Wednesday, August 5, 2015

10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Toyota 4Runner

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Toyota 4Runner

1. Off-road performance
The Toyota 4Runner has evolved gradually since its inception in 1984 without losing to this day the bones of a pickup. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner utilizes a reinforced body-on-frame construction. The road less travelled truly is this SUV’s natural habitat. 

2. Reliability and safety
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner stays in lockstep with the quality of Toyota’s other lines. The reliability of Toyota is peerless. Also included are active front headrests that move slightly up and forward to help reduce neck injuries. 

3. Rear lift-gate power window
This is another feature peculiar to the 2015 Toyota 4Runner that is particularly useful in the case of long items that cannot fit within the cabin, it provides that much needed extra space. 

4. High-end technology 
The th4Runners instrument panel includes a 6.1 in. high-resolution touch screen display and comes standard on all models. 

5. Premium materials inside 
For select trims and packages, SofTex or perforated leather come optional, transforming this animal of the wild into a tame suburbanite. 

6. Locking rear differential for the extremist
In case a wheel loses contact with the ground, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner evenly distributes engine power to both rear wheels on select trims. 

7. Third-row seating 
It provides a large family with the capacity to comfortably trek a suburban landscape in style.

8. Storage
Toyota put plenty of thought into the 4Runner’s cargo and storage space

9. Has the power to tow 
Capable of towing 4700 pounds; the 2015 4Runner is no featherweight, adding practicality to those fishing trips in the Great Outdoors. 

10. A best resale value award winner 
It ages gracefully, keeping its value better than comparable competitors.


10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Chevrolet 3500

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Chevrolet 3500 HD

1. Big Diesel Power 
The available 6.6-liter diesel engine is a powerhouse. When needed, the Duramax engine is capable of producing 397 horsepower and a bone-crushing 765 pound-feet of torque. When fitted with the proper towing hardware, the diesel-powered Silverado 3500 can pull up to 23,200 pounds. Not only does the Duramax engine deliver a strong performance, but it is also noted for its durability.

2. Stout Base Engine
Prospective buyers should not overlook the Vortec V-8 engine. The 6.0-liter, V-8 engine generates an impressive 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. It can move the big truck around with ease. While it lacks the diesel engine's torque, the V-8 engine is still a great power source. A lot of drivers will find its performance to be just right.

3. Z71 Off-Road Package
When equipped with the Z71 Off-Road package, the Silverado 3500 can handle practically any terrain. This is good news for the drivers who must work in extremely rugged environments.

4. Smooth Ride
The Chevy Silverado 3500’s large size does not impact its performance on the road. In fact, the truck is perfectly suitable for taking cross-country road trips. The truck’s responsive steering system helps to eliminate driver fatigue. Meanwhile, sound-deadening materials reduce road noise.

5. Roomy Crew Cab Model 
While most owners will not use their Silverado 3500 for commuting to school or work, it is a great alternative vehicle for families. The crew cab version is especially roomy. When towing a boat to the river, the entire family will be able to tag along.

6. Surplus of Towing Equipment
In order to tow a heavy load, drivers need to have the proper accessories. Fortunately, Chevrolet offers a lot of towing features for the Silverado 3500 4WD.

7. Budget-Minded Base Model
The base model is a great option for the drivers who do not need any extra bells and whistles. Even with the basic steel wheels, the Silverado 3500 is an attractive truck.

8. Great Ride Height
Everyone seems to enjoy the Silverado 3500’s ride height. When traveling down the highway, passengers will get a great view of the surrounding area. Children will especially like climbing into the backseat. Aside from buses and tractor-trailers, the big pickup truck stands taller than most vehicles.

9. Rugged Appearance
From a styling standpoint, the Chevy Silverado 3500 4WD fits the description of a heavy-duty truck. The truck’s chiseled grille gives it an extremely rugged appearance.

10. Available Luxury Features
Buyers who are willing to step up to the upper trims will be offered plenty of creature comforts. Some of the goodies include a rear-view camera, ventilated seats, a Driver Alert package, a Bose audio system, and Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system.

10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1. Safety Measures
Antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag are standard safety features on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. A collision mitigation system called Pre-Safe now comes standard and monitors the traffic ahead by radar. If the system detects an imminent collision, it warns the driver with audible alerts and initiates braking if necessary.

2. Fuel Efficiency
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic is rated by the EPA to deliver 27 mpg in combined driving (24 city/31 highway). The C400 4Matic is estimated to return 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway).

3. Size
The 2015 C-Class is far more refined, comfortable and elegant-looking than its predecessors and gives up little to its competition when it comes to performance and features.

4. Designed for Comfort – Interior
The C-Class is simply an elegant, classy place to sit and drive.

5. Trim
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes in just two flavors: C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic. The C300 4Matic can be further tailored with Luxury or Sport sub-trims. The Luxury trim is a more traditional Benz approach. The Sport trim trades tradition for performance. The C-Class sedan can be further tailored with a handful of packages and stand-alone options.

