The 2018 Volvo XC60 is fully redesigned with more luxury, technology and new engine choices. A smaller version of its sibling, the three-row XC90, the all-new XC60 represents about 30 percent of Volvo Cars’ sales, with more than 1 million sold globally.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Mazda’s CX-9 gets new standard safety technologies and updated feature packages for 2018, making this highly-styled, seven-seat crossover an attractive choice for families on the go. The 2018 CX-9 remains a good value for buyers who value style an…
Friday, January 05, 2018
With top safety ratings, an impeccable interior and a strong V6 engine, the 2018 Lexus ES 350 is a traditional luxury sedan for buyers who’d rather be at the theater than swapping concert photos on Snapchat.
Friday, December 29, 2017
As sedan sales decline, Hyundai is hoping the refreshed 2018 Sonata will build on the success of the previous generation, which was a big winner for the Korean automaker. The new mid-size Sonata gets a bold new exterior, an available 8-speed autom…
Friday, December 22, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
It’s easy to make an argument that the Jeep Wrangler is the most recognizable vehicle on the planet. Sold in more than 150 countries worldwide, the Wrangler is known for its legendary off-road capability and unmistakable design.
Friday, December 08, 2017
Friday, December 01, 2017
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R makes quite a first impression. At least it did on a fella named Anton who followed me for miles just so he’d have an opportunity to see the car up close and take pictures. Then there was another guy in his 20s who appr…
Friday, November 24, 2017
The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in America for 15 years running. More than 18 million have been sold since 1982, and a new Camry rolls off the assembly line every 60 seconds or so.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
It’s not the fastest, it’s not the safest and it’s not the most comfortable vehicle on the road, but people love it anyway. And the iconic Jeep Wrangler, dollar-for-dollar, is one of the best off-road vehicles on the planet.
Friday, October 27, 2017
When final numbers are in, look for the 2017 Nissan Rogue to be the company’s top-selling vehicle this year. And if you need proof, just take a look around. Rogues are scooting around all over in south Louisiana.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Land Rover produces some of the best engineered and most capable off-road vehicles in the world. Most of the time, though, they see far more time in the valet line at Four Seasons than they do in the dirt.
Friday, October 13, 2017
When it’s time for the next family road trip, gather up the kids and tell ‘em to each bring a friend. If you’re driving a big, roomy SUV like the 2018 Nissan Armada, it’s the more the merrier. This is a full-size, three-row family hauler with spac…
Monday, October 09, 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017
The Niro is an all-new gasoline-electric crossover SUV from Kia that offers up to 52 city miles per gallon without sacrificing style, roominess or comfort. Yep, the Niro is a hybrid that doesn’t look or drive like a hybrid, and Kia is hoping all t…
Friday, September 22, 2017
Easily the best thing about the 2018 Chevy Equinox is the thing that makes it go. Chevy’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers the goods with 252 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with its new 9-speed automatic transmis…
Friday, September 08, 2017
Nissan has muscled its way into the conversation about full-sized trucks with its new Titan pickup. No longer an also-ran when it comes to pickups, Nissan now has to be considered a major player.
INFINITI redefines its Q50 lineup for 2018 with a new trim lineup and a choice of four solid power plants. The Q50 is the company’s best-selling model, accounting for one-third of all sales.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Hyundai just introduced a pair of great new vehicles for 2018: the Sonata and Elantra GT. Combined, the two cars make up more than half of all U.S. Hyundai sales, and both are built in the USA.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is smaller, lower to the ground and sportier than its Nissan Rogue sibling. Nissan is aiming squarely at younger drivers with the Rogue Sport, but parents should like two other things about this new SUV: it has a lower …
Friday, August 11, 2017
The 2017 BMW 2 Series is offered with two strong turbocharged engine choices and is available as a coupe or convertible. Buyers can choose between a 4- or 6-cylinder engine, but regardless of which one you choose you’re bound to enjoy driving this…
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Dodge Durango is a roomy, comfortable SUV with plenty of power for the long haul. The Durango has an available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that can tow all of your toys to the beach or the camp. New for 2017, the Durango Limited model is replaced by the…
Friday, July 21, 2017
The mileage king of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu lineup is the Hybrid model, a mid-size gas/electric sedan that borrows some of its energy components from the Volt and Bolt electric vehicles. As a result, the 2017 Malibu Hybrid will take you an amazi…
Friday, July 14, 2017
Friday, July 07, 2017
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is a departure from the squared off shape of its LR4 predecessor. Sophisticated surface areas and sultry lines give this full-size SUV a seductive look, even when it gets filthy from its extensive off-road exploits.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Imagine you were one of the Toyota engineers assigned to completely redesign the No. 1 best-selling car in America for 15 years running. You’ve been told to tear up a car that has sold more than 18 million units since 1982 and make it completely d…
Friday, June 16, 2017
Mazda is not the biggest player in the automotive world, and financial markets don’t shudder when the company introduces new vehicles. And Mazda is fine with that. The company just keeps rocking along building vehicles that connect with people.
