Luxury Elevated: Range Rover Velar

Velar brings unparalleled luxury to the Range Rover line. Land Rover continues to make a name for itself, seemingly more so these days with its Range Rover line versus its Discovery range. That’s due mostly to an all-new Range Rover Velar model that simply rewrites the definition of what a … Read more

Unpacking the 2019 Volvo XC40

With the XC40, Volvo now boasts a trio of SUVs. Updated May 25, 2018 to include revised cargo space capacity and fuel economy ratings. You can now put Volvo Cars on your luxury SUV shopping list if it isn’t already there. This spring, the third utility vehicle from this Swedish … Read more

Premium Midsize SUV: 2018 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander family SUV for those who don’t want a family minivan. Midsize, three-row sport utility vehicles are the conveyance of choice for millions of American families. Indeed, in large part, SUVs have supplanted minivans in the people-carrying department, which itself displaced station wagons from an earlier era. Toyota, however, … Read more

Automated Driving? IIHS Researchers Detect Ambivalence

IIHS researchers monitor driver reaction to advanced technologies. Vehicle automation is here or at least the foundational elements are in place. The big push toward driverless cars continues, but there is some ambivalence amongst drivers as witnessed by Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) researchers. Indeed, as IIHS co-workers went … Read more

Live! From the 2018 Chicago Auto Show!

Revised Feb. 8, 2018, to reflect expanded auto show news. Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The 2018 Chicago Auto Show kicks off this week and yours truly will be in attendance for the media days scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The public days begin Saturday, Feb. … Read more

Highlights of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL)

Jeep’s venerable Wrangler enters it fourth generation. Think “Jeep” and invariably a picture of the Wrangler comes to mind. And as it should: the Jeep Wrangler is the spiritual successor to the original GP or Government Purposes vehicle that came to fame during the Second World War. The Wrangler name … Read more

Bestseller: 2018 Nissan Rogue

Fresh off yet another record-setting year, the Nissan Rogue presses on. Nissan’s most popular vehicle is no longer its midsize Altima sedan. That honor belongs to the Rogue, a stylish compact sport utility vehicle now its second generation. The Rogue may have arrived late to the market, but it is … Read more