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2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

I turned onto McNichols Street headed west quicker than I should have. A minivan coming my way was just too close, about a half block away, but I did it anyway. That’s because I knew my 2018 Volvo XC60 could ...

2018 Subaru Impreza Sport

I was given the choice of test driving a Subaru Impreza equipped with either a continuously variable transmission or one with a manual gearbox. I chose the manual and I’m glad I did. The car was powered by a 2.0 ...

2018 Kia Rio 5DR

Kia tinkered with the 2018 Rio 5Dr; and the moderate changes were definitely for the better. First, 5DR is code for hatchback; that fifth door is the tailgate. The Kia Rio 5-door is now 160.0 inches long, up from 159.4 ...

2018 Volvo S90 Inscription

Last spring it had been warm for days and then the snow came. It was plentiful, up to eight inches in some locales, there were huge flakes and it was heavy. There was snow and slush and frustration all over ...

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

Mitsubishi has always been on the cutting edge of technology. Granted during the last decade the automaker has been in dire straits for product and for cash. But it is still alive and it has secured some new working capital ...

2018 Hyundai Kona

It’s real simple. As sport utilities and crossover vehicles become ever more popular, automakers are developing new models to meet the demand. Enter the 2018 Hyundai Kona, an all-new small crossover. They dubbed the design theme urban smart armor. In ...

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota is the industry leader in many areas; one of them is in the sale of hybrids. And as the automaker continues to produce hybrids they get incrementally better. I had the new Toyota Camry Hybrid for a week last ...

Drivin:2019 Veloster

Hyundai is conducting regional test drives of its new Veloster and Kona. But there’s more to it than that. Since the automaker spun off its Genesis nameplate to form a new luxury line, Hyundai is faced with the same challenges ...

Drivin: 2018 Volvo V90 T6 AWD Inscription

Volvo has a 60-year history of producing great full-size station wagons and the 2018 V90 TS AWD Inscription continues to the tradition. You would think that the Swedish automaker would not continue the product line given the popularity of utility ...

Drivin: 2019 Lexus ES 350

Lexus, like a lot of other manufacturers, got caught. One of the world’s premier luxury brands, it is in the middle of rolling out a new generation of sedans when the entire market has become utility driven, pun intended. Last ...

2018 Mazda CX-3

Although it is early in this generation of the Mazda CX-3’s model cycle, the automaker made a few changes to keep the current rendition fresh in its offerings for the hot small crossover market. They made a lot of under ...

2018 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

The Lexus RX is the vehicle that catapulted the automaker into the front ranks of luxury brands. Yes, Lexus almost from its beginning had the reputation of manufacturing first-rate luxury cars. But it was the RX crossover that generated the ...

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL AWC

As Mitsubishi continues its rebound in this market, I had the chance to test drive the 2018 Outlander Sport. For this model year, the small crossover got a new grille, LED daytime running lights as standard on upper trim models, ...

2018 Toyota Corolla

You don’t find many nameplates that survive for decades. But Toyota’s Corolla is one of them. In fact, if this car had not been successful it is doubtful that the brand would have survived in the U.S. market. Introduced in ...

2018 Kia Optima SX LTD

The Kia Optima continues to be one of the most popular midsize sedans on the market. We had the 2017 edition but the basics of the sedan, the engine, transmission and sheet metal have not changed for the 2018 edition.