The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has long been one of the best performing SUVs in the US market, but to test the utility aspect of this high performance machine, I used the SRT Jeep in place of my half ton truck for a weekend horse show – and not surprisingly, the 475hp sport ute shines when being worked like a pickup.
For 2018, Toyota offers a very drive-dynamic non turbocharged 3.5 Liter V6 option for the reinvented Camry lineup, effectively countering the mainstream turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine revolution. Torque News experiences the top of the mark 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6, presenting an exceptional drive and ride experience without turbocharging.
I hold myself fortunate as one of the few journalist that’s experienced the third generation 2017 Honda Clarity FCV behind the wheel. Initially sold to select markets in Japan and California, Great Britain's “The Engine Room,” introduces the most dynamic fuel cell vehicle in the world to the U.K. and beyond.
I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and after hundreds of miles of city and highway driving, I have come to the conclusion that the diesel Cruze is the best Cruze – and here are four reasons why.
I recently spent a few days driving the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0I Premium Plus, during which time I used the fun-to-drive luxury SUV to negotiate Detroit rush hour traffic in style and based on that experience, I would call the Q7 the Ultimate Commuting Machine.
We discovered a superior touring car detailed in Honda performance Civic Si trim. Horsepower and torque while formidable, is but a very small part of what 2017 Civic Si brings to the segment. Simply put,this is the best driving, high performance,Civic offered to date. I'm no longer convinced that I need or want a Type-R.
Although 2018 Honda was purpose designed as an exceptionally safe, transformable kid hauler, I take a look at Honda’s latest and greatest with the mature eye of a “driver” whose kids are long grown. For me, I like 2018 Honda Odyssey for the comfortable, well connected long haul.
I recently submitted the 2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography to a unique equestrian test, including a long road trip to the United States’ most prominent horse show followed by a local horse show with my own horses – allowing me to experience the comfort of the luxury SUV on a long trip along with seeing just how well this supercharged machine will pull the 2-horse trailer.
Hawaii is admittedly Honda country, and the Kona coast of the Big Island is no exception. Last week we enjoyed the experience of exploring the Kona side of Hawaii’s biggest island behind the wheel of the reinvented and much improved 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, big things!
The new Chrysler Pacifica offers all sorts of advantages over the competition when it comes to interior amenities, but more importantly for some buyers, the new Pacifica offers the best driving dynamics in the minivan segment – feeling more like a sedan than a 7-passenger people mover from behind the steering wheel.
If you are looking for a roomy, fuel-friendly hybrid that is great in serious snow, the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid might just be your best choice for the money – combining V6 power, electric-only driving capabilities and the ability to drive in any road condition including mud and deep snow.
It’s not often that a manufacturer lends a less than fully loaded car or light truck offering to a journalist for drive review, so I rented one, and set out on an 800 mile, 24 hour turnaround in the rain. I learned a thing or two as to Santa Fe Sports, front-wheel-drive road worthiness, mostly good.
Sitting at the airport in Los Angeles I caught Kia’s Cadenza ‘ blindfold’ touch test on a T.V. commercial, as parking valets guessed the brand of the car they were sitting in. BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes came to mind.
The 2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD is a great vehicle for daily driving on paved roads, but can this Korean compact SUV handle the rough dirt roads of rural America? I spent a week driving the new Sportage on my local unpaved roads to see how well – or how badly – the smallest Kia SUV performs on some of the worst public roads in the area.
I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat and while this big, powerful truck performed every task just as well as you might expect – the ride quality from this hard-working truck was far better than any of my passengers could have foreseen.
2017 Chevy Bolt is a wake up call for U.S. automakers, as the maker of Corvette, Silverado Pickup, and Malibu SS, presents an affordable BEV (battery electric vehicle) that gives Tesla an extended drive-range run for the money.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk offers the greatest off-roading capabilities in the model lineup, a cabin loaded with premium features and room for five for under $50,000 – making it one of the best options on the market for someone shopping for a luxury SUV that can be taken off-road with confidence.
The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has a much sleeker, softer look than the boxy Discovery from the previous five generations, but this sportier look is achieved without diminishing any of the offroading capabilities which you would expect from a proper Land Rover.
It’s not unusual for a sub-premium compact sedan to run a bit noisy in the cabin. Such is the case with Mazda’s top-trim 3 series touring sedan. In the case of 2017 Mazda3, running Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires exponentially increased cabin noise.