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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review: First Drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review: First Drive
I well remember being in a massive throng of car journalists on media preview day at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013 for the reveal of the seventh generation (C7) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. A next-generation reveal for an icon like the ‘Vette is a big deal, and it was the talk of the show….

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Review

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Review
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.

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Review

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Review
The Volkswagen Passat is one of those cars that make a critic feel spoiled. There is nothing loudly, annoyingly, nor dangerously wrong with it. And yet, it doesn’t really do enough to earn a really glowingly positive review. And I think I’ve identified exactly what I want from it: I want it to be a…

2020 Subaru Outback Review

2020 Subaru Outback Review
There was a time when nobody could out-weird Subaru. It was long the go-to brand for granola types seeking a rig with power always going to all four wheels. In fact, if you wanted an all-wheel-drive coupe with bizarre windows or a station wagon with most of its roof lopped off, Subaru was the only…

2020 Ford Super Duty First Drive Review

2020 Ford Super Duty First Drive Review
In the wide world of pickup trucks, buyers often croon over sayings like “best payload”, “most torque”, and “highest towing in its class”. All the Big 3 truck automakers are equally guilty of increasing these numbers on a seemingly year-over-year basis just to one-up each other, but how much is really too much in this…

2020 BMW 330i xDrive Review

2020 BMW 330i xDrive Review
For decades, the BMW 3 Series remained the sole luxury sedan that always placed driving dynamics and adrenaline rushes over plush rides and complacent drivers. BMW sticking to its guns gave enthusiasts hope that all was not lost and that you didn’t have to choose between performance and family. That was, until the F30 came along….

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Diesel Review

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Diesel Review
I’ve never been a Jeep Wrangler fanatic. While I’ve long appreciated the legendary off-road capabilities of the OG sports ute, I’ve never had the need to exploit those capabilities. To me, the compromises in on-road handling have turned me away.

2020 Ford Ranger FX4 Review

2020 Ford Ranger FX4 Review
I live in the countryside, way up north. We’ve got plenty of outdoor space, plenty of lakes and cottages and trails, and plenty of roads that are in spectacularly bad shape. 

2020 Toyota Sienna Review

2020 Toyota Sienna Review
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…

2020 Acura ILX A-Spec Review

2020 Acura ILX A-Spec Review
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…

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review
When an opportunity like driving a  2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro comes your way, you don’t say no. Especially when a certain bow-hunting trip in the wilderness of northern Ontario is a part of the equation. Is the TRD Pro package necessary for a hunting trip? No, but it sure didn’t hurt and the new…

2020 Infiniti QX60 Review: First Impressions

2020 Infiniti QX60 Review: First Impressions
The Infiniti QX60 is the best-selling vehicle in the entire Infiniti portfolio. As folks gravitate towards SUVs and crossovers to purchase, the mid-size offerings from Infiniti and others become more and more appealing. Infiniti is celebrating its 30th anniversary and we thought it’d be worth taking some time to revisit its top seller. Nearly every…

2020 Toyota Highlander First Drive Review

2020 Toyota Highlander First Drive Review
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…

2020 Nissan Sentra First Drive Review

2020 Nissan Sentra First Drive Review
If one were to heed the bleating of certain corner offices and C-suites, it would seem that the compact car culture has been #cancelled, evaporated from the landscape like a fleeting Instagram story or ill-considered tweet. Those suits assert that SUVs and crossover (read: tall wagons) are the Way Forward.

2020 Mazda CX-30 First Drive Review

2020 Mazda CX-30 First Drive Review
The crossover boom is inescapable, even for Mazda, a marque long revered as the maker of fun-to-drive, reasonably priced cars. Its Mazda3 compact sedan formerly served as a gateway into the brand, but even it waned in popularity with the rise of enthusiasts’ least-favorite mildly lifted segment. Thus, the CX-3 crossover was born to woo…

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S First Drive Review

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S First Drive Review
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…

2020 Hyundai Sonata Review

2020 Hyundai Sonata Review
Hot dogs. Wine. Chainsaws. Jewelry. That’s what the sign read outside a gas station in rural Alabama, not long after setting off from the Hyundai manufacturing facility, just off the I-65 in Montgomery. It put the exclamation point on how a single shop can wear many hats. A commentary about how those four items might…

2020 Hyundai Venue Review

2020 Hyundai Venue Review
Nearly twenty-five years ago, the creators of Star Trek decided to go back to the well one more time in search of TV gold. Riding high on the recent success of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine series, Berman et al launched Voyager, a third show which was a similar – yet unique –…

2019 Kia Niro EV Review

2019 Kia Niro EV Review
Two segments growing faster than any other in today’s market are crossovers and EVs. The former has been growing like gangbusters for ages, with everyone from Aston Martin to Volkswagen busying themselves with stuffing their portfolios full of these high riding wagons. As for electric vehicles, manufacturers need to simultaneously appeal to shoppers while offering…

2020 Nissan Titan Review: First Drive

2020 Nissan Titan Review: First Drive
Seems like just yesterday I was driving around in the Arizona desert behind the wheel of Nissan’s then all-new, second-generation full-size Titan pick-up as part of the truck’s media launch. But it wasn’t yesterday, of course. That first-drive event was in November 2015, and I must admit that I felt a bit of a déjà…
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