This week we take a look at the 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400, a very fast and luxurious sports sedan from Nissan’s luxury division.
As the name suggests, the Red Sport 400 has 400-horses p... More ›
This week I bring you the all-new 2021 Acura TLX - and by all-new Acura really does all-new. It’s on a new platform, one exclusively Acura’s, not shared with Honda, and it has a new update... More ›
Please don’t send an ill wind my way – or even a blustery gust or two.
They might catch the laughably giant rear wing on my Honda Civic Type R, sending the wildly exaggerated car and me... More ›
Silence clings to most Lexus sedans like pearly morning dew.
It adds to their considerable shine and appeal as the solid, stolid Rotarians of the luxury-car segment – and the leader in high-e... More ›
The Joker never smiled on me.
For years, Acura’s alphabet-soup sedans – the TSX, the TLX and several other forgettable models – wore awkward, thick grilles resembling the Joker&rs... More ›
It’s not often you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that really does change things. And I believe I just spent the week in a vehicle that does just that. I’m talking about the redesigned ... More ›
This week I bring you the 2021 Corolla XSE - the top-of-the-line model and sportiest Corolla in the lineup. It’s the second year for the 12th-generation Corolla. To be around that long you have ... More ›
This week I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT4-V. This is the performance version of the CT4, and the predecessor to last year’s CTS-V Sport.
I love the lo... More ›
Ok let’s start with the obvious. On paper, I’m probably not the demographic you think of when you see the Honda Type R hot hatch. (Or so I gather from all the looks I got this week.) But t... More ›
Well guys, what a surprise for me this week! When the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD arrived in my driveway -- I knew right away it was something special. With its sporty looks in Supersonic Red and two-tone m... More ›
Some brightly wrapped packages deliver way more than three pairs of brown socks or an electric toothbrush.
I know all about these things.
Too many long-ago Christmases and birthdays conditioned ... More ›
The last time I got really lost in glitzy, gritty Dallas – and I’m a native – I ended up in downtown Fort Worth.
An accidental stranger in a strange new land, I suppose, still on ... More ›
German cars swoop where others stumble, snarl when vehicles around them tend to sputter.
They inhale concrete as if it were an hors d’oeuvres, wearing their over-sized sense of superiority li... More ›
This week I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5-V. This is the performance version of the CT5, and the predecessor to last year’s CTS-V Sport.
I... More ›
This week we are taking a look at a new entry from BMW, the 2020 M235i Gran Coupe. Yes, it has four doors, but the Germans tend to call anything with a sloping roof a coupe. I don’t get it, but ... More ›
A week with a Mazda is always a great week. They’re stylish, fun to drive and their near-luxury interior sets a bar for their class. All of that is certainly true for Mazda’s flagship seda... More ›
This week, I’ve got a real head-turner for you, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA35 Sedan. I would call this an entry-level performance car since it is very fast and the smallest Mercedes-Benz offe... More ›
Don’t tell Toyota, but someone in its Avalon division – the folks famous for Japanese Buicks – has the hots for a low, murdered-out Dodge Charger.
How else can you explain the 202... More ›
Life in the slow lane keeps my little Toyota Yaris and I well grounded – mostly in yesterday, but hey, we can see today right there on the horizon and we’re gaining on it, slowly. At least... More ›
Mid-size sedans may be the Maroon 5 of the auto industry these days – yesteryear’s hot pop, now a bit out of tune with the times.
After all, four-door cars with trunks just don’t ... More ›
You know it’s going to be a great week when a vehicle with a manual gear shift shows up in your driveway. That certainly held true in the case of the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan in Rallye Red that... More ›
Where is a chauffeur when you need one? Because I surely needed one recently along with the 2020 Lexus LS 500h that arrived in my driveway for a week. One look at the back seat will tell you why. It p... More ›
It’s as elegant as midsize luxury sedans come with a host of attributes and an impressive attention to detail that have made it one of Lexus’ top performers. I’m of course talking ab... More ›
Small cars get about as much respect these days as the dreary torrent of misspelled tweets from zillionaire athletes and blustery politicians.
I mean, who cares? Cars, of course, get shoved aside b... More ›
This week I am back behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger Hellcat, a car I’ve had several times, but there is a new wrinkle for 2020…you can now get the Charger in the Widebody configuratio... More ›
Delete all those old images of Kias as cheapo tin and plastic penalty-boxes.
Just ask Honda and Toyota.
All sorts of creative, even gutsy new vehicles stream quietly out of South Korea these day... More ›
This week I have been behind the wheel of a pre-production 2020 Infiniti Q50, a sporty sedan from the luxury division of Nissan. For 2020, Infiniti has upgraded the infotainment and climate controls, ... More ›
This week we’re taking a look at the all-new 2020 Jaguar XE R-Dynamic, a midsized luxury sedan that competes with cars like the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class.
There is o... More ›
Subcompact gray sedans with engines small enough to fit in a laundry basket don’t generate great expectations.
Great mileage, maybe, but chills and thrills or smiles per gallon, not really.
... More ›
This week we take a look at a beautiful large luxury sedan. Actually, it is a hatchback, believe it or not. This is the 2019 Audi A7, which Audi officially calls a Sportback.
All week, ... More ›
Hidden gems in the car world are fairly rare, but this is one of them. It’s the 2020 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription AWD -- a stylish sports sedan that flies under the radar simply for its lack of Germ... More ›
Four beefy exhaust pipes beneath the bumper of the big black Mercedes-Benz appeared ready to spit high-dollar German fire and fury.
Get the kids, small dogs and senior citizens -- except me -- insi... More ›
Regal Jaguars once trumpeted their arrival with rich baritone exhausts, sporting curves shaped by craftsmen in leather aprons.
They oozed elegance and old-school, filled to their roof-lines with le... More ›
This week we are looking at the all-new 2020 BMW M340i sedan. Not to be confused with the ultra-fast M3, which is not out yet, the M340i slots between the 330i and the M3, and it is sort of the best o... More ›
This week we take a look at the new Volkswagen flagship sedan, the Arteon. This vehicle is the SEL model, which is next to the top-of-the-line model, and it is the sporty R-Line.
The Ar... More ›
Forget taking a rocket to mars. Let’s talk about what’s happening right here on earth. And that’s the 2019 Kia Stinger GT2. A 365-horsepower sports sedan that accelerates so thrillin... More ›
Some of us really don’t want big black steroidal SUVs that look as if they’re lugging a pack of renegade FBI agents.
Believe it or not, we just want sensible transportation, something k... More ›
This week, we take a look at the beautiful and incredibly fast 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S Sedan, the most powerful sedan in the Mercedes lineup.
If you are not aware, AMG is the performance divis... More ›
Cars and compacts slumber in the back rows of dealerships these days, gathering dust and markdowns.
As you know, they live in the long shadows of hot-selling trucks, SUVs and crossovers, the auto i... More ›
As a car reviewer, occasionally I get behind the wheel of a car for the first time and think, “this is a game changer.” Sadly, it doesn’t happen as often as I wish it did, but this w... More ›
This Caddy doesn’t cruise, won’t let you snooze and never, ever wears fender skirts.
It prefers chewing up Porsche Panameras. Seriously.
After all, the sullen 2019 Cadillac CTS-V I h... More ›
This week I am taking a look at the all-new 2019 BMW 330i sedan, the 7th generation of this very popular German luxury sports sedan.
This new version is larger than the previous iteration. BMW adde... More ›