Auto Reviews

Plow through winter with the full-size GMC Yukon and mid-size Lexus GX460

Nothing provides more peace of mind in cold, snowy weather than a vehicle one has total faith in traversing slippery roadways. We found ourselves with an early six inches of snow, but our 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD SLT tester served us well.

The ominous onyx black exterior on the Yukon, an all-new design that includes inlaid doors, contrasted sharply with the stark snow and ice, and once this beefy powerhouse got on the road, it allowed us comfortable, safe driving.

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Stable forecast. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has projected that 16.94 million light-duty cars and trucks will be sold or leased in the U.S. during 2015. “Rising employment and wages, continued low interest rates, and lower gasoline prices all signal an increase in new...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium is all we desire in sedan with few exceptions. Our tested six-generation midsize sedan offered generous power with its 2.5-L DOHC Boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 175 HP at 5,800 RPM and 174 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM. With its six-speed...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Kia electrifies. Kia has launched its first all-electric vehicle, albeit in California only for now. Using the platform of its most popular vehicle, the Soul EV starts at a reported $33,700, less the $7,500 federal tax credit, and a $2,500 electric vehicle rebate for California buyers. In 2015, the...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
We’ve had an interesting mix of vehicles to test recently, and next month we will provide a year in review of those cars and trucks on our top list. One that will likely make that list is the 2015 Kia Sorento SX AWD, classed as a small SUV, yet it offers abundant utility, handling, and...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Changes at Cadillac. GM’s Cadillac division, with Johan de Nysschen as its new leader (formerly with Audi and Infiniti), announced Sept. 24 that the CT6 will be the new flagship of the luxury line when the model is released late next year. “The Cadillac CT6 continues our brand’s...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
New era. The Volvo XC90, a vehicle that revolutionized the SUV market across the globe for 12 years, ceased production in August. The second-generation XC90 will begin production in January 2015 and Volvo said the all-new unit will include the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
There is something almost mystical about driving a sports car or roadster, especially the potential for quick acceleration and high speeds. If one is looking for throaty tailpipes, generally a sports car can accommodate the desire. We recently tested two sportsters for a weeklong ride, just prior...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:11
There was nothing we found lacking on our 1,700-mile road trip in the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder PLT 4x4, that included camping in the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. We loaded up for a weeklong trip and used the entire 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space (16 cf behind the third row seats and...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:11
Aluminum XE. On Sept. 8, in London, Jaguar will stage the world premier of its XE model that features an all-new modular architecture developed around a fifth-generation of bonded and riveted aluminum technology used on XJ, XK, and F-Type models. The compact sports sedan has a new aluminum alloy,...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:11
Chrysler Group has had 52 months of growth across the board, said Scott Brown, the company’s Western public relations manager, at a recent press event for the 2015 Chrysler 200. Much of that success, he said, is due to new and vastly enhanced models from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, SRT, and RAM....
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