by David Cohen

The new mid size 4-door sedan, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is bold, sporty and stylish. From the inside out, this vehicle delivers one of the best value in the sedan category of its class.  And as it means in Japanese "something great is coming" you will discover it shortly after you slide into the driver seat and start the engine and drive. As a matter of fact, the more I drove the Kizaski the more I liked it.

Powered by 2.4 litter DOHC-J engine,  230 torque, and All Wheel Drive (AWD) system with a driver mode that allow you to save gas, these features make this sedan very appealing. This vehicle offers a great ride and performance in a very upscale European style sport sedan.

Some of the features in the Kizashi include a six-speed manual, or performance tuned CVT with steering wheel paddle shifters, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker audio system, power windows, doors and mirrors, and ambient foot-well lighting.  These features will make you "fall in love " with this  gem, who is will be wining some awards as the previous 2010  and 2011models won for "Vehicle Satisfaction Awards" and "Best Buy."

With some of the best accident-safety features in the industry such as Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), and an advanced electronic stability control program (ESP),  and eight standard airbags, including rear seat side airbags and ample use of ultra-high-strength steel throughout the vehicle to help protect passengers, making the Kizashi very desirable with these wide range of safety features.

The sporty and luxurious cabin has many advanced features  with enough headroom and legroom inside. A tilted leather steering wheel equipped with cruise control, and a stylist dashboard with AC vents, the latest audio system to include 7 speakers, instrument panel, CD/MP3 player, integrated bluetooth with audio streaming, wireless mobile phone integration, and USB/iPod input port, making this sedan to be on the desirable list for media features.

The driver's seat is 10 adjustable positions with the memory capacity for three positions, and it is electronically powered assuring the driver comfortable ride. The front seats are very spacious due to longer wheelbase, but the back seats are not as spacious as the ones upfront.

So with technology-packed features, sporty stylish look, and affordable price that starts at about $18,000, you are looking at the best sedan on the market, and you will not find anything better then the Suzuki Kizashi which is most likely the best model for you.

by David Cohen

What have been compromised in the past is no longer an issue in the new Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. This new vehicle is more than just a crossover. Finally, this car the  Mazda CX-5 has what it takes to be called a good car.

The new philosophy called SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is more that just engineering––it is harmony. It is the ingenuity of putting all the components together, make them work smoothly, and giving the car a clean life. These are the elements that make any car stand out wherever they are on the road or in your own garage.  

With the skyactive-drive 6 speed sport, manual shift mode, 155 horsepower, 150 torque, AWD and 4 wheel disc brake the mazda CX-5 Grand Touring is stronger and more efficient than ever before.
With a sleek exteriors and sophisticated interiors that includes comfortable leather sport seats, a clean dashboard, with remote keyless ignition, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio cruiser, bluetooth controls, power automatic door locks, a sunroof, back up camera, 19“ wheels, dual zone auto climate control, Bose speakers and audio system, super navigation and HID headlights, the Mazda CX-5 finally has the luxurious status it deserves, giving you the confidence to take it out for as many rides as you possibly can, and each time it will be a ride statement a ride of PRIDE.

For a fully equipped car the cost of $30,000 is a great deal on and for a great safety record and  best return on  highway MPG of any SUV (28mpg), the Mazda CX-5 is a good car that does the job and finally delivers!

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by David Cohen

There is only one word that can describe the new Cadillac XTS sedan––luxury.

The Cadillac XTS vehicle uses two of the brand’s DNA, being big and leading technology. With complete entertainment and information system, the XTS is the first to receive the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) two uniquely advanced entities, a like tele-matics system with iPad like controls.

The dash board is completely digital and very impressive. You can watch the little tachometer hum up and down as the car’s engine idle adjusts.  The control button in the center is very simple but elegant, and the speedometer, analog-style needle, and the navigation screen can be changed from a performance focused to a complete digital style in seconds.  

This high tech design of the dash board  gives you the illusion of driving a futuristic car. The screen that can sits still for 20 seconds while the surrounding controls and icons fade away, can reappear so fast when you move your hand towards it.

Roomy enough for any tall person, the XTS won’t be as comfortable for three people sitting in the back.  With higher grade leather coating every possible surface and all seats,  Alcantara headliner, soft brushed aluminum mixed with beautiful wood and heated back seats, the Cadillac XTS has the best car interior I have seen in any Cadillac models in decades.

The safety Driver Awareness Package includes a vibrating driver seat, rear cross traffic and forward collision alerts, lane departure and blind spot warning systems, and three distance settings in the collision alert make the Cadillac XTS to be safer than ever before.

With great standard Brembo brakes, fast reacting dampers, magnetic ride shock absorbers, and light steering, the XTS performs as one might expected and far more capable machine than most will ever need.    
But there is one area where the XTS fails to impress, it’s the power-train. Motivated by the same 3.6-liter V6 engine and with 304 hp and 264 torque, the XTS is good, but not great. The V6 power-train and front-drive configuration appear to be the only compromises made in offering a full-sized luxury sedan at a mid-size price of $55,810.

Overall, there is no rival car that can match the extensive technology or luxury the XTS model has to offer. The Cadillac XTS is in a league of its own.