2024 Kia EV9 GT-LINE AWD Long Range Review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the Lexus TX 500h, and came away impressed with the large 3-row SUV’s overall efficiency, and Lexus lusciousness. But where the TX uses a hybrid powertrain, there are still plenty of folks looking to find a 3-row, EV SUV.  So, it was perfect timing that we got into a Kia EV9 to compare. We were not only interested to see how the EV9 stacks up against the Lexus, but also to see how compares to the Kia Telluride – one of the most popular 3-row SUVs on the market. Let’s check it out! Boxy but Futuristic The …

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Jaguar’s New Electric GT Will Be Bold Gamble, Starts at $125k and Will Make Debut In Key Market

When Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) revealed that they were embarking on an ambitious and expensive rebranding campaign last year, the firm made it clear that it was treating this as an all-or-nothing play. The program saw the company not only shorten its name to JLR, but also split Land Rover’s models into individual brands. One other item that flew below the radar up until now is the full electrification of Jaguar which will also simultaneously push the brand upmarket as JLR attempts to compete with Bentley and Porsche.  A new report suggests that Jaguar will start its EV revolution …

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Next Generation Mazda CX-5 To Get Hybrid Model, WIll Maintain Mazda’s Green Push

Mazda is on a push to expand its green ambitions and is slowly building up towards an all-electrified lineup of vehicles. However, the company is working with what it’s got and is currently expanding its lineup of hybrid vehicles. While the CX-90 and the CX-70 are the latest examples of models getting the hybrid treatment, the aging CX-5 has been bucking the trend with its engine choices. While the current CX-5 will soldier on without a hybrid engine, that will be changing when the next generation model appears with Mazda quietly confirming that the next generation model will get a …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid – Sipping Fuel In Style

Compact cars have long been relegated to the role of being basic transportation with style and features once being considered a mere afterthought. However, with CUVs putting the pressure on these vehicles both in terms of demand and sales, automakers have been forced to inject these vehicles with more style and substance as they attempt to preserve the business case for making these vehicles. One of these offerings is the 2024 Hyundai Elantra with the four-door compact attempting to stand out by offering a wide range of trims and performance options. The hybrid is hoping to appeal to those that …

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2024 Lexus TX 500h F Sport Review by Ben Lewis

A couple interesting trends have been happening the last year or so in SUV world. First of all, everyone is going rugged – Subaru Wilderness, Honda Trailsport, etc. And design is also going that direction – the Hyundai Santa Fe, Land Cruiser and others celebrating being big, blocky and in your face. The other trend that’s heating up again is the three-row SUV. While we’ve seen vehicle likes the Kia Telluride being a big hit, new models that are less off-road and more lux like the Toyota Grand Highlander, to the Volvo XC90 are trying to muscle in on the …

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2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Road Test Review by Ben Lewis

If you haven’t noticed, we’re seeing a resurgence in rugged, off-road type crossovers and SUV’s. From Honda’s TrailSport to Nissan’s Rock Creek editions, people are lining up for that extra-capable, extra-rugged look. And Subaru has been happily playing in that sandbox. We’ve tested the Outback Wilderness, and Forester Wilderness, and enjoyed them both, for their added outdoors-capable look, and upgraded running gear. So now, Subie has added an all-new Crosstrek Wilderness model, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it! Crosstrek Gone Wild! Well, there’s no doubt about what you’re seeing when you look at it – this …

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TWR Gets Into Restomodding Trend With Jagaur Based Supercat, Will Be Limited To 88 Units

The resto-modding craze has picked up steam over the past few years with modified versions of the Volvo P1800 and the Porsche 928 being a few notable examples of this trend in action. However, the folks at TWR have decided to raise the bar up a notch and have formally unveiled the TWR Supercat which will be limited to 88 units when it enters production.   Supercat Shares XJ-S Hardware The Supercat is a wild beast, but it gets its DNA from a 1976 Jaguar XJ-S. The XJ-S was the controversial replacement for the Jaguar E-Type and attempted to offer …

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Tesla’s Cybertruck Gets Software Update To Make It More Capable

While the Tesla Cybertruck began rolling out to customers five months ago, it was readily apparent that it was missing some core pickup truck features and was instead relying on some of its core essentials to make a crack at breaking through the EV pickup segment. That’s changing with the company confirming that a new software update will help add some luster to the Cybertruck’s capabilities.   Off-roading Is Now In The Cards For Cybertruck A key provision in this update is that the truck gets a new Off-Road mode with many of the new features Tesla added being found …

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2024 Subaru WRX TR Road test review by Ben Lewis

When it comes to the Subaru WRX, we’re big fans. While the automaker brings in the big bucks with popular crossovers like the Outback and Forester, with the ‘Rex, they stay true to the enthusiasts as well. And while the WRX has always been great fun out of the box, it’s also been a hugely popular starting point for those who love to modify their vehicles. In fact, in 2006, Subie created a WRX TR model. “TR” stood for “Tuner Ready”, and they took out some of the heavy, expensive stuff like the audio system to create a lighter, less …

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2025 Aston Martin DBX707 Becomes Default DBX, Gets Interior Updates

Aston Martin wanted to make a splash when the company unleashed the DBX SUV in 2020. The model was supposed to enhance Aston’s foothold in the segment and give the company a secondary sales avenue that wouldn’t rely so heavily on their lineup of sports cars and rand touring models. The DBX proved to be very successful for the company and with the DBX707 in particular proving to be a runaway hit, Aston Martin has used the new model year to not only trim the lineup, but also make interior updates to the model as well.   DBX707 Becomes The …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Maserati Grecale & 2023 Quattroporte Trofeo – Two Flavors Of Performance

Maserati is preparing to shift its EV ambitions into high gear with models like the recently announced GranCabrio Folgore attempting to make EVs stylish options for buyers willing to make the plunge. However, Maserati also knows that its ICE models will ultimately provide the fuel needed for these EV offerings to expand and cement themselves in the marketplace. Maserati recently allowed us to spend time with both the Quattroporte and the Grecale Trofeo models to not only show us what they bring to the table, but how they will help secure Maserati’s future.   2023 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo The 2023 …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Lotus Emira First Edition – The End Of An Era

When Lotus unveiled the 2024 Emira sports car, it represented the end of an era for the company. The Emira was designed to be a successor for the Evora GT but it could also be considered a spiritual successor for the Elise. When the U.S. last saw the Elise, it was better known for being an ultra-lightweight thrill machine that sliced flab at the cost of creature comfort and refinement. Tightening safety regulations ended its run in the U.S. with the Evora being the lone solider for Lotus in our country. But can the Emira successfully walk the proverbial tightrope …

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2024 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Turbo Edition by Ben Lewis

