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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…

That’s so gay: introducing the spunky, peppy 2017 Toyota (not Scion) Corolla iM

Just as the Scion brand was getting ready for the guillotine last year, two new, cleverly named Scions, the iA and the iM, were introduced.  The reception was positive, and I enjoyed both vehicles (see my 2016 review here). But…

Can the 2017 Infiniti Q50 rub fenders with the best of them?

The Infiniti brand has always been a gamer, trying its damnedest to go wheel-to-wheel with the Deutschland crew (Audi, BMW, Mercedes) and Japanese premium-packers (Lexus, Acura). The brand also mixes it up with such American lux automakers as Lincoln and…

2017 GMC Acadia Denali: Top-tier, pretty, and not pretentious, but …..

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something is missing with the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali, a nice car if there ever was one. This queen of Denalis is an attractive package indeed, offering a 3.6-liter V6-engine that…

2017 Mazda CX-3: A space-age blast where space is at a premium

Long and short, I’m not wild about the interior room of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 but I love the engine and the spunk this little devil has when you let it rip on the road. This year’s 2017 CX-3 (where…

That’s so gay: 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid is practical, which almost makes it perfect

Apparently, I have a reputation for really liking smart practical cars that aren’t particularly fast or overly flashy.  Mind you, I love flash and glitter, but in the morning, ultimately I need something that will get me going. Safely. I…

Does the 2017 Dodge Durango have ‘It’ factor?

Once upon a time, the Dodge Durango was a pretty ho-hum SUV: nondescript, just a vehicular impersonation of a blank canvas. “Ouch,” you say? Well, I’m on a roll, so I’ll just add that the Durango was a lump of…

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…

2017 Nissan Rogue: the date your mother told you was worth your time

I like to think of this year’s Nissan Rogue as the girlfriend/boyfriend you should try at least once to see if you can really be happy with something/someone that is an all-around good thing but perhaps nothing that can impress…

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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….