The Wonder and the Why of the Automotive World
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.
Toyota created a whole new category when it introduced the Prius more than 20 years ago (can you believe it has been that long?). With Earth Day in our rear view mirror, we circled around for a one-to-one interview with Toyota's Kevin Butt, general manager, Environmental Sustainability, to better understand how Toyota is making a positive impact in North America and around the world.
In April, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) hosted its annual Auto Roundup, this year at Eagle's Canyon Racetrack in Decatur, Texas. Members had a chance to drive and evaluate 46 vehicles over the course of a day and a half, which was a dizzying but thrilling experience, overall. We were there to drive the vehicles on the track and test out the capabilities on slalom, acceleration, and braking over a 2.5-mile course.
I never thought I'd be a truck woman, but this truck has won me over. I would definitely drive one as my everyday vehicle, and it has so much to offer; I find myself staring wistfully at them when I see them on the road. And what Ram and their parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) are doing to help the world around them makes them look even better.