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Oct
22

Our 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review

Author JoeC    Category Sedan     Tags

In our 2016 Cadillac CTS-V review, we evaluate how this sports-luxury sedan fares in performance, features, and style. Since 2003, the Cadillac CTS-V has been competing with highbrow European sedans.

From its racetrack-ready performance to its highly stylish exterior, the all-new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V succeeds, and here’s why.

Power and Performance2016-cts-v-sedan-exterior

With this 2016 model, Cadillac could very well have perfected its luxury-sport sedan. This year’s engine, ripped straight from the commanding Corvette Z06, is a 6.2L V8 that puts out an immense 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. Paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, this engine improves fuel economy as well, getting an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

Looking at suspension, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is 25 percent more rigid and responsive than the previous model. Aluminum construction makes it lighter and more aerodynamic, and it’s an accelerator—it will take you from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, according to Cadillac.

Whether you’re planning on doing laps on the racetrack or simply want to drive around town, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is fabulously fun, rigidly responsive, and seriously smart.

Features and Interior

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is something to look at. With 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, and other luxurious features, it’s as sleek on the outside as it is on the inside.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Leather-trim upholstery
  • Keyless ignition
  • 20-way power front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering column

All of these come standard; in fact, there are no trim levels for this luxury sedan, and only a few available options. For MSRP $92,040, you get a suite of elite luxury features, and our list only scratches the surface.

What about tech? This sedan’s cutting-edge standard tech includes:

  • 4G connectivity with WiFi
  • Wireless charging
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cadillac User Experience infotainment system
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • OnStar

And these aren’t just tech staples—this is some of the most groundbreaking technology out there.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for the CTS-V

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Jan
3

A Look at the New 2014 Hyundai Genesis

Author JoeC    Category Sedan     Tags

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis will undoubtedly be one of the top vehicles of its class this year, and if you’re in the market for a new sedan, we strongly encourage you to take a 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupecloser look and see all that this luxury mid-size sedan has to offer. Not only is the 2014 Genesis more spacious than its competitors—at 125.3 cubic feet of total interior volume, it has the space of a large vehicle in the body of a mid-size car—but its powerful engine, sleek features, and safety additions also make it worth a closer look.

Power and Performance

The standard 2014 Hyundai Genesis has a 3.8L V6 gasoline direct injection engine that delivers a class-leading 333 hp, providing you with a powerful, smooth, and efficient drive. The 2014 Genesis also gets an impressive 28 mpg on the highway, ensuring that the vehicle’s power does not hinder its fuel-efficiency.

Features

An abundance of space is not the only advantageous feature found in the 2014 Hyundai Genesis. Rather, the Hyundai Genesis provides a variety of standard features to make your driving more enjoyable, including leather seating, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, an Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster with an LCD display, and a seven-speaker audio system. Whether you have a long morning commute or spend endless afternoons carting the kids to and from soccer practice, the 2014 Genesis’s features will transform driving from a chore to a luxury.

Safety

With the Hyundai Genesis, car safety is a top priority. Though the Genesis includes plenty of luxury convenience features, it makes sure to not compromise safety in the process. The standard Genesis model comes equipped with:

  • Traction control system
  •  4-wheel abs brakes
  • Vehicle anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Occupant classification system
  • Seat belt height adjuster
  • Active front head restraints

Try It Out Today

With its powerful performance, sleek style, dedication to safety, and spacious interior, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is guaranteed to be one of the standout vehicles of 2014. If you’re even considering purchasing a new vehicle this year, the Hyundai Genesis is definitely worth a closer look.

Apr
5

Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Camry

Author JoeC    Category Sedan     Tags
2013 Volkswagen Passat

2013 Volkswagen Passat

There has never been a better time to buy a new car. Not only has automotive technology given us vehicles that are safer, more efficient, and more useful than ever before, the competition between automakers is so intense that there often isn’t all that each company is offering more and more on each of their vehicles for so much less than before. This can actually make it more difficult to pick a vehicle as you’ll end up combing through mountains of minute details in order to find the car that suits your needs slightly more perfectly than another. If you’re looking for a midsize sedan, you’ll want to take a look at the Volkswagen Passat and the Toyota Camry. Both are industry standbys, with great reputations for comfort, utility, efficiency, and safety – and here’s how they stack up.

2013 Toyoya Camry

2013 Toyoya Camry

Cost of Ownership

The base-model Camry has an MSRP of $22,235, and the base-model Passat is about $1,400 cheaper, so you’ll save money up front if you go with the Passat. The Camry, however, beats the Passat in fuel efficiency. With the Camry, you’ll get an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, for a combined fuel-economy of 29 mpg. With the Passat, those numbers drop to 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined.

Adding up the numbers, the value of each car depends on how long you’re planning on keeping it. If you’re planning on holding onto your vehicle for a decade or more, the Camry’s gas savings will more than make up for its sticker-price premium. If you’re planning on keeping your sedan for five years or less, you’ll be getting a pretty good deal with either vehicle.

Safety and Features

Standard convenience and safety features are about the same for both vehicles, but if you’re a stickler for top-notch safety score, the Passat has a slight advantage. It has 5-star safety ratings for driver and passenger crash tests, compared to the Camry’s 4-star ratings. The vehicles tie for rollover and side-rear crash test scores, and the Camry only beats the Passat in side-front crash tests, with five stars to the Passat’s four.