First Drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra

The sedan is dead, or so goes the current conventional wisdom. There’s no question that sales have taken a tumble as SUV fever sweeps across America, but as Mark Twain might have said, “reports of the demise of the sedan have been greatly exaggerated.” They still...
First Look: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA

First Look: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA

What was once a limited line-up of products has morphed into one of the broadest arrays of offerings in the luxury market, and is continuing to grow, as Mercedes-Benz has shown with the recent debut of the GLB crossover. But the German automaker also is making sure...
First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

Gone are the days when automakers tried to make their car-based crossovers look like conventionally boxy SUVs. The industry trend has been to opt for ever more swoopy shapes that attempt to overcome the inherent design limitations of two-box vehicles. So, imagine our...
BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

The makers of the Ultimate Driving Machine produce a few other types of driving machines as well, the company’s Rolls-Royce and Mini products contribute to the company’s bottom line as well as its reputation as an automaker. The company invited a slew of auto...
First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

The conversation around luxury vehicles has been dominated by German makes for what seems like forever. But if you take the time to drive one of the new vehicles from Acura, Honda’s upscale marque, you can’t help but wonder why. For example, at first glance, the 2020...
First Drive: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

First Drive: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

Utility vehicles, both crossovers and traditional SUVs, have taken over the American Road and it’s beginning to long for the style, passion and performance that old-fashioned sports cars and sedans brought to the garage or parking lot. But some utility vehicles do...
First Drive: 2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Manual

First Drive: 2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Manual

There’s something about that basso profundo rumble that erupts with the touch of the “Start” button. We’ve already gotten a visceral thrill from the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR before we’ve moved an inch. It’s been little more than a year since the British automaker...
First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It’s one thing to see a new car sitting up on a podium, like some piece of artwork, another to have it down in a parking lot, especially when it’s lined up alongside a couple dozen other all-new 2020 models. The first time I saw the new “C8” Corvette Stingray was up...
First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

All but abandoned when the domestic auto industry nearly collapsed a decade ago, Lincoln was given a reprieve – with enough funding to bring six new models to the road. That included its first-ever compact crossover, the MKC. Targeting the likes of the Audi Q3 and...
First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

When all is said and done the F-150 is undoubtedly the most famous vehicle built – save the Mustang – by the Ford Motor Co. since Henry Ford brought out the Model T more than 100 years ago. But the F-150 pickup has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more...
First Drive: 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

First Drive: 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

It’s relatively easy to write about the current generation of Ford’s iconic Mustang. Just pop open your wallet or purse and look inside. If there isn’t a ton of cash, no problem. Ford has a more-than-capable Ecoboost four-cylinder Mustang (from $26,670) that outputs a...