Clever by Design: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is your three-row family utility vehicle. Family cars were once represented by large sedans and station wagons, with minivans flourishing in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in more recent years, the prevailing trend is crossover utility vehicles, which offer the best fusion of passenger room, cargo space, and … Read more

Driven: 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe

2022 BMW M4 Competition

The ultimate 4 Series is the M4 Competition. We expect BMW to deliver performance options and this German automaker doesn’t disappoint. Indeed, under its heralded “M” moniker, BMW lives out its “The Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan with abandon. Select sedans, coupes, convertibles, and utility attest to this marque’s capabilities, delivering … Read more

The All-New Subaru BRZ is Pocket-Sized Excitement

Subaru BRZ

A new engine for Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive performer. The BRZ is the rear-wheel-drive performance coupe from Subaru and a natural complement to the WRX/STI. Together, the duo gives Subaru an uncommon edge in the market, where thrills and chills are always expected. For 2022, Subaru launches an all-new BRZ, supplying it … Read more

The Hyundai Veloster N Pocket Rocket

Hyundai Veloster N

A hot little hatch from Hyundai. Small cars with a performance edge represent a dwindling niche. One model, the Hyundai Veloster N, brings the most performance we’ve seen in a small package from this Korean brand. Moreover, it has a quirky style with three doors and a liftgate, but with … Read more

Sumptuous SUV: GMC Yukon Denali

GMC Yukon Denali

If you’re aspiring for an Escalade, don’t overlook the Denali. Large SUV shoppers with luxury in mind, may consider the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator. But they’re not the only luxurious SUVs available, at least not amongst the domestics. The GMC Yukon and Yukon XL in Denali trim make a … Read more

Taking the N Line With the 2022 Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona

The available dual-clutch transmission is a hard pass. Hyundai is well represented in the tiny crossover utility vehicle market by a pair of subcompacts: the Venue and Kona. Where the Venue seems more like a tall hatchback than a crossover SUV, the Kona is more muscular and with better features. … Read more

Out and About With the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer

The smallest of all crossovers covers the subcompact range, one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry. That’s not too surprising as these models offer value and a place for first-time shoppers to jump in. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one such model, a five-passenger SUV with available off-road chops. Chevrolet … Read more

Luxury Unleashed: Infiniti QX80 SUV

Infiniti QX80

The ground is changing in the automotive world with electrification gaining as never before. Nearly every manufacturer or brand is heavily invested in all things electric, with new models rolling out at a stepped-up pace. Infiniti has experimented with hybrids, but will soon offer several full-electric models. Meanwhile, its full-size … Read more

Hyundai Goes Electric With the Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

Electrification has come to the Hyundai Santa Fe line and that is a first for this midsize, five-passenger crossover sport utility vehicle. For 2021, the Santa Fe gains a conventional hybrid, followed by a plug-in hybrid for 2022. Together, the hybrids give customers much more to consider when comparing two-row … Read more

Mini Cooper S Maximizes Thrills

Mini Cooper S

There are small cars and then we have the Mini Cooper. Occupying space between “A” and “B” segment models, the Cooper is downright diminutive. It is also iconic, tech-laden, comfortable, and a hoot to drive. There is nothing quite the same as the Mini Cooper until you outfit this vehicle … Read more

The Jeep Wagoneer Family Invades the Market

Jeep has done it. For the first time, the off-road brand has a pair of range-topping, full-size SUVs on tap. The duo is the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, models separated simply by trim differences. On sale for the 2022 model year, Jeep now has a family of vehicles … Read more

New Crossover: 2022 Volkswagen Taos

Volkswagen Taos

The Volkswagen Taos is a sizable entry-level model. Volkswagen has a new crossover and it occupies the entry-level position once held by the VW Tiguan. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the latest utility vehicle from this German brand, a subcompact model with room for five. The VW Taos slots beneath … Read more

