Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

The Ford Motor Company is discontinuing the EcoSport, its smallest crossover utility vehicle. Built in India and introduced to the U.S. market in late 2017, the little SUV goes away as the automaker winds down its Indian manufacturing arm. The EcoSport is also built in Romania for the European market, … Read more

Switched On: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

What 4xe means to the Jeep Wrangler. The electric vehicle revolution continues apace, with scores of new models available or planned. Most of the upcoming vehicles are based on new electric-dedicated platforms. But some are not, with the manufacturers choosing to electrify what they have. A case in point is … Read more

Lavishly Luxurious: 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV

2022 Genesis GV70

The hits keep coming for the Genesis marque, but are we surprised? Five new models in five years and Hyundai’s luxury brand continues to provide a strong statement for itself. Soon, a sixth model will roll out, its first dedicated all-electric model. Meanwhile, the 2022 Genesis GV70 is here, a … Read more

Riding the N Line With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra N

The N Line gives the Elantra a performance boost. The Hyundai brand has certainly taken some big strides in recent years. Early on, the Korean automaker was known for its budget cars and long warranties. Since the early 2000s, we have witnessed the brand’s tremendous growth, as it became a … Read more

What is the Kia Picanto?

Kia Picanto

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

Is the 2021 Lincoln Corsair a Fancy Ford Escape?

2021 Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair makes a bold statement. The Lincoln marque, also known as the Lincoln Motor Company, is the luxury brand for the Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917, the company was acquired by Ford in 1922 and has survived its parent company’s many ups and downs through the intervening … 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 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Electrifies!

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid

An F-150 Hybrid is a production reality. The Ford F-150 remains the top-selling pickup truck in the world, but the Ford Motor Company is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, this year’s model launches yet another new generation. Furthermore, the model line now includes its first-ever hybrid version. By 2022, … Read more

Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30

The 2021 CX-30 is one of four Mazda crossover models. We’re long-time admirers of Mazda, the little Japanese automaker that could. Overshadowed by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, Mazda is much like Subaru and to a much lesser extent, Mitsubishi, in finding and exploiting a niche in the new vehicle market. … Read more

Sportback Elegance: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon is a premium-class four-door sedan with a coupe-like presence. The Volkswagen Arteon is the “odd duck” amongst mainstream midsize sedans. Firstly, it really isn’t a sedan. Instead, the Arteon has a coupe-like roofline that ends in a liftback. Secondly, the Arteon is a class or two above … 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

The Genesis G80 of Luxury Sedans

The Genesis G80 may be the best luxury sedan for under $50,000. Since splitting from Hyundai in 2017, the Genesis luxury brand has gradually expanded to include three sedans and two utility vehicles (the compact GV70 SUV arrives by June). At least one fully electric model will follow, giving this … Read more

Premium and Elegant: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

2021 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the better models in its class. Mazda doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger automakers receive unless it’s the MX-5 Miata roadster. That’s a shame as this Japanese manufacturer has long been the styling leader in a sea of nondescript models. Even as … Read more

2021 Kia K5 GT Review (Upping the Performance)

2021 Kia K5 GT review

The K5 GT is a compelling formula for on-road antics. When Kia replaced the Optima with the K5, we knew this automaker had performance plans in mind. With the Optima, Kia kept it to mainstream and hybrid models, and front-wheel-drive only. The K5 is and was the international name for … Read more

All the Things We Love About the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata review

Plus a few Sonata features we would love to see changed. Among midsize sedan models, the Hyundai Sonata offers one of the roomiest interiors of all. It sports a premium visage, lovely patinas, and in top-trim models, it brings out various luxury elements. Although crossovers are easily outselling sedans, the … Read more

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan offers room for five or seven. Volkswagen has made great strides in recent years by bolstering its utility vehicle profile. In 2018, the company experienced a watershed year when the all-new midsize Volkswagen Atlas rolled out and the second-generation, as well as enlarged Volkswagen Tiguan, made its … 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

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy Review

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Refreshed Santa Fe line gains a pair of hybrids. Now in its third year, the fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe is thoroughly refreshed. With its many changes, Hyundai’s midsize crossover utility vehicle is better positioned to battle it out in a growing segment. There are five trims for the choosing (SE, … Read more

About the 2022 Genesis GV70

Genesis expands its product line to include a second SUV, the GV70. Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, is turning the corner. After releasing three consecutive sedans, Genesis rolled out the 2021 GV80 SUV and will follow with the GV70 SUV later this year. Consequently, with five models in its fold, Genesis … Read more

Preview: 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The all-new Tucson adds a pair of hybrid variants. An all-new Hyundai Tucson arrives in the coming weeks, launching the fourth generation for this compact crossover utility vehicle. The new model is important to Hyundai as it helps the brand maintain a toehold in a hot segment. For 2022, the … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Cadillac CT4

Cadillac delivers a compact sedan with a performance edge. Cadillac remains committed to sedans, with two new models for the choosing. The CT4 is this marque’s compact offering and the CT5 is its midsize model. As for the CT6, it’s gone as Cadillac focuses its attention on higher volume models … Read more

About the Volkswagen Taos

Volkswagen adds Taos to its growing crossover utility vehicle linuep. It wasn’t too long ago that Volkswagen had one utility vehicle and that model was an undersized and understated compact Tiguan. Fast forward to 2018 and an all-new three-row midsize Atlas rolled out, followed closely by the second-generation and noticeably … Read more

All-New Acura TLX Takes Charge

Acura replaces two models with the all-new TLX. Acura is Honda’s premium brand, but it doesn’t always receive the respect it deserves. Some of that “Rodney Dangerfield” treatment may be related to its small portfolio, which is dwarfed by competing manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. Another reason … Read more