A three-row crossover SUV that retains the more rugged roots of the Nissan Pathfinder. If you need the utility of a Nissan Pathfinder, but in a more posh package, the Infiniti QX60 is tailor made for you. The underlying chassis and equipment remain largely the same, which means you get … Continue reading Infiniti QX60 Sensory AWD Review: Luxury Work Horse→
One the left, General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, with Jamie Butters of Automotive News on the right.
I asked GM CEO, Mary Barra, about how customers will embrace this new GM EV reality at a Detroit APA event. Early in 2021, Mary Barra explained that GM is committed to only selling zero-tailpipe-emission vehicles by 2035 for all of its light duty models. That, effectively, means only selling … Continue reading Are You Ready for GM to Only Sell EVs by 2035?→
Critically, the Acura Integra A-Spec with Technology Package offers a manual transmission and fun to drive personality. Acura brought back the Integra name after shelving it 22 years ago. And, just as the original Integra did, this is built from the Civic sedan with a new body a few Acura … Continue reading 2023 Acura Integra Review: Acura Returns to Its Roots.→
2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy. Photo by Robin Warner
Mazda delivers superior driving satisfaction in this ultra competitive segment Most every manufacturer competes in this popular segment of the automotive market. And yet, the Mazda CX-5 stands out with its engaging driving experience. You still get all the cupholders and charge ports and space and comfy features like the … Continue reading 2022 Mazda CX-5 Review: Compact. Crossover. Fun!→
Much more attractive than the outgoing model, Honda also promises more power and a very snug and comfortable interior. At first turn of the wheel, you knew the 11th generation Honda Civic hatchback took a big step forward in driver engagement and feel. Its stiffer platform allowed the suspension to … Continue reading Honda Reveals the 2023 Civic Type R→
The 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport. Image courtesy of Lexus
Three of the four powertrains will be electrified. None of them will include a V-6. Lexus also built the sportiness RX yet, the 500h F-Sport. 24 years after Lexus introduced the RX crossover SUV, which more or less invented the luxury crossover SUV segment, we now get the fifth-generation RX … Continue reading Lexus Reveals New Fifth-Generation RX→
To celebrate, Toyota will build a limited-edition model called 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition, which is logical enough. It stands out with bronze colored 17-inch wheels, some graphics, and a 40th Anniversary tailgate badge Two things to report here: First, Toyota introduced the 4Runner to us for the 1983 model … Continue reading Toyota’s Rough and Tumble SUV Turns 40→
Honda Prologue Teaser Sketch. Image courtesy of Honda
The latest Nissan Z, stylistically speaking, pays homage to the Zs of old. But, critically, brings the right amount of modern tech to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the modern world. We live in transient automotive times. Every new vehicle we see is electrified this and hybrid … Continue reading 2023 Nissan Z Review: Pure. Simple. Sports Car.→
Multimatic DSSV shocks, mud terrain tires, and more ground clearance and wheel travel than any other Chevy Full-size is what makes it the new Silverado flagship. Why does this Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 even exist? You may wonder. Well, it all started in 2009 with the launch of the (2010 model … Continue reading Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Jumps into the Off-Road Fight→
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition. Image courtesy of Toyota
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, as is 200 horsepower, a stiffer suspension, and loads of new tech. Earlier this year, Honda introduced the 11th generation Honda Civic sedan. And many folks, me included, lauded its new chassis as it provided excellent response and great feel. Now that chassis gets … Continue reading The 2022 Honda Civic Si Has Arrived→
Starting its third generation, it gets new tech, a new frame and body, and two V-6 engines to choose from. Toyota’s full-size Tundra truck enters its third generation for 2022 with a new, big ole, in-your-face front grille with LED headlights and a whole lot of goodies. It’s built on … Continue reading The 2022 Toyota Tundra is here→
The Type S stands out from the standard TLX with motor, structure, and more What makes a proper sport sedan? You need good amounts of power, of course, a well-built and sport tuned chassis certainly helps, as do strong brakes, grippy tires, and supportive seats. But while all the above … Continue reading 2021 Acura TLX Type S Review: Mixed Well→
The 2022 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo receive updates to improve battery performance, update the tech, and wow us with color options. Porsche introduced us to the Taycan years ago as the Mission E Concept, but actual production models only started in 2020, with the Cross Turismo joining in 2021. … Continue reading Porsche Aims to Make the Future more Colorful→
Acura Integra name will return to the lineup, Photo courtesy of Acura
When Honda launched its premium Acura brand back in the 1980s, it started with two models. The Legend sedan and the Integra hatchback. Today, during this years Monterey Car Week, Acura announced the return of one of those models.
After months of multiple announcements and reveals, the 2022, fourth-generation Acura MDX has arrived, adorned with a new look and riding on a new platform. This new generation brings about a new era for the premium, three-row SUV as it is now burdened with the title of flagship model, meaning … Continue reading 2022 Acura MDX Gets Big and Stylish→
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