Wednesday, March 30, 2016


At regular intervals, another automaker reports it has figured out the code. Its new auto, it cases, will match the vaunted Porsche 911 as the purest of the perfectionists' games autos. Also, some place in Porsche's home workplaces and manufacturing plants, we envision an aggregate yawn before laborers turn their regard for, well, facilitating world games auto mastery. Yet, hey, you must attempt, correct? Furthermore, in light of the new 2016 AMG GT, there are few organizations preferable prepared over Mercedes-Benz to do only that. 

The AMG GT (or the "Mercedes-AMG GT," as the organization is calling it) could be seen as a successor to the now ended SLS AMG. Yet, it's a more refined yet impressively less immoderate successor. What's more, though the strong SLS AMG was an unstable taking care of games auto that could rebuff even experienced drivers when pushed hard, the AMG GT's smoother, more unsurprising reactions and more conservative measurements give more prominent driver certainty. Thusly, you'll likely locate the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT a more pleasant friend than the SLS both for ordinary driving undertakings and the incidental track day. Obviously, anybody acquainted with Mercedes' superior AMG division will realize that the GT packs a lot of warmth also. The S rendition has a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that applies its 503 strength to the back wheels through a back mounted seven-speed robotized manual transaxle. The outcome is a 0-60-mph sprint in a guaranteed 3.7 seconds and a top pace of 193 mph. 

A lot of other forefront innovations have been utilized as a part of the AMG GT also. The lightweight body and fundamental structure are made altogether out of aluminum. There are dynamic engine and transmission mounts that fluctuate their firmness to suit the driving circumstance, variable-proportion power controlling that consequently conforms in light of both velocity and horizontal G-strengths, and capable discretionary carbon-earthenware circle brakes. The outcome is an auto that corners, controls and stops like a genuine execution machine, stacking up extremely well against different games autos in this thin section.
Choosing a car in this class isn't going to be easy, though. The 911 continues to be fantastic and comes in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins offers. The Audi R8 is fully redesigned this year and will hold sway with its more powerful V10 and exotic-car looks. And for the best combination of value and performance, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is simply unbeatable. Has the code been cracked? Only time will tell. But the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT certainly seems like it's quite close.                                                                                                                                                                                           All new 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a two-seat sports car with a hatchback body style. It is currently offered in a single "S" model. A slightly less powerful (and less expensive) AMG GT variant will debut later.

Standard equipment on the AMG GT S includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, an electronically controlled rear differential, an adaptive suspension, a dynamic exhaust system with driver-selectable settings, LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlight control, auto-dimming outside mirrors, a power-operated trunk lid, a pop-up rear spoiler, front and rear parking sensors and keyless ignition and entry.

Inside, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated sport seats, driver memory settings, adaptive cruise control, an 8-inch central display, a rearview camera, the Mercedes COMAND control system with a built-in touchpad, a navigation system, voice controls, and a 10-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB/audio interface and satellite radio.

Options include a Lane Tracking package that bundles blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist systems. An available AMG Dynamic Plus package includes revised engine tuning (for a wider engine power band), adaptive engine and transmission mounts, even more performance-oriented suspension tuning and a sport steering wheel. The mbrace telematics package and a Mercedes apps package are also offered. Other options include upgraded Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, an 11-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system, premium leather upholstery and various exterior and interior trim upgrades.

Power for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S comes from a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out 502 hp and 478 pound-feet of torque. Power flows to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission. In Edmunds testing, the AMG GT S launched from zero to 60 mph in a chest-compressing 3.6 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Standard safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags, head-protecting side curtain airbags and knee airbags. The GT S also comes with a driver drowsiness monitor (Attention Assist), a frontal collision warning system, automatic braking for frontal crash mitigation (Collision Prevention Assist Plus), a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring are available as part of the Lane Tracking option package. The optional Mercedes mbrace telematics system provides automatic crash notification, crisis assist and more.

