2020 Mazda CX-30: Starting at $22K, This Car is You!

…And with mileage of 25 city / 33 highway, this maybe is just what your pandemic strapped budget is demanding. The CX-30 is, for all intents and purposes, the Mazda 3, only an SUV, kinda sorta, and a smidge bigger…

2020 Toyota Camry Gets Kissed By TRD

I had a nice sunny day and decided to go for a drive.  Apexes were being clipped, highways were getting slayed, and I was as one with a tight-handling sport sedan that inhales inspiration from its NASCAR siblings.  The car…

Hummer Makes Its Return As A Big Buff Electric Truck

Facing an onslaught of electric trucks from Rivian, Tesla, and Ford, GMC adopted the Hummer brand for an all-new super truck packing 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque, and the ability to zap 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.  As the…

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Is A Four-Door Typhoon

Back in 1991, one of the fastest vehicles you could buy was the GMC Typhoon – a high-performance version of the Jimmy, stoked with a 280 horsepower turbocharged V6 engine and electronic all-wheel-drive that could run 0-60 mph in 5.3…

Meet the new kid on the block, the 2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai has added a new “urban compact” to its SUV mix—the 2020 Venue. Even though the vehicle is the teeniest offering by the manufacturer, slipping in right below its sis, the Kona, it is still categorized as a five-seater. The…

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2020 Chevy Corvette Changes Its Orientation

Kids have been hanging out of car windows screaming, grown adults stopping in my driveway to take photos, and minions asking lists of questions at gas stations.  Any number of fellow drivers waved their hands for me to roll down…

The 2020 Lexus LS 500 F Sport is class and sass

The luxury class category typically represents the leading edge of performance, comfort, styling, safety, and technology. Once you’ve gotten behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle, you are spoiled for life! Bottom line, a luxe ride is all about refinement….

The Next New Player On The American Automotive Scene Is…

Are we ready for a new brand of vehicle in the next couple of years? We’re not talking about an electric vehicle startup. Or, a brand that has sold in the country before, but left some decades ago. We’re talking…

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2020 Cadillac CT4 Beats The Germans Without Selling Its Sassy Soul

I once had a rousing debate with a respected General Motors PR rep about why Cadillac could never seem to compete with the Germans.  There have been exceptions:  The original ’76 Seville, ’92 STS, and any number of V-Series among…

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2020 Fiat 500X Sport Is The Affordable Exotic Italian Crossover

So I’m driving along, thinking about life, and contemplating all of the affordable Italian crossovers I’d love to own.  I mean, there’s the Lamborghini Urus.  Yeah, right, it starts over $200,000.  Then, there’s the Maserati Levante and its Ferrari V8. …