So we ordered a “base” Model 3 (plus blue paint) six weeks ago. We’ve seen our order date come and go, then disappear completely. What’d going on? Well, it turns out Tesla ha shifted gears and has decided to ditch the “Standard Interior” and the “Standard Battery” and just use the “Standard Range Plus” model […]
The more I drove the all-new Mazda3, the more I came to the conclusion that Mazda’s new compact sedan should be seen as an alternative to the Acura ILX, the defunct Buick Verano and perhaps an Audi A3 rather than just a Corolla or Civic competitor. The new 3 handles impeccably, but the real win […]
Kia’s Forte has long been a good value, and it’s proved reliable as well lately, but it’s also long fallen short of the Japanese competition when it came to fuel economy and the “fun to drive” quotient. For 2019 Kia has aggressively pursued fuel economy and also improved driving dynamics, but does that make the […]
Subaru’s hotly anticipated flagship sedan is finally here! For 2020 Subaru is doubling down on fuel economy, premium interior touches and turbo goodness. Rather than rehashing the 3.6L H6 engine from the last generation model, Subaru lifted the new turbo engine from the Ascent crossover and didn’t reduce power at all. With 260 horsepower, 277 […]
Looking for a 2-row crossover with more off-road cred than the rest? Honda has resurrected the Passport name for 2019 for their ruggedized mini-Pilot. Here’s what Honda did: They took the 3-row Pilot, hacked 6 inches off the rear, widened the track, slapped wider tires on it and lifted it for better clearance. Honda’s tried-and-true […]
Lexus has always marched to a different drummer with the ES sedan. With the Lexus IS and GS designed to compete with the BMW 3-series and 5-series directly, the ES has been left to chart a course more similar to a classic American luxury sedan. Sized like a 5-Series, priced like a 3-Series, the ES […]
After we filmed this review, GM killed off their first plug-in hybrid model. After a great deal of debate we decided to just go ahead and publish this review as a memorial to the only PHEV with a truly split-down-the-middle personality.
Volkswagen’s Passat hasn’t been a huge player in the American mid-size market but VW isn’t giving up on us. Instead they have given the Passat they designed especially for America a redesign for 2020 with a new exterior and interior to bring things up to date and give it a fresher and more luxurious look, […]
Volvo’s new V60 wagon is more than just the V90’s mini-me, it’s a truly competitive European luxury wagon. High on looks, value and practicality this Volvo should be on your shopping list. It’s also worth noting that Volvo is one of the few brands that remains dedicated to the station wagon format. If you’re looking […]
It’s been a while since we looked at the Genesis G90. Since our last full review the G90 hasn’t changed, but the luxury landscape has. We now have an all-new 7-Series, new Lexus LS, new Audi A8 and a refreshed Mercedes S-Class. In the light of the new competition, how does the Genesis stack up?