Vehicles

2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i: affordable, reliable, versatile, safe

If there’s a foreign car manufacturer that seems to be favored by people from the Pacific Northwest looking for all-wheel drive traction, it’s Subaru. Maybe… Continue reading

2017 Lincoln Continental: strength, elegance, power, control

Is that really a Continental? I heard that question frequently during my week behind the wheel of the Lincoln Motor Company’s all-new, flagship model. That’s… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Corolla: celebrates its 50-year anniversary

Toyota’s Corolla just celebrated “The Big 5-0,” and unlike humans celebrating the same longevity, it just keeps getting better and better. The first Toyota Corolla… Continue reading

2017 Lexus IS350: bold style, sneaking up on perfection

The 2017 Lexus IS350 AWD four-door sedan is a world-class driver’s car – plain and simple. My tester added the F Sport package ($3,155) that… Continue reading

2017 Hyundai IONIQ: zero emission without compromising driving experience

One charge at a time, electric vehicles are slowly moving from novelty to mainstream. What’s not to like about an innovative technology that produces a… Continue reading

2017 Toyota 4Runner: a driver’s multi-tool workhorse

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is the vehicular equivalent of a multi-tool. On one hand, it’s a campout waiting to happen. Or a boat- or trailer-towing… Continue reading

2017 Kia Forte EX: changing the ‘econobox” stereotype

Compact sedans, not all that long ago, were called – for good reason – econoboxes. Didn’t really matter the manufacturer, they were all inexpensive, lacking… Continue reading

2017 Fiat 500 Pop: small, but packed with personalization options

The 2017 Fiat 500 Pop is not for everyone. But it certainly has plenty of aficionados, selling more than a million in more than 110… Continue reading

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

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

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