The Statement-Making Lincoln Aviator

The Lincoln marque is once again undergoing a major overhaul, this time with new utility vehicle-based models. Ford’s luxury brand is also moving away from its three-letter naming convention, choosing traditional and new names featuring nautical and aviation themes. Suggesting movement, the current nomenclature now covers all four SUVs — … Read more

Rolling Classic: 2020 Dodge Charger

No matter how you look at it, the 2020 Dodge Charger is an aged design. Its Mercedes-Benz-derived platform dates to the 1990s, with the Charger rolling out in 2006, then updated five years later. Thus, the current model is in its tenth year, which is a long time between updates. … Read more

What’s Next for the Subaru BRZ?

The BRZ has always been an outlier model for Subaru, a manufacturer best known for its fleet of all-wheel-drive models. The BRZ features a boxer engine and rear-wheel drive, and is twinned with the Toyota 86, which has also seen life as the Scion FR-S. There is some exterior detailing … Read more

Introducing the All-New Cadillac CT4

Cadillac CT4 shows marque’s renewed commitment to sedans. Think the sedan market is dead? Think again. At least that’s exactly what Cadillac wants you to do. Most definitely, sedans sales have fallen steadily over the past several years and will likely see them fall further as consumers embrace utility vehicles … Read more

About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Aviator highlights and features. For the first time, Lincoln gains a three-row crossover with the debut of the 2020 Aviator. The Lincoln Aviator shares its platform with the Ford Explorer and is situated between the smaller Lincoln Nautilus and the full-sized Lincoln Navigator SUV. Along with the upcoming Lincoln … Read more

Mid-Engine Marvel: C8 Corvette Debuts

Fifty years after NASA launched its first moonshot, GM follows with one of its own. An all-new Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled last night, the first mid-engine version of this super Chevy. An old military aircraft hangar in Tustin, California, served as the venue for the eighth-generation (C8) Corvette’s debut, with … Read more

The History of the Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

In the 1980s General Motors produced a mid-engine, two-seat sports car and named it the Pontiac Fiero. Just as the Corvette elevated Chevrolet, GM hoped the Fiero would do likewise for Pontiac. Its five-year model run started off strong, but quality problems and declining interest eventually killed what is now … Read more

Gone in a Flash: Pontiac G8

Automotive models come and go, but the Pontiac G8’s two-year run is one of the shortest on record. Introduced in 2008, the full-size G8 sedan was canceled in 2009, following parent GM’s bankruptcy and restructuring that shut down the Pontiac brand. Just as quickly as the Pontiac G8 showed up … Read more

About the 2020 Toyota GR Supra

The Supra is coming! The Supra is coming! If you’re part of the Toyota Supra fandom, you’ve heard this exclamation for the better part of a decade, perhaps longer. More than two decades have passed since the last Supra was sold in North America, although it soldiered on in Japan … Read more

At a Glance: 2020 Ford Explorer

What’s old or time-honored is new again. The 2020 Ford Explorer is the latest version of Ford’s most popular SUV, an all-new model that builds on the success of the 8 million copies sold to date. This week, at Ford Field in Detroit, Ford officially unveiled its next-generation Explorer, with … Read more

2014-2018 Jaguar F-Type Buyer’s Guide

You won’t find Jaguar calling the F-Type a tribute or spiritual successor model of the Jaguar E-Type, but in many ways it is. Forty years after the earlier sports car was canceled, an all-new Jaguar F-Type model arrived in 2014. The F-Type has the long hood, rounded side body panels … Read more

Raise the Stakes: 2019 Genesis G70

With the G70, Genesis now has a trio of luxury sedans to consider. Things are getting serious at Genesis Motors. When launching the upscale brand in 2015 with two sedans, the Hyundai Motor Group promised to populate its luxury marque with six models. This year, Genesis released its third model, … Read more

