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2018 Hyundai Accent

The 2018 Hyundai Accent was a pleasant surprise. It was a subcompact sedan with a manual transmission. Normally, I’d say that would make it boring. But the Accent had some spunk. Powered by a 1.6-liter direct injected four cylinder engine ...

2018 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is the automaker’s bestselling model and after a week test driving the 2018 version, it is easy to see why. The CX-5 is basic in what it does but it performed excellently. Acceleration was great. Under the ...

2019 Cadillac XT4

In a sense, we came here to see Cadillac’s future. From now through 2020, the luxury brand says it will introduce a new model every six months. First up was the 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover which goes on sale this ...

2018 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T

The 2018 Genesis G90 still draws lots of attention. During my test drive I answered so many questions about the car that they kind of caught me off guard. Two guys even pulled up next to me and shouted “what ...

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

There was a time that Mitsubishi was the technology leader of all the Asian brands and back then that meant Japanese automakers. But bad business decisions disrupted the automaker’s sound footing and put it at risk. Now the company is ...

2019 Kia Forte

The new Kia Forte flies in the face of the market. It is a compact sedan in a sea of crossovers. However, from 2013 to 2017, Forte sales almost doubled. So there is little choice but to give buyers what ...

2018 Toyota C-HR

Smooth, really smooth is what I first thought of Toyota’s C-HR. And after one week of test driving, my opinion did not change. This small crossover from Toyota had a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine under the hood that made 144 ...

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 ...