An SUV provides an owner with a lot of options when getting ready to head out for the day. Their versatility means a driver can carry passengers, gear, tow a trailer, head off the pavement or just enjoy the ride in a great looking vehicle. As a multi-functional class of vehicle knowing which ones to look for in the upcoming model year will help anyone who is ready to buy a new SUV with their vehicle shopping. Here are ten that already have had a great deal of consumer interest paid to them and will lead the way for the new model year.
For decades, car dealers have been viewed through a negative lens in the eyes of retail customers. They are often viewed as deceptive and always on the hunt for people to rip off. The combination of the Internet and a trend towards transparency has brought the modern car dealership into a realm of good business practices. It’s not as profitable as it once was, but being a car dealer today is more honorable than ever before. From clear pricing through sites like TrueCar to straight-forward automotive advertising, the most successful dealerships today have embraced the digital age and become beacons of integrity within their communities.
As the only crossover SUV in the Luxury Class to achieve a perfect five star crash test rating, the 2014 Volvo XC60 is a great SUV that offers a full complement of luxury features as well as a plentiful allotment of safety features. Taking notice of the crash test rating the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has sought fit to award the XC60 with their Top Safety Pick Plus Award for 2014. According to NJ Volvo, having a reputation that is built on safety, this is still a great achievement for Volvo which offers a great SUV to allow owners some individuality with the vehicle.
With older squared off edges and a very long and utilitarian feel, the Lincoln’s of yesteryear felt like cars befitting the older generations as a sign of retirement and a need for comfort and luxury. With the MKZ, Lincoln has dispelled any feeling of what a Lincoln used to be and now offers an excellently styled, entry-level luxury car that made the Auto Trader list of one of the top seven entry-level luxury cars for 2014.
The new stylings of the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander show a vehicle that is more aerodynamic by having rounded of many of the sharp edges of its predecessor, and lost approximately 200 pounds. The Outlander is now considered to be a “compact” SUV and happens to compete in the class that contains crossover SUV’s and stations wagons.
This guy on a bike gets lifted up after a truck whizzes by. Luckily, the mattress that the truck was carrying had just fallen off an coasted right underneath him as he fell.
The very thought of narrowing it down to 10 cars at a show the size of the Geneva Motor Show is pretty much a lost cause. There are 50 deserving to be in the top 10, but who wants to see a top 50 list? Of note as a brand was Aston Martin, who won the show as a whole despite not appearing in the top 10. For better or for worse, we’ve looked at hundreds (maybe thousands) of images that have been flooding the internet over the last few days and these are our faves. Rip into them if you want. Otherwise, enjoy…
Land Rover has maintained a strong (albeit obscure) reputation in the automotive industry for years. They have always known their boundaries and they never cross them. A Land Rover buyer is a Land Rover buyer, so there hasn’t really been a need to do much advertising or promotions. When the do get into marketing mode, it’s normally very safe and classy. Their latest teaser video for the Geneva Motor Show takes them out of the comfort zone. It’s cool. It’s strange. It’s both, in our humble opinion, but it might just be one or the other.
It’s been a couple of years since the Volvo Group first declared their stated goal of setting the standard for transporting of goods and necessities around the world. How are they doing so far? Is there a change amongst supply chains? How about Volvo dealers? Has the Volvo hybrid bus started taking people around your city yet? Let’s look at their vision and see if they’ve achieved their goals.
As lifestyle choices go, our public addiction to the stars of Hollywood and music expands well beyond what they’re wearing or how they cut their hair. The cars they drive keep us enthralled as well they should. After all, it’s a connection. Halle Berry driving the same Lexus RX350 or Brad Pitt in the same Chevy Camaro that we drive gives us something to feel proud about, even brag about to our friends. In this infographic from Yahoo, we get to see exactly what some of the biggest stars of Hollywood use to get to the grocery store.
If there’s an American car the evokes emotion with its storied history, it would be the Corvette. Here, we explore the evolution of the iconic ride courtesy of Green Bay Chevrolet Dealers.
It’s hard to imagine a world where Honda had to fight for the attention of buyers and even sellers in the automotive world, but that’s exactly where we were in the 70s and very early 80s. This changed quickly thanks in part to high gas prices and in part due to reliability standards by the early- to mid-80s as the brand was hard to keep on the lot. These vintage images compiled by Rusty Wallis Honda in Dallas give us a nice perspective on the way things were back then.
It has been 46 years in the making, but we are finally on the verge of having the next Stingray. Very few were disappointed and one might contend that those who claim to have been disappointed were going to say that regardless of what the Stingray manifested itself as this time. Here are some images of the hot ride compiled by Denver Chevrolet that show this beast and the curves that make it stunning.
The Honda Accord has been a part of American and world driving culture for a long time. Over the last three decades, it has seen many versions and millions of owners, but it is somehow able to stay at the top, almost indefinitely.
Today, trucks are often big, tall, and useful. That’s not how they’ve always been. There was a time when a great truck has a small bed, a low profile, and a length not much longer than a car. That doesn’t make them any less mean. In fact, if you check out these trucks compiled by Wisconsin Ford Dealers, it’s clear that the 50s produced trucks that were as mean (and awesome) as they come.
The pros and cons between driving a car with a manual transmission and one with an automatic transmission have been debated for years. While most understand the differences in how to drive them, few go into great detail when truly comparing them. This graphic from Portland Toyota gives us a nice visual breakdown.
When one thinks of art, they rarely think of taking their grandmother’s Cadillac and putting it into the ground in a angle and structure identical to the great pyramids, but that’s exactly what is happening at Cadillac Ranch. Compiled by Milwaukee Chevrolet Dealers.
Most who know of the Mustang named Eleanor think of the Nicolas Cage version from the 2000 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” which featured the ‘67 Shelby GT 500. What many don’t know is that the movie was a remake of a 1974 movie that featured a ‘73 Mustang Mach 1. Here is the amazing vehicle in all its glory compiled by Cincinnati Ford.
The convergence of nature and technology often yields an ugly picture as beauty is supplanted by the grotesque machinations of humans. Sometimes, nature wins over technology and the results can be stunning.
These images compiled by Yonkers Used Cars shows that sometimes even symbols of a decaying civilization can be amazing.
Chevy has been known for decades for its icons, particularly the Corvette. Movies and music have used the automaker as a source of inspiration and the focus of interest throughout the company’s first century.