The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze gets good safety ratings and outstanding mileage, making it a smart choice for buyers looking for value in exchange for their hard-earned dollars. And buyers get lots of possibilities with the Cruze: sedan or hatchback, ma…
Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a small crossover with big value. MSRPs start at just $19,500 and top out at $27,400, helping make the Kona look like a serious contender in the auto industry’s newest segment: small crossovers.
Friday, April 06, 2018
The 2018 Range Rover Velar is the newest vehicle in the Land Rover stable, adding an elegant and capable ride that fits between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The Velar is a rare combination of good looks and off-road capability…
Friday, March 30, 2018
Driving Jeep’s 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on the streets of our city requires restraint. But when you take Jeep’s newest Grand Cherokee onto a race track, you can let it all hang out.
Friday, March 23, 2018
It’s gonna be a good year in the truck industry, and things are already starting to get interesting. At least three major players have new full-size models coming out: Chevy has a new Silverado, GMC has a new Sierra and Ram just launched its 2019 …
Friday, March 16, 2018
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is the automotive equivalent of the Biltmore Estate. It’s big, it’s grand and it has an undeniable presence in its community. With sumptuous leather seating, real wood accents and an amenity sheet as long as your arm, th…
Friday, March 09, 2018
The GMC Terrain gets new styling and an all turbocharged engine lineup for 2018. Three power plants are offered, including a terrific new turbo-diesel choice with great fuel economy and available all-wheel drive.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Made right next door in San Antonio, the Toyota Tundra is a classic example of how workers in the United States do things right. With its “everything’s bigger in Texas” attitude, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup with a workhorse attitude.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Buyers can get the 2018 Kia Niro either as a regular hybrid or a new-for-2018 plug-in hybrid, both of which will deliver outstanding fuel economy and a long list of comfort and convenience features. The bonus is that for some models, the Niro has …
Friday, February 16, 2018
Toyota’s new C-HR is a highly-styled crossover with a tall stance and loads of expressive character. With its swoops, cut lines and dynamic style, the C-HR is an interesting new vehicle that’s an adventure in design.
Friday, February 09, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
With its strong 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and top safety ratings, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been having a good run. This year, Hyundai adds a value package that delivers more popular features like heated mirrors, a proximity key with…
Friday, January 19, 2018
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 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.