We recently spent some time in the Mazda CX-50, which would seem to be designed to replace the current CX-5, which is their best-selling model. Mazda replaced the CX-3 with the CX-30, and the CX-9 with the CX-90. So were we wrong. Maybe, as the carmaker continues to offer the CX-5, so we felt it was good time to drive one again and see how it shapes up against the ’50. Zircon Sand Persuasion One thing that gives away that this is a 2024 is the new Carbon Turbo Edition, which wears an exclusive paint color that Mazda calls Zircon …

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Lotus Annouces U.S. Pricing For Eletre SUV, Opens Up Order Books For Customers

Lotus wanted to make waves when it revealed the Eletre SUV. The Eletre would not only be Lotus’s first SUV, but also its first all-electric utility offering so the pressure on Lotus to get it right was immense. We enjoyed our first taste of the Eletre awhile back and buyers in the U.S. will soon be able to take their first drive behind the wheel too with the company not only opening ordering for the SUV, but also revealing final pricing as well. Eletre Expected To Appeal To Family Buyers When the first Lotus Eletres make their way to Lotus …

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GMC Sierra EV Shifts Into High Gear For Launch, Will Feature CrabWalk

GMC made a splash when it unleashed the Hummer EV lineup on the masses a few years ago. The Hummer pickup and SUV proved to be very popular with customers and while these rugged beasts were a good opening act, GMC has been preparing a sequel with the GMC Sierra EV. Not much was known about what the Sierra EV would bring to the table but the brand released final specifications in an announcement earlier today which also included a few surprises as well.   CrabWalk Makes Transition To Sierra Before we get into the nitty gritty, we might as …

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2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Is The Ultimate All Electric Droptop

Maserati pulled no punches when it said that it was going all in on EVs. The Folgore lineup promised to push the envelope of EV performance and range. While the Maserati MC20 supercar will eventually get a Folgore model of its own, the company is using the approaching days of summer to drop the top on its first production EV, the 2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore. Silence Even With The Top Down The exterior styling here is shared with the ICE version of the GranCabrio and the two look nearly identical at first glance with the EV even retaining the gas …

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2024 Volvo V60 Cross Country B5 AWD Ultimate road test review by Ben Lewis

We love wagons. While the world has gone SUV crazy, we still think there’s something cool about a lower-slung, still capable, vehicle that gets things done. And nothing looks better with a surfboard on it. Period. Unfortunately, if you love wagons as much as we do, you know – there are very few of them still available. Blame the crossover/SUV craze. When we get a chance to test any wagon, we’re excited. So, when Volvo gave us an opportunity to spend some time in the V60 Cross Country wagon, we jumped at it!  Sleek and Sexy Swede There may not …

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Insider: Smoking Cigarettes Can Devalue Your Car. Here’s What You Can Do

If you plan to sell your car or trade it in for a new one, you’re probably concerned with its resale value. You’re right to do so—used car values are plummeting this year. Due to manufacturing and supply chain issues in the auto industry during the pandemic, we saw a surge in demand for more affordable vehicles. Now that prices are normalizing, though, you’re likely to get less for selling or trading in even near-new cars. That said, you’ll want to do whatever you can to maintain or even enhance how much your car is worth. We’ve previously noted some things …

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Road Test Review – 2024 BMW Z4 M40i – Dropping The Top On Fun and Style

All sports cars come with fundamental DNA that makes them enjoyable to drive while also being stylish and reasonably comfortable at the same time. The 2024 BMW Z4 aims to bring these fundamentals into a package that’s upscale and luxurious but without sacrificing some of the dynamics that have made the model special over the years. The 2024 models aim to continue this but has it lost some of the sharpness that has defined it over the years?   Sinister Purple Adds Character to M Sport Lines When our tester arrived at the office, one of the things that made …

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2025 Toyota 4Runner Proves Wait Is Worth it, Gets Major Upgrades

The Toyota 4Runner was once a mascot for just how long an automobile could possibly go without any major updates. The last time it was revamped was 15 years ago with the outgoing 4Runner entering the market when President Obama was newly elected. That long wait gave Toyota engineers plenty to think about as they prepared to make the 4Runner stand out to a new generation of young buyers. New Styling Makes Impact One of the prominent changes that buyers will notice is the 4Runner’s revamped exterior styling. The front fascia is chunkier and more aggressive than before with some …

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2025 Buick Enclave Makes Big Bet On Technology, Gets New Styling Too

The Buick Enclave was a visual reminder of the neglect that the Buick brand as a whole experienced over the past few years. However, GM is once again giving Buick the attention it rightfully deserves. The Buick Envista is a potent reminder of this in action for budget buyers and flagship Buick buyers now get a piece of the action too with the 2025 Buick Enclave.   Exterior Styling Takes Some Getting Used To The exterior styling of the 2025 Enclave is more squared off than before with the odd-looking headlights being replaced by a front end that adopts cues …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Buick Encore GX Avenir – GX Packs Impressive Luxury, Stumbles on Style

Buick’s gamble on SUVs is paying off with the brand reporting record sales and demand for its lineup of utilities. That includes the Buick Encore GX which not only got revamped for the 2024 model year but also newly promoted up a rung in the model ladder with the release of the entry-level focused (albeit very stylish) Buick Envista. But does the 2024 Buick Encore GX Avenir wear its new clothes well enough to still stand out? or are there a few rough edges remaining in the final product?   Wildcat Cues Don’t Translate Well Before we dive into many …

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2024 Toyota Crown Limited review by Ben Lewis

Have you heard of the Toyota Crown? Well, if you’ve been around awhile, you might remember that the Crown was the first Japanese car to hit American shores in 1958. While the name disappeared here in 1972, it’s been a steadfast seller in other parts of the world – in fact this current model is the 15th generation! So, it’s pretty darn exciting that Toyota has decided to bring back the name in an all-new flagship sedan for the US market. So, does it deserve the right to wear that crown? Let’s find out. Real Presence First impressions are awesome. …

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2024 Buick Envision Debuts New Infotainment System and Styling

When we last saw the 2024 Buick Envision, it was in a lone image that the company released back in March of 2023. A long time has passed since then and Buick is now finally ready to fully reveal the 2024 Buick Envision which brings new styling and technology to buyers looking to envision themselves in a Buick SUV for their next purchase.   2024 Buick Envision Has Wildcat In Its Genes The biggest change that buyers will see when they look at the 2024 model is that the front fascia gets replaced with a new one that gets alot …

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2024 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD review by Ben Lewis

Hyundai is having a great run on vehicles lately. From the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 EVs, The updated Kona and even the rocket ship Elantra N. But when you talk about the bread-and-butter vehicles for the brand, you can’t forget the popular Tucson SUV. And since we love bread and butter, it felt like time to check out a 2024 Tucson. Evocative Design One of the reasons for the Tucson’s popularity is its gorgeous design. Up front, the “parametric” grille features half-mirror daytime running lamps hidden inside, only visible when illuminated. And while the Tucson has been around a …

