Luxury Performance Sedan: Lexus GS F

2016 Lexus GS F.

Lexus doubles its “F” performance line by bringing those trappings to the GS midsize sedan. The Lexus GS is a midsize luxury sedan and prior to this year no performance variant was offered. But two things were changed for 2016: a turbocharged four-cylinder 200t model was introduced and a high-performance … Read more

Chrysler 200C: The Last Hurrah?

2016 Chrysler 200C.

Chrysler’s current midsize sedan may be short-lived as parent Fiat Chrysler looks for a partner to build two of its current models. Introduced in 2011, the Chrysler 200 is the midsize sedan for the brand, with the 300 serving as the flagship model and the Town & Country (soon to … Read more

Turbo PHEV: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi launches “e-tron,” its nascent line of hybrid electric vehicles. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron name is a mouthful. Once you get beyond the lengthy moniker for this unusual plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), calling it “e-tron” or “A3 e-tron” seems entirely appropriate. The “e-tron” designation is an Audi registered … Read more

Compact SUV Value: 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport

2016 Jeep Renegade.

A new entry-level model has fueled even greater interest in all things Jeep. The Jeep brand is marking its 75th anniversary this year. Founded just prior to the United States’ entrance into the Second World War, Jeep was a Government Purchase (GP) vehicle based on the Bantam Reconnaissance Car, a … Read more

Corvette Counterpart: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Is the Chevrolet Camaro SS a 2+2 version of the Corvette? It sure seems that way. Both models share a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine making 455 horsepower. The Camaro has an output of 455 foot-pounds of torque; the Corvette shoots out 460 foot-pounds. In the Camaro you get a 6-speed manual … Read more