Auto Reviews

Sorento, Mazda6, Outlander: Vehicles that provide utility and solid ride qualities

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 comfort to make it pleasing to drive. The SX model is fourth of five trim levels.

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
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...
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...
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
Superb run. Alan Mulally, 68, stepped down as president and CEO at Ford Motor Co. on July 1, with the affable Mark Fields, 53, taking over the reigns as the top player at the automaker. Mulally has been highly applauded for turning Ford around in difficult financial times, without a government...
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....
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 23:11
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD, the top of three trims, is not only fun to drive, our tester was loaded with standard equipment (only option was floor mats for $125) and had 5-Star side crash safety ratings (4-Star overall); MSRP was $27,700. For 2014 models, AWD is now available on the base...
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 23:11
VW eco award. Volkswagen Group recently received the World Environmental Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klinger, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group of America and a...
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 23:11
Anniversaries. There are plentiful anniversary celebrations this year in the automotive realm, including the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. When the 1964 model was released, Ford expected sales of 100,000 units annually. On the first day of sales, dealers took...
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