August 2015 Gasoline Report: Pump Prices Set to Fall

The average price of regular unleaded gasoline reached $2.79 per gallon in July, down one cent from June. Gasoline prices averaged $2.51 per gallon over the first seven months of the year, which is 29% below last year’s $3.55 average. After rising by a combined 25.7% between February and May, crude oil prices ticked lower over the past two months. 

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Quick Spin: 2015 Honda CR-V AWD Touring

A mid-cycle refresh gives this CUV new standard features, which include a new engine, transmission, enhanced exterior and updated interior styling.

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Honda S660 Roadster a Hit with Brand Aficionados

With the long-lasting success of Honda's S2000 roadster in mind, the automaker has begun to get its groove back by means of its new, Japan-only S660 model. The market, however, is not reacting exactly how the company anticipated.

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Quick Spin: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

Hyundai’s mid-size luxury sedan raises the bargain bar in 2015 after receiving a full makeover, inside and out.

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Infiniti Q50, Now With Turbo Power

In recent years, the auto industry has seen a shift from naturally aspirated power plants to turbocharged and supercharged engines. More power with greater efficiency is the name of the game and these small displacement, forced induction engines deliver. Infiniti is the latest manufacturer to join the trend with its announcement the Q50 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder power plant. 

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Electric Vehicle News: EV Roadmap 8 Conference

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel at the 8th annual Electric Vehicle Roadmap conference in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Portland General Electric and Portland State University, the conference provides a forum for manufacturers, suppliers, government officials, and other key stakeholders to discuss (and debate) the current and future state of EV affairs. Conference attendees were extremely well-informed and passionate about the opportunities EV technology presents. While their opinions on root-cause were varied, participants were quick to acknowledge the challenges faced by EVs as well.

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Quick Spin: 2015 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab With V6 EcoBoost

America’s best-selling truck drops heavy steel sheet metal for lighter aluminum, adds a fuel-efficient V6, and even comes standard with tailgate cupholders.

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Quick Spin: 2015 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab With V6 EcoBoost

America’s best-selling truck drops heavy steel sheet metal for lighter aluminum, adds a fuel-efficient V6, and even comes standard with tailgate cupholders.

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Subaru’s “Always Be Closing” Month is Best in Company History

In the movie Boiler Room, Ben Affleck’s character emphatically lays into his staff of stuggling salesmen, “Always be closing!”Apparently, the folks at Subaru have taken heed to a similar sales mantra.

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Quick Spin: 2015 Lexus IS250 AWD

Is the Lexus IS the next quintessential sports sedan? Find out in this week’s review of the luxury compact sedan.

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