Premium, Full-size SUV: 2016 GMC Yukon

2016 GMC Yukon.

Large SUVs are back or at least consumer interest in them continues to rise as fuel prices fall. The GMC brand is well positioned to respond to consumers’ changing car-buying habits. Nourished chiefly by lower fuel prices, GMC sales increased by 11.3 percent in 2015, nearly double the 5.7 percent … Read more

Diesel Does It: Range Rover HSE

2016 Range Rover HSE.

Britain’s Range Rover line adds a turbo-diesel in the North American market. If you are a luxury sport utility vehicle shopper, then you should seriously consider this potent powerplant. There is nothing greater in the Land Rover universe than a Range Rover. Since 1970, Range Rover has represented the pinnacle … Read more

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure and Your Car

Americans shell out an average of $300 for each pothole-related vehicle repair. Time to fix the infrastructure! America’s infrastructure of roads, bridges, and highways is in serious need of a major investment. Roads are in such disrepair in some areas that consumers are paying for it in personal repairs to … Read more

Volvo V90 Wagon is US Bound

The market for premium wagons continues to shrink in the US, but that isn’t stopping Volvo from introducing a second model in 2017. Consumer interest in all things SUV puts the Swedish automaker, Volvo, in a peculiar position. The automaker has its share of crossover-like models, but the company also … Read more

Ford Announces Winter Tire Package for Upcoming Focus RS

The top-of-the-range Ford Focus RS offers a unique winter prep package. The Ford Focus RS cannot arrive in North America soon enough for enthusiasts. As the work of Ford Performance, this hot hatchback on steroids promises to be the fastest machine this side of a Mustang GT. Its all-wheel drive … Read more

Jaguar XF: Rock Star Saloon

2016 Jaguar XF

Jaguar is on the prowl. This marque’s midsize XF is simply a star. More than once I’ve been asked by car fans for the precise year when Jaguar began its momentous renaissance. I immediately direct them to the midsize XF sedan, a model introduced in 2007 (2009 in North America) … Read more

Competitively Priced: 2017 Cadillac XT5

Latest Cadillac model brings utility to the midsize segment. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 arrives in showrooms this April, inaugurating a new naming convention for GM’s luxury marque. The model is all-new and serves as the successor for the outgoing SRX. Importantly, Cadillac has priced the neoteric SUV from $39,990 (includes … Read more

Diesel Added: Range Rover Sport

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6

Are diesels better than gasoline engines? A significant segment of the consumer market thinks so, especially in Europe, where such engines compose nearly half the vehicles purchased. In the US, diesels have had difficulty gaining acceptance, with heavy-duty pickup trucks and German luxury cars among those offering them. But with … Read more

Lincoln MKC: Luxurious, Entry-Level Crossover

2016 Lincoln MKC

The smallest Lincoln model is the most original one yet. The Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln marque has fallen far since 1998, the last year it was the top-selling luxury automotive brand in the United States. These days, the segment is dominated by BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz with Audi, Cadillac, Acura, and … Read more

Refreshed Audi A6, Minus Two Diesels

2016 Audi A6.

An updated Audi A6 arrives on the market, but its two diesel engines are not currently available. That said, what’s left is a compelling choice in the competitive midsize luxury sedan segment. When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last September, the fallout was destined to reach well beyond the eponymous … Read more

Will Renault Models Replace Fiat Chrysler Products?

French automaker Renault may have the solution to FCA’s product needs. If you want to buy a French-built model in the US, you probably know that Renault, Peugeot and Citroen have no presence in the market. Instead, you’ll only be able to consider the Toyota Yaris, the lone model currently … Read more

Miata and Me: Not Quite a Love Story

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Her name is “Miata” and she isn’t just another pretty face. There are few cars that this driver eagerly awaits as he knows sooner or later he’ll get to drive each and every one sent his way. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is something else — a long-admired, but often … Read more

Refreshed Nissan Sentra Goes Beyond the Simple Nip/Tuck

2016 Nissan Sentra

Nissan chooses a major refresh for the fourth year of its current generation compact Sentra sedan. Consumers are flocking to crossover utility vehicles and leaving cars, particularly sedans, in the dust. Despite that significant shift, some manufacturers are investing more money in small and medium-sized sedans and hatchbacks in an … Read more