Matthew DeBord, provided by Published 10:13 am CDT, Saturday, April 6, 2019 Matthew DeBord/BI The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a mid-size, three-row crossover SUV whose powertrain is related to the Acura NSX supercar. Competition is intense in this segment, but Acura has a worthy entrant. If you want an excellent luxury SUV that's cheaper than a BMW or Audi, yet has great performance and lots of the tech, the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is worth a look. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Consider Acura — I know I have. I've nearly bought an Acura a couple of times, and in the time I've been reviewing cars at Business Insider, I've driven many and enjoyed them all. Acura, Honda's luxury brand, debuted in 1986 and has been producing excellent vehicles ever since. The NSX supercar nabbed our Car of the Year award in 2016, and other Acuras have been finalists. As luxury brands go, Acura takes a lot of agita off the table. If you're familiar with Honda, … [Read more...] about I drove a $60,000 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to see if the fuel-efficient SUV can take on Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. Here’s the verdict.
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Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 10:50 AM EDT Apr 2, 2019 The completely redesigned 2020 Ford Escape, a popular compact SUV and the company’s No. 2 bestselling vehicle after the Ford F-Series pickup, debuted Tuesday. One key change? A second row that offers more leg room than a full-size Chevy Suburban, noted Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of product development and purchasing. The 2020 Ford Escape, which goes on sale in the fall, is designed to compete primarily with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. This is the Escape’s first complete redesign since the 2013 model year. Ford calls the new version lighter, sleeker and sportier. Sales of compact sport utility non-premium vehicles surged from 1.8 million in 2012 to 3.5 million in 2018. The biggest spike occurred 2017 and 2018. Consumers said they wanted more leg, hip and shoulder room for passengers than in previous designs. So the company … [Read more...] about Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape unveiled ahead of fall release
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Published 11:07 am PDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 While many of the cars on the road today are capable of exceeding 200,000 miles, few do — less than 1 percent on average. Here are the five longest-lasting cars in the Bay Area plus five other models that are highly ranked nationally for their longevity. less While many of the cars on the road today are capable of exceeding 200,000 miles, few do — less than 1 percent on average. Here are the five longest-lasting cars in the Bay Area plus five other models that are ... more Photo: Toyota Newsroom Photo: Toyota Newsroom Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 While many of the cars on the road today are capable of exceeding 200,000 miles, few do — less than 1 percent on average. Here are … [Read more...] about The cars most likely to reach 200,000 miles in the Bay Area
After decades of will-they-won’t-they, electric cars finally seem to be having their moment. Beyond the ever-growing lineup from Tesla–which is expected to launch a sub-$40,000 electric SUV this week–Hyundai, Kia, and Audi have all committed to releasing new electric vehicles this year. At the recent Geneva auto show, the announcements kept coming. Honda showed off an urban two-door called the Honda E, coming to Europe this year. Fiat teased a car concept with replaceable panels that you can swap on and off as easily as changing your clothes. Volkswagen debuted the ID Buggy–a conceptual dune buggy, with no roof, that can go 0 to 60 miles an hour in seven seconds. In theory! But fun! There are more models of electric cars available on the market from more manufacturers than ever before–and car design is the most radical it’s been in decades. At last, the leap to electrification feels inevitable. But that doesn’t mean the work is done. Electric … [Read more...] about The real reason you probably won’t buy an electric car this year
As ice and snow envelop many of America's roads this winter, all-wheel-drive vehicles become more desirable than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. And all-wheel drive's extra traction makes it easier to accelerate, especially on icy hills. However, traditional downsides to all-wheel drive include added cost and complexity, and reduced fuel economy. Some new 2019 vehicles offer shoppers a way to get both all-wheel drive and great fuel economy. We've highlighted a range of vehicles that get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or higher in combined city/highway driving, with the mileage leaders topping the lists. Prices are the starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination fee. HYBRIDS AND DIESELS The Toyota Prius has been the fuel-sipping leader for almost two decades, but its front-wheel-drive layout limited its appeal in wet or icy regions. That changes with the new 2019 Prius AWD-e , which arrives at dealerships early this year. With a starting MSRP of $27,310, it gains … [Read more...] about Edmunds: Top picks for fuel-efficient all-wheel drives