Say hello to the all-new fourth-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander -- a vehicle that at its heart is a family SUV. The Highlander is completely redesigned for 2020, with big changes to the exterior, in... More ›
Lime-green subcompact crossovers tend to spend a lot of time in my garage, collecting dust or moonbeams or whatever they attract.
I mean, I’m still struggling to accept the notion of tiny SUV... More ›
This week I spent time with the flagship of the Acura SUV lineup, the 2020 MDX, a stylish SUV with three rows of seating. If you are not aware, Acura is the luxury division of Honda.
The MDX became... More ›
Get used to it, car-lovers: A bulky SUV, a soccer-mobile, roars up behind your sports-sedan, storming by like a heavy-metal tsunami.
What??? We may have to rearrange the car world again, kids.
T... More ›
It’s no secret I like large SUVs and always have. My review vehicle isn’t overly exciting, it is not terribly fast. It sort of lumbers down the road instead of cutting through wind like so... More ›
This week I am privileged to have the upcoming 2021 Toyota GR Supra, the second year of celebrating the comeback of the iconic Supra that we saw for 2020 after a 22-year hiatus.
One of the most exc... More ›
For years, Kia sought its golden groove in the auto industry with sedans that looked vaguely Russian.
That was in the ‘90s, just as Kia and sibling Hyundai were slowly learning that vehicles ... More ›
Who would have thought the first Dodge Power Wagon was produced in 1945 as a World War II military truck? As you can see from the pictures, it has evolved into one of the biggest, baddest trucks on th... More ›
Computer-dating can’t seem to bring a spark to my life.
So, for now, I’ll rely on the 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus, an agreeable little electric sedan that brings 62 kWh of lithium-ion spark t... More ›
Mercedes-Benz must want to be Ford – with more flash and panache, of course.
Every time I look up, another new Benz like the 2020 GLB250 rolls onto dealers’ lots, ready to battle for af... More ›
This week I am reviewing the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Sport. A midsized SUV that I would call both a luxury and performance SUV. I had my first experience with this vehicle in 2017 and I have to say... More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›