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2020 Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride is sure to be the best selling option. Many people enjoy the Kia brand of motor vehicles. The latest release has already made a definitive impression on fanatics. They are waiting for local dealerships to pick up on the 2020 Kia Telluride. SXL Nappa Leather seats can be fitted for the 2020 Kia Telluride. There are plenty of other luxury amenities that add to the appeal of the vehicle. Trust the brand name when buying an option.

Take a test drive and see how it performs out on the road. The 2020 Kia Telluride is noted for its safety features in a number of ways. It has successfully passed performance tests and maintained a good reputation. The 2020 Kia Telluride is worth a drive and people understand that fact. Think about the incredible new options and talk to a dealer in good time. There are worthwhile aspects of the car that need to be discussed.
See what other people are saying about the 2020 Kia Telluride. Fans have spoken and they want to see the model succeed when it is unveiled. The recent release has already caught the attention of the automotive market. Magazines and catalogs are taking notice of the 2020 Kia Telluride. Special upgrades are an added boost for the popular line of vehicles. Write new reviews after an initial impression of the 2020 Kia Telluride.

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Popularity of Jeep

Jeep is the word known for everyone in the Earth since childhood. I think each man in the world dreamed about this vehicle at least once or twice. This is an absolutely recognizable automobile brand.

Since its first appearance during the Second World War popularity of Jeep has never declined. This brand had different owners and have never failed.

During the last several years, we can see the increase in the popularity of Jeep. In 2007 happened a boost of sales thankfully to the Unlimited Wrangler four-door model. Also, significant growth of sales (14% growth in a year) was in 2017 – over 190 thousand cars were sold and during 2018 over 195 thousand were sold.

Such big popularity of Jeep is possible because of a number of factors. The company’s promotion in the bigger number of markets and countries, increasing model lineup, the general growth of SUVs demand.
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Quick Review of The Anxiously Awaited 2020 Ford Explorer

Ford has always been living up to its reputation with its SUVs and this new 2020 Ford Explorer isn’t an exception. However, while it comes with new exciting features, there are a few things you may not like about it.

Features that will get you excited
The SUV comes with increased passenger space and cargo room. You’ll appreciate these two features when taking your family out for a family picnic especially when your parents are also involved. It also comes with the following safety features.
• Pedestrian detection feature
• Blindspot information
• Lane-keeping assistance
• Backup camera
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2020 Kia Telluride

After a short research on the SUVs market, my choice has stopped at 2020 Kia Telluride.

This vehicle is a good example of a midsize SUV. It will attract you with the gentle ride, big cargo space, various driver aids, long warranty.

Seems like the new 2020 Kia Telluride is the biggest car from all Kia cars. It has approximately the same size as the Chevrolet Traverse. This Kia can contain up to 8 passengers inside. The maximum value of cargo volume is 87 cubic feet.

Telluride produces with 291 hp engine. The inner design is soft, pleasurable, and upscale. Available some family-directed features like a driver intercom system.

To drive this vehicle is a great pleasure. It has enough utilities and all possible features you can acquire from cars of this class. In the best trim levels, it becomes closer to almost luxury class.
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Some best SUVs to buy in 2020

Do you want to choose one of the best SUVs? Here is a list of some best SUVs to buy in 2020.

Nissan Kicks

Attractive aggressive design, automative emergency braking and 125 horsepower inside. This model reaches 60 mph for 9.7 seconds. It is not so fast and powerful but it will save a decent amount of your fuel. The cabin is spacious enough for cargo and people.

BMW X1

Definitely the smallest BMW SUV with 228 horsepower, 6.3 sec time to reach 60 mph. Upscale materials inside the cabin and as large space for cargo as in other X-series bigger models.

Volvo XC40

It offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two variations: 184 hp and 248 hp. It has many well-thought details like a small removable garbage bin near the center console.
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How to Maintain Your Car’s Resale Value

I have seen a lot of cars and trucks in my lifetime.  It was part of my job as a car salesman to observe and evaluate the condition of customer’s cars.  Through experience, I got a “feel” for the trade-in value of cars.  Cars that had been well maintained, mechanically and cosmetically, were valued hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than the same make, model and year of cars that had been neglected.

This article will tell you how to maintain your car so that when it is time to sell or trade it you will receive the maximum value.

Guideline#1:  Clean the exterior of your  car – wash, clean and wax.