6. Drive
The C300 4Matic in particular, with its smaller engine, crisp power delivery and all-wheel drive, feels light and sharp on its feet. The C400 4Matic is no slug, the V6's added mass is apparent. Then again, so is its additional power

7. Cargo & Storage
Cargo volume in the new C-Class is a competitive 12.8 cubic feet. A new (and standard) 40/20/40-split folding rear seat and it's remarkably well-executed.

8. Ergonomics & Electronics
Mercedes' Command system, with a 7- or 8.4-inch screen, is controlled by a rotary knob and a new touchpad. You can spin and click through submenus if swiping on a touchpad isn't your thing.

9. Exterior & Styling
The overall weight is down as much as 200 pounds thanks to a chassis that mixes aluminum and steel versus the all-steel chassis. The new C-Class' body panels — including the hood, doors, roof and trunk — are aluminum, too. The C-Class is now a little bigger in size, too.

10. There's a price for every budget
With prices ranging from $36,000 to $63,000, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a car that will fit every budget.


10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Mazda CX-5

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Mazda CX-5

1. Budget-Friendly Cost of Ownership
A top-of-the-line model can still be obtained for less than $30,000. Research shows that the CX-5 has also proved to be quite reliable, which definitely helps to lower the vehicle’s total cost of ownership.

2. Great Gas Mileage
The SUV’s solid fuel efficiency will surely keep a smile on the driver’s face.

3. Energetic Engines
With a total output of 155 horsepower, the base four-cylinder engine provides just enough muscle to keep most drivers content. Designed with Mazda’s award-winning SkyActiv technology, the top-of-the-line engine transforms the CX-5 into a very spirited driving machine. Both engines have a 2,000 pound towing capacity.

4. Safety
The 2015 Mazda CX-5’s five-star safety rating will provide the occupants with an extra degree of assurance. Every 2015 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rear-view camera and a blind-spot monitoring system are also available.

5. Curb Appeal
When compared to the competition, the new CX-5 is obviously one of the most stylish crossover vehicles in the segment.

6. Fun to Drive
In terms of overall driving excitement, the CX-5 is definitely among the most entertaining crossover vehicles on the market. Driving enthusiasts will love taking the CX-5 on long road trips

7. Available All-Wheel Drive System
A front-wheel-drive system comes standard on the CX-5. Fortunately, prospective buyers can also opt for an AWD system.

8. Creature Comforts
Aside from the basic essentials, the Sport model is also available with a Bluetooth Audio package. The upper-level trims bring even more high-tech goodies.

9. Plenty of Room
Although the Mazda CX-5 is considered a small crossover SUV, it still provides plenty of room. Even the rear-seat passengers will be able to kick back and enjoy the ride. The CX-5 is an ideal vehicle for taking road trips. However, keep in mind that the rear seats can also be folded flat when needed.

10. SkyActiv Technology
Mazda’s exclusive SkyActiv Technology enables the CX-5 to operate as efficient as possible.


10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek

1. Drivability
The Subaru XV is well suited for trips around town. Standard all-wheel drive will keep you going when others must stay home. The handling of the Crosstrek is all Subaru, it exhibits good road manners, and the all-wheel drive will give you confidence when the going gets tough.

2. Reliability
Subaru vehicles have a reputation of reliability and dependability. We expect no less of the Crosstrek. Although the flat four engines are not known for refinement, they are rock solid dependable.

3. Subaru Reputation
As one of the holders of numerous Rally medals, Subaru has proven themselves on the track and on the street. They build the car that you drive through the snowy streets of your hometown, with the same tough reliability that is required when slogging through the racecourse.

4. Nicely Finished and Equipped Cabin
The Crosstrek has a cabin with a simple functional layout and high quality fit and finish. Ample head and legroom is also a benefit of the small crossover. The standard Informatics systems are easy to use and well placed on the Subaru XV.

5. Capable
The ground clearance of the Crosstrek gives you the ability to slog through the slush of winter with relative ease. Combined with the five-passenger capability and cargo capacity, especially when you add a roof rack, you will become the go to person in the neighborhood when others are sitting still.

6. True off Road Ability
Not just a complimentary all-wheel drive system, Subaru’s are legendary leaders in tackling rough terrain. Participating with your friends when they go off-road will be possible with the Subaru XV Crosstrek. The seventeen-inch wheels and 8.7-inches of ground clearance give it a tall stance so you can give all but the hardcore off-roaders a run for their money when you take to the trails.

7. Great Fuel Economy
When equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and Subaru’s constantly variable transmission, it returns and estimated 27/33 mpg, city/hwy.

8. Well Equipped
With standard all-wheel-drive and strong off road capabilities, the Subaru stands out amongst its peers. Standard cloth, upholstery, heated drivers and front passenger seat, heated mirrors, remote keyless entry, external temperature display, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control, and a six-speaker AM/FM stereo are part of the long list of standard equipment.

