2021 Cadillac Escalade: Turn-of-the-(21st)-Century Largess and Style

Ever since it hit the scene, The Cadillac Escalade has been the ride to get if you want to get noticed. It’s big, it’s splashy, and – to be perfectly honest – it’s loud.  And that’s the whole point: You…

2021 Acura TLX: Midsized Sedan 21st Century Luxury

At just under $40K US, this year’s TLX is worth consideration and only comes with one notable downside IMHO: there really is almost no room in the backseats. That said, the interior luxury cannot be overstated.  There really is wood and…

2021 Mazda3: Affordable, Practical, Right for the Job

Prices start at $20,650 US for the sedan. Mileage is 28 city / 36 highway. Drowsy driver alert, lane-keep assist and frontal-collision mitigation are standard.  Whenever are trying to decide what to buy, there is always a give and take.  …

2021 Chevy Trailblazer: Not your father’s Trail Blazer

The Chevy Trailblazer is back – but in name only. Chevy decided to bring the nameplate back after a long absence. The new incarnation is a small crossover SUV that really does have a lot of pep, more ground clearance, more aggressive…

2021 Honda Odyssey: For All Your Family. And most of all – You.

About the only downside to the 2021 Honda Odyssey is that you have to remove the second row of seats to get maximum cargo space from the vehicle.  That said, unless you are in need of using all of its…

2020 Toyota Highlander: When you need a little help

The Toyota Highlander, once consider the ultimate soccer mom car, has truly come a long way when it comes to coolness. Yes, it is still practical.  It can still do everything, just like Wilma Flintstone and June Cleaver can, only in…

2020 Mazda CX-30: Starting at $22K, This Car is You!

…And with mileage of 25 city / 33 highway, this maybe is just what your pandemic strapped budget is demanding. The CX-30 is, for all intents and purposes, the Mazda 3, only an SUV, kinda sorta, and a smidge bigger…

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…