2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Toyota RAV4: Better Than Your Memory

My best friend is looking for a new mid-size crossover, and usual, called for a list of suspects to explore.  When I mentioned the RAV4, which is well-loved by another friend, he paused before saying, “Toyotas always seem noisy and…

2015 Ford F-150

First Ride: 2015 Ford F-150 Loses 700 Pounds, Does 360 Better Than Anderson Cooper

Anytime you’re as big and loveable as the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters and then suddenly lose 700 pounds, people will wonder if you can stay mean yet will often note how great you look – as well as…

2014 Toyota Highlander

Last Look For 2014: Toyota Highlander Is Softer, Stronger, Still The Big Winner At Any Highland Games

Remember the days when Toyotas really were the little cars on the road? Those days are long gone, and as if we needed proof, the 2014 Toyota Highlander is a big vehicle that technically is no bigger than last year’s…

2015 Lexus LS460

2015 Lexus LS460 Is A Drama-Free Waltz

It’s easy to forget the inherent goodness of the Lexus LS460.  Amidst the glitterati of Bentleys, Mercedes, Audis, and BMWs, the LS460 just glides under the velvet rope without drama.  It possesses talent that places it among the best cars…

LGBT rights in Texas

Homophobes In Toyota’s New Hometown Attack Proposed LGBT Protections

Texas is like a whole other country — especially for Toyota’s LGBT employees planning to relocate to the automaker’s new HQ in Plano. When Toyota announced its consolidation/relocation plans in May, the company sent Gaywheels the following statement: “We have…

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2015 Volkswagen Golf Worships At The Altar Of The Autobahn

Like religious humans, automobiles have their altars.  For Jeep, it’s the Rubicon trail.  Corvettes do their best work at LeMans and as pace cars in Indianapolis.  But, Volkswagen was born for one road — Germany’s famed Autobahn.  Fly GTI with…

Subaru Commissions Designer Mondo Guerra To Create Custom 2015 Subaru Legacy For World AIDS Day

December 1 means many things to many people. It’s the birthday of Candace Bushnell, without whom we wouldn’t have Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and/or Samantha. And on a more somber note, it’s the anniversary of the death of Alvin Ailey, one…

2015 Hyundai Genesis

First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Is Gay, Gay, Gay, Great!

Ed. note: Hyundai is one of only two automakers — the other being its sister, Kia — that don’t offer workplace protections to LGBT employees. * * * * * Okay, all you gay AP students who are still dreaming about building the perfect…

HRC's 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Tesla Joins Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota & Volkswagen At The Top Of HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (But What’s Hyundai Doing There?)

The Human Rights Campaign has just released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which rates America’s biggest companies on their LGBT-friendly policies. We’re happy to report that the auto industry picked up one A+ member since last year’s report was issued,…

2015 Bentley Continental GTC

2015 Bentley Continental GTC Gathers Speed & Admirers At Equal Pace

Bentley’s arc reaches from the Fabulous Bentley Boys’ 1927-1930 victories at LeMans through its marriage with Rolls-Royce, cars like the ‘50s R-Type Continental, sale to Volkswagen Group in 1998, and straight to the Royal Mews where sits Queen Elizabeth II’s…