That’s so gay: 2017 Acura MDX is big, bulky, butch and quite the beauty

Ever gone out with someone whose size rivaled that of the Jolly Green Giant?  Did the “big reveal” show that your massive companion was anatomically proportional, making you feel as though you were standing at the feet of Abraham Lincoln…

Trump has a self-driving car council, too. Want to guess how well it’s working?

After taking office in January, president Donald Trump put together a number of advisory councils to solicit input on important topics and build relationships with America’s movers and shakers. Then came the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia and Trump’s bungled…

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2017 Cadillac Escalade flashes bling from grille to fins [video review]

Cadillacs are supposed to be big, bold, crisply styled, and filled to the headliner with advanced luxury conveniences. You should be able to identify one from three football fields away. The Escalade does that and more, flashing bling from grille…

That’s so gay: 2017 Chrysler 300 is the big Mary of muscle cars

Well, if I had a spare $35,000 plus, I would consider getting this Queen Mary of muscle cars! If you are into big queens who know how to roar past crowded aisles and slow-moving queues, you will enjoy the Chrysler…

Conceptual artist imagines our cyborg future, uniting cars & drivers

A new exhibition opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s called “The Roadable Synapse” (terrible name, I know), and it was developed in partnership with Hyundai. In a nutshell, the artist, Jonathon Keats, has envisioned a…

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2017 Land Rover Discovery articulates its purpose

I had seen the sleek new Land Rover Discovery in photos and didn’t really think it was that big of a deal. I mean, it looked like another fancy off-roader and not that much different from the Discovery Sport. But,…

Study: As expected, Uber & Lyft are causing a Carpocalypse

For years, automakers, industry analysts, and more than a few studies have suggested that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will take increasingly larger bites out of the auto market. (The effect is magnified by self-driving tech, in case you…

First Drive: All-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan may be finally ready for America

Volkswagen admits up front that it has work to do before it can regain the trust of U.S. shoppers.  It’s starting by offering a 6-year / 72,000-mile transferable warranty on the new 2018 Tiguan, which is 11 inches longer than the…

First Drive: 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is a ‘Shantay, you stay’

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is here, and it’s a spunky pocket bear, perfect for all your wild bear fantasies but nice enough to bring to those Lutheran potlucks where at least one person lifts a plate to see whose…

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio expands the definition of an ‘Italian sports car’ [video review]

If your idea of an Italian car is something small, sexy, fast, and with two seats, then with the first-ever 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelivio, two out of four ain’t bad. Named for the Stelvio Pass, the highest paved mountain pass…