November 2023

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premum

In the Market for an electric car?
Mach-E continues to Impress

By Jim Prueter

(November 30, 2023) The Mustang Mach-E when first introduced for the 2021 model year it was met with both confusion and controversy. Mustang loyalists were none too pleased about an electric vehicle riding herd on the pony's iconic name, sensing it was simply a marketing ploy and worse, the hypocrisy that Ford would call a four-door crossover fully electric powered vehicle a Mustang.

2023 Los Angeles Auto Show — The director's cut

By David Boldt

(November 29, 2023) LOS ANGELES — To most mainstream media, automotive topics are invariably reduced to either Tesla or, more recently, the UAW and its industry-wide strike. Happily, there’s more going on in the business than Elon Musk or the battle for a sustainable wage. These are transformative times for the auto industry, and while the return to urban zip codes and the rise of ride services have rendered automobile ownership an option, many still rely on their cars, trucks and SUVs to navigate life.

Chevrolet Silverado holds second spot in pickup sales ahead of Ram

Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden

(November 26, 2023) It you have ever taken a moment to look around you when idling at a busy intersection, it should come as no surprise to you that pickup trucks rate among the most popular vehicles on the road today. In fact, putting together numbers supplied by Car & Driver magazine, the top three vehicles in sales last year were pickup trucks with the Ford F-Series leading the way and the Chevrolet Silverado reclaiming the No. 2 spot from Ram, which checked in at No. 3.

Lexus (luxury), Honda (mass market) lead in residual value

Lexus tops J.D. Power Residual
Value Awards for 4th straight year

(November 24, 2023) TROY, Mich. — As new- and used-vehicle prices continue to rise, the resale (or residual) value of those vehicles has never been more important to consumers, according to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. ALG Residual Value Awards.  For a fourth consecutive year, Lexus received the brandaward for best premium brand, while Honda received the award for best mass market brand for a third consecutive year. Three marques — Honda, Lexus and Toyota — were each recognized with four model segment winners.

2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Refreshed Wrangler gets
new plug-In hybrid option

By Jim Prueter

(November 23, 2023) It has been more than 20 years since the iconic Jeep Wrangler first launched the "Rubicon" edition on what is essentially a factory-built off-road specialty vehicle. The Rubicon is named after the Rubicon river trail located in California's historic gold rush territory west of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada's.

Gas prices fall to lowest level since February fueling holiday travel

(November 22, 2023) GasBuddy, a leading fuel savings platform, has released the results of its annual Thanksgiving Travel Survey, revealing that more Americans plan to hit the road for the holiday. Forty-one percent of respondents said they plan to take a road trip this year, an 8% increase from 2022. Additionally, the national average price of gas is projected to drop to $3.25 per gallon, saving Americans nearly $1.2 billion during holiday travel compared to last year.

Hyundai, Kia and Porsche lead the charge in Edmunds EV charging tests

Pioneering new test sets industry
standard, challenges auto claims

(November 21, 2023) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The car shopping experts at Edmunds have unveiled the Edmunds EV Charging Test, a rigorous, independent evaluation of electric vehicle fast-charging speeds that provides consumers with crucial information about the time required to add range to a vehicle's battery.

55.4 million Americans expected to travel this week

This year’s holiday forecast
a 2.3% increase over last year

(November 21, 2023) WASHINGTON, D.C.  — AAA projects 55.4 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s Thanksgiving forecast is an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000. The top two years were 2005 and 2019, respectively.

Sales heat up for refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair compact SUV

By Paul Borden

(November 20, 2023) The Corsair may be the smallest entry in the Lincoln’s all-SUV fleet, but latest sales figures show that it is punching well above its weight class. According to figures reported by, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair jumped 28 percent for the third quarter with its 7,852 units sold, finishing second to the Lexus NX, which led the compact sales segment with a whopping 17,647 sold from July through September.

Toyota Prius named 2024 MotorTrend Car of the Year

(November 17, 2023) MotorTrend has named the 2024 Toyota Prius as the 2024 Car of the Year. This marks the second time that the Prius has won the award — the first being in 2004.