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2017 Chevy Bolt EV Premier: all-electric with 200-mile range

General Motors didn’t invent the Model T. But the venerable American automaker is the first mass-production manufacturer to create an all-electric vehicle with a range… Continue reading

Tuscany reimagined at elegant Sammamish Chateau

Step into this custom-built oasis imagined after the most refined chateaus in Tuscany. The outside entry is accented with an impressive tiled drive flanked by… Continue reading

2017 Buick Encore: visual refinements, next-generation tech

One important question – that is almost impossible to answer – when selecting a new vehicle is, what does it cost to own for five… Continue reading

2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro: a sport sedan-like driving experience

The 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tipronic full-size sports utility vehicle – in my mind at least – sets the benchmark in its category. It… Continue reading

Stunning rambler in The Preserve at Lake Cassidy

Walking up to this gorgeous rambler you are invited into a welcoming front courtyard, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee and taking in the beautiful… Continue reading

Why should the federal government re-authorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?

Each year the federal government spends billions of dollars on disaster relief to flood victims – all at taxpayer expense. Floods claim more lives and… Continue reading

2018 Acura TLX: ante upped in styling, emotion, road presence

If humans could only be so fortunate. Cars, like humans, have life cycles. But unlike us, when they get long in the tooth, they get… Continue reading

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF: a driver’s car

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s not often that I get this lucky. A test drive of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata… Continue reading

2017 Honda Civic Si: turbocharged fun, handling, stability

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer This isn’t just any ol’ Honda Civic. The 2017 Honda Civic Si sedan (and coupe) is a… Continue reading

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL: plenty of power, safety features

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s time to go Rogue! Many people already have, as the Rogue passed Altima as Nissan’s top-selling… Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL: always ready for action

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer The compact SUV niche – in my book at least – is the most competitive class in… Continue reading

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500: tow trailers, boats, any toys

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s hard to get more American than a full-size, heavy-duty pickup truck. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500… Continue reading

2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: on-road, off-road capability

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer Brands tend to come and go… but not Jeep. Invented out of necessity in 1941, Jeep has… Continue reading

2017 Genesis G80 AWD: modern design, refined performance

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s always flattering when a stranger asks if you’re driving a Bentley. That happened several times the… Continue reading

2017 Honda CR-V: best-seller with legions of satisfied owners

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer The Honda CR-V is one of those vehicles you can’t help but like. My recent 2017 CR-V… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: futuristic look, heads-up display

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer Toyota’s Prius is virtually synonymous with hybrid. That’s not a bad place to be if you work… Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD: You’ll be happy as a Lark

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s hard to do any better than the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, compact crossover sports… Continue reading

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: fuel-efficient hybrid delivers 55 mpg

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer Little by little, the automotive industry continues to get greener. Hyundai, the South Korean manufacturer, has produced… Continue reading

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43: spacious luxury with horsepower

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer You can never have too much luxury – or horsepower – or, for that matter, money. If… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Corolla iM: versatile, affordable hatchback

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer With the departure of the Scion last year, Toyota execs made a sneaky good move by adding… Continue reading