2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4Motion: connected, intelligent

While the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4Motion may technically qualify as a compact SUV, its new dimensions belie that fact. The new, second-generation model… Continue reading

2018 BMW X3: luxurious compact sports activity vehicle

For those of you out there worried about such things – you can buy the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i with a clear conscious – it… Continue reading

2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk: a serious off-road performer

Jeep has always had a special following. And last year the venerable brand (75 years) offered two limited-edition models to spice it up, just a… Continue reading

2018 GMC Terrain Denali: greater refinement, versatility, safety

The GMC Terrain compact sports utility vehicle has made the big time. It has been around for 10 years and has successfully reached its second… Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Accent: remarkably improved driving dynamics

Subcompacts have the reputation of being bare bones, first-timer, commuter cars with not a lot to offer other than gas mileage. I was prepared to… Continue reading

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure: unique, rugged styling

Tempus fugit. Time flies. It’s hard to believe – but still true – Toyota launched the original compact crossover more than two decades ago, the… Continue reading

2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX: hybrid sports utility with electric mode

Look out! There’s one more hybrid compact sports utility to choose from on a dealership lot near you. Introduced last year as a hybrid, my… Continue reading

2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport: a more engaging driving spirit

It doesn’t get any better than this. The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport all-wheel drive puts an exclamation point on the Japanese automaker’s signature… Continue reading

2018 Audi SQ5 3.T: handles like a sports sedan, has off-road functionality

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been on quite the roll the last four-to-six weeks when it comes to test driving quality SUVs both foreign… Continue reading

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport: quirky midsized SUV

The holidays are long gone, but one of my most fond memories was my week behind the wheel of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti… Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: biggest member of the VW lineup

Now Volkswagen has entered the family-sized SUV market, casting its net to catch American consumers looking to meld form, function and versatility with the long-time… Continue reading

2018 Nissan Pathfinder: major redesign offers more, more, more

If you happen to be shopping for a compact, mid-size or even full-size SUV – and a lot of people are – be prepared to… Continue reading

2018 Buick Enclave: game-changer in smart, stylish luxury

The Buick Enclave mid-size luxury, seven-passenger SUV made waves when first introduced, and it will make waves with its newly redesigned, second-generation, 2018 model that… Continue reading

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: crammed with tech, comfort, gadgetry

Every year, I swear, top-of-the-line goes higher and higher and higher. And by that I mean the level of accoutrements – and price. My latest… Continue reading

2017 Kia Optima PHEV: no compromises with this green choice

Like it or not, hybrids, electrics and hybrid/electric combinations are gaining in market share – and are the future. Toward that end, Kia Motors America… Continue reading

2017 Lexus GX 460: park it in your driveway with a big red bow on top

If you’re lucky enough to own a 2017 Lexus GX 460 4x4 Luxury SUV – you’re lucky enough. The GX 460 is a full-capability luxury… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Yaris iA: loaded on premium features, not pricing

The newest member of the Yaris team is the iA sports sedan. That is Toyota’s new subcompact sedan that’s loaded with premium features, but offered… Continue reading

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: SUV seats five adults, has generous cargo area

The compact SUV market is still hotter than hot. And Chevrolet’s 2018 Equinox is equipped and positioned nicely to earn its share. In fact, Equinox… Continue reading

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i: xDrive ensures traction, stability, cornering dynamics

The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is a luxury compact SUV that could almost be mistaken for a high-riding sedan. No kidding. It’s also an overachiever.… Continue reading

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