Auto Reviews

The multiple award-winning 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road is the right SUV for off-road enthusiasts.
The rugged and capable 2017 Toyota 4Runner offers plenty of features to make it a competitor in the market, especially the 4x4 TRD Off-Road Premium model we tested.      Perhaps not as sporty or graciously adorned on the interior as some midsize SUVs, the 2017 the 4Runner, which now offers a PRO...
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli GransLusso will be the first car that enters the world of semi-autonomous driving for the automaker.
Autonomous. Maserati unveiled the 2018 Ghibli GranLusso in late August at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. The revamped model includes a new grille, front and rear bumpers that enhance aerodynamics, LED lighting, plus technological features Maserati said will address driver-assisted or autonomous...
The all-new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue offers top-rated fuel economy and is a real contender in the pricing game.
Though it’s in the large car segment, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue feels more like an oversized compact, but it has many positive large car driving traits that make it a decent road car - with just a few quirks.      The Blue is the base model of three Ioniq trims, but it’s loaded with...
This 2017 Volvo XC60 Hybrid will be joined by a full fleet of hybrid and all-electric vehicles beginning in 2019.
All electric. Volvo recently announced it will start its efforts in 2019 to become an all-electric fleet by 2025. Beginning in 2019, every Volvo launched will have an electric motor, and between 2019 and 2021 the automaker will debut five all-electric vehicles, three from Volvo and two from...
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....

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