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The 2014 Nissan Sentra returns with a new engine and a more upscale look, inside and out.  The comfortable interior came back with a long list of desirable standard features and options. Of course it goes without saying that the Sentra is one of the best fuel economy vehicles out there. There are two sporty options, including the 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V, designed to appeal to driving aficionados. As you'd expect, the SE-R Spec V is a fun car with abundant acceleration and noticeably sharper handling.

The Sentra SE-R trim level came equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, performance-oriented suspension tuning, an aero-style body kit, cloth sport seats, stereo with color display and gauges that allow the driver to monitor things like oil pressure and g-forces during cornering; the SV adds to the features of the SE-R audio and cruise control buttons on its steering wheel, sportier interior trim and a six-speaker sound system. Outside, more power, higher-performance tires, an even firmer suspension with a lower ride height, larger front brakes, a rear spoiler, underbody aerodynamic deflectors and low-rolling-resistance tires, all of which promote slightly higher highway fuel efficiency.

The Sentra's interior features surprisingly spacious front seats in that small package that make it easy for even tall people to get into and out of the car.  A 60/40-split-folding rear seats comes with ample headroom and hip room for smart comfort. Luggage capacity is generous for the class. At 15.1 cubic feet, this Sentra's trunk volume is comparable to that of many midsize sedans.

Front seat lower cushion storage pockets, Auto Hazard Warning Signal and an updated NissanConnect with navigation, smartphone integration and voice recognition became standard. A sliding front armrest is also added for the SL grade and SV/SR Driver Packages. From a driver's perspective, the dashboard was acclaimed for its simple and well-defined design of instruments and controls.

For 2014, Nissan revised the tuning for the Sentra’s continuously variable transmission, steering and suspension.

What is the Xtronic? The Sentra uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which doesn’t use traditional fixed gear ratios. Rather it depends on two hydraulically-operated steel pulleys which are connected by a metal chain link. Upon acceleration, the sides of the v-shaped pulleys either push together or pull apart to move the position of the chain on the pulleys.

As the belt moves smoothly between the gear ratios, the Xtronic CVT doesn’t technically shift, which means that shifting lag when there’s a loss of power while shifting in an automatic transmission no longer occurs. This keeps the engine at its most efficient at all times, increasing fuel economy and keeping the transmission lasting for a very long time.

Nissan fully redesigned the Sentra in 2013 making changes to the car's design, improving fuel economy and enhancing space and new features as well as structural design changes that reduce noise within the cabin and improve ride comfort and handling. The Sentra for 2014 came with sharper handling making it incredibly enjoyable to drive through turns and of course easy to maneuver around town.

Come in to Kelly Risk Free to see all the options available in our inventory of previously owned Nissan Sentras including the sharp SV!

Kelly Risk Free sells used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Nearby to Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged used car, used nissan, used sedan, nissan sentra, nissan dealer, used car dealer, on 09/07/2016 at 1:30 AM


There are very good reasons to look at some of the SUV options under the GMC umbrella: the Acadia and it’s smaller relation, the Terrain. The Acadia is the larger of the two, seating up to 8, the Terrain accommodates up to 5.  Both are a more masculine, and possibly more practical, alternative to a minivan. We have premium used vehicles of both models with various option packages in excellent condition at Kelly Risk Free!

For 2013, both models were updated. For 2013, the GMC Acadia's biggest change was on the outside where a larger, new grille draws particular attention. The light facelift didn't alter its GMC-handsome looks at all; it's still arguably the best-looking of the line!

And it is big: 200.8 inches long, for comparison that makes it 3.7 inches longer than a Ford Explorer, 3.6 inches longer than a Nissan Pathfinder and 9.4 inches longer than a Honda Pilot. It also outweighs those three by 122 pounds, 471 pounds and 350 pounds, respectively. That is what a real, powerful SUV looks like.

LED daytime running lamps, a new taillight design, wraparound rear glass and a new rear spoiler added to the exterior changes. French stitching, and red ambient lighting upgraded the interior, the SLT received aluminum accents on the doors, dash and center console.

Standard Infotainment was stepped up across the GMC model line for 2013. Color Touch Radio with touch-screen control, auxiliary and USB inputs, a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner plus HD Radio compatibility, a photo viewer, and a built-in rear-vision camera were included.

With the standard 288-horsepower V-6 and front-wheel drive, this Acadia SLT is strong, its ride quality is smooth and quiet, and the new dual-flow damper shocks added for 2013 further adds to the self-assured handling.