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Road Test Review – 2023 BMW 330i – Aging 3-Series Still Has Plenty of Tricks up Its Sleeve

The BMW 330i is a symbol of the old guard in some ways when one looks at BMW’s lineup. It’s still the benchmark others strive to beat in the luxury sport sedan segment and it’s also one of the few remaining that have not had their twin-kidney grilles enlarged to comical proportions. While the pressure of SUV and CUV demand has certainly cut into some of its sales, the four-door still has a strong following. But what if you don’t have the budget for a fire-breathing M3 and prefer something that’s more budget-oriented> BMW thinks it has the answer with …

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Insider: Unveiling the Mysteries of Car Protection – A Comparative Study

We’re diving into car protection, an essential topic for vehicle owners. While cars are built tough, they need help to stay in top shape. Many factors can damage your vehicle, from the sun’s fading to hailstorms’ dents.   Cars are a significant investment in our lives. Safeguarding your car today will pay off in the long run. Protecting them for a higher resale value and extending their lifespan is essential. So, let’s explore methods and materials to shield your car from these threats. Buckle up for this journey to keep your car looking its best! Understanding the Car Protection Landscape Selecting …

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2024 Honda Civic Type R road test review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the Acura Integra Type S, and we loved it. We were especially interested, since Acura took great pains to add refinement to the Civic Type R on which it is based. So, we were very excited to test the new Civic – itʻs on every enthusiastʻs radar as a great affordable driving car. But we wondered is it also refined, or a raw-edged, demanding weapon only for the brave of heart? Well, which is it? Letʻs find out! Swole-up Civic We love the look of the Type R. Like the Integra Type S, it looks like the …

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Genesis Brings Magma Brand To U.S. GV60 To Lead The Charge

Genesis has made it clear that it intends to be a contender in the luxury car wars and while its products have been the proverbial Cinderella pick in an NCAA bracket, the one item that was missing was a performance model. That’s changing with Genesis bringing the Magma sib-brand to the U.S. Magma sub-brand follows established playbook While the Magma brand’s entry into the U.S. is new, the core script has been used before. The Genesis GV80 SUV coupe concept was slathered in bright orange paint (though the brand never admitted it was launching a sub-brand) and Genesis followed that …

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Lotus Enters Bespoke Motoring Market With Lotus Chapman Bespoke Service

Lotus is preparing to embark on the biggest gamble it has ever done, with the company preparing an all-electric future for its lineup. But while the Lotus Emira we drove recently (review pending) is a potent last stand in the ICE market, the company knows that customization and individuality motivate the big spenders that buy their products. That’s why the company has formally unveiled the all-new Lotus Chapman Bespoke service to make their customer’s wishes come true.   Lotus Chapman Bespoke Service Follows Familiar Script If it feels like you heard this movie before, that’s because other exotic automakers have …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe – This SUV Is The Real Deal

When Hyundai announced that it was revamping the Santa Fe for the 2024 model year, we wondered how the Korean car maker could possibly top the previous generation model. While it was starting to show its age, the previous generation Santa Fe had a strong focus on comfort and technology. This time around, Hyundai wanted to bring the Santa Fe back to its roots with the company bringing rugged charm to the Santa Fe’s bag of tricks. But is it all enough to bring the fight to a new crop of SUV entries?   Boxy Shape Mixes Santa Fe With …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander – Offshoot of Iconic Highlander SUV Goes Big

The Toyota Grand Highlander is the answer to a question few had the thought to ask, what would happen if you took the iconic Highlander and made it bigger and added more tech to good measure? The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is poised to make a splash but does it have enough in its arsenal of tricks to help carve a slice of the market for itself?   Toyota’s Grandest Highlander Boasts Plenty of Personality The exterior of the Grand Highlander goes off in its own direction and will be a noticeable departure from its brand mate. While the standard …

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Cadillac Opulent Velocity, Could Point To The Future For V Performance Models

Cadillac has been heavily invested in electrifying its lineup of luxury vehicles. But while the brand (and GM as a whole) has talked a big game, in the case of Cadillac this supposed push into electrification has only produced two production models: The ultra-rare Cadillac Celestiq and the Lyriq SUV. While the duo are good at showing off Cadillac’s innovative spirit, they are also a figurative drop in the proverbial bucket. That’s changing though, with the brand unveiling the all-new Opulent Velocity concept.  Opulent Velocity puts Spotlight On Performance Cadillac chose to tease the concept in a brief teaser video that …

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2023 Hyundai Ionic 5 Limited AWD road test review by Ben Lewis

Has the fervor over EV’s cooled? Maybe. That’s a question to do with costs, infrastructure, rebates and more. Honestly, that’s probably above our pay grade. But the vehicles themselves, we have to say they are impressive, and one of our favorites has to be the Hyundai Ionic 5. So while we’ve had some fun with EV’s lately including the stylish Ionic 6, the crazy BMW XM, and Toyota’s bZ4X and the rocket ship Kia EV6 GT, when we were offered another go ‘round with the Ionic 5, we jumped at the chance. Does it hold up to our memory, or …

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Insider: 6 Surprising Ways a Car Accident Can Impact Your Life

No one leaves their house anticipating a car accident. Yet, when such unexpected events disrupt life’s flow, the ripple effects can stretch far beyond the initial shock and dismay. At Debbie Taussig Law, we’ve seen firsthand how accidents, in moments, can profoundly alter lives. Our commitment goes beyond legal battles; it’s about holistic support during recovery. By spearheading the dialogue with insurance companies, securing the most effective treatments, and navigating the financial intricacies tied to injuries, we aim to restore peace of mind and ensure just compensation for our clients. Making an injury claim after a car accident can be …

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2024 Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus review by Ben Lewis

Mazda is revamping its lineup. First, the CX-3 was replaced by the handsome CX-30, The CX-9 was put out to pasture for the new CX-90. And they’ve just introduced the CX-70, basically a 2-row version of the CX-90. About a year ago, Mazda also introduced the CX-50, but the CX-5 still remains. At least for 2024. But it’s clear the ’50 is the future of their compact SUV. Worth another look? You bet. Hot New Looks The CX-50 follows the new design language we’re also seeing in the CX-30 and CX-90. They look wider, more muscular and substantial than the …

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Dodge Unveils 2024 Charger, Challenger Nameplate Dies But Hurricane & EV Power Confirmed

When Dodge chose to kill the long-running Charger and Challenger models due to tightening fuel economy standards and the aging platform that underpinned both models, enthusiasts across the U.S. lamented their demise. However, it turned out that Dodge had a trick up its sleeve and after teasing the future with the Charger SRT Daytona EV Concept, the muscle car brand has turned up the heat with the company unveiling the 2024 Charger which writes a new chapter in the history of Dodge performance.   Challenger is Dead, Long Live Charger A big change that buyers will notice before they even …

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Aston Martin Vantage F1 Safety Car Builds On Essentials Bumps Up Screens

