2019 Toyota C-HR Limited: Created for the Urban Jungle

A relatively new addition to the car scene is the subcompact crossover. Making a smaller footprint, they are easier to park in cramped spaces and offer roominess that compact sedans sometimes lack. The Toyota C-HR was introduced in 2018 and fills the subcompact crossover’s shoes nicely. For 2019 the C-HR gets a few equipment additions [...]


2019 Volkswagen Golf SE: Smaller Engine, Same Punch

Usually car manufacturers add to engine size not reduce it, but in the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, the engine has been reduced from a 1.8-liter turbo engine to a 1.4-liter engine. Although some horsepower is sacrificed, torque is strong at 184 pound-feet giving the Jetta a quick kick from a dead stop. Also added for 2019 [...]


2019 Subaru WRX Premium Series.Gray: Gray Looks Good On You

A new limited edition Series.Gray trim level makes its premier in 2019. Although I do my best to avoid the color gray in my hair, it looks great on the 2019 Subaru WRX. With Subaru’s all-wheel drive and strong list of safety features, the WRX makes a nice family sedan for drivers who would also [...]


2019 Nissan Murano Platinum: Stylish and Comfortable

Adding a fresh face with new LED headlights, the Nissan Murano comes into 2019 with more safety features that are standard and optional. The 2019 Murano is a stylish crossover with comfort for five and an interior to rival more expensive luxury models. It’s not tops on utility. The Murano is more of a people [...]


2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo: All New Design, Same Fun Drive

Some people like to scoff at the Kia Soul, that box-like car that is driven by hamsters in the Kia commercials. I have to admit to some skepticism when I drove my first Soul, years ago. But after driving it I have to admit I loved it. There is something about the high roof line [...]


2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate: Making Your Commute a Little More Exciting

Introduced in 2018, the Hyundai Kona Ultimate is a sporty compact crossover that offers seating for five and feature-rich trims. For 2019 very little has changed from 2018 except for a few extra standard safety features. It’s a zippy car with sport-tuned steering. It also offers a lot of bang for your buck with plenty [...]


2019 Audi Q3 Prestige S Line: More Elbow Room

For 2019 the Audi Q3 gains room and new technology. Adding to the wheelbase, the Q3 is roomier and comes packed with all sorts of gadgets. As always the Q3′s ride comfort is admirable as is the quality of its materials. Offered in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige S Line. This review will [...]


2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition SEL: Get it Before It’s Gone

It’s time to say goodbye to the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. So if you’d always wanted to own one, it’s now or never at least for now. The Beetle is kind of like the band The Who, they have had a few final productions. There is definitely nothing like the Beetle on the road today so [...]


2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS: Sportier Looks and Drive

When I was a kid the first new car my dad ever bought was a Chevy Malibu. He loved that car and took wonderful care of it. Unfortunately I was the first one to give it a door ding, I’ll never forget the look on my dad’s face. So whenever I get a chance to [...]


2019 Prius Prime Advanced: Adding Extra Miles with a Plug

Hybrids are great, adding gas mileage with a battery and electrical boost. EVs are also great if you have a place to plug them in at home and you have another car for longer trips. Melding the two is even better, giving the driver extra mileage with electric only driving and extended range with a [...]


2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara: Ready for Any Road Condition

I’ve driven a few Jeeps in my career but they have always been the more staid family Crossover type. This is the first time I’ve driven a rugged, ready for off-roading type. Now all Jeeps go off-road, it’s just that the Jeep Wrangler Sahara has the looks for it. With its boxy body and high [...]


2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL: All Dressed Up and Ready to Drive

If you are sitting there scratching your head and wondering what an Arteon is, it’s a brand new Sedan model from Volkswagen. With a sleek exterior and size-savvy interior, the Arteon is Volkswagen’s newest offering to families that want a nice looking car that can suit their space needs with a leaning toward luxury. Available [...]


2019 Volkswagen Jetta S: Gets a New Look

With added width, length, and height, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S, combines comfort with a bit of zoom. The interior gets more technology through Vws Car-Net that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The outside has a longer wheelbase, sharper lines and a larger grille. A compact sedan, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes in [...]


2019 Volkswagen Alltrack SEL: Sedan Comfort with Crossover Space

When I was a kid if you had a big family you drove a station wagon. Now SUVs and Crossovers seem to be the norm. But what if you want the room but would like it in a more manageable size and with some off-road capabilities? Enter the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Using the Golf [...]


2019 GMC Terrain AWD SLT: Quality and Towing in One Package

It’s not often that a car can boast true towing capacity in an attractive family car package, but the 2019 GMC Terrain SLT can. With power enough from the 2.0 liter turbo charged engine, it is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds. The interior is well appointed and comfortable and not something you generally [...]


2020 Volvo XC40 Inscription: All Volvo Qualities in a Smaller Package

Introduced in 2019, the Volvo XC40 is a compact crossover that seats five. For 2020 the XC40 gets more standard features on its higher trims and the lower trim gets faux-leather upholstery. The XC40 is the smallest and least expensive SUV in Volvo’s lineup, but it doesn’t suffer from shortcuts. The interior of the XC40 [...]

