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Buick Cascada delivers style and luxury for open top motoring

Buick Cascada delivers style and luxury for open top motoring

Buick is a brand within the General Motors fold that has taken a resourceful and dynamic direction. As its television commercials suggest, people do not expect the character of the new Buick vehicles from a brand such as Buick. Even when a Buick is parked right in front of them folks do not recognize it […]

February 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Nissan Maxima SR road test: Lots of luxury with a side of sporty

2016 Nissan Maxima SR road test: Lots of luxury with a side of sporty

A recent week with the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima SR served again to remind me that the traditional definition of a luxury car no longer really applies. Back in the day —- ok, way back in the day —- luxury might have meant an automatic transmission, or air conditioning, or power steering and power brakes, […]

February 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Hyundai Elantra First Drive Review: 30 years in the making

2017 Hyundai Elantra First Drive Review: 30 years in the making

It’s hard to believe that Hyundai is celebrating its 30th anniversary in America, and even harder to believe that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan is a sixth-generation vehicle. A lot has happened to Hyundai and the Elantra during those decades, and the majority of it has been good. Hyundai had the best sales year in […]

February 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LT review: Chevy’s most popular car, if you don’t count the truck

2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LT review: Chevy’s most popular car, if you don’t count the truck

Believe it or not, the Chevrolet Equinox is Chevrolet’s second biggest seller, behind only the Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Americans seem to have decided that the crossover is the vehicle of family choice, and for Chevy, the Equinox is favored. Among the home team, it lies between the smaller Chevrolet Trax and larger Chevrolet Traverse. It […]

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4 Hardtop review: Wearing the hard lid

2016 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4 Hardtop review: Wearing the hard lid

The Jeep Wrangler hasn’t been fundamentally changed since the time we tested a 2013 Wrangler Sahara. There’s still the base model, the Wrangler Sport, and the hard-core Wrangler Rubicon, but the Sahara remains the luxury version, if “Sahara” can be used in the same sentence of the Wrangler in any way other than geographic. By […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman review: The big Mini wagon

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman review: The big Mini wagon

The Mini family can be confusing, what with all the many—ha, get it?—variants that all have a strong family resemblance. Strong? It’s become a little more confusing with the introduction of the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, which to the uninitiated can be confused with the Mini Countryman. Actually, just like the old Clubman could. Here’s […]

January 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo followup review: The kids are alright

2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo followup review: The kids are alright

That proud feeling you get when you see your kid turn out pretty good after all? That’s what the folks at Kia must be feeling when they look at the 2016 Kia Optima. From our experience with the 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo, it’s well deserved. Not that we haven’t been impressed by Kia’s midsize […]

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club review: Five reasons not to own the new Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club review: Five reasons not to own the new Miata

The world, seemingly, is agog about the new Miata. At least while we were driving a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club, and even after we had returned it to Mazda, people were telling us they had one, they once rode in one, knew someone who had one, or gee, they always liked the Miata. Well, […]

December 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
2016 Acura MDX AWD ADV review: The new is underneath

2016 Acura MDX AWD ADV review: The new is underneath

Mid-generational model updates typically include a new face, new taillights and a reshuffling of interior features. Not so the 2016 Acura MDX. Looking at the MDX doesn’t reveal a lot of changes. It’s still a two-box crossover with chiseled styling and the Acura beak, unchanged from the third generation MDX introduced in 2014. It’s the […]

December 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro review: The go-anywhere adventurer

Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro review: The go-anywhere adventurer

Take one look at those big knobby tires, or stare head-on at the menacing front end and you know right away that the 2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD Pro is a no-nonsense, all-terrain conqueror. Say you are headed for that favorite fishing stream deep in the wilderness? No problem. Planning an excursion through the desert […]

December 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
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