The old Aston Martin Vantage F1 safety car looked stylish and had a good track record of service at various F1 events. However, its performance was not up to everyone’s taste with reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen torching the car’s performance. Verstappen’s complaints (among others) prompted Aston Martin to unleash an improved Vantage F1 Safety Car which not only gets more muscle but also more technology as well. More Performance Sharpens Vantage Safety Car Vibes A key change that race fans and Aston Martin loyalists will notice is the infusion of extra power with this latest version of the safety …

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Maserati GranCabrio Kisses The Sun With New Droptop Styling and Trofeo Flavored Performance

The Maserati GranCabrio has been an enduring presence, both in the way it’s connected to the GranTurismo coupe, but also how the model has often been considered Maserati’s style model with only exotic offerings like the MC20 surpassing its beauty. The 2024 GranCabrio aims to take the moniker in a new direction and also represents the start of a new era in styling and performance.   GranTurismo Underpinnings Give GranCabrio Depth The outgoing version had styling that was around since the mid-2000s but it was starting to age badly when viewed against some of its GT rivals. The 2024 version …

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Rolls Royce Taps Into Mythology With Arcadia Droptail, Third Build In Series of Four Planned

Rolls Royce made it clear that it was going to push the boundaries of artistry and design when it began making its ultra-limited run of Droptail Roadsters. Four of them will be produced and the British luxury car maker unveiled the third in the series, the Arcadia Droptail.   Greek Mythology Adds Unique Twist to Droptail Luxury  Like other Droptail-based builds, the Arcadia follows the same core script when it comes to its exterior styling with the roadster featuring a large chrome front grille and elegant headlights with the convertible top stowing neatly away in the sweptback bodywork. The differences …

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Toyota Tacoma Recall Encompasses 381,000 Trucks, 2022-2023 Model Year Trucks Affected

The Toyota Tacoma has rightfully earned its spot as the benchmark of the mid-size pickup wars with the truck being available in a wide range of flavors. However, Toyota has announced a new recall for the Tacoma with owners of 2022-2023 models being asked to watch their mail for a notice. Weld Debris And Tacoma Rear Axles Don’t Mix  The recall in question affects 381,000 trucks from the 2022-2023 model year with the figure representing 86% of Tacomas sold during that period. Toyota says that accumulated weld debris from the assembly process can build up in the ends of the …

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Buick Debuts New Brand Slogan, Also Shows Gold Colored Wildcat Concept

The Buick Wildcat has always been the perfect tease for Buick owners and enthusiasts. The sleek coupe is sadly still not for sale but it’s a nice throwback to a time when design and traditional car entries defined the brand. Buick wants to make sure that buyers don’t forget about that history and has debuted a new slogan and a new flavor of the Wildcat concept in a new video.   Good as Gold Color Sharpens Buick Wildcat Buick’s video didn’t reveal anything out of the ordinary with the video focusing on being a montage of Buick’s greatest hits including …

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Hydrogen Powered 2025 CR-V eFCEV Shows Honda Is Still In Fuel Cell Race, Adds PHEV Capability

Honda may be better known for its EV and hybrid offerings these days, but the Japanese auto giant has also been known for its experiments in hydrogen fuel cell technology. The Clarity FCEV was a glimpse into how far Honda’s hydrogen technology has evolved and the company is now ready to start the next chapter with the 2025 Honda CR-V eFCEV: Motivation   CR-V eFCEV Doesn’t Stray Too Far From Basic Formula At first glance, the 2025 Honda CR-V eFCEV: Motivation resembles a standard CR-V but Honda designers have made minor modifications to the exterior styling with the front end …

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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE review by Ben Lewis

3-row SUVs are hot these days. We recently tested the Kia Telluride, and the Mazda CX-90 both great vehicles. Another player we like a lot is the VW Atlas. Putting all the VW traits of fun-to-drive, good value and Euro-style together makes for a popular vehicle. And VW is smart, too. They realize there are some buyers who like the big size, but don’t really need that 3rdrow. And that frees up the designers to do something a little sportier. So, they created the Atlas Cross Sport. Well, it’s been a few years, and VW has just brought an updated …

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Time’s Touch: Repair and Maintenance Considerations for Aging Cars

Even if your car’s so old it would have driven the dinosaurs to extinction, there’s still hope for its survival. You’ve got to understand, your aging vehicle has unique needs when it comes to repair and maintenance. Regular oil changes, fluid check-ups, tire care, and rust navigation are just the tip of the iceberg. But how do you ensure you’re doing everything you can to prolong its life? Stay with us as we steer you through this intricate maze and help you get the most miles out of your seasoned ride. Understanding Aging Car Mechanics To keep your older car …

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Insider: How Electric Vehicles Can Save You Money in the Long Run

There has been an increase in cars that use alternative energy sources as their primary power source. The one reason driving this change is lower fuel costs than conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicles. In order to understand why these new types of models are cheaper, it makes sense to compare them with the aspects of the cost associated with conventional alternatives. First of all, battery and hybrid engines are much more efficient than the ones powering conventional cars when converting stored energy into motion – which translates into less power consumption per mile driven. This can be seen as a …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Toyota GR86 Premium – Does It Still Have The Fun Factor?

It’s not often that improvements bring out the best in an automobile, but in the case of the 2023 Toyota GR86, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. The 2022 model gave the model more power and also made some revisions to the exterior and the interior which resulted in a noticeable transformation. But does it have long-term staying power? We wanted to find out.   GR86 & BRZ Siblings To The End Both the 2023 GR86 and its Subaru cousin the BRZ were designed to appeal to budget-focused performance buyers and that’s evident in the exterior styling with designers …

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Cadillac Lyriq Regains Elgibility For $7,500 Tax Credit, Brand Cites Change In Supplier

GM announced this week that the Cadillac Lyriq will once again qualify for the Federal $7,500 tax credit after the company changed battery suppliers for two components in the all-electric SUV to help it once again fall into the criteria for that aforementioned tax credit.   New Supplier Helps Lyriq Buyers Cash In On Credit The Lyriq’s recent troubles began after the U.S. Treasury passed revised battery sourcing rules on January 1st which changed the qualification requirements for the credit. These changes knocked half of available EVs for sale off the list and among those hit was the Lyriq. GM …

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2025 Mazda CX-70 Has Less Seats, Still Costs As Much As a CX-90

When we had the chance to see the 2025 Mazda CX-70 up close in New York a short while ago, Mazda wasn’t ready to talk about pricing for what was essentially a two-row version of the CX-90. Thankfully, the company didn’t make us wait very long to get the answer with the Japanese auto giant releasing final figures for the two-row SUV which turns out to be more than the CX-90.   CX-70 Wants How Much For Two Rows? At first glance, we were understandably puzzled about what we were seeing in the overall pricing ladder. The CX-70 will only …

