Mitsubishi Outlander Updates for 2014 Model Year
Jul22

Mitsubishi Outlander Updates for 2014 Model Year

Last year, the Mitsubishi Outlander received a pretty comprehensive overhaul.  So, it stands to logic that for the 2014 model year Mitsu only made a few tweaks to the car.  Nine tweaks to be precise.  Here they are below… Audio system head unit (ES model) Engine balancer shaft (all models) Newly designed steering wheel with audio controls (all models) Improved sound insulation (all models) HD Radio (SE model) 6.1-in. touchscreen...

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[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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2014 Corvette Stingray Gets Up to 30 MPG
Jul16

2014 Corvette Stingray Gets Up to 30 MPG

Chevrolet continues to give us drips and drops of info on the spectacular-on-paper 2014 Corvette Stingray.  We know it starts at $51,995 for the coupe and $56,995 for the convertible.  We know it has an 6.2 liter LT1 V8 that’s good for 455 to 460 horse and 460 to 465 lb-ft.  We know it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and can sustain 1.03 g in the corners.  And, we know among the first Stingrays produced will be 500...

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2014 Nissan Line-Up: Full List of Changes to 2014 Nissan Models
Jul16

2014 Nissan Line-Up: Full List of Changes to 2014 Nissan Models

There are lots of changes to the 2014 Nissan Model Line-Up.  Rather that summarizing them, check out Nissan’s official chart-o-changes below… – All information current as of July 16, 2013 – From Nissan Press Release Here is a top-line overview of the changes, followed by more complete “Fast Facts” product information. As always, stay tuned to NissanNews.com for the latest updates on Nissan products,...

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2014 Mazda6: Trim Levels, Prices and Fuel Efficiency
Jul16

2014 Mazda6: Trim Levels, Prices and Fuel Efficiency

The 2014 Mazda6 is out.  And, like the forthcoming all-new 2014 Mazda3 it takes fuel efficiency very seriously with active grille shutters and Mazda’s innovative i-Eloop (Intelligent Energy Loop) regenerative braking technology.  The latest Mazda6 gets up to 28 mpg in the city and 40 mph on the highway. Here’s how it works, somewhere inside the 2014 Mazda6 is an variable voltage alternator, a DC/DC converter and a...

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2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition
Jul04

2014 Ford Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition

Ford has just designed a one-of-a-kind 2014 Mustang GT in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron, and some lucky, lucky person will win this 1-of-1 Mustang is a raffle on August 1st at the 2013 EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture fly-in and air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Every year, the EAA raffles off some pretty cool cars to raise money for the EAA Young...

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Introducing the 2014 Mazda3 [UPDATE with Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy]
Jun29

Introducing the 2014 Mazda3 [UPDATE with Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy]

The Mazda3 is a good car.  It’s priced very well.  It performs well.  It drives well.  It’s built well.  It’s comfortable.  And, it’s a good looking little car.  The MazdaSpeed3 is even better.  So, expectations were high for the all-new 2014 Mazda3 leading up to its recent reveal in trendy Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  With what we’ve seen so far, the 2014 Mazda3 does not disappoint. Mazda...

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2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition
Jun29

2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition

More news on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray front.  Production of the Corvette Stingray is kicking off with the limited 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition.  All 500 examples will be matching top-of-the-line 3LT models. Under the hood, the Stingray Premiere Edition gets the variable tuned performance exhaust, Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Z51 Performance Package.  That means it boasts 460 horses and will do 0-60...

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2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Ford’s First EcoBoost Sport Truck Is Cool But Not Earth-Shaking
Jun29

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Ford’s First EcoBoost Sport Truck Is Cool But Not Earth-Shaking

It’s been a while since Ford last debuted an on-road high-performance truck.  There have been off-road high-performance pick-ups galore in the many variations of the F-150 Raptor.  But, the last street-focused über (ish) truck from Ford was the F-150 SVT Lightning from 1993 to 1995 and its reincarnation from 1999 to 2004.  Well, now we have the EcoBoost-powered 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, and the Blue Oval guys want us to think of...

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