Tag: auto reviews

Short Report: Volvo kills the last of the bricks with the latest V90 Cross Country

Volvo station wagons are, and have been, cool without even trying. Arguments can be made whether the original PV445 Duett met the standard when it was new, but it sure is today. Its successor, the 140, the original “brick,” most certainly did. After all, it established the squared-off design parameters […]

Short Report: The refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 is a pick-your-own version of just right

We always want more. This is why warehouse stores exist, buy-one-get-one sales are plentiful, and garages are not utilized for vehicle storage. In fact, “more” itself no longer suffices and has morphed into “moar.” But are things really better, though? Ford says yes. After all, this year marks the 100th […]

The Spousal Report: Popularity does not prove worthiness, and the 2018 Lexus RX is a case in point

Nearly two decades have passed since the first RX went on sale, riding a ripple of enthusiasm for crossover SUVs that has since transformed into a towering tidal wave. Fast-forward to today, and the RX faces an onslaught of competitors from nearly every premium automaker. Nevertheless, it not only leads […]

First Drive: Redesigned for 2018, the Kia Rio proves cheap doesn’t mean crap

The last year has been a busy one for Kia. The South Korea-based automaker has introduced an all-new version of its full-size Cadenza sedan, put a new turbocharged engine in its top-selling Soul multi-activity vehicle, and is slowly launching the head-turning Stinger sports sedan. Not to be ignored is the […]

Head-to-Head: Chevrolet Bolt vs. Chevrolet Volt; which is the better EV?

While some automakers are working on introducing their first electric vehicles, Chevrolet already has two models that boast significant battery-only driving range and their names even rhyme. Besides their badges and the last three letters of their names, the Volt and the Bolt EV don’t have much in common. Besides […]

Short Report: Old-school style meets new-school smarts in the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A

Amidst the hurricane of hype swirling around electrified powertrains, it’s easy to miss the fact that we are living through a golden age of internal combustion engineering. Government regulations and market trends have forced some automakers to reduce engine sizes and supplement power with turbochargers or electric motors. Meanwhile, other […]

Ratings and Review: The updated 2017 Cadillac CTS is a refreshingly fun sport sedan that no one thinks about

Already boasting enthusiast-approved dynamics and award-winning safety, the 2017 Cadillac CTS is updated with new design elements and more technology. The list of changes includes addressing long-standing criticism of the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system. The next-generation system is now faster, more intuitive, better designed, and offers individual profile […]