This week we are taking a look at the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza SUV. This is the second time Toyota has produced the Venza, the first was from 2008 to 2015. What makes the Venza special is that all of... More ›
Bland sedans don’t attract long-term fans.
Just ask Toyota. After years of building mid-sized Camry sedans that seemed about as exciting as pulling weeds, the automaker gave the top-selling C... More ›
There are a few times in your life when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle and experience something totally unexpected. My recent week with the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is one of those times. This is... More ›
The busy-body Toyota RAV4, sporting more lines than a Rand-McNally map, tends to shout loudly about itself.
“Look at me” radiates from every odd, hard-edged corner, though it’s ki... More ›
We know sedans are a shrinking market, but don’t tell that to Hyundai. Even as Americans increasingly move from sedans to SUVs, the automaker is designing its best sedans yet. Case in point, the... More ›
It is consistently among the top selling compact crossovers in its segment. I’m talking about the Honda CR-V, a 5-seater CUV that’s remained a consistent mainstay in the segment for over t... More ›
Say hello to the all-new fourth-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander -- a vehicle that at its heart is a family SUV. The Highlander is completely redesigned for 2020, with big changes to the exterior, in... More ›
Remember when Toyotas seemed scarcely bigger than an afterthought, with tinny doors and tiny backseats?
Road biscuits, we called them.
Small as they were, though, those fragile-looking but durab... More ›
Think of the humble Toyota Corolla Hybrid as half a Tesla without the buzz or spark of amped-up electric hype.
It doesn’t seem to mind.
Sure, the 2020 Corolla – the first Corolla Hyb... More ›
This week I bring you the current best-selling SUV in America, the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Redesigned for 2019, the all-new fifth-generation RAV4 rides on a new platform shared with the Corolla and Camry. I... More ›
Meet the newest and smallest edition to the growing Lexus SUV family: the 2019 Lexus UX. Lexus makes it easy on us by offering it in just two trims: the 200 or the 250h. They go up against the likes o... More ›
Even in pristine white, the new Toyota Camry doesn’t quite glide swan-like down golden highways, but it sure makes nice waves on suburban boulevards – and I can’t remember the last t... More ›
Severely slinky cars that make me crawl just to get in kind of intrigue me – even if they appear bound for Mars.
Heck, you should see some of my dates.
When a car stands lower than a polit... More ›
Too many of the menacing cars I love kind of dare me to climb inside, bristling with enough power to light up a small Texas town.
Most look like serious jail-time on 20-inch black wheels – or... More ›
The sensuous silver coupe in my driveway wore curves and creases from the future.
Low and wide, the car looked like some grand tourer from 2020 shrouded in mystery and polished paint – if not... More ›
This week I bring you the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. This Alabama-built 7-passenger SUV is one of the best selling SUVs in America with a 3rd-row seat. MDX underwent a freshening in 2017 with ... More ›
This week I bring you the 2017 BMW i8, a gas/electric hybrid that is a technological marvel of a sports car. Essentially the i8 is a look into the future of BMW and probably many other vehicles.... More ›
Ok, I'll admit it, fun to drive is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Toyota Prius. After all, I did live in California when the second-generation Prius came into its ... More ›
Meet the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq - a car that Hyundai claims is the most fuel-efficient, non plug-in, vehicle in America. I had the chance to test drive the Hybrid earlier this month during the ... More ›
We’ve always said that Toyota does Hybrids right. And this past weekend track test driving proved it once again as I took a spin behind the wheel of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. You’d be hard p... More ›
Terry is a Car Pro car reviewer and was the automotive writer for the Dallas Morning News for 23 years until early this year.
Life sometimes seems as badly scrambled as one of my swollen, orange-... More ›
Hybrids always spark images in me of whirring, whining blenders or weed-eaters.
Pretty hot stuff, huh?
In fact, hand me a Red Bull, please, before I doze off again on the geezer’s bench ... More ›
This week I am reviewing the fourth generation of the extremely popular Lexus RX SUV. We saw the first RX model back in 1998, and since then it has been one of the most popular lu... More ›
I spent a brief amount of time with the new Highlander hybrid. I have always loved the Highlander, but the 2014 Toyota Highlander hybrid brings a ton of positive changes, starting with the exterio... More ›
I have been a pretty big supporter of the Chevy Volt since I reviewed it in 2010. For those wanting a plug-in hybrid, it’s a great vehicle. I was very eager to get my hands on the luxury ver... More ›
With gas prices up and down all the time, many people are turning to hybrids to save money and for some people, this is an excellent strategy. Some people go all the way to plug-in elect... More ›
Some of you remember that in the later 1960s and much of 1970s, car companies were spending all their time and efforts on more horsepower. Today, the battle is for fuel economy. There are also a l... More ›
The 2013 Lexus GS450h is like having two different cars. One is a sporty, fast sedan-the other is a hybrid that gets incredible mileage for a car of its size. You really can make this ca... More ›
General Motors doesn’t call the new 2013 Malibu Eco with e-assist a hybrid, and although that is what it is, I would call it a “soft hybrid”. It is an interesting setup... More ›
Cars are just getting more and more confusing. Just a few years ago, if you’d told me I would be reviewing a large, luxury car that got over 30 miles per gallon and had a top speed of 168 mi... More ›