Highlights of the Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is a subcompact crossover SUV that is also sold as the Renault Duster in some parts of the world. It is now in its second generation, with a facelift as of 2021 reflecting some of Dacia’s new design philosophy. There are multiple engine choices, two gearbox variants, … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan. Introduced in the 1990s, the Avalon has played a significant role in expanding Toyota’s product reach to segments never previously tapped. But like other flagship sedans, the Avalon is on its way out. Indeed, 2022 is the final model year for the Avalon … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan. Likely, it is the last of its kind for the bowtie brand as Chevy does away with most of its car models in favor of utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans. Chevrolet’s domestic competitors have quit the segment, while most foreign makes are … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is a sports coupe and is also available as a convertible. After a brief hiatus, the Camaro returned in 2008 and was updated in 2016. Chevrolet isn’t likely to continue with the Camaro once this generation ends. Electrification is in the works and that leaves the Camaro … Read more

2020 Nissan Frontier Highlights

Last call on an aging model. We haven’t seen a new Nissan Frontier pickup truck since 2005 and that’s an awfully long time between new models. In the interim, Nissan rolled out new and updated versions of its full-size Titan pickup truck and introduced a special Titan XD version, which … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Porsche Macan

We love Porsche, arguably the best brand of vehicles in the world. In the early part of this century, the company expanded beyond its sports car roots by introducing the Cayenne SUV in 2003. Seven years later it followed with its first sedan, the Panamera. Today, we see a fleet … Read more

At a Glance: 2021 Ford E Series Cutaway

Ever since the Ford Transit van landed on our shores in 2015, this European model has supplanted America’s best-known full-size model, the Ford E-Series. Launched in the early 1960s, the E-Series (also known as the Econoline) was long offered in consumer and commercial configurations. Although the Transit took its place, … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a midsize, two-row utility vehicle, one of the earliest models in what was once a segment dominated by three-row models. The 2020 Edge is part of the second-generation line introduced for the 2015 model year. This year, dual-zone climate control is now standard. Also, the audio … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Nissan Versa

Small cars typically offer big value and the 2020 Nissan Versa is an excellent example of such a model. Redesigned for 2020, the Versa is Nissan’s smallest car, a subcompact five-passenger sedan. One of the big changes for the year is that the previously available Versa Note hatchback is no … Read more

What’s Up With Mitsubishi?

Go to Specifications: Mirage | Outlander Sport | Eclipse Cross | Outlander As an early supplier of small vehicles to the Chrysler Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors has sold cars on its own stateside for nearly four decades. At one time, the company was a notable player in the market and even … Read more

Buick 2020: What’s New

Go to Specifications: Encore | Envision | Enclave | Regal GS | Regal TourX The Buick brand has enjoyed huge success in the U.S. and abroad, but particularly in China where its sales are six times that of the U.S. In the domestic market, Buick sales have doubled over the … Read more

9 Facts About the 2020 Buick Envision

The Buick Envision is a small luxury sport utility vehicle, one of four crossovers offered by GM’s premium brand. Buick rolled out the Envision in 2016 and has made light changes since. Let’s take a look at this crossover and what to consider when shopping this model. 1. Made in … Read more

The History of the Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV, based on the platform underpinning the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. This SUV competes in a narrow segment, one dominated by the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition and represented in later years by the Nissan Armada. Toyota released the Sequoia in 2001. That … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is back and in some ways it is better than ever. Indeed, the current model, which was released in 2019, is now a midsize pickup truck. This means it is better suited to take on the likes of the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Jeep Gladiator, … Read more

Buying Guide: 2020 Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona is a minivan, one of just a handful of models in a shrinking segment Although most shoppers will consider a crossover first, vehicles like the Sedona offer exceptional utility, superior access and egress, and decent overall value. The 2020 Kia Sedona is a carryover model with no … Read more

Buying Guide:
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee soldiers on in top form. If you’re shopping for a new SUV, particularly one in the midsize arena with room for five, then the Jeep Grand Cherokee should be on your list. This popular and versatile model comes in a variety of packages, with its performance ranging … Read more

7 Facts About the 2020 Nissan Armada

It can be easy to overlook the Nissan Armada, especially if you’re shopping for a full-size SUV from Chevrolet, Ford or GMC. Like the Toyota Sequoia, the Nissan Armada is another choice that’s worth your consideration. The Armada and its competitors are truck-based utility vehicles, which means that payload and … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Ford EcoSport

Whether they’re big or small, we just cannot get enough of SUVs. That’s understandable as utility vehicles offer an excellent combination of passenger space and cargo room. And in most cases, they can tow too. Ford has its share of SUVs available, including the range-topping Expedition and hot-selling Escape. For … Read more

Lexus GX:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  Toyota builds several modern and forward-thinking models, but the Lexus GX 460 is not one of them. Indeed, this midsize traditional body-on-frame utility vehicle features an aged design, which is undergirded by the same platform supporting the Toyota 4Runner. The Lexus has a modern look, which does its best … Read more

Highlights of the
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Small crossovers have overtaken compact cars and are often the vehicle of choice for first-time car buyers. Nissan is well-positioned in the segment as it offers a trio of models: Kicks, Rogue Sport, and Rogue. The Nissan Rogue Sport brings value to the segment and occupies a niche sub-set as … Read more

By the Inches:
Chevrolet Tahoe v. Chevrolet Suburban

The largest of all utility vehicles are the various Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Ford, and Lincoln models based on their respective company’s full-size truck platforms. They’re among the most substantial passenger vehicles you can buy, prized for their passenger-carrying capabilities, storage space, power, and towing strength. Chevrolet markets a pair of … Read more

SUV Smackdown: Fiat 500L v. Fiat 500X

The small utility vehicles segment is growing fast and Fiat is well represented by two models, the 500L and 500X. Yes, you can make an argument that the 500L is more wagon-like than SUV, so we won’t argue that point. What’s important is that both models are small, reasonably priced, … Read more

Diminutive SUV: Hyundai Venue

When you think of a small SUV, several models that come to mind. The Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, and Fiat 500X are fitting examples. Hyundai has a small SUV too, the Kona, which has successfully carved out a niche for itself in a fast-growing segment. Although the Kona is currently … Read more

Should I Buy a Lexus NX or a Lexus RX?

Decisions, decisions. That’s the challenge new vehicle shoppers face when considering one of more than 400 models available to them these days. However, that search becomes much easier when you narrow the field to a particular brand, such as Lexus, which is the luxury marque for Toyota Motors. Even so, … Read more

Rolling Classic: 2020 Dodge Charger

No matter how you look at it, the 2020 Dodge Charger is an aged design. Its Mercedes-Benz-derived platform dates to the 1990s, with the Charger rolling out in 2006, then updated five years later. Thus, the current model is in its tenth year, which is a long time between updates. … Read more

10 Things We Like About the 2020 Subaru Legacy

Introducing the 2020 Subaru Legacy. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, then more than likely you’re looking at a crossover, not a sedan. If you’re a Subaru fan, that means you’re probably considering a model such as the Outback, one of four utility vehicle models offered. But if you’re … Read more

Jeep Gladiator Fun Facts

More than a quarter of a century has passed without a Jeep pickup truck, but that extended hiatus finally came to an end this year. The all-new Jeep Gladiator is out, adding yet another model to the expanding midsize pickup truck segment. You have to go all the way back … Read more