Make & Model Car Videos
While staying true to its original formula, the completely redesigned Acura MDX boasts a number of incremental improvements. Join KBB’s Zach Vlasuk to see how Acura’s latest best-seller fares in the real world.
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.
Offering truly impressive acceleration and handling, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is more than just a pretty face. Yet for many the shape of the Vantage is one of its strongest attributes. In this video KBB’s Micah Muzio examines the design details of the 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
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.
BMW didn't just slap a number 4 on a carryover 3 Series that happened to have two doors. The new 4 Series features fresh aesthetics inside and out, powertrains boasting 8-speed automatic transmissions, and the lowest center of gravity of any vehicle in BMW's lineup.
Larger than a Camry but still smaller than the RAV4, the Toyota Venza features a handy rear hatch, a convenient step-in ride height and decent highway fuel economy. Although Toyota doesn’t label it as such, we like to think of the Venza as a fresh take on the station-wagon, offering everything we loved in wagons of yore but in an updated, sleek, crossover design.
Blending the efficiency of a plug-in hybrid with the sleek silhouette of an upmarket sports coupe, the Cadillac ELR is essentially an amalgamation of two niche vehicles. Is the market ready for Cadillac’s unique brand of sustainable sportiness? KBB’s Zach Vlasuk investigates.
If you’ve always dismissed the Chevy Corvette, convertible in particular, as a mid-life desperation machine this might be hard to accept but the C7 Corvette is really, really good. KBB’s Micah Muzio comes to grips with this new reality as he drives the latest Corvette Stingray Convertible in and around Palm Springs.
Kelley Blue Book's Editorial Staff ran the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Town & Country and VW Routan through the paces and rated each minivan by interior, exterior, performance, pricing and safety.
On paper, the Dodge Journey looks like a vehicle that covers all the bases. It is comparable in size to the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe, offering three row seating, unique storage and entertainment options and the choice of four- or six-cylinder engines. But what looks good on paper doesn't always translate into real world performance. Such is the case with the Dodge Journey, a crossover SUV with strong conceptual appeal that's in need of a bit more interior refinement and quality control.
Derived from Mazda’s splendid MX-5 Miata roadster, the Fiat 124 Spider exudes Italian panache thanks to a Fiat-designed turbocharged engine and a conspicuously reworked exterior.
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 PUMA vehicle is also a marriage of many existing technologies including battery-electric drive; dynamic stabilization that allows two-wheel balancing and drive-by-wire acceleration, steering and braking. With all these in place the PUMA is remarkably intuitive to drive, but with the promised vehicle-to-vehicle communications you might not even have to drive it. When the concept moves beyond its present experimental state, it could actually drive and park itself.
The Honda Civic Si was once an icon of the import tuning craze. Now that the street racing set has dispersed a question emerges; is there still a place in this world for the Civic Si? To help answer that question KBB’s Micah Muzio climbed into the latest Si to see if Honda’s front-drive bad boy can muster up some fast and/or furious driving fun.
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.
Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio recently took a Range Rover Evoque to Santa Barbara for a two-day paragliding adventure. It was a fine plan until nature intervened. Instead Micah spent two days exploring what happens when the fantasy of owning a luxury SUV meets reality.
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.
Lotus Elise SC Takes on LA News Video
A few months back Kelley Blue Book got the crazy idea to go spec racing in a Miata. With a little guidance from some smart folks at Mazda our first step in preparing for fender-to-fender racing was to send our driver, KBB's Micah Muzio, to Skip Barber’s 3-day Mazda MX-5 Race School. In this, the first of a 3-part series, Micah learns the ins and outs of driving on a race track and what it takes to win behind the wheel of Mazda’s popular little roadster.
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 i-MiEV Sport offers green credibility by including solar roof panels and power-generating fans in the front grille. The little white fastback features all-wheel drive utilizing an electric motor mounted in each of the front wheels and a single electric motor powering the rear wheels. One feature we would love to see make its way to production electric cars is the i-MiEV Sport's wireless microwave recharging system, which would make recharging as easy as pulling into the garage.
KBB's brief overview of the 2015 Nissan GT-R.
Bridging the gap between the Carrera S and super 911s like Turbo and Turbo S, some might say the latest-generation Carrera GTS hits a sweet spot in the 911 lineup. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the 991-generation Carrera GTS.
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.
With the growing interest in the U.S. for more fuel-efficient vehicles, microcars like the uber-popular SMART car may be the wave of the future. Scion is now testing the microcar waters by introducing the Scion iQ Concept at the New York Auto Show. Aimed at “young, urban trendsetters,” the iQ features all of the efficiency and technology that Millennials crave, while keeping with Scion’s tradition of offering customizable rides.
(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.
The all-wheel-drive, high-performance Tesla P85D can blow the doors off virtually any sedan you'd care to mention...and a lot of supercars as well. But how does it fare in the real world? KBB's Micah Muzio investigates.
Some people simply want basic transportation. That’s a role the 2012 Toyota Yaris was made to fill but are there better options? Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio offers an answer in this video.
The VW Golf is a bit counterculture. It’s a hatch when most cars are sedans, and its German roots go against the grain, since most vehicles in the segment are either Asian or domestic. KBB’s Zach Vlasuk finds out if the 7th generation Golf has what it takes to become a household name in the U.S. market.
Volvo came out to the Kelley Blue Book offices to show us how the new City Safety system works in the Volvo XC60.