9. Complete Electronics
Standard rear view camera, and Starlink infotainment system with a 6.2-inch touch screen, smart phone app integration, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port gives you a well-rounded system, standard.

10. Safe
With a standard rearview camera, all-wheel drive, four wheel anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, emergency brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, head rests all round, and front and rear air bags, the Crosstrek is a safe vehicle for you, your family and friends. Safety by design has been one of the hallmarks of a Subaru.


10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu!

Top 10 reasons to purchase a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

1. Safety
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the safest cars on the market due to its 5-star safety rating by the NHTSA.

2.  Technology
In addition to standard OnStar services, the 2015 Malibu is equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi service, which connects up to seven different devices directly to the Internet.

3. Luxurious interior.
People who are big on comfort—especially in the front row—will likely enjoy the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu’s soft-touch surfaces, tasteful interior design, and available leather upgrade.

4. Multiple trim levels.
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu has three basic trim levels. The LS is the standard trim. The LT subtrim has 3 trim levels of its own; the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. The LTZ features 1 and 2 LTZ.

5. Engine choice.
Customers can choose between the standard 196-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5 liter engine and the turbocharged 2.0 liter engine that boasts 259 horsepower. Gas mileage is a respectable 25/36 mpg.

6. Solid, reliable drivability.
In terms of drivability, the Chevrolet Malibu is reliable and solid if not flashy. It drives well, corners well, and handles well; it gets a person reliably from point A to point B.

7. Large amount of storage space.
The trunk of a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is larger than that of the average sedan. This is ideal for people who generally tote large amounts of groceries, equipment, etc. in their trunks.

8. Gas-saving measures.
The Chevy Malibu has several features that reduce overall gas usage. The stop/start control shuts the engine off automatically when it is idling in order to conserve fuel. The front-end shutters are aerodynamic and the tires have lower rolling resistance.

9. Good acceleration.
Acceleration is not a problem with the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu as it receives good ratings from critics in that regard. Shifting and lane-changing are also good in the Chevy Malibu.

10. Quiet cabin.
Not only is the interior of the car luxurious, but the car’s cabin is quiet as well. Most road and wind noises are successfully blocked out, and this is truly one of the quietest Chevrolet Malibu’s ever made.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Heat makes people do some crazy things! 

We know that people have gone to some extreme measures to keep their car cool during these blistering Tri-Cities Summers. For people who don't enjoy the thought of being roasted as soon as they get into their parked car, we have put together a list of slightly less drastic measures to keep your car cool and comfortable this summer. Hope you enjoy!

1. Use a sunshade or window visor. This tried-and-true method of keeping your car cool should be your go-to option to counteract hot interior temps throughout the summer. Put up a sunshade or window visor every time you exit your car for more than a few minutes. Keep it even cooler for long periods by putting a sunshade in your rear window as well.
2. Use a dash cover. A fabric or upholstered dash cover can go a long way towards making your car’s interior more comfortable. You won’t feel as overwhelmed by the heat if you don’t have to touch hot vinyl surfaces. Dash covers also protect sensitive vinyl from sun damage that can cause cracking and fading.
3. Cover your steering wheel with a hand towel. Even if you use a sunshade, it’s a good idea to cover your steering wheel with a small towel. This will help to keep the contact temperature of your steering wheel down.
4. Park in a shady area. Whenever possible, park in a shady area. If you’re going to be somewhere for an extended period of time, it’s worth it to walk a bit farther in order to park in the shade. You’ll be happy to enter a not-so-hot car when you return from your day out.
5. Keep your precious possessions out of the sun. Any tapes, CDs or delicate items that you keep in your car should be stored out of the path of direct sunlight. Try storing your tape and CD cases underneath the seat. You can also throw a blanket over your precious possessions. If you can’t find a place in your car that will conceal heat-sensitive goods, consider placing them in the trunk.
6. Park in a garage when possible. Whenever possible, park in a garage. Your car will be out of direct sunlight and will have the benefit of near-constant shade. Even a warm garage beats being parked in the sun all day.
7. Keep windows slightly cracked. While it’s not a good idea to leave your windows all the way open, it is a good idea to leave them slightly cracked. Check to be sure that you can’t fit your arm through the crack in your window. Even a small crack will promote ventilation and help to keep your car cool.
8. Purchase a solar-powered fan. Paired with cracked windows, a solar-powered fan can make your car feel downright pleasant during even the hottest summer days. These simple fans work  to expel hot air from your car. By creating constant air circulation, they lower your car’s overall temperature.
9. Throw blankets over your seats. If your car features vinyl or leather seats, you know just how hot these materials can become when exposed to sunlight and high temperatures. To keep car seats cool, throw blankets over them. When you return to the car, you can place the blankets on the floorboards or toss them in the trunk. Keeping your seats cool will make your car more pleasant on hot summer days.
10. Leave your doors open before getting in. Before jumping into your hot car, leave the doors open for a few minutes. This will help the hot air exit and the cool air enter.