Driven: Next-Generation 2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Nissan Armada

The second-generation Armada has sailed into port. Few manufacturers build full-size, traditional body-on-frame sport utility vehicles these days. Count Nissan among the few. Among mainstream brands, the Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, and the Ford Expedition are your choices. Of the five, the Armada is the newest … Read more

Refreshed: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Now in its fourth year, the midsize Santa Fe Sport SUV has been mildly refreshed. Hyundai has the midsize SUV segment nailed down with two very similar models: the two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and the three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe. The latter one is based entirely on the former with … Read more

Energized by the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford’s PHEV is surprisingly reasonably priced. Three model years passed by and I finally got behind the wheel again of a Ford Fusion. Just like the last time, this model was the Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle based on Ford’s popular midsize car. Now in its fifth model … Read more

Experienced: 2016 Lexus LX 570

2016 Lexus LX 570

What’s big, beautiful, and seats eight? That would be the LX 570, the largest of four SUVs sold by Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand. Two hybrid variants are also available. This vehicle takes the bones of the highly capable Toyota Land Cruiser and adds Lexus panache to create one of the … Read more

Driven: The Third-Generation Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The third-generation Honda Pilot takes a bow. Amongst three-row, midsize crossover utility vehicles, the Honda Pilot has made a name for itself. This seven-passenger model offers standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive, is powered by a V6 engine, and is all new for 2016. As before, it offers seating … Read more

Premium Small Sedan: Hyundai Elantra Limited

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s compact sedan turns another chapter. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is all new, a compact sedan introduced in the early 1990s. Now in its sixth generation, the front-wheel drive Elantra continues to push the envelope in a competitive segment, by offering premium touches for this mainstream model. 2017 Hyundai Elantra … Read more

Stout Truck: Toyota Tacoma 4×4 TRD Off-Road

2016 Toyota Tacoma

To the hills with a highly capable Tacoma 4×4. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma kicked off the latest generation for this venerable midsize pickup truck. Although its footprint remains unaltered, the current model sees some important changes, including a new V6 engine, updated transmissions, and a refreshed cabin. The new model … Read more

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali Redux

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali

GMC’s largest and most luxurious SUV. The SUV market continues to expand as consumers make the shift away from cars. The GMC Yukon and the larger Yukon XL are part of that trend and include customers moving up from a minivan or a crossover utility vehicle. 2016 GMC Yukon XL … Read more

Style Maker: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Honda’s compact coupe delivers style, pluck, and determination. When it comes to model names, the Civic is one of the most enduring ones of all. Introduced to North America in 1973, this one-time subcompact has morphed into a sizable compact model now bordering on the midsize range. Honda remains one … Read more