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2014 Volvo XC70 – Make Your Own Roads

19Jun
 2014 Volvo XC70

2014 Volvo XC70

The New 2014 Volvo XC70 is the perfect crossover wagon to keep up with the lifestyle of an active family.  With the new 2014 XC70 you do not need to sacrifice poor gas mileage and shaky handling for the typical extra large SUV.  With 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, summer trips to the beach are much more affordable.  The Swedish auto manufacturer added a heated windshield and steering wheel for 2014 that makes driving during the winter much more bearable.

The XC70 comes with all of the standard safety equipment to be expected with the addition of Volvo’s City Safety.  This innovative technology aims to avoid collisions that are common during congested traffic.  If you find yourself driving too fast or getting too close to the person in front of you, the car will automatically apply the brakes.

The go anywhere crossover wagon also comes standard with a continually engaged AWD system.  No need to manually put your car into 4WD, it’s already been done.

If you want a car that is as active as you then be sure to visit Herb Gordon Volvo at www.herbgordonvolvoofsilverspring.com to check one out for yourself.

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The 2013 Top 10 SUV’s to tough the Winter Weather

28Dec

Woman on a Cell Phone in a Snow Storm

According to the Farmer’s Almanac this years winter will be hitting the east coast pretty hard. With that said, if you are considering a new vehicle why not consider one that handles great in snow, ice, blizzards and everything in between. Just because the ground is beginning to dry up does not mean the next storm isn’t brewing and planning to put a damper on your travel plans. You will find yourself much more prepared for any inclement weather if you consider one of the options below. Here is our list of the Top 10 SUV’s from 2013 to tough out the Winter Weather.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the undeniable top choice of a vehicle to tough out the most treacherous of winter weather. Built strong with a Uni-Frame and ultra-high-strength steel this Jeep is designed to provide a stable and quietly luxurious ride. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with 45 safety and security features. Unique to this vehicle are the three 4WD systems that you can choose from. Also included is Hill Descent Control which is great for not just snow but, sand, mud, and rock. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $27,695 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Subaru Outback
While the 2013 Subaru Outback may not seem the obvious choice for travel in poor weather it has shown to be superior to its competitors and even surpasses many of the larger chunky SUVs. Offering 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a standard all-wheel drive system the Subaru Outback can make it’s way through dirt roads and snowed-in streets with confidence. New to the Outback is the EyeSight system, which essentially uses two windshield-mounted cameras to operate the adaptive cruise control. This system can also alert the driver if the vehicle wanders out of its lane and apply breaking to avoid or minimize a collision. The 2.5i Premium model offers an available All-Weather package that comes with heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. The 2013 Subaru Outback starts at $23,495 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 24 city and 30 highway.

2013 Subaru Outback

2013 Subaru Outback

2013 BMW X5
For 2013 the BMW X5 is fully prepared for all weather conditions. Every 2013 BMW X5 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, automatic brake drying, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and adaptive brake lights. The adaptive brake lights flash the taillights during extreme braking as a warning to trailing motorists. An available Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and headlight washers. The X5’s all-wheel drive, traction control, and inherent stability make this a great vehicle for those looking for a vehicle with enhanced safety features. The 2013 BMW X5 starts at $47,500 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 23 highway.

2013 BMW X5

2013 BMW X5

2013 Volvo XC60
The 2013 Volvo XC60 is one of the few vehicles to earn a perfect five stars in the government’s recently revamped crash tests. Every 2013 XC60 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-preventing front seats. Also standard is City Safety, which can mitigate or avoid a low-speed frontal impact by applying the vehicle’s brakes without driver intervention. Optional packages include the Climate package, which adds heated windshield washer nozzles, heated front and rear seats and an interior air quality sensor. The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a collision warning and active brake system, a distance alert system, a driver attention warning system, a lane-departure warning system and a Road Sign Information display. The XC60 has 9.1 inches of ground clearance and a Haldex all-wheel drive system, the XC60 has all the bells and whistles to navigate through deep snow, or even through a mud. The 2013 Volvo XC60 starts at $34,350 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 19 city and 25 highway.

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe comes fully ready for all weather with a rugged 4-wheel drive system and has a comfortable cabin that can seat up to nine passengers. Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. In government crash safety tests, the Tahoe earned an overall rating of four stars (out of five), with five stars for overall frontal-impact crash protection and five stars for overall side-impact crash protection. The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $39,830 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 15 city and 21 highway.

2013 Chevy Tahoe

2013 Chevy Tahoe

2013 Ford Explorer
For power, the 2013 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 290-horsepower V6. It’s what most buyers go with, but Ford also offers a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as an option. Oddly, you have to pay more to get the four-cylinder Also, the Explorer’s available Terrain Management, a selectable four-mode all-wheel-drive system, takes some of the guesswork out of properly operating a four-wheel-drive system. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. In government crash tests, the 2013 Explorer received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. The 2013 Ford Explorer starts at $29,135 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Lexus RX 350
The 2013 Lexus RX350 comes with useful features like Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) which uses brake pressure to help prevent the vehicle from moving backward when starting out on an incline. Smart Stop Technology will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are simultaneously applied under certain driving conditions. The SNOW mode slows the accelerator-pedal response to help reduce the possibility of wheel spin. Also available is an optional Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which is essentially an adaptive cruise control which can pre-set a following distance from a vehicle traveling directly ahead. The 2013 Lexus RX350 starts at $39,310 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.

