Class offers a great deal of horsepower in either the coupe or convertible forms.

At the top of the line, the SLS AMG GT Final Edition will have a short run of only 350 cars making it a very special offering that only a few can enjoy. This special edition of the SLS will come in with some carbon-fiber additions such as the hood, front splitter and rear spoiler. This version also enjoys some unique AMG forged wheels and a Disigno diamond-pattern leather interior which all together makes this version of the SLS a very high-end offering that is very sought after in the high end luxury sports car market.

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Power to Spare: The 2015 Nissan GT-R

2015 Nissan GT-R Red

When the words super car are spoke the thoughts often turn to makers such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and others, but not Nissan. However that thinking must change when looking at the Nissan GT-R. With a price tag that reaches over $100,000 the GT-R is not priced for the budget conscious, but it does offer a much better price than its international competition. With a full complement of racecar technology and massive horsepower this awesome street racer has enough juice to give a serious thrill ride to any driver and up to three passengers that will stick them in their seats with nothing but smiles on their faces.

Sporting a zero to sixty time that is under three seconds the GT-R has a top speed of 196 mph and the base engine brings in a monstrous 545 horsepower. If that isn’t enough horses, there is a track-oriented NISMO edition that brings 600 horsepower to really bring it and blow everything else away. The 2015 model added a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system to help keep the cabin much quieter as well as multi-LED headlights, circular tail lights, a stiffer anti roll bar, a race tuned suspension and the NISMO edition is also new for 2015.

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Who’s Got Horsepower?

Horsepower

Horsepower is always a great topic to discuss, the more the horsepower the faster your car is capable of going. Owners and enthusiast who enjoy sports cars often begin their discussion with comparisons of horsepower and torque numbers to see who has the most of either or both or a combination of the two. Well, here is a list of the top ten high horsepower sports cars meant to delight and enthuse those who love to talk about high powered machines. Read more

The Affordable and Efficient 2015 Nissan Versa

2015 Nissan Versa

As the least expensive new car on the entire market the Nissan Versa shows up as a very affordable and efficient car made mostly for the daily commuters. This car which debuted last year as a hatchback in the Versa Note model, comes in a sedan form this year carrying the lowest price tag of any car on the market. Competing with the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Honda Fit, the Versa isn’t quite as much fun to drive as these others, but it is still the least expensive allowing owners to enjoy a car that is roomy and efficient.

With room for up to five and a fuel efficiency that reaches nearly 40 mpg the Versa is a great car for those who carpool to work on a daily basis. The simple reality is most driving isn’t that exciting no matter what kind of car is owned and the Versa offers plenty of what is need to get anyone around. For 2015 the Versa adds new front and rear fascias and a bit of an interior improvement as well. Bluetooth connectivity is added to the base models and the Note adds the SR trim to give it a sportier appearance and feel.

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Fuel Efficient Convertibles for 2015

2015 Audi TT Convertible

A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.

For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy. Read more

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