Luxury Refreshed: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

New front and rear fascias plus an EcoBoost engine. A 2015 Lincoln Navigator in Java metallic. You have to hand it to Lincoln. They just redesigned their traditional body-on-frame Navigator sport utility vehicle and gas prices have dropped to the lowest levels we have seen in five years. Oh, there … Read more

Stealth Sports Coupe: 2015 Infiniti Q60S

A luxury sport coupe not to be overlooked. Quite frankly, the Infiniti Q60 had slipped quietly below my radar. Somewhere in the move from G to Q in the updated Infiniti naming convention, this robust medium range luxury coupe had been nearly forgotten until a Q60S edition showed up late … Read more

Delivered: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4

Sometimes the second time around is simply better. For instance, when you revisit what had been previously experienced the chances are good you will gain a different perspective and perhaps a renewed appreciation during the next go around. 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 Such was the case for this writer … Read more

About the 2015 Hyundai Elantra

Small Hyundai is big on value. Some consumers are understandably shocked when they price a new vehicle. The average cost of a new car today is about $32,000, well beyond the affordability level for not a few shoppers. Still, that figure is just an average as there are cars that … Read more

Sweet Dreams: 2015 Corvette Stingray

One glorious week with a C7. The seventh-generation Corvette (C7) may be GM’s best effort so far in this still young 21st century. The current interpretation of this iconic sports car made its debut in 2014 and has been pulling down well-deserved awards since. Officially known as the Corvette Stingray, … Read more

Driven: 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Behind the wheel of Nissan’s best seller. The Nissan Altima is as American as any sedan gets. Built in Canton, Mississippi, this five-passenger, front-wheel drive midsize sedan features a chrome-wrapped grille, long overhangs and generous room inside. But it is built by a Japanese manufacturer, Nissan, a company that has … Read more

Sport Luxury Crossover: 2015 Infiniti QX70S

2015 Infinityi QX70s

Infiniti’s sporty crossover shows much muscle. It is a privilege to receive new cars every week for test drives. My weekly drivers range from plebeian subcompact hatchbacks and humble sedans to flamboyant sports cars and natty luxury barges. Crossovers compose about half the vehicles tested — such is the growing … Read more

The Top-of-the-Range Kia K900

If you haven’t glanced Kia’s way in a few years, you may want to look at what this Korean manufacturer is currently offering. Over the past six or seven years, Kia has been working diligently to overhaul its line up, eliminating older and much less reliable models and replacing these … Read more

Just Out: 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover

Small crossover extends Audi’s product range. Audi’s product expansion continues, its latest vehicle a compact crossover utility vehicle designed to serve as another gateway model to the brand. The 2015 Audi Q3 joins larger Q5 and Q7 crossovers, and is itself a five-passenger vehicle retailing from $32,500. The Q3’s competitive … Read more

Sweet Swede: 2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E

On the road with a Swedish wagon. You are to be forgiven if you have have some difficulty placing the Volvo XC60 in the right category. This model is a cross between the traditional station wagon and a utility vehicle, what some might consider a “tall wagon” while others would … Read more

Zoom-Zoom and a Mazda CX-5

A sporty CUV with luxurious features. Mazda is one of the smaller of Japan’s six automakers that still maintain a stake in the US market, trailing Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Subaru, but well ahead of Mitsubishi in vehicle sales. Concern that Mazda might someday exit the market have been brushed … Read more