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Top 8 Cars for Leg Room

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There are many things people look for when they are purchasing a car. For some, it’s color, design, or affordability. Others purchase solely on how spacious the interior is, like how much leg room it provides. If you are a “vertically gifted” person who’s shopping for a new car, there are certain features that you will have to consider besides practicality.  One of the features that you cannot afford to overlook is leg room. You have to think about which car will offer you and your passengers the most space. Luckily, there are plenty of cars with ample leg room. We have put together this post with an overview of the top 8 cars for leg room. Take a look:

2018 Cadillac CTC

With a whopping 46.4 inches in front legroom and 40.42 inches in rear leg room, this large luxury sedan takes the number one spot. Besides having ample legroom, the CTC comes with adjustable front seats that can be adjusted in 14 different ways. 

2018 Chevrolet Impala

Coming in at number two is this full-size sedan that gives you 45.8 inches in front leg room and 39.80 inches in rear legroom. The driver’s seat can be adjusted manually in 4 ways, and the back seats can accommodate 3 adults comfortably.

2016 Chevrolet Impala

Complete with 45.8 inches of front legroom, this full-size sedan is certainly a good choice for people with long legs. With a trunk capacity of 18.8 cubic foot, complemented by a passenger volume of 105 cubic feet, this large car is big and comfortable enough for everyone.

2018 Genesis G80

This mid-sized sedan is an ideal car for tall drivers as it has ample front legroom of 45.7 inches. Passengers at the back are sure to stay comfortable as the G80 has ample rear legroom of 35.0 inches. The front seats come with power lumbar support and they can be adjusted in 12 ways.

2016 Hyundai Sonata 

The Sonata has a capacious cabin, featuring up to 45.5 inches of legroom. Besides delivering so much interior volume, this midsize sedan has a fresh exterior design and a host of other handy features that make it a very comfortable car to drive in.

2016 Kia Optima

Even though the 2016 model was redesigned, the car maker retained the 45.5 inches of front legroom that the previous model had. With such ample leg room, it is not hard to see why tall people love this car.

2018 Honda Accord

This is another mid-sized sedan that comes with features that favor the tall ones. With front legroom and rear legroom of 42.3 inches and 40.4 inches respectively, the 2018 Honda Accord is without a doubt one of the top cars for leg room. 

2018 Toyota Avalon

Cars that have the most front and rear legroom are often big in other dimensions as well, and such is the case with the 2018 Toyota Avalon. This full-size sedan features 42.1 inches of front legroom and 39.2 inches of back legroom.

If you’re looking for a car that has lots of space for your legs, the above cars will do. The good thing about most cars that have ample front and rear legroom is that they also have ample head room. 

Leg room or not, cars will break down either day. If you are wanting a little piece of mind while driving on the road, call one of our sales representatives and learn how True Auto can take care of any repair bills. Trust True Auto and call us at 877-397-1024 today!

 

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Topics: Extended Vehicle Warranty, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Options, Vehicle

Increase Your Car’s Worth with These 5 Tricks

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As soon as a vehicle is purchased and drives off the dealer's lot, it drops in value. That is just part of the nature of vehicles. Very few vehicles end up more valuable than the original purchase price, and it typically takes decades for this to happen. For anyone who is looking to sell their vehicle and wants to do everything in their power to increase the car's value before selling, there are ways to boost the overall value of the vehicle. Small issues when selling a used car can drastically bring down the potential asking price, which is why anyone looking to sell their vehicle should use these five tricks. 

1. Vehicle Tune-up

Taking the vehicle in for a tune-up is a must. Buyers at a used car lot can spot common problems and knock all sorts of cash off of the price, while private buyers will want to have it inspected and likely not even buy the vehicle if there are substantial problems. A vehicle tune-up costs money up front, but it makes it much more valuable when selling (like selling a house, sometimes an owner needs to spend a little bit of money to receive a much better return). 

2. New Tires

New tires can be an instant selling point, especially when selling a vehicle in colder climates where snow and ice are a problem. It is possible to keep an eye out for sales on new tires which instantly increase the value of the vehicle. 

3. Detailing

Detailing the vehicle brings out the inner shine and gives it the roof to fender cleaning, inside and out. It increases its marketability and really catches the eyes of interested buyers. it is amazing how a little bit of cleaning can go a long way in boosting the asking price. 

4. Print Out the Car Fax

Printing out the Car Fax can help when selling a vehicle privately. The main holdup private buyers have is not knowing the history of the vehicle. By having it readily available, car buyers now what to expect and are willing to part with more money when they know the vehicle has an excellent history. 

5. Avoid the Extreme Add-Ons

Add-Ons can actually reduce the value of a vehicle as it alienates buyers away from the vehicle. Oversized rear fins, bright undercarriage LED lighting and other add-ons drop the value when selling the vehicle. 

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Topics: extended car warranty, Preventative Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Options, Vehicle

Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cars of 2019

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Whether you are looking to save a few bucks on gas or are simply eco-conscious, there are many fuel-efficient cars you can consider in 2019. 

Here are top 10 fuel-efficient cars that have made it into our list. 

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1. Audi A4 Ultra

Many people believe that the terms “Audi” and “fuel economy” can’t go hand in hand. The Audi A4 ultra proves otherwise. This is a luxury car that achieves a cool EPA of 31 miles per gallon, giving you better performance for less.

