This week I bring you the 2020 McLaren GT - the brand’s first-ever true Grand Touring model. So what does that mean? It’s a McLaren designed to be the most suited for cross-continental roa... More ›
This week we’re looking at the much-anticipated 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV. Let’s get this over with early: whether you like the name or not, there is a lot to love abou... More ›
Contrary to rumor, station-wagons didn’t die decades ago along with drive-in movies and doo-wop.
The lumbering people-movers of my youth just moved to the San Fernando Valley, I heard, where ... More ›
This week I bring you the 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, a vehicle that makes up about a third of Avalon sales. Also in 2020, sales of the Avalon hybrid were up slightly from 2019. The XSE trim ... More ›
This week we are taking a look at one of the hottest-selling subcompact SUVs in America, the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Size-wise, it slots between the Chevy Trax and the Equinox.
My revie... More ›
Cute suits a basket-full of chubby Lab puppies just fine.
I’ll take two.
But I’m still adjusting to small and warm and fuzzy in near-luxury vehicles like the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35... More ›
This week I bring you Mazda’s runaway best-selling vehicle: the stylish and fun to drive CX-5 compact crossover. In fact, in just reported December sales figures, Mazda says the CX-5 had its bes... More ›
This week I have been behind the wheel of the redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Pacifica made its minivan debut in 2017 as a replacement for the Town & Country. Minivans are not my thing, bu... More ›
Four doors once meant “for bores.”
Big floaty Impalas and Galaxies and Coronets carried people with calculators on their belts to rousing meetings of the stamp-collectors club.
We wo... More ›
This week I bring you the upscale and stylish 2021 Mazda CX-9, a three-row crossover that’s 2016 redesign brought accolades for its near-luxury interiors and handling. After spending a week behi... More ›
This week I bring you an all-new SUV from Kia, the 2021 Sorento. These days, it is hard to find a roomy 3-row SUV for under $40,000 and almost impossible to find one that gets 37 miles per gallon over... More ›
BMW could hot-rod a mud-caked tractor.
Seriously. You want straight-line scoot, a nice growl and maybe some capability in the curves from Farmer John’s old hay-hauler? Done.
Just take a lo... More ›
This week we’re reviewing the third of the all-new 2021 big GM SUVs produced in my home area in North Texas. We’ve done the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, and this week we’ve got the ... More ›
This week I bring you the 2021 Hyundai Kona, an award-winning subcompact SUV that continues to do well for Hyundai. Case in point, sales were up 43% this November over last. It’s one of the top ... More ›
For one torrid week recently, I kept a rocket in my pocket.
It looked like any other modern car key-fob, but this particular chunk of radiated plastic probably glowed in the dark with evil intent.
... More ›
This week I am taking a look at the new 2020 Land Rover Defender, an iconic SUV that we have not seen in the United States since 1997 and has been much anticipated in the past few years.
The old De... More ›
This week I am privileged to be in the driver’s seat of the fastest, most powerful truck in the world, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. The truck is nicknamed the T-REX, which is an obvious swipe at the F... More ›
Hybrids don’t all roll strictly green, gliding slow and silent on skinny wheels.
Just ask Porsche and Ferrari. Both of the ferocious, road-eating brands fit electric motors now to some of the... More ›
This week we take a look at the 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400, a very fast and luxurious sports sedan from Nissan’s luxury division.
As the name suggests, the Red Sport 400 has 400-horses p... More ›
Today we look at the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, a 3-row SUV that has been one of the hottest sellers on the market since it debuted in 2019. This is the Calligraphy Edition, which is new for 2021 and is t... More ›
This week I’m behind the wheel of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, the flagship Chevy SUV. The last update to the Suburban was in 2015. The new Suburban is longer than the last version, the ... More ›
This week I bring you the all-new 2021 Acura TLX - and by all-new Acura really does all-new. It’s on a new platform, one exclusively Acura’s, not shared with Honda, and it has a new update... More ›
Ignore the super-sized hamburger grille up front and the body sporting more lines than a politician’s campaign speech.
