The Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Garners Our Praise

Mitsubishi Outlander

It is not that often when a new vehicle surprises us, but the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has. All-new and launching its fourth generation, the latest Outlander is stylish, roomy, and efficient, representing a marked improvement over the previous version. Until this model appeared, we would not have seriously considered the … Read more

New and Improved! 2022 Subaru WRX.

2022 Subaru WRX

The 2022 Subaru WRX is a compact, performance all-wheel-drive machine. This year launches the fifth generation of the WRX, bringing with it a larger engine and an available adaptive suspension system. What is not coming back, at least not in gas-powered form, is the range-topping STI. 2022 Subaru WRX Overview … Read more

On the Road With a 2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai Venue

Finding any new vehicle for under $20,000 is almost impossible these days. Higher prices and expanded tech and safety equipment are among the reasons why. That the Hyundai Venue can still be had for far less than the average cost of a vehicle is one thing. That it is a … Read more

Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more

The Venerable Toyota Corolla Stands Strong

2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla soldiers on in the shrinking compact car segment. More than a half-century has passed, and the Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognized models in the world. In the U.S. market, sedan and hatchback versions are available, as is a hybrid. The Corolla remains a … Read more

Value Proposition: 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan

2022 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is your crossover alternative. Shoppers looking for a new ride that combines value, room, tech, and safety features might consider the Nissan Altima. This midsize, five-passenger sedan offers a solid alternative to crossover utility vehicles (which Nissan offers in abundance) and at a price point below $30,000. … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Highlights of the Dacia Sandero

2022 Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero is an affordable B-segment model in Dacia’s small roster. It’s available as a hatchback or a small crossover with its Stepway model, the current model year releasing in 2020. Dacia fitted the Sandero with three engine variants, in either gasoline or flex-fuel. The engines power the front … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu

2022 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan. Likely, it is the last of its kind for the bowtie brand as Chevy does away with most of its car models in favor of utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans. Chevrolet’s domestic competitors have quit the segment, while most foreign makes are … Read more

What is the Suzuki Wagon R?

Suzuki Wagon R

A kei car from Suzuki in Wagon R guise. One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. Suzuki is a Japanese automotive brand that is known for its cars and motorcycles. But it is their smaller vehicles that get the most attention … Read more

How Does a CVT Work?

CVT transmission

A CVT works with an engine in sending power to the wheels. Every car out there must have a transmission, even the electric cars have a fixed transmission(1), so the first question is what even is a transmission? Basically, a transmission takes the engine’s rotation speed (RPM) and divides it … 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

What is the Kia Picanto?

Kia Picanto GT

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Kia Picanto is a small hatchback that was introduced in 2004. The Korean brand brought it to the market as a viable and practical city car that would appeal to buyers looking for … 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

The Ford Maverick Returns as a Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford goes crossover with its all-new small Maverick truck. Ford’s worst-kept rumor is now a reality. Or at least the automaker has confirmed what we knew was coming. Today, the automaker introduced the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, the smallest model of its kind in America. Notably, the … Read more

The Value-Oriented 2021 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy combines an available turbo Boxer engine with all-wheel drive for incomparable value. Among midsize sedans, the Subaru Legacy is the only model with standard all-wheel drive. Moreover, it is also the only one to utilize horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines, a design that enables it to sit lower … Read more

Presenting the All-New Toyota Sienna Hybrid

The Toyota Sienna is hybrid-only as it starts its fourth generation. The minivan segment is shrinking, but the remaining players are committed as they regularly introduce new or improved models. For instance, the Chrysler Pacifica offers a plug-in hybrid, the Kia Carnival replaces the Sedona with a crossover look, and … Read more

Introducing the Neoteric Infiniti QX55

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 strikes a pose. This model represents much more than a sporty take on the QX50. Infiniti has a new model coming our way this Spring and they couldn’t wait to share details about it. But due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, and the necessity for following … Read more

The 2021 Nissan Sentra Exudes Its Altima Vibes

The Nissan Sentra incorporates many design details from the Altima. The family sedan still has a place in many homes as these models bring style, value, efficiency, and affordability to the market. Nissan is well represented in this area with models such as the flagship Maxima, midsize Altima, compact Sentra, … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue

The compact crossover sport utility vehicle market is booming and that’s no surprise. These models have largely replaced the family sedan, offering similar five-person seating, better cargo space, and decent trailering. Among the best-selling models in this segment is the Nissan Rogue, which launched its third generation for 2021. We’ll … Read more

Introducing the All-New 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Teams With Amazon to debut the new Outlander SUV. There’s a first for everything. In Mitsubishi’s case, it teamed with Amazon Live to debut its latest model, the 2022 Outlander. The new vehicle, a compact crossover with room for seven, will be built in Japan and begin arriving in … Read more

Cost-Effective Crossover: Nissan Kicks

2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value and styling. Budget cars have given way to low-cost crossovers, underscoring a trend we’ve seen in recent years. Not every manufacturer, though, manages to combine value with amenities, but in the Kicks Nissan certainly does. With a starting price of around $20,000, the … Read more

Behind the Wheel of the Popular 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2021 Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s strong-selling Corolla gains an Apex edition. The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling model of all time. Thus, it truly needs no introduction. That said, the current iteration of Toyota’s compact car has seen some changes in recent years, including its first-ever hybrid model. Our review covers the gas-powered … Read more

Preview: 2021 Nissan Rogue Crossover

Nissan’s popular Rogue crossover is now in its third generation. The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover utility vehicle and is also the brand’s bestseller. Introduced in 2008, the second-generation model rolled out in 2014 and quickly solidified its place in the segment. For 2021, the third-generation Rogue is here, … Read more