Volvo inscribes its future in the suave 2017 Volvo S90

What kind of future will Volvo have? That’s the question many asked nearly a decade ago when American Ford sold Swedish Volvo to Chinese Geely. The super sweet XC90 crossover was the first indication, and it was a stunner, taking…

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2017 Nissan Titan Platinum reserved for ritzy ranches

No cowboy worth his bedazzled hat could deny the Nissan XD “extra duty” pickup its place in the sun. Vibrating with the thrum of its Cummins Diesel engine, it gets your libido all revved up. The XD split the difference…

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2017 Audi S3 is a fun, sporty little package (video review)

Over the years, Audi’s sporty S models have been some of the most enjoyable cars I’ve driven. We’re talking about the S4, S5, S6, S7, and S8 – all high performers. But, beyond ample acceleration, they are not harsh in…

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2017 Lincoln Continental is not just any car (video review)

The Lincoln Continental is not just any car: it’s Edsel Ford’s car. It’s also President Kennedy’s, Elvis Presley’s, James Brown’s, Frank Lloyd Wright’s, and if Lincoln’s ads are to be believed, Matthew McConaughey’s car. It’s appeared in movies as diverse…

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2017 Acura MDX is your MDneXt [video review]

Since inception, the Acura MDX has combined Honda’s feeling of longevity with an extra dose of added class. I suspect those who purchase the MDX liked it very much, but in recent times, controversial grille designs and an overly-complicated infotainment…

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2017 Honda CR-V: America’s best-selling SUV gets seriously stylish

I remember seeing the Honda CR-V during its Detroit Auto Show debut nearly twenty years ago. There, in the middle of this grand hall, was a tiny little crossover amongst a sea of large, full-framed SUVs. I, and many others,…

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2017 Buick Encore: the crossover takes another bow

Buick was first out of the gate with a sub-compact luxury crossover and risk was rewarded with brisk sales. Apparently, there was an untapped market looking for a crossover that prioritized urban-friendly proportions and full-luxe appointments over stretched rear passenger…

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA inherits the brand’s small car history

Every generation of entry-level compact Mercedes endured criticisms. My grandmother loved her 1987 190E and drove it 170,000 miles, but that car received constant carping from journalists for its cramped interior, underpowered engine, and supposedly low-rent interior materials. Having driven…

2017 Chevrolet Bolt gets mighty real

What would convince you that an electric car suits you, your garage, and your lifestyle? How many miles must it go between charges? How much storage space and passenger capacity would be required? What must it cost for you to…

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2017 Genesis G90 is ready for red carpets

When your fashionista fantasies turn to arriving at this season’s red carpets, mini limos like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, and BMW 7-Series probably come to mind. You might even have visions of that new Cadillac CT6 or Jaguar XJ….