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All-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette a supercar bargain

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 23, 2020) The all-new 2020 Corvette is by far the hottest and most talked about car of the year. Corvette has been a part of the car scene for almost 70 years and is as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. And until now, Corvette has been instantly recognizable as, well, a Corvette.

J.D. Power rates vehicle technologies — Some popular, some not

(August 21, 2020) New-vehicle buyers are being offered an increasing number of advanced technology features, some of which are hits while others are currently missing the mark. The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study finds that automakers that innovate and are early to offer new technologies — so long as customers value them — stand to benefit most as those technologies enter the mainstream.

Now is best time to sell your used car, according to Kelley Blue Book

(August 19, 2020) IRVINE, Calif. — There has been more than enough turmoil in the car market recently. The virtual shutdown of the industry this spring, in both sales and production of new vehicles, is causing profound effects that will last for months to come. As summer winds down, it is coming down to one major question: Is now a good time to buy, sell or trade-in a used car?

According to Kelley Blue Book, earlier this year, it was wise to hold off on selling or trading your car at a time when there were attractive incentives on new cars — waiting to get the best deal possible on a new vehicle and hanging onto your old vehicle until later. That later is now.

2021 Kia Seltos — Kia hits another home run

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(August 18, 2020) Let’s get straight to the point: If you’re shopping for a new sub-compact crossover utility vehicle the all-new Kia Seltos deserves to be on your shopping list. By nearly every measure possible it manages to beat the competitors from Honda, Toyota and others. Read on and I’ll tell you why.

Gas prices continue to slowly trend downward

(August 18, 2020) The national gas price average has pushed only as expensive as $2.20 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that happened just one month ago. In the last four weeks, motorists have seen the national average slowly decrease, down to today’s average of $2.17 despite gasoline demand last week reaching the highest measurement (up to 8.88 million barrels a day) since Mid-March, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) weekly report.

Bigger and bigger pickups like Chevrolet Silverado all the rage

By Paul Borden
MortorwayAmerica

(August 15, 2020) Pickup trucks, especially full-size pickup trucks, have never been high on my list of favorites. In fact, if I had to list automotive vehicles by segment, the behemoths of today would rank at or very near the bottom among my desires, perhaps ahead of only all-electric vehicles with less than 100 miles of range.

Toyota Sequoia gets a new TRD PRO trim level for 2020

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 12, 2020) Most people can anchor their understanding of time travel thanks to the 1985 Robert Zemeckis movie Back to the Future. The movie stared Michael J. Fox as the teenager Marty McFly who accidentally travels back in time in a DeLorean time machine thanks to the eccentric scientist Emmit “Doc” Brown played by Christopher Lloyd.

Edmunds names its top picks for cars and SUVs under $20,000

(August 12, 2020) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The car shopping experts at Edmunds today announced their list of top picks for new and used vehicles under $20,000 to help guide consumers seeking more affordable transportation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to considering vehicle pricing, Edmunds' editors put together their list based on a combination of Edmunds' expert ratings and consumer reviews on Edmunds.

Gas pump prices pushing cheaper again

(August 11, 2020) On the week, the majority of states saw gas prices decrease minimally — by one to two cents or saw no change at the pump. Though low, the volatility was enough to drive the national average down a penny from last Monday to $2.17. Today’s average is two cents less than last month and 49 cents cheaper than a year ago, according to statistics compiled by AAA.

Alfa Romeo Giulia intriguing choice as 2020 luxury sedan

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 10, 2020) Introduced as a 2017 model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia gets technology updates for 2020 that make it an even more attractive option for those looking for “something different” in the compact luxury sedan segment. Its Italian styling and lively handling made it an immediate hit among critics, and now such new features as a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display for infotainment functions and connectivity features like a wi-fi hotspot and SOS call add to its appeal.