New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.

A Working Review of the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited: Luxury on a Budget

I recently had a chance to spend a week behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited, which offers the basic “luxury amenities” that you would expect from a new truck while staying away from the $50k price platform – making this the best budget truck for those who want some comforts and V8 power.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Embraces the V6 Like No Other Muscle Car

I recently spent a week driving the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT RS Convertible and while I liked a great many aspects of my first CamaroSix experience, I was most impressed by how well General Motors embraces the 3.6L V6 – making their “base mode” muscle car better than the previous version and maybe better than any V6 muscle car before it.
2016 volt in blue

2016 Chevrolet Volt Review: The Most Functional EV Gets Better in Every Way

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been redesigned from the ground up, including an all-new drivetrain, but how do all of those upgrades translate into real world use? Well, they make the 2nd generation Volt better than the original Volt in every way – from electric range to driving dynamics to the plush cabin.
Veloster Turbo Rally

2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rally: Improved Handling, Same Great Design

I recently spend a week behind the wheel of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rally Edition and when that week was done, I had a new appreciation for a car that I really enjoyed when it was introduced in the lower performance Turbo package a few years back – while still loving the unique 3-door design of the funky little hatchback.
Optima SX Limited

The 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo Far Better than My Favorite Socks

The new 2016 Kia Optima was the subject of a Super Bowl commercial featuring Hollywood tough guy Christopher Walken in which they likened the sporty midsized sedan to a really flashy pair of socks, but after spending a week driving the turbocharged Optima, I feel that they are selling the car a little short – as this car is far better than my favorite socks.
Tacoma TRD Offroad

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Works Like a Half Ton

I recently had a chance to spend a week testing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and after putting it through all of the same punishment as I do the larger half-ton trucks, this truck impressed me in every way like no “small” truck I have tested – from off-roading to towing to everyday driving, the Tacoma TRD Off-Road rocks.

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