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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee slogs home to Detroit

When it’s time to slog off to Detroit for the annual North American International Auto Show, it is best to prepare for urban combat knee deep in snow. Of course, it could also end up being sunny and 50 degrees,…

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2017 Audi Q7 jets across holiday gatherings

My family is spread across Texas and Indiana, so when it comes to the holidays, there’s actual jetting involved, but also long drives in cars that rival private jets. While driving the Audi Q7, we had family gatherings a couple…

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid doesn’t look a day over 29

While the Honda Accord has been around over 40 years, the new Hybrid doesn’t look a day over 29. Its youthful smooth body with glistening lighting only serves to draw attention to the technology beneath the shredded sheetmetal. All that’s…

2017 Infiniti QX30 channels its inner Mercedes

The QX30 is a stylish little Infiniti crossover. Or, is it? Beneath the flowing chiseled bodywork are the bones and powertrain of the Mercedes-Benz GLA. That’s a good start, because despite a few quirks and princely price tag, it’s a…

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2017 Lexus ES350 is like Uncle Bob after winning the lottery (video review)

You’ve seen “Uncle Bob” on “lottery changed my life” shows where a blue collar worker wins the lottery, and suddenly he and The Mrs. are off on a home-buying spree. Soon, the garage is filled with luxury cars and he’s…

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2017 Volvo XC90 rules from China to Sweden (video review)

Even the key fob is a work of art, leaving a first impression of the XC90’s specialness. When Ford sold Volvo to China’s Geely nearly a decade ago, it was not known if the Swedish automaker would survive, thrive, or…

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2017 Nissan Rogue adds glitz and green

I was completely baffled when the first-generation Nissan Rogue raced up the sales charts to become one of the best-selling compact crossovers. It buzzed like your sleeping mother, contained more cheap plastic than a discount toy store, and steered as…

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2017 Buick LaCrosse speaks Avenir

A couple of years ago, Buick rolled out the Avenir concept car on opening night of the Detroit auto show. It was a big, proud sedan riding on a rear-drive architecture. It’s big wide grille, winged Buick logo, ventiported fenders,…

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2017 Fiat 500X Pops with its cute, rugged self

Fiat’s money-maker is its cute little face and urban-adventurous spirit. And while the smaller members of the family are oh too adorable, they’re not exactly rugged. That’s where the 500X rolls on-stage. It may look like it’s just a 500…

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts a revolution

Nearly 35 years after Chrysler introduced the original minivan, it again plots revolution. It’s only after a full day of driving the Pacifica Hybrid down California’s Pacific Coast Highway, through the canyons around Malibu and Hollywood, and on open Interstate…