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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Bucks Crossover Trend

One of my good friends, who owns a Mercedes C-Class wagon with nearly 200,000 miles, recently asked what vehicle she should buy next.  She really wants a new C-Class wagon, but alas, they are no longer imported to the U.S. …

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2020 Kia Telluride Revels In Its Refined Britishness

I wish I could buy a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the most bombastically British SUV dump trucks of money can buy.  It invigorates like a Miami Beach nightclub, rides like an all-terrain cloud, luxuriates with scar-free leather, and stages grand exits from…

Ford Mustang Begins Second Chapter With 2021 Mach-E Crossover

Lee Iacocca introduced the Ford Mustang on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.  In its first full year of production, it sold 559,451 units as it was propelled up the sales charts by Baby Boomers seeking their…

RIVIAN PREVIEWS ITS ELECTRIC TRUCKS NEAR NORMAL, IL FACTORY

What can travel 400 miles without gasoline, runs 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, and can grille dinner for a week? It can also ford three feet of water, tow 11,000 pounds, and haul 1,764 lbs. of payload. It’s the all-electric…

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2019 M2 Competition Sets BMW Straight

When BMW began using the tagline “The Ultimate Driving Machine” decades ago, it was not referring to over-wrought luxury models like the X5 and 7-Series that have become the brand’s recent hallmarks. No, it was referring to spirited little coupes…

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2019 Mazda3 Is Simply Beautiful

Photos really do not do this car justice. It’s a designer’s car. It’s an engineer’s car. And, most importantly, it is a driver’s car. And, if you’re just a happy grandma looking for an efficient way to get your groceries…

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2019 Maserati Levante Is A Very Grand Touring Machine

I doubt the cornfields in Jefferson County, Indiana have ever heard the high wail of a Ferrari V8. My daughter and I are clipping corners and leveling hills as we blitz to Clifty Falls State Park in the Maserati Levante…

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2019 Ford Ranger Is Better Than Its Reviews

I recently read a review of mid-size pickups in one of the auto magazines where the editors ranked the 2019 Ford Ranger at the bottom of the list against competitors like the Jeep Renegade, Chevy Colorado, and Honda Ridgeline. I…

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Sinful 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 Is No Normal Mustang

Racing is embedded in the Ford Mustang’s DNA, reaching nearly to its inception and wholly amplified through Ford’s association with the late Carroll Shelby. In recent years, Shelbys have come with the stickiest tires, biggest wings, and all the power…

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2019 VW Jetta GLI Would Please Ron Popeil

Go ahead and guess the price of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition. Nope, it’s not $49,999. It’s not even $44,999 nor $39,999. It’s not 34,999 nor $29,999 either. Get ready for a Ron Popeil-worthy price on this…