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2024 Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus AWD road test review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the all-new Mazda CX-90 PHEV 3-row SUV, and we loved the looks the upscale interior and wonderful driving dynamics. That tester was fitted with the optional Plug-in Hybrid powertrain, featuring a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine. With up to 26 miles of pure EV driving it’s a pretty cool setup. But what had us really salivating was the all-new 3.3-liter, turbo in-line 6-cylinder powerplant –aimed at BMW and Land Rover territory, a huge step up from the previous CX-9 model, which we loved, but only offered a turbo 4-cylinder engine. If you want to play with the big boys, …

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Drive with Peace of Mind: Why Car Auto Insurance is a Must

Driving can be full of surprises, some good and some not-so-good. That’s where car auto insurance comes in, like a reassuring friend who’s always there in the passenger seat. It’s more than just a rule you have to follow; it’s like a safety blanket, giving you the confidence to head out on the road knowing you’re covered, no matter what happens. Whether you’re driving to work, going on a road trip, or just running errands, having auto insurance means you don’t have to worry about the ‘what ifs’. Scenarios Where Auto Insurance is Crucial Buying auto insurance may seem like …

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Insider: The Role of Traffic Camera Footage in Atlanta Car Accident Cases

Traffic camera footage can significantly impact car accident cases. Visual footage is often among the best forms of evidence, which can either strengthen or weaken a case. However, procuring this type of evidence isn’t always easy.   An Atlanta car accident lawyer, though, can help you obtain or utilize traffic camera footage as evidence in your case and help you strengthen your claim. Here are the many roles that traffic camera footage can play in Atlanta car accident cases: Evidence of Fault Traffic cameras are usually installed at intersections or other strategic locations. Due to their positioning, they can easily capture …

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Industry Insider – Role of Diesel Fuel Delivery Services in Building Resilience within Supply Chains

Supply chains in construction, mining, and agriculture are of great importance in today’s industrial landscape. These foundational industries are the backbone of global economies, propelling growth and ensuring the smooth operation of society’s infrastructure. Their operations rely heavily on heavy machinery and vehicles, the majority of which run on diesel fuel. This reliance emphasizes the importance of diesel fuel delivery services, which are more than just logistical operations; they are critical components in building and maintaining supply chain resilience. Ensuring Continuous Operations Diesel fuel delivery services stand at the forefront of ensuring that these industries have uninterrupted access to the …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Kia Niro PHEV & EV – Sharper & Greener Than Ever

The Kia Niro wanted to bring green motoring to buyers in a shape that was functional yet bold at the same time. However, the outgoing model had exterior design elements that were bland and awkward looking with performance that made it drive like a bland plate of oatmeal. Kia was paying attention to feedback from its customers and used the 2024 model year to make changes to both the PHEV and the EV models. However, are all of these changes enough to help the duo stand out in the green vehicle race? To find out, we had the opportunity to …

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2024 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab review by Ben Lewis

It’s hard to imagine a more popular mid-size pickup truck than the Toyota Tacoma. If you don’t believe us, check out the prices on used ones. Even old and dodgy (Not Dodge-y) ones with hundreds of thousands of miles on them go for big bucks. It’s simple – these things hold up – even under massive amounts of abuse. So now Toyota has introduced an all-new Tacoma. The 4th generation of a legend. So how does it stack up against the previous model? Let’s take a look! Badass Adventure Machine When Toyota came up with a mission statement for the …

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Chrysler’s Halcyon Concept Pushes EV Elegance, Is It A Glimpse Of A Future 300?

If you’re a fan of the Chrysler brand these days, the current state of this iconic nameplate isn’t pretty. Once a beacon of Chrysler’s pre-DaimlerChrysler prosperity with a diverse lineup of offerings, the lone soldier remaining is the Pacifica minivan. The Airflow concept was a glimpse into Stellantis’s EV plans, but it has still not entered production. In the meantime, Chrysler has decided to give the world a consolation prize with the unveiling of the Halcyon Concept.   Halcyon Raises The Bar On Design While the Airflow focused on simplicity and elegance, the Halcyon focuses on going all out to …

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2025 Aston Martin Vantage Gets More Power, New Looks, & A Pinch Of Familiarity

It can be hard to believe that the Aston Martin Vantage has been in production for over 74 years. While the model has certainly seen its fair share of ups and downs (some of them reflecting Aston Martin‘s shifting fortunes) the Vantage has always been the most popular model that the British sports car maker sells. Aston has chosen to make some key updates to the 2025 Aston Martin Vantage as it prepares to enter a new sports car era.   Vantage, A Blend of Old & New The exterior styling of the 2025 Aston Martin Vantage is a mixture …

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2024 Lexus LC 500 Convertible review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the 2023 Lexus LC 500 Coupe and found it a dream – stunning looks, storming V8 power, Lexus quality, and just the feeling of exclusivity. A Lexus to covet, to be sure. And then Lexus offers us a visit in the 2024 LC 500 convertible. Not only that, thereʻs some significant upgrades in the technology, and a Bespoke Build package – just in case all the above in the coupe wasnʻt enough. So will the drop-top LC create another level of Lexus Lust? Letʻs find out! Stately Wayne Manners The first impression you get looking at the …

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2025 Kia Carnival Goes Under The Knife With New Face, K5 Sedan Gets Refresh Too

When Kia first brought the Kia Carnival to our shores, the Korean car giant promised that the Carnival was going to introduce more SUV DNA into the venerable minivan mix. For any doubters remaining in the room, Kia has chosen the 2025 model year to give the 2025 Carnival an extensive facelift that further hones in the SUV undertones while also adding new tech to the van as well. As a bonus, it also decided to extend the updates to the 2025 Kia K5 sedan.   Angrier Face Draws In More Carnival Buyers, Hybrid Model Debuts The updates to the …

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2025 BMW 5 Series Touring Is Part Hauler, Part Sleeper Car, Gets New i5 EV Variant

The BMW 5-Series is still soldiering on in its quest to woo over luxury car buyers. But while the sedan has had an established presence here in the U.S. the Touring variant (aka station wagon) has been a Europe-only exclusive for the past few years. For now, it will continue to be a Europe-only treat but the 2025 BMW 5-Series Touring might just preview a trim or two that might make the trip across the pond to our shores.   Hauling The Goods In 5-Series Luxury and Touring Style There was a time when the 5-Series Touring was a relatively …

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2025 Aviator Brings Jet Set Style To All, Gets New Tech & Improved Performance Too

The 2025 Ford Explorer’s refresh gave the popular SUV a new face and upped its interior game too. As such, it was only inevitable that the 2025 Lincoln Aviator would benefit from some of the same basic updates, with Lincoln still finding ways to add some special touches to the SUV for the new model year.    Jet Package Expands Availability, New Face Adds Punch Like the aforementioned Explorer, the 2025 Aviator is a refresh versus an outright redesign and as a result, Lincoln prefers you focus your attention on the new front fascia (the rear end is largely carried …

