Make & Model Car Videos
While largely focused on aesthetics, the Acura ZDX Concept is more than just a design exercise. It presages a production version that will go on sale in the fall of 2009. Power will come from an all-aluminum V6 of unspecified power, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, sending power through Acura’s Super-Handling all-wheel drive system.
Alfa Romeo seeks to be a player in the U.S. marketplace by introducing a full range of vehicles, the first of which being the 2-seat, mid-engine 4C. In this video, KBB's Micah Muzio drives a pre-production 4C to find out if it's the right car to catapult the Italian automaker into the hearts and minds of American car buyers.
KBB’s quick overview of the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S.
Building on the charms of its A5 and S5 coupe siblings the 2013 Audi RS5 asserts its range-topping position with excellent design, exhilarating yet unintimidating performance and an iconoclastic spirit. It also commands a $10,000 premium versus its primary competitors. Is the RS 5 is worth the cost? KBB’s Micah Muzio analyzes the situation in this video.
What’s it like to drive a quarter million dollars’ worth of Bentley? Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio finds out in this video review of the 600-horsepower Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed.
What happens when you transform a sedan into a coupe then back into a sedan? You get the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Munich’s take on the growing 4-door coupe segment.
Kelley Blue Book drives the all-new Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Kbb's Jack Nerad talks with Derek Joyce of Hyundai about the segment-changing car.
Kelley Blue Book recently had a chance to drive the new Cadillac CTS-V. In most respects it’s exactly the same as the regular CTS luxury sedan. It still has a roomy, comfortable interior, plenty of soft touch materials, cool ambient lighting and a navigation system that audibly warns you of dangers ahead. In fact, besides a slightly firmer ride this could be the regular CTS. At least until you turn, accelerate or brake. Cadillac describes it as the “fastest V8 production sedan in the world.”
Kelley Blue Book recently got the chance to drive the all-new 2010 Chevy Camaro in San Diego. Like a hot-fudge sundae, it satisfied all of our cravings.
The Chrysler 300 is a full-sized rear-drive American sedan. With a roomy interior, comfortable ride and solid, masculine style the Chrysler 300 adds a charming bit of swagger to the family sedan category.
The Dart is Dodge’s attempt to reassert itself as a serious player in the compact sedan segment. In this video Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio examines whether the Dodge Dart has what it takes to play in such a competitive category.
If the Fiat 500 were Spock, the Fiat 500 Abarth would be his evil, mustached, alternate-universe twin. Forgoing the standard 500’s cute routine, the Fiat 500 Abarth has a pronounced aggressive streak, both in terms of performance and style. To see what the most raucous of Fiat’s is all about KBB’s Micah Muzio spent some quality time with one at a racetrack near Pahrump, Nevada.
With its fifth generation Explorer Ford has taken the proverbial left turn. Goodbye body-on-frame architecture, hello car-like unibody. Ford stills bills the Explorer as an SUV but in many ways it’s become something of a crossover, trading ruggedness for efficiency and comfort.
The first-ever Genesis G90 is the flagship of a new luxury division from Korean automaker, Hyundai. It’s also, in a more direct way, the successor to the Hyundai Equus.
The GMC Terrain’s distinctive style can best be described as aggressive, with an in-your-face front-end and bulging bicep-like fenders that may intimidate those who catch a glimpse of the SUV in their rearview mirror. But move inside and you’ll find this tough-looking crossover has a soft, sophisticated center. GMC has given the Terrain a premium interior with contrast-stitching, eye-catching color combinations and a “floating” center stack.
As a long-time sales leader for Honda it makes sense that the latest CR-V isn’t a radical departure from the models that preceded it, retaining the practical persona that buyers expect but with welcome improvements sprinkled throughout.
The Hyundai Nuvis Concept gives us a glimpse into the future of Hyundai design and technology. But in a broader sense, the Nuvis provides a list of features that seem absolutely necessary in all modern concept cars -- unnecessarily complicated doors and category-blurring design exploring the interaction of organic and artificial shapes. They are appropriate for a concept but, like any fantasy, reality is never far away – for example the nearly real-world Hybrid Blue Drive powertrain.
The Infiniti M is a mid-size luxury sedan competing in a class dominated by powerhouses like the BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6. The competition may be formidable but the M can hold its own. With powerful V6 and V8 engine choices, an efficient hybrid model, stand out styling and a host of advanced technologies the Infiniti M is an enticing choice for mid-size luxury buyers.
At one time or another everyone longs to leave the stresses of daily life behind, hit the open road and set off for places unknown. With that dream in mind, we present the Jaguar XK, an ideal conveyance for those who crave adventure and prefer to find it with speed, style and comfort.
Looking as if designers stretched and then blurred the rough edges of the previous model, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is larger all the way around with increased length, wheelbase, passenger room and cargo space. Inside, Jeep has added more soft-touch premium-feel materials, and the wood trim and plastics are better integrated than in the previous model, with improved fit and finish.
