The GMC Yukon is a big, comfortable family hauler that doubles as a workhorse towing machine. It’s got a chiseled exterior and a soft, upscale interior. Check the Denali box and you’ll get a loaded road warrior that allows the whole family to spre…
Friday, December 14, 2018
Toyota hasn’t changed its Land Cruiser much over the years. It’s still an off-road warrior that feels just as comfortable in the valet line at the Four Seasons as it does on a rutted, muddy road to the deer camp.
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Corolla Hatchback is new from the wheels up for 2019. This hot hatch from Toyota is longer, wider and lower than the previous version and it’s got a dynamite new style with dynamic body lines and new LED headlights that’ll stop any deer in its…
Monday, November 26, 2018
Think you have stress? Just imagine if you were one of the Toyota engineers assigned to redesign the company’s biggest-selling vehicle? I can almost hear the boss telling them, “Sales of this vehicle have doubled in the past five years, so don’t s…
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Mazda6 got two new upper trim levels with a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for 2018, giving buyers more choices for this popular mid-size sedan. The new engine is a nice complement to a great sedan, nicely styled and pretty good on gas as well.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Honda is diving headlong into the electrified vehicle industry. The 2019 Insight is the company’s fifth electrified vehicle to be introduced in the past year, joining the Clarity series and the Accord Hybrid. The new Insight isn’t the first to bea…
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Toyota’s popular three-row Highlander didn’t change much for 2018; it’s still a comfortable and reliable family hauler with a strong safety record and roomy interior. The Highlander will carry up to eight passengers, and the Hybrid version will de…
Friday, October 12, 2018
The Sorento is Kia’s best-selling vehicle in the United States, but that doesn’t come as a big surprise to owners. The 2019 Sorento is a sleek and stylish SUV with excellent value. Starting at below $26,000, the new Sorento can take you and up to …
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
With 81 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth, Subaru is a car brand on fire. The company just finished its best August ever, and is launching the 5th Generation Forester, a car that represents more than a quarter of all U.S. sales.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Sedan sales have taken a back seat lately to SUVs and crossovers, but the 2018 Lexus LS 500 isn’t your typical sedan. It’s a high-end luxury car with opulence and – if you opt for the F Sport trim – a hefty dose of sport thrown in.
Friday, September 21, 2018
It might be easy to think Jaguar’s new electric car is in made in the same mold as other all-electric vehicles, but don’t make that mistake. While some electric vehicles focus on conserving energy, the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace focuses on unleashing it.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
The Honda Accord was the first car from a Japanese automaker to be built in America. That happened back in 1982, and the Accord has been built in Marysville, Ohio, ever since. More than 11 million Accords have been sold in the U.S.
Friday, September 07, 2018
The Fourth Generation Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is bigger and safer than ever with a new design, new driver assistance systems and a standard suite of safety technologies. It’s also no longer going to be called the Santa Fe Sport, but will be simply …
Sunday, September 02, 2018
Announced back in March, the eTorque system for the 2019 Ram 1500 is finally arriving. The revolutionary mild hybrid system takes the place of the truck’s alternator, but also boosts short duration torque that enables the truck’s stop/start system…
Friday, August 24, 2018
For 2018, Toyota moves to an all V8 lineup and four doors on every Tundra full-size pickup, eliminating regular cab models. Made in Texas, the Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds with standard hitch receivers.
Friday, August 10, 2018
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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…