95SOLID Overall Impression Upscale interior.Plenty of standard features.Ride is a little firm for the class. ProsEngine Power Interior Trim & Accents Sporty Handling & SteeringConsFuel Economy Rear Cargo/LegroomThe Mazda CX-5 was high on the fun-to-drive meter before the new turbocharged engine arrived, but now it has power to spare, even at altitude. The new 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder, sourced from the three-row CX-9, adds even more fun for driving enthusiasts. We recently jumped behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature with all-wheel drive, the top-trim in the model line. The new Signature trim gets a broader list of premium features and conveniences to match the enjoyable driving dynamics. What’s New For 2019 For 2019, the Mazda CX-5 gets a more powerful engine for Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now available, as are ventilated front seats and a surround-view parking camera. G-Vectoring Control Plus, … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Review: A Sports Car In Disguise
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The GCBC Analysis Overall, Sports Car sales in America were a mixed bag of results. Muscle Car sales and Misc. Sports Car sales were down, but Euro Sports Car sales and Premium Sports Car sales were actually up. First, the bad news. The Muscle Car segment was down over 5,000 units. All cars in the segment saw a decrease for the month. Those decreases were well into the double-digit percentages. Advertisement In the Misc Sports Car segment, the only vehicle that saw a sales increase for March was the Lexus RC. Every other model saw a sales decrease in the double digit percentages. Overall, sales were down about 4,700 units. In the Euro Sports Car segment, the two new BMW models are what helped the segment keep from having a decrease overall. The Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class also saw a modest rise in sales. Other than those three models, it was all bad news. In the Premium Sports Car segment, the Acura NSX, BMW i8, Ford GT, and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT all saw sales increases. The segment as a … [Read more...] about Sports Car Sales in America – March 2019
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. A hairdresser’s car? A worthy alternative to the Porsche Boxster? The savior of BMW’s sports cars in a time when that market is declining? A Toyota Supra? The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i could be all of those—and maybe a bit more than people will give it credit for. (Full Disclosure: BMW needed me to drive the new 8 Series and Z4 so badly it flew me all the way to Portugal and paid for my food and booze.) It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the replacement for the E89 Z4. Thanks to the much-hyped (over-hyped at this point, I’d argue) partnership with Toyota to co-develop the new Supra, the anticipation for the Z4 has been much higher than you’d normally expect. The folks here at Jalopnik have been dutifully reporting on the crazy rumors surrounding this new sports car since 2012, if you can believe it. (Remember when it was supposed to be a hybrid replacement for the LFA?) It’s … [Read more...] about The 2019 BMW Z4 Isn’t a Hardcore Sports Car, but Here’s Why That’s Okay
Sam has a 2005 Mini Cooper S, which is a fine little car, but not quite practical for a growing family. He wants something sporty, fun, and practical and has a pretty healthy budget to accomplish this task. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I’m a new dad who needs more space than my ‘05 Mini S (manual) can provide. We’re planning on having a second kid in the near future, and I’d love to be able to operate car seats without dying and not need to drive with the steering wheel in my throat. At the same time, I’m not at all ready to hate my time in the car. I need space for two car seats in a reasonably sized car that can still fit in my garage and parallel park. I would like something that is a sneaky joy to drive (think performance lines from mainstream brands). I would love … [Read more...] about I Need a ‘Cool Dad’ Car for $60,000! What Car Should I Buy?
Don Sherman of Car and Driver is back talking about the near-future of the Chevrolet and what the next 18 months should bring. As the technical editor for C&D, the long-time 1967 Corvette owner has many friendships and sources inside GM and the Corvette team. That doesn’t mean Don is 100% up on what’s going on with both the launch of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 or the C8 mid-engine Corvette. No one is. But we like to think of Sherman’s articles on Corvettes like a modern-day EF Hutton commercial. When he speaks, we need to shut up and listen! Don recently posted about the future of the Corvette on Hagerty.com and he had some interesting takes after visiting the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and taking part of the public tours before they recently closed them down. Don was the guy who first put out there that the 2018 Corvette ZR1 will be introduced on August 6th at Road America during an IMSA race. He still believes that’s where the public will first see the … [Read more...] about Car and Driver’s Don Sherman Looks Into Crystal Ball for the Future of Corvette