Vehicle Reviews

2020 Jaguar I-PACE HSE Review
This week I’ve got Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, the 2020 I-Pace. This marvel of automotive technology puts up some very impressive numbers. For instance, it has a range of 240 m... More ›
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC Review
Life is full of twists and turns in the road and it’s great when you find a surprise around one of them. Such is the case where my most recent review vehicle, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-... More ›
2020 Jaguar XE P300 Review
Regal Jaguars once trumpeted their arrival with rich baritone exhausts, sporting curves shaped by craftsmen in leather aprons. They oozed elegance and old-school, filled to their roof-lines with le... More ›
2020 BMW M340i Review
This week we are looking at the all-new 2020 BMW M340i sedan. Not to be confused with the ultra-fast M3, which is not out yet, the M340i slots between the 330i and the M3, and it is sort of the best o... More ›
2019 BMW M850i Coupe Review
Lots of affluent people out there must sport fading tattoos beneath their Bonobos shirts and Burberry dresses. A few might even occasionally trade wine for shots of rough-hewn whiskey, while a coup... More ›
2020 Kia Telluride SX Prestige Review
Sometimes you just know a game changer the minute you get behind the wheel. Such is the case with the much-anticipated 2020 Kia Telluride, Kia’s first venture into the world of large, 3-row SUVs... More ›
2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line Review
This week we take a look at the new Volkswagen flagship sedan, the Arteon. This vehicle is the SEL model, which is next to the top-of-the-line model, and it is the sporty R-Line. Exterior The Ar... More ›
2019 Kia Stinger GT2 Review
Forget taking a rocket to mars. Let’s talk about what’s happening right here on earth. And that’s the 2019 Kia Stinger GT2. A 365-horsepower sports sedan that accelerates so thrillin... More ›
2020 Subaru Legacy Premium Review
Some of us really don’t want big black steroidal SUVs that look as if they’re lugging a pack of renegade FBI agents. Believe it or not, we just want sensible transportation, something k... More ›
2019 Mercedes AMG E63 S Review
This week, we take a look at the beautiful and incredibly fast 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Sedan, the most powerful sedan in the Mercedes lineup. If you are not aware, AMG is the performance divis... More ›
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF
Ah, there is nothing quite like like taking a Sunday afternoon drive in a Mazda Miata, especially when it’s a can’t-take-your-eyes-off 2019 MX 5 Grand Touring RF. What a week I had with th... More ›
2019 Land Rover Discovery HSE Review
Safaris to what’s left of our malls can require serious transport these days. As you know, sometimes you must traverse piles of rubble to find a parking space as Regular-Joe department stores... More ›
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review
This week we take a look at a beautiful and very fast SUV, the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR. This speedster takes you from 0-to-60 in just 4 seconds and will top out at 176 miles per hour. Powertrain ... More ›
2020 Lexus RC F Performance Review
If you want to be incognito, the 2020 Lexus RC F is definitely not the vehicle to do it in. With its Flare Yellow hue - not to mention the attention-grabbing exhaust sound -- people will definitely se... More ›
2019 Nissan Kicks SR Review
Don’t bother chasing the faded neon and dusty ghosts of Route 66 in this dinky Nissan crossover. Despite the tantalizing irony – “got my Kicks out on Route 66, dudes” -- the... More ›
2020 Subaru Outback Limited Review
This week I bring you the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback. Although the exterior changes were subtle from the 2019 model, there were a lot more things that improved with this crossover SUV. Powertrain ... More ›
2019 Hyundai Kona SEL AWD Review
First, let it be said you don’t have to be a millennial to like the Hyundai Kona. Sure, it has a youthful vibe and an attractive price tag for first-time buyers. But these days, with the average... More ›
2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade Edition Review
Fantasy machines don’t all come in lime green with howling 12-cylinder engines stuffed between their 21-inch wheels. The dream-maker I had recently arrived in a gray the shade of a November d... More ›
2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible Review
I’ve got a real beauty for you this week, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible, the largest ragtop of the BMW lineup. Exterior The M850i has beautiful body lines, front-end and fender ven... More ›
2019 Nissan Maxima Platinum Review
Cars and compacts slumber in the back rows of dealerships these days, gathering dust and markdowns. As you know, they live in the long shadows of hot-selling trucks, SUVs and crossovers, the auto i... More ›
2019 Corvette C7 Stingray Coupe Review
This week I am reviewing, for the last time, the C7 Corvette. This is the 2019 Corvette Stingray coupe. When the C7 debuted in 2014, I immediately ordered one, and got another new one in 2016, so as y... More ›
All-New 2020 Nissan Versa SR Review
As a car reviewer, occasionally I get behind the wheel of a car for the first time and think, “this is a game changer.” Sadly, it doesn’t happen as often as I wish it did, but this w... More ›
2019 Nissan Pathfinder SV Rock Creek Edition
Soccer moms and softball dads must yearn for windswept dirt roads and empty, blue-sky silence. Who can blame them? Those fantasies, though, might be the best explanation for the 2019 Nissan Path... More ›
2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i Review
This week I bring you the biggest BMW ever produced, the all-new 2019 X7 xDrive40i. This large SUV features 3 rows of comfortable seating and a spectacular interior. Exterior The exterior looks ... More ›
2019 Cadillac CTS-V Review
This Caddy doesn’t cruise, won’t let you snooze and never, ever wears fender skirts. It prefers chewing up Porsche Panameras. Seriously. After all, the sullen 2019 Cadillac CTS-V I h... More ›
2019 BMW 330i Review
This week I am taking a look at the all-new 2019 BMW 330i sedan, the 7th generation of this very popular German luxury sports sedan. This new version is larger than the previous iteration. BMW adde... More ›
