ENJOY FULL-SIZE PICKUP CAPABILITIES IN MIDSIZE COLORADO

Ever since its return in 2015 after a 7-year hiatus, the Chevy Colorado has taken on some tough competition. But, it carries on. For 2019, this midsize pickup continues to break new ground, drawing in a loyal following, as well as several new owners. Available in at least three varying power trains (4-cylinder 2.5 and 2.8), our four-wheel drive Z71 trim was equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine … [Read more...]

ALL-NEW LEXUS UX PURPOSE-BUILT FOR THE URBAN BUYER

Looking to buy a small but affordable crossover designed for the modern urban explorer? The all-new 2019 Lexus UX could be just the vehicle for you. This urban-centric ride in the fastest-growing compact SUV segment is available in two trims: the front-wheel drive UX200 with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine putting out 169 horsepower; or the all-wheel drive UX250h gas/electric hybrid with a … [Read more...]

Parks Ford Unveils New Dealership Building

There’s been a lot of speculation about what is going on at Parks Ford in Wesley Chapel, with its main building behind a curtain of construction since last summer, and large modular buildings put in place next door. “We’ve gutted our old building and are completely rebuilding all major customer touch points, so that we can better accommodate our customers and employees,” said Ron Parks at his … [Read more...]

Community Service Is Top Priority For Williams Automotive Group

The Williams Automotive Group does much more than just sell and service vehicles from its Wesley Chapel and north Tampa dealerships. It literally touches the lives of hundreds of people in Pasco and Hillsborough counties by providing meaningful careers for its associates, and by helping people in need through its volunteer and financial support of several local charities. “It all begins with … [Read more...]

SPORTY FORD ESCAPE OFFERS A CAR-LIKE RIDE!

What makes the Ford Escape stand out in a crowd? In our eyes, it’s the varying power trains that the compact crossover, now in its 19th year, has to offer. That’s something you don’t see in other brands that fall in the same segment. Though Ford nixed the six-cylinder and hybrid versions sometime back, there are still three four-cylinder engines to choose in this hot-seller: 2.5 liter with 168 … [Read more...]

OVERHAULED 2019 CHEVY SILVERADO IS THE PERFECT PICKUP!

The competition among pickups is fierce, like in the SUV segment, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 keeps on trudging ahead. For 2019, the popular pickup has been totally revamped. Where do we begin? The list is endless. There’s the wheelbase, which sees an uptick of 3.9 inches. So does the length increase by 1.6 inches. Available as a 5’ 8” or 6’.6” box, there are now 12 fixed tie-downs that can … [Read more...]

REDESIGNED 2019 TOYOTA RAV4 SEATS FIVE IN COMFORT

Since it debuted in 1996, the RAV4 has stood the test of time delivering a civilized and enjoyable ride. Of course, never to rest on its laurels, Toyota has totally overhauled its best-selling vehicle in the United States for 2019. Under the hood of the compact SUV resides a 2.5-liter inline-4-cylinder engine that doles out an adequate 203 horsepower. That 6-speed auto gear box, a mainstay for … [Read more...]

GO ANY ROAD, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE IN 2019 FORD EXPLORER

Best-selling three-row SUV in America? The Ford Explorer, you bet. Available as a front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Explorer is offered as a 3.5-liter V-6 (290 horsepower); 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (365 hp); or the 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder turbo (280 hp). As you can see, that’s plenty of choices to “explore” the horizon. But, the crisp-shifting 6-speed auto is still the only transmission. In fact, … [Read more...]

‘TRAVERSE’ AND ENJOY THE LANDSCAPE IN THIS CHEVY CROSSOVER

Numerous three-row SUVs compete vigorously in the market, but among the standouts is the Chevrolet Traverse, which went through a major overhaul this year. It’s like the rebirth of an all-new vehicle, with a total revamping inside and out. Sharing its design with the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the body-frame integral structure of the Traverse will boost the confidence of any driver. Lighter … [Read more...]

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 FROM AUTOMAKERS?

Some have been around forever, some not quite so, many will be around for decades, and quite a few undergo major modifications. That’s the auto industry for you. Here’s a peek at the noticeable changes in vehicles for 2019: HONDA: The Insight is back, a hybrid that can fetch up to 55 mpg while base-priced at just $22,830, and it does look far better than its predecessor – almost a carbon copy … [Read more...]