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2019 Maserati Ghibli S GranLusso: Making Dreams Come True

When asked if I would like to review a Maserati, I couldn’t get the work “yes” out fast enough. Not only was I test driving a 2019 Maserati Ghibli S GranLusso but I was taking it on a trip! Tooling up the 5 on my way to a luxury hotel was pretty close to my [...]

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2020 Subaru Legacy: Just Keeps Getting Better With Redesign

The 2020 Subaru Legacy has been redesigned inside and out with a leaner, cleaner look on the outside and a more premium design inside. Practical, but classy, the Legacy is a midsized sedan that offers all the Subaru goodies in a simple layout. All-Wheel drive is de rigueur on all Subarus except the BRZ. The [...]

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe: Drool Inducing Speed and Style

Almost everyone has that one car, that car that you lust over, your dream car. I’ve got a couple and the Corvette tops the list. I was over the moon when I found out I would be reviewing a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Not only that, but I was driving it to the Peterson Automotive [...]

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2019 Cadillac CT6 Platinum: Look Ma, No Hands!

Self-driving cars. It’s a mind-boggling idea. And yet it seems that’s where we’re headed. To help that transition and to ease some of the monotony of highway driving, Cadillac gives drivers the middle ground, Super Cruise. Super Cruise is a driver assist program (notice I say “assist”, it is not meant for the driver to [...]

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2019 Lexus UX 250h Luxury: All-New, All-Lexus

With a zippy hybrid engine, the all new Lexus UX 250h makes its mark in the subcompact SUV market. As with all Lexus’ it has a posh interior and plenty of standard features. It fits in that sweet spot between full-sized SUV and crossover; easy to maneuver and park on city streets but big enough [...]

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2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum: The Volvo Crossover Segment Gets a New Sibling

Taking elements from the five-seat XC60 and the three-row XC90, Volvo has created a third crossover SUV, the XC40. It’s the smallest of the crossovers and more economical too. It has seating for five and all the safety features you’ve come to expect from Volvo including Volvo’s City Safety feature. Warning the driver of an [...]

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2019 Lexus ES350 Ultra Luxury: More Powerful with Comfort Aplenty

Long road trips help to define a vehicle, what might not be noticeable or annoying around town can get downright irritating after driving four or more hours on the open road. I took a road trip to Phoenix in the 2019 Lexus ES350 and it was a dream. Redesigned for 2019, the Lexus ES350, glided [...]

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2019 Toyota Avalon XSE: Looking Sharp, Feeling Comfortable

For 2019 the Toyota Avalon has been redesigned with a younger market in mind. Bridging the gap between a luxury car and a sporty sedan, the all-new Avalon brings it with a sharp exterior and soft interior. The outside has a new face that is reminiscent of a Lexus while the interior sports perforated leather [...]

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe: Packing Muscle in a Four Cylinder Engine

Sporting a fresh new look (new front and rear lights and a new fascia), the Chevrolet Camaro comes into 2019 with the same brief: to muscle it’s way through traffic with agility and purpose. It’s a sports car will all the enjoyment and drawbacks that come with that moniker. The Camaro is a hot little [...]

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2019 Mercedes C 300 Cabriolet: More to Love

There’s a reason that many people sigh or stare when they see a Mercedes C 300 Cabriolet, it is the epitome of luxury, style and performance that so many of us seek. The 2019 version of the C 300 Cabriolet is no different, with a bit of a refresh from the last redesign two years [...]

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2019 Kia K900 Fully Redesigned Luxury

A vast improvement over the previous incarnation, the newly redesigned K900 is more in keeping with the vehicle’s intent of a luxury sedan at a lower-price point. With an attractive exterior and roomy and comfortable interior, the K900 does not disappoint. With seating for five, the K900 come in one trim level, Luxury. There is [...]

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2019 Lexus RX 350L: Luxury with a Third Row

Until last year if you wanted a luxury crossover with a third-row from Lexus you were out of luck, but with the introduction of the RX 350L in 2018 Lexus threw their hat into the ring. For 2019 the RX 350L remains unchanged from its debut last year. To accommodate the third-row, Lexus added 4.4 [...]

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Blazing a Trail to Laguna Beach in the New Chevrolet Blazer

The all-new for 2019 Chevrolet Blazer cuts a dashing figure on the road and on the curb. If the name sounds familiar it is. Chevrolet has been using the Blazer moniker since the 1960s. In its most iconic form it was a truck-like vehicle with a removable top. Today’s Blazer is a crossover that seats [...]

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Essential: Completely Redesigned

Shorter, wider, and taller, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 makes a dashing statement on the road. It adds legroom to both front and backseat passengers and adds sliding, reclining and folding capability to the back seats for greater comfort and more cargo space. The interior, with its dual touchscreens (the top one for Nav and bottom [...]

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2018 Kia Cadenza Limited: Built for Comfort

Currently the car du jour is the crossover SUV but not everyone wants or needs something with that high a profile, for them a large sedan will do the trick. The 2018 Kia Cadenza Limited is a large sedan that offers comfort and space for four adults and if the adults are small you could [...]

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