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Driving Notes

Knowing about a vehicle is one thing; driving it is quite another. Getting behind the wheel gives you greater insight into a vehicle's performance, fuel economy, safety and comfort. With the Driving Notes blog, Bobit Business Media FleetGroup editors will get behind the wheel of today's fleet vehicles and give their unbiased views.

2020 GMC Sierra HD

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD has a one-inch-lower bed lift-in height compared to its predecessor...

The bigger frame, powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel with 910 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission delivers a greater towing capacity than its predecessor models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds.

Electrified by Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace

Jaguar's I-Pace electric crossover went on sale in November as its first electric vehicle.

What better way to showcase the cat-like reflexes of Jaguar's 2019 I-Pace than to allow a group of automotive industry professionals to guide the battery-electric crossover through an autocross course, then test it on the narrow, residential streets surrounding the Santa Monica Airport.

2018 Buick Regal TourX

On the road, the luxury wagon offers a smooth ride. Its spacious interiors provide all...

The Buick Regal TourX finds itself in a peculiar place in the automotive industry. As the industry sees demand for crossovers and SUVs grow, the TourX finds itself in small company as a station wagon.

2019 Subaru Forester Premium

Forester still retains its unapologetic boxy stance, though subtle styling cues — such as an...

The Subaru Forester always owned the moniker of “functional crossover” and owned it well. The compact SUV gets a substantial makeover for the 2019 model year and doesn’t stray from its roots — yet widens its appeal with added capabilities and features.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

The 2019 Corolla Hatchback XSE offers an abundance of safety technology, which will undoubtedly...

The 2019 Corolla Hatchback XSE is equipped with a new CVT that features an innovative launch gear. Compared to prior generation CVTs, the launch gear gives the hatchback quick bursts of low-speed acceleration, while significantly improving transmission efficiency and fuel economy.

2019 Nissan Altima

The 2019 Altima enters its sixth generation with new engines, optional all-wheel drive, and...

Nissan's 2019 Altima midsize sedan gets a wide-ranging update led off by new powertrains and enough safety tech and to remain firmly planted as a reliable choice for the pharmaceutical and other commercial fleets now using it.

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Exterior styling cues shift toward a more classic Jeep look.

Jeep's fourth-generation 2018 Wrangler JL arrives as a significant update to its Wrangler JK that upgrades the off-road icon into a more connected, fuel efficient, and more configurable model that should be a high-priority target for rental fleets in Utah, Colorado, and other areas located near national parks.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T AWD

Hyundai's Santa Fe enters its fourth generation with an array of new driver-assisting and safety...

Fleet managers looking for a safety-oriented compact SUV should consider Hyundai's 2019 Santa Fe, which enters its fourth generation with an array of driver-assisting and safety features as standard equipment even on the base model.

2019 Toyota Avalon Touring

The 2019 Avalon arrives with a power boost, updated infotainment system, and suspension upgrades...

Toyota is offering several upgrades to its flagship 2019 Avalon sedan, including boosted power, a revamped infotainment system, and suspension upgrades that enhance this nearly full-size sedan for executives who drive it as a perk vehicle.

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392

The Durango SRT may suit a powerhouse executive, because it isn’t an ordinary midsize SUV. New for this model year, this muscular ute arrives from FCA's performance division to provide enough room for family weekend luggage and an engine note to make your heart flutter.

Cooper Tire's Discoverer AT3 4S

Cooper's Discoverer AT3 4S proved to be a capable on- and off-road tire that's designed for...

The AT3 Discoverer 4S tires offered very capable traction without a significant on-road fuel-economy penalty. They would make a good choice for fleets that need a tire for vehicles that do most of their mileage on pavement but need occasional off-road capability.

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