2013 Lexus RX 350 Crossover

2013 Lexus RX 350 Crossover

2013 Honda CR-V
The 2013 Honda CR-V’s standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. All CR-V models also come with a back-up camera. The 2013 CR-V earned a perfect five stars for overall protection in government crash tests, scoring five stars for both frontal- and side-impact protection. The CR-V is also available with an SMS text messaging function that allows you to listen to incoming text messages via the audio system and reply with one of six preset responses. The CR-V is a reliable vehicle that can handle snow and mud just as efficiently as a Sunday drive around the block. The 2013 Honda CR-V starts at $22,795 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 23 city and 31 highway.

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Every 2013 Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, hill-hold assist, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Touareg earned a top score of “Good” in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. All Touareg models use an 8-speed automatic transmission and VW’s 4Motion full-time AWD. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg starts at $43,325 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.

2013 VW Touareg

2013 VW Touareg

2013 Acura MDX
The 2013 Acura MDX is equipped with its unique Super Handling – All Wheel Drive system which is designed to enhance high-performance dry-road handling while providing the same all-weather advantages of conventional all-wheel drive. Standard safety equipment for the 2013 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability control with a stabilizing feature for trailer towing. In government crash testing, the MDX received four out of five possible stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal impact safety and five stars for side crash protection. The 2013 Acura MDX starts at $43,280 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 21 highway.

2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX

Is your vehicle winter ready?

If you are in the market for a winter ready SUV and your current vehicle isn’t going to cut it, try http://MileOne.com for a list of the 10 manufacturers listed above and the nearest dealership location to you. Where sidewalk salt and shovels abound, your time to hop on those post Holiday savings may not. With 2013 here, now is the best time to check out the latest offerings and get yourself ready for the winter weather ahead.

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 – Be the first to own one

16Oct

2013 Volvo S60 T5

The new 2013 Volvo S60 T5 is not just any typical car you see on the road. It is a sporty and dynamic sedan combined with excellent performance, great design, and outstanding safety features. It is a car out to capture the eyes of the younger generation and it can be yours.

The S60 comes in two models, a front-wheel drive T5 or all-wheel drive T5 or T6 sedan. The T5 includes a turbocharged 250-hp five-cylinder and the T6 includes a turbocharged 300-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. Which ever one you pick, I can guarantee that ride will be smooth, fast, and powerful.

The interior design for the S60 is sure to impress any driver out there. The S60 comes equipped with the top of the line safety and technology features. The safety features include the Pedestrian Detection with Auto Brake, City Safety, Whiplash protection front headrests, anti-lock brakes, and six airbags. The interior features are nothing to laugh about either, it includes the straightforward dual-temperature adjustment dials and the “mode man” pictogram makes the climate control adjustments simple and intuitive. Also the interface for the available DVD-based navigation system is far superior to that of past Volvo’s. So why waste time, come on out and witness the performance yourself.

Interested in checking out the 2013 Volvo S60 T5 first hand? Give the good folks over at http://www.herbgordonvolvoofsilverspring.com a call or stop in for a test drive.

 

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The all-new S60 introduces a unique safety technology: Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake. Pedestrian accidents occur every day in our increasingly hectic traffic conditions, nearly 4,700 deaths annually in the U.S., a number Volvo is working to reduce.

Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is a brand new technological solution that actively helps the driver to avoid accidents. Volvo’s radar- and camera-based system can detect pedestrians in front of the car, warn the driver if anyone walks out into its path – and then automatically activate the S60’s full braking power if the driver fails to respond in time.

Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake consists of a newly developed radar unit integrated into the all-new S60’s grille, a camera fitted in front of the inside rearview mirror and a central control unit. The radar’s task is to detect any object in front of the car and to determine the distance to it while the camera determines what type of object it is, in turn hopefully reducing the likelihood of a collision.

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Demitric Evans – Defensive Linebacker of the San Francisco 49ers and formally for the Washington Redskins has shipped his 1971 Olds Cutlass Convertible to Herb Gordon Volvo to have some work done.

Although Demitric is currently playing in San Francisco, his permanent residence still remains on the East Coast in Virginia and he continues to depend on Herb Gordon Volvo for all his automotive needs.

Manager, Ed Sarecky speaks highly regarding their relationship with the NFL athlete. “He is very loyal to us and we are glad to return the favor when we can. Most recently we shipped a used SUV to his mother in Louisiana and now we are thrilled to have the Cutlass in the repair shop.”

The antique car was purchased from Kentucky and is getting a new top. It is expected to be completed by the end of January, just in time for the off-season.

Next time you stop in ask about this classic car and just maybe you will be lucky enough to sneak a peek!

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WhatDrivesEdward

Sign up now for the change to win two free tickets to the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” in L.A. on November 16th. And by signing up, you can also play the What Drives Edward contest for a change to win a brand-new Volvo XC60.

