Archives

Archives / 2016
  • 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 30, 2016

    2017 Kia Cadenza Limited Review

    Driving Experience Earlier this year, we drove the K900, which is Kia's flagship car. That vehicle is cushy and comfortable to a fault. It's too soft. The Cadenza does a better job of walking the …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Lexus LX 570 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 28, 2016

    2017 Lexus LX 570 Review

    Driving Experience Before we say anything about how the big Lexus drives, let's get the issue of weight out of the way. The SUV's corpulence can't really be overcome because it weights 6,206 pounds …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 21, 2016

    2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review

    Driving Experience Although the Mazda3 and Honda Civic hatchback are more engaging to drive than the Corolla iM, that doesn't mean the car is unable to put a smile on your face. The 1.8-liter …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Honda Accord V6 Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 19, 2016

    2017 Honda Accord V6 Touring Review

    Driving Experience The Accord Touring, at least in terms of the driving experience is concerned, gets pretty high marks, but the powerful 3.5-liter V6 with its 278 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 14, 2016

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica Review

    Driving Experience We expected the 124 Spider to feel like the Miata and it does for the most part. There are some subtle differences. The 124 Spider's hood is longer and flatter and the steering …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 14, 2016

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica Review

    Driving Experience We expected the 124 Spider to feel like the Miata and it does for the most part. There are some subtle differences. The 124 Spider's hood is longer and flatter and the steering …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 8, 2016

    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited Review

    Driving Experience When we can get our hands on a bonafide SUV that drives well on pavement, it's cause for much celebration, especially since so many of them are dullards on road. Like the smaller …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 8, 2016

    The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Limited Review

    Driving Experience When we can get our hands on a bonafide SUV that drives well on pavement, it's cause for much celebration, especially since so many of them are dullards on road. Like the smaller …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Ford F-350 DRW 4x4 Super Duty Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 7, 2016

    2017 Ford F-350 DRW 4x4 Super Duty Review

    Driving Experience Sitting in the Super Duty feels like you're at the helm of a big ship. It's large, and its size is apparent. It also feels remarkably powerful and surprisingly quick, refined and …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Edge Titanium FWD Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    November 30, 2016

    2016 Ford Edge Titanium FWD Review

    Driving Experience The Edge feels a little bigger from the inside than it actually is. This paired with the surprisingly sharp steering and handling makes for driving characteristics that take some …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    November 21, 2016

    2017 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country Review

    Driving Experience Driving around in a Volvo station wagon doesn't sound like the most exciting thing and it isn't. It is, however, a very enjoyable time. There's a lot of power, the vehicle feels …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 18, 2016

    The 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD Review

    Driving Experience The Durango is one of the few big SUVs that won't act like a sedative when you're behind the wheel. Our expectations are typically pretty low when it comes to heavy, lumbering …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 18, 2016

    2016 Dodge Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD Review

    Driving Experience The Durango is one of the few big SUVs that won't act like a sedative when you're behind the wheel. Our expectations are typically pretty low when it comes to heavy, lumbering …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Chrysler 200 Touring Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    November 17, 2016

    2016 Chrysler 200 Touring Review

    Driving Experience In terms of performance, the Chrysler 200 is okay. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine could use a little more power, but overall, it does a decent enough job. It sure grumbles a …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    November 11, 2016

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Review

    Driving Experience It's almost painful to drive the Wrangler Willys Wheeler on the street because you know it can do so much more. It has some large off-road tires, 18-inch blacked out wheels, 3.73 …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 7, 2016

    2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

    Driving Experience The first thing you notice about the Land Cruiser (more than its size) is its near 6,000-lb curb weight. That's nearly the weight of two small sedans to give you perspective. At …

    Read More 3 Comments
  • 2017 Honda Accord Touring Hybrid Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    November 2, 2016

    2017 Honda Accord Touring Hybrid Review

    Driving Experience Having driven many different hybrid cars this year, we weren't expecting much in terms of acceleration and handling. Some of the previous hybrid cars we drove handled fine but …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback

    By: Wade Thiel
    October 28, 2016

    2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback

    Driving Experience Put the Mustang in gear, let out the clutch, roll on the throttle and just listen. The sonorous rumble of the V8 sounds the way a proper muscle car should. We don't even care if …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Kia Forte S Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 26, 2016

    2017 Kia Forte S Review

    Driving Experience Our S model came with the base 147 horsepower four-banger, which we would've easily traded for the slightly more potent 164 hp mill in the EX trim model. We wouldn't call the …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 21, 2016

    2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Review

    Driving Experience You might want to laugh at a luxury sedan with a four-cylinder engine, but then you haven't tried the S90, have you? The 316 horses come from turbocharging, and the added …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Lexus CT 200h Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    October 19, 2016

    2017 Lexus CT 200h Review

    Driving Experience If you crank up the stereo system so you can't hear the CT 200h operate, it's a wonderful car to drive. If you leave the stereo off or at a lower volume, you have to put up with …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 14, 2016

    2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic Review

    Driving Experience The GLS450 drives like you expect it to. Get in a big Merc, and you know it'll feel both solid and very comfortable, and in these areas the GLS450 does not disappoint. The …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Mazda3 i Grand Touring Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    October 12, 2016

    2017 Mazda3 i Grand Touring Review

    Driving Experience The Mazda3 is one of the best driving cars in its segment. Its steering is crisp and precise, it handles like a sporty car that's well beyond its price point and it has plenty of …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 7, 2016

    2017 Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 Review

    Driving Experience Coming off the heels of the Hyundai Santa Fe 7-passenger SUV, we were excited to see the differences between it and the new Sorento. We were pretty happy with that vehicle but …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    October 6, 2016

    2016 MINI Cooper Convertible Review

    Driving Experience MINI is known for vehicles that have good handling characteristics and excellent steering. The Cooper Convertible is no exception. The car is a real pleasure to drive. It's a …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 BMW 330e iPerformance Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    September 30, 2016

    2017 BMW 330e iPerformance Review

    Driving Experience When you enter the cabin of a plug-in hybrid, let's just say you don't expect much in terms of driving fun. The mindset is a bit different when it's a BMW since their reputation …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 GMC Acadia AWD All-Terrain Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    September 27, 2016

    2017 GMC Acadia AWD All-Terrain Review

    Driving Experience The Acadia has a very car-like feel, but its relatively high ride height allows you to see down the road easily. This is true for many other CUVs and small SUVs as well, so that …

    Read More 15 Comments
  • Kia K900 Luxury V6 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    September 23, 2016

    Kia K900 Luxury V6 Review

    Driving Experience Helming the K900 is less about driving and more about being ensconced, insulated from pretty much everything, including anything resembling connection with the road. It's quiet, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V6 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    September 23, 2016

    2017 Kia K900 Luxury V6 Review

    Driving Experience Helming the K900 is less about driving and more about being ensconced, insulated from pretty much everything, including anything resembling connection with the road. It's quiet, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    September 19, 2016

    2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD Review

    Driving Experience The 3.3-liter V6 engine is healthy with a robust 290 horsepower to all four wheels. Though there's no lack of acceleration in the Santa Fe, its throttle response needs …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Subaru Outback Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    September 14, 2016

    2017 Subaru Outback Review

    Driving Experience The Outback drives smooth. The 3.6-liter 6-cylinder is a nice mill that hums along complacently no matter what you do to the gas pedal. It handles the same way with a kind of …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    September 9, 2016

    2017 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    Driving Experience Let's face it, the person who buys an Escape isn't after an extremely fun driving experience. The Escape isn't fun to drive, and while it'll get you wherever you need to be at a …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    September 1, 2016

    2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport Review

    Driving Experience The Lexus IS 200t F Sport is a car that's truly fun to drive at any speed and on any road. Turn in is crisp and precise and you can really feel the road. While the 2.0-liter …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Premium Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 30, 2016