Where previous iterations of the Kia Rio won over buyers with low purchase prices and a strong warranty, the newest version comes to market with genuine appeal; offering a bevy of cool features, a modern powertrain, excellent fuel economy and a new-found sense of style.
The 2010 Land Rover LR4 is a replacement for the departing LR3. The LR4 offers a comprehensive list of improvements that elevate it above the humble LR3. The exterior has been lightly revised with a new front bumper and LED lighting, while the interior has been thoroughly reworked for a more premium appearance and feel. New features available for the LR4 include keyless entry and start, automatic high beam assist and a 360-degree five-camera monitor system.
As Lexus’ mid-size luxury entry the GS competes with cars like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Cadillac CTS. With aggressive styling and sporting handling the Lexus GS is well positioned to take on the best in class.
(This video is applicable to the following model years: 2007 - 2014) Although the Lincoln Navigator was the first American luxury SUV to market, its key competitor -- the Cadillac Escalade -- has gained more prominence among the young, hip and affluent. Now in its third generation, the Navigator is fighting back with new features, bolder styling and more refinement then ever before.
Take a ride with KBB’s Micah Muzio as he gives Maserati’s new mainstream offering a thorough shakedown.
Kelley Blue Book’s editorial team recently added a Mazda MX-5 Miata to its long-term test fleet. A year-long loan should help expose both the good and not-so-good of Miata ownership but KBB’s Micah Muzio decided to dive headfirst into exploring the Miata’s handling limits. In this video Micah lays out the specifics about KBB’s Miata while drifting the rear-drive sports car in the rain.
The automotive division of McLaren may be only six years old, but the fledgling automaker has produced some of the most desirable high-dollar exotics in recent memory. Tackling the more accessible end of the market is the 570S, an ultra-high-performance 2-seater.
Likely no vehicle represents the essence of Mercedes-Benz better than the E-Class. With a rich lineage dating back to the 1930’s the modern E-Class is a mid-size luxury car that embodies the core Mercedes-Benz strengths of luxury, comfort and ride quality.
Kelley Blue Book was granted a MINI Cooper Countryman to drive for one year. At the half-way point in our loan we have a clearer sense of the big MINI’s personality, having tested its practicality, fun-potential and all-wheel drive abilities.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is an exceedingly cheap little hatchback. Does it muster enough pleasantness to make that cheapness bearable? Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio investigates in this video.
Kelley Blue Book's Jack Nerad takes a quick look at the new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle on a recent trip to Japan.
For those who think a Porsche should have its engine mounted aft of the cabin and room for no more than two human the Panamera might be sacrilege. While unsettling for the elite having a four-door hatchback in the lineup means the joy of Porsche ownership is open to practical folks who may not have considered owning a Porsche before.
For years, Chrysler has been unable to persuade the Ford and GM faithful to jump ship. This time around, however, Ram may have found the magic formula to turn the tide.
Are you young and exceptionally rich? Then you might be interested the new Rolls-Royce Wraith. With stunning coupe styling, impeccable craftsmanship, and an enhanced focus on driving pleasure the Wraith is custom built to entice a new breed of customers to the Rolls-Royce brand. KBB’s Micah Muzio had an opportunity to drive the Wraith and shares his experience in this video.
Years in the making the Scion FR-S is specifically engineered to deliver thrilling rear-drive performance at a modest price. KBB’s Micah Muzio had an opportunity to drift the FR-S, test it at the race track and experience it on the streets to see if it lives up to the hype. Spoiler alert, it does.
(This video applies to the following model years: 2008-2015) More American's are learning to appreciate small cars for their fuel efficient, easy to park natures. Taking that formula and amplifying it is the Smart ForTwo, a sub-sub compact that has been sold in Europe for years but is set to push the boundaries of America's small car appreciation. Capable of parking in impossibly small spots, the ForTwo is made for city dwellers. It's also made for environmentally concerned citizens, as illustra
Subaru design over the last decade has suffered from a lack of clear direction, but we think the latest Legacy’s true-to-concept styling may indicate a smart new direction for the brand as a whole. Along with a new appearance, the updated 2010 Subaru Legacy is larger in all dimensions than the model it replaces, making for a roomier interior and improved luggage space.
Tesla loaned Kelley Blue Book a Model S electric sedan for 24 hours. Our goal was to drive it from Las Angeles to Las Vegas and back. It should have been a piece of cake. What actually happened was anything but.
We asked visitors to Kelley Blue Book's Facebook page what they'd like to know about the Toyota Prius Plug-in. In this video KBB's Micah Muzio answer those questions.
Volkswagen chose the 2009 New York Auto Show to introduce America to its new sixth-generation Golf. Set to go on sale in the U.S. later this year, the new Golf is already sold elsewhere in the world and, if its selection as 2009 World Car of the Year is any indication, it should do well when it hits our shores.
Volvo came out to the Kelley Blue Book offices to show us how the new City Safety system works in the Volvo XC60.