Auto Reviews

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS features a special stability management system, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, and a multitude of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic components.
New Porsche. The fastest and most powerful street-legal Porsche 911 model had its world premier in early July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. The 2018 911 GT2 RS features a 700 HP twin-turbo flat-six engine (80 more horsepower than the 2011 model) that can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in...
The 2017 Genesis G80 was all we expected and more with its impressive list of standard features and overall comfort.
We have been huge fans of the Genesis even before it became a stand-alone brand of Hyundai. And the recently tested 2017 Genesis G80 AWD unit proved that we love this luxury sedan for many reasons, but its outstanding performance for the price is high on that list.      The silky 3.8-L DOHC GDI 24-...
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder offers best-in-class towing at 6,000 pounds, has intelligent cruise control, and Auto Modes for all driving conditions.
One of our favorite SUVs over the past several years has been the Nissan Pathfinder. Our recent test of the 2017 Pathfinder Platinum 4WD (fourth of five offerings) proved that our likes of this unit are well founded.      A few years ago, we took an extended road and camping trip in a Pathfinder...
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will soon have new diesel emissions software certification.
College grad auto choices. According to Swapalease.com, the top five cars recent female college grads were getting out of included the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Nissan LEAF, Toyota Prius, and Ford Edge. As they are transitioning into new jobs, the top five vehicles recent grads are leasing are the...
From a heated steering wheel to power outlets, panoramic sunroof to AWD, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate offers a lot for a very driveable SUV.
It’s always fascinating to look at the variety of vehicles that motorists select to drive based on their personal tastes, needs, and budgets. Here we look at three very usable vehicles that likely appeal to different consumer segments.      The refreshed 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate, the...
The Jaguar F-Pace, the first SUV for the automaker, was a double winner in the World Car of the Year awards.
World Car awards. “The Road to World Car” journey ended with a double win for Jaguar F-Pace as it was honored with the 2017 World Car Design of the Year award, as well as the overall 2017 World Car of the Year honors in New York. The process for winning the prestigious awards began in Paris, Sept....
The 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription offers everything desired in a luxury sedan.
Abundant technology and safety features, as well as amazing handling characteristics, made our test drive of the all-new 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription a pleasant driving experience. The T6 Inscription is the top of four offerings (two T5 are FWD, and two T6 are AWD models). All are powered by a...
The 2018 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD medium-duty truck is being added to the GM lineup of commercial trucks.
New Chevy truck. Chevrolet has announced the expansion of its medium-duty truck lineup with the 2018 Low Cab Forward 6500XD Class 6 model. The dock-height truck, equipped with a 5.2-L turbo-diesel engine and Allison six-speed automatic transmission, will be available by the end of the year. Front...
The 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring is a lot of car for a competitive price.
With a multitude of new features and improvements, the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring (the top of three models) was not only a fun sedan to drive, it had a classy interior and handled well with its retuned suspension. New on the Mazda3 compact are front and rear fascias, electronic parking brake...
The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse had its best-ever overall sales in February, and its best retail sales since 2011.
Sales slump? While light vehicle sales in the U.S. were generally sluggish in January, February picked up for GM and Nissan, both up for the month, and Mercedes-Benz had its best-ever February sales, up almost 7 percent. Ford, Toyota, and FCA US all had positive truck and SUV sales, but a decline...

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