    2016 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Premium Review

    Driving Experience We never really got to hammer the car on local roads, as much as we would've liked to. Our sense was that the EcoBoost Mustang is truly a quick car but somehow lacks the …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    August 26, 2016

    2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier Review

    Driving Experience We were surprised by how much we enjoyed driving the Chevrolet Volt. It's a solid car with good, well-weighted steering and a firm ride with little body roll. We didn't expect it …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 23, 2016

    2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

    Driving Experience Okay, so no one who knows anything about current Mazda's would suspect that the new CX-9 would be bad to drive. Hell, it's been proven time and again that Mazda is primarily …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    August 22, 2016

    2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

    Driving Experience We love the engine in this truck. The 5.7-liter V8 is plenty powerful enough, and the specially tuned TRD exhaust growls like a ferocious animal. We were surprised at how loud …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 18, 2016

    2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport Review

    Driving Experience We're guessing the F Sport trim was originally intended to not just boost the performance looks but also the actual performance of the RX 450h, but the execution is a bit …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    August 15, 2016

    2016 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review

    Driving Experience You feel like a powerful person when driving the Jaguar XJL Supercharged. The warble of the supercharged V8 is music to any performance-minded person's ears. We drive so many …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 12, 2016

    2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review

    Driving Experience Let's be honest. Nobody expects a hybrid to be a thrilling drive. In that way, the Prius is consistent with conventional wisdom. It's no substitute for a hot hatch, but it is …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volkswagen Passat SE Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    August 10, 2016

    2016 Volkswagen Passat SE Review

    Driving Experience The American version of the Passat might not be as taut as the European spec car, but it still feels composed and quick to us. Its ride is smooth and comfortable, but far from …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 GLI SE Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 8, 2016

    2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 GLI SE Review

    Driving Experience The GLI is a fun car to drive every day. You won't set any land speed records, but it's plenty quick for most folks. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is willing, and the manual …

    Read More 1 Comment
  • 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    August 5, 2016

    2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring Review

    Driving Experience The Honda Civic sits low, has a sporty ride, sharp handling and plenty of power, though throttle response is a little on the slow side. This car won't blow the doors off a muscle …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    August 4, 2016

    2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Review

    Driving Experience If you want a hybrid, you just can't expect much in the way of driving excitement, really. Something has to be sacrificed for fuel economy, and that usually leaves thrills left …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    July 29, 2016

    2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Review

    The Denali sub-brand allows GMC to separate itself a little more from the competition. intro The GMC sub-brand Denali takes what GMC already has to offer and ups the ante with even more of a refined …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E Platinum Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    July 28, 2016

    2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E Platinum Review

    The XC60's final song isn't a bad one at all It's hard to believe the XC60 midsized crossover has only been around since 2010. It actually seems older, really. We feel like we've seen them pretty …

    Read More No Comments
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    July 27, 2016

    Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Review

    The Sonata Hybrid comfortable, spacious, efficient and pretty enjoyable to drive Intro Hybrid and alternative powertrains are the future of the automotive industry. While the majority of cars sold …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    July 18, 2016

    2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Review

    The new Pacifica is pretty much more of everything, and Chrysler is getting behind it with all they've got... Making a boring segment exciting again in hard work. The minivan used to be the darling …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lincoln MKX AWD Reserve Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    July 13, 2016

    2016 Lincoln MKX AWD Reserve Review

    Current and future Lincolns will have a similar cushioned, luxurious ride to the cars that made the brand famous back in the day. More than just an edge on the Ford Edge For some time now, it's …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    July 11, 2016

    2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

    It's a car that just doesn't need to exist for anyone who gives a damn about practicality because the 4C Spider is all about driving enjoyment (not comfort). The world's smallest, most affordable …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    July 8, 2016

    2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid Review

    The RAV4 remains at or near the top of the pack no matter how you look at it. Intro The compact CUV started with the first RAV4 Toyota produced in the mid-1990s. Today, Toyota is still a dominant …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid Inscription