In Edmunds brake testing, an AMG GT S with the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and carbon-ceramic brakes stopped from 60 mph in 98 feet, an impressive showing that's nonetheless just average for this segment.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT's cockpit is a thing of beauty. The design, materials and workmanship are all top-notch. Buyers have the ability to customize the space with different upholstery materials, contrasting stitching and trim choices that include matte or glossy carbon fiber. The 8-inch display boasts crisp graphics, but it looks a bit like an iPad perched atop the center vents and is one of the few inelegant touches in an otherwise stunning cabin.

Mercedes' latest version of the COMAND interface controls what appears on that display. Floating above the traditional dial controller is a touchpad that mimics tablet and trackpad gestures like swiping, pinching and tapping. You can also trace letters and numbers on the surface (when inputting a street address, for example), though this feature is mainly aimed at buyers whose primary language does not use the Roman alphabet. Although the new touchpad takes some getting used to, COMAND remains one of the best infotainment systems available.

The seats are wonderfully supportive, but thin padding makes them unsuitable for extended road trips.

The seats are well-bolstered for sporty driving, but their thin padding makes the AMG GT just uncomfortable enough that you wouldn't necessarily want to take it on a really long road trip. Taller drivers might not be able to slide or recline the seatback far enough to get comfortable. Outward visibility is limited by the thick A-pillars, low windshield header and long hood.

There's a useful amount of cargo space under the hatch, though at 12.4 cubic feet, it's slightly less than a Porsche 911's capacity. Soft luggage bags are a good choice to best fit the unusual shape, but you can squeeze a couple golf bags in there if you need to.

When you move beyond the deficiencies noted above and really get subsided into the driver seat, the excellence of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S turns out to be promptly evident. The old SLS AMG's V8 was understood for its strong force and vital soundtrack, and the new turbo V8 is a fine successor. Nail the gas and that strong V8 conveys a level of drive that couple of different autos can coordinate. There's even a catch that, when pushed, opens a detour valve in the fumes framework to amp up the V8's full-throated thunder. The seven-speed gearbox is great and gives brisk gearchanges in ordinary driving, however we've found the Race mode's customizing for track obligation isn't generally great. 

Drive the 2016 AMG GT S on a testing street (or street course) and you'll see it astonishingly all around adjusted and extremely captivating. This is an auto with informative controlling and skilled taking care of. While prior AMG offerings had all the delicacy of a cutting tool when cutting up a byway, the GT feels like a significantly more exact instrument when you're pushing hard. Driven all the more calmly, the AMG GT S is a really edified monster, yet its ride quality is unquestionably on the firm side. Specifically, keep an eye out for the AMG Dynamic Plus bundle's hardened suspension. Indeed, even with the versatile dampers on their most supple setting, effects are transmitted through the seats with an un-Mercedes-like cruelty.

Friday, March 25, 2016

ALL NEW FIAT 2016 500X All-New 2016 FIAT 500X

The All-New 2016 FIAT 500X boldly enters the crossover market with innovation, functionality and Italian style. Our designers and engineers took the FIAT 500 and added more space, utility, driver-centric amenities, capability and advanced safety and security features. Five trim levels let you choose your personal style. The FIAT 500X Street Series includes the Pop, Easy and Lounge models. The FIAT 500X Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature a more athletic look.                                                                                                                                                                                         Here’s one more feature you can add to the All-New 2016 FIAT 500X: peace of mind. That’s because the FIAT 500X is the first in the FIAT 500 family to offer the confidence of an available All-Wheel-Drive system. AWD engages at any speed automatically, helping to provide excellent traction and responsive performance on a variety of surfaces and conditions. When front-wheel-drive performance is sufficient, the system disengages power to the rear axle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why should the exterior of the All-New 2016 FIAT 500X get all the attention? Inside, you’ll find a number of features to excite and inspire your drive. Uconnect® Systems offer a variety of available features that include full-color touchscreens, Voice Command, GPS Navigation and much more. Add the available BeatsAudio  premium sound system, and the interior of the FIAT 500X becomes technological perfection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The All-New 2016 FIAT 500X comes ready to perform. The available naturally-aspirated 2.4L Tigershark  MultiAir 2 engine, which provides 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. But power is nothing without control, and the FIAT 500X has plenty of that, too. The available all-wheel-drive system seamlessly engages at any speed. Electronic Stability Control+ helps to provide excellent traction and responsive performance in almost any weather condition.                                                                                                                                                                                                       The muscular appearance of the All-New 2016 FIAT 500X is no accident. A number of standard and available safety and security features are designed to help keep you protected from the dangers of the road. We started with seven airbags+ and a steel safety frame for excellent protection in front, side and rear impacts.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


