The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the best full-sized SUVs. It looks good, it rides well, it offers towing capabilities up to 8,500 lbs., and it can haul up to nine passengers, admittedly at a pinch for a couple of them; or two passengers and a bunch of stuff; or numerous variations on these themes. The first two rows—captain’s chairs in the LT and LTZ, split bench in the base LS—are very comfortable and have as much leg- and head room as most sedans but more wiggle room for shoulders and hips, because the hefty Tahoe is 6 ½ ft. wide. If you fold down the second row of seats and remove the third row (not without some heaving and grunting) the Tahoe boasts almost 109 cu. ft. of cargo space.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the Detroit News that one of the first things he would do if elected president is to completely divest of the government’s stake in GM. He made the case to the paper that the Obama Administration is holding onto its 26 percent stake in GM solely so that the extremely-likely loss that would come from the shares is not locked in.
There was an interesting that explored part of the reason behind Chrysler’s dramatic sales rise over the past few months. While industry-wide sales growth in the US has been around 10 percent, Chrysler is growing far more rapidly around a 30 percent clip. The rub: Chrysler appears to be catering to sub-prime auto buyers more than most other manufacturers.
BMW has taken the wraps off the mid-cycle refresh it has bestowed upon its top tier 7 Series sedan for 2013. This refresh brings new technology, better power trains and other goodies to help make the 7 series a top tier competitor once again.
“What is making that noise??” I certainly wasn’t the only one asking that question the first time I heard a driver behind the wheel of the new Fiat 500 Abarth revving its heavily-boosted 1.4 liter four cylinder engine with low-restriction exhaust. Literally, in a parking lot full of amazing cars – most of which put the Fiat’s 160 horsepower/170 lb-ft ratings to shame – the car whose exhaust note drew the most attention was this little Fiat.