Kyle's Recent Reviews
To call the Escape the most important car Ford launches all year is an understatement.
It’s about time. Just over 20 years since the first Honda Insight arrived on US shores—beating the Toyota Prius to US market by a year—the company has launched a hybrid version of its popular CR-V crossover. And it couldn’t have come a moment sooner.
There’s no getting around it: the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a calculated business move. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
There’s a bit-part character in Mad Men whose portfolio is filled with “the cure for the common X” taglines. If Danny Siegel got any amount of seat time with the 2020 Volvo XC90 he’d almost surely call it the cure for the common SUV. And he wouldn’t be wrong.
The latest A-Class is proof that following the crowd has its advantages.
How do you increase the reach of America’s best-selling non-pickup? If you’re Toyota, you add a whiff of off-roading ability, embodied here in the RAV4 TRD Off-Road, new for 2020.
No other model in the Lexus lineup best exemplifies the luxury brand’s founding principles than the current ES sedan.
I’m not ashamed to admit this review started for purely selfish reasons. Being honest is important in this field, after all. For my better half and I, the holiday season is an especially busy one, with half a dozen families to visit. We needed something to haul people and things in comfort. The market has…
Following a thorough refresh last year, the Acura ILX enters the new decade largely the same as the 2019 model. It squares off in a smaller market now than it did when it launched in 2013. Volvo killed off the S40 just the year prior, with the closest modern equivalent being its XC40 crossover. Buick…
Despite its quietly handsome new looks, the 2020 Toyota Highlander lives up to its namesake as a fierce fighter. The battleground: the three-row crossover market. It’s a bloody battle royale, with two dozen competitors all vying for customer dollars. The current Highlander has been fighting with essentially the same tools since 2014, and yet it still…
It’s raining. Normally that’d only be a mild annoyance on a car launch, scuppering more complicated photo ops. But I’m in Finland. Just inside the Arctic Circle. In December. It’s the sort of situation that even the ever-ready Porsche PR team might secretly chalk up as a win. After all, we’re in this normally punishing…
Kyle's Recent News Posts
After weeks of down time, North American automaker production plants are gearing up for a return to work.
The world economy is feeling the crunch of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the automotive market isn’t free from it.
Real world racing may be on hold due to COVID-19, but the digital side is showing no sign of slowing down.
We’re back with another round of the AutoGuide Forza Friday experience!
If you’re itching to drive (in the digital world) and own either a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, we’ve got good news: there are free sim racers to be had.
Volkswagen has given its Atlas crossover an extra dash of off-road ruggedness with a new selection of Basecamp accessories.
We’re big fans of the Hyundai Veloster N, and now the Korean automaker is teasing some unlikely other models to get the sporty treatment.
Genesis kicked off the week by pulling the sheet back on the second generation of its midsize G80.
We’re venturing into the world of Forza Horizon 4, and you’re invited to come along for the ride. And if you’re any good, we’ve got some prizes to give away!
Whoops. An alleged slide from a recent Toyota dealer conference has leaked, revealing everything from new sports cars to hybrid trucks and minivans.
Fiat Chrysler will answer the call for more health protection, with plans to produce over 1 million face masks per month at one of its plants.
Longer, lower, wider: Hyundai has gone dramatic with the seventh iteration of its Elantra compact car.