Category: New Vehicle Reviews

Hyundai Santa Fe
10
Jun
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai Santa Fe Elevates Premium Features

Every manufacturer offers a midsize SUV, with more than two dozen for the choosing. SUVs represent today’s family vehicle, picking up where minivans and wagons before it, left off. Distinguishing between the models may be difficult for customers who might…

2021 Nissan Rogue
09
Jun
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Third-Generation Nissan Rogue Crossover

Sportier styling marks the latest Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Rogue is one of more than a dozen compact utility vehicles available this year. In such a competitive market, standing out is critically important for attracting and winning new customers. For…

08
Jun
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Highly Efficient Chevrolet Silverado Turbodiesel

Light-duty pickup trucks are typically powered by gas engines, but in recent years several manufacturers have rolled out diesel engine options. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one such example, as it offers a turbo-diesel engine with select trims. We drove…

2021 Mazda Mazda3 hatchback
07
Jun
2021
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Mazda Puts the “Hot” in its Mazda3 Hatchback

Mazda may not have a broad selection of vehicles, but it makes do with what it has. Each of its models typically has one or more features not common to its competitors. In the case of the Mazda3, the brand’s…

2021 Kia K5 front
05
Jun
2021
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Good-Bye, Kia Optima; Hello K5!

The K5 takes up where the Optima leaves off. Kia now fields one of the most dependable brands of vehicles in the world, according to consumer surveys. This Korean automaker has consistently improved its offerings by rolling out new models…

2021 Toyota GR Supra
04
Jun
2021
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The Toyota Supra Gains a New Engine and It’s Awesome!

A turbo four-pot stirs the 2021 Supra. The Toyota GR Supra is a sports car of legendary pedigree, arriving on the scene in the late 1970s as a performance variant of the heralded Toyota Celica. Over subsequent generations, the Supra…

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe
16
Sep
2020
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

British Master: Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

This writer has spent nearly a decade driving, evaluating, and publishing reviews about a variety of new vehicles. Always left out of the equation were exotic cars, deemed too narrow of a buying group to target a mass audience. But…

Toyota Land Cruiser
23
Jan
2020
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Toyota Land Cruiser: On-Road Comfort; Off-Road Grit

The Land Cruiser Heritage celebrates this model’s 60th anniversary. Taking the trail less traveled is something Jeep does very well. But Toyota is also represented by multiple models, including the Tacoma, 4Runner, and the Land Cruiser. The four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser…

Toyota Yaris
09
Jan
2020
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The Toyota Yaris is Right for Any Budget

The Toyota Yaris brings new car affordability to the masses. With a price point that starts below $17,000 or about half the cost of the average new car purchased today. For the Yaris, Toyota turned to its partner Mazda to…

Jeep
11
Dec
2019
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Capable and Versatile Jeep Cherokee SUV

Few SUVs match on-road performance with off-road chops, but the Jeep Cherokee is one of them. It is comfortable around town, fun on the trails, and comes with the tech features we want. The Cherokee seats five and straddles the…

Chevrolet Equinox
07
Nov
2019
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Chevrolet Equinox Shows Its Versatility

The Chevrolet Equinox is a compact model with a nice look and a roomy interior. Choices abound for Chevrolet Equinox shoppers as this small crossover offers more engine options than most. But if you want the diesel, you’ll have to…

Mazda3
27
Oct
2019
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Mazda3: Hot Bodies and Available All-Wheel Drive

The Mazda3 routinely achieves top billing among compact cars and for good reason: it is attractively styled, sporty, efficient, and offers tremendous value. Perhaps the biggest decisions you’ll face is deciding between sedan and hatchback body styles and the standard…

2021 GMC Sierra 1500
17
Oct
2019
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GMC Sierra and a Six-Trick Tailgate

An unusual tailgate for the GMC Sierra 1500. Full-size pickup trucks just may be the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle, serving commercial duty by day and as a family hauler for other times. They’re more luxurious than ever before with the GMC…

20
Sep
2019
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Near Luxury: 2019 Toyota Avalon Sedan

America’s love affair for personal transportation has evolved once again, as utility vehicles now dominate sales. Certainly, GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler have cut back on their sedan offerings, but not all manufacturers have followed suit. The Toyota Avalon is…

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
05
Sep
2019
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Farewell to the C7 2019 Chevy Corvette

The Chevy Corvette is America’s sports car, a car lionized on track as well as through song and verse. Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” certainly had another meaning, but there’s little doubt that any other car has stirred the hearts of…

Buick Envision
01
Aug
2019
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Buick’s Premium, Compact Envision SUV

With sedans largely gone, the Envision brings a winning crossover formula to the Buick brand. We’ve loved our Buicks for more than a century. GM’s premium brand comes paired with GMC and bookended by Chevrolet and Cadillac. Gone are the…