All new 2016 Volvo XC90 breaks a considerable measure of new ground for the resurgent Swedish automaker. In the event that the full-measure SUV really proclaims what the brand's item renaissance will look, then it appears just as Volvo will have at long last constrained itself into thought close by the German triumvirate of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz that has ruled the previous decade of premium item. 

The totally overhauled XC90 sets new norms for Volvo nearly no matter how you look at it. Innovatively, this is the most exceptional outline ever to have left Gothenburg's mechanical production system, and it additionally doesn't hurt that all around, the general population mover has been dealt with to official level styling and materials. Going for the sky dependably carries with it a couple dangers, in any case, and there are a couple of territories where the something else staggering Volvo XC90's compass surpasses its grip.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It's hard to overstate just how much Volvo has stepped up in terms of cabin accoutrements. The 2016 XC90 is simply light years ahead of the rest of the company's models when it comes to refinement, materials choice, and execution. The T6 Inscription model I drove - one of the plushest in the portfolio - offered wonderfully soft leather, light wood trim accents contrasted against a black dashboard and cream-colored thrones, and a clear attention to detail that was missing from the previous-generation XC90's much older take on the SUV experience. The upgraded gauge cluster, which incorporates a full LCD display, is particularly welcome after years of lackluster instrumentation from the brand.

Almost every aspect of the Volvo's interior experience, from the seat stitching to the tiny Swedish flags attached to the side piping of the front buckets, feels thoughtfully expressed. Are there a couple of areas that come off a little too cute? Sure: the console-mounted engine start/stop toggle is different to be different, and the chrome-textured drive mode select roller is simply weird. That being said, if you sat me in the XC90, covered the badges, and told me I was riding in a vehicle with a $100,000 window sticker, I would have no trouble believing you.                                                                                                                                                                                           One never felt constricted by the older XC90's interior dimensions, but that didn't stop Volvo from punching out a little extra room for riders for 2016. You'll appreciate the effort the most when sitting in the second row of the seven-passenger SUV, which now offers almost two and a half extra inches of legroom. Parents will be fans of the booster seat that you can order for the middle of that bench, which is adjustable for easy child access while driving.

The third row in the XC90 remains best suited for the younger set, especially on long trips, but there's almost double the amount of storage space between the rear seatback and the cargo hatch as compared to the 2014 model (15.8 cubes in total). Fold down everything behind the first two positions and you're looking at 85.7 cubic feet of room to haul oversized items - roughly the same as the original XC90, and not quite as much as vehicles like the GMC Acadia or truck-based SUVs have to offer.   All new 2016 XC90 is still recognizably a Volvo, and indeed it shares a few familial cues with its predecessor, but unlike before you can now use works like 'sleek,' 'posh,' and 'imposing' to describe the SUV. Roll up to the valet station in the XC90 and you'll feel right at home alongside Range Rovers and GL-Class Benzes; Volvo has nailed the truck's grinning maw, slab sides and chrome-trimmed greenhouse. Don't forget the LED taillights and LED lighting up front, either, which help to further modernize the Volvo XC90's first impression.                                                                    As of now, there's however a solitary drivetrain accessible in the 2016 Volvo XC90 for American purchasers: a 2.0-liter, four-chamber unit that elements both supercharging and turbocharging to eek out however much power as could be expected from the minute plant. The finished result is 316 strength and 295 lb-ft of torque, numbers which look great on paper however, when tossed into battle with the powerful control weight of the XC90, convey just average forward energy. A 'twin-charged' engine like that found in the engine of the new Volvo XC90 is an obscure amount in North America, and it stays to be seen exactly how solid such an unpredictable course of action turns out to be to be over the long haul. 