Friday, June 09, 2017
When it comes to full-sized pickup trucks, Ram takes a back seat to nobody. With a range of strong engines, including a fuel-efficient 3.0-lliter turbodiesel V6, the Ram 1500 is also one of the best-designed pick ‘em ups on the market.
Friday, June 02, 2017
I’m not a bodybuilder, but I think I may have gained a pound of muscle mass just by driving Dodge’s newest Challenger muscle car last week. Something about sitting behind the wheel of the 2017 Challenger just seems to make you feel stronger.
Friday, May 26, 2017
The all-new Infiniti QX30 is for buyers who appreciate premium amenities in a smaller package. The compact QX30 is a sporty little number that is just as comfortable scooting you around urban environments as it is out on the Interstate.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
The 2017 Nissan Rogue has been incredibly popular with car buyers, and it’s a big reason Nissan has become the fastest growing auto brand in the U.S. Now comes the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, slightly smaller and sportier than the Rogue, and aimed sq…
Friday, May 05, 2017
Volkswagen’s Passat got a makeover last year and as a result doesn’t change much for the 2017 model year. The Passat is a front-drive mid-size sedan that’s hard to beat dollar-for-dollar. The SEL trim is discontinued for 2017, but lower trim level…
Friday, April 28, 2017
Americans love the functionality and comfort of their SUVs, and they love to take them on road trips across the country. Now, thanks to Volkswagen, Americans have another really good choice when it comes time to pack up and head to grandma’s house.
Friday, April 21, 2017
The Scion brand is no more, but the Scion FR-S sports coupe lives on for 2017 as the Toyota 86. It’s “everyman’s sports car” – a sporty little number that is affordable, nimble and oh so fun to drive.
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Hyundai Santa Fe gets a design refresh, more LED lighting and a new drive mode that will give drivers more options for 2017. The Santa Fe has one of the strongest V6 engines in its segment and is a comfortable ride for up to seven people.
Friday, April 07, 2017
The Toyota Tacoma and other mid-size trucks shook up the pickup world last year after the segment had remained dormant for a decade. Now it seems like everyone has a new mid-size pickup. For 2017, there’s no letup at Toyota, where a dynamite new o…
Friday, March 31, 2017
If you haven’t heard much about the Genesis brand or what vehicles it offers, you will soon. Genesis is the luxury brand associated with Hyundai, similarly to Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti and Honda/Acura. Our test car for the week was the flagshi…
Friday, March 24, 2017
The family-friendly Honda Pilot is a large three-row SUV that can haul up to eight people and tow up to 5,000 pounds worth of their stuff to the beach, the mountains or just to grandma’s house.
Friday, March 17, 2017
With three powertrain choices, terrific styling and aggressive track-ready performance, the 2017 Lexus RC350 leaves much of its competition behind. This little coupe is fast, sporty and loads of fun to drive. Even better, the price tag of the RC35…
Friday, March 10, 2017
The mid-size Mazda6 sedan offers coupe-like styling, excellent road manners and premium features found on more expensive models. If you’re shopping in the crowded and competitive mid-size sedan segment, you should definitely drive the 6 before mak…
Friday, March 03, 2017
With a world-class cabin and new fuel-efficient 4-cylinder turbocharged engine choices, Volvo’s XC90 makes a strong statement in the mid-size luxury crossover segment. If you’re shopping in this segment, you shouldn’t make a move until you drive t…
Friday, February 24, 2017
Completely redesigned in 2014, the Acura MDX gets a major refresh for 2017 with some welcome exterior changes that include a new diamond pentagon grille, new headlights, a new hood and new front fenders.
Friday, February 17, 2017
The Jetta has long been Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle in the United States. For 2017, VW eliminates the diesel and hybrid trims from the Jetta lineup, simplifying the model offerings to just four: S, SE, SEL and the performance oriented GLI.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Mercedes-Benz brought its popular European Metris van to the United States last year and continues it with a 2017 model. The Metris can be configured either as a cargo or passenger van and is smaller than the company’s Sprinter van.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Infiniti’s QX80 doesn’t change much for 2017, but why should it? It makes no apologies for the opulence that fills its cabin, and it has one simple goal: to transport up to eight humans in the most roomy and comfortable way imaginable. It reaches …
Friday, January 27, 2017
First introduced to the American market in the mid-1960s, the Fiat 124 Spider was an affordable roadster that was fun to drive. It found its way into the hearts of more than 170,000 American car buyers, and nearly 8,000 of them are still registered.