REVIEW: 2015 Ford Mustang

The much-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang has finally arrived at the Waikem Auto Family. We have seen plenty of photos, and we’ve even seen it up close at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show. But now that we have one on the Lincoln Way Auto Mile, this might be the most amazing muscle car in the Mustang’s 50-year history.


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2015 Ford Mustang Makes Its Grand Debut

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 50th edition of the Ford Mustang is perhaps the most highly anticipated version of the Pony Car. Well today, the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang debuted across the globe. The completely redesigned sports car features an evolved design, new engines, and a more enhanced ride quality and comfort.

The Ford Mustang was a multi-year work in progress to make No. 50 a grand debut.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

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Review: 2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has great new special features and great technology

The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has hit the Waikem Honda showroom. With its genius features, updated styling and improved fuel economy, the Odyssey is still the ultimate family vehicle.

When you talk about what’s new, you have to start with HondaVac, the vacuum cleaner built right into the van. It seems so obvious now, but it did take until 2014 for someone to think of it. The vacuum is installed in cargo area, and features a long hose and two attachments. We know your kids are messy and sometimes there’s a spill in the second or third row. Now with the HondaVac you’ll be able to sweep out the van on the go. We love the HondaVac and think it’s a true game changer. It comes standard on the Elite Touring model.

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Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The much-hyped 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has made its way to Waikem Mitsubishi. We were excited to see this all-new redesign in person, and our first spin was everything we hoped it would be.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is more fuel efficient and lighter than past models. Add in a redesigned, upscale interior, and the Outlander is primed to be a top choice in the Crossover segment.

So what’s new? Everything really. Let’s start with the body. Outside the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a lighter, more sleek body. In fact, Mitsubishi says the new Outlander is 220 pounds lighter than previous body. Through wind tunnel testing, the Outlander is 7% less wind resistant. Up front you’ll notice a new fascia and all new super-wide HID headlights. It will come in 6 different exterior color option.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Versa Economy Car, Big Changes

2013 Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show

2013 Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show

The 2013 Nissan Versa is the final redesigned release as part of Nissan’s most innovative year ever.

As was the case with the Nissan Altima, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Sentra, Nissan hit a home run with this redesign.

Motortrend says the Versa has the lowest base price of any new car in the U.S.

We first saw the Nissan Versa at the Cleveland Auto Show, and were excited to see it in Massillon, Ohio.


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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus



The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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Exclusive Photos of the 2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento was completely redesigned for 2014, with a front-end cosmetic change, and a lot of changes under the hood. We received our first 2014 Kia Sorento last week, and took it for a test drive. See our thoughts and watch an exclusive video at Waikem Kia’s website. Take a look above for the exclusive photos of the redesgined SUV.

The 2014 Kia Sorento features a refreshed design and a lot of changes under the hood. We think the visual changes to Sorento are for the better, starting out front with the refreshed tiger grille, now with chrome accents around a black mesh grille. New headlights with available LED accents also make the 2014 Kia Sorento a little sportier than previous models. According to Kia, the 2014 Sorento weighs 3,594 pounds, while the 2013 models weighed 3,845.

Watch our video here and let us know what you think about the 2014 Kia Sorento.


Honda teaming with Apple to bring Siri to Accord


The 2013 Honda Accord will feature Apple’s Siri.

Apple and Honda announced Wednesday that the 2013 Honda Accord will receive support for Apple’s hands-free extension of Siri.

This new feature, known as Eyes Free, will be a dealer-installed option for the 2013 Accord. The new application will allow hands-free use of iPhone and iPad technology, including Bluetooth, messaging and directions, reviews and other technology offered already by Siri and Apple.

Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

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Consumer Reports Drives the 2014 Subaru Forester

We’ve already seen the first pictures of the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester. Although it hasn’t hit the dealership floors yet, the experts are getting their first test drive.

Consumer Reports recently tested the 2014 Subaru Forester, and they are giving it rave reviews. It’s scoring high points for adding technology and more space to an already reliable vehicle. 

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Nissan Sells 4-millionth Altima in the U.S.

2013 Nissan Altima

Thanks to the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima, Nissan broke all time sales records in 2012.

We’re entering probably the biggest year ever for the Nissan Altima.

The popular Nissan model was completely redesigned for 2013, and received rave reviews from the experts. The top features include 38 MPG, all new style and NASA inspired seats. In part because of that great redesign, Nissan announced Wednesday that it has sold its 4-millionth Altima in the United States.

Nissan also announced that it broke all time Altima sales record in 2012, selling nearly 300,000 Altimas.


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