The 2018 Toyota 4Runner gets a new Wilderness Package and TRD Enhancement Package for its 34th birthday. What consumers get is a rugged off-road SUV that can haul the family as well as the boat. The 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds with its 270-…
Friday, August 10, 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018
Small crossovers are hot, and carmakers are scurrying to bring more of these fuel-saving vehicles to market. With an excellent safety record and affordable starting price, Mazda’s CX-3 presents a good value in this growing segment.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Sensing a shift from mid-size crossovers to smaller models, carmakers are in a rush to get more of these new small CUVs into showrooms. Hyundai is getting in on the ground floor with the 2018 Kona. Starting at just $19,500, the 2018 Hyundai Kona i…
Friday, July 20, 2018
When Lexus adds an “F” to the name of a car, you can bet that car’s performance will be something special. Lexus is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the F performance brand, and the company took its 2018 GS F sedan to Germany’s legendary Nurbur…
Friday, July 13, 2018
In 1986 when Jay Payne was just 20 years old, he was driving down Florida Boulevard when he noticed a long, shiny black Buick Grand National for sale. “The car caught my eye as I passed in front of Spitzer Buick on Florida near Foster,” he said.
The BMW M5 is a lightning quick and powerful luxury sedan that is just as comfortable tearing up a track as it is idling in the valet line the Four Seasons. BMW passed on the 2017 model year, updated it for 2018 and is introducing a 2019 model des…
Friday, July 06, 2018
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee does what a lot of us want to do this year: it loses weight and performs better. It also gets a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and new exterior styling. What it doesn’t get is any reduction in off-road capability.
Friday, June 29, 2018
With expected class-leading fuel economy and a bucket full of cool, the newest Nissan is arriving in dealerships now. The 2018 Nissan Kicks fills an important space in the company’s extensive lineup of SUVs.
Friday, June 22, 2018
The 2018 GMC Acadia is a mid-sized family hauler – built in the USA – that seats up to seven. It has clean, athletic lines and comes in a wide range of choices with four-cylinder or six-cylinder engines in front-drive or AWD.
Friday, June 15, 2018
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is as quiet as a church mouse and as elegant as Mar-a-Lago. It gets excellent fuel economy and has impressive safety technology. Yep, there’s a lot to like about this mid-sized CUV from Infiniti.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Glenn Ellis was one day past his first birthday on Nov. 19, 1966, when his Dad pulled into Bob Jones Chevrolet in Denham Springs and made an impulse buy: a brand-new Chevrolet Impala Sports Coupe.
Friday, June 01, 2018
With a richly styled cabin and exquisite exterior, the 2018 Buick Enclave is a quiet and capable family hauler. So, pack up the kids and the beach toys in this three-row SUV and hit the road this summer. This big, comfortable vehicle is just what …
Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a fixture on American roadways, a strong rear-wheel-drive SUV that Louisianans just love to take on road trips. Good thing too, because the 2018 Tahoe is a fine road machine.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
Volkswagen’s 7th Generation Jetta arrives on a new platform that delivers a quiet and comfortable ride as well as more interior room. But one of the best things about the new Jetta is that nearly every trim level of the 2019 model will cost less t…
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
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 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.