April 2021

Gasoline demand continues to grow as pump prices fluctuate

(April 6, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gasoline demand measured 8.9 million barrels a day in the Energy Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly report, up nearly 4% from the week prior. Because of the jump in demand, gasoline supplies tightened to 230.5 million barrels the lowest level this year, and state gas price averages saw major fluctuations. On the week, states saw pump price changes ranging from an increase of 15 cents to a decrease of 3 cents.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport — Stylish crossover new to VW lineup in 2020

Editor's note: This review was originally written for the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport introduced last year. There have been no significant changes for 2021 but has been updated to include a few new features

By Jim Prueter

(April 5, 2021) The mid-sized Atlas Cross Sport was an all-new addition to the Volkswagen lineup when it was first introduced last year for 2020. We deemed it a more stylish derivative of the boxier Atlas on which it’s based.

2021 Cadillac CT5 gets V performance upgrade to 4.3 seconds 0-60

By Paul Borden

(April 4, 2021) A replacement for the aging CTS when it reached showrooms as a 2020 model, Cadillac’s CT5 — previewed at the 2019 New York Auto Show —  made a rather impressive debut by earning the No. 1 ranking for midsize sedans in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. For 2021, it is offered in five trims, but this review will concentrate on the 2021 Cadillac CT5 V-Series edition that tops the portfolio at a starting MSRP of $48,700 when the $905 destination and delivery charge is tacked on.

Edmunds says new-vehicle inventory continues to dwindle

(April 2, 2021) SANTA MONICA, Calif. —  Consumers in the market for a new vehicle will likely have a harder time finding what they want at an affordable price right now due to severe supply shortages affecting the automotive industry. According to the car shopping experts at Edmunds, new vehicle inventory on sale at dealerships nationwide is down by 36% in March compared to a year ago, and prices are rising for both new and used vehicles as a result.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat — Anything but subtle

By Jim Prueter

(April 1, 2021) It seems as though Dodge has put their 6.2-liter Hellcat engine in everything except their coffee. Oh, and the Durango — that is until now. 710-horsepower, 645-lb.-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission the SRT Durango racks up a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and rockets through the quarter mile lights in 11.5 seconds. Top speed reaches 180 mph.