2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali: When You Just Have to Haul it All

Are you one of those parents that get all the hauling duties? Sports equipment, kids, bikes, or all of the above will fit easily into the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali. This full-sized SUV can seat nine and still have room for cargo. This can be a double-edged sword. The Yukon XL is pretty big [...]


2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Sporty Three Row People Mover

Last year Chevrolet completely redesigned the Traverse crossover SUV and little changes from last year’s remodel. It still has the most legroom of any of its competitors and its lighter profile means better performance. This year Chevrolet eked out a bit more horsepower from its standard six-cylinder engine and added a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to [...]


2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate, Nifty Three-Door Speedmobile

The Hyundai Veloster comes into 2019 with a complete redesign inside and out. Under the hood it’s sporting a new turbocharged engine giving the Veloster a kick of speed. Inside there are new standard tech features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, lane keeping assist and forward collision mitigation. What hasn’t changed is the Veloster’s useful [...]


2018 Mazda6 Signature: Inspiring Family Sedan Drivers

New updates the grille, a restyled dashboard and redesigned seats, make the 2018 Mazda6 a more attractive choice in the family sedan segment. The ever-present roomy interior and great fuel economy make it a perennial choice for families’ looking to drive a family car with a sense of style and a bit of fun. There’s [...]


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT: Adding Miles with a Plug

Making its debut in the United States, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT is all new for 2018. It’s one of the first plug-ins in the SUV class. It looks the same as the gas-only Outlander but offers only two rows of seating instead of three, to make room for the batteries and electric motor. [...]


2019 Subaru Forester Limited: A New Generation

It’s 2019 and Subaru introduces it’s fifth Forester generation, giving the compact crossover a greater sense of space for passengers and cargo. Besides being a great car to drive in inclement weather, safety has always been job one for Subaru and the new Forester is no exception. Added safety features include the EyeSight suite of [...]


2019 Buick Enclave Premium: Quiet and Roomy

Sometimes you just need a large vehicle to get around town. Whether its cargo, passengers or both, the 2019 Buick Enclave with get you there in comfort and style. It also comes with the Buick’s signature quiet ride making it a great place to enjoy your favorite tunes or your kids latest news. Even the [...]


2019 Buick Encore Essence: Quietly Elegant

By now everyone knows that the Buick badge has reinvented itself into something more than the old-fogey cars they used to be. Today’s Buick is sleek and modern with all the amenities. The 2019 Buick Encore is no different. This subcompact crossover has plenty of standard tech and safety features, but in a size that [...]


2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Value, Features and a Refreshed Look

Most of the changes on the Elantra are on the outside with a new front end, rear bumper, wheel design a hood, it cuts a dashing figure. Inside the changes are more subtle, mostly concentrated on the dash and center console. As always the Elantra is packed with standard features like a standard rearview camera, [...]


2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: All New Design

Tracing its roots to the Corolla iM, the all-new for 2019 Corolla Hatchback is a whole lot sportier looking than its sedan cousin. The Crayola paint colors also add to the sporty vibe. This is not a hatchback masquerading as a crossover, this is a true old-school hatchback, which translates to a lower profile and [...]


2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500: Making Its Mark With Innovation

The first thing I need to say is this is by-far the biggest vehicle I have ever driven. I top out at 5’2” and the Sierra Denali towered over me. There was a nice running board for me to use when I had to “climb” into the cab which made it possible for me to [...]


2019 Kia Forte EX: Economy of Cost Not of Features

The Kia Forte comes into 2019 with a full redesign. What started out as basic mode of transportation has morphed into a stylish vehicle with a rakish exterior, nimble performance and plenty of tech for the money. A riches of features is still standard on the Forte but the silhouette has changed with a longer [...]


2019 Toyota Corolla XSE: Holding Steady

With a history of reliability and economy is it any wonder that Toyota has chosen to keep the 2019 Corolla as-is instead of doing a complete reboot? Holding steady with its roomy interior, comfortable seating and well-equipped models, the 2019 Toyota Corolla is a great choice for a compact car. Available in six trim levels: [...]


