Today's Consumer Headlines
With independent rear suspension (finally!), a turbocharged EcoBoost engine, upgrades to the 3.7-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8, the 2015 Ford Mustang promises to be the best performing factory model ever offered. Indeed, based on the photography of the car, it will also be one of, if not the best-looking... Read More
Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Terence Howard, Taye Diggs, Forest Whitaker, Angela Basset, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Spike Lee, Idris Elba, Tyler Perry’s “Madea”, and — Larry The Cable Guy? The 2014 holiday movie season promises to deliver one of the best crops of African-American motion pictures in quite some time.... Read More
Reviewing the 2014 New Car Buyer's Guide, it becomes clearer than ever we're living in a golden age of automobiles—or, at least, what will someday be regarded as one. Sure, cars are viewed as appliances, rather than luxury items by some people, and there are far too many of them. But... Read More
Looking at the 2014 New Truck Buyer's Guide, it becomes clearer than ever we're living in a golden age of automobiles—or, at least, what will someday be regarded as one. Sure, cars are viewed as appliances, rather than luxury items by some people, and there are far too many of... Read More
On a night dedicated to recognizing the hard work of its supporters and volunteers, Trenton, N.J.,-based nonprofit One Simple Wish got a little recognition of its own. Toyota delivered a Highlander to founder and CNN’s top 10 “Hero of the Year” Danielle Gletow with help from legendary hip-hop artist Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels... Read More
We're giving away a new car! Decisive Media and Hyundai are teaming up and giving away a brand new 2014 Hyundai Sonata. To get your chance to be the one they give it to, all you have to do is help choose the winner of the People's Choice Urban Wheel Award.... Read More
Mercedes-Benz CLA, Chevrolet Silverado & BMW i3 Decisive Media has announced "The 2014 Urban Vehicles of the Year" by a panel of independent automotive journalists specializing in enthusiast and consumer automotive content. Winners will be honored at the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA), the official multicultural event of the North... Read More
Twenty-two select Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) schools will continue their commitment to sustainability with a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius liftback or Prius Plug-in vehicle. Each school will receive a vehicle in conjunction with the 2013-14 Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) tour, an environmental... Read More
There’s something intriguing about our long term 300C Varvatos Chrysler. First of all, rolling along in traffic in it, you feel, for want of a better word, “Gangsta”. Further, the very look of the car causes other drivers to get out of its way. Sinister, yet tasteful, it’s like encountering... Read More
Toyota's freshened mid-size SUV, one of the only body-on-frame sport-utes remaining, although it has a more car-like ride. This is 4Runner's sixth generation, and its cred is intact with this one. There's no V8 to be had, and the 4-liter V6 is about the same as before - 270 horsepower and... Read More
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The new Tundra got a spiffing for the 2014 model year, but that didn't deleteriously impact the raison d'etre for buying it: its brawny, beastly nature. Oh, it now has a "badder" look and more-polished interior, but the 2014, with its...
Ah yes, the good 'ol Toyota Corolla. The name alone summons a semblance of order in a bat-crap crazy world. After all, The Venerable One goes back 11 generations. A whopping 4.5 million are still on the road. So, excuse Toyota...
I’ve driven some really great cars in my lifetime. Frankly, that’s just part of the life of an automotive journalist—it’s what we do. But my head still spins and my heart still pounds whenever I recall my drive in what...
From the outside, the 2014 Kia Sorento may look like a mere freshening when compared to the 2013 model, but if you look beneath the skin, you’ll find much has changed, including a new more powerful V6 engine. Additionally, there’s...
There is much to love about the new Lexus IS sedans. Better looking, more spacious, and bristling with an abundance of tech, the small Lexus four-door now feels more like a Lexus than ever before. For 2014, Lexus is offering the...