Rap Sheet Model: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Drivetrain: 3.6L VVT V6, 306hp @ 6800 rpm and 269lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Price as tested: $39,699 ($30,650 base) – at Bennett GM Infotainment: Chevrolet MyLink with 8″ touch screen, nav, bluetooth, CD, backup camera. Comfort: Heated leather trimmed front seats, automatic climate control. [insert_php] echo cwppos_show_review(‘582’); [/insert_php] […]

Rap Sheet: Model: 2015 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4×4 Lariat, 5 1/2′ box. Drivetrain: 2.7L twin turbo V6 EcoBoost engine, 325hp @ 5750 rpm and 370ft/lb @ 3000 rpm Price as tested: $59,469 ($37,849 base XLT SuperCrew) – $49,726 at Leslie Motors Infotainment: Ford MySYNC w 8″ LCD pressure touch screen, nav, bluetooth, CD, backup camera. […]

Pros: All the minivan, well at least 80% of it No minivan mileage Head turning, people gawking, conversation starting European style Cons: Limited towing (2,000 lbs) No passenger seat adjustability (except with top seating package) “Torpedo tube” styling around dials limits some driver’s visibility Summary Firstoff, let’s get one thing out of the way.  The […]

Pros: Road numbing ride. Excellent performance for its size. Passenger cabin space. Cons: Not much storage with third row up. Electric steering wheel doesn’t get high enough for tall drivers Missing some “standard” luxury car items (power pedals, push button start, fog lights) Summary This drive was taken with a very specific goal in mind.  […]

Pros: Quiet, smooth ride Surprisingly good around the city mileage for a V8 Well designed and appointed dashboard Cons: Rear view mirror impacts driver visibility Mild wind whistle at highway speeds Loud climate control at full blast. A big thanks to the folks over at Bennett’s GM in Cambridge for loaning me the truck for […]