The Wonder And the Why of the Automotive World
Mazda’s midsize sedan is a five-seater, and we found there was plenty of room in the truck for even my giant, overstuffed suitcase. Since my mother makes homemade English muffins on a regular basis, I knew I had to have a bag large enough to tote back to Texas a few dozen, at least.
The Mazda3 is billed as a “fuel-efficient compact car”, but it was still a wonderful surprise to me just how fuel-efficient it is. On top of all that, the Mazda3 is eminently affordable.
Toyota is a solid brand with reliable resale value, and buyers looking for a vehicle with mid-range pricing can’t go wrong with the Sequoia. It offers ample power at 381 hp, which is on par with a Jaguar F-Type or Range Rover Velar, and a V8 engine, so it has no problem towing a boat or camper (~7,000 pounds), either.
Kids: happy. Me: happy.
Two engineers at Nissan, also moms, came up with the idea to create Rear Door Alerts by applying technology the vehicles were already using. That idea may save more lives than they could imagine.
When I heard that we were towing the Tommy Bahama Edition Airstream with a 2018 Ford Expedition Max, I was thrilled. The Expedition Max has a towing capacity (9000 LBS max) that far exceeds the weight of the trailer (5000 LBS). Plus, it has a fantastic backup camera and towing features, which deliver the peace of mind to take on the opportunity of creating a lifetime of family memories.
The first Jeep was born in 1945, a military-grade vehicle that promised no extraneous frills and delivered solid, predictable performance. Jeep has always touted its off-road performance, and surely the first drivers of the Jeep got to experience the rugged ride of this unique vehicle.
I have never owned a Jeep, myself, but I have watched the Jeep Life from afar, with a bit of a wistful envy.
That looks like fun.
The Honda Insight is back with a brand new edition for 2019. It seems that the third time is not only the charm but has come forward incredibly charming in many ways. For those that have been wondering if hybrid life could be for them, the 2019 Honda Insight is the ideal vehicle to make that transition seamless.
If you sit inside the new restyled Lexus ES, the 7th generation of this vehicle, you may not think of these things. But you'll know it feels like luxury. And you might feel a little closer to the brand. It's about much more than the new paint colors or even the styling alone. It's all of the little touches together.
From the tour of the garage as the cars were rolling out, to the shower of red, white, and blue confetti, the race captivated me. If you like excitement, family, community, and fun, NASCAR just might be for you, too. It might be more much than you expected.
Do you have a teenager? Chevrolet’s Teen Driver is designed with teens in mind, says Chevrolet Safety Engineer MaryAnn Bebee. According to the Chevrolet web site, it is the only car company to offer Teen Driver technology with an industry-first in-vehicle report on most of its models.