2017 Toyota RAV4: A sash queen that delivers on all pre-competition promises (especially safety)

If you are a compact SUV or a crossover SUV, or any type of CSUV (Mariska Hargitay must be in there somewhere), you have a lot of competition on your hands.  There is no way to knock off the competition…

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT: A marriage of power and traction

The Ellis Ranch Event and Wedding Center in Loveland, Colorado recently hosted the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Winter Drive–a showcase for the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe. Located an hour north of Denver, the Event Center and…

2017 Infiniti QX80: The powerhouse you want for year-round pride

Goodness, this is a big car! I say that because even with my decades of gay experience, I still get impressed by something this big, this shiny and this attractive.  Bathed in the color of lusty cocoa powder, it felt…

2017 Toyota Corolla iM: the little crown that isn’t just for princes and princesses

Last week, Sam gave us his take on the Toyota Corolla iM. Now, Dave offers his $0.02 on the company’s sporty new compact car. If you jumped in a time machine, set the clock back to October 1966 and arrived…

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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 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 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…