Tag: V6

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

QX50 crossover keeps Infiniti in the game, begs for update

Infiniti has tried hard to get its mojo back. Introduced the same year as Lexus, the company bolted on the scene with the Q45, a stunning piece that gave Jaguar a serious challenge. It hasn’t had a big sedan that adventurous since, probably because it’s more concerned with trucks and crossovers. That’s not a big

Land Rover LR4 handles any terrain

I am fond of Land Rovers. The British really know how to build a luxury SUV. But why would I buy a $100,000 vehicle to take it bashing through the woods? A dent in something this good looking would be a pity. Yeah, I know, you can say the same about almost any other SUV

Murano gets bolder styling, better ride and handling

Nissan continues to make its SUV and crossover lineup interesting. It isn’t afraid to push the styling envelope which is seen on the restyled 2015 Murano. A little bigger, bolder and more fuel efficient than the model it replaces, this new Murano may be all the SUV you need. I say SUV but I think

Audi Q7 loaded with luxury but showing its age

  The luxury SUV market has become a very crowded field. There’s hardly a marque that doesn’t have such a vehicle or plan to have such a vehicle within the next couple of years. There are some really good ones. The Audi Q7 is one of those good ones. Yes, it has its age issues

Acura’s RLX moves company in right direction

Acura used to strike fear in the hearts of luxury car makers. This upstart Japanese firm offered two cars which were done so well that others were trying to catch up. Yes, the entry-level Integra and the “near luxury” Legend were the talk. I mean the talk. Many people wanted them, especially the Legend, a

Caddy’s ATS is one special sports sedan

Well, well, what’s this? Cadillac makes a serious push into the luxury compact sedan segment. Yes, that’s right. If you haven’t heard, the ATS is the real deal. It’s done so right that Audi, BMW Lexus and Infiniti need to take notice. The ATS is so strong it was voted automobile of the year at

Infiniti JX35 SUV is well crafted, balanced effort

The luxury SUV market is saturated with good product. Big behemoths filled with leather, wood, fancy entertainment systems and big engines that whisk you down the road with very little fanfare. So how do you make your product stand out among the crowd? Add a bit more polish, little more leather, more horsepower? That works,

Stealthy Maxima still Nissan’s top offering

I once thought Nissan should drop the Maxima. What’s the point? The Altima is nearly the same size, is cheaper and is nearly identical in look. So I thought. I changed my mind when I drove a Maxima recently. The Altima is a very good family sedan. The Maxima is a nearly great four door

Ford bullish on 2013 Taurus restyle, options

Ford set the automotive industry on its collective ear when it introduced the 1986 Taurus sedan in late 1985. The chiefs at the other car companies dismissed it as being too radical and the public wouldn’t go for it. Wrong. It was a huge hit, so much so that others tried to follow too quickly