2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD Review
Heavy-metal Chevy Blazers bucked and bounced through the ‘70s, wearing their bare-steel interiors and bone-rattling rides with pride. Most of those K5 Blazers seemed only slightly more sophis... More ›
2019 Lexus RX 350L Luxury AWD Review
If there was ever a week to drive the 2019 Lexus RX 350L, it was this one. It arrived just in time to chauffeur my parents and a visiting aunt around town. Without a doubt, my smooth, luxurious and co... More ›
2019 Range Rover Sport SVR Review
This week we take a look at the fastest Range Rover ever produced, the Sport SVR. This two and a half ton SUV takes you from 0-to-60 in just 4.3 seconds and will top out at 176 miles per hour. All ... More ›
2020 Kia Telluride SX Prestige Review
Want to sit in great-looking premium-styled SUV with a cabin packed with comfort and convenience features without the premium price tag? Bonus, it has a bonafide third row? Then Kia’s first-ever... More ›
2019 Subaru Forester Sport Review
Sunny little Subaru continues to scale more than crusty red-dirt foothills in Colorado, fueled by good vibes. Once again, suburban-hippie Subie – the little brand that can -- saw sales rise l... More ›
2020 Nissan Altima SL Review
This week we take a look at the 2020 Nissan Altima SL, a car that was completely redone in 2019. This is Nissan’s best-selling car and the 5th best-selling car in America. Exterior Nissan&... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD Review
This week I bring you the current best-selling SUV in America, the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Redesigned for 2019, the all-new fifth-generation RAV4 rides on a new platform shared with the Corolla and Camry. I... More ›
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Review
Every time I get a convertible, it arrives on a day so cold I can chill beer in my front yard – and call it urban art. Code enforcement loves me. This time, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata that ... More ›
2019 BMW M850i xDrive Review
This week I’ve got a real beauty for you, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive coupe, the flagship of the BMW lineup. This is one of those cars people want to look closer at every single time I make a stop... More ›
2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD Review
With summer temps soaring, I can’t tell you how delighted I was to see the Platinum White 2020 Acura RDX sitting in my driveway this past week, with its welcoming ventilated seats. Developed ... More ›
2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland Review
We started hearing about a Jeep Wrangler pickup in 2005. It has taken 15 years to arrive, but today we look at the much-anticipated 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Exterior From the front it looks like a W... More ›
2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison Review
The last off-road pickup I drove, a dusty three-ton earth-shaker, felt only slightly smaller than my first apartment. I kept looking for the kitchen and bathroom, in fact. I probably had a bette... More ›
2019 Mazda3 Premium Sedan Review
Meet the all-new redesigned Mazda3, Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the world. The brand says it’s sold more than 6 million of them since introduced in 2003. Mazdas are known for their fun... More ›
2019 Nissan Altima SV Review
Sleepy Nissan Altimas excel at hauling kids and cabbage – erstwhile suburban grocery-getters. Ho-hum. If you want spicy, you throw in a can of jalapenos with the groceries and hope they leak all... More ›
2020 Range Rover Evoque First Edition Review
This week we take a look at Land Rover’s redesigned 2020 Range Rover Evoque. In the second-generation version of the Evoque, the folks at Rover went a little more mainstream with the exterior lo... More ›
2019 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD Review
This week we take a look at the 2019 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400, a very fast and luxurious 2-door coupe from Nissan’s luxury division. Performance As the name suggests, the Red Sport 400 h... More ›
2019 BMW 330i xDrive Review
Bountiful BMW wants to get its road-mauling Munich mojo back. Before the German automaker got soft in the middle and fat in the back pocket, its taut, superbly balanced 3-series cars reigned as the... More ›
2019 Toyota 86 GT Review
With all the talk of the reborn 2020 Toyota GR Supra, one might be forgiven for forgetting about the Toyota 86. But if a true driver-centric sports car that harkens back to the glory days of tradition... More ›
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Review
Several times per year, I get a car for review that people just can’t resist. Such is the case with this beautiful 2019 Maserati GranTurismo convertible. By the way, GranTurismo translates to Gr... More ›
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4MATIC Review
High-level mud slinging can involve more than just puffy Washington politicians in the best clothes lobbyists can buy. Consider the all-wheel-drive 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450, a polished $96,000 SUV... More ›
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review
This week we take a look at the 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV, the flagship SUV in the Cadillac lineup. Escalade debuted in 1999 and this is the 4th generation of this large, bold, SUV and not a lot has ... More ›
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review
Burly Ram pickups once arrived new with dents and dirt – as well as a restless border collie in back if they happened to be in extreme West Texas. They reigned as sturdy, affordable work-truc... More ›
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Review
This week, we take a look at a beautiful 2019 Corvette Grand Sport coupe. This is one of the last C7 Corvettes as we get ready for the arrival of the new mid-engine C8. The Grand Sport was original... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Review
Cute-utes just don’t suit my hot-rod feet and six-speed hands . I mean, most of the hyper-practical compact-crossover SUVs tend to be about as much fun as a two-hour appointment with the icy ... More ›