Don’t fix what ain’t broken. It’s as simple as that for the German automaker whose second best-selling vehicle (behind the smaller Macan) is entering its third generation. The redesigned 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s styling will remain mostly intact. Then again, Porsche has been known for its lazy design department for decades. The new car will, however, shed some 150 pounds despite offering more content, passenger space, and being a tad longer, lower, and wider. It’ll also offer staggered-size wheels and tires for the first time.
The Chevrolet Malibu is a more affordable option as far as cars under $5000 go, but the Chevrolet Impala is a better vehicle overall. The most common engine in this model is a 3.5L FlexFuel V6 that is able to offer 29 mpg on the highway. The Impala received the highest ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA and is highly recommended by current and previous owners. Overall, the Chevrolet Impala may be one of the best American cars under $5000 that you can buy.
The second generation Honda Pilot is offered in four trim levels. The EX level offers a solid mix of affordability, safety, and comfort. For example, a 2015 Honda Pilot EX can be equipped with keyless entry, 18 inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, sliding and reclining second row seating, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a large display screen, and a sound system that includes a CD player, auxiliary jack, and iPod/USB interface.
You’ll still need to splash around $10,000 just to unlock ludicrous mode not to mention the base price which is currently just shy of the $80,000 mark. Like the Model S, the new Model X is set to discard its smaller battery packs in favor of those that’ll enable longer range. The new 100 kWh pack is currently worth 289 miles, though this figure will only grow as time passes.