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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review
Even small Land Rovers stand regally above rocks and rivers like English aristocrats on a sunny Sunday outing. Rovers such as the 2020 Discovery Sport can traverse or grind through just about any o... More ›
2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Widebody Review
Well I must be doing something right - because this week I am back behind the wheel of the 2019 Dodge Challenger Redeye Widebody - the fastest and most powerful car I have ever reviewed. This is the s... More ›
2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve Review
Large, luxury SUVs are still selling well in spite of all that is going on in the world. Temporary low gas prices probably help. You have few choices in the really large category: Cadillac Escalade, I... More ›
2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum Review
Everything but my paycheck seems to be getting bigger. Mid-size pickups now stand shoulder-to-shoulder with full-size trucks from a decade or so ago, while some compacts – formerly about as s... More ›
2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel Review
This week we take a look at the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, and for the first time, my test vehicle has the Ecodiesel under the hood. Although Jeeps don’t change very often, the Wrangler was completely ... More ›
2020 Nissan Titan XD, Pro-4X First Drive
Determined Nissan has no intention of giving up on its slow-selling Titan pickup, a full-size brute still trying to find its niche in the highly profitable big-pickup segment. The Japanese automake... More ›
2020 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Review
Put your big-tire, high-riding, monster-truck fantasies aside for a moment. And, yeah, I understand that’s a pretty heretical request here in Texas, home to ponderous pavement-pounding SuperD... More ›
2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium 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 5-passenger XT5 SUV, and the huge Escalade, which is expensive and too ... More ›
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn Review
This week I’m behind the wheel of the 2020 VW Golf GTI - a hot hatch with a cult following that’s both well-earned and well-deserved. My recent stint behind the Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn only... More ›
2020 Lexus UX 200 F Sport Review
UX 200 – the name just suggests a vessel of some sort that Spock and I might use to zip around the edges of the universe. “Spock, set the gyros for that cluster of icy stars over there.... More ›
2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE Review
This week we’re taking a look at the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport. This is the smallest and least expensive Land Rover in the lineup, and it has been lightly refreshed in the front and rear. ... More ›
2020 Toyota Avalon XSE Hybrid Review
Remember when Toyotas seemed scarcely bigger than an afterthought, with tinny doors and tiny backseats? Road biscuits, we called them. Small as they were, though, those fragile-looking but durab... More ›
2020 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Premium Review
My how time flies! This week I bring you the 2020 Lexus NX -- a model I last reviewed for the 2018 model year. Back then it was the brand’s entry-level crossover. But that spot now goes to the n... More ›
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST Duramax Diesel Review
Today, we are taking our first look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel. This is GM’s first attempt at a half-ton diesel to compete with Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford F-150 Powerstroke... More ›
2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T Is The Right Mix of Style, Performance and Comfort
Great American sedans bigger than some mini warehouses once floated down smooth interstates, gulping a gallon of high-test every few miles. With their loping, road-eating V-8s and trunks large enou... More ›
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Is A Powerful Performance SUV Disguised as a Family Hauler
This week we take a look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63, a 5-passenger SUV that doubles as a daily driver as well as a track-ready racer. The 2020 GLC has a slight refresh, primarily a new grill... More ›
2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Review
Craggy West Texas mountains full of bobcats and bears and things that rustle the dry bushes at night no longer concern me. I figure they should worry about me when I’m in the olive-green 2020... More ›
Behind the Wheel of the 2020 Passat SEL 2.0T
Oh Volkswagen Passat, you know what they say about relationships. They’re complicated. You see, once upon a time I used to lease a Passat. It was roomy and offered a nice, comfortable ride even ... More ›
The 2020 Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition Is A Fantastic Truck at a Great Value
You probably heard me extoll the virtues of the new Ram 1500 and its quietness and great ride when I reviewed the 2019. This week I am looking at the 2020 model and can tell you up front, this is a he... More ›
2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Is A Fun To Drive Gorgeous Green Package
If a true driver-centric sports car is what you’re after, at an attainable price point, do I have a two-door for you. It’s the 2020 Toyota 86. I’ve driven it before, and after a seco... More ›
The 2020 Mazda3 Premium Sedan Is Tops In Its Class
Loud, crude music – the stuff I used to crank up daily – rarely tumbles and crashes from the genteel interior of the 2020 Mazda3. So much for my Frank Zappa and Moby Grape CDs, I guess.... More ›
