Baby Altima: 2013 Nissan Sentra

The compact vehicle market is competitive, one where every car manufacturer has at least one model present. The Nissan Sentra is one of the best known and longest running model names in this segment, introduced in 1982 just as Datsun was transitioning to Nissan in North America. All-new for 2013, … Read more

Buick Encore Wears Her Luxury Well

Buick Encore: Premium, subcompact crossover SUV. Most Buick and GMC vehicles are sold under one roof, part of a strategy that GM put forth more than two decades ago. Pontiac was included in that directive, one that made it possible for consumers to shop across three brands and inspect numerous … Read more

Strike a Chord With the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

Small cars offering very good value, ample interior room and excellent gas mileage may very well drive the auto industry in the coming years. Not so much in profits, but in helping car manufacturers maintain and expand market share. The thinking here is that if you like a certain entry-level … Read more

Reviewed: 2014 Infiniti QX70

Youngsters the world over are fascinated with LEGO toys, those colorful, inter-locking plastic bricks that can be crafted into virtually any design. My two sons are no exception, so when my oldest boy found out about a show featuring LEGO artist, Nathan Sawaya, being held in Alamance County, NC, we … Read more

Reviewed: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a leading crossover sport utility vehicle, a five-passenger model sold in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Overland and Summit models are available plus a special edition SRT8 equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8. Ive had a chance to drive both the SRT8 … Read more

About the 2013 Infiniti M56S

There are two things of note about the 2013 Infiniti M Line that have little to do with the sedan itself. First, the M56S designation signals that this model is the ultimate vehicle in the Infiniti pack. The “S” stands for sport, a model that employs special tuning that sets … Read more

Man Van: 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the antithesis of a sports car, a wholly practical vehicle that has dutifully served as a family hauler for the past three decades. When the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan were introduced in 1983, a new vehicle segment, minivans, was introduced. The Grand Caravan, a … Read more

2013 BMW M6 Coupe: Sweet!

It is true that if you buy most any BMW product, you will enjoy the driving experience. It is also true that if you opt for one of several M-designated models, you will find yourself taking that experience to a whole ‘nuther level. And that is the experience this writer … Read more

The Big Ascent: 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO

There is nothing ordinary about the Nissan Juke NISMO. Take one part SUV and another part rally car and what you have are the makings of a highly unusual vehicle. About as unusual as the Nissan Cube, but one that provides a far superior driving experience than its quadrate platform … Read more

Reviewed: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Hyundai has successfully made the transition from a substandard purveyor of rehashed automotive products to a world-class car manufacturer. Yes, the argument can be made that Hyundai is not on par with Rolls-Royce, Daimler or certain exotic brands, but as a mass producer of the types of vehicles that most … Read more

2014 Chevrolet Impala: Decidedly Unboring

The latest iteration on the Chevrolet Impala theme. What were GM designers thinking when they crafted the 2014 Chevrolet Impala? Well, they must have looked at various models that have worn the Impala name down through the years and decided that there was only one way for the new design … Read more

Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Updated May 25, 2013, to reflect correct towing limit. Do you know your SUV history? No, not that Jeep and Land Rover got the segment going beginning in the 1940s, rather than souped-up SUVs are uncommon, especially a factory-built model. After all, SUVs are bulky, creaky, and just plain uncool, … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56

Large and luxurious sport utility vehicles are a small segment with Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln and Lexus each fielding a model. The Infiniti QX56 should be named among them, a handsome three-row SUV that is based on a traditional body-on-frame platform. Our latest weekly drive was the 2013 Infiniti QX56, a … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2012 CODA Sedan

Updated October 3, 2012. Compact CODA Sedan joins the EV fray. If you never heard of CODA Automotive before, you are in good company. This Los Angeles-based automaker has launched its first model, a 5-passenger all-electric compact sedan. This past week I had the opportunity to drive one of the … Read more