Posts Tagged ‘suvs’

Feb
11/11
2011 Infiniti QX56 & NFL Pro Vontae Davis
Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 12:28
Written by ARtvKimatni
Friday, February 11th, 2011

I want to thank Miami Dolphins’ CB Vontae Davis for blessing Automotive Rhythms’ newest baby, the 2011 Infiniti QX56 Luxury SUV. In his own words. “What is this? This truck is nice. I might keep it and send you a check!”

Jan
29/11
2011 Ford Explorer Saves The Day
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 January 2011 06:38
Written by ARtvKimatni
Saturday, January 29th, 2011

It was perfect timing as I landed from Cali to DC into the aftermath of a winter snow storm. A 2011 Pearly White 4×4 Ford Explorer was patiently waiting to show off its new attributes including style and utility. The kids couldn’t decide which row to jump in as they are only used to two opposed to three in our loaner. The Explorer handled the aftermath of the snow storm like pro linebackers handle running backs. A streamlined version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response is utilized in the Explorer so normal deal breakers like snow, mud, gravel, etc are like snacks to the popular, domestic SUV.

I would however like to see a simplified version of MyFord Touch, the voice and touch control system that oversees navi, audio, temp, etc. It’s intuitive but quite distracting due to small input buttons and the challenge of locating specific operations since the interface is so busy. Basically, the multi-media system is ahead of its time like BMW’s iDrive when it first launched. Sounds so ironic. Ford made the system to keep drivers from being distracted, and yet, the same system is distracting them! Actually, this is an industry-wide problem. Ford executives say a software update is being created to modify MyFord Touch.

I would also like to see more power installed in the Explorer’s only engine, a V6. It’s efficient for sure, but definitely needs some more kick. But I tell you what, it sure looks good!

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Nov
30/10
David & Goliath: QX56 to tC
Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 09:24
Written by ARtvKimatni
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Imagine a basketball squad and two benchwarmers jumping out of one vehicle with dibs on the next game. It was a sensation operating the 2011 Infiniti QX56 4WD during the Thanksgiving holiday. Yet, it was equally as pleasurable jumping in the new Scion tC after multiple fill-ups and cash set-backs from the QX56’s 12 to 14 miles a gallon (city) earned during my 7-day stint with Goliath.  Little ole David will take me over 30 mph (highway) and I probably won’t need to see a gas station while he’s in my occupancy. (more…)

Jul
20/10
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Grand Finesse
Last Updated on Monday, 8 November 2010 11:27
Written by ARtvKimatni
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

To say that the latest interpretation of the Grand Cherokee is “all-new” is a grand understatement. The trailblazing icon has undergone a transformation even unfamiliar to Iron Man’s scientific inventor Tony Starks. Its design presentation is stunning and now comparable to elite luxury SUVs; the posh interior and commensurate componentry not only supersedes any other vehicle in Chrysler’s fleet, but is now on par with luxury interiors from the likes of Lexus and Infiniti; and of course with four-wheel drive technology abound, the Grand Cherokee still maintains its original off-roading super powers. The product is ready people, now it’s time for Jeep to educate the masses.

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