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2017 Land Rover Discovery articulates its purpose

I had seen the sleek new Land Rover Discovery in photos and didn’t really think it was that big of a deal. I mean, it looked like another fancy off-roader and not that much different from the Discovery Sport. But,…

First Drive: All-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan may be finally ready for America

Volkswagen admits up front that it has work to do before it can regain the trust of U.S. shoppers.  It’s starting by offering a 6-year / 72,000-mile transferable warranty on the new 2018 Tiguan, which is 11 inches longer than the…

First Drive: 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is a ‘Shantay, you stay’

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is here, and it’s a spunky pocket bear, perfect for all your wild bear fantasies but nice enough to bring to those Lutheran potlucks where at least one person lifts a plate to see whose…

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio expands the definition of an ‘Italian sports car’ [video review]

If your idea of an Italian car is something small, sexy, fast, and with two seats, then with the first-ever 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelivio, two out of four ain’t bad. Named for the Stelvio Pass, the highest paved mountain pass…

Does the 2017 Lincoln Continental have star quality?

Believe it or not, nearly 80 years ago, the Lincoln Continental hit the scene. It was always a luxe ride right from the start, a real head-turner. As a matter of fact, back in 1940, architect extraordinaire Frank Lloyd Wright…

Redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is so camp

Is there anything better than waking up in a tent to the sound of thunder, lightning, and rain pattering? I’m crazy, but I love it. If there’s anything better, it’s knowing the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is sitting outside, able…

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD: A bear that’s comfortable in town or the country

The Nissan Armada has come a long way since its launch back in 2003, when it was known as the Pathfinder’s “Country Cousin” and had one of the highest number of consumer complaints listed by Consumer Reports. The latest version…

2017 Lexus GX 460: Big, bold, beautiful and better with bears

I was in Dallas recently for the annual Texas Bear Round Up, hosted each year by the ever-loving and easy-swinging Dallas Bears. To clarify, there are no bears that must be caught via a Wonder Woman lasso, as catching a human…

Volkswagen opens its Atlas for a very big trip

Somewhere in the back of our collective minds, we still associate Volkswagen with Beetles. And while VW still builds very cool little Beetles, it makes its mint on sedans, wagons, and crossovers like the Passat, Jetta, and Tiguan. But, none…

2017 Buick Encore: I felt so relaxed in this car

As I was driving this year’s Buick Encore, which has a few styling upgrades from 2016, many people, including passengers, were a bit miffed.  They still make Buicks? I thought Buicks were supposed to be boats with port and starboard…