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2023 Kia Sorento X-Line SX-Prestige AWD review by Ben Lewis

2023 Kia Sorento X-Line SX-Prestige AWD review by Ben Lewis We recently tested the Kia Telluride, and it reminded us of why it’s been such a huge success – it’s a great looking, great-performing, full-size 3-row SUV. But its amazing popularity may have shadowed another great 3-row Kia SUV, the Sorento. So, let’s pull the Sorento into the sunlight and take a look! Handsome and Rugged The Sorento has its own look apart from the Telluride, and in X-Line trim, looks just as rugged. The front starts things off with an aggressive stance, with Kia’s familiar “Tiger Nose” full-width grille, …

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2023 Honda Accord Touring Hybrid Drive Review

2023 Honda According Touring Hybrid; Outstanding by Being Normal The 2023 Honda Accord Touring carries on the excellent Accord legacy. Since it’s inception, the Honda Accord has been known for its blend of style, comfort, and performance. Landing on Car and Driver’s 10 Best an incredible 38 times since the list started 40 years ago. Honda knows what they’re doing by creating value in the mid-size sedan market. Yes we know that the EPA classifies the Accord as a full-size sedan, but Honda and its competitors consider it a mid-size.  Design The 2023 Accord Hybrid Touring features a sleek and …

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2025 Ford Explorer Gets New Trim Ladder & New Look, Starts At $41,220

The Ford Explorer has always been an icon in the ongoing SUV wars, but if you were to look at the state of affairs when it came to its trim ladder, things were starting to get a bit complicated. Ford has decided to simplify things for 2025 with the new 2025 Ford Explorer aiming to not only clean up some excess flab for the new model year but also add new levels of tech and style to the venerable three-row hauler too.   Explorer Exterior Gets Touched Up, But Interior Steals The Show One of the things that Explorer buyers …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Kia Carnival SX Prestige – An MPV For The Jet Set & Busy Families

The venerable minivan may have been shoved out of the spotlight by SUV and CUV entries (remember when they dominated the 1990’s?) But these versatile Swiss army knives on wheels still play a key role in the family vehicle market. Kia is hoping that some of this magic will help the 2024 Kia Carnival carve out a slice of the sales pie for itself. But does the Carnival have the chops needed to stand out in a world where SUVs and technology have become the new must-have items for growing families?   Carnival Styling Attracts The Masses While the Carnival …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Toyota Crown Limited – Is It’s Luxury Indeed Fit For A King?

It has been a few decades since Toyota brought the Crown nameplate to our shores. The Crown was originally offered here in the U.S. market from 1958 to 1972 before it was replaced by the Corona. The Crown morphed into a Japanese-exclusive offering at that point which was supposed to offer well-heeled buyers a step up in Toyota luxury with the U.S. getting the Lexus luxury brand as a consolation prize. The Crown returned to the U.S. in 2022 and this time, Toyota is using it as a distinctive sub-brand. But is it enough to lure in buyers and Avalon …

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Insider – Car Accident Lawyers: Navigating Legal Complexities After a Road Mishap

Car accidents can be traumatic experiences, often leaving individuals overwhelmed not only by physical injuries and emotional stress but also by the legal complexities that follow. In such situations, a car accident lawyer becomes an invaluable asset. This article explores the role of car accident lawyers, their importance, the services they provide, and how they can assist individuals in navigating the aftermath of a car accident.   Understanding the Role of a Car Accident Lawyer A car accident lawyer specializes in civil law, focusing on cases related to road accidents. Their expertise lies in understanding the legal nuances that govern vehicle …

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Miami Car Accident Statistics – A Closer Look

Image Just like hard data from the rest of the nation’s roads, Miami’s Car Accident Statistics expose many facts about what’s going on in the Sunshine State. These numbers can be used to educate drivers about the reality of driving-associated hazards. By educating them, our roads can be safer, as making informed decisions is a proven preventative step for avoiding trouble.   Speaking of trouble, Miami has a reputation for lots of it, but when it comes to Miami road hazards, very little of it is beyond the skill set of a competent and reputable personal injury attorney. These diligent professionals …

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Jeep Offers First Glimpse Of Wagoneer S BEV, Screens To Take Center Stage In This EV

It has been a while since we heard anything new about the Jeep Grand Wagoneer S. The sleek Wagoneer S is poised to make history with the model not only being the first Wagoneer to go all-electric, but also one of the first Jeep models to embrace Stellatnis’s new EV architecture.   New Sketches Show New Details On Wagoneer S When we last saw the Wagoneer S, it was in the form of sketches and we hope you like this particular art form because Jeep released, (you guessed it) more sketches of the exterior. However, these have more detail now …

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Aston Martin Poised To Debut New Vantage, Will Be Formally Unveiled February 12th

The Aston Martin Vantage is poised for a big change. The British sports car maker recently confirmed that the Vantage was going to be overhauled but didn’t reveal much info on when we would see it in the flesh. But that’s now changing, with the company not only confirming that it would be unveiled on February 12th, but also supplying a lone teaser image as a sample dish.   A Sign Of Things To Come For Vantage The lone teaser image Aston sent primarily focuses on one of the front fenders with the vent work taking center stage. The vents …

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Mazda Formally Unveils 2025 CX-70, There’s More Here Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Mazda’s commitment to the SUV segment has grown over the past few years. Models like the CX-50, CX-30, and even the flagship CX-90 are keen to show that the Japanese auto brand is willing to play with some of the most iconic high rollers in the segment. That includes the two-row side of the coin and Mazda has decided to fill a gap in its lineup with the all-new 2025 Mazda CX-70 which slots in between the CX-90 and the smaller CX-50 in the brand’s SUV lineup.   It May Look Like A CX-90 But Look Closer At first glance, …

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Industry Insider: Expert Maintenance – Elevating VW Service Standards in Dubai

Imagine you’re driving a beautifully sleek VW through the heart of Dubai, the city’s stunning architecture reflecting off your pristine car hood. Now think about what keeps that ride smooth, the engine purring like a contented cat. It’s expert maintenance, the hidden champion of your driving experience. The servicing standards for VW vehicles in Dubai have undergone a significant transformation, becoming a beacon of excellence that other cities watch and learn from. The question is, what’s the secret behind this elevated standard? Let’s peel back the curtain and explore.   Understanding VW Maintenance Needs When it comes to maintaining your …

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Insider: The Coolest Affordable Visual Car Modifications

In Texas, cars are much more than just a means of transportation. Your car can be a reflection of who you are. For car enthusiasts, customization enhances their vehicle’s aesthetics. Nowadays, aesthetic modifications don’t have to be costly. Read on to explore some of the most affordable aesthetic car modifications and how getting your car inspected can be a great place to start. Let’s transform your ride without breaking the bank. LED Lighting LED lighting is one of the most simple and affordable ways to modernize your car’s appeal. Interior mood lighting can transform your car’s vibe. LED exterior accents like …