On the Road With a 2018 Genesis G80

Luxury meets value with the Genesis G80 Hyundai launched the Genesis luxury brand launched in 2016 with plans to steadily expand it to six models. Carved out of Hyundai, this marque is comprised of G70 (compact), G80 (midsize) and G90 (full-size) sedans. Two SUVs will soon follow; a third model … Read more

About the 2019 Genesis G70

Updated September 19, 2018, to include model year price information. We have fresh information about the Genesis G70. The 2019 Genesis G70 is one of three sedans sold by Hyundai’s luxury brand. It has several things we like, including standard rear-wheel drive, an available 6-speed manual gearbox and tough looks. … Read more

The High Potency Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The SRT Hellcat is in a league of its own. The Dodge Charger needs no introduction, its reputation carefully laid out and established when the sedan rolled out in 2006. Since then, the Charger has undergone numerous updates, including a major redesign in 2011. Today, the Charger is arguably America’s … Read more

F Sport Fun: 2018 Lexus GS 350

2018 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

The Lexus GS 350 F Sport delivers panache and performance. The midsize luxury sedan market includes many participants, with every manufacturer offering at least one model. In Lexus’ case, you have a choice of two models: the ES or the GS. The former is front-wheel-drive only, thus its appeal is … Read more

Generation Five: 2018 Lexus LS

Flagship LS sedan begins its fifth generation. When Lexus launched in 1990, the automaker brought to the market two sedans targeting America’s luxury makes — the full-size LS and the midsize ES. The LS served as the flagship model, bringing its own V8 power and rear-wheel drive to the segment, … Read more

Stung by the 2018 Kia Stinger!

The Kia Stinger makes good on its performance credentials. Is it a hot hatchback or perhaps it is a fastback sport sedan? No matter how you define it, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is unlike anything we have ever seen from this wonderfully unpredictable Korean brand. Sure, the large Kia … Read more

Ensnared: Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

The 124 Spider in Abarth guise. Small car manufacturer Fiat is struggling in a market where consumers want their big vehicles. Since its return to the US in 2011, sales peaked in 2014, but have fallen steadily through the ensuing years. Some consumers, though, would do well to reconsider smaller … Read more

Revived Lincoln Aviator Set to Take Flight

New Aviator SUV strengthens the Lincoln marque. The Lincoln Aviator is back, an all-new SUV set to take flight next year. Notwithstanding the obvious aviation references, the 2019 Aviator may very well enable the Lincoln brand to recapture at least some of its past glory, particularly as the preeminent American … Read more

New! 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

Lincoln Black Label in the land of the $100K SUV. The Lincoln brand is one in transition, a luxury marque that once outsold the likes of Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. But that was 1998 and the segment was far different from what it is today, with more brands competing … Read more

Limited Time Only: Jaguar F-TYPE 400 SPORT

Jaguar F-TYPE 400 SPORT special edition. The Jaguar F-TYPE is more attainable than before, thanks to an all-new base turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With a starting price of about $60,000, you can get behind the wheel of one of the most beautiful sports cars of our day. On the other hand, … Read more

Super Steed: 2017 Ford Mustang GT Performance Review

2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Select performance parts take the Mustang GT to greater heights. I’ve driven nearly every Ford Performance enhanced product, with the exotic Ford GT supercar the lone exception. The overarching task of Ford’s performance division is to take ordinary or already sporty models and convert them into something extraordinary. Models like … Read more

New Safety Tech Accompanies 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit Vehicle

Tahoe police pursuit vehicle gains crash mitigation technologies. Police departments across the nation have their choice of Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford models to choose from. All three manufacturers vie to serve our men and women in blue as well as other emergency service personnel. Available Enhanced Driver Assist Package The … Read more

Charmed, Then Snakebitten by a Shelby GT350

Flat-plane crank V8 engine and all that. When is a Ford Mustang not a Mustang? Answer: when it is a Shelby GT350 (or GT350R). Well, the Shelby is a Mustang, a special version bearing the name of the late Carroll Shelby, a racing driver and automotive designer of renown. Shelby’s … Read more

First Look: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 350e 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