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When Driving is about Lifestyle, Car Life Nation is the Answer

Father of Teen Daughter Weighs in on Nissan Rogue

When looking for a Nissan dealer, Orange County car-buyers are displaying a clear appreciation for what I consider to be one of the most undervalued automakers out there. A divisive statement, I know… But I’ve always been caught off-guard by the appreciable qualities of Nissan’s offerings in recent years, complete with iconic styling, exemplary comfort, […]

More and More People are Buying Pre-Owned. Here’s Why…

While the automotive landscape is global in nature, there are certain vehicles whose perceived identities are symbiotic with certain countries. High-end supercars, for example, are often linked to Italy – while refined performance sedans are more commonly connected to Bavarian automakers. For decades, Asian automakers have led the charge in the creation of practical, affordable […]

Exploring Jaguar’s Electrified Future

When it comes to the topic of sustainability and alternative fuels, we’ve come a long way, especially in the last decade and a half. From the introduction of the mild hybrid powertrain to expansion into plug-in variants, fully-electrified offerings, and fuel cell innovation there’s no shortage of alternatives worth considering. But the current direction of […]

Exploring America’s Enduring Love Affair with Chevy Trucks 

Last year, in an attempt to get a better understanding of consumers in search of trucks for sale, Chevrolet conducted an online survey. The survey consisted of 1012 respondents, all truck drivers aged 18 years and older, scattered across the 50 states with additional data collected from Texas, California, and Florida to ensure more diversified […]

Meet the 2020 Mazda CX-3…Zero?

In early March, current auto news headlines were split divisively, largely fixated on the overstimulating high-end reveals of the Geneva Auto Show or the continuing woes of domestic automakers. But while the latter does nothing to generate excitement, and the former is largely unrelatable to the common consumer, there were a few unveilings that split […]

Ford Continues to get the ‘Edison Treatment’

No-one would (or even could) accuse Ford of being subtle, or passive-aggressive in the communication of their intentions. From day one, the pioneering giant has moved forward unapologetically, leading the charge of the automotive evolution, inspiring younger companies that would eventually rise to claim the coveted title of worthy competitors. And it’s with this in […]

When it Comes to EV, KIA Has Big Aspirations

These days, current auto news bears no absence of hybrid and EV-centric headlines. As evidenced by the L.A. Auto Show, Consumer Electronics Show and NAIAS (as well, we expect, by the upcoming industry shows in both Chicago and Geneva) there are two major areas of focus for automotive R&D teams. The first, and slightly-less accessible, […]

Why the NEW KIA Telluride Steals the Spotlight

Considering the amount of time that we spend around here, sifting thanklessly through the latest and greatest in automotive news headlines, it would be dishonest if we acted like it wasn’t sort of a ‘mixed bag’. Walk through our offices, take a poll, establishing each employee’s automotive preferences and you’ll find little overlap. Collectively, we […]

Comparing the 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Buick Encore

Truth be told, one of the more enjoyable elements of my profession comes in the opportunity to explore underappreciated makes and models. Once you step outside the Big 3’s most prominent brands, leading imports and certain aspirational vehicles there leaves a balance of perfectly competitive offerings that are easy to overlook. For example, the casual […]

Audi Has Us Thinking About In-Cabin VR (and They’re Not Alone)

While Audi may have counted themselves among the upmarket brands which declared an early absence from this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, they were on-hand in Las Vegas just a week earlier, attending the CES Technology conference. So what technology was Audi on-hand to present? While one might assume that it has something to do with […]