First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT4-V

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT4-V

Cadillac is on a journey of reinvention, albeit one that has lasted for nearly two decades. We’ve seen the automaker struggle to find the precise design formula, the right powertrain line-up, the right model mix and, of late, even the right product nomenclature. It’s...
A Week With: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R Line

A Week With: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R Line

After proving that Americans would buy cars made in Europe, Volkswagen has struggled, seemingly for years to connect or re-connect. It has been a bit like a hitter in baseball who is always swinging behind the pitch or a quarterback in American football who can’t...
First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Toyota’s little “soft-roader” has come a long way since its introduction back in 1994. It has grown larger and more lavishly equipped. The RAV4 has also grown substantially in terms of sales, several years ago displacing the time-tested Camry as its number-one product...
A Week With: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

A Week With: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

For a lot of reasons, some practical and some mythical, the pickup truck has a tight grip on the heart strings of American motorists these days, and while Toyota’s trucks haven’t matched the sale success of pickups from Chevy, Ford or Ram, they have carved out their...
A Week With: 2020 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

A Week With: 2020 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

By now most drivers in the United States have heard about electric cars and probably listened to friends and co-workers argue about their merits or potential merits. But the introduction of battery-electric vehicles has been slow. However, the options have grown...
A Week With: 2021 Toyota Supra

A Week With: 2021 Toyota Supra

Let’s be honest: one of the perks of this job is having someone pull into your driveway with a brand new car, hand you the key and walk away. So, imagine what it was like when two new cars showed up simultaneously. In this case, both 2021 Toyota Supras, one with the...
A Week With: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe

A Week With: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe

Beauty, goes the old saw, is in the eye of the beholder. Performance, others have said, shows up in the seat of your pants. To our eye, it takes a bit of time to get comfortable with the, er, distinctive look of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe. But it only takes a...
A Week With: 2021 Kia Seltos

A Week With: 2021 Kia Seltos

The auto industry runs, more less or less but mostly more, on the axiom that you can’t have too much of a good thing so it’s no real surprise that Kia has brought out the Seltos, a compact crossover vehicle. After all, a different compact crossover, the Kia Soul, was...
First Drive: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N

First Drive: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N

It’s hard not to smile when you get a look at the funky little Hyundai Veloster, with its quirky layout: two doors on the driver’s side, one on the passenger side. The South Korean hatchback has found a small but reasonably steady audience since its debut for the 2012...
First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

BMW, the maker of luxury vehicles, built its reputation building sports sedans. The German automaker liked to call itself the builder of the “Ultimate Driving Machine” also builds fine utility vehicles. However, the 2020 BMW X5 M50i does deserve to be in its very own...
First Drive: 2020 Honda Civic Type R

First Drive: 2020 Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic has long had a special appeal to performance fans who want a small, affordable ride that readily can be customized. But, until just a few years ago, the real prize was out of reach for American buyers, the extreme machine of the Civic line-up, the Type...
First Drive: 2020 Nissan Altima 2.0 Platinum

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Altima 2.0 Platinum

Midsized cars, once at the heart of new vehicle sales across the United States, have dwindled as consumers have moved towards pickup trucks and utility vehicles. But the 2020 Nissan Altima shows how and why midsized cars still have a place in the changing automotive...