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Ford Mustang EcoBoost Is Not Just For Gearheads

Ford is relaunching the legendary Mustang Mach 1 for 2021.  I’m excited for it and can’t wait to throttle its big powerful V8 engine.  I’m also a fan of the demonic Shelby GT500 and its 760 horsepower supercharged V8.  Both…

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2021 Volvo XC60 Recharges Its Automaker’s Reputation

Volvo has a well-earned reputation for building autos that protect their passengers, but the automaker is expanding its compassion for humans to include the environment.  It has launched its Polestar electric vehicle division and offers an all-electric XC40 compact crossover,…

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2021 Land Rover Defender Is Committed

If you’ve watched television during the last few weeks, you likely saw commercials for a new Land Rover.  You know, the one that fords water, rips across desert, rescues a ditch-bound truck, and even races horses and elephants.  When it…

A Trio Of Fantasy Sleighs Put A Sparkle On 2021

It’s been a rough year during which many of us thought Christmas would never come.  While the Grinch of COVID present has certainly tried, the holiday season has arrived right on time.  As Santa prepares for his vast winter ride,…

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…

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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. …