The Acadia makes outstanding use of the potential space throughout the interior, superior seating comfort and a tight, quiet cabin. A third-row seat is included in all Acadia models, and whether you go for the captain's chairs or the bench, you get roomy, adult sized accommodations throughout. The second row will slide up for more space in the third row. With the third row up, the Acadia presents 24 cubic feet of room for cargo; maxing out by folding down the second and third row seats, you’ll be amazed at the 116 cubic feet of usable space.

In around town driving, the Acadia is exceptionally light-footed for its size. Light steering and excellent visibility add to a feeling of car-drive level naturalness that is an attractive point for those who spend more time running errands and carpooling than road tripping. It’s easy to park, easy to sense where all four corners of the vehicle are at all times.

Come in to Kelly Risk Free in Easton and Emmaus, PA and explore these magnificent vehicles!


Kelly Risk Free sells used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Nearby to Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged used car, used suv, used gmc, gmc acadia, used car dealer, on 09/01/2016 at 12:05 PM

Buick LaCrosse

One of the more appealing larger sedans cars out there is the Buick LaCrosse, a premium sedan that offers distinct styling, an elegant interior, impressive driving dynamics and provides additional interior room and trunk space over the midsize sedan.

The used Buick LaCrosse is a large luxury sedan that came available in five trim levels: Base, Leather, Premium 1, Premium 2 and Touring.

As you'd expect in a luxury sedan, you’ll find the LaCrosse's cabin takes comfort seriously. Seats are extraordinarily comfortable and supportive with plenty of leg, head and shoulder room. This careful design philosophy flows to the backseat as well. The available heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats are an especially nice touch, the quiet interior also adds to the assured, upscale feel.

Base models come nicely equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), split-folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, OnStar, Bluetooth, an 8-inch display and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB interface and smartphone app integration.

This Leather model comes with everything the base models offers but adds fog-lamps, heated mirrors, rear park assist, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver memory settings, FWD and an eight-way power front passenger seat.

Apart from adding some more standard features the 2013 version of the LaCrosse stayed its well-reputed course of luxury. The elegant cabin, with sweeping lines and rich surfaces set off by the generous use of LED accent lighting, remained in place for 2013. The tranquil, roomy cabin is accoutered with practical features and luxuries, ranging from a rearview camera to a dual-screen video entertainment system. Other notable options included a sunroof, rear side airbags and a rear seat video entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens.

Standard safety features for the LaCrosse include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags; OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation also standard. Rear-seat side-impact airbags and a blind-spot alert system were available as options.

In government crash tests, the LaCrosse scored five (out of five) stars overall, with five stars awarded for both frontal- and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it its top "Good" rating in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.
Interior Design and Special Features.

Come in to Kelly Risk Free to see this used but very classy automobile and explore other options packages we may have! 


Kelly Risk Free sells used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Nearby to Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged used car, used sedan, used buick, used lacrosse, used car dealer, on 09/01/2016 at 12:01 PM


When the folks at Ram set out to design their latest pickup, they didn’t think a good pickup truck has to be so expensive. And to prove it, they built the 2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman/Express. 

They tweaked the exterior with a few updates, gave it a Hemi V-8 engine and produced a magnificent, two-door, sporty pickup that was the least-expensive V-8-powered truck in America for 2014. The result was that the Express trim became massively popular with Ram customers. 

Despite its lower cost, it looks fantastic with body-colored bumpers front and back, blacked-out trim, fog lamps and big 20-inch painted wheels that certainly rebuff the ‘stripped-down’ supposition.

That being said, the best part about the Express is what’s under the hood — a 395-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. It also pumps out 410 pounds-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic shifts with clout, the broad steering wheel is firm and inspires driving confidence. All that power in the smallest, lightest pickup in the Ram line-up means the truck can really move when you need it to. It also helps the brakes bring the truck to a stop with considerable force. 

Being a pickup, the 1500 Express tows and hauls easily, especially with the big, forceful V-8. The truck is rated to tow 9,250 pounds thanks to the 3.92 gear, which is more than enough to haul a boat, a pair of motorcycles, a camper trailer, even an automobile. But cargo capability is most likely what you’re looking for, and there's a full-size 6-foot-4-inch bed behind the cabin that can accommodate pretty much anything. Payload is rated at 1,620 pounds.