Win your very own Volvo XC60! Complete all 6 phases of the What Drives Edward Contest to unlock the final puzzle. If you are the first to solve this final puzzle, you could bring home a brand-new Volvo XC60, just like Edward’s in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” So what drives Edward may soon drive you.

There’s more to life than a Volvo. There’s having the power to keep safe what you hold most dear. That’s why you drive one.

The Volvo XC60 is an all new crossover from Volvo with world-first technology. This vehicle comes standard with City Safety, an auto-braking equipment that can stop the car itself.  This vehicle is something completely different from Volvo. It’s a new breed of car, if you will. Its crossover designs are sleek and sporty and will be sure to grab the attention of onlookers.

Test one for yourself. See “what drives Edward” at Herb Gordon Volvo in Silver Spring.

Herb Gordon Volvo
3121 Automobile Blvd. Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
1.877.300.1681

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DealerRater.com awards dealership for third consecutive year.  Winning dealerships are committed to providing quality customer service.

Waltham, MA (January 20, 2009) – DealerRater.com, the nation’s premier car dealer review website, announced today the 2009 DealerRater.com Dealer of the Year awards.  Each year, a select number of dealerships are awarded for outstanding customer satisfaction as expressed through customers’ online reviews, posted on DealerRater.com, of their dealership experience..

“We are very pleased to award Acton Toyota of Littleton, Massachusetts the DealerRater.com overall Dealer of the Year for 2009,” stated Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater.com.  “Acton Toyota has won this honor for the past three years, which reflects General Manager Mike Hills’ strong commitment to quality customer service.”

Other car dealerships to receive 2009 DealerRater.com Dealer of the Year awards for their brand category include DCH Paramus Honda of Paramus, New Jersey managed by Barry Magnus; Nissan of Elk Grove, California owned and managed by John Driebe; MileOne Herb Gordon Volvo of Silver Springs, Maryland managed by Eddie Sarecky; and National Car Sales of Indianapolis, Indiana managed by Steve Howard.

The DealerRater.com Dealer of the Year awards are given each January to car dealerships located in the United States that have the highest PowerScore in their brand category.

Each dealership’s PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater.com user rating over each of the year’s twelve months and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the calendar year.  The dealership must also have at least twenty-five (25) new reviews written on DealerRater.com during the previous calendar year and an average rating greater than 4.0, with 5.0 as the highest possible score.  The dealership that’s awarded DealerRater.com’s overall Dealer of the Year is recognized for having a PowerScore that outranks other brand-specific Dealer of the Year winners.

About DealerRater.com

DealerRater.com was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater.com is committed to providing a central collection point for informative reviews.  The site currently features more than 24,000 US and International car dealers and over 60,000 user reviews.  DealerRater.com provides the opportunity for users to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own review, and find car deals – all for free.  Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.   DealerRater.com users also have the option to recommend the dealer to other users and provide a descriptive review.  Website users and car dealerships may post free auto classified ads.  DealerRater.com visitors may request vehicle quotes and Certified Dealers receive free vehicle leads.

Herb Gordon Volvo
3121 Automobile Blvd. Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Service: (888) 455-0220
Sales: (888) 526-7449

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On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 5:30pm-8:00pm Herb Gordon Volvo will host The New Volvo XC60 from Sweden with Löv Event. Herb Gordon was chosen by Volvo to host this special introductory event and will be offering refreshments and Hors’d’ourves to those welcomed guests.

The standard engine of the new XC60 will have a 3.0L 16, 24 valve, 281 hp @ 5600 rpm engine, an automatic transmission and get 15 mpg city with 22 mpg highway. Check out what other Volvo customers are saying, and then come to Herb Gordon Volvo to see for yourself what all the talk is about.

– “The XC60 looks even better in person!”
– “Great presentation! Love the safety features with the luxury attributes.”
– “Love the interior design and the smoothness of the drive. Thank you for this wonderful experience!”

Löv Rewards include: The first 25 guests at the event leave with a special gift, receive a first-hand demonstration of city safety and see how the XC60 stops itself, tour-goers receive an exclusive offer on the XC60, and be among the first to see the all-new XC60 in North America.

In addition to Volvo offers, if you place your order for the all-new 2009 XC60 by January 31, 2009 Herb Gordon will give you a voucher for $500 towards your purchase or $750 towards Volvo accessories.

RSVP to ahannon@mileone.com or call 1.866.561.7516 to learn more.

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2008 Volvo C30

10Oct
2008 Volvo C30
2008 Volvo C30 - Review - Automobile Magazine
The smallest Volvo is more than a chopped version of the S40 sedan.

The C30 is the smallest Volvo ever sold in the United States, a land where upmarket-brand small cars are few. The Mini Cooper and the Volks-wagen GTI take the traditional hot-hatch approach, with sportiness their calling card, while the Audi A3 is purely a premium compact. The C30 is closer in spirit to the A3, but that car has four doors where the C30 has two, so Volvo sees the C30 as more of a sporty funster for the young and hip.

Photo Gallery: 2008 Volvo C30 – Review – Automobile Magazine

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