65.9 F
Charlotte
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Car Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 Improves the Best Seller

Mazda’s CX-5 is the brand’s best selling vehicle, accounting for one-third of all Mazda’s sold, and major improvements have been made to the 2017 Mazda CX-5 to aid already excellent handling, upgrade cabin comfort and improve the profile. Mazda hit...

Fourth-generation 2018 Kia Rio Becoming Popular

Kia’s Rio has been an international success but has suffered declining United States sales, even as small SUVs (Rios come in hatchback or sedan) have become increasingly popular domestically. However, the overhauled, new fourth-generation 2018 Kia Rio has seen...

2018 Toyota Corolla Continues Top Legacy

Toyota’s Camry was the best-selling sedan in the United States last year, edging out perennial rival Honda Accord, but the best selling Toyota is the Corolla with more than 43 million sales worldwide in 150 countries. The 2018 Corolla is...

2018 Lexus IS 300 Adds Horsepower, Features

The feisty, fun to drive, well-handling 2018 Lexus IS 300 adds five more horses to its V6 engine this year, a choice between all-wheel or rear wheel drive, and some former options have become standard. Once costing a couple hundred...

2017-2018 Kia Forte SX Hatchbacks Add Muscle to Lineup

Kia’s 2017 Forte SX 5 hatchback added muscle to the popular compact sedan’s portfolio with a turbo-charged engine and on-road performance to handle twisty turns and curves confidently. Only minor changes have been made to the 2018 edition. This...

Hyundai’s 2018 Santa Fe Cross-over Continues Popularity

It’s been five years since Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV underwent a major makeover and that’s because its sales have increased every full year since. Improvements in gas mileage, safety features, voice recognition and styling tweaks have kept it one...

Lexus NX 200t Again Dominates Small Luxury SUV Sales

The Lexus NX 200 was launched in 2015 and is now the sales leader among luxury compact sport utility vehicles.  Nationally, the public has turned away from sedans to different sized SUVs and trucks, encouraged by the lower price of...

2017 Lexus IS 300 Competitive Compact Sports Sedan

Launched only last year, the Lexus IS 300 compact luxury sedan was the automaker’s way to provide shoppers a choice between the less powerful turbo-charged IS 200t and the more powerful IS 350 – all performance boasting four-door sport...

Hyundai Sonata Gets Upgrading for 2018

Hyundai Sonata sales slipped last year as buyers favored trucks and SUVs over sedans. In 2018, the Korean automaker hopes new front fascia, a powerful engine and transmission upgrade, suspension improvements and interior/exterior refreshing will make it more attractive...

Subaru Upgrades Limited BRZ Sports Series for 2017

Subaru’s BRZ rear-wheel drive sports coupe has improved its status as a well handling, engine growling, unique-looking, fun- to-drive vehicle for 2017. With a marketing eye towards the racing enthusiast whose wallet isn’t fat enough for a high-priced muscle...

Latest News

Essential Car Maintenance for the Essential Worker

More cities and states are issuing “stay-at-home” orders, and AAA encourages anyone who can stay off the road to...

How to Take Care of your Car When Not Driving for a Month

The current “stay-at-home” orders in the Carolinas mean that many people are rarely leaving their house. That means their vehicles are sitting idle as...

Subaru Legacy Gets a Complete Makeover for 2020 – AAA Auto Buying Review

The venerable Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan begins its seventh generation with a complete 2020 makeover. It now offers an upgraded cabin, additional safety features,...

Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed...

Take a Virtual Vacation!

by Kristen Griffie Covid-19 might have us homebound right now, but that doesn't mean we still can't "escape!" There’s no shortage of TV shows, movies, FaceTime...