Impound Lot Deals…Or Are They?

How to find a great deal on a used car. Let’s face it: buying a car today will set you back. Even a 10-year-old used vehicle will cost you dearly. With limited funds available, what other options do you have? An impound lot. That’s what. An impound lot is composed … Read more

The Value-Oriented 2021 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy combines an available turbo Boxer engine with all-wheel drive for incomparable value. Among midsize sedans, the Subaru Legacy is the only model with standard all-wheel drive. Moreover, it is also the only one to utilize horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines, a design that enables it to sit lower … Read more

The Value of Your Vehicle, Post Accident

If you get into an accident, including one that is of no fault to your own, your vehicle’s value will always decrease. Indeed, when independent companies such as Carfax learn about your crash, your vehicle’s worth (market value) will take a hit. Market value is determined by several post-collision factors. … Read more

Jeep Compass Nemesis: Ford Bronco Sport

Ford fires the opening salvo in its Jeep utility war with the Bronco Sport crossover. There is a war going on. In the utility vehicle sphere, that is. Jeep has long dominated the segment, picking up market share even as the segment expands. That’s left a world of competitors scrambling … Read more

What Causes a Car to Lose Value?

Your new vehicle loses value immediately, costing you big bucks every year. It is inevitable: you purchase a new vehicle and the moment you drive away from the dealership, its value has already fallen. Passenger vehicles are rarely a good value (or investment) when purchased new, but it is that … Read more

Going Deep With the GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon may be the right size pickup truck for you. Full-size pickup trucks have grown in proportions, making it difficult for some people to park them in their garages or maneuver on tight streets. Fortunately, there is a class of pickup trucks immediately beneath this segment, represented by … Read more

Is It Possible to Beat a Speeding Ticket?

Don’t throw down the towel when you get a speeding ticket. Welcome to the world of speeding tickets! You might have thought you were immune to them, but suddenly a “blue light special” in your rearview mirror shockingly demonstrated otherwise. Tens of thousands of speeding tickets are issued every day … Read more

The Genesis G80 of Luxury Sedans

The Genesis G80 may be the best luxury sedan for under $50,000. Since splitting from Hyundai in 2017, the Genesis luxury brand has gradually expanded to include three sedans and two utility vehicles (the compact GV70 SUV arrives by June). At least one fully electric model will follow, giving this … Read more

The Premium and Elegant Mazda CX-9 SUV

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the better models in its class. Mazda doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger automakers receive unless it’s the MX-5 Miata roadster. That’s a shame as this Japanese manufacturer has long been the styling leader in a sea of nondescript models. Even as … Read more

Should You Paint Your Vehicle?

The challenges, cost, and complexity of painting a vehicle. If your vehicle’s patina looks dull, chipped, or scratched, painting it is a popular way to improve its appearance and increase its value. But painting a car goes beyond applying a few rounds of spray paint. Although these kinds of tasks … Read more

Vietnamese Automaker VinFast Seeks Billions From Stock IPO

A burgeoning Vietnam economy enjoys steady growth. It has been nearly two years since we mentioned VinFast, the first mass-produced Vietnamese automaker. The company launched a few years ago, selling cars with BMW-licensed engines. Although sales are numbering just a few thousand units per month as recently as early this … Read more

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: High-Performance SUV

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 which proudly wears the initials, SRT8, stands for Street Racing & Technology V8 and is how Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models identify as the most powerful and sporty models. The more powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers a lot of torque (637 Nm/470 lb.-ft.) as … Read more

The Kia K5 GT Kicks Up Performance

The K5 GT is a compelling formula for on-road antics. When Kia replaced the Optima with the K5, we knew this automaker had performance plans in mind. With the Optima, Kia kept it to mainstream and hybrid models, and front-wheel-drive only. The K5 is and was the international name for … Read more

About the Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen turns a chapter with the all-electric ID.4 Just a few years removed from “dieselgate,” which was Volkswagen’s infamous scandal where the company had a “defeat device” or software in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, rigging the results accordingly, the company has made good on … Read more

Presenting the All-New Toyota Sienna Hybrid

The Toyota Sienna is hybrid-only as it starts its fourth generation. The minivan segment is shrinking, but the remaining players are committed as they regularly introduce new or improved models. For instance, the Chrysler Pacifica offers a plug-in hybrid, the Kia Carnival replaces the Sedona with a crossover look, and … Read more

An SUV Completes the HUMMER EV Family

We haven’t seen a Hummer-badged model roll off an assembly line in a decade, but this year the nameplate returns as a GMC sub-brand. Whereas previous models represented gas-guzzling excess, the new versions are fully electric and nearly as big as ever. We’ve seen the GMC Hummer EV online as … Read more

The Kia EV6 is a True Head-Turner

Kia intends to make a pivot to electric vehicles and if the EV6 they’ve been telling us about is an indication of where it’s going, then we’re interested. Very interested. Over the past few weeks, the Korean automaker has given the world details about the vehicle, which will be built … Read more

All the Things We Love About the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

Plus a few Sonata features we would love to see changed. Among midsize sedan models, the Hyundai Sonata offers one of the roomiest interiors of all. It sports a premium visage, lovely patinas, and in top-trim models, it brings out various luxury elements. Although crossovers are easily outselling sedans, the … Read more