Keeping the finish of your car clean from bird droppings, dirt, chemicals and acid rain, cleaning the exterior at least twice a month will minimize any damage to its finish.

Guideline #2:  Buy and use auto protective sprays to protect and preserve the exterior vinyl (plastic) trim.

Armor  All Outlast is an excellent product for this purpose.  Use Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover to remove tar and bugs from body panels and bumpers.

Guideline #3:  Keep interior clean and shiny.

Try to avoid getting scratches in the dash, doors and instrument panel.  Here are some examples of protective interior sprays:

Armor All(tm): Interior Detailer Spray and Armor All(tm): Outlast Interior Restorer Cream.

Vacuum upholstery, carpeting and mats.  Use Turtle Wax: Power Out Upholstery Cleaner to remove stains and dirt from fabric and leather seats.  After vacuuming, wash and dry floor mats.  Use car carpet cleaners to remove dirt from carpeted mats.

Another very important consideration when maintaining your interior is to keep it smelling clean.  There are numerous auto deoderants available to keep the interior smelling clean and pleasant.  Avoid smoking inside the car as cigarette smoke is a major deterrent to potential car buyers.


Guideline #4:  Dings and Dents

Have exterior dings and dents repaired by an auto professional before selling or trading-in car.

Guideline #5:  Keep the car in good “running” condition.

Have the oil and filter changed every 3000 to 4000 miles.  Keep fluids at the proper level.  Periodically check all belts and hoses for wear and replace when necessary.  Replace spark plugs at 105,000 miles or check in owner’s manual for your car’s time table to change spark plugs.  Any unusual noises or vibrations should be investigated.  Of primary concern are noises emanating from the engine, transmission and suspension system.

Guideline #6:  Have minor issues resolved before they turn into major problems.

Major problems equal major expenditures.  By keeping up with small issues you will avoid spending a lot of money on repairs “down the road.”  I know some people prefer to fix their own cars in order to save money.  I advocate this if you have the time available to do the work and if you know how to professionally repair your car.  But, most people realize that many mechanical problems require the use of diagnostic computers that pin-point the problem, and this can only be done at the car dealership.  Minor problems can be repaired by a trusted and reputable repair shop.

Guideline #7:  Keep your alloy wheels clean and shiny.

Before selling your car, have scratches and dings removed by professional alloy wheel re-conditioners.

Guideline #8:  Keep your lights clean.

There are special cleaners such as Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer, that give your lights that “new car look.”  For “very clouded” lights you can go to repair shops that can recondition the light bezels (covers).


Guideline #9:  Maintain records.

Keep all repair bills, oil changes, parts bills, emission reports, history of ownership and title documents.

Summarizing:

These are simple guidelines to keep your car properly maintained.  A well-maintained car runs smoothly and looks great, which equates to a car that, when ready to sell or trade, will command a considerably higher resale value than a similar model that has been neglected.  If you follow the nine guidelines laid out in this article, you are virtually guaranteed the highest resale value for your car.

Happy Motoring!

Remember for your auto parts, please shop online from Amazon.com, Tirerack.com, and Vividracing.com.

Thank you.

Kreativecars.com

2019 Toyota Rav4: Review and Commentary

The new 2019 Toyota Rav 4 is the best Rav 4 since its introduction in 1995.  It has state-of-the art technology, a better quality interior, an array of safety features and the most comfort and convenience features ever in a Rav 4.

The new Rav 4 is slightly shorter, a bit wider and has a longer wheelbase.  It is available in front-wheel drive or all wheel drive.  Its standard engine is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder, and, a new hybrid model will be arriving soon.  The new Rav 4 is slightly lower than last year’s model.  An 8-speed automatic is standard on all models.  The hybrid version will have a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

  • New Exterior Styling

Exterior Styling is more aggressive and edgy – more truck like.  There is a strong resemblance to the 4 Runner and Tacoma pickup.  Because of its longer wheelbase, it has a shorter front and rear overhang.  It has more “rugged” styled roof-rails.  The new Rav 4 has higher ground clearance.  Some models have a contrasting roof color.