Efficiency isn't too noteworthy either for such a little engine. Once more, this is a component of the material science called into play when quickening such an enormous vehicle. I saw not-unpleasant 22-mpg in joined driving amid my time with the vehicle, which coordinated the maker rating. Volvo claims you can maximize to 25-mpg on the roadway with the XC90.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   All new 2016 Volvo XC90's modest power and bulk inform much of its driving experience. That being said, while the SUV doesn't feel particularly athletic from behind the wheel it does come across as smooth and stable in all situations, which is preferable in my mind for a luxury suv. I don’t think anyone expects their full-size hauler to turn and stop on a dime, and with Volvo aiming for the rare air breathed by the luxury set its dynamics shouldn't disappoint all that many drivers.

All-wheel drive is standard with the XC90, and while decent ground clearance comes as part of the SUV's package (and can increase to 10.6-inches from 9.3-inches if you opt for the vehicle's air suspension system), it's not really meant for all-terrain exploration. Still, there's an 'off-road' drive mode setting programmed into the vehicle, and as such I felt it was my duty to test it out on a rutted series of construction roads and dirt berms. It seems that Volvo's interpretation of 'off-road- means seriously restricting throttle response, but aside from that the vehicle acquitted itself well in the rough stuff.

I'd like to recognize the sheer transparency of the vehicle's eight-speed automatic transmission, which never once caught my attention during our entire week together. This is a respectable accomplishment for any gearbox yoked to a high-strung turbocharged four-banger, let alone one that's also supercharged to within an inch of its life.

There's an enormous caveat associated with the 2016 Volvo XC90, and it's sitting at the center of its dashboard. Volvo has given the SUV a tablet-like, vertically-oriented LCD touchscreen display that serves as the nerve center for controlling almost every important vehicle function. Unfortunately, it's also chosen to make this piece of equipment substantially more complicated to use than any of its rivals thanks to its tiny fonts, the requirement to swipe left, right, up, and down to access various screens, and the decision to hide menus within menus within menus.

There's no question that some aspects of the XC90's infotainment experience work. The satellite radio display - which offers a full channel schedule, something I've never before seen in an automobile - is nice to use. Where, however, are the presets? Why do I have to take off my gloves to adjust the heater or activate the heated seats? And why can't I find various functions without having to refer to the manual? Perhaps the worst aspect of the Volvo's touchscreen is that the fine-point text and numbers and constant swiping make it extremely distracting to use while driving, which seems like an unusual oversight for such a safety-oriented brand.
Volvo's safety reputation took a hit with the old edition of the XC90, which was simply too ancient to incorporate any of the cutting-edge features introduced by the automaker on later vehicles. The 2016 Volvo XC90 rights this wrong by stuffing a fair amount of protective gear inside its premium shell. In addition to the usual complement of airbags, the vehicle features a forward collision warning system as standard equipment that also includes the company's City Safety automatic braking capability, which will stop the SUV at low speeds if an impact is deemed imminent.

Individually, you can likewise include a blind side checking monitoring system, a lane departure warning system,  , and a self-adjusting path keeping help system. Volvo has furthermore incorporated a one of a kind element that snaps safety belts if the vehicle seems to have keep running off the street and is heading towards disaster. 

All new 2016 Volvo XC90 begins at a MSRP of $49,795, which isn't a tremendous push over the past base model. Where you begin to see the hole broaden is with the upper trim levels: the T6 Inscription that I drove, for instance, will cost you $5,600 more, and once you heap on the bundles you're just shy of $63k holding nothing back. Obviously, if you want to sit tight for the T8 half and half model that Volvo has guaranteed will be touching base on our shores soon, you'll rapidly zoom to $68,100 as the opening salvo in your merchant arrangement, with the possibility to surpass $75k on the upper side of the alternatives list. 

While the XC90 absolutely has the demeanor and common luxuries required to order Teutonic valuing - and it's obviously conceivable to spend path more on a practically identical Silver Star item, for instance - the Volvo name isn't as a matter of course on the tip of the tongue for anybody hoping to dismiss this much money on a SUV. It will be a test for Volvo to persuade clients to add them to their shopping list when it comes time to overhaul the family yacht.

