2023 Nissan Rogue Review (Is 3 Cylinders Enough?)

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The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Every manufacturer offers at least one such model. Nissan distinguishes the Rogue with its styling, amenities, and price. The company also avoids the hybrid bandwagon by powering every model with an efficient, yet potent three-cylinder engine. 2023 … Read more

2022 Audi A3 Review (Compact, Luxury Sport Sedan)

2022 Audi A3

Affordability and luxury are not mutually exclusive, particularly with an entry-level sedan such as the Audi A3. This model offers one of the best values for the segment, but also comes with a pair of performance variants. Though smaller than the average midsize mainstream sedan, its low starting price makes … Read more

Moving Up Market With the 2023 Mazda CX-50 (Review)

2023 Mazda CX-50 review

Mazda is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis, thanks to new and updated premium models that are pushing the brand toward luxury. Although Mazda chiefly targets mainstream competitors such as Toyota and Ford, certain top-trim grades apparently have Audi and Lincoln shoppers in mind. For 2023, an all-new Mazda … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2023 Toyota GR Supra (Review)

2023 Toyota GR Supra

In an age where electrified vehicles enjoy enormous recognition, it’s refreshing when manufacturers remember traditional enthusiasts. The Toyota GR Supra is a modern sports car from the world’s leader in hybrid technology, a proper reminder that the internal combustion engine remains important. That Toyota pragmatically partnered with BMW to revive … Read more

The 2023 Nissan Leaf is the All-Electric Value Leader

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If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle, finding something that costs less than $40,000 is a challenge. Typically, comfort, range, or something else is sacrificed to reach a palatable pricing level. One significant exception is the Nissan Leaf, a model that brought full electrification to the masses in 2011. Its … Read more

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid Review

2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV review

The move to vehicle electrification is coming in steps with manufacturers such as Hyundai choosing hybrids as part of the transition. For 2022, the compact Hyundai Tucson crossover is all new. This year, it gains standard and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variants, models that blend power with efficiency to deliver … Read more

The Opulent and Sporty 2022 Audi Q5 (Review)

2022 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a handsome SUV, one that effectively blends styling, performance, and luxury. All models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine while one grade adds an electric motor to form a plug-in hybrid. Like its German competitors, pricing is divided by grade with further divisions by trim. Consumers … Read more

Updated Crossover: 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

Model year updates typically allow manufacturers to extend the lifespan of a particular model by several years. That’s exactly what was accomplished with the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, a compact crossover utility vehicle with room for up to seven. Updated exterior styling, an overhauled interior, and upgraded technologies chart the changes. … Read more

In Style With the Electric 2022 Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6

The road to electrification is paved with pricey and, in some cases, ugly models. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there is no excuse for new Tesla models that look so dull. Fortunately, some manufacturers realize that one important aspect of convincing consumers to adopt EVs … Read more

2022 Hyundai Kona N – The Performance Crossover

2022 Hyundai Kona N front

Crossovers continue to dominate the market as car models disappear. Hyundai is no exception as the tiny Accent and sporty Veloster N go away for 2023 with the likelihood the Sonata sedan will soon follow. Among the crossovers gaining market share is the subcompact Hyundai Kona, a model imbued with … Read more

Rolling Heritage: 2023 Nissan Z

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A half-century has passed since the first Z-Series model arrived. The original Datsun 240Z was in direct response to the Toyota 2000GT and other performance models of that day. Over the years, the model changed, and the nameplate is now Nissan. For 2023, a new Nissan Z model arrives, a … Read more

Refreshed SUV: 2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Ford Expedition review

Full-size sport utility vehicles remain a popular choice for large families, businesses, and sporting enthusiasts. New or updated models from Jeep and Toyota give consumers much to consider, along with mainstay versions from Ford and GM. For 2022, the Ford Expedition receives a styling update along with tech and performance … Read more

The Fully Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 SUV

2023 Genesis GV60 cover

In 2015 Hyundai decided to spin off its Genesis line to form a new luxury division. The Genesis marque led off with three sedans, followed by three utility vehicles, filling out its promised six-vehicle model line. The latest model is the 2023 Genesis GV60, a compact utility vehicle with room … Read more

Sony Honda Mobility Inc. is a Go

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It is no secret that tech giant Sony desires to build automobiles. The company showcased a pair of EV concepts earlier this year, intending to find a partner to bring these models to the market. After a brief search, Sony is tapping Honda to bring its dreams to fruition. The … Read more

2022 Toyota RAV4 Off-Road, or Not?

Toyota RAV4 Off Road

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV, a model available in standard, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid configurations. It now outsells the midsize Camry sedan and compact Corolla sedan and hatchback and is one of the best-selling vehicles in America. With such a strong nameplate driving sales, the automaker is … Read more

Product Review: Cobra RX680 Rugged Waterproof Walkie Talkies

Long before the digital age, a pair of walkie talkies supplied ideal short-term communication. Also known as a handheld transceiver (HT), kids of certain era looked forward to communicating with each other while running around the neighborhood. Walkie talkies do have some limits, including range, battery life, and weather conditions. … Read more

Curiously Absent: Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck remains but a dream for this EV maker. Elon Musk is well known for his grand pronouncements, but at least his usual hoopla eventually becomes true. We waited ages for the first Telsa SUV and eventually got two models. A pair of sedans complete the product line. … Read more

About the Ford Mustang Mach-E Stop Sell Order

Ford Mustang Mach-E

A pending recall for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This week, the Ford Motor Company ordered dealers to stop selling the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The order follows the recognition that a safety defect might make cars immobile. Currently, 49,000 vehicles are covered and will likely face a recall. Mach-E … Read more

Automakers Seek EV Tax Credit Expansion

If you’re a builder of an electric vehicle, one of the selling points is a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 available to most buyers. The credit saves customers money on their taxes, effectively reducing their ownership costs. Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit Available for applicable vehicles purchased after … Read more