A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

A Week With: 2021 Buick Envision Essence

Having a huge contingent of female buyers, Buick hopes to capture more of them by bookending the compact crossover segment with the newly introduced Buick Encore GX at the low end, and the redesigned Buick Envision on the upper end, according to Robert Peterson, Buick...
A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Traverse AWD RS

A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Traverse AWD RS

Competition really does make the breed better. Midsized sport utility vehicles, which are designed for carrying families and their belongings everywhere, must be good these days or face being left on dealer lots to face the risk of slowly buried in snowdrifts. The...
First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5

First Look: Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai’s ambitious electrification plans got a big boost today, the South Korean carmaker formally launching its new brand-within-a-brand with the debut of the 2022 Ioniq 5. The first of what will be an assortment of all-electric models is largely based on the...
First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

First Look: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

Lexus has been working hard to reshape an image of building blandly reliable products. Now, it’s taking things to new extremes with the debut of the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. Lexus claims the Performance edition “dials up the sports sedan formula to 11,”...
First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid

First Look: Karma GS-6 Plug-In Hybrid

California EV company Karma is returning to its roots with the launch of the GS-6, its newest plug-in hybrid. The sleek PHEV, the successor to Karma’s original Revero model, will offer an alternative to those who want the ability to run errands or commute in...
First Look: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and PHEV

First Look: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and PHEV

While late to the party with electrified vehicles, Hyundai is racing to catch up with an assortment of new, battery-based  products. For 2021, that includes both a hybrid version of its mainstay SUV but also a first-ever PHEV, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid. The...
A Week With: 2021 Kia Sorento Prestige X-Line AWD

A Week With: 2021 Kia Sorento Prestige X-Line AWD

After a week piloting the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento, it’s easy to forget just how far the South Korean automaker has come since first landing on these shores nearly three decades ago. At the time, I had the unfortunate duty of test-driving them. I concluded that...
First Look: 2022 McLaren Artura

First Look: 2022 McLaren Artura

The perception of driving a hybrid continues to change as more and more sports car makers reap the benefits of instant torque for neck-snapping acceleration, the latest being McLaren’s new Artura hybrid supercar. Joining the likes of Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari SF90...
A Week With: 2021 Nissan Sentra SV

A Week With: 2021 Nissan Sentra SV

The Sentra has been a mainstay of the Nissan line-up going all the way back to the time when the Japanese automaker decided to sell it in the early 1980s. The Sentra was one the very first cars sold with the Nissan brand name after Datsun was dropped. It has been...
A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab

A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab

Midsized pickup trucks have always attracted buyers, though various manufacturers seemed to lose sight of their intrinsic appeal for a time. But ever since the Chevrolet Colorado first appeared in the middle of the last decade, it has sold steadily, gaining a legion...
A Week With: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic

A Week With: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic

Entry-level luxury vehicles walk a tightrope. Manufacturers must maintain the illusion of luxury while offering a high-end vehicle at a popular price. But more often than not, consumers must add options to get any luxury, rendering the initial “reasonable” price a...
First Look: 2022 Infiniti QX60

First Look: 2022 Infiniti QX60

Infiniti has trained the spotlight on its all-new QX55 in recent months, the coupe-like crossover expected to become one of the biggest additions to the line-up next year. But that doesn’t mean everything else will stay static. After pushing back the expected launch...

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