TodayMay 13, 2021

Magna, Nissan, Mazda, Infiniti WAPO carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

Magna International opened their doors to show us some new products. Car companies sell today’s products; when you visit an Auto Supplier, you get a real glimpse into the future of automobiles and the Auto Industry.

Do you tow a trailer? The hardest part of towing is backing up.

Magna just announced that the 2017 Ford Super Duty would have a Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned.

I drove two vehicles – well, three – the first was a Nissan Titan. I just happened to park next to a GMC and wondered- which backend do you like better and why? The starting MSRP is $34,780 for a 2017 Nissan Titan and comes in five models; S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, Platinum Reserve. The EPA fuel economy is 15 city/21 highway. I got about 21 mpg.

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Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

The second was the Mazda CX-9. I’ve driven the CX-9 before and really liked the vehicle. The MSRP starting price for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is $31,250, and the EPA fuel economy is 22 city / 28 highway. Plus you can fold the seats down and pack everything a kid could fit in a dormitory room!

It was a short ride, but while I was in Michigan, I got to drive an Autumnal colored Dodge Charger. I dubbed it “Orange is the new Black.”

I am now sitting in my nephew Will’s apartment in Brooklyn. Talk about a place where parking is at a premium!

How was your week?

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Click on the picture to read the rest of the Washington Post Real Wheels carchat

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Orange is the new Black - Dodge Charger

Orange is the new Black – Dodge Charger

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.