    By: Amos Kwon
    July 5, 2016

    2016 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid Inscription

    We'd ditch the T8 powertrain since it adds a substantial premium over the T6, which is a spectacular trim level that provides more than enough power and luxury for most people. Waiting isn't easy, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    July 5, 2016

    2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid Review

    We'd ditch the T8 powertrain since it adds a substantial premium over the T6, which is a spectacular trim level that provides more than enough power and luxury for most people. Waiting isn't easy, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    June 29, 2016

    2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier Review

    The Chevy Cruze is one smooth compact sedan. Intro The first Cruze proved to be a major success for Chevrolet. It sold incredibly well domestically and internationally, and it's actually their top- …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro tiptronic Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    June 24, 2016

    2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro tiptronic Review

    The Q7 takes on some tough competition in the luxury large SUV segment and comes out looking really good. intro Audi has refined its vehicles to the point that we're almost sick of them being so …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    June 22, 2016

    2016 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring Review

    Now, if it had 20 more horses, an option for all-wheel drive, a manual transmission, diesel power and a station wagon body, it would be perfect. Mazda packs it all in The third-generation Mazda6 has …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    June 17, 2016

    2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC Review

    The Lancer is so close to being a genuinely good car. Intro Unlike the Lancer Evo, which is no more, the standard Lancer is nothing more than an attractive, practical compact commuter car with …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Duramax Turbo Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    June 10, 2016

    2016 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Duramax Turbo Review

    The Canyon is a truck designed for someone who doesn't need a full-sized pickup but still needs a real truck. The best mid-sized truck out there The midsized pickup truck segment is hot right now …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Audi A4 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    June 9, 2016

    2017 Audi A4 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Review

    Power isn't 'slam-you-into-your-seat' fast, but it builds with authority and the car moves very quickly. It's posh, fast and now impressively efficient. The average layperson probably can't tell …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    June 3, 2016

    2016 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD Review

    It's far from perfect but for the right buyer, the Murano could be extremely satisfying Intro Nissan created a unique offering with the Murano. The CUV isn't for the kid-toting young professionals, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    June 1, 2016

    2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Review

    It's a car we didn't expect to like, but in spite of all its weirdness, we really loved it. Volvo's non-CUV crossover Wagons aren't hot sellers, and the standard Volvo V60 station wagon is no …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT AWC Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    May 27, 2016

    2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT AWC Review

    It isn't the most impressive CUV on the road, but it is different in a time when most CUVs feel more or less the same. Intro Crossover utility vehicles are selling like hotcakes and automakers have …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    May 20, 2016

    2016 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium Review

    The Focus provides a quiet, enjoyable riding experience, while still being able to incite some liveliness with its crisp handling. Intro Ford's best-selling compact Focus brought some European …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    May 20, 2016

    2016 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium Review

    The Focus provides a quiet, enjoyable riding experience, while still being able to incite some liveliness with its crisp handling. Intro Ford's best-selling compact Focus brought some European …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 16, 2016

    2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review

    There's never a boring trip in the CX-5 because it handles and steers so beautifully. Incremental improvements make for an even better total package It's actually hard for us to believe that the CX-5 …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    May 13, 2016

    2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review

    What's popular just happens to be front-wheel-drive-based crossover utility vehicles, and as far as those go, the 2016 BMW X1 is a dominant force. A Gateway to the brand CUVs are the new darlings of …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Fiat 500L Trekking Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    May 12, 2016

    2016 Fiat 500L Trekking Review

    The trade off to the 500L's spacious cabin is that the playful driving dynamics of the 500 get swallowed up in the size. Intro After a 27-year hiatus from the American market, Fiat returned in 2011 …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 10, 2016

    2016 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Review

    You don't even have to fully mash the gas to get the front tires to break loose, something that's alarming when you're trying to pull out into traffic. Is this shot of automotive adrenaline enough to …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    May 6, 2016

    2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Review

    Though the days of Mini's actually being mini are dwindling, the Clubman doesn't lose the essence of a Mini with its go-kart handling and charming British looks. Intro Fusing the style of British …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 3, 2016

