2018 Dodge Durango R/T is a Challenger for the sensible driver

Who wouldn’t want a Dodge Challenger with a big, hulking HEMI engine? They’re a blast to drive with their big engines and Mercedes-derived architecture. But, what if you want to pick up friends and hit the clubs? Or drop off…

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum is a butch queen’s parade float: Casey’s complete video review

Pickups have the reputation of being the realm of jerky-chewing, tobacco spitting manly men, but in Platinum trim, the Ford F-150 can not only pull parade floats, but would also be a the perfect, flashy ride for any queen. Ford’s…

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport: Perfect for adventures big and small

The first-generation Nissan Rogue Sport (which is technically the second-generation Nissan Qashqai) is a street-savvy, versatile crossover that’s nicely equipped for life’s daily activities or routine-breaking grand adventures. With its modern design and stylish, sports car-inspired looks, the Sport is…

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2018 Volkswagen Golf makes smiles on long rides [video review]

So, here was the mission over Memorial Day Weekend: Drive to see my grandma and uncle, have lunch, zip across the state to visit my parents at a state park, spend the night in their rolling condo so I can…

2018 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD: The perfect vehicle for Statler and Waldorf

Remember the two codgers that sat in the audience of The Muppet Show?  Created by the late Jim Henson, Statler and Waldorf were known for their cantankerous opinions as they hurled heckles from their balcony seats. The elderly characters consistently jeered…

2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC Plug-In Hybrid: A safe, sumptuous SUV

The GLE is Mercedes-Benz’s midsized luxury SUV, and while it’s always been praised for its styling and elegance, mileage has remained anemic, recently rated at just 23 mpg combined. So, Mercedes addressed that issue by developing a hybrid version. Now,…

2018 Nissan Armada Reserve: Mass-market battle tank wears silk gloves

Take your pick of three-row, mass-market battle tanks that are designed to take you and your tribe cross-country on a wild adventure–or just cross-town to a ripping restaurant. Open the menu to the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Toyota…

2018 BMW X2: Station wagon meets luxury, and it’s impressive

In almost every ad for the 2018 BMW X2, you’ll see the X2 bathed in this honey Dijon color that’s officially called Galvanic Gold Metallic, which, well, okay…. It’s a color that makes it easy to find in the Menards…

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid isn’t (only) your grandmamma’s car: video review

The Toyota Camry has the reputation of being a boring car for old people. That’s disrespectful for both the car and older drivers. I think if you spent time with the 2018 Camry Hybrid, you’d agree this is no longer…

That’s so gay: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is compact fun, sun, and vroom

I love driving the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI! This a spirited car that goes all over the country with a muscular 2.0-liter engine cranking out 220 horses. Few small cars can pull that off, much less do it well.  The…