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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 ›
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 ›