Lexus NX 300h: a hybrid RAV4 that’s still butch but with a lot more luxury & glitter

Today, we’ve come to expect everything to be everything, so when it comes to cars, it’s not enough to be, say, just a sports car. It must now have luxury – and economy. Economy cars can’t just get you from…

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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,…

2016 Toyota Prius Four-Touring: A top-tier trim for top-tier eco-friendly types

When shopping for a car, one must not only know makes and models, but nowadays, one must know trims and trim levels.  Hopefully with a little help from your automotive friends on the World Wide Web, you’ll be able to…

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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…

First look: Brand new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is midsized SUV luxury aimed straight at Highlander, Escape

Volkswagen is entering the big SUV market in the U.S. in a very big way – and it’s counting on the prestige of German engineering to power it past its American rivals. In late October, Volkswagen introduced the world to…

First drive: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes aim at LGBT, sporty, and rugged types

Look out, Subaru, we’re coming to take away your gays! In a not-so-subtle attempt to steer car buyers away from the all-wheel drive performance that Subaru has perfected for decades, Volkswagen is introducing the Golf Alltrack, a car with constant…

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…

First drive: 2017 Nissan Armada is really huge, really cozy, and really gay

Ever been invaded by something big and overwhelming and Spanish? During the Renaissance, the Spanish Armada was a force to be reckoned with–until Queen Elizabeth I took it down a peg or three, that is. Today’s Armada is Japanese, not…

The 2017 Acura TLX has haters, but so what?

The 2017 Acura TLX is a sedan on a serious mission, and that is to duke it out with its midsize haters. Can the sleekly styled five-seater that glows with modernity still remain on the path to benchmark status? The…

Trump wins. Who loses?

President Donald Trump. That’s a phrase that many Americans never thought they’d hear, much less have to say with a straight face. The coming days and weeks will involve lots of analysis of yesterdays’ election results. Much of that analysis…