Monday, March 14, 2016


Given the execution notoriety of the extraordinary BMW 5 Series, a few purchasers should seriously mull over it a waste to purchase a diesel-controlled variant of the auto. For those of this attitude, we'd advise them that diesel power has been a backbone in Europe for quite a long time. While it's a minimized idea here, over yonder it's decidedly standard. As confirmation of idea, one need just invest some energy in the driver's seat of the 2016 BMW 535d to see firsthand exactly how great the innovation can be. Yes, you do know you're driving a diesel, yet it is a far smoother, and all the more capable, experience than your desires may persuade. For the 2016 model year, BMW 535d pricing starts at $58,340.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Changes for the 2016 models include the adoption of 18-inch wheels along with enhanced USB and Bluetooth as standard equipment across the lineup. BMW has finally seen the light (or the dirt, as it were) and prescribed black carpeting for 5 Series cars with beige interiors — replacing the all too easily soiled beige carpeting.                                                                                                                                                         The last styling refresh for the BMW 5 Series came in 2014. With an all-new model about a year or so away, this will likely be the last update for this generation of the car. Back in 2014 the styling team freshened the front end with a slight redesign of the grille surround and lower air intakes. They also added a crease to the rear apron to better accentuate the width of the car’s rear end. This made the car look more hunkered to the ground, too. For additional detail, the license plate well got a new garnish and a chrome strip to add some brightwork. Those who pay strict attention to detail will note the turn signal repeaters were integrated into the exterior rearview mirror housings ,    he word sublime applies nicely to the BMW 535d. Yes, the current 5 Series platform emphasizes comfort a bit more than previous iterations, but it displays a ready willingness to cooperate in performance-oriented situations while still providing a smooth and comfortable ride. Regardless of engine choice, you’ll find outstanding flexibility and strong pulling power. At the 535d’s controls, you’d be hard pressed to find anything inferior about the diesel engine, which is smooth and highly tractable. While it doesn’t wind as freely as its gasoline-fired counterparts, its superior torque gets the car up to speed quite readily.                                                                                                                                                                                           At first glance, one could well look around the interior of the 2016 BMW 5 Series diesel and think it rather plain by luxury car standards. BMW tends to eschew frilly detailing. However, upon closer examination, the outstanding attention to detail and the subtle way it is expressed reveals the 5 Series’ interior to be one of the finest on the road. Lest one ever lose sight of the fact a BMW is first and foremost about the act of driving, the “simple” layout of the interior is crafted specifically to free the driver of distractions. Intuitive functioning is the name of the game here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Performance potential aside, this is also a nicely equipped luxury car. Itself a “trim level” within the overall hierarchy of BMW 5 Series models, the 2016 BMW 535d offers the same standard equipment as the other models in the lineup. This includes 18-inch wheels, smart xenon headlights, LED foglights, smart brake lights, smart windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting strips, power adjustable front seats, and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system—featuring navigation, Bluetooth, a 10.2-inch widescreen monitor capable of dual displays, and a 10-speaker audio system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To enhance comfort and entertainment, BMW offers the following optional equipment a la carte: smart cruise control; an automated parallel-parking system (aka BMW Parking Assistant); an active steering system, which incorporates rear-wheel steering; night-vision with pedestrian detection; a quad-zone automatic climate control system; a brilliant-sounding Bang & Olufsen audio system; and a power rear sunshade accompanied by a set of manual rear side-window sunshades. You can also get a rear-seat entertainment system with a pair of 9.2-inch video monitors mounted on the front seatbacks. Every seating position in the car offers outstanding comfort and support, save the center rear position. The trunk’s cargo capacity is 14 cubic feet.    Firmly at the forefront of technological prowess, the BMW 5 Series diesel offers a robust suite of contemporary driver assistance features as part of the $1,695 Driver Assistance Plus package. These include blind spot warning, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, and a side- and top-view camera system. The standard safety package includes stability control and traction control, ABS, a full complement of airbags, and active front head restraints. On the performance side of the equation, the braking system uses the pads to wipe the brake rotors when driving in wet conditions, and it automatically moves the brake pads closer to the rotors when you abruptly lift off the throttle—in anticipation of an emergency braking situation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All new  2016 BMW 535d uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine generating 255 horsepower along with 413 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is an option. This engine exhibits outstanding pulling power and, further, delivers outstanding fuel economy. Incorporating BMW’s start/stop technology to shut the engine down at traffic signals, railroad crossings and in other situations where idling would waste fuel, the rear-wheel-drive 535d returns 26 mpg in the city, 38 on the highway and 30 in combined city and highway driving. With all-wheel drive, the engine is good for 26/37/30 mpg.


