Model Tested: GMC Acadia DenaliCompetition in its class: Buick Enclave, Lincoln MKT, Honda Pilot, Ford FlexMSRP for the model tested: $63,625 The GMC Acadia is one gorgeous ride, inside and out. My initial impression was that it is quite similar in appearance to the Buick Enclave, both in its … [Read more...]
Where have all the good tires gone?
Looking for cool ways to go green? So are we! That's why Ontario Tire Stewardship is hosting the Green My Tires blog series on UrbanMoms. Throughout the series you will find information on innovative green products, the how-to's on getting even greener and the ins and outs of recycling your tires. … [Read more...]
2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Let’s Cruze, baby!
Model Tested: Chevrolet Cruze LT Turbo Competition in its class: Honda Civic • Toyota Corolla • Mazda 3 • Nissan Sentra • Ford Focus • Volkswagen Jetta MSRP for the model tested: $19, 495 for the LT Turbo (Cruze LS starts at $14,995) with an additional $1,570 in optional upgrades. Even before … [Read more...]
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab: With Room to Spare
Model tested: Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 MSRP for model reviewed: $53,885 (based model of Laramie Crew Cab: $46,415) Competition in its class: Toyota Tundra • Chevy Silverado • GMC Sierra • Ford 150 Okay, so it's not a traditional "Urban Mom" vehicle, but trucks are a little more prevalent … [Read more...]
2011 Dodge Caravan: Bold Functionality
Model tested: Dodge Grand Caravan Crew MSRP for model reviewed: $43, 445 (Base price $39,995) Competition in its class: Honda Odyssey • Kia Sedona • Nissan Quest • Toyota Sienna If one were to compare the nuts and bolts of the 2011 Dodge Caravan and the 2011 Town & Country - which I reviewed … [Read more...]
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: Luxury Minivan, Yes I Said It. Luxury.
Model Tested: Chrysler Town & Country Limited Competition in its class: Toyota Sienna • Honda Odyssey • Nissan Quest MSRP for the model tested: $52, 870.00 (Base model valued at $33,995.00)Well, it happened. I drove a mini van. This time it was a Chrysler Town & Country, … [Read more...]
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4: Comfort, Space and Functionality Rolled Into One
MSRP for the model tested: $50, 620.00; the base 4X4 model sits at $37, 995.00. Competition in its class: Ford Explorer • Honda Pilot • Hyundai Santa Fe • Nissan Murano • Toyota Highlander When I was ten I was certain one day I would own a Jeep Cherokee. To this day they remind me of summer … [Read more...]
2011 Kia Forte5: Family Shmamily, Kias For All!
Model tested: Kia Forte5 EXMSRP for model tested: $23,000.00 Competition in its class: Mazda3 Sport • Suzuki SX4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback • Volkswagen Golf This 5-door hatch back can move and accommodates a family of four quite comfortably, including rather large, oversized car … [Read more...]
2011 Buick Enclave: Luxury Crossover With Room to Spare
Model tested: Buick Enclave CXL AWDMSRP for the model tested: 64, 745.00 Competition in its class: Acura MDX AWD • Lincoln MKT • Lexus RX 350 FWD Immediately the exterior of this vehicle took me in: eye-catching, sleek and compact looking; the Enclave is beautiful. The exterior chrome … [Read more...]
2011 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V: Family-friendly Performance
Competition in its class: Honda Civic Si, Toyota Corolla S, Mitsubishi Lancer MSRP for model tested: $27,036Sporty, sleek and fun to drive, the 6-speed manual Nissan Sentra Spec-V originally caught my eye while on a retreat for the preview of the all-new Nissan Quest back in March. Immediately I got … [Read more...]