First Look: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback

A summer arrival for the 2019 Corolla hatchback. I’ve checked out new vehicles on showroom floors, at auto show exhibits and also upon various ballroom, convention center and theater stages. I’ve yet to find myself tired of the process, although some shows are overwhelming and that means missing a few … Read more

Cadillac Exclusive: Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

Cadillac 4.2L V8 engine

Cadillac: New V8 underpins 2019 CT6 V-Sport model. Cadillac made some news this week when it announced the forthcoming 2019 CT6 V-Sport model, a performance variant of its largest sedan. But it wasn’t simply a new trim that caught everyone’s attention, rather an all-new engine, one exclusive to GM’s luxury … Read more

At a Glance: 2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge ST

Ford Performance serves up an Edge ST model. Ford Performance has done it again. This time, Ford’s performance division sets its eyes on the company’s midsize, two-row SUV, the Ford Edge. As they’ve done with more than a dozen models in recent years, the engineers and designers transformed a not-so-ordinary … Read more

Refreshed Jeep Cherokee Includes New Turbo Engine

2019 Jeep Cherokee preview

Updated Jeep Cherokee delivers style and performance. Ever since its 2014 return, the Jeep Cherokee has established and maintained a strong beachhead in the highly competitive small-to-midsize SUV segment. Notwithstanding its polarizing front fascia, the Cherokee has successfully played on both its name and rugged off-road capabilities to stand out. … Read more

Premium SUV: 2018 Kia Sorento Review

2018 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento seats 5 or 7, offers 3 engine choices & tows up to 5,000 pounds. The midsize crossover market is awash with competitors, with the Kia Sorento one of the few offering two- and three-row seating capacities. Its elegant looks and available premium features make it a strong … Read more

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Preview: High-End Performance for the Family

2018 Dodge Durango SRT

A 2017 WAPA Rally first look at Dodge’s hot SUV.   High-end performance SUVs are nothing new. In the early 1990s, the GMC Typhoon lifted the fun quotient considerably by delivering a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 engine, Garrett intercooler, BorgWarner transfer case, and a self-leveling rear suspension. It rivaled the performance … Read more

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 350e PHEV Review

2018 Mercedes Benz C350e PHEV

A Kent Island glimpse at a compact luxury PHEV sedan. The Mercedes-Benz brand has remained elusive among my press fleet vehicles, a situation I plan to amend by next year. You simply can’t properly evaluate the market without a steady dose of M-B models to compare with Audi, BMW, and … Read more

2018 Volvo Models Overview

2018 Volvo V90 T6

Rejuvenated Volvo gains market share. Volvo Cars continue to transition away from old platforms and powertrains, to new and updated models powered exclusively by four-cylinder gasoline engines, including some paired with electric motors. For 2018, several changes are evident, with most of the new vehicles already available in dealer showrooms. … Read more

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review

2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s updated Sonata midsize sedan. Demand for cars may be shrinking, but some of the remaining players are staying in the game, even ratcheting up their offerings in an effort to slice out a larger portion of a now smaller pie. For 2018, the Toyota Camry … Read more

Blue Light Special: 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

2018 Ford F150 police responder

Popular Ford F-150 pickup truck spawns a pursuit variant. The Ford Motor Company has added yet another vehicle to its police pursuit vehicle arsenal. The 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder joins existing sedan, hybrid sedan, and utility vehicle models to give law enforcement a new tool for their consideration. The … Read more