Self driving vehicles, cars that can talk to each other, and all kinds of technological advancements are being made in vehicles today. There is lane change assist technology, back up camera’s, blind spot detection, and even the ability to connect our smartphones to our automobiles. Ford is forging into the frontier when it comes to technology. They are offering a vehicle that can literally park itself.
Even though we all want to know we are getting a great deal, some vehicles are expensive just because a particular name is on them. Normally when a higher brand has its name on a vehicle it’s for good reason, offering a great deal of awesome features to support the need to have a more expensive vehicle that drives better, rides quieter, gives you great off road capability or any of a variety of other reasons to have the price escalated. Here are the most expensive crossover SUVs for 2016, as you will see, most of them are expensive for good reason.
Even though Oldsmobile is no longer one of the many GM brands due to the government bailout in 2008, there is still a place that pays homage to the 100 year history of the brand. Amazing that a brand that lasted a full century was gone from manufacturing with just a bankruptcy, but sometimes companies have to trim the proverbial fat, in this case the bailout saw the removal of Oldsmobile and Pontiac from the GM lineup among other trimmings as well. To take a look at was part of this long and storied history, a visit to the R. E. Olds Transportation museum in Lansing Michigan give us a reminder of what once was for this GM brand.
The Chevrolet Colorado is a tough and rugged truck offering both comfort and functionality to those who need it. Now, the fastest selling truck in the market is offering an available turbo-diesel engine. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel will offer mid-sized truck capability and efficiency to drivers. This will be the cleanest diesel truck engine that is offered and produced by General Motors.
The introduction of the diesel-powered A3 from 2016 Audi in 2010 was the first of the car lineup and the second offering from Audi to show up on US soil with diesel power. The first was the Q7 SUV that had been unleashed a year earlier, marking a new era for Audi.
What do you get when you blend a CR-V and Fit together? The answer is the HR-V which is the all new offering from Honda that is seated perfectly between the two taking some of the best features of each to give you a great new subcompact crossover SUV to enjoy. This segment may not be a well-known segment yet, but there are already several players in this class that are able to handle whatever comes their way. With the move from wagons to SUVs, having smaller offerings such as the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Fiat 500X and now the Honda HR-V gives us a class that gives us what we desire.
On the average a vehicle will lose twelve percent of its value during the first year of ownership. Some cars lose more, others lose less and when you know you are going to trade the vehicle in that you have recently purchased the ability of your vehicle to hold its value is extremely important. Instead of being a statistic, this actually becomes a feature of the vehicle itself and makes it much more important for you to ensure you have a vehicle that will easily be resold for a good price and give you the most value overall. Here are ten vehicles that are well-known for holding their value and depreciate very little over the first year.
Watching the Mustang be the pony car leader and nearly always having to respond to Ford with a model that many love but falls short has gotten deep in the craw of the Camaro design and engineering teams. So much so the new Camaro is built to hunt down and put many Mustangs to rest in a bold and brash manner that is only befitting true rivals in this class of sports cars. The sixth generation will showcase as car that brings in a build, look, design and power that is made to handle not only the Mustang, but also stand up to those pesky Hellcat twins over at Dodge.
It’s no secret the Elantra has been a top player in the compact sedan segment. The amazing sporty looks of the car and the ability for Hyundai to fill its cars with premium features even on the lower end models has gotten our attention for a while. What has not be discussed in the past, whether it’s due to the lack of longevity, or it simply hasn’t come up is the reliability of this car. The Elantra is showing resale figures that easily rival the Civic and Corolla, making it one of the more reliable cars on the road today.
Volvo has a reputation for safety. When you see a Volvo vehicle from many years ago you see one that appears to be a square tank on wheels with all the increased safety features and protection but lacked any real design. The most recent lineups from Volvo offer a huge amount of style and design to give us looks that are exactly what we want to see in vehicles of this caliber. The new XC90 is a great example of the style ambition Volvo has brought forth and shows off with a complete rebuild from the ground up.