November 2022

When size matters, Chevy Tahoe stands out among large SUVs

By Paul Borden

(November 30, 2022) If you’re in the market for a large SUV, sooner or later — probably sooner — you’re going to find yourself in a Chevrolet showroom looking at a new Tahoe and/or Suburban. Likely it will be the Tahoe, which through the third quarter of this year had more than doubled its older stablemate in sales.

Gas prices keep sliding lower

(November 29, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. —The national average pump price for a gallon of gas dropped 12 cents in the past week. It is the steepest weekly decline since early August — nearly four months ago. Meanwhile, the cost of oil edged lower on fears of economic slowdowns elsewhere around the globe. Because of these factors, the national average for a gallon of gas fell to $3.54.

2022 RAM’s special BackCountry Edition — No roads necessary

By Jim Prueter

(November 27, 2022) No automaker continues to roll out new special edition models one after the other for their vehicle product lineup than Stellantis whose brands include Alpha Romeo, Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM trucks and more. Not only do special additions extend the design, they fine-tune the product offerings and tailors them to meet the specific needs and desires of buyers. Recent RAM truck special editions have included 10h Anniversary Edition, Red Edition, Chris Stapleton “Traveller” Edition, and Night Edition to name but a few.

EQB compact SUV latest entrant in Mercedes all-electric fleet

Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden

(November 24, 2022) Mercedes-Benz keeps expanding its all-electric fleet with a new introductory sub-compact model based on the gas-powered GLB SUV as the latest newcomer. It comes in two versions, the EQB300 and the EQB350, the former providing a bit more in the way of range and the latter more in the way of power and performance. Both come with Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system as standard. This review is based on the EQB350.

Lexus, Honda top J.D. Power 2023 U.S. ALG residual value awards

(November 23, 2022) TROY, Mich. — The resale value a vehicle carries is consistently cited as one of the most important elements vehicle shoppers consider when purchasing a new vehicle. The J.D. Power 2023 ALG Residual Value Awards, released this week, have increased importance in today’s market for both automakers and consumers, given the recent increases in the cost of new and used vehicles.

Gas prices plunge as drivers hit the road for holiday

(November 22, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drivers fueling up ahead of Thanksgiving will benefit from falling pump prices, as the national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped 11 cents in the past week to $3.66. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, while lower, this week will see the highest Thanksgiving national average price since AAA started keeping records in 2000.

2023 Infiniti QX60 Autograph — First class check-in

By Jim Prueter

(November 22, 2022) Completely ground-up redesigned and all-new for the 2022 model year, the excellent and luxurious QX60 rolls into 2023 with its dramatic styling, post interior class swagger missing from the previous generation model. The QX60 is a mid-to-large luxury crossover with three-row, six or seven-passenger seating and all-wheel-drive. Since it was all-new last year, there’s few changes for 2023 including a wireless charging pad, frameless rearview mirror and minor gloss-black accents on the exterior.

Thanksgiving travel forecast to increase despite record high gas prices

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(November 20, 2022) BOSTON — As Americans prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, average gasoline prices will be at their highest seasonal level ever for the weekend according to GasBuddy, a fuel savings platform. The national average is projected to stand at $3.68 on Thanksgiving Day — nearly 30 cents higher than last year, and over 20 cents higher than the previous record of $3.44 set in 2012. But that won’t slow many down, with 20% more Americans planning to hit the road this year.

As auto loan interest rates surge, Edmunds experts offer tips

(November 19, 2022) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — New and used car prices might be cooling slightly ahead of the holiday season, but the car shopping experts at Edmunds caution that rising interest rates should make consumers reevaluate their shopping habits before quickly jumping into a car loan.

BMW remains most shopped luxury brand, Toyota leads non-luxury

(November 17, 2022) ATLANTA – Tesla shopping plummeted while BMW maintained its stronghold as number one among luxury vehicle shoppers, and Toyota widened its lead as the most-shopped non-luxury brand in America, according to the Q3 2022 Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch reports. Meanwhile, consideration for traditional cars rebounded to pre-pandemic levels during the third quarter of this year.