Vehicles

2019 Honda Pilot: family friendly with new styling

The 2019 Honda Pilot mid-size SUV has received its mid-cycle refresh, and now sports aggressive new styling, powertrain refinements, hands-free power tailgate, Honda Sensing and… Continue reading

2019 Nissan Maxima: captivating, performance-oriented exterior

It’s been a long time since my rear end sat in a Nissan Maxima. Too long. The 2019 Maxima Platinum is Nissan’s flagship sedan –… Continue reading

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: performance, efficiency, technology, value

As if the Chevy Silverado already didn’t have enough choices for consumers. The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 offers eight trim levels paired with six engine/transmission… Continue reading

2019 Infiniti QX80: contemporary, commanding presence

Week two of Snowpocalypse, the 2019 Infiniti QX80 full-size SUV landed in my driveway. And talk about perfect timing! The QX80 is the flagship of… Continue reading

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition: iconic ‘Bug’ more reliable than ever

I guess all good things must come to an end. But I’m still holding out some hope that – at some point at least –… Continue reading

2019 Honda Insight Touring: hybrid sedan with electric option

Don’t look now, but the Honda Insight is now a premium compact sedan slotted between the ubiquitous Civic and Accord. My tester, the 2019 Honda… Continue reading

2019 Lexus UX 250h: Creature comforts for urban explorers

If you’re already a Lexus aficionado, you may not need this lesson in deciphering its letters and numbers lexicon of naming its models. My latest… Continue reading

2019 Toyota Camry XSE: quick off the line with power to spare

The 2019 Toyota Camry XSE sedan is the perfect solution for a family man (or woman) that harbors a secret desire to drive a sports… Continue reading

2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: expanding on a bestseller

What’s the best-selling, three-row luxury sports utility vehicle of all time? Acura’s MDX, of course. And rather than resting on its laurels, the Japanese automaker… Continue reading

2019 Nissan Rogue: ProPILOT Assist system eases driver workload

Nissan has hit a home run with its Rogue, compact SUV that seats five. In fact, it has been the Japanese automaker’s top-selling nameplate both… Continue reading

2018 Audi RS 3: more aggressive, sport-focused design elements

I couldn’t have received a nicer Christmas present in my driveway. Well, I could have if it was mine to keep – but let’s get… Continue reading

2019 Chevy Traverse AWD: three-row SUV loaded with features, comfort

Chevy is competing with the big boys when it comes to the 2019 Traverse AWD Premier. Traverse is a three-row SUV that seats up to… Continue reading

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser: 61-year-old improves with age

It doesn’t happen very often, but I always like it when a car/tuck/SUV has been manufactured for about as long as I’ve been alive. The… Continue reading

2019 Toyota Highlander: sophisticated family mover

Toyota has it figured out. The 2019 Toyota Highlander SE AWD, a midsize,… Continue reading

2018 Honda Clarity: 42-miles-per-gallon hybrid

I’ve got one more hybrid to add to your test drive list: The 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV TRG four-door sedan. The vehicle completes Honda’s first-ever… Continue reading

2019 Kia Stinger GT: an air of elegance and athleticism

New car models don’t appear overnight. That’s why it’s always a treat to drive one that actually matches all the hype that preceeds. In this… Continue reading

2019 Lexus RC F-Sport: more athletic and responsive than ever

Va va va vroom!!!! That’s my reaction to the 2019 Lexus RC F-Sport rear-wheel drive, two-door coupe. Powered by a 5.0-liter V8, DOHC, 32 valve… Continue reading

2018 Audi A5 Sportback: luxury, performance, function

There really is an Audi for everyone. This week’s tester, the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback quattro S tronic, is a sporty family sedan that is… Continue reading

2019 MINI Cooper SE Countryman: spacious with agile handling

I love oxymorons. And large MINI qualifies. So the 2019 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (PHEV), with John Cooper Works appearance package, was right up… Continue reading