Honda HR-V
19
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Not So Small Wonder: 2023 Honda HR-V

Honda made a name for itself through two models – the compact Civic and the midsize Accord. Each model was among the top models in their respective segments for decades. But with cars giving way to utility vehicles, a host…

Mazda CX-50
18
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Premium Compact Crossover: Mazda CX-50

Mazda has been making a name for itself these past few years. The company, though somewhat of a niche player, has become a premium operator among mainstream brands. That’s especially evident in its most recent new model, the CX-50, a…

Kia Soul
17
Oct
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Kia Soul: Chronicling the Changes

Beginning in the 2000s, several manufacturers developed boxy-style vehicles to appeal to young buyers. Honda, Scion, and Nissan were well represented, with the Kia Soul entering the fray in 2010. Today, every model except the Soul is gone, attesting to…

Hyundai Tucson XRT
14
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

On the Road With the Gas-Powered 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, five-passenger crossover utility vehicle. For 2022 it is completely new and gains a pair of hybrid variants. As such, the Tucson is better poised to battle it out against the tough competition, namely the…

2023 Nissan Z
13
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Shift This 2023 Nissan Z!

Imagine our surprise when we learned that a follow-up Nissan Z model was added to our test fleet. This writer evaluates new models as received from manufacturers through a pair of distributors. Our Atlanta distributor handles Nissan and delivered the…

12
Oct
2022
Posted in New Models

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

The Chevrolet Camaro is a muscle car, one with a long history, albeit interrupted by an early 2000s cancellation and later revival. The Camaro is available as a coupe or a convertible and occupies a narrow segment of the industry….

Volkswagen Atlas
11
Oct
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Volkswagen Atlas: Chronicling the Changes

The Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven. It replaced the Touareg, a high-priced model with limited appeal. The Atlas tops Volkswagen’s four utility vehicle range and is followed by the Atlas Cross Sport,…

Hyundai Sonata
10
Oct
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Hyundai Azera: Chronicling the Changes

Hyundai launched into the large car market with XG300/350 in 2000, followed by the Azera in 2006. Subsequently, two additional models joined the product line – the midsize luxury Genesis and the full-size luxury Equus. In 2017, Hyundai separated the…

Honda Prologue
07
Oct
2022
Posted in New Models News

Early Look: 2024 Honda Prologue EV

The Honda Prologue, at a glance. The Honda Motor Company trails its main competitors in developing full-electric vehicles. With the market shifting to EVs, Honda finds itself behind the curve. But thanks to a partnership with GM, this Japanese automaker…

Infiniti QX55
06
Oct
2022
Posted in Articles

Infiniti QX55: Compact Luxury SUV

The 2023 Infiniti QX55 returns better equipped, but pricier. Infiniti’s quartet of utility vehicles includes a pair of models that are more alike than different. New for 2022, the Infiniti QX55 is a derivative of the QX50. Both models are…

2023 Toyota Crown
05
Oct
2022
Posted in New Models News

Toyota: Out With the Avalon, In With the Crown

The Toyota Avalon is discontinued following a nearly three-decade run. Like other large sedans, sales of the Avalon had steadily fallen, making it difficult to justify its existence. But Toyota isn’t forgetting the market. Indeed, arriving just after the Avalon’s…

2022 Toyota GR Supra
04
Oct
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Toyota Ups Its Game with the GR Supra

The 2023 Toyota GR Supra gains a much-need manual gearbox. Let’s hear it for the Toyota GR Supra! This small sports car continues to gain attention in a niche segment, a model noted for its extraordinary design, strong powerplants, and…

2023 Honda HR-V
03
Oct
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Honda HR-V: Chronicling the Changes

Honda, long effective in the automotive sector, has a strong presence in the utility vehicle market with its four models. The Honda HR-V is one of the newest and is also the smallest model of the quartet. Introduced in 2016,…

2022 Hyundai Tucson
30
Sep
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Hyundai Tucson SUV: Chronicling the Changes

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, two-row sport utility vehicle with room for five. Launched in 2005, the Tucson has undergone several updates since with the most recent model rolled out in 2022. Besides the conventional gas model, this vehicle…

Lexus ES Hybrid
28
Sep
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Lexus ES Lives on in a Dramatically Smaller Segment

The Lexus ES sedan is staying around even as the similar Toyota Avalon goes away after 2022. The ES won’t follow the GS into oblivion and continues with the IS and LS as Lexus’ remaining sedan offerings. The segment has…

2023 Nissan Leaf
26
Sep
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

America’s Affordable EV: Nissan Leaf

The road to electrification is paved with many challenges, including electric grids that need updating. Another area is vehicle affordability, with costs determined by battery size, range, design, and amenities. The Nissan Leaf solves many of the problems inherent to…

Toyota Higlander Hybrid
24
Sep
2022
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips New Vehicle Reviews

Efficiency Expert: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for as many as eight people. Further, it’s Toyota’s largest crossover and slots beneath the Toyota Sequoia SUV. Like so many other Toyota models, a Highlander Hybrid variant is…

Buick LaCrosse
21
Sep
2022
Posted in Chronicling the Changes Used Vehicle Shopping

Buick LaCrosse: Chronicling the Changes

Buick has long been known for its sedans, which typically were represented by full-size models such as the Electra 225, Roadmaster, and Lucerne. In recent years, Buick has become a crossover utility vehicle seller, with the last sedans dropped in…

Buick logo
19
Sep
2022
Posted in News

Is the Buick Brand Ending?

General Motors finds itself at a crossroads. The company is transitioning to electric vehicles, cutting models, and introducing new ones. Soon, the Chevrolet brand will be without the Malibu and Camaro, car models that will join the Sonic, Cruze, and…

Ford Mustang
15
Sep
2022
Posted in New Models News

Evolved 2024 Ford Mustang Upholds its Pony Car Mantle

Coupe and convertible Ford Mustang models carry forward. The Ford Motor Company is eager to transition to electric vehicles, except when it isn’t. The corporation, with several very popular all-gasoline models in the F-150, Bronco, and Mustang, is hedging its…