The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is a good thing

Once upon a time, the Chevy Cruze had the visual excitement of navel lint. Fast forward to the present, thankfully, as Chevy took the eye-catching design route, snatched away that fleet appeal of its Cruze, and brought to the table…

2017 Toyota Tacoma Part 2: TRD Off-Road really can go off-track in style

You can read part one of Sam’s review of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road here. Okay, okay, I know I look great in a truck, but for some reason, no one really believes that I know how to drive…

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG drops the hammer on crossovers

AMG has a long history of being Mercedes’ in-house gym, delivering cars as diverse as the GT-S supercar that blips 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and G65, a 621 horsepower brick-square mountain goat with a biturbo V12. But, its card…

That’s so gay: 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a gentle blast but behaves as needed

You’re probably not going to win any races or gain any new A-Gay friends based solely on the fact that you own and drive a Passat. In fact, it’s possible few will ever notice that you drive a Passat, except…

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid stretches extremes

When I first drove a Toyota Prius nearly two decades ago and envisioned a future full of hybrids, the Highlander crossover is not exactly what I had in mind. I mean, here is a full-size, three-row crossover loaded to the…

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2017 Ford Focus RS backs up bold color choice

Any car bold enough to wear Nitrous Blue paint and a wing on its hatch better be able to back it up. When its badges include “Ford” and “Focus”, one has to wonder about its fortitude. But, this is no…

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD, part 1: The top ‘Pro’ trim is a Texas-plus winner

You know you’re incredibly good-looking when even the straight guys call you handsome. That’s one of the words that Dan Edmunds, the big cheese at Edmunds.com, uses to describe the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. He likes this year’s midsized truck from Toyota,…

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2017 Range Rover Evoque rips off its top for summer [video review]

As summer approaches, we’re going to have many 80-degree days with clear blue skies and gentle breezes. And, you may be looking at your SUV thinking, “I sure wish I had a convertible instead of this hulking beast.” Apparently, the…

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In 2017, Jeep follows its all-new Compass [video review]

Jeep is one of the hottest automotive brands on the planet, building strengths not only from its iconic Wrangler, but also from crossovers like the Renegade, Patriot, and all-new 2017 Compass. Sure, each of these is among the most off-road…

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: more fun than a Miata

My frequent Gaywheels readers–you know who you are–recognize that I’m a big fan of fast cars and convertibles. Some of my past articles have chronicled that love of speed and top-down-driving-pleasure, and maybe my no-nonsense style. So, despite the fact that…