Thursday, March 10, 2016


THis  new tagline for this car ought to be , "Honda Crosstour: It's not for everybody, but rather then, it doesn't attempt to be." Because the truth is, it isn't and it doesn't. Think Honda Accord pseudo-hybrid suv, and you'll basically have Crosstour nailed. Truth be told, in 2010 at its presentation, the model was known as the Accord Crosstour. 

While the auto is still most certainly taking into account Honda's leader (but the past cycle, not the present emphasis) it's sufficiently distinctive in the psyches of Honda's promoting group that potential clients needn't be helped to remember the Crosstour's subordinate nature. In all honesty, there are a few focal points to running with a Crosstour; boss among them is the accessibility of all-wheel drive, which isn't offered with Accord. Further, Crosstour drives more like an auto than any hybrid SUV. Its lifted ride stature may be viewed as an or more, also                                                                                                                                                                                           Crosstour’s styling definitely falls into the polarizing category. Depending on how you look at it, the model either delivers the best features of the Accord’s visage, along with elements of a crossover SUV. Or, grafting crossover attributes onto the look of the Accord makes for a completely ungainly appearance. It’s really a question of perspective. At any rate, if you like the Accord, but wish it were offered in a hatchback body style, the way it was for so many years in the past, here’s your best shot at an Accord hatchback and the utility such a configuration brings to the model.

Inside, Crosstour and Accord (the previous generation, mind you) are identical. The sweeping roofline makes for a roomy passenger compartment, and the hatchback helps the Crosstour claim 51.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the real Crosstour's energy originates from a decision of two motors. The 2.4-liter four-chamber makes 192 strength and 162 lb-ft of torque. Honda sets this motor with a five-speed programmed transmission and front-wheel drive. The other offering is a 3.5-liter V-6 with 278 pull and 252 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed programmed transmission are standard here, yet all-wheel drive is accessible as a choice. 

Efficiency is evaluated at 25 miles for every gallon joined for the 2.4-liter four, and 23 mpg consolidated for the V-6 with front-wheel drive. Get all-wheel drive and the EPA says you can expect 22 miles for every gallon consolidated.                                                                                                                                                                              On the safety front, Crosstour features ABS, traction control, stability control, a full complement of airbags, and a rearview camera system. Upper trim level models include Honda’s LaneWatch, which uses a camera in the right-side rearview mirror housing to provide a view of the blind spot when the right turn signal is activated.

The IIHS rates Crosstour with its highest possible accolade (“rock and roll”) in all testing.  says Crosstour is a four-star vehicle in rollover ratings, but shows no crash test ranking for the model.                                                                                         For the 2015 models, Honda Crosstour EX pricing starts at $27,530. Standard features include automatic headlights, foglamps, a sunroof, power accessories, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth telephony.

All new $31,190 Crosstour EX V-6 trim package adds keyless entry and push-button start, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth audio streaming, and smartphone application integration.

All new $31,215 EX-L package adds leather, heated front seats, forward collision, lane departure warning, and satellite radio. Another $2100 gets EX-L w/Navi (and yes, a satellite navigation system). EX-L V-6 comes in at $33,835, while EX-L V-6 w/Navi commands $35,940. All-wheel drive EX-L V-6 goes for $35,285. Crosstour base pricing tops out at $37,385 for an all-wheel drive EX-L V-6 w/Navi.           

