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The Baby-Benz Has Grown Up | 2020 Mercedes Benz CLA 250

Formerly the most affordable new Mercedes in America, the CLA has passed that crown to the A 220 for 2020. Are you confused why Mercedes would have two …

More Fun Than A Stelvio? | 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC300 Review

For 2020 the base GLC becomes sharper, more fun, and a hair more expensive. Or, if you configure it like the model Mercedes sent us, much more expensive.

The "American" Sized 2-Row | 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

VW’s latest crossover looks like exactly what the doctor ordered for American shoppers. It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s a lot less expensive than VW’s last attempt at a …

When is a Corolla Not A Corolla? 2020 Toyota C-HR

Whatever you want to call the C-HR, it’s one of the best deals available for a high-riding compact whatever-it-is. The looks are still controversial, but it comes with …

Alex on Answers

The Nexo's First Road Trip!

Here’s a quick video we shot durring our 2-day road trip from Southern California to the Bay Area. Stay tuned for a busy week coming up on Monday! Join Today: …

AoA Live! The Tesla is gone and the Nexo has returned.

For AOA stickers, send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope to Dyklaine, LLC Alex On Autos PO Box 573 Redwood Estates, CA 95044 Join Today: …

We Sold The Tesla!

The Model 3 is now gone. Why did we sell it? Because we completed our reviews and it was time to move on. Why didn’t we keep it: because it isn’t a Model Y.

How Much Power / Range Does Sentry Mode Use?

Sentry mode is one of Tesla’s latest and most intriguing features, but how much power does it use? Can you turn it on and leave your car at the airport for a week …

Latest Child Seat Reviews

Tesla Model 3 Child Seat Test

Because you asked for it we tested the Model 3 and it come out with flying colors in our child seat test. Thanks to generous legroom and headroom figures you should even be able to put a rear facing child seat behind average adults up front.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Child Seat Review

The CX-9 is the family friendly crossover with a touch of Mazda’s handling magic. For 2016 they have also added a new twist: a 2nd row seat that can stay in place with a child seat attached.

Latest CUV/SUV Reviews

More Fun Than A Stelvio? | 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC300 Review

For 2020 the base GLC becomes sharper, more fun, and a hair more expensive. Or, if you configure it like the model Mercedes sent us, much more expensive.

The "American" Sized 2-Row | 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

VW’s latest crossover looks like exactly what the doctor ordered for American shoppers. It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s a lot less expensive than VW’s last attempt at a …

When is a Corolla Not A Corolla? 2020 Toyota C-HR

Whatever you want to call the C-HR, it’s one of the best deals available for a high-riding compact whatever-it-is. The looks are still controversial, but it comes with …

2019 Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4 | Which Should You Pick?

Rogue or RAV? It’s hard to go wrong with any compact CUV in America today but how do the two most popular models in America compare? Which one is right …

Latest Truck Reviews

2019 Ford Ranger v 2020 Jeep Gladiator | A Quick Look

I got my hands on America’s two newest mid-size trucks recently which means it’s time to talk about which one is my favorite and which one is right for you! Both come in off-road models but one is certainly more tuned for on-road duty than the other. Is that good or bad? That depends on […]

Alex On Answers: Do I Still Need A 3/4 Ton Truck?

Since the latest crop of 1/2 ton trucks was launched I’ve fielded a staggering number of questions from viewers asking: Can I replace my old 3/4 ton truck with a new 1/2 ton truck now that they are so capable? As always, the answer isn’t as easy as yes or no.

2019 Sierra AT4 | Deal Or No Deal? Off Road Edition.

GMC’s new AT4 off-road trim includes parts that you can get on your own aftermarket, or on some of their other models as part of various off-road equipment packages. So why get the AT4? Because it’s a little less expensive than the parts piecemeal and vs an aftermarket tweak it’s fully supported by GMC. The […]

2019 Chevy Silverado 2.7L Turbo! | Not Quite A V8 Replacement

When Chevy created their new 2.7L turbo truck engine, they decided to go in a different direction than Ford did with their 2.7L Ecoboost V6. Instead of making it a V8 replacement, the Chevy / GMC 2.7L four-cylinder turbocharged engine is designed to be more of an upgrade from a V6 rather than a full-on […]

Green Vehicles

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus | The Long Range Leaf

Nissan’s Leaf is the most popular EV in the world but in America the range figures have been outdone by just about every EV on the market. Since Americans …

Alex Gets A New Car! Meet Our New Long Term Crossover!

With the lease on our 2016 Soul EV coming to an end it was time to find a suitable replacement. I really wanted to keep the Model 3 but the trunk is just a little too small (I’d take a Model Y if I’m honest) so we decided to go in a different direction and […]

Tesla Model 3 Range Test Explained | Your Mileage May Vary

Our “real world range test” has never caused more than a murmur before, but it caused a firestorm (not too surprising) when we reviewing the Model 3 Standard Range Plus. The car’s EPA score is 133 MPGe and 240 miles of range… but in our real world test we got a score of 192 miles […]

2019 Kia Niro EV | The Mainstream EV To Watch

Kia and Hyundai haven’t focused too much on green-cred in the past but that’s all changing with an onslaught of new EVs, hybrids and plug-ins. Between 2016 and 2020 they have promised the launch of a combined 28 green vehicles including several long range EVs. The 2019 Kia Niro EV (known as the eNiro in […]