 

  • All New Interior

*  The Rav 4 interior has higher quality materials, and it too has more “edgy” styling

*  7″ touchscreen is positioned on top of the dashboard

*  8″ touchscreen is included in an upgrade package.  The 8″ screen has an infotainment system with built in navigation

*   A digital display rear view mirror switches from a conventional mirror to a rear view monitor

*   Other upgrades include a panoramic roof, ventilated seats and hands-free power lift gate

  • Technology

*   Rear camera with a wide angle picture in the rear view mirror

*   7.0″ touchscreen is standard and comes with:

  • Apple Car Play
  • Amazon Alexa connectivity
  • Wi-Fi antenna

*   8.0″ touchscreen (optional and/or as part of upper trim levels) has

  • JBL audio system
  • Up to 5 USB ports and charging pad for Qi compatible devices
  • Higher trim levels have a 7.0 inch TFT display in the instrument cluster (driver’s line of sight)
  • Climate and comfort controls are located below infotainment screen
  • A control knob for different off-road drive modes is positioned next to the transmission lever.  This is a standard feature on all Rav 4 trim levels

*  Engine

  • Engine has been revised to produce 15% more horsepower than last year
  • The hybrid model will be more powerful than the standard 4-cylinder models
  • Expect considerably higher MPG than 4-cylinder models

*  Transmission

  • 8 – speed automatic on all 2.5 liter 4-cylinder models
  • Continuous variable transmission (CVT) on hybrid models

Note:  As of this writing, there are no specifics as to the different trim levels, and, there are no specifics as to which features go with each trim level.

*  Safety

All new Rav 4’s come with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 that has a bevy of safety features including:

  • Forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection
  • Advanced adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist with lane-trace assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Traffic sign reader
  • Optional blind-spot monitors, surround-view camera and rear cross-traffic braking

*  All-Wheel Drive System

  • New, all-wheel drive system features a rear drive train disconnect that deactivates the rear wheels when demand is low

– Benefit:  Improved highway MPG

Note:  Available on upper trim levels

  • The Hybrid All Wheel Drive model will feature its own all wheel drive system that sends more power to the wheels than the 4-cylinder (gasoline) models.

What Do We Like?

  • The new technology and safety features
  • The overall smoothness of the engine, transmission and ride quality
  • The terrific hybrid model’s MPG
  • The better quality interior materials and improved interior layout
  • The new multi-terrain control knob select system
  • The more rugged styling
  • The outstanding quality, fit and finish and reliability
  • The new all wheel drive system
  • More luxury features
  • One of the largest interior volumes in its class

Overall, the new 2019 Rav 4 is improved in every aspect.  It has a myriad of safety and comfort features.  It has more power and increased MPG.  It offers a new, top-of-the line hybrid model that incorporates all the new features and the highest MPG.  Above all, it is a Toyota:  highest reliability, high MPG, high resale value and equipped with an assortment of comfort, convenience and safety features.

Bottom line – You cannot go wrong with a Toyota.  Check out the new Toyota Rav 4.  They should be in Toyota showrooms now.

Happy Motoring!

Remember for your auto parts, please shop online from Amazon.com, Tirerack.com and Vividracing.com.

Thank you.

Kreativecars.com

The Audi Q7 Is A Leader In Luxury SUVs

A pioneer in the luxury SUV class, the 2010 Audi Q7 accompanies three distinctive motor alternatives, every one of which is certain to satisfy their proprietors. The main motor alternative inside the 2010 Audi Q7 is a 3.6 liter, six chamber motor which produces 280 torque. This motor accompanies a programmed transmission and all-wheel drive. The six-chamber motor can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 8.2 seconds, however, has peripheral fuel proficiency of 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the expressway.

The following level motor up on the 2010 Audi Q7 costs an extra $4,000 and is a 3.0 liter six chamber motor which produces 225 pull. The 3.0-liter motor likewise accompanies a 6 speed programmed transmission and all-wheel drive. While at the same time the 3.0 liter V6 delivers less torque, it keeps running off of diesel fuel and shows signs of improvement fuel proficiency than the 3.6-liter choice. The 3.6 liter V6 diesel motor can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds and gets 17 miles for every gallon in the city and 25 miles for every gallon on the expressway.

Albeit a few pundits have recommended enhancements on the FX50’s payload and traveler region, they say that the magnificent motor tends to compensate for those issues. The survey of this vehicle at Edmunds.com says this, The 2010 Infiniti FX50 might be light on reasonableness, however, its noteworthy execution, one of a kind styling and innovative highlights make for an engaging general bundle.
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