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Cadillac Adds Polish and Tech to 2025 CT5 V-Series, Keeps Manual Alive In CT5-V Blackwing

At first glance, it’s easy to assume that the Cadillac CT5 is a mere bookend when it comes to the brand’s broader sales forecast with the Escalade and other SUV models stealing the spotlight. However, the CT5 is in fact, the best-selling model the brand has when it comes to overall sales, with the CT5 seeing its sales increase ever since it first went into production back in 2019 (bucking a broader downward slide in sales across the sedan landscape.) Cadillac decided to reward this strong showing by giving the model a refresh for 2025 and has now extended it …

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2024 Dodge Hornet R/T Plus review by Ben Lewis

The times, they are a changin’ – especially for muscle car enthusiasts. We’ve been seeing lately a lot of “Final Editions” of V8 muscle cars, as the market is turning to turbo 4 and 6 cylinders, as well as hybrid and EV vehicles. That’s the bad news…the V8 seems to be on its last legs. The good news – carmakers on Dodge aren’t giving up on performance, they’re just taking it in new directions. One that’s especially interesting is the new Dodge Hornet R/T. It’s got a whole lot of cool stuff going on, from a plug-in hybrid turbo 4 …

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2025 Chevrolet Equinox Gets Radical Revamp, Adds Activ Trim

Chevrolet may be preparing to place a big bet on BEVs in the future but while the Equinox EV is just now beginning to make its way to dealerships, Chevy knows that not everyone is ready to make the switch to pure electrification just yet. These customers still crave an ICE alternative and the 2025 Chevrolet Equinox aims to keep these customers firmly in the fold   Equinox Activ Spearheads Revamp, Interior Gets New Infotainment System Unlike the outgoing Equinox which had flowing lines and an aerodynamic look, the 2025 model appears to have taken inspiration from the Chevrolet Trailblazer …

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Ford and Lincoln Promise To Reinvent Digital Experience With New Tech Suite

Screens have become a near-defacto item in new automobiles these days and as a result, it’s easy to wonder how automakers can possibly reinvent a technology that’s become so ingrained in the minds of consumers. Ford and Lincoln think that they have found a way to do so and have big plans for the technology starting with the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus which will debut the Digital Experience system.   An Encompassing Digital Experience Ford and Lincoln claim that software and screens will become a prominent part of the buying experience moving forward. While we have to wait a bit to …

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Ram Spearheads Entry Into EV Wars With Ram ProMaster Van, Other BEVs To Follow Later

Ram spent plenty of time teasing the Ram REV 1500 pickup and we even had a chance to see the production version of the truck last year at the New York Auto Show. However, contrary to what we have seen from other automakers, the pickup will not be Ram’s spearhead entry into the BEV market. Instead, the honor will be given to the newly unveiled 2024 Ram ProMaster EV.   Zero Emissions Hauling For The Commerical Market While the ProMaster’s new gig may seem a bit baffling at first glance, when you look at the bigger picture, it all starts …

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2024 Toyota Tundra 4×4 TRD Pro 5.5 Review by Ben Lewis

Winning hearts and minds can be a challenge in the auto industry. And the most loyal owners you’ll probably find are full-size pickup truck owners. And these buyers buy American with a capital A. Dodge, Ford, GM…they are the dominant powerhouses. That doesn’t stop the import brands from trying to muscle in, though. Toyota started with the T100 years ago – a kind of halfway step between the Tacoma and the full-size domestics. Then Toyota took off the gloves and met the Big 3 head-on with the Tundra. And they’ve made good headway…but all you have to look at is …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Volkswagen Taos SEL – Has VW Found Gold In The CUV Segment?

The Volkswagen Taos was a gamble for Volkswagen when it first hit the market a short while ago. The Taos was entering new territory for VW in the CUV wars and expectations were high especially for its long-term success at attracting younger buyers to the brand while also blending many of the things that buyers liked about the Golf and Tiguan into one unified package. The Taos has so far met VW’s expectations in terms of sales and the company is releasing light updates for 2024 that attempt to add zest to the urban-focused model. Is it all enough to …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Lexus RX 500h AWD F Sport – Lexus Goes For Performance With This RX

The Lexus RX has been the ultimate jack of all trades for Lexus in the CUV segment. While the doomed RX 350L showed that there were limits to how far the RX could go in meeting certain segment needs, the CUV proved to be more than capable of meeting challenges when it was allowed to operate within its comfort zone. Lexus wanted to build on the core formula when it redesigned the RX for 2023 but it also wanted to inject more spice into the mix with the new 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance model. But does the …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Lexus IS 350 F Sport AWD – Light Updates Polish Up Familiar Recipe

It was no secret that the Lexus IS was in need of a major revamp. The aging exterior styling looked like it was drawn by a mad axe killer and the interior suffered from technology that was rapidly falling behind the times (including the most frustrating way to get around an infotainment system this side of iDrive.) Lexus listened to the feedback it got from IS owners and they also wanted to make the car more appealing to young buyers. The end result is the 2024 Lexus IS and the company thinks that this version of the IS has a …

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VinFast Doubles Down On U.S. Market With VF3 SUV and VF Wild EV Pickup Concept

When VinFast first announced plans to build the VF3 mini-SUV it wasn’t clear if the compact utility would enter the U.S. market or if it would remain an international market exclusive just out of reach of American buyers. VinFast thankfully answered our prayers by not only announcing that the VF3 was indeed coming to the U.S but that the company is also entering the EV pickup wars with the VF Wild concept.   VinFast VF3 Promises To Be The Perfect Urban Commuter At first glance, it appears the VF3 is doing an impression of the Suzuki Jimny (another international market-only …

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Kia Prepares For A Mobility Focused Future, Previews PV5, PV7 and Pint-Size PV1 At CES

Kia is preparing to enter a future where the automobile will become a crucial component of a consumer’s life with the vehicle having Life Modules that can be swapped out to help it achieve a wide range of tasks. The Korean auto brand used CES 2024 to preview two of these concepts in the flesh, the PV5 and the PV1.   PV5, The Ultimate Vehicular Swiss Army Knife While we had to wait until we were on the show floor itself to see the PV1, Kia chose to use their conference to unveil the PV5. The PV5 and the PV1 …

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Dodge Teases Next Generation Charger, Confirms Daytona Moniker For Possible EV Variant

When Dodge revealed that it was saying goodbye to the Charger and Challenger muscle cars, the performance brand promised that it still had a surprise or two up its sleeve. One of them was the all-electric SRT Daytona concept which wowed the crowds gathered at M1 raceway in Pontiac, Michigan. We had a bit of a wait since then, but Dodge has chosen to reveal (kinda) the next chapter of performance with several teaser images of the next-generation Charger.   Next-Generation Charger Pays Homage To The 1960s With the Challenger name still MIA for now, Dodge says these early images …

