Archive for July, 2017

Porsche Cayenne vs Porsche Macan

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

First things first, we know that some purists are upset that Porsche makes anything other than the 911, let alone a pair of crossovers. But those crossovers help finance the development of things like the GT3 RS, and are still 100% Porsches. Go around the first corner in either the Cayenne or the Macan, and you’ll definitely know that you’re in a Porsche. They really do handle like nothing else in the world. But what’s the difference between them? They certainly look similar.

The Cayenne more or less paved the way for sport SUVs when it was introduced. It was an experiment to package the legendary Porsche performance into a utilitarian body.  Fifteen years later, it is still amazing. Being able to have everything from a V6 to a twin-turbo V8, to a hybrid, all in a full size SUV with all of the bells and whistles that the Porsche brand has to offer is a winning combination.

If the Cayenne is the quintessential sport SUV, the Macan is a tightened up version of that. Take the Cayenne, but make it a little shorter, a little narrower, and a little lighter. That’s the easiest way to make increase performance and responsiveness: cut weight. The smaller and lighter a car is, the better it will go, turn, and stop. Simple physics. Oh, and swap the Cayenne’s Tiptronic transmission for the astounding PDK dual clutch gearbox for good measure.

While the Porsche Cayenne and the Porsche Macan are almost identical, they are their own unique vehicles. The Cayenne is designed to go anywhere, in extreme comfort, all while delivering the Porsche experience you love. The Macan takes that same general idea, but distills it down even farther, cutting some of the luxury and space in exchange for a more direct driving experience. Whichever you choose, they both carry that Porsche pedigree. If you have any questions, please let us know.



Position Available: Sales Specialist

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Aristocrat Motors, a leading high-end, luxury dealership in the Kansas City automotive market, is looking to add a qualified SALES SPECIALIST to our team! We have an opening to sell luxury automobiles (mainly new car) and be rewarded for it with one of the best pay plans in the area. You have support from a fully integrated CRM system and leads from a growing internet program.


Aristocrat Motors offers a unified team environment, great benefits, and ongoing training, and support for its employees. Previous automotive sales experience is preferred but not required. Apply today or refer a qualified friend. You can apply by visiting the following Web site at or you can respond directly to this ad with your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides excellent customer service by helping customers select a vehicle that fits their needs
  • Explains product performance, application, and benefits to customer by describing all optional equipment available
  • Demonstrates new (and used, when necessary) vehicles
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on new products, features, and accessories available a
  • Maintains a prospect development system by following up with active prospects using the Dealership’s Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)
  • Follows up with previous customers for referrals and future sales
  • Works without constant supervision

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities


  • At least 1 year dealership experience is preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Jaguar XE vs Jaguar XF

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Jaguar has been stealing the spotlight lately with their new lineup, and their design language is some of the most cohesive out there. With one glance at that front grill, you instantly know it’s a Jaguar. But sometimes it can be confusing to remember which one is which when it comes to the sedans. With the styling and the names being so similar, it’s easy to mix them up. So today, we’re going to look at the difference between the Jaguar XE and the Jaguar XF.

The two cars are extremely similar, both in person and on paper. In fact, seeing them in person doesn’t always help to tell them apart either. You really need to see them side by side, or to drive them back to back. While they look nearly identical, the XE is actually quite a bit smaller than the XF. The easiest way to remember that is just to remember your alphabet. E comes before F, and the XE is smaller than the XF.

The XE weighs in at over 300 pounds lighter than it’s big brother. As any gearhead will tell you, weight is the enemy of speed. So dropping that weight means that the XE will accelerate, brake, and turn faster than the XF. Jaguar’s own specifications say that the XE is a full half a second faster to 60mph than the XF when both are equipped with the 2.0L turbocharged engine. A half a second is a lifetime once you’re at this level of performance.

That is not to say the XF is a slouch though. It still carries that Jaguar DNA, just applied in a different way. That extra weight is a trade-off of the added comfort. The XF is about a foot longer than it’s baby brother, and most of that is for the rear passengers and the trunk. As exciting as Jaguars are to drive, sometimes you just want to kick back, and let someone else do the work for you. In that instance, the XF is clearly the place to be. That extra space gives you plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

While the Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF share styling cues, they are definitely separate cars. Even though both are British sport sedans, they apply that idea in unique ways. The XE gives up a bit of utility for the sake of increased performance, whereas the XF gives up a bit of performance for the sake of additional comfort. Instead of trying to figure out which one is “better”, the better question is to ask which one fits your desires better. So come drive both of them, and see which one matches you the best.

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