Mobility news from the automotive capital of the world – Southern California.

Mobility news from the automotive capital of the world – Southern California.


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Mobility news from the automotive capital of the world – Southern California.




2022 Chevrolet Equinox Review, Prices, Trims, Features Specs + Photos

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox gets a refresh this year. And the Bow Tie brand does its top-selling SUV well by the adjustments it delivers. In fact in the entire Chevy vehicle line-up, sales of the compact sport-ute are bested only by Silverado. With that in mind, it makes sense that Chevrolet pays extra-special attention to the 5-seat Equinox and its upgrades. So let's unpack the details in this review, starting with the Top-3 things that make this compact crossover so popular. ⇒ Martin...


2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review, Prices, Trims, Features + Pics

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is refreshed this year. And I like what The People's Car people have done! For sure the compact sedan always delivers on stylish good looks and performance. Furthermore, they always manage to do it at a great price point. But even with that in mind, it feels like VW has leveled up its game for this refresh. Perhaps you'll agree as we unpack this review. Ontario Volkswagen ⇒ iDriveSoCal's Official Volkswagen Dealer 2022 VW Jetta GLI Top-3: Styling Technology...


Teen Driving Safety: Chevy Tech Limits, Reports On Kids At The Wheel

Teen Driving Safety is a top concern of any parent. And it has been pretty much since adolescents first asked for the keys. But the future where driverless cars immaculately pilot themselves down the road is still on the horizon. And not yet a reality. ⇒ Check out SUVs with Chevy's Teen Driver Safety Tech Until that day comes we parents still have plenty of good reasons for concern. Because 2,042 people were killed in accidents involving teen drivers - and that's a stat from 019 alone. So,...


2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review, Big Midsize 3-Row SUV

Even with a steady push toward EVs, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas continues to impress with new upgrades. It doesn't seem that long ago that the European carmaker was rolling out its very first 7-passenger Atlas. But the '22 Atlas marks the 5th model year for the first-generation midsize crossover SUV. ⇒iDriveSoCal's Exclusive Volkswagen Partner is Ontario Volkswagen! And to be clear, the Atlas is more crossover than SUV, albeit a highly capable one. Moreover, it's a big midsize. Big inside...


2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Review, Prices, Trims, Features and Photos

Time really flies, because the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe marks the second model year of the icon's 5th generation. Whoah, 'icon' - really? Yes. Perhaps that's this reporter's opinion but my bet is that there are plenty who agree. ⇒iDSC's Chevy HQ is Martin Chevrolet! The seven (and up to eight) passenger Tahoe shares the platform with a couple of siblings. But there's always been something special about the full-size SUV. Although the GMC Yukon is slightly more upscale. And the Cadillac Escalade...


2022 Volkswagen Passat Review, Prices, Trims, Specs And Pics

2022 Volkswagen Passat makes its final lap in the United States. Or, at least that's what VW is saying at the moment. Because the Passat has been coming out of VW's Chattanooga, Tennesee assembly plant. And the People's Carmaker is turning its focus to electric vehicles - across the board, including at that plant. However, to get your hands on a final-year Passat could be a very good thing. We'll unpack the reasons here. ⇒ Southern California Volkswagen Headquarters = Ontario VW -->Continue...


2022 Chevrolet Silverado Review, Prices, Trims, Pics And Specs

The 2022 Chevy Silverado headlines the first-ever ZR2 trim option. This is in addition to a slew of newly upgraded interiors, technology enhancements, and more. And while it's all good news for Chevy's top-seller. It's the factory-lifted serious off-road-ready ZR2 that might excite the most. Because even if you're not an off-road enthusiast, the overall halo effect of the tech trickles down to everything else. Both on and off-road-related. ⇒ Martin Chevrolet = iDriveSoCal's Southern...


2022 Chevrolet Colorado Review: Prices, Trims, Specs And Photos

Although the midsize pickup truck segment is heating up the 2022 Chevy Colorado is unlikely to lose any market share. On the contrary, the moves Chevy is making should help increase sales. And that's even though Chevy's umbrella GM slices some of its sales off to the GMC branded midsize each month. Even so, Colorado is one of my favorites in the segment. And for many good reasons, as you'll read below. ⇒ Martin Chevrolet Is Southern California's Chevy Dealer ⇐ 2022 Chevy Colorado Top-3:...


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: Prices, Trims, Features And Photos

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has a bolder exterior and enhanced standard technology inside. So the compact SUV that offers an available third-row of seating is refreshed for this model year. Both looking at and driving the new Tiguan is impressive. Because the new model is a major contrast to the very first Tiguan introduced in the United States. Additionally, Tiguan has become Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle. Both here in the United States and globally! And that makes all kinds of sense as...


2023 Corvette Z06 Reveal – Chevrolet’s 670 HP Beast

The Corvette has always been America's sports car but thanks to the latest developments at Chevrolet, it might officially be America's supercar. That's because Chevy just provided the 2023 Corvette Z06 reveal, a 670 horsepower salute to speed! According to Chevrolet, they're putting the world on notice and we'd have to agree. ✅ Southern California’s Chevy HQ –> Martin Chevrolet -->Continue reading and click play below to listen.<-- Guesstimated starting MSRP around $90-$95K The 2023 Corvette...