    2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport Review

    What the RC 200t does is provide a great driving experience, amazing reliability and nearly unparalleled comfort for a good price. Just because it's the bottom trim doesn't detract from desirability …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Jaguar XF S Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    April 28, 2016

    2016 Jaguar XF S Review

    It has a vigorous V6 that will get your heart racing, with a nimble chassis that's even more efficient thanks to all the aluminum packed into it. Intro Jaguar has done a more than respectable job …

    Read More No Comments
  • Nissan Titan XD SL 4WD CC

    By: Wade Thiel
    April 27, 2016

    Nissan Titan XD SL 4WD CC

    Nissan's hopes to blaze a trail through uncharted territory. There's just no telling if the path the Titan is on will lead anywhere worth going. Nissan's Titan XD splits the difference Nissan is …

    Read More No Comments
  • Nissan Titan XD SL 4WD CC Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    April 27, 2016

    Nissan Titan XD SL 4WD CC Review

    Nissan's hopes to blaze a trail through uncharted territory. There's just no telling if the path the Titan is on will lead anywhere worth going. Nissan's Titan XD splits the difference Nissan is …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Kia Sportage SX AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 22, 2016

    2017 Kia Sportage SX AWD Review

    It won't be confused with any other CUV from a styling perspective, and it drives better than most. Kia is upscaling most of their cars, and it shows. A full redesign means a serious upgrade Kia …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 20, 2016

    2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 Review

    All this and 29 mpg highway, which beats quite a few mid-size CUVs that are lighter and smaller. It's posh, fast and now impressively efficient. It's obvious to anyone who has read the automotive …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    April 19, 2016

    2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Review

    Equipped with Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist technology, the Crosstrek provides an extra set of eyes on the road, and when need be, an extra foot. Intro Subarus have become synonymous with two …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT

    By: Wade Thiel
    April 18, 2016

    2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab SLT

    The GMC Sierra 1500 sits up high and has a demanding presence on the road. A competent truck with a focus on premium materials While the Chevrolet Silverado dukes it out with the Ford F-150, the GMC …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Beetle Dune Coupe Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    April 14, 2016

    2016 Beetle Dune Coupe Review

    Drivers can feel confident behind the wheel with its turbocharged inline four and sportier stance. If ever there was a modern car cut out for the beach, this is it. Introduction The VW Beetle is one …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Fiat 500 Easy Hatchback Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    April 11, 2016

    2016 Fiat 500 Easy Hatchback Review

    It has a presence on the road all its own. You'll certainly be noticed. To call it quirky and cute wouldn't be so wrong The Fiat 500 Easy Hatchback competes with cars like the Mini Hardtop, Ford …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 7, 2016

    2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review

    The car instantly went from vanilla to handsome with some sheet metal tweaks and big changes to the fascias, front and rear. Still in the fight against the big boys Though pretty much everyone in …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 6, 2016

    2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Review

    ...the mildly added efficiency is buoyed by comfort, good acceleration and a premium marque, it's not really worth the additional cost, at least to us. It's niche now, but just wait a few years The …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Scion iM Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    April 5, 2016

    2016 Scion iM Review

    While it does deliver on Scion quirk, the eccentricities are only skin-deep, because once you peel back that electric blue exterior, you're looking at a hatch version of a Corolla. Intro Though …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWD Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    March 31, 2016

    2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWD Review

    It packs an incredible amount of tech and safety features inside, while demonstrating how equally competent it is on the road. Intro Go back a few years, and you'll see that Hyundai was trying hard …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Kia Optima SX Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 28, 2016

    2016 Kia Optima SX Limited Review

    The SXL's interior... screams opulence in a way that its competitors simply don't offer. Yes, this is a Kia There's a reason the Kia Optima was the best selling model in the brand's lineup in 2015. …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus NX 200t F Sport Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 25, 2016