The only embellishment that matters on the 2020 Lexus RX350L is the styl... More ›
This week I’m reviewing the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe full-sized SUV. The last update to the Tahoe was in 2015 and this new version is the one everybody has been waiting for. It is longer and... More ›
This week I bring you the 2021 VW Atlas, a stylish, roomy and enjoyable to drive three-row SUV that seats up to seven. The Atlas debuted as a 2018 model -- touted as a vehicle VW designed specifically... More ›
Please don’t send an ill wind my way – or even a blustery gust or two.
They might catch the laughably giant rear wing on my Honda Civic Type R, sending the wildly exaggerated car and me... More ›
This week we are taking a look at the 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4X half-ton pickup. This truck was completely redone for the 2020 model year, but was largely unchanged for 2021.
To me, the ... More ›
Silence clings to most Lexus sedans like pearly morning dew.
It adds to their considerable shine and appeal as the solid, stolid Rotarians of the luxury-car segment – and the leader in high-e... More ›
This week we take a look at the 3-row 2021 Cadillac XT6 Premium luxury crossover SUV. XT6 was created last year to fill a void between the 5-passenger XT5, and the huge Escalade, which is expensive an... More ›
If you view the U.S. tax code as a little light bed-side reading, you should be intrigued with the buzzing, humming, sometimes-silent Volvo XC60.
Most days, the supercharged-turbocharged-electrifie... More ›
This week I bring you a beautiful and very fast SUV, the 2020 Ford Explorer ST. ST by the way, stands for Sport Technology and this hot-looking SUV is packed with it.
The big change for 2020 with a... More ›
The Joker never smiled on me.
For years, Acura’s alphabet-soup sedans – the TSX, the TLX and several other forgettable models – wore awkward, thick grilles resembling the Joker&rs... More ›
I’ve been accused of being a shill for Subaru because I sing their praises so much on the radio show. This is a badge I wear proudly, because I know Subaru SUVs are a great choice for my listene... More ›
This week we are taking a look at the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza SUV. This is the second time Toyota has produced the Venza, the first was from 2008 to 2015. What makes the Venza special is that all of... More ›
It’s not often you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that really does change things. And I believe I just spent the week in a vehicle that does just that. I’m talking about the redesigned ... More ›
Barely bigger than some cardboard boxes, my favorite roadster lacks map pockets, a conventional glove compartment and a spare tire.
It steps stiffly over smooth suburban streets like some old man o... More ›
This week I bring you the most powerful 3-row SUV on the planet, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63. The GLS is all-new for 2021 after debuting in 2018.
The AMG comes with a 4.0-liter... More ›
This week I bring you the 2021 Corolla XSE - the top-of-the-line model and sportiest Corolla in the lineup. It’s the second year for the 12th-generation Corolla. To be around that long you have ... More ›
When word got out Chevy was bringing the Blazer back, we all had visions of the K5 Blazer, but that was not to be.
Instead the Blazer slots between two popular Chevy SUVs, the smaller Equinox and t... More ›
Bland sedans don’t attract long-term fans.
Just ask Toyota. After years of building mid-sized Camry sedans that seemed about as exciting as pulling weeds, the automaker gave the top-selling C... More ›
This week I bring you one of the most popular SUVs sold in America, the 2020 Ford Edge Titanium, which is the top-of-the-line before you get to ST, the performance version of Edge that I reviewed last... More ›
There are a few times in your life when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle and experience something totally unexpected. My recent week with the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is one of those times. This is... More ›
Ferrari fantasies fade fast in a minivan, the dowdy cargo containers of the auto industry.
Who has time in a van for 8,000-rpm reveries? You’ll be too busy dodging half-eaten Twinkies hurled ... More ›
This week we are taking a look at the 2020 Ford Expedition Max, the extended 3-row version, intended to compete with the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL.
This is the 4th generation Expedition since... More ›
This week I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT4-V. This is the performance version of the CT4, and the predecessor to last year’s CTS-V Sport.
I love the lo... More ›
The busy-body Toyota RAV4, sporting more lines than a Rand-McNally map, tends to shout loudly about itself.
“Look at me” radiates from every odd, hard-edged corner, though it’s ki... More ›