Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Driving Notes

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD handled well on the autocross course. Photo: Chris Wolski

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Nissan Titan Half-Ton Pickup

Nissan's Titan half-ton gets the same beefy 5.6L Endurance V-8 found in the larger gasoline-powered Titan XD, and the smaller package makes the truck a lot easier to maneuver. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Ford Escape 1.5L 4WD

Ford's sturdy Escape compact SUV arrives for the 2017 model year with a heavy refresh oriented toward safety upgrades and lower-displacement engines. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Subaru's Rear Automatic Braking System

The Subaru Outback returns for the 2017 model year with a feature that could help fleets reduce the risk of low speed collisions that occur while the driver is backing up the vehicle. READ MORE

Photo courtesy of GM.

2016 Cadillac CT6

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD), 5-passenger large luxury performance sedan. It is one of eight all-new vehicles that Cadillac will launch by the end of the decade as part of its $12-billion product investment. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

Chevrolet's 2016 Tahoe large SUV adds adaptive headlights, forward collision alerting, lane keep assist, and a safety alert seat. READ MORE

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2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid

Many companies have implemented fleet sustainability programs to achieve self-imposed reductions in CO2 and GHG emissions. However, the one segment that is sometimes the least compliant with corporate sustainability goals is the executive fleet. It is important for management to lead by example when initiating a fleet sustainability program to generate corporate-wide acceptance. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid provides management with the ability to do so. READ MORE

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2016 Infiniti Q70 5.6L

Infiniti's Q70 offers enough refinement to merit consideration as daily driver for a senior executive that has been helped by a 2015 refresh that improved the vehicle's infotainment system and brought Japanese Ash wood trim into the interior. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Audi A4 2.0T

Technology bubbles to the surface of Audi's redesign of its entry luxury A4 for 2017 for a vehicle whose use in sales fleets has been mostly concentrated in the pharmaceutical industry. READ MORE

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2016 Lexus RX350

As the brand's top-selling nameplate, the RX doesn't need seismic changes, and the enhancements are more substantial than you may expect. READ MORE

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

For 2016, GMC’s Sierra 1500 Denali is now available with the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission that generates 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. This full-size truck offers a versatile mobile workstation with wireless phone charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2016 Lexus GS 200t F Sport

Overall, the 2016 Lexus GS 200t exudes “race enthusiast” rather than conservative executive vehicle, and achieves this on a budget — making it a counterpoint choice for fleets compared to others in its class. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen simplified its Touareg lineup for 2016 after giving its luxury SUV a mid-cycle update in 2015 by offering just the 3.6L VR6 and eliminating the Touareg Hybrid. READ MORE

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2016 Lexus ES350

The ES350 entry luxury sedan may not be as sporty as some of its competitors but it provides a tasteful, pleasing mixture of plush interior creature comforts and a softer ride that smooths out roadway bumps. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2016 Lincoln MKX

The MKX enters the 2016 model year with several new features, including new styling that features a more understated split-wing grille, available 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine, and active suspension that includes adaptive dampers. READ MORE

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Amy Winter-Hercher

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Amy is an associate editor for Auto Rental News and Business Fleet.

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Andy Lundin

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Andy Lundin works on Automotive Fleet and Fleet Financials.

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Chris Brown

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Chris is the executive editor of Business Fleet Magazine and Auto Rental News. He covers all aspects of the fleet world.

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Eric Gandarilla works on Automotive Fleet and Fleet Financials.

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Mike Antich has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted in the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Paul Clinton

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Paul is the senior web editor for Automotive Fleet, Fleet Financials, Government Fleet, Green Fleet, Vehicle Remarketing, and Work Truck. He has covered police vehicles for Police Magazine.

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Thi is the executive editor of Government Fleet magazine. She is interested in maintenance management and alternative fuels.

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