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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla Priced Less Than Honda Civic

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco Toyota has announced that the redesigned 2014 Corolla will start at $17,610 after an $810 destination fee when it goes on sale this fall.  Kicking Tires writes, “That's $570 more than the 2013 Corolla in base L trim, but prices for other trims decrease for 2014.” Toyota says in a press release that the redesigned Toyota Corolla will be available in L, LE and S trims. Additionally, an LE Eco trim is all new for 2014. The base ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Toyota Corolla, Model News, Pricing

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Promises Best Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Car

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Mitsubishi has announced pricing and fuel economy estimates for its newest affordable small car, the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, which will start at $13,790 after a $795 destination charge. The automaker says in a press release that the 2014 Mirage offers better fuel economy than any other non-hybrid car currently sold in America, getting up to 44 mpg on the highway. The Mirage comes with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 74 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Model News, Fuel Economy, Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mercedes GLA-Class: Mercedes-Benz Introduces its New Small Crossover

2015 Mercedes GLA-Class Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to add a new luxury compact SUV to its model line. The 2015 GLA250 4Matic will be the smallest member of Mercedes’ family of SUVs, joining the GLK-Class, M-Class, G-Class and GL-Class when it hits showroom floors in the third quarter of 2014. The GLA-Class will be officially introduced next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Compared with other compact crossovers, the 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class is slightly longer than the Range Rover Evoque, but also slightly ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Model News, Mercedes Benz GLA Class, Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen TDI Models to Get New Diesel Engine

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI engine Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine will be available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models, which will hit dealer lots by the second half of 2014. The automaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and 150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine that the automaker currently offers. Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tells Kicking Tires that the new engine should be ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle, Model News, Diesel engines

Mercedes Tops List of Stolen Luxury Vehicles

2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Luxury Sedan You may not be the only one eyeing your neighbor’s Mercedes, as a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau indicates that car thieves prefer Mercedes-Benz to other luxury brands. NICB says that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class are all among the top 10 stolen luxury vehicles. The report found that 4,384 luxury cars from the 2010-12 model years were stolen between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2012. Of the models analyzed, the Mercedes C-Class ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Stats and Studies, Mercedes Benz, Vehicle Theft

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