2020 Mazda 3: At $21,500, this will work just fine!

There might indeed be pandemic weight gain on my part…..  …..but I did find it a bit more challenging to get in and out of this year’s Mazda3, an all-around excellent small car – assuming you can get in and…

2020 Hyundai Venue: A newborn that’s spunky and agile

As if cars could not get any smaller…… The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a brand-new model and it is five-inches shorter than its slightly older and longer sister, the Kona (a car I really, really like). It is technically and…

2020 Subaru Legacy: Indeed, What a Legacy!

What’s not to love about the Subaru Legacy, now celebrating its 31st birthday, depending on who’s counting.  (Yeah, well, I think it’s been around since Melissa Ethridge was straight, or at least since k.d. lang was singing country western music.) Prices start at $22,745.  Mileage…

2020 Kia Soul: You Can Afford This LGBTQ+ Gem

Editor’s Note: the test-drive of this vehicle was conducted pre-pandemic. $17,490.  27 city / 33 highway.  Groovy AF (not Air Force). I have a friend in San Diego who was looking for his ultimate SoCal bounce-around Hillcrest (Gay Town) car – and…

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Solid, Small-to-Midland SUV

Editor’s note: This test-drive was conducted before any lockdowns for coronavirus went into effect. The 2020 VW Tiguan is small, kinda midsized SUV that can slide right into the middle-of-the-road of all the SUVs that are out there on the…

2020 Toyota Sienna: If you have dependents, you need a vehicle like this

I gotta tell ya, I like the Toyota Sienna. Sure, it struggles for love.  It’s a minivan, long and short of it. It’s a classic, and here in the days of sportier and faster SUVs that look younger and prettier and…

Brand-New 2020 Kia Telluride: Good Terms and Big Deals Available

Editor’s Note: This vehicle was tested before the coronavirus restrictions were in place. Life goes on regardless of what else is going on out there, whatever out there is.   You may need to get a new car, one that can…

2020 Honda Pilot: Various online financing options now available

I will admit, I have had difficulty writing about cars during the coronavirus pandemic.  Dealerships are closed, 2020 inventory is drying up, manufacturers are (kindly) shifting gears to make ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment……  It’s a rough world out there.  Should…

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Thumbs Up on Entry Price and Fuel Economy

Never heard of Mitsubishi?  Thought they only made aluminum foil or electronics? You can hardly be blamed for not knowing that they make cars and have a presence in the United States and throughout the world, limited as it may…

First Look: 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport Hits It ‘Outta Da Park’

Volkswagen scored a big consumer win with the introduction of the midsized Atlas SUV a few years back, and with the introduction of the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport this autumn, I think they have another American winner on their hands….