Auto Reviews

All-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is reinvention of the midsize pickup

For all but two manufacturers, pickup truck sales in 2014 were up significantly, even with high fuel prices most of the year. And projections for 2015 sales point to continued growth for the segment.

One midsize pickup that will do well in the marketplace from our view is the all-new Chevrolet Colorado, the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Our recent test drive of the 2015 Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Cab with a short box proved that technology, comfort, safety, and refinement are alive and well with this offering.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Super Bowl ads. While Super Bowl XLIX attracted a huge television audience of 100 million on Feb. 1, fewer automakers advertised on this year’s broadcast. During the 2014 Super Bowl, 11 auto manufacturers spent some $113 million to advertise a variety of import and domestic vehicles, but this...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD unit we recently tested provided us exactly what we needed in city driving and traveling to a mountain home in nasty weather. This seven-passenger SUV has much to offer and its Active Torque Split AWD system with three computer-controlled modes (normal, sport,...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
GMC award. In late December, the GMC Canyon was named the Best of the Best/Truck for 2015 by Autoweek. Editors praised the all-new midsize pickup for its design, utility, features, and perfect size. “Of the hundreds of vehicles Autoweek tests each year, only a relative few truly stand out...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Nothing provides more peace of mind in cold, snowy weather than a vehicle one has total faith in traversing slippery roadways. We found ourselves with an early six inches of snow, but our 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD SLT tester served us well. The ominous onyx black exterior on the Yukon, an all-new design...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Stable forecast. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has projected that 16.94 million light-duty cars and trucks will be sold or leased in the U.S. during 2015. “Rising employment and wages, continued low interest rates, and lower gasoline prices all signal an increase in new...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Kia electrifies. Kia has launched its first all-electric vehicle, albeit in California only for now. Using the platform of its most popular vehicle, the Soul EV starts at a reported $33,700, less the $7,500 federal tax credit, and a $2,500 electric vehicle rebate for California buyers. In 2015, the...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium is all we desire in sedan with few exceptions. Our tested six-generation midsize sedan offered generous power with its 2.5-L DOHC Boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 175 HP at 5,800 RPM and 174 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM. With its six-speed...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
We’ve had an interesting mix of vehicles to test recently, and next month we will provide a year in review of those cars and trucks on our top list. One that will likely make that list is the 2015 Kia Sorento SX AWD, classed as a small SUV, yet it offers abundant utility, handling, and...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Changes at Cadillac. GM’s Cadillac division, with Johan de Nysschen as its new leader (formerly with Audi and Infiniti), announced Sept. 24 that the CT6 will be the new flagship of the luxury line when the model is released late next year. “The Cadillac CT6 continues our brand’s...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
There is something almost mystical about driving a sports car or roadster, especially the potential for quick acceleration and high speeds. If one is looking for throaty tailpipes, generally a sports car can accommodate the desire. We recently tested two sportsters for a weeklong ride, just prior...
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