2014 Cadillac ELR Review

2014 Cadillac ELR

Electrified Cadillac is provocative and swank. You may have heard the narrative: the Cadillac ELR is an overpriced Chevrolet Volt, GM’s attempt to put one over on the masses. True, the ELR is based on the Volt’s platform, but the similarities end there. In the Cadillac ELR you have a … Read more

Gone Green: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

It’s not easy being green. Five Subaru models have come and gone from my driveway, weekly loaners that ranged from the very good to the outstanding. Subaru’s consistent quality, dependability, and reliability has not been lost on me nor on the many new and returning buyers who continue to drive … Read more

Seductive: 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport

2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

Third generation IS sedans grow in size and attitude. It took eight years for Lexus to breathe fresh life into its IS line, what represents a family of smaller luxury vehicles including a pair of flashy sedans: the IS250 and IS350. Eight years is a long time between all-new models … Read more

2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review

2014 Hyundai Equus

The Hyundai Equus is the top-of-the-line model in this Korean brands arsenal, a true-blue full-size luxury sedan that is in the same class as the Lexus LS, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It retails for about $10,000 less than the Lexus and comes in at a … Read more

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4 Review

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country review

How do you cater to the pickup truck buyer that wants the next big thing? Usually, that means offering more horsepower or a higher towing rating. It can also mean rolling out yet another sub-model, a niche edition that has all the chrome embellishments, striping, and interior pomp that defines … Read more

2014 Audi A6 Review

2014 Audi A6 review

Midsize luxury sedan packs in the amenities. I may have to rethink my long-held position against placing four-cylinder engines in larger cars. Especially after spending a week with the 2014 Audi A6 Quattro Tiptronic edition. 2014 Audi A6 Review The midsize A6 is not the largest sedan in the Audi … Read more

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate Review

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser review

Toyota is saying “good-bye” to its FJ Cruiser in a big way. To mark the end of this utility vehicle’s 8-year model run, it launched a special “Ultimate” edition in Jan. Instead of the usual solid color body with a white roof, this edition features a white grille and Heritage … Read more

Why the Honda Insight Failed the First Time

2013 Honda Insight

Note: The Honda Insight returned for the 2019 model year. For the second time in its brief history the Honda Insight is being pulled from the US market. And this time it may be gone for good. The Insight, like the Toyota Prius, is a dedicated hybrid. That means there … Read more

2014 Mini Cooper S Review

2014 Mini Cooper S

Small car…big fun! A Mini Cooper S will all the trimmings. Ah, Mini! You stole my heart and in more than one way. Your iconic, good looks are what caught my eyes and, yes, I managed to put up with the decaling found on the side mirrors, along the doors … Read more

2014 Porsche Cayman S Review

2014 Porsche Cayman S

Porsche Cayman S delivers the bite. Porsche is a name that is widely known, but it may not be fully understood by the motoring public outside of sports car enthusiasts. Personally, I straddle the line between the two camps, preferring sport sedans (Dodge Charger, BMW 3 Series, et al) for … Read more