Most elite luxury vehicles will be available with powertrains that crank out something between 200-300 horsepower for smaller vehicles, and up to 500 horsepower in more advanced models. Some elite performance models, like the anticipated 2018 BMW M5, hit in the 600 horsepower range. All of this makes the Hellcat and Demon incarnations of the Dodge Challenger even more head-turning, because the Hellcat cranks out 707 horsepower and the Demon…well, the Dodge Demon is in a class by itself. Compare the Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs Dodge Challenger Demon engines below to see which one best blows your mind. Read the rest of this entry
Vehicle Interior Fabric Comparison Leather vs. Leatherette
Leatherette sounds made up almost, like “Smurfette” of the world-famous blue “Smurfs,” and while it exists in reality, it is a synthetic leather. So while in a way it’s “made up,” it certainly is a fine option for interior upholstery for your vehicle. A more traditional option for interior vehicle fabric is leather itself, which has a classic, plush feel to it.
Since there are benefits and disadvantages to both leather and leatherette, we’ll pit them against one another so you can determine which upholstery is ideal for your vehicle! Read on!
What is the Difference Between a Convertible and a Cabriolet?
When you start your search for a new car and are looking for it to offer you an open-air driving experience, you’ll want to get behind the wheel of a either a convertible or cabriolet. If you’ve been wondering what the difference between a convertible and a cabriolet is, you’ve come to the right place. The terms convertible and cabriolet have been confusing drivers for a long time and now the truth is finally revealed. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between these two terms. Read the rest of this entry
Congratulations, you’ve finally decided which BMW model is for you! Now that you have landed on the BMW 4 Series, it’s time to choose your body style. The 2017 4 Series has three options of body style including the Convertible, Coupe, and Gran Coupe. Make sure your chosen body style is functional by checking the seating capacity and often overlooked trunk space. Can your golf clubs fit in the trunk of the BMW 4 Series? Keep reading to find out. Read the rest of this entry
When a luxury car is exclusively handcrafted by artisans in Italy, you know it’s going to look good. Attention to detail seems to have yet again worked in Alfa Romeo’s favor as the all-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has unsurprisingly been named to WardAuto’s 10 Best Interiors List. With 31 total nominees, the 2017 Giulia was scored against the competition in the areas of materials, ergonomics, driver information, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish, and aesthetics. Read more to see the interior customization options on the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Read the rest of this entry
Sometimes people get lost in all of the new features and technology present in new cars that they can forget about the basics. For some, they never really understood the basics to begin with. Something we find that puzzles many car owners is horsepower. What is it? Does it even matter? What is good horsepower in a car? Read below for a crash course. Read the rest of this entry
Distracted driving is dangerous. While it may not seem that way when that VERY IMPORTANT text or call comes in, it can really cause serious injury. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 1,161 people are injured per day because of a distracted driver. That’s a lot of accidents. While some car companies are working on driver assistance technology that will be able to minimize the impact of distracted driving (both literally and figuratively) we aren’t there yet. The only real way to prevent car accidents is to to increase driver alertness. What are they saying on social media about Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2017? Check out our top picks below. Read the rest of this entry
Through the years, Chrysler has made a variety of high-quality vehicles. One of their most notable recent releases is the Pacifica minivan. New for 2017, this model is redefining how families embrace transportation. But does Chrysler have a luxury car? What is it? We will break this down for you below. Read the rest of this entry
In the past we’ve considered both what is a luxury car, and whether or not several brands like Toyota make luxury models. Today we’re going to answer another one of these questions. If you have been wondering “Does Nissan have a luxury brand?” the answer is “Yes!” And, like many other high-end vehicles, Certified Autoplex carries a selection of pre-owned models. Keep reading to find what is Nissan’s luxury brand and much more. Read the rest of this entry
Many vehicle brands have both standard vehicles and luxury options. For example, the luxury brand for Honda is Acura, and the Toyota luxury brand is Lexus. But what is Hyundai’s luxury car, and does it have its own brand? Welcome to Genesis! There’s been a huge change in recent years with the Hyundai Genesis becoming a spin-off luxury brand. We’re going to try and break it down for you. Read the rest of this entry