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Sonic is a lively sport , small autocar  for the individuals who need more than only an approach to get around. It's for individuals who affection to have a fabulous time in the driver's seat because of the accessible turbocharged motor that offers an EPA-assessed 40 MPG parkway. Truth be told, Sonic has a significant history with regards to security. The 2015 Sonic was named a 2015 Top Safety Pick in its Small Car portion by The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety . Also it's the main auto in its class to offer 10 standard air packs. Sonic hatchback offers seating for five with 19 cubic feet of load space — 47.7 cubic feet with back seats down.† You'll get a lot of room in the Sonic which offers 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space,† more than Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Both models offer a 60/40 split-collapsing back seat permitting you to discover a setup that is simply right, whether it's getting the most recent show or grabbing food or groceries after work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The bold, sporty design of Sonic Hatchback demands attention everywhere it goes. People react strongly to the exposed headlamps, dual-port grille and motorcycle-inspired taillamps of Sonic. And get ready for a driving experience unlike any other because Sonic Hatchback cars offer the available power you’ve always wanted. Any way you look at it, this is the total package.                                                                   The dual-cockpit interior and motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster with Graphite Silver accents get your heart racing even before you turn the key. Enjoy the comfort of perforated leatherette seats in the LTZ or the leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber inserts in the RS and Dusk. The Sonic RS and LTZ include heated seats for the driver and front passenger. The performance-inspired design elements Sonic Hatchback boasts on the exterior are exactly what you expect.                                                                                                                                                                             Subtle Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior contrasted by matte-finish upper and lower grille bezels, door handle inserts and decklid trim
Rear spoiler and 18-inch aluminum wheels with Midnight Silver finish
Jet Black leather-appointed seats with sueded microfiber accents and Mojave inserts
Sonic RS
1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission                                                                                                                                                                                  available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi
Sporty gear ratios with racing-inspired aluminum sport pedals
Lowered and stiffened suspension designed for you to take control  .connectivity through OnStar  The powerful signal gives you and your passengers the ability to connect up to seven devices to the Internet, giving you the freedom to roam while connected.RemoteLinkKey Fob Services to remotely start and lock/unlock your car
OnStar Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification to help make service scheduling easierSonic offers available innovative safety technology such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and available rear vision camera.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Available Forward Collision Alert issues a warning sound to alert you of a possible collision
Available Lane Departure Warning will alert you when you drift lanes without signaling
Available rear vision camera helps you back up more safely
 Sonic Small car safety protect
Sonic is the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags
Sensors throughout the vehicle determine how many air bags deploy
The cabin is reinforced with high-strength steel throughout

 Sonic Small car safety respond
Built-in sensors automatically contact an OnStar Advisor to see if you need help
The advisor uses GPS technology to pinpoint your location and request emergency help
It’s part of the OnStar Guidance Plan

Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important safety information.   Standard ECOTEC 1.8L I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission delivers 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque in the base model. The available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission offer an EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway without sacrificing power or athleticism.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sonic drivers are individuals to the core; you know exactly what you like. So explore our wide range of available dealer-installed Chevrolet Accessories, from all-weather floor mats to performance parts. You’ll be sure to find something that is unmistakably you.            

