Vehicles

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

2017 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: checks all the boxes

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer If you’re looking for a vehicle that serves as a mid-size family sedan, yet still creates a… Continue reading

2017 Mazda3: elevated design, added refinement, value

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer The completely repackaged 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring continues to improve on a short, but impressive legacy in… Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-9: design, quality with engineering innovations

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer A half-century ago it was the station wagon. Decades ago it was the mini-van. Today it’s the mid-… Continue reading

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX: aerodynamic form is not lacking for power

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer It’s nice to have a car with a range of close to 600 miles that gets almost 40… Continue reading

2017 Acura MDX: restyled, refreshed sport utility vehicle

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer It seems like an annual rite-of-spring to test drive Acura’s MDX. The 2017 version of this luxury, full-size… Continue reading

2017 VW Golf Alltrack: great vehicle for Northwesterners

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Anything with the word golf in it, you know I’m engaged and probably not objective. And, just so… Continue reading

2017 Audi A3: small, stylish, affordable luxury sedan

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Luxury automakers know what they’re doing. Everyone’s heard of gateway drugs, but have you heard of gateway luxury… Continue reading