Tag: all-wheel drive

Kia logo
02
May
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Kia Sorento: Style, Value, & Capability

When Kia rolled out the now wildly famous Telluride in 2020, this automaker did not stop producing the Sorento. Both models are three-row crossover utility vehicles, therefore it seemed reasonable that the Sorento would go. But Kia would have none…

Subaru WRX
12
Apr
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2022 Subaru WRX

Compact performance models are no longer common fare, at least not from the mainstream manufacturers. Ford exited the market a few years back when it decided to keep the Focus out of the U.S. market. Also, Chevrolet and Dodge no…

Mazda CX-30
06
Apr
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Mazda CX-30: Refined and Pricey

The subcompact crossover utility market is flooded with models with every manufacturer participating. At present, Mazda is represented by one entry, the CX-30, retiring the CX-3 last year. The duo was based on separate platforms with the latter offering a…

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat
04
Mar
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

First Impression: Ford Maverick Lariat

Immediately after testing the two-door Ford Bronco, a Ford Maverick replaced it. The Maverick is a compact pickup truck in a segment that has been dormant for nearly three decades. Along with the Ranger and F-Series, the all-new Maverick solidifies…

2022 Mazda CX-5
02
Mar
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Mazda CX-5 Remains a Formidable Competitor in a Robust Segment

We are fans of most things Mazda, appreciating this Japanese brand’s styling verve, attention to detail, and fun-to-drive capabilities. The Mazda CX-5 remains a powerful entry in the compact crossover SUV segment, a five-passenger model that will soon be replaced…

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
17
Feb
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Breaking Down the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize, two-row crossover utility vehicle, with room for five. Last fully redesigned for 2019, the current model offers standard front-wheel drive, available all-wheel drive, and two engine choices. A hybrid model is also available…

2022 Nissan Altima
16
Feb
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

By the Numbers: 2022 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is a sedan, one of four such four-door gas models sold by this automaker. As a midsize vehicle, it is joined by the flagship Maxima, compact Sentra, and subcompact Versa. Nissan also makes the GT-R and Z,…

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
14
Feb
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Joy Toy! 2022 Volkswagen Golf R.

Small cars can be fun to drive, especially the performance versions. Lots of horsepower and torque under the hood make these models fast, easy to maneuver, and in some cases, they double as track stars. There are few models, however,…

Toyota RAV4
12
Nov
2021
Posted in Articles

Chronicling 25 Years of the Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 may not have the panache of the Supra, but in the grand scheme of it all, its importance cannot be denied. Launched in the U.S. market in 1996, the RAV4 introduced a new segment of people mover…

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
29
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Electrifies

Automotive manufacturers are embracing electrification in a big way, but the paths taken by them are not identical. Hyundai may have fully electric vehicles in its future, but for now, this automaker is embracing hybrids. For 2021, the midsize Santa…

Mazda MX-30
12
Oct
2021
Posted in News

Mazda Rolls Out EV, Expands Crossover Lineup, and Adds an I6 Engine

Mazda may not have the scope and breadth of larger competitors such as Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, but it does claim a solid following in the U.S. market. This automaker is making moves as it updates and transitions its fleet,…

Lexus RX
09
Oct
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Current-Generation Lexus RX Closes Out in Style

The Lexus RX got it all started nearly a quarter of a century ago as the first mass-produced midsize luxury sport utility vehicle. Four generations later and still maintaining its bestseller status, the current model closes out as a new…

Rivian R1T
17
Sep
2021
Posted in News

First Electric Truck: Rivian R1T

The first electric pickup truck isn’t from Tesla, Ford, or Chevrolet. Instead, Rivian earns that distinction as the production of its all-new R1T model started this week. Rivian is an upstart automaker with a plant in Normal, Illinois. The company…

Toyota Corolla Cross
09
Sep
2021
Posted in New Models

First Look: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The Toyota Corolla Cross is an entry-level crossover utility vehicle. Toyota has a new crossover utility vehicle rolling out in October 2021 and we could not be more excited about it. Yes, it is true: we are chiefly car fans,…

Infiniti QX60
08
Sep
2021
Posted in New Models

Overview of the 2022 Infiniti QX60

The Infiniti QX60 enters its second generation better than ever. Infiniti has a new crossover utility vehicle, although the name itself is not new. This fall, the 2022 Infiniti QX60 arrives, launching the second generation for this luxury SUV. Fresh…

Lexus ES
03
Sep
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Modern Luxury the Lexus ES Way

The Lexus ES is refreshed for 2022. Making the transition from mainstream to luxury models is a leap some of us are hesitant to do. After all, justifying spending thousands of dollars extra on a pricey sedan or utility vehicle…

Toyota Camry
01
Sep
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

All-Wheel Drive Comes to the Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry remains one of the best-selling cars in America, thanks to its cutting-edge style, strong technology and standard safety features, comfort, and reliability. Through most of its long history, this sedan has been front-wheel-drive-only with a selection of…

Genesis GV70
20
Aug
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Wowed by the All-New 2021 Genesis GV70 SUV

In the five years since Genesis separated from Hyundai to form a distinct luxury brand, we have seen new models populate the product line. Three sedans rolled out in succession, followed by a pair of SUVs. The latest model, the…

2021 Toyota Sienna
16
Aug
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

The Toyota Sienna Minivan is Now an Efficient Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Toyota’s Sienna is now a full-time hybrid minivan. Talk about transformations! The Toyota Sienna minivan, now in its fourth generation, is a hybrid-only model, much like the Prius and Venza. It’s the biggest change in this model’s history, making this…

2021 Nissan Altima
11
Aug
2021
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Nissan Adds All-Wheel Drive to the Midsize Altima Sedan

The Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan with room for five. The Nissan Altima remains one of the best-selling cars in America. Even as consumer demand shifts to utility vehicles and competing models shrink in numbers, Nissan doubled down by…