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


All new 2016 Subaru WRX joins a modest bunch of moderate, minimized all-wheel-drive super autos composed in light of execution above all else. Since it is worked from the Impreza stage, the WRX offers the additional point of preference of an open inside and vast trunk. Albeit just offered as a car, the WRX is still an adaptable games auto. Nonetheless, in the event that you totally should have a hatchback, more current contenders, similar to Volkswagen Golf R, can fulfill Rock and Roll.
The individuals who do run with the WRX get a huge measure of execution for their cash, with a decision between the 268-pull WRX or the 305-hp WRX STI, which additionally includes a more complex all-wheel-drive framework, a stiffer suspension and a water driven versus electric force controlling setup. Best of all, not at all like some powerful execution autos, the WRX makes a brilliant year-round sidekick since it's as open to being a day by day driver as it is a real rock and roll band head on the highways.                                                                                                                       The WRX and WRX STI gain some new safety features plus vastly improved audio and navigation systems. Limited models can be equipped with Subaru's EyeSight collision avoidance system, a blind spot monitoring system,rear cross-traffic alert ,lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist. Premium and Limited trims get new 18-inch alloy wheels and can be equipped with a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and navigation. The STI trim can be fitted with a new, low-profile rear spoiler. The STI will also offer a Series.HyperBlue edition limited to just 700 models. The 2016 Subaru WRX utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-chamber boxer motor that delivers 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Efficiency with the 6-speed manual is appraised at 20 miles for each gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the thruway, while the programmed ceaselessly variable transmission gains 18 mpg city/24 mpg hwy. The all the more capable WRX STI accompanies a turbocharged 2.5-liter motor and is offered just with a manual transmission. Natural Protection Agency gauges for this model are 17 mpg city/23 mpg hwy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The base WRX ($27,390 includes a 6-speed manual transmission, 17-in compound wheels, sport-tuned suspension, slant begin help, controlling wheel controls for sound and Bluetooth, journey control, aluminum amalgam pedal spreads, Starlink 6.2-in touchscreen, AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM radio with six speakers and USB/iPod reconciliation, HD Radio, Bluetooth spilling sound, lit up force window switches, electric-help power directing, automatic atmosphere control,power windows, mirrors and entryway locks, sport seats, a backup camera and a tilt-telescopic guiding steering wheel.
The WRX Premium ($29,685, manual; $30,885, CVT programmed) includes the All Weather bundle (headed side mirrors and windshield de-icers,headed seats), mist lights, 18-in wheels, lit up vanity mirrors, power moonroof or sunroof, SI-DRIVE execution administration system with two manual shifting to a 6 speed- or  8-speed) and directing steeringwheel paddle-shift control switches (automatic only), and a position of  low-profile trunk spoiler.  The WRX STI Limited ($40,785) incorporates a 8-way power driver's seat, 18-in BBS wheels, automatic on/off headlights, an EyeSight collision avoidance system with adaptive cruise control, a blind side observing system, back cross-activity ready, path keep help, power moonroof or sunroof, keyless section with push-catch beginning, route and a 440-watt 9-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.

Choices for the WRX Premium incorporate route radio with Harman Kardon sound and cell phone Aha application combination. Visual perception is just accessible on models outfitted with the CVT programmed, in spite of the fact that a blind side checking systems and back cross-activity alarm can be added to manual transmission models. The Limited trim offers the route overhaul, and additionally keyless get to and push-catch beginning. There are additionally various merchant introduced choices that incorporate upgraded overhauled Kicker speakers and Rock and Roll, an execution deplete and a performance exhaust and a short-throw shifter kit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             All WRX and WRX STI models come with front-seat side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, a driver's knee airbag, electronic traction and stability control and incline-start assist, which keeps the vehicle from rolling backward when starting off on an incline of more than five degrees. The STI is equipped with Brembo performance brakes for better stopping power.

The Impreza, on which the WRX is based, excels in both independent and government crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Impreza five stars overall, with four out of five stars in the front-crash test and five stars in the side-impact and rollover crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the 2016 WRX and bestowed its best rating of Good in all crash-test categories, while also awarding the WRX a Top Safety Pick rating. We can disregard the noisy cockpit and hard plastic bits inside the WRX's cockpit. We can even turn away our eyes with regards to the WRX's excited styling. Why? Since the WRX is such a splendid entertainer, offering the sort of execution that can disgrace autos that are twice, even three times, its cost. On the track, the new 2.0-liter turbo demonstrates a ready accomplice that is constantly prepared to serve up adequate force. The torque-vectoring framework maintains a strategic distance from understeer when leaving corners, and the firmer suspension holds this auto in the bends as though the tires were stuck to the black-top. While a manual transmission is normally best in an execution auto, we may really exchange the WRX's notchy 6-speed transmission for the new CVT programmed. With SI-DRIVE, the systems reenacts manual gearshifts (six in typical mode, eight in Sport Sharp) by means of an arrangement of controlling wheel paddle shifters.

In the STI, the capacity to pick torque appropriation and differential settings, combined with the 305-hp motor, makes a driving background deserving of the quickest supercar. It's no big surprise the WRX has pulled in numerous fans without the assets for an Audi S4 or BMW M, yet won't let that ruin their great time.