For 2016 We Have a new Posterchild

02.28.16 - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The term “posterchild” has always been used to mean the perfect example of something. Whether it’s the egg that was frying in the pan which was used to help give kids a symbol of what their brains would do when they got hooked on illegal drugs or a high performance car that is the best new offering from an exotic automaker, the posterchild name lives on and we use it on a regular basis.

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Weight Up and Down

2016 Yellow KIA Soul

For years cars have gotten heavier because the new technology installed adds more heft to a vehicle, especially when you add a battery pack to a hybrid.  In the past few years many automakers have worked to bring some of these weights down for the purpose of maximizing power and adding more fuel efficiency.  You can enjoy more from a car with lower weight from every aspect, more power, more performance and certainly better fuel mileage and automakers can offer you smaller engines to increase the fuel mileage even more.  To go along with that when a car is lighter and has turbochargers attached to the engine the horsepower can match higher cylinder numbers with smaller engines, giving us the best of both worlds. Read more