    2016 Lexus NX 200t F Sport Review

    We think Lexus wanted more image chutzpah than pulse-quickening adrenaline, and they delivered. Lexus takes big risks for small CUV Lexus went from being a boring brand to taking some serious risks, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 23, 2016

    2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review

    A key measure for us isn't just high-speed, hard-turning, apex-nailing drives. It's also about how well a performance car drives on an every day basis, and here is something the CTS-V does very well. …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    March 22, 2016

    2016 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan Review

    While there's an incredibly thrilling V8 at the helm, the backseat is so comfortable it's a toss-up as to whether you'd prefer to drive or be driven in this vehicle. Intro Not all vehicles can live …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 BMW 750i xDrive Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 22, 2016

    2016 BMW 750i xDrive Review

    While there's an incredibly thrilling V8 at the helm, the backseat is so comfortable it's a toss-up as to whether you'd prefer to drive or be driven in this vehicle. Intro Not all vehicles can live …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volvo T5 Inscription Platinum Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 17, 2016

    2016 Volvo T5 Inscription Platinum Review

    ... the S60 is a remarkably good car that customers should have on their list, and now with the option of going long-wheelbase, there's even more reason to consider it... Volvo makes their reliable …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Platinum Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 17, 2016

    2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription Platinum Review

    ... the S60 is a remarkably good car that customers should have on their list, and now with the option of going long-wheelbase, there's even more reason to consider it... Volvo makes their reliable …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Scion tC Breathes Its Last Breath

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    March 15, 2016

    The 2016 Scion tC Breathes Its Last Breath

    With its sporty flair, affordable price, and host of standard features it's not hard to see why the tC was the top seller for Scion. Intro Toyota's youth-focused offshoot brand Scion was probably …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Scion tC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 15, 2016

    2016 Scion tC Review

    With its sporty flair, affordable price, and host of standard features it's not hard to see why the tC was the top seller for Scion. Intro Toyota's youth-focused offshoot brand Scion was probably …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 14, 2016

    2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review

    intro Hyundai seems to have moved on from its dramatic fluidic design to a more refined Genesis-inspired look. While we liked the previous styling, the new styling works extremely well and lends a …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 14, 2016

    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Review

    intro Hyundai seems to have moved on from its dramatic fluidic design to a more refined Genesis-inspired look. While we liked the previous styling, the new styling works extremely well and lends a …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    March 10, 2016

    The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

    The ride is so extraordinarily smooth and quiet it's hard to know when the vehicle is even on. Intro Families looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle that can also seat seven will be hard-pressed to …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 10, 2016

    2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

    The ride is so extraordinarily smooth and quiet it's hard to know when the vehicle is even on. Intro Families looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle that can also seat seven will be hard-pressed to …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 7, 2016

    2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Review

    The Sonata is less expensive than many of the options from competitors, but that doesn't mean it's less of a car. Get ready for a great ride If you're a midsized sedan shopper, you have a lot of …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T is a Stellar Sedan

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 7, 2016

    The Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T is a Stellar Sedan

    The Sonata is less expensive than many of the options from competitors, but that doesn't mean it's less of a car. Get ready for a great ride If you're a midsized sedan shopper, you have a lot of …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Buick Encore is a Quiet and Comfortable Compact CUV

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 2, 2016

    The 2016 Buick Encore is a Quiet and Comfortable Compact CUV

    A great compact crossover The Buick Encore does a lot of things right in terms of driving dynamics and ride quality, but the company put together this package with such an odd looking exterior that …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Buick Encore Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 2, 2016

    2016 Buick Encore Review

    A great compact crossover The Buick Encore does a lot of things right in terms of driving dynamics and ride quality, but the company put together this package with such an odd looking exterior that …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Prius Prototype Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 1, 2016

    2016 Toyota Prius Prototype Review

    The new Prius has gone all dramatic on us - not in 2007-Britney fashion, but more like that moment when you first saw Orlando Bloom without his Legolas wig on. Intro My roommate quipped, 'That's a …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Prius Prototype

