Vehicle Reviews

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 ›
2019 Lexus RX 350L Luxury AWD Review
If there was ever a week to drive the 2019 Lexus RX 350L, it was this one. It arrived just in time to chauffeur my parents and a visiting aunt around town. Without a doubt, my smooth, luxurious and co... More ›
2019 Range Rover Sport SVR Review
This week we take a look at the fastest Range Rover ever produced, the Sport SVR. This two and a half ton SUV takes you from 0-to-60 in just 4.3 seconds and will top out at 176 miles per hour. All ... More ›
2020 Kia Telluride SX Prestige Review
Want to sit in great-looking premium-styled SUV with a cabin packed with comfort and convenience features without the premium price tag? Bonus, it has a bonafide third row? Then Kia’s first-ever... More ›
2019 Subaru Forester Sport Review
Sunny little Subaru continues to scale more than crusty red-dirt foothills in Colorado, fueled by good vibes. Once again, suburban-hippie Subie – the little brand that can -- saw sales rise l... More ›
2020 Nissan Altima SL Review
This week we take a look at the 2020 Nissan Altima SL, a car that was completely redone in 2019. This is Nissan’s best-selling car and the 5th best-selling car in America. Exterior Nissan&... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD Review
This week I bring you the current best-selling SUV in America, the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Redesigned for 2019, the all-new fifth-generation RAV4 rides on a new platform shared with the Corolla and Camry. I... More ›
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Review
Every time I get a convertible, it arrives on a day so cold I can chill beer in my front yard – and call it urban art. Code enforcement loves me. This time, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata that ... More ›
2019 BMW M850i xDrive Review
This week I’ve got a real beauty for you, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive coupe, the flagship of the BMW lineup. This is one of those cars people want to look closer at every single time I make a stop... More ›
2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD Review
With summer temps soaring, I can’t tell you how delighted I was to see the Platinum White 2020 Acura RDX sitting in my driveway this past week, with its welcoming ventilated seats. Developed ... More ›
2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland Review
We started hearing about a Jeep Wrangler pickup in 2005. It has taken 15 years to arrive, but today we look at the much-anticipated 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Exterior From the front it looks like a W... More ›
2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison Review
The last off-road pickup I drove, a dusty three-ton earth-shaker, felt only slightly smaller than my first apartment. I kept looking for the kitchen and bathroom, in fact. I probably had a bette... More ›
2019 Mazda3 Premium Sedan Review
Meet the all-new redesigned Mazda3, Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the world. The brand says it’s sold more than 6 million of them since introduced in 2003. Mazdas are known for their fun... More ›
2019 Nissan Altima SV Review
Sleepy Nissan Altimas excel at hauling kids and cabbage – erstwhile suburban grocery-getters. Ho-hum. If you want spicy, you throw in a can of jalapenos with the groceries and hope they leak all... More ›
2020 Range Rover Evoque First Edition Review
This week we take a look at Land Rover’s redesigned 2020 Range Rover Evoque. In the second-generation version of the Evoque, the folks at Rover went a little more mainstream with the exterior lo... More ›
2019 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD Review
This week we take a look at the 2019 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400, a very fast and luxurious 2-door coupe from Nissan’s luxury division. Performance As the name suggests, the Red Sport 400 h... More ›
2019 BMW 330i xDrive Review
Bountiful BMW wants to get its road-mauling Munich mojo back. Before the German automaker got soft in the middle and fat in the back pocket, its taut, superbly balanced 3-series cars reigned as the... More ›
2019 Toyota 86 GT Review
With all the talk of the reborn 2020 Toyota GR Supra, one might be forgiven for forgetting about the Toyota 86. But if a true driver-centric sports car that harkens back to the glory days of tradition... More ›
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Review
Several times per year, I get a car for review that people just can’t resist. Such is the case with this beautiful 2019 Maserati GranTurismo convertible. By the way, GranTurismo translates to Gr... More ›
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4MATIC Review
High-level mud slinging can involve more than just puffy Washington politicians in the best clothes lobbyists can buy. Consider the all-wheel-drive 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450, a polished $96,000 SUV... More ›
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review
This week we take a look at the 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV, the flagship SUV in the Cadillac lineup. Escalade debuted in 1999 and this is the 4th generation of this large, bold, SUV and not a lot has ... More ›
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review
Burly Ram pickups once arrived new with dents and dirt – as well as a restless border collie in back if they happened to be in extreme West Texas. They reigned as sturdy, affordable work-truc... More ›
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Review
This week, we take a look at a beautiful 2019 Corvette Grand Sport coupe. This is one of the last C7 Corvettes as we get ready for the arrival of the new mid-engine C8. The Grand Sport was original... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Review
Cute-utes just don’t suit my hot-rod feet and six-speed hands . I mean, most of the hyper-practical compact-crossover SUVs tend to be about as much fun as a two-hour appointment with the icy ... More ›
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Review
