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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Is The Real 3-Year Value: Hybrid Vs. Plug-In Hybrid?

Source: Automotive Leasing Guide

While today's hybrids and their plug-in counterparts are packed with a premium price, because of the additional costs required to operate. Consumers can also expect for the non plug-in hybrids to carry a slightly lower three-year residual value, in comparison to more fuel efficient plug-in hybrids, which costs significantly more than a non plug-in hybrid.

By the way, the 3-year residual value, let's buyers know what the vehicles will be worth on the used car market a few years down the road.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Four Ways To Honor Earth Day, While Cutting Your Gas Cost

In honor of Earth Day, we've put together four ways to honor the day or in fact change your driving habits by following the suggested tips.

  1. 1.Consider changing your driving habits. Try to consolidate trips, avoid 'jack-rabbit' accelerations and sudden breaking, and consider using cruise control on less-congested roads. Some new cars these days has a Eco feature on the vehicle,allowing drivers to be conscious of their driving habits. All of these things can be done to maximize fuel economy.
  2. Consider alternative transportation. The bus, train or subway system not helps cut down on the number of vehicles on the road these days, it will save you the stress of sitting in traffic behind the wheel for what seemingly could be hours, at times. This could also save in the pocket book too. One public transportation expert said this could save up to $6,200 annually in comparison to operating a vehicle.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mazda Recalling 109,000 Tributes For Potential Loss Of Steering

Report Receipt Date: APR 04, 2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V174000

Potential Number of Units Affected: 109,000 

First Peek: The All-New Lexus NX, The Brand's First Compact Crossover

Lexus is jumping into the hot compact luxury crossover segment with the all-new Lexus NX. This vehicle will be slotted right below the RX.

The NX will be available with both a 2.0- liter turbo and a hybrid powertrain. The angular NX will be available with 17 or 18-inch wheels.

Furthermore, the NX will be available with a blind spot monitor, a rear cross traffic alert system, a wireless charging tray, a heads up display on the windshield and a radar-activated cruise control. 

As of now pricing and an official arrival date has not been announced.

Friday, April 18, 2014

2015 Lexus GX 460: A Three-Row Luxury SUV In A Class By Itself

Highlight: The Lexus GX 460 is loosely based-off the same platform as the Toyota 4Runner.

Test vehicle’s MSRP: $55,505 (Base Model starts at $49,995)

Seating Capacity: 7 or 8

Standard Safety Features: airbags (front, side, knee, rear-side, curtain, and seat-mounted for second row); ABS; LED daytime running lights; side impact beams; vehicle stability control; back up camera; first aid kit; electronic brake distribution; traction control; Hill Start Assist System; Downhill Assist Control; and Lexus’ Safety Connect System

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels; non leather seats; 10-way power front seats; power tilt/telescopic steering wheel; memory programmed driver’s seat; a 8-inch touchscreen; a push button starter; sliding front center armrests; LED low-beam headlamps; privacy glass rear windows; auto on/off headlights; integrated illuminated running boards; power moonroof; and roof rails

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York Auto Show Debuts 2015 Models From Jeep, Chevy And Infiniti

2015 Jeep Renegade

2015 Infiniti Q70, the brand's new flagship

2015 Chevy Corvette ZO6 convertible