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2020 Chevrolet Bolt Premier Review
It seems like only yesterday when Chevrolet was unveiling the all-electric Bolt in 2016 amid much fanfare and mass-market production hype. As it turns out, the hype was warranted. Fast-forward to pres... More ›
2020 Nissan Kicks SR Review
Any dinky crossover vehicle steeped in the Stones gets a second look from me – period. I believe it’s a rule in the auto industry. Granted, I seriously doubt that Nissan had Mick and... More ›
2020 Cadillac CT5-V Review
This week I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5-V. This is the performance version of the CT5, and the predecessor to last year’s CTS-V Sport. Exterior I... More ›
2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Review
I don’t know about you guys but I can’t think of a better time to be transported to a different time in history. And I am doing just that in a way this week with the nostalgic, yet modern ... More ›
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Review
Confusion seems to cloud everything I touch these days. I mean, should my mask and gloves match my shirt? Can I substitute flip-flops and a Big Daddy Roth T-shirt on Fridays and still meet office-c... More ›
2020 Chevrolet  Silverado 1500 RST Crew Cab Review
Today, we are taking a look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST Crew Cab, which stands for Rally Sport Truck. This model falls sort of in the middle of the Silverado lineup. Powertrain Let&rsqu... More ›
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review
King Kong snarls in measured suburban tones, but don’t be fooled: The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, a brute of an all-new model, somehow offers 603 Corvette-stuffing horsepower, room for seven, taut... More ›
2020 Acura MDX A-Spec SH-AWD Review
This week I bring you Acura’s second best-selling vehicle, the flagship MDX SUV. This three-row SUV seats up to seven, and is currently second in sales to the smaller RDX which went through a re... More ›
2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review
This week we are taking a look at a new entry from BMW, the 2020 M235i Gran Coupe. Yes, it has four doors, but the Germans tend to call anything with a sloping roof a coupe. I don’t get it, but ... More ›
2020 Nissan Murano SV Review
Even after five years, the Nissan Murano still looks like that kid in school who mixed madras with pinstripes and high-top red P.F. Flyers. It’s about as subtle as a two-alarm fire – ju... More ›
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review
This week we are going to take a look at the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Edition. Gladiator is basically a Jeep Wrangler with a bed on the back. The Mojave is designed to be a desert runner, while the ... More ›
The 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Makes Social Distancing Bearable
The world is an isolating place right now. But I can’t think of a better way to social distance than inside the luxurious, hand-crafted 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. I had the good fortune recently... More ›
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Review
Imagine what the neighbors would say if a large, unremarkable Toyota – a Toyota – eased through the gates of your exclusive subdivision. A few might wonder with a shudder if the cousins... More ›
2020 GMC Sierra Denali CarbonPro Edition Review
I spent the week of July 4th with what may be the ultimate tailgating rig: The 2020 GMC Sierra Denali, the top-of-the line model from the Professional Grade folks at General Motors. The truck I have i... More ›
2021 Kia Seltos SX Review
This week we are taking a look at the very stylish 2021 Kia Seltos SUV. Seltos is a derivative of the name of Hercules’ Son in Greek mythology. This SUV fills the gap between the Kia Soul and th... More ›
2020 Hyundai Venue SEL Review
What do you do in a crossover-crazy world and you need a subcompact to round out your lineup? Well, if you’re Hyundai you roll out the new 2020 Venue. It’s the automaker’s newest and... More ›
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review
This week I am truly privileged to be behind the wheel of not just the fastest Mustang ever produced, but the fastest production Ford ever made. This is the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Powertra... More ›
2020 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SEL Premium Review
Wow, has the Jetta come a long way since it debuted in 1979. Its success over the years is cemented by the numbers -- VW says it’s sold 17.5 million Jetta’s worldwide and 3.2 million of th... More ›
2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch MAX Review
This week we are taking a look at the 2020 Ford Expedition Max, the extended version, intended to compete with the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL. This is the 4th generation Expedition since it ca... More ›
2020 Mazda6 Signature Review
A week with a Mazda is always a great week. They’re stylish, fun to drive and their near-luxury interior sets a bar for their class. All of that is certainly true for Mazda’s flagship seda... More ›
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Rocky starts and scary endings don’t faze me now. Heck, it’s 2020. The year has already heaped tornadoes, pandemics, civil unrest and record unemployment on us – what’s left... More ›
2020 Ford F-350 Tremor Review
It weighs well over three and half tons, if it were a building it would be over two stories in length, and it is six-and-a-half feet wide as well as tall. Yes, the 2020 Ford F-350 (one-ton truck) Crew... More ›
2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Review
This week, I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA35 Sedan. I would call this an entry-level performance car since it is very fast and the smallest Mercedes-Benz offe... More ›
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Review
We know sedans are a shrinking market, but don’t tell that to Hyundai. Even as Americans increasingly move from sedans to SUVs, the automaker is designing its best sedans yet. Case in point, the... More ›
2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review
Check your Fast and Furious fantasies at the door when you climb into the buttoned-down 2020 Honda CR-V crossover. Even if the wife and kids aren’t riding shotgun, forget those far-flung drea... More ›
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Review
This week I have been behind the wheel of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan. Pacifica made its minivan debut in 2017 as a replacement for the Town & Country minivan. While I admit to not b... More ›
2020 Toyota Avalon TRD Review
Don’t tell Toyota, but someone in its Avalon division – the folks famous for Japanese Buicks – has the hots for a low, murdered-out Dodge Charger. How else can you explain the 202... More ›
2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD Review
This week I am behind the wheel of the most popular luxury SUV sold in America, the 2020 Lexus RX 350. Performance Under the hood you’ll find the tried and true 3.5-liter V6 that is puttin... More ›
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD Review
It is consistently among the top selling compact crossovers in its segment. I’m talking about the Honda CR-V, a 5-seater CUV that’s remained a consistent mainstay in the segment for over t... More ›
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD
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 ›
2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate Review
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 ›
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL AWD Review
This week, I’ve been behind the wheel of the stylish 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. VW decided to enter the very competitive 5-passenger SUV segment, so they took the already popular Atlas, ... More ›
2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review and Drive Impressions
We all need something to get excited about right now. So if you haven’t heard already, the Toyota GR Supra 2.0 is headed to the U.S. later this year! It may not be here as soon as we’d lik... More ›
2020 Acura MDX A-Spec SH-AWD Review
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 ›
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Review
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 ›
2020 Lexus LX 570 Sport Package Review
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 ›
2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium Review
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 ›
2021 Kia Seltos EX AWD Review
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 ›
2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review
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 ›
2020 Nissan Leaf Plus Review
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 ›
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Review
This week we’re taking another 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... More ›
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC Review
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 ›
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Sport Review
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 ›
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 ›