This week I bring you the most beautiful AND expensive SUV I’ve ever reviewed, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. It was named after the Cullinan diamond found in 1905 weighing in at over 3100 karat... More ›
2019 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review
Virtuous Volvo shed its Nordic ice-tanker image several years ago, trading stolid for style with a fresh pack of sleek new SUVs and station wagons. Not a single one of them looked as if they might ... More ›
2019 Infiniti QX80 Limited Review
This week we take a look at the 2019 Infiniti QX80, a beastly SUV that was refreshed for 2018, but has remained largely unchanged since 2010. What is new for 2019 is this trim level, called the Lim... More ›
2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Review
Loose and lofty Mazda must use soft fingers – not knives – to shape its windswept cars and crossovers. Unlike some of its chopped and sliced competitors, Mazda’s subtle, carefully... More ›
2019 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Diesel Review
This week we’re taking a look at the 2019 Land Rover Discovery. This is the fifth-generation Discovery that debuted in America in 1989. You might remember previous versions were very square with... More ›
2019 Dodge Durango SRT 392 Review
Street-searing Hemi V-8s belong beneath the lumpy hoods of hot-rod Dodge Challengers, preferably in lime green. Heck, with a couple of good smoky launches, those brute coupes can make the Earth spi... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet Review
This week I bring you a real beauty! I have the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet, a 200-plus thousand dollar ragtop. This car features a hand-made engine from AMG, the performance division of M... More ›
2019 Volkswagen New Beetle Final Edition Review
Not even an unplanned visit to my drill-happy dentist could put a lid on me recently. Heck, bring on my awful ex’s pit-bull attorney. On a semi-warm spring day, the top on my 2019 Volkswag... More ›
2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 1.6T Review
If the sound of a $28,000+ Kia Soul makes your jaw drop just a little - you wouldn’t be alone. Considering it’s long-been a funky, economical subcompact car aimed at budget-conscious shopp... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S Wagon Review
I don’t know what’s happened to me. I saw a picture of my review vehicle at the recent Texas Auto Writers Roundup and groveled until they let me be the first in the area to review it. T... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet Review
This week I bring you the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet, a beautiful sportster that went through a light freshening for the 2018 model year. By Mercedes standards, this is the entry-level model, ... More ›
2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Review
This week, I bring you the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited. The RAV4 is a popular seller and ranks as the 7th best-selling vehicle as of the first quarter, behind the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V. The... More ›
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate Review
It happens. One day, you dream of shrieking down Highway 1 in a blood red Ferrari 488, lost in the lusty symphony of its $100,000 engine. The next, you’re looking at baby seats and strollers ... More ›
2019 Audi A7 Review
High-end German sedans tend to bristle with silky look-at-me malice. They flash chiseled, aggressive sides and muscular fender flares, growling with enough attention-getting power to launch one of ... More ›
2019 Ford Transit 150 w/Explorer Conversion Review
Editor’s Note: SPECIAL THANKS TO FIVE STAR FORD IN CARROLLTON, TX & EXPLORER VANS FOR MAKING THIS REVIEW POSSIBLE. This is a bit of an unusual review this week as I take a look at the 201... More ›
2019 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
Well, you know what they say. Sometimes timing is everything. Case in point, I just spent two weeks with the 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited. During which the new redesigned 2020 model made its grand e... More ›
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Hybrid Review
First, the IRS shook me down, extending a cold gray palm and empty grin my way. It didn’t seem like much of a greeting. Then, I found a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in my driveway... More ›
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Premier Review
When you think of a Chevy Blazer, you think of a K5 Blazer or perhaps an S10 Blazer. Well, those days are gone. This week I bring you the sexy new 2019 Blazer, which is nothing like any other Blazer f... More ›
2019 Honda Passport Elite Review
Cerebral, soft-spoken Honda typically prefers computer-haiku to back-alley kickboxing. When a barroom brawl breaks out, Honda generally keeps its head down – usually bent low over a thick boo... More ›
2019 Volvo S60 AWD R-Design Review
I’ve got to hand it to Volvo. It is on a roll with its impressive new vehicle lineup that started with the XC90, S90, XC60, and XC40 -- and now brings us the all-new S60. The S60 is a compact... More ›
2019 Audi A6 Premium Plus S-Line Review
This week we bring to you the redesigned 2019 Audi A6, a mid-sized luxury car that competes with the BMW 5- Series and the Mercedes E-Class. My Glacier White review vehicle is the Premium Plus package... More ›
2019 Kia Niro EV Review
Stealth comes standard on the egg-shaped Kia Niro EV. It whirs silently by like a wispy cloud on a sunny day, barely visible among the noisy clumps of crossovers, F-150 pickups,and Tahoes. I sus... More ›
2019 Lexus RX450h F Sport AWD Review
The Lexus RX has long been one of our go-to recommendations when it comes to a luxurious, roomy mid-size SUV that fits 5 people quite comfortably. Add to that its hallmark Lexus-smooth ride and brand ... More ›
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC Review
This week, we’re taking a look at the all-new from the ground up, 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. This is the fourth generation SUV that started out as the M-Class. My review vehicle is the 4Mati... More ›