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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…

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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. …

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2020 Ford F-350 Causes A Tremor

Almost nobody needs a Super Duty pickup that’s capable of towing a small yacht or taming the roughest terrain, but it sure is comforting to know you have that capability.  A truck like that is especially tempting when it’s dressed…

2020 Cadillac XT6 Is The Stylish Transport For You And Your Posse

Cadillac has long hosted fashion shows with acres of flat sheetmetal, glistening chrome, and cabins drenched with all the finest materials.  This once meant block-long sedans, but people aren’t buying sedans – they’re buying SUVs.  Until recently, Cadillac’s runway was…

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2020 Lexus LC500 Asks, “Am I A Supercar?”

I was online doing research about the 2020 Lexus LC500 and saw a post that asked, “Is the Lexus LC500 a supercar?”  I had to stop and think for a moment.  A decade ago, the answer would have been a…

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2020 Chevy Bolt Is GM’s Electrified Bridge To The Future

It seems the future is always getting further away.  One man’s atomic-powered starship is another’s supercharged muscle car.  My first brush with the future came when I drove the infamous GM EV1 electric car back in 1996.  It was smooth,…

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2020 Toyota Yaris Speaks Fluent Cool

I read stories all of the time about how expensive cars are getting.  Sure, if you look at large three-row rolling rumpus rooms with video monitors, surround-sound audio, and enough gadgets for the vehicle to virtually drive itself, cars are…

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Is Adept At Hiking – And Cruising

I didn’t expect much when the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD arrived.  I knew it would be a well-behaved, and well-built compact crossover, but it’s always had an image of being a bit, um, “chic”.  But, the latest generation sports sheet…

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Hangs On The Road

Mazda has some of the most talented designers on the planet.  Based on the brand’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design philosophy, its cars appear taut and sculpted, expressing exactly what they’re like to drive.  The Mazda3 hatch is one of…