Vehicles

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

2018 Lincoln Navigator: sleek, spacious design with tech

If you’re looking for a full-size SUV why get cheated? Buy the 2018 Lincoln Navigator 4X4 Reserve. It’s big. It’s bad. And it’s proud of… Continue reading

Audi A4 Allroad: luxury hits the mark with comfort, off-road qualities

I have yet to find a blemish in their lengthy fleet of German-built vehicles. My latest ride… Continue reading

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: third-generation version even better

Hard to believe, but the 2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec sports utility is entering its third-generation of production. Which means the perennial bestseller is getting… Continue reading

2018 Toyota Prius Plus Prime: no more waiting, the time is now

It’s a tribute to Toyota that their Prius model has become virtually synonymous with the word hybrid. Like Kleenex, Band Aid and Scotch Tape, to… Continue reading

Lexus LC 500h: charms with its speed and looks

It has only been four short months since I test drove the 2018 Lexus LC 500h. Now I’ve driven the real deal! The 2018 Lexus… Continue reading

2019 Mazda CX-9: fun to drive, loaded with latest-greatest

Family-friendly vehicles are never the sexy choice. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be more than functional. My case-in-point is the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand… Continue reading

2019 GMC Terrain: sleek, sporty compact crossover

The 2019 GMC Terrain is a second-generation compact crossover that has even more technology to compete in this hot category. Terrain is the smallest GMC… Continue reading

2019 Subaru Ascent: expands on safety, technology, comfort

It’s not every day an auto manufacturer comes to market with a brand-new offering. But Subaru of America Inc. does so, building on nine consecutive… Continue reading

2018 Subaru BRZ tS: a purist sports car driving experience

If you’re old school – like me – you’re going to love the limited edition 2018 Subaru BRZ tS sports car. The Subaru BRZ delivers… Continue reading

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Touring: all the bells and whistles

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Touring mid-premium sedan is my kind of car. It’s Toyota’s flagship sedan, which means all the bells and whistles – it’s… Continue reading

2018 Smart fortwo Electric Drive Coupe: jaw-dropping quickness, quietness

It was a cute novelty. But let’s just say I was less than heartbroken when my week behind the wheel of the 2018 Smart fortwo… Continue reading

2018 Kia Rio EX: raises the bar in small-car segment

If you’re in the market for a subcompact commuter car, the 2018 Kia Rio EX five-door hatchback is worthy of your consideration. It’s dynamic. It’s… Continue reading