2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue Hybrid: Sips Fuel While Looking Good

With quicker acceleration and a lower price point, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue Hybrid is giving the market-leading Toyota Prius a run for its money. The Ioniq is now the most fuel-sipping hybrid on the market with an estimated 57/city, 59/highway, and 58/combined mpg. Also of note is the Ioniq’s traditional styling which is a [...]


Don’t Forget About the Transmission Fluid

  There are several vital fluids in your car that need constant monitoring and scheduled changes throughout the year. One of those is the transmission fluid, however, for some reason, this is one that many people neglect and the only time it’s thought of is when the transmission stops working right. Scheduled changes for your [...]


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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2018 Lexus LS 500: Not Just Another Pretty Face

The completely redesigned 2018 Lexus LS 500 is all curves and angles on the outside, but it’s pure splendor on the inside. With a cushy ride and quiet interior, you’ll never doubt it’s luxury roots. The newly-designed suspension literally glides down the road, while the turbocharged V6 zips down the road. The LS 500 comes [...]

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2018 Buick Regal GS: The GS Stands for Gran Sport and It Is

“That’s a Buick?” is not just a tagline it’s true. The 2018 Buick Regal GS is a prime example. With a more powerful engine, sports suspension, adaptive dampers, and sleek bucket seats, the Regal GS adds a sporty edge to Buick choices. Exterior enhancements like new exhaust enclosures, revised front and rear and a trunk [...]

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE: One Hot Family Sedan

Like your favorite shirt or those comfy old jeans, the Toyota Camry has been a staple in the midsize family sedan market. Comfortable but not necessarily exciting, reliable but not very fashionable it has been the go-to car for people who needed a family car but not an SUV or Crossover. For 2018 the Camry [...]

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Ode to a 2018 Lexus LC 500: Poetry in Motion

I love my job because I love cars. Big ones, small ones, practical and fanciful, I appreciate the thought and design that goes into almost every vehicle I test drive. If asked to pick a favorite, I would be hard-pressed to come up with a single answer, until now. To say I loved driving the [...]

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2018 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription: Good Looks and a Nice Drive Too

Often crossover SUVs are utilitarian in looks and function. They haul your stuff and kids but have no real personality, the 2018 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription is one of the exceptions. Outside it’s all classic lines and gentle curves. Inside the XC90 is fully-loaded with supple leather and all the gizmos and gadgets you could [...]

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2018 Audi A4 allroad Prestige: A Station Wagon with Style

Once upon a time station wagons were all the rage for larger families, but these days it seems all about crossovers. However, there are still station wagons on the market and the 2018 Audi A4 allroad is one of the nicer ones. As with all Audi models luxury is job one and the allroad is [...]

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2018 Mercedes E400 Cabriolet: Comfortable, Convertible Luxury

For 2018 the Mercedes E-Class coupe and convertible have been completely redesigned inside and out. The interiors are more richly appointed than before and the ride is smoother due to the new base platform of the E400. There are also a whole host of advanced driver safety features. There are also the latest in autonomous [...]

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2018 Buick Encore Premium: A Little Bit Family, A Little Bit Go, Go, Go

I took the Buick Encore on a week’s trip to the beach. It was packed to the rafters with supplies needed to comfortably enjoy a week’s vacation (actually more than I needed since I brought half of it home). There were also two passengers who rode comfortably on the two-hour trip. The interior was well-appointed [...]

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2018 Infiniti QX30 Premium: Sleek and Sporty

Blazing its own trail between a coupe, hatchback and crossover, the 2018 Infiniti QX30 is a great choice for someone who wants more cargo space with a sporty drive. It’s available in all-wheel drive which gives the QX30 the ability to handle foul weather and light off-roading. I liked the QX30 it satisfied the sporty [...]

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