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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

DETROIT – The first thing we noticed when getting into the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid was that it had a range of 575 miles. That was simply astounding for a subcompact car with an 11.4 gallon fuel tank. But with ...

2019 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona, a subcompact crossover, has garnered all sorts of rewards since it was introduced in the 2018 model year. The crossover had love it or hate it styling which is a central feature of good design. In a ...

2019 Hyundai Tucson FWD

DETROIT – A Hyundai Tucson was delivered on Friday and we were on the road to Chicago early Sunday morning. In short, this Hyundai had Interstate chops. We engaged the front-wheel-drive crossover’s adaptive cruise control and headed west down I-94. ...

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Lux

Let’s face it, the original Lexus ES luxury sedan was designed to not offend anybody. That means from a design standpoint, the luxury sedan didn’t appeal to anybody. But all that has changed. We don’t know that any nameplate in ...

2019 Volvo XC40 FWD

If it looks like a Volvo, rides like a Volvo and feels like a Volvo, then, hey, it is a Volvo. That came to mind during our test drive of the 2019Volvo XC40 T4. This particular Volvo had a sticker ...

2019 GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT

Talk about more than enough, the GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT certainly filled the bill. Where to begin? Let’s start under the hood. We had the Graphite Performance Edition. That means that the 5.3-liter V8 for a normal Yukon got ...

Volvo’s Scandinavian Adventure

BANFF, Alberta, Canada, — We came here to see some of the product highlights that Volvo has planned for the 2020 model year. We also heard about how the company is doing. The short story is that sales are up ...

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is an awfully good midsize sedan. The brand’s flagship car was given a complete makeover that didn’t get that much attention in a world dominated by utility vehicles. Still, it should be noted that the ...

2020 Kia Soul

Kia starting rolling out its models for 2020 recently and there were two new lines. We had the 2020 Soul X-Line; a more or less basic model. But basic does not mean what it used to years ago. First, the ...

2019 Toyota RAV4

It has been more than 20 years since Toyota’s RAV4 hit this market. And case you’ve forgotten the vehicle was one of the first crossovers, thus it one of the founders of the segment. It is also a sales leader. ...

2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport

The Hyundai Elantra Sport was a great car. Never mind its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that made 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Never mind that it had a smooth shifting six-speed manual transmission. And never mind it had ...

2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

Detroit – The Lexus IS was one of the first models from the Japanese luxury brand that demonstrated it was serious about changing its image. Don’t get it twisted. From its start, Lexus always produced first rate products. But they ...

2020 Hyundai Palisade

In way, Hyundai is looking to re-assert itself as a premium brand; that is a tall order in a market chock full of different nameplates. But the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a big step in that direction. The Palisade is ...

2019 Mazda3

Detroit – Mazda continues to evolve its Kodo design language and the results are impressive. We didn’t think it possible but the 2019 Mazda3 sedan looked longer, wider and lower. It took its design cues from Mazda’s Vision Concept which ...

2019 Kia Niro EV

I had completely forgotten that the Kia Niro being delivered was an EV; that is an electric vehicle. It wasn’t a hybrid or a plugin hybrid; both have gasoline engines that work in tandem with electricity generating batteries. The Kia ...

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