2. 2019 Honda Fit

With a rating 36 miles per gallon, the 2019 Honda Fit features excellent fuel economy without necessarily sacrificing on practicality. The vehicle still maintains its impressive driving experience but comes with an addition they call the “Magic Seat,” whereby the seats fold to free up cargo space.

3. Mazda CX-3

Boasting an attractive styling, a well-tuned chassis, and a fuel-efficient engine, this is one car that you’ll love to own. It has an EPA-rated fuel economy of only 31 miles per gallon, which is impressive for an SUV. 

4. 2019 Toyota Prius Hatchback

If you think of hybrid, what most probably comes to your mind is the Toyota Prius Hatchback. The latest Prius won’t dent your pocket because it’s extremely fuel efficient, with a consumption rating of 54 miles per gallon.

5. Skoda Superb Hatchback

This is a family car featuring an ultra-fuel-efficient engine with an EPA rating of 76.4 miles per gallon. This consumption is impressive for a large car of its caliber. 

6. Chevrolet Colorado Duramax

The current generation of Chevrolet Colorado vehicles is a game changer as it introduces diesel power, achieving an EPA rating of 23 miles per gallon. Now that’s some serious fuel economy for such a powerful truck!

7. Renault Kadjar SUV

 Featuring a powerful 128bhp 1.2-liter engine, the Renault Kadjar SUV vehicle achieves an impressive 50.4 miles per gallon fuel consumption. It’s an elegant car perfect for a family or daily commute.

8. Hyundai Loniq Hybrid

Some may argue that the Hyundai Loniq Hybrid’s design and performance was inspired by the Prius Hatchback, but what’s important is that it achieved the expected goal of being fuel efficient and reduce CO2 emission.  It has an EPA rating of 66 miles per gallon, which is quite a bargain compared to other Hyundai models.

9. Fiat 124 Spider

If you are into sports cars and want one that sips fuel, the Fiat 124 Spider is a great option. With an EPA rating of 30 miles per gallon, this sports car comes with some Italian flair and an optional six-speed auto.

10. Dacia Sandero Hatchback

This vehicle has an extremely low running cost, achieving a consumption rating of 54.3 miles per gallon. This isn’t bad for a car that runs on petrol and costs less than $10,000. 

There you have it! Ten fuel-efficient cars of 2019 that promise to save your gas cost without necessarily sacrificing on performance.

 

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Which car sharing service fits your needs?

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How do you go about choosing which car sharing service is the perfect fit for you?

Are you toying with the idea of going carless? Do you live in a city that has a great public transportation system? Do you own a car and rarely drive it? No matter the answer, I'm sure you still need occassional car services to visit your family or run to the grocery store. Not to worry, there are short-term car rental services that will allow you to share a vehicle. Making an informed decision is the first and most important step. Simply looking through the hourly/daily rates and picking from there isn't always the most resourceful. Following these guidelines can help you make a smart decision.


1. Check Availability In Your Area

Depending on your location, certain car sharing services won't be available. Generally, most car sharing and ride-hauling services are only available in larger cities. For example, St. Louis, Missouri, only has three Zipcar hubs. Price discrepancy, as well as vehicle makes and models are different in each city. In St. Louis, you can rent a Ford Focus Hatchback for 9$ an hour and 69$ a day. A Ford Focus Sedan is 7.50$ an hour and 69$ a day. 

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Los Angeles, California on the other hand has 20 main Zipcar hubs. The Zipcars in Los Angeles range anywhere from 12.25$ an hour to 7.50$ an hour. For a BMW X1 the cost is 11.25$ an hour and 89$ per day. A Honda Fit is priced at 8.50$ an hour and 69$ a day. 

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Whichever company you decided to ride with -Zipcar, Car2Go or Enterprise CarShare- make sure to check their website and see if they do indeed operate in your area. 

2. Which Fits Your Needs

How long do you think you'll need the car? Will you be running errands around town? Or are you more of a road-trip person? 

If you aren't a fan of ride-hauling services, such as Uber and Lyft, you may want to look closer into Car2Go. Once you reach your destination with Car2Go, you can either end your trip or have a stopover and continue driving. If you are ending your drive, you have to return the vehicle to its home area and park in an approved spot. During a stopover you use the vehicle just as you would a personal car. It should be noted that throughout the stopover, your trip time is still accumulating. 

Enterprise CarShare is always another option. All it takes is four easy steps: Join, Reserve, Unlock & Go and Return. There’s an annual membership fee and one-time application fee. (The rates vary by city, location and time.) As does Zipcar, Enterprise CarShare partners with Universities and Businesses. If you're a college student or know a college student who could benefit from the University Enterprise CarShare program, the fees are waived, which means you will be saving money!

Webster University Fees and Rates from Enterprise CarShareSource: Enterprise CarShare

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3. Make A Decision

Based on the car sharing services availabilty/price and your exact needs, you are now able to make an educated decision on which is the perfect fit! After reading this article you may have decided to keep your car. There is also a posibility that you have decided that you'll continue to use mass transit and ride-hauling companies like Uber and Lyft. Either way, the number one priority, is that you choose the service that will benefit you the most. Doing your research is essential in any process. Good luck! 


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