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    March 1, 2016

    2016 Toyota Prius Prototype

    The new Prius has gone all dramatic on us - not in 2007-Britney fashion, but more like that moment when you first saw Orlando Bloom without his Legolas wig on. Intro My roommate quipped, 'That's a …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Subaru Legacy 3.6R Is An Outback Minus the Back

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 29, 2016

    The Subaru Legacy 3.6R Is An Outback Minus the Back

    Even if it might just be perception, the Legacy 3.6R has plenty of oomph for passing and on-ramps. It's not your conventional family sedan The Subie Legacy sedan has been around since way back in 199 …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 29, 2016

    2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Review

    Even if it might just be perception, the Legacy 3.6R has plenty of oomph for passing and on-ramps. It's not your conventional family sedan The Subie Legacy sedan has been around since way back in 199 …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 26, 2016

    2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC Review

    We wanted to really like the Outlander GT. It looks handsome. It's outfitted properly with the right features, but the overall execution leaves us wanting mo Another 7-Passenger SUV in crowded fray …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC Heads to Tahoe

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 26, 2016

    The Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC Heads to Tahoe

    We wanted to really like the Outlander GT. It looks handsome. It's outfitted properly with the right features, but the overall execution leaves us wanting mo Another 7-Passenger SUV in crowded fray …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is a Sporty Take on the CUV

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 24, 2016

    The Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring is a Sporty Take on the CUV

    Mazda's CX-3 is an almost perfect alternative for those torn between the Mazda3 hatchback and the CX-5. A CX-5 junior that honors its bigger brother Mazda's CX-3 is an almost perfect alternative for …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 24, 2016

    2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Review

    Mazda's CX-3 is an almost perfect alternative for those torn between the Mazda3 hatchback and the CX-5. A CX-5 junior that honors its bigger brother Mazda's CX-3 is an almost perfect alternative for …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Range Rover Supercharged LWB

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 19, 2016

    2016 Range Rover Supercharged LWB

    To call this monster fast is an understatement. Power is pretty much immediate, and it's all bolstered by very precise steering and minimal body roll for a car of this size. Because a standard Range …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Range Rover Supercharged LWB is a Movable Beast

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 19, 2016

    The 2016 Range Rover Supercharged LWB is a Movable Beast

    To call this monster fast is an understatement. Power is pretty much immediate, and it's all bolstered by very precise steering and minimal body roll for a car of this size. Because a standard Range …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Toyota RAV4 SE AWD is the Everyman's CUV

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 17, 2016

    The Toyota RAV4 SE AWD is the Everyman's CUV

    What happens when small changes add up to a big deal There was really nothing wrong with the RAV4 that got totally redone in 2013. It was appealing to many thanks to its all-around practicality and …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 17, 2016

    2016 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD Review

    What happens when small changes add up to a big deal There was really nothing wrong with the RAV4 that got totally redone in 2013. It was appealing to many thanks to its all-around practicality and …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 11, 2016

    2016 Cadillac ATS-V Review

    Cadillac has finally given the ATS's abilities in the twisties the right amount of power. Intro The less powerful ATS 3.6 is already a thrill ride all on its own. Fast, razor sharp and attractive to …

    Read More No Comments
  • The Exceptionally Powerful and Luxurious 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 11, 2016

    The Exceptionally Powerful and Luxurious 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

    Cadillac has finally given the ATS's abilities in the twisties the right amount of power. Intro The less powerful ATS 3.6 is already a thrill ride all on its own. Fast, razor sharp and attractive to …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE is Efficiency for All

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 5, 2016

    The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE is Efficiency for All

    The Camry... won't catch people's eye when you cruise past the neighborhood coffee shop - but that isn't what the Camry is about. Intro Toyota claims the 2016 Camry 'demands respect at every corner' …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 5, 2016

    2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Review

    The Camry... won't catch people's eye when you cruise past the neighborhood coffee shop - but that isn't what the Camry is about. Intro Toyota claims the 2016 Camry 'demands respect at every corner' …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Ford Explorer Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 1, 2016

