Car Reviews and News
2018 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid Test Drive Review
Combining luxury, fuel economy and affordability in a mid-size hybrid sedan is not easy to do. However, the Ford Motor Company has it figured out in the form of the 2018 Fusion Platinum Hybrid. It costs under $40k, has a leather-covered interior, will seat five adults and gets an EPA rated 42 mpg in combined driving, 41 highway and 43 mpg in the city. As an overall package, the 2018 Fusion Platinum Hybrid is a wonderful car as it combines luxury with a hybrid drive system that’s actually enjoyable to drive.
2018 Audi TTS RS Coupe Test Drive Review
The 2018 Audi TT RS Coupe is a well-rounded sports car that delivers on all performance fronts. It is a car that was truly made for the individual behind the wheel and offers an interactive driving experience that few can match.
While the exterior of the new 2018 TT RS is beautiful in its own right, the interior is simply stunning and one of the best in any car at any price. This is a driver’s car. It was produced for the individual behind the wheel and no one else. With a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine under the hood that makes 400-hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, the TT RS is extremely quick. 60 mph comes up in just 3.6-seconds and it will run the ¼-mile in 11.9-seconds. Equipped with the latest in safety technology, it comes to us with such features as adaptive driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with secondary collision brake and Quattro all-wheel-drive.
5 of the Fastest Cars in the World
Have you ever wondered just how fast the world’s fastest cars can go? If so, we’ve compiled stats to come up with five of the top-speed cars around today. We’ve certainly come a long way, even if we aren’t all driving flying cars yet. But still, we have the following:
Hennessey Venom GT
Recognized as ‘the fastest production car in the world,’ the Hennessey clocked in at 270.4-mph at the Kennedy Space Center. Granted it was only measured for a one-way trip, rather than in both directions, which is the legitimate protocol for coming up with these stats, along with factoring in wind conditions, to come up with an average. Engine: Lotus Elise chassis and 1,244-hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8
Ford Launches Veteran Employment Program for Tire and Auto Centers - AutoNation Drive
Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers associated with Ford will get a boost in employees thanks to the “Trading One Uniform for Another” program for former U.S. military veterans.
“Finding meaningful employment is an important task for many service men and women after retiring from active military duty,” said Frederiek Toney, President, Global Ford Customer Service Division. “The ‘Trading One Uniform For Another’ program is another example of Quick Lane’s commitment to the men and women who served our country.”
In partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the program will award former military with automotive maintenance and repair scholarships to train for the civilian automotive world.
Video: Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
The mid-size family sedan is a highly competitive segment. In this video we compare two of the best-selling models, the Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima, to help you choose which one is the sedan for you.
The Honda Accord features a quiet cabin with intelligent design including optional gloss black trim and a carbon fiber instrument panel. There are 3 different engine options available, ranging from the basic 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 185-horsepower to the powerful 278-horsepower engine. Also available is a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Nissan Altima has a range of available interiors going from basic to luxurious. Each interior is centered around the driver’s experience and options include dual-zone climate control. An ergonomic center stack has been redesigned for better comfort. The base engine for the Nissan Altima is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 182-horsepower.
Make an appointment with your nearby AutoNation Honda dealership or your AutoNation Nissan dealership to see the Honda Accord or the Nissan Altima in person to fully appreciate their differences and similarities.
Nissan Announces Pricing for Performance Vehicles
Nissan has announced the pricing for their performance vehicle lineup, from the sporty 370Z to the high-speed Nissan GT-R. Each of the versions come in base or performance-tuned models with each line featuring multiple cost-points.
Starting at an MSRP of $29,990*, the 2017 Nissan 370Z is a piece of performance machinery. Powered by a 332-hp, 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine connected to a proper 6-speed manual or a quick-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission ($31,200* for a base automatic model).
The outside has sleek and dynamic designs, while the inside is decked in soft-touch refinements and features technology at your fingertips.
Top 5 Vehicle Items to Check Regularly
When you purchase a new vehicle, there’s still going to be some minor maintenance to do along the way. Easily bring your vehicle into any AutoNation service center to get us to check the following 5 important items for you, or try them on your own.
It’s pretty simple to check one’s oil. First, pop the hood (or engine bay cover of a mid- or rear-engine). See your owner’s manual for the location of your oil dip stick. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean, then fully reinsert and withdraw to read the amount of oil in your vehicle. You want it to be between the two dots (or full/low marks). If it’s below the bottom dot of the dip stick (the farthest from the handle) then you may need to fill your engine with oil.
VISION NEXT 100 Concepts for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce
BMW Group unveiled a trio of concepts, called VISION NEXT 100, highlighting the future of MINI, BMW, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. While none of the concepts are likely to become production, they do showcase what the future of motoring may be like.
The Ultimate Driving Machine of the future may feature artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous driving, but it will have user-modes for those who wish to drive; named ‘Ease’ and ‘Boost’ modes.
The Companion is more than just an infotainment system, it is the driver when in ease mode and the brains behind your brawn while in Boost mode. It also takes over menial tasks while driving in Boost mode, such as intended turn signals or other functions; making the Ultimate Driving Machine into the Ultimate Riding Machine.
To test drive modern versions of BMW vehicles, please call or stop by your local AutoNation-affiliated BMW store!