2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country Is An Impressively Roomy Three-Row SUV That Delivers Luxury, Comfort and Value
This week I bring you the 2020 Chevy Traverse, a large SUV meant to compete with the likes of the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. The Traverse went through a huge re-do in 2018, and... More ›
Tech Updates Highlight 2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD
If you’re wondering what the best-selling midsize luxury SUV in America is - this is it. The Lexus RX 350 and this week I’m behind the wheel of the 2020 RX with some significant updates fo... More ›
2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Review
Life in the slow lane keeps my little Toyota Yaris and I well grounded – mostly in yesterday, but hey, we can see today right there on the horizon and we’re gaining on it, slowly. At least... More ›
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Review
Today, we look at one of the most iconic vehicles on the road, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. The Land Cruiser has been around for 60 years and is the longest continuously sold Toyota in America. Fo... More ›
2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Is a Worthy Mid-Size Sedan Packed with Cool Technology
Don’t tell Hyundai sedans don’t matter. Even as Americans increasingly move from sedans to SUVs, Hyundai, like Toyota and Honda, is taking it as a challenge to make its best sedans yet. Th... More ›
2020 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Review
All my friends claim I’m too loud these days for a guy with gray hair and a Medicare card. Blame it on the searing yellow 2020 Lexus LC 500 I had last week, a curvaceous, razor-cut luxury cou... More ›
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Review
This week we’re taking a look at the 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody. The Charger comes in many different configurations, and other than the Hellcat, this is probably my favorite. On t... More ›
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review
Think of the humble Toyota Corolla Hybrid as half a Tesla without the buzz or spark of amped-up electric hype. It doesn’t seem to mind. Sure, the 2020 Corolla – the first Corolla Hyb... More ›
2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review
Just when you thought the roads couldn’t possibly fit another small subcompact crossover comes one more that begs to differ. The first-ever Mazda CX-30 hits the road slotting between the CX-3 an... More ›
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax Diesel Review
What is almost 21 feet long, 7 feet wide, 6 ½ feet tall, and weighs almost 4 tons? The all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the Duramax diesel. This heavy-duty truck was completely redone for... More ›
2020 Kia Telluride SX Prestige Review
About the time SUVs and crossovers started to all resemble square-cut soldiers in the same army, along came the contrarian, high-stepping Kia Telluride. Sure, the 2020 Telluride basically qualifies... More ›
2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited AWD Review
A while back, we brought you the Kia Telluride SUV, which I loved. Today we look at its sister, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, a 3-row SUV that competes with the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Hond... More ›
2020 Nissan Altima SL Review
Mid-size sedans may be the Maroon 5 of the auto industry these days – yesteryear’s hot pop, now a bit out of tune with the times. After all, four-door cars with trunks just don’t ... More ›
2020 Lexus RC F Review
This week I am behind the wheel of a Lexus, but probably not the 4-door luxury car that comes to mind. No, this is the 2020 Lexus RC F, a hot-looking sporty coupe with a swooping roofline, some amazin... More ›
2020 Honda Civic Si HPT Sedan Review
You know it’s going to be a great week when a vehicle with a manual gear shift shows up in your driveway. That certainly held true in the case of the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan in Rallye Red that... More ›
2020 Lexus LS 500h AWD Executive Review
Where is a chauffeur when you need one? Because I surely needed one recently along with the 2020 Lexus LS 500h that arrived in my driveway for a week. One look at the back seat will tell you why. It p... More ›
2020 Ford Escape Titanium Review
This week I’ve been driving the all-new 2020 Ford Escape that was completely redone for 2020. Ford made this new edition lower, longer, and wider which created more interior room and cargo area.... More ›
2020 Jaguar I-PACE HSE Review
Slippery blue Jags with windswept curves and 22-inch wheels always attract attention – even when they slip by as quietly as a summer breeze, but it just doesn’t seem quite right. A hurr... More ›
2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve Review
This week, I’ve got a real beauty for you! Introducing the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, a 3-row luxury SUV that is packed full of technology. Exterior I really like the sleek looks of thi... More ›
2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 1.6T Review
Don’t look for hip-hop hamsters inside the boxy Kia Soul GT, the crossover-wagon-thing that somehow makes square seem fashionably anti-sleek. Sure, the likable 2020 Soul GT still looks as if ... More ›
2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury Review
It’s as elegant as midsize luxury sedans come with a host of attributes and an impressive attention to detail that have made it one of Lexus’ top performers. I’m of course talking ab... More ›
2019 Range Rover Sport HSE Review
This week we take a look at the Range Rover Sport HSE, a large luxury SUV known best for incredible interiors and a simply amazing all-wheel drive system. I admit reviewing a Rover Sport is a bit of ... More ›
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 ›