Category: auto

Mercedes gives GLE350 big makeover for 2020

Pros: •handsome, stylish body •exceptional interior design with lots of space •plethora of safety and useful equipment  Cons: •takes a lot of cash to own one •could use a little more power While some folks are trying to decide which 2019 vehicle is worth purchasing, most companies are rolling out a few 2020 vehicles to

Ford F-150 is a top dog luxury vehicle in hiding

Ford has ruled the truck world for decades with its “there’s a trim for that” F-150, which is one of the best trucks for the money. Sometimes it’s a lot of money, especially if you go for the top dog Limited trim. That trim is what Ford let me drive for a week. When I

Hyundai Santa Fe XL goes big for buyers

Hyundai has one of the most complete line of vehicles a consumer can choose from. Sporty car, comfy sedan or crossover SUV – the company offers a great choice in all of these categories. You can now add the Santa Fe XL to that list. The Santa Fe XL is a three-row version of the

CT6 drives you to your next stop. No, seriously.

It’s been a while since Cadillac was on my list of luxury cars to own. There have been a few things that I really liked such as the CTS and the glorious CTS-V station wagon, but mostly, the brand was an afterthought. Now there’s this CT6 that just got my full attention. Yes, Caddy’s full-size

Subaru Ascent climbs into crowded field

That crowded SUV field I’m always talking about just got another player. Meet the Subaru Ascent, the company’s latest attempt at a seven seat vehicle. Subaru has done this before, you ask? Yep. That was the Tribeca, a kinda odd but competent vehicle that was kinda midsized. Subaru produced it for eight years but didn’t

Ioniq hybrid stares down rival Toyota Prius

Hyundai’s Ioniq hybrid makes it loud and clear  the company wants to wrestle the best small hybrid crown from Toyota. It just might. The Ioniq comes in a couple of forms, gas/electric hybrid and the plug-in version. My test car was a gas/electric version that had loads of bells and whistles and a good bit

Toyota’s Corolla hatchback is loads of fun

Toyota (www.toyota.com) isn’t one of those companies that buyers choose if they are looking for a hot hatchback, especially if Corolla is plastered on the car.  Nope. Corollas are sensible, reliable and comfortable, somethings  you’d say about a favorite pair of shoes.  Well, probably by the time you read this, Toyota will be selling the

GMC Canyon has heart of truck, soul of car

The Canyon is a mid-size pickup that has the good looks of General Motors’s much larger pickups. It is essentially a more upscale version of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup. Throw in its Denali package and it’s way more upscale than a Colorado. My test vehicle’s red quartz tint-coat was an exceptionally deep hue which enhanced

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport looks, acts the part of sporty car

Infiniti has always been one of my favorite luxury brands, despite the disastrous ad campaign that launched the brand. Remember the salmon swinging upstream? Never did see that Q45 did we. Ok, that was nearly 30 years ago and the brand certainly has proven itself worthy against well established luxury marks. Infiniti has added some