2021 Ford Bronco Sport OBX Handles Its Bourbon

It takes a special kind of vehicle to handle its bourbon.  No, I don’t mean drinking it.  And, I would never suggest a human driver should imbibe behind the wheel.  Not cool.  But, there are vehicles that enjoy a good…

2021 Nissan Rogue Is Confused For A Volvo

“Are you driving the new Volvo out in the parking?” asked my co-worker as he walked into the building.  “Nah, that’s the redesigned Nissan Rogue,” I replied.  “Looks good!”  True that, and it’s easy to understand why the uninitiated might…

Ford Ranger Tremor, Maverick Are Opposites To Attract Urban Drivers

Ford builds the best-selling truck in the world, the F-150, but not everybody wants or needs a full-size pickup with immense capability.  Whether you prefer something smaller for trail carving or an affordable hybrid for urban yard duties, Ford has…

General Motors Takes Us Super Cruisin’

General Motors envisions an automotive future filled with autonomous electric vehicles.  A certain California-based automaker has shown that can be a perilous road, but the big automaker from Detroit is taking a more pragmatic approach with its hands-off Super Cruise…

2021 Buick Envision Casts Off The Frump

If you still think of Buick as the frumpy sedan-wielding brand your grandmother adored, you’ve had your head in the drink for too long and need to cast those thoughts aside.  Gone are the sedans and wagons of your parents’…

2021 Ford Bronco Sport: The Urban Icon That Enjoys Adventure

Many vehicles have worn the iconic Bronco badge over the decades from the original compact off-roader in 1965 to the F-150 derived second generation most famous for carrying O.J. Simpson and the Ranger-based Bronco II in the 1980s.  A new…

2021 Chevy Malibu Covers The Basics Beautifully And Efficiently

On a recent trip to Seattle, I walked out to the rental car zone to pick my ride.  There sat an array of roomy crossovers and well-equipped compacts, but amongst them was an entry-level Chevy Malibu with silver paint and…

HYUNDAI TUCSON, VELOSTER N ARE SERIOUSLY ENGAGING

For a long time, Hyundai has stood for quality cars with handsome styling and value pricing.  But, they weren’t especially engaging.  That’s been changing recently and is especially apparent with the completely redesigned 2022 Tucson compact crossover and 2021 Veloster…

2021 Toyota RAV4, Venza: Two Suits, Same Hybrid Closet

It’s good to have a well-stocked closet with clothes for a night on the town and for hiking with your date.  Even better if your closet is a garage and there are two efficient Toyota’s residing inside.  Get your mid-size…

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible Finds Detroit Through Ohio

When driving to Detroit, all roads apparently go through Ohio.  Or, so the Lexus LC500 Convertible’s navigation system would have me believe.  I went to school in Michigan and never traveled through Ohio to get there, but every time I…