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BMW X3 Combines Luxury, Sport and Utility

The redesigned BMW X3 has grown in just about every dimension: It’s slightly longer, wider and taller than previous models. There are two versions: one with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and one with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. Both models are only available with all-wheel drive. My road test was in the X3 M40i. The interiorRead More

Kia Stinger GT2

Driving the 2018 Kia Stinger GT2

Kia has built some nice products recently, but the all-new, five-door Stinger may be its best yet.

Ford Fusion Energi

Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion is a comfortable, great-looking car that should be at the top of your green car list. Check out our review.

Hyundai Elantra

Driving a 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra GT is a five-door front-wheel-drive hatchback powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 161 horsepower. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. In addition to the standard GT, there is the Elantra GT Sport which ups the performance by adding a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that produces 201 horsepower.Read More

Test Drive 2018 Volkswagen Golf.

Behind the Wheel of the 2018 VW Golf

The Golf is the car that started the “hot hatch” trend of fun-to-drive, peppy, great-handling hatchbacks. Based on AAA’s review, the latest version may be the best yet.

Kia Rio EX

Behind the Wheel of a 2018 Kia Rio EX

The all-new Kia Rio comes in both a four-door sedan and hatchback. There are three trim levels, the LX, EX and S. All models are powered by the same 130-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. Manual and automatic transmissions are available in all trims. I drove the EX hatchback version with an automatic transmission. These days, with minivansRead More


Behind the Wheel of the Mercedes-Benz E400

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe is one of only a few luxury coupes today. A coupe, by definition, has just two doors and because of that can be a bit of a compromise. The E400 Coupe is built from the slightly larger Mercedes-Benz E four-door platform, retaining the same characteristics – although in this case it seats justRead More

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

Driving the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

If you are shopping for a mid-sized, three-row SUV, the Santa Fe is certainly one to consider.

Promo shot of 2018 Volkswagon Tiguan

Reviews of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and and 2018 BMW 530e

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan $31,775 (Price as tested) | 4 cylinder, 184 hp | 21/27 mpg The all-new Tiguan has grown over the years to become one of the largest sport-utility vehicles in the segment. It comes in several trim levels and with front- or all-wheel drive. To put it in perspective, it’s 10 inches longer thanRead More