Hopping into the very nicely arranged cab, you'll swing onto on a big bench seat which seats three across with the option of folding down the center position for an armrest, cup-holder and storage bin. The driver and passenger seats are comfortable and can be customized to match your exterior paint with after-market coverings. When you’re on the road, there's no bouncing around and no unusual chassis movements, you’ll find a steady, comfortable ride for three people. It's quiet, keeping you and your occupants very nicely insulated against outside clamor and road noise. 

The latest Ram pickup interiors are the best in Chrysler history; even in this entry-level model, material and assembly quality is excellent. There's a standard trip computer in the gauge cluster, which itself is clear and easy to read, there’s a media hub containing an aux jack, USB port and a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet accessible in the fold-down console. Satellite radio is present in an option package and 2014 did offer an interesting array of options for customization. Come in to Kelly Risk Free to discover what kind of options packages we have in our Ram used inventory.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tested The 2014 Ram 1500 and gave it a mixture of four and five stars throughout the various crash tests. You’ll find front- and side-impact airbags and stability control. 

Visit us at Kelly Risk Free to see our inventory of 2014 Ram 1500 Express and other model years. We can help you make your decision on the best truck recommendations!

Kelly Risk Free sells used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Nearby to Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged used cars, used ram, used truck, ram 1500, used car dealer, used pickup, on 08/31/2016 at 7:52 PM

 Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty line up was extensively updated for 2001 and then again in 2005. Seats were made more comfortable and the exterior was given a more contemporary appearance. For 2006, all Liberty models came with Jeep's Electronic Stability Program (ESP), anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Roll Mitigation, and all-speed traction control.

Tougher and more trail-worthy than most compact SUVs, the Jeep Liberty offered a worthy compromise between road merit and off-highway proficiency. For daily use, a Liberty behaves like a passenger car or wagon. It seats four people comfortably and can easily accommodate up to five and their gear. Fold the rear seats down and it can transport two people with masses of cargo.

Off the pavement with the Liberty you’ll find this sweet vehicle can negotiate unpaved roads and trails with confidence. It is a Jeep after all; Liberty offers superior off-road capability that definitely sets it apart from the herd of compact SUVs and Crossovers.

The Liberty is among the best of the small sport-utilities for drivers who want serious off-road capability on the weekend yet need practicality and affordability during the week.

As mentioned, the Liberty offers a substantial amount of cargo space behind the rear seats, pretty much unmatched it the class. Grocery-bag hooks and cargo tie-downs are provided to keep things from moving around. An optional cargo organizer was provided on some vehicles that opens into a shelf with compartment dividers to keep packages in place, and can be folded flat when not in use. Check to see what options we have in stock!

Sitting in the Liberty gives you a sense of roominess with 40.7 inches of headroom, more than other SUVs in this class.

The seats were conspicuously improved for 2005 through the use of dual-density foam with soft side bolsters, a signal that the Liberty is set up for off-roading with a focus on absorbing vibration.

A neat feature on all models: pulling hard on the outside handle of the rear cargo door triggers the glass hatch to swing up as the door itself is swinging out, which saves time and effort; use less force and only the glass hatch opens. Also, the door is hinged on the left and swings open from the right, better for handling pickups and loading gear and equipment from the curbside or campsite. A lot of imported vehicles swing the other way, meaning you have to walk around the door when loading and unloading.

Model Lineup

Jeep Liberty Sport 2WD; Renegade 2WD Limited 2WD; Sport 4WD; Renegade 4WD; Limited 4WD

The mid-range Renegade looked tougher, with its flatter hood, taller grille, off-road fog-lamps and tail lamp guards. Renegade also came with functional rock rails and skid plates. All-terrain tires were optional, as was GPS navigation and an overhead light bar.

The economy-priced Sport and luxury-grade Limited models are as capable as the Renegade, and offered an option the Renegade did not: the only diesel engine available in a compact or mid-size SUV. Liberty's 2.8-liter turbo-diesel uses advanced common-rail technology for low emissions, maximum economy, and performance.

The Liberty's body is tall, providing the driver with an authoritative view of the terrain ahead. In its exterior dimensions, sizewise, the Liberty fits between the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. With an overall length of 174.4 inches, the Jeep Liberty is slightly longer than the Ford Escape.

Come in to Kelly Risk Free to see our frequently updating inventory of Jeep Liberty SUVs!


Kelly Risk Free sells used carstruckshybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Nearby to Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged used car, used jeep, used suv, jeep liberty, used car dealer, on 08/31/2016 at 7:50 PM

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