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2020 Volvo XC90 T8 e-AWD Inscription Review
This week I’m behind the wheel of the refreshed for 2020 Volvo XC90, Volvo’s flagship SUV, and not for the first time. I spent a brief time driving the T8 e-AWD Inscription at an off- road... More ›
2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i Review
Give this crossover craze another year or two and high-riding crossover limos will likely be off-loading dizzy, glittery celebs at the Academy Awards. Why not? A few years ago, as you may recall, N... More ›
2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review
This week we take a look at the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Although Jeeps don’t change often, the Wrangler was completely redone for 2018 and refreshed with new features for 2020. The Wrangler comes... More ›
2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium Review
Well guys. All I can say is I must’ve been REALLY good this year. Because Santa drove his sled to my house the other day -- and left it in my driveway! His sled being a bright, sizzling red-hot ... More ›
2019 BMW M850i Convertible Review
Luxury doesn’t always mean leisurely. Take the slinky 2019 BMW M850i convertible, for example, a sumptuously chiseled grand tourer seemingly built for casual cruises down sun-dappled boulevar... More ›
2020 INFINITI QX80 Limited Review
This week we take a look at the 2020 INFINITI QX80, a beastly SUV that was refreshed a couple of years ago, but has remained largely unchanged since then. My tester is the Limited version, the top-of-... More ›
2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review
Small cars get about as much respect these days as the dreary torrent of misspelled tweets from zillionaire athletes and blustery politicians. I mean, who cares? Cars, of course, get shoved aside b... More ›
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Review
This week I am back behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger Hellcat, a car I’ve had several times, but there is a new wrinkle for 2020…you can now get the Charger in the Widebody configuratio... More ›
Three Days With The 2020 Maserati Levante S GranSport
Make no mistake about it. There is nothing quite like the feeling of getting behind the wheel of a Maserati. A name synonymous with a rich, storied Italian pedigree that just makes you feel like you’r... More ›
2019 Honda HR-V AWD Touring Review
The 2020 Honda HR-V is rolling into dealerships this very week. But before you head out to buy one, here’s why you should consider one of the remaining 2019s on dealer lots instead. The 2020 is ... More ›
2019 Kia Stinger GT2 Review
Delete all those old images of Kias as cheapo tin and plastic penalty-boxes. Just ask Honda and Toyota. All sorts of creative, even gutsy new vehicles stream quietly out of South Korea these day... More ›
2020 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Edition 30 Review
This week I have been behind the wheel of a pre-production 2020 Infiniti Q50, a sporty sedan from the luxury division of Nissan. For 2020, Infiniti has upgraded the infotainment and climate controls, ... More ›
2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review
Belligerent Big Red can bull its way up a rocky canyon pass in Arizona, dragging a Jeep behind it. Ten-thousand-pound tows barely elicit a deep growl from the brawny 2019 Ram Power Wagon. Take i... More ›
2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic Review
This week we’re taking a look at the all-new 2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic, a midsized luxury sedan that competes with cars like the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class. Powertrain There is o... More ›
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review
Some high-rise crossovers just refuse to act like tarted-up wagons with big wheels. They spring to life with high-octane attitude rumbling through their oversized exhaust pipes and quiver with white-l... More ›
2020 Cadillac XT5 Sport Review
This week we are taking a look at the 2020 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover SUV. The XT5 debuted in 2016 and was the replacement for the Cadillac SRX SUV. This is currently the best-selling Cadillac mode... More ›
2020 Nissan Versa SR Review
Subcompact gray sedans with engines small enough to fit in a laundry basket don’t generate great expectations. Great mileage, maybe, but chills and thrills or smiles per gallon, not really. ... More ›
2019 Audi A7 Sportback Review
This week we take a look at a beautiful large luxury sedan. Actually, it is a hatchback, believe it or not. This is the 2019 Audi A7, which Audi officially calls a Sportback. Exterior All week, ... More ›
2020 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription AWD Review
Hidden gems in the car world are fairly rare, but this is one of them. It’s the 2020 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription AWD -- a stylish sports sedan that flies under the radar simply for its lack of Germ... More ›
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Review
For a few surreal seconds last week, I thought Queen Elizabeth had stopped by for tea and crumpets – and I had no crumpets in the cupboard. Drat. So much for my chances to be knighted and may... More ›
2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport Review
This week we take a look at the all-new 3-row 2020 Cadillac XT6 luxury crossover SUV. XT6 was created to fill a hole between the XT5 SUV which doesn’t have a 3rd row seat, and the huge Escalade,... More ›
2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Review
Four beefy exhaust pipes beneath the bumper of the big black Mercedes-Benz appeared ready to spit high-dollar German fire and fury. Get the kids, small dogs and senior citizens -- except me -- insi... More ›
2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate FWD Review
There are a lot of vehicles I can imagine getting a speeding ticket in -- say maybe the eye-catching “what is that?” 2019 Kia Stinger or the Flare Yellow 2020 Lexus RC F that certainly has... More ›
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 ›