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2024 Hyundai Kona Limited AWD review by Ben Lewis

It seems like we often spend the Holidays in Kona. But donʻt get jelly, because itʻs the Hyundai Kona, the companyʻs cheerful small crossover/SUV. Actually with an all-new model for 2024, maybe a little envy is due. So is the new model a little slice of paradise? Letʻs find out. Bigger, Bolder and Electric The first clue that things have changed is the massively different exterior design.  Hyundai says that while the previous model started as an ICE (internal combustion engine) that migrated to an EV, for the new model, they started with the EV look, and then applied that …

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Scout Set To Debut First Wave of EVs This Summer, Revives Iconic Nameplate In The Process

It has been awhile since we heard from Volkswagen on its plans to revive the Scout nameplate. The German car giant has teased this plan on and off for a few years, but not much has emerged beyond statements and rumors. However, that’s going to change sooner than many folks have realized, with Volkswagen releasing a new teaser video that celebrates the storied tradition behind the Scout name.   Teaser Video Points To Key Scout Developments At first glance, the teaser video appears to be a greatest hits album for the Scout pickup with plenty of angles of the truck …

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2024 Kia Telluride SX-Prestige X-Line V6 AWD review by Ben Lewis

Kia and its sibling Hyundai have been on a roll for a while now. Lately, itʻs been establishing a big footprint in the EV world with the Kia EV6 and the all-new Kia EV9 3-row SUV, along with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 an Ioniq 6. But we think the thing that really got the ball rolling for Kia was back in the 2020 model year, with the then all-new Telluride. Here was a 3-row SUV that was taking on everyone from the Japanese makers to the Domestics, Europeans and Luxury makers – and beating them all at their own game.  …

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A Year In Review – 2023 Best & Worst Drives, And What’s Next?

As 2023 is slowly coming to a close, we wanted to circle back and share some of the things that happened throughout the year and provide a glimpse into what we have planned for the new year starting with the Best & Worst Drives of 2023 that our Metro Detroit branch office experienced this year.   Best: 2022 Maserati MC20 Coupe (V6) In our Best category is the 2022 Maserati MC20 supercar. The MC20 is the last great expression of ICE performance for the Italian luxury car maker before it fully embraces pure BEVs. While a tri-motor Folgore model will …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross XSE Hybrid – A Corolla For The SUV Set

The Toyota Corolla has certainly had a very interesting history during its long time in production. We have seen it appear as a sedan and a hatchback over the years, but the one segment that it has never ventured into is the utility vehicle segment. That’s now changing with the 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross which is preparing to help the nameplate venture into this new frontier. Is The Corolla Cross XSE Hybrid the perfect gateway into the CUV segment?   Corolla Cross Formula Is Time Tested At first glance, it’ll be hard to see how Toyota is reinventing the wheel …

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McLaren Unveils Renamed 2025 GTS, More Luxury and Performance Are On The Menu In This Refresh

The McLaren GT certainly caught our attention when we had the chance to sample one for 24 hours awhile back. This brief encounter allowed us to see the higher amounts of luxury and technology that McLaren infused into the car. However, progress and evolution are key motivators in the Grand Touring segment and McLaren has unveiled the updated 2025 McLaren GTS which adds more luxury performance and a new name for customers to remember too.   New Name Spearheads Light GTS Exterior Updates McLaren has always been known for not straying too far from a proven formula and that’s on …

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2024 Acura Integra Type S review by Ben Lewis

Recently when Honda introduced the all-new Civic, it wasnʻt long before an all-new Integra followed, and we liked it very much. And when Honda introduced itʻs new Civic Type R we knew that an Integra Type S couldnʻt be far behind. And now itʻs here. And surprisingly itʻs a very different vehicle than the Civic. Put on your driving gloves – weʻre going for a test drive! Sexy and Svelte The exterior is a big win for us. When the Civic got a re-do for 2022 we loved the cleaner more upscale looks, and our 2023 Integra A-Spec was also …

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2024 Aston Martin Valhalla Creeps Closer To Production, Will Debut Next Year

It has been a long journey for the Aston Martin Valhalla with the company first unveiling it back in 2019 as the AM-RB 003. Alot has changed since that time with a pandemic and Aston’s very survival during that time taking center stage. However, the company has kept pushing forward with the Valhalla and the company has released new details about the car while also confirming that it will be entering production next year.   Valhalla Sharpens Its Performance Sword With V8 Power The Valhalla is the latest in Aston’s growing lineup of exotic supercars but while it’s easy to …

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Half Of GM’s Buick Dealerships Take Buyout Over Electrification, What Does It All Mean?

General Motors is embarking on a push to expand its electrification strategy with Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC already offering buyers production EV models for sale. However, Buick has been the lone exception with the brand still offering a gasoline-powered only lineup while also revealing very little to the world (and Buick buyers) about its long-term electrification plans in the U.S. We pressed GM CEO Mary Barra on this topic a short while back and while she chose to not formally address our questions directly, a related GM buyout program appears to indicate that not all of its franchised dealerships are …

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2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R Takes Performance Crown From TRX, Is Better Than Ever

When Ford announced the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150, the company promised that it was improving the core essentials but without sacrificing some of the foundational DNA that has made the truck popular with a large pool of buyers. Tech, style and performance were prominent areas that got updated for the new model year, but Ford still kept the full performance picture under wraps. That’s changed, with the company officially revealing the full details of the Raptor R which not only thunders onto the scene with more power but also enhanced trail-ready capability to please thrill-seekers.   Raptor R Follows F-150’s …

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2023 BMW XM review by Ben Lewis

And now for something completely different. If youʻre a fan of Monty Pythonʻs Flying Circus – the crazy Brit comedy sketch series, youʻre certainly know that line – often delivered by a Python-ish TV Newscaster presenting a news story. OK, maybe this a bit of an old and odd reflection, but itʻs what comes to mind when people ask us about the BMW XM. Because while weʻre pretty sure itʻs a BMW, thereʻs really nothing like it. And we sort of think that was the idea. So what is this super-power plug-in hybrid SUV? Letʻs find out. Itʻs a Statement …

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Nissan’s Pint-Sized Disaster Vehicle Is Ready For Any Kind Of Apocalypse, Spearheads Strong Concept Lineup

The zombie apocalypse (or any other kind of world-ending event for that matter) is always a top priority item on the list of any doomsday prepper. A key piece of equipment is a rugged vehicle that can traverse the barren wasteland that was once filled with waves of humanity. Nissan thinks it has the answer for the Burt Gummers of the world (Tremors is still our favorite sci-fi franchise) with the Nissan Disaster Support Mobile-Hub as well as a small army of other concepts ready to appeal to a wide range of consumer tastes.   Size Does Not Matter In This …

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