Vehicles

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

2018 Lexus RX 350: top-of-the-line SUV keeps you up with the Joneses

at least in the environs of Mukilteo — you need to have a Lexus parked… Continue reading

2018 Mazda6 Signature: they built it and customers are coming

Remember the iconic line from the Field of Dreams movie, ”build it, and he will come?” Mazda has repurposed that line for its Signature trim… Continue reading

2018 Toyota Tundra: full-size space from a full-size pickup

The 2018 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup does everything in a big way. Maybe that’s because it’s exclusively assembled in San Antonio, Texas. The all-V8 Tundra… Continue reading

2018 Honda Accord Touring hybrid: refined and affordable

If you’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on a hybrid – but have been waiting for refinements and a lower price – wait no… Continue reading

2018 Audi A4 2.0T quattro S tronic: bigger but weighs less

Here’s a trick that would be nice to pull off. The 2018 Audi A4 2.0T quattro S tronic sedan has gotten bigger – and weighs… Continue reading

2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SL FWD: just the right size

The 2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport SL FWD is a “right-sized” sports utility perfect for conquering everyday urban adventures. It comes in three well-equipped models —… Continue reading

2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium AWD: delivers economy, fun

Go small and live big. That’s what you get with purchase of the all-new, 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium AWD compact SUV. Ford, as you may… Continue reading

2018 Audi TT RS: a powerful drive for fun in the sun

Aaaah. Almost summer. Sunny weather. And the 2018 Audi TT RS coupe quattro S tronic in my driveway. Life is good. My RS (racing sport)… Continue reading

2018 Acura MDX: among the best-equipped vehicles in its segment

This factoid may surprise you – it did me. The Acura MDX is the best-selling, three-row luxury SUV of all time. But if you think… Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC500h: stunning design, long-distance comfort

The long-awaited 2018 Lexus LC500h luxury coupe has hit a showroom near you. My tester was a preproduction prototype, apparently number 29 off the assembly… Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Sonata: new design, features, technology

If you’re looking for a mid-size sedan that’s not a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, you should test drive the newly redesigned, 2018 Hyundai Sonata.… Continue reading

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE: head-turning, exhilarating crossover

At a time when some manufacturer’s a shrinking product lines, Toyota is doing the opposite. The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium crossover has moved from… Continue reading

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 550: fashion born from function

Conceived before SUV’s were trendy – about four decades ago – the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 550 was a treat to drive, even if it was… Continue reading

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn: a no-compromise workhorse

When it comes to full-size pickups, Ford’s F-150 and Chevy’s Silverado seem to have a corner on the market, not only around here, but across… Continue reading

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE: compact crossover with sporty attitude

I’m certainly not in a position to know for sure, but I suspect the secret sauce regarding the longevity of certain vehicles is their ability… Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-5: cylinder-deactivation improves fuel efficiency

Mazda continues to one-up itself, which must be getting increasingly difficult with the passing of each year. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV is… Continue reading

2018 Toyota Corolla: sporty, sophisticated comfort

Let’s play a little Jeopardy, my favorite game show. I’m Alex. You’re the contestant. Entering its 52nd year of production, this vehicle is the best-selling… Continue reading

Winnebago Intent: a must-see at Roy Robinson RV and RV Show

I’m still working on that piece of magic — but… Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: value package adds popular features

Is it déjà vu, all over again, one more time? It certainly seems as if I’ve written a very similar review last year, and the… Continue reading