    2016 Ford Explorer Review

    Intro The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is the new name in luxury crossovers. This SUV doesn't have a Lincoln stamp, but rather the Blue Oval badge - albeit, in classy brushed aluminum. Ford's mid- …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Ford Explorer Is a Luxury CUV Value

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    February 1, 2016

    The 2016 Ford Explorer Is a Luxury CUV Value

    Intro The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is the new name in luxury crossovers. This SUV doesn't have a Lincoln stamp, but rather the Blue Oval badge - albeit, in classy brushed aluminum. Ford's mid- …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Lexus ES 300h Is a Different Kind of Sleeper Car

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 26, 2016

    The 2016 Lexus ES 300h Is a Different Kind of Sleeper Car

    Lexus hasn't totally abandoned their old-school mindset It seems that Lexus wants to do two things at once. They want to be exciting, daring, sporty and even edgy -- hence the new design language …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus ES 300h Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 26, 2016

    2016 Lexus ES 300h Review

    Lexus hasn't totally abandoned their old-school mindset It seems that Lexus wants to do two things at once. They want to be exciting, daring, sporty and even edgy -- hence the new design language …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Dodge Journey Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    January 21, 2016

    2016 Dodge Journey Review

    The Dodge Journey was built to be a practical family-friendly SUV and it definitely succeeds. Perfect for families We have a feeling that the Dodge Journey is a vehicle that's often overlooked, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Dodge Journey is a Solid Minivan Alternative

    By: Wade Thiel
    January 21, 2016

    2016 Dodge Journey is a Solid Minivan Alternative

    The Dodge Journey was built to be a practical family-friendly SUV and it definitely succeeds. Perfect for families We have a feeling that the Dodge Journey is a vehicle that's often overlooked, …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman Delivers Fun and Versatility

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    January 20, 2016

    The 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman Delivers Fun and Versatility

    Blend British craftsmanship with German engineering and the result is a sophisticated, fun-to-drive vehicle that serves as a nice alternative to a family hatchback or wagon. The little big car or the …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 20, 2016

    2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman Review

    Blend British craftsmanship with German engineering and the result is a sophisticated, fun-to-drive vehicle that serves as a nice alternative to a family hatchback or wagon. The little big car or the …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Toyota Avalon Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 13, 2016

    2016 Toyota Avalon Review

    Sure, it's still as big as a master bedroom inside, but everything about it is different. Toyota rethinks its big sedan in a big way I still remember the first Avalon I'd ever seen. It was big, …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Toyota Avalon Is One Standout Sedan

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 13, 2016

    The 2016 Toyota Avalon Is One Standout Sedan

    Sure, it's still as big as a master bedroom inside, but everything about it is different. Toyota rethinks its big sedan in a big way I still remember the first Avalon I'd ever seen. It was big, …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Subaru WRX Limited: Ready for Any Road

    By: Wade Thiel
    January 7, 2016

    2016 Subaru WRX Limited: Ready for Any Road

    The WRX is truly a great car and a meaningful step forward for the model. The best WRX yet Most people will never use the WRX to the fullest. The car is a civilian rally monster and capable of so …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Subaru WRX Limited Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    January 7, 2016

    2016 Subaru WRX Limited Review

    The WRX is truly a great car and a meaningful step forward for the model. The best WRX yet Most people will never use the WRX to the fullest. The car is a civilian rally monster and capable of so …

    Read More No Comments
  • 2016 Lexus RX 350 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 6, 2016

    2016 Lexus RX 350 Review

    Lexus isn't stupid. Though they might've taken big risks in the design department, the formula for edginess has been proven in the rest of their model line. The fourth time is the charm Lexus' …

    Read More No Comments
  • The 2016 Lexus RX350 Keeps The Luxury SUV Crown

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 6, 2016

    The 2016 Lexus RX350 Keeps The Luxury SUV Crown

    Lexus isn't stupid. Though they might've taken big risks in the design department, the formula for edginess has been proven in the rest of their model line. The fourth time is the charm Lexus' …

    Read More No Comments