Gen 3: 2022 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck

2022 Nissan Frontier

We drive the 2022 Nissan Frontier and laud it for its many improvements. It has been a long time coming, but finally, it is here: a new Nissan Frontier pickup truck. This vehicle launches the Frontier’s third generation, although it shares the previous model’s frame. Bold styling, an advanced powertrain, … Read more

Switched On: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

What 4xe means to the Jeep Wrangler. The electric vehicle revolution continues apace, with scores of new models available or planned. Most of the upcoming vehicles are based on new electric-dedicated platforms. But some are not, with the manufacturers choosing to electrify what they have. A case in point is … Read more

Lavishly Luxurious: 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV

2022 Genesis GV70

The hits keep coming for the Genesis marque, but are we surprised? Five new models in five years and Hyundai’s luxury brand continues to provide a strong statement for itself. Soon, a sixth model will roll out, its first dedicated all-electric model. Meanwhile, the 2022 Genesis GV70 is here, a … Read more

Riding the N Line With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra N

The N Line gives the Elantra a performance boost. The Hyundai brand has certainly taken some big strides in recent years. Early on, the Korean automaker was known for its budget cars and long warranties. Since the early 2000s, we have witnessed the brand’s tremendous growth, as it became a … Read more

All the Things We Love About the Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate

And a few Chevrolet Silverado changes we think are due. We love our pickup trucks, a segment that continues to expand with smaller trucks now entering the market. The best sellers, though, are the full-size models from GM, Ford, and Stellantis, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Chevrolet overhauled the Silverado … Read more

The Kia Carnival May Have You Rethink Minivans

2022 Kia Carnival

MPV life as a Kia Carnival. The modern minivan movement launched in the 1980s with the debut of the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. We say “modern” because similar-sized vans like the Volkswagen Bus (Type 2) preceded it. For the next two decades, nearly every major manufacturer gave minivans a … Read more

True Grit: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra checks all the important boxes in the full-size truck category. The pickup truck landscape is changing as electric trucks and compact variants emerge in a popular segment. Change is good, provided it yields a product that customers want. But for shoppers of full-size trucks, only models as … Read more

The All-New and Rugged Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder launches its fifth generation with a more rugged look. The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the earliest sport utility vehicles, with the nameplate launching in 1985. Based on a Nissan truck architecture through its first three generations, the Pathfinder transitioned to a car-based platform beginning in … Read more

Longer is Better With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A three-row Grand Cherokee L for the Jeep line. The Jeep Grand Cherokee launched for the 1993 model year and ever since it has proven its place in the brand lineup. This five-passenger, midsize sport utility vehicle is technically a crossover. However, despite its unibody construction, it has been designed … Read more

2022 Infiniti QX55 Hearkens to the FX

2022 Infiniti QX55

The Infiniti QX55 is all-new for 2022. Do you remember the Infiniti FX? If you don’t, then that’s a shame. The FX debuted in 2003, was renamed the QX70 in 2013, then was retired in 2017. It shared the same bones as the 370Z sports car and drove like a … Read more

Buick Encore GX: Subcompact, Yet Upscale

The Encore GX is the better of two subcompact Buick models. You will not find a single new Buick car these days as this premium GM brand is comprised of four utility vehicle models only. That is the same approach Ford has taken with its Lincoln brand, an auto trend … Read more

Wheels Down: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge brings an SRT Hellcat to the Durango line. The Dodge Durango needs little introduction, a three-row midsize utility vehicle with room for seven. In a sea of crossovers, the Durango supplies standard rear-wheel drive and a look that is about as aggressive as they come. Beyond its appearance, Dodge … Read more

Is the 2021 Lincoln Corsair a Fancy Ford Escape?

2021 Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair makes a bold statement. The Lincoln marque, also known as the Lincoln Motor Company, is the luxury brand for the Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917, the company was acquired by Ford in 1922 and has survived its parent company’s many ups and downs through the intervening … Read more