Review: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Chevrolet makes several significant changes to the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, helping to keep it in the hunt against rapidly improving competitors. First is the addition of a standard stability control system, which should resolve our complaints about the TrailBlazer's emergency-maneuver handling characteristics by keeping the tail end of the truck in line. Second is the addition of a performance-tuned SS model, complete with a 395-horsepower, 400 lb.-ft. torque version of the Corvette's LS2 6.0-liter V8 engine.
Review: 2006 BMW 330xi
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. BMW's venerable 3-Series sedan is redesigned this year, getting a fresh skin, an enlarged interior, more power and updated underpinnings. With these changes, BMW hopes to retain its top sport sedan spot, keeping competitors such as the Acura TL, Audi A4, Infiniti G35, and all-new Lexus IS at bay. Enhancements this year include a more rounded appearance, accented with four character lines that sweep back to the deck lid, and a conventional tail that's punctuated by a chrome dual-tip Exhaust outlet.
Review: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Driving the 2007 Chevy Tahoe along Virginia's winding two-lanes hooked us. After leaving behind the traffic and congestion of the Washington Beltway, the rural countryside revealed the superior driving dynamics of a conveyance mired in the social consciousness of size, fuel economy and crash compatibility. Thanks to a complete redesign, the 2007 Tahoe is space efficient, gets better fuel economy, and is engineered to be more crash-compatible with traditional passengers cars. Suddenly, out there cruising the Virginia back country, the completely redesigned 2007 Tahoe made all the sense in the world.
Review: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Mercedes-Benz adds a different sort of crossover to its lineup for 2006, the CLS-Class, sold in a single trim of CLS 500. Combining the roominess of a four-door sedan with the design of a coupe, the CLS-Class is based on the E-Class platform, and comes with a 306-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a manumatic option. Safety gear includes adaptive two-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags for the front occupants, side-curtain airbags, and a new sensor system for the seatbelts and airbags that works to detect accident severity more quickly than usual. Inside, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class may be trimmed in four different colors, three types of leather, and two kinds of wood.