2022 Chevy Trailblazer Review, Cost, Trims, Features, Specs And Photos

The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer enters its second model year. Because the nameplate was just reintroduced. Having been absent from the carmaker's line-up for a bit more than a decade. ✅ Southern California’s Chevy HQ –> Martin Chevrolet And to be clear Trailblazer is now a subcompact crossover SUV. Previously it was midsize. But again that goes way back to 2009. So it's now much smaller. But also much sportier. In fact, its styling cues are easily connected to Camaro. 2022 Chevy Trailblazer...


2021 Chevrolet Blazer Review, Prices, Features, Specs And Photos

The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is a sporty, spacious, and fun-to-drive two-row midsize SUV. To be clear, it's more on-road crossover than an off-road sport utility vehicle. But it's just as off-road capable as nearly all vehicles in its segment. ✅ Southern California’s Chevrolet Headquarters is Martin Chevrolet. 2021 Chevy Blazer Top-3: Styling Interior Capability -->Continue reading below and click play to listen to the podcast.<-- Red dial controls ventilation What's New For The 2021 Chevrolet...


Volkswagen SUV Models – Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Tiguan, Taos And ID.4

Volkswagen SUV models have included a growing list of both internal combustion engines and, now, an electric vehicle too. So, here in the US market buyers have the selection of a subcompact, compact, and two midsized SUVs. But that doesn't account for the new EV which adds another compact to the mix. -->Click play below to listen or continue reading.<-- Midsize - Atlas 2021 Volkswagen Atlas - 3-row Midsize By EPA class definition the 2021Atlas is a midsize crossover SUV. But it's arguably a...


2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review, Prices, Trims, Features, And, Photos

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is the fourth model year of the second generation. So the second generation hit the US market in 2017. And it was great then. But with each year it keeps getting better. Because the compact SUV is fun to drive. Plus it delivers solid fuel economy while also offering attractive European styling. ✅ Southern California’s Volkswagen HQ –> Ontario Volkswagen 2021 VW Tiguan Top-3: Styling Interior The Drive. 2021 VW Tiguan Review: Compact 3-Row SUV Probably what throws...


All-New 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Review – Fun Electric Utility Vehicle

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is flat-out fun to drive. In fact, I was surprised just how fun. So EUV is the acronym Chevy is going with. And it stands for an electric utility vehicle. To me, it's a bigger, faster, and more comfortable Bolt. But, oh man, it's 'go-kart' fun to drive. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Top-3: The Drive! Interior Tech ✅ Southern California’s Chevrolet Headquarters is Martin Chevrolet. -->Continue reading below and click play to listen to the podcast.<-- '22 Chevy Bolt EUV...


2022 Volkswagen Taos Basecamp Review: Small SUV, Big Style And MPG

Volkswagen played the rollout of the 2022 VW Taos Basecamp well. Because, while we knew the all-new subcompact SUV was coming. We didn't know the special Basecamp package was anything more than a concept. So when the Basecamp concept became a real thing - it heightened the excitement. And after driving it I can report that the small new sport-ute lives up to the excitement. ✅ Southern California’s Volkswagen HQ –> Ontario Volkswagen 2022 Volkswagen Taos Basecamp Top-3: Style Drive Fuel...


2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review, Prices, Trims And Photos

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a midsize SUV. But it joins its slightly larger sibling, the VW Atlas in the midsize SUV category. Here's the deal. Atlas Cross Sport is a 2-row whereas the larger VW Atlas is a 3-row. The differences pretty much start and stop there. So if you have kids at home go with the Atlas. And if you don't you'll probably opt for the Atlas Cross Sport. Because it's a bit sleeker, sportier, and even more European-looking. However, you cannot go wrong either...


2021 Chevrolet Trax Review: Prices, Trims, Specs, Features & Photos

The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is a great daily driver. Especially if you're in an urban setting where space is tight. But also, if you're just wanting something smaller and more nimble to maneuver. In either case, Trax is a capable subcompact crossover SUV that seats five adults. And it can take four adults comfortably on a weekend road trip. Meanwhile delivering great fuel economy. However, depending on how your crew packs, you might need a luggage rack for that weekend getaway. ✅ Your best...


2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali: The Executive Pick-Up Truck

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the top trim in the model lineup. And it both looks and drives the part. So, if you're an executive in need of a full-size pickup truck. Or just wanting a light-duty truck with all the luxe amenities, then Denali is the one for you. Likewise, if you're looking for a combination of amenities and off-roading, Sierra AT4 would be your pick. And so on down the entire line of Sierra 1500 trim options. ✅ Test drive Sierra today at Reynolds Buick GMC in West...


2021 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab RST: Drop The Tailgate

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is definitely a vehicle that would be in my garage if I only had space. Because the full-size Silverado is Chevy's top-selling vehicle and it gets a lot of attention. Each year, there's always something new and improved about the truck. And it's packed with technology and innovation. Plus it's 100% a chameleon. By that I mean, you can get a totally basic Silverado. And that would be that will be a tough work truck. But you can also get one souped-up...