First Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

First Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

For most people I suspect electric vehicles remain something of a mystery for the simple reason they have never had a chance to drive one in everyday life. However, my recent test of the 2019 Kia Niro EV reinforced the basic fact that electric vehicles are practical...
First Drive: 2020 BMW M340i xDrive

First Drive: 2020 BMW M340i xDrive

BMW’s M-Series has built up a unique mystique that places them near the very top of the automotive heap. But you always have to wonder if the performance can live up the aura around the M-designation, which is one the reasons I welcomed the opportunity to drive M340i....
First Drive: 2020 Toyota Camry AWD XSE

First Drive: 2020 Toyota Camry AWD XSE

The Toyota Camry is one of the most familiar, and respected, pieces of automotive hardware found out on the road today. It has delivered comfortable, reliable transportation to countless American during the past two decades and Toyota executives are promising it will...
First Drive: 2020 Kia Seltos

First Drive: 2020 Kia Seltos

Test-driving a new car might sound like an ideal job – and there are certainly some nice perks. But there also can be some risks – as we learned while heading off-road in the new 2020 Kia Seltos last week. Keep a sharp eye out for Oscar the Grouch, we were warned,...
First Drive: 2020 Nissan Versa SR

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Versa SR

The popularity of trucks and sport-utility vehicles have trimmed the sales of subcompact cars and causing some carmakers to flee the segment. But the subcompact segment is not dead yet and Nissan has put a bit of a spark in it with the introduction of the 2020 Nissan...
First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Venue

First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai was relatively late to the SUV party, a fact that hit it hard on the sales chart as buyers abandoned familiar sedans like the Elantra and Sonata for competitors’ utility vehicles. The Korean carmaker is now making up for lost time with an array of new...
First Drive: 2020 Lexus NX 300h

First Drive: 2020 Lexus NX 300h

Lexus, initially built its reputation by building quiet, poised sedans that effortlessly eased the owners into the lap of luxury. Customers raved about its sophisticated crossover that set the pace for competitors that scrambled to keep pace. Throughout the years,...
First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Every year, Ford sells hundreds of thousands of F-Series Super Duty pickups to people like contractors, farmers, etc. who not only buy them because they can pull a small house up a hill, but more so lately because they like how they look. They’ve come to depend upon...
First Drive: 2020 Volvo S60 T5 FWD

First Drive: 2020 Volvo S60 T5 FWD

The reborn Volvo Car Co. began building cars in the United States less than two years ago and the product that rolled off the assembly line first was handsome, tech savvy sedan that broadened the company’s product offering in the United States. The Volvo S60 is a...
First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

At a time when people have gone all in for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, it’s easy for any four-door sedan to get lost on a dealer’s back lot. The Mazda6 has an even steeper hill to climb than most sedans because it is tucked away in the portfolio of a...
First Drive: 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

First Drive: 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

Even in the upscale slices of the segment, the rapid proliferation of compact utility vehicles has made it difficult for the various brands to separate their identity from competitors. However, Acura has succeeded in putting some distance between the 2020 Acura RDX...