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2016 Kia Sorento SXL 2.0T AWD first drive review: Upping the notch

2016 Kia Sorento SXL 2.0T AWD first drive review: Upping the notch

Think of the new 2016 Kia Sorento as the Korean carmaker notching up its game. Well, yes, again. But for the third generation of Kia’s crossover, it means bigger, stronger and a lineup of three engines, and it’s improved in just about every way. It’s something that shows up behind the wheel. The 2016 Kia […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Chrysler 200C review: Even with a four-cylinder still a winner

2015 Chrysler 200C review: Even with a four-cylinder still a winner

Automotive journalists, as a group, are power mad. Not that we want to take over the world or anything like that, at least not this week. But given the choice, we move towards the muscle. Our first two reviews of the 2015 Chrysler 200 were of the Chrysler 200S and the Chrysler 200C AWD, both […]

December 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Review – Giving thanks to a third row

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Review – Giving thanks to a third row

In a moment rare for its honesty, know that the subject of this reporting was intended to be Kia’s new Sedona. And while ‘Kia Sedona’ lacks the resonance of a BMW M4 or Lambo’s latest, we were planning a Thanksgiving Day trip from the D.C. area to Allentown, PA, carrying four adults; one elderly mother […]

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ford Fusion road test: New turbo engine increases fuel mileage

Ford Fusion road test: New turbo engine increases fuel mileage

With nearly 20 models for sale in the affordable mid-size sedan segment of the automotive marketplace, it’s not an easy task for a manufacturer to build one that stands out in the crowd. But Ford has pulled it off with the latest version of its 5-passenger Fusion, now beginning its third model year. The Fusion […]

December 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 5-door review: Manual, not labor

2015 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 5-door review: Manual, not labor

It’s one thing to be able to talk the talk and yet another to walk the walk, but better yet, Mazda has been able to zoom the zoom. We said so in our reviews (here and here) of the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i. But the Mazda3 i, by its designation, has the smaller engine of […]

December 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Toyota and its 2015 Yaris: Making a French Connection

Toyota and its 2015 Yaris: Making a French Connection

For the dozens (OK, that may be optimistic…) of you still wishing for the chance to purchase something French not made by Chanel or Hennessy, know that Toyota’s updated Yaris with – you guessed it – a host of updates now hails from that portion of the Eurozone still known as France. And despite its […]

November 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD review: We with the Genesis…with all-wheel drive

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD review: We with the Genesis…with all-wheel drive

  As we write this, computer models are showing with typical meteorological accuracy, anywhere from five to 16 inches of snow in our area. (If they can’t be more accurate than that for a few days out, how can they tell us how deep the ocean will be 50 years from now? But we digress). […]

November 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia K900 V-8 VIP follow-up review: A closer look

2015 Kia K900 V-8 VIP follow-up review: A closer look

This is our third look at the 2015 Kia K900 V-8—fourth if you count the brief exposure we had while experiencing Kia’s free-meal promotion program—which makes this a follow-up to the one-day K900 first drive and another K900 evaluation that left us so impressed. And looking forward to spending more time in the K900 for […]

November 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Honda Fit EX review: Two, two, two cars in one

2015 Honda Fit EX review: Two, two, two cars in one

With a two car household, it’s possible to own vehicles that can serve different purposes. For example, a compact fuel miser can be paired with another that’s big enough to take on Costco, IKEA and the farmers’ market without breathing hard. But with only one car, the task becomes more difficult. Of course, those who […]

November 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Ford Fiesta ST, Take 3: Aimed at the young, fun for everyone

2014 Ford Fiesta ST, Take 3: Aimed at the young, fun for everyone

When you are invited to try out a car with a paint job described as Molten Orange Metallic you pretty much know in advance that it’s not going to be some kind of slothful sedan. And, sure enough, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST turns out to be a rowdy little hatchback that is as ready […]

November 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
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