October 2016

Paul Borden review: Cadillac CT6 follows best of the Cadillac tradition

By Paul Borden

(October 7, 2016) When you wade through all the SUVs, crossovers, and performance coupes and sedans — i.e., the “V” series — and get down to basics, the new 2016 CT6 really represents what Cadillac has been all about for well over a century.

Rinspeed Oasis at CES 2017: A rolling oasis of ideas in an auto desert

(October 7, 2016) With his new “Oasis” concept vehicle, Swiss car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht has created a memorable character role in the narrative of the evolution of personal transport. Quasi as a lone voice in the wilderness, he makes a bold statement against the notion of a city jungle requiring multi-ton SUVs for survival with this clever self-driving electric vehicle for the urban sphere.

Slight increase in gas prices seen as seasonal decline stalls out

(October 5, 2016) Pump prices have climbed higher as compared to the previous week, even though many states have switched over to winter blend gasoline and there remain abundant crude oil supplies. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline moved higher each of the past seven days reaching today’s average of $2.22 per gallon, according to AAA's weekly report.

NADA: Toyota FJ Cruiser with its cult following has best retention value

(October 5, 2016) MCLEAN, Va. — In their most recent Perspective report, NADA Used Car Guide analysts detailed the value performance of used 2013 model year passenger cars and light-duty trucks. The study found that the 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser retains nearly 100 percent of its value.

Nissan Murano takes the top spot in crossover comparison

(October 4, 2016) CHICAGO — Auto reviewers from Cars.com and MotorWeek have put the current lineup of midsize SUVs through rigorous testing to determine the overall best options for car shoppers. Contenders in the Midsize SUV Challenge include the 2016 Ford Edge, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Nissan Murano.

New-car transaction prices increase by nearly 3 percent

(October 3, 2016) IRVINE, Calif. — The analysts at Kelley Blue Book kbb.com today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,372 in September.  New-car prices have increased by $823 (up 2.5 percent) from September 2015, while falling $82 (0.2 percent) from last month.