New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.
2014 Kia Forte EX Sedan

A Review of the 2014 Kia Forte EX Sedan: A Glowing Example of Kia's Steady Evolution

There was a point early in Kia’s existence in the US market where their lineup of small cars focused on nothing but low cost and solid fuel economy but the 2014 Kia Forte EX sedan is a prime of example of how much the industry has changed – and how well Kia has changed right along with the competition.

A Review of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ: a Remarkable Luxury Car in Every Way

While the Lincoln brand has been best known for its brawny land yachts, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ has everything that you want from a modern luxury car inside, outside and under the hood – making for the best midsized luxury car that Ford Motor Company has offered up in many moons.

2014 Scion tC Review: Aggressive Styling Inside and Out Makes a Better Sport Compact

The Scion tC has received a refresh for the 2014 model year that includes a substantial facelift on the outside, a sportier interior and a lightly reworked suspension setup that all work together to make the 2014 tC more attractive and more fun to drive than the 2013 models.
2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLT Review: The Best Half Ton GM Truck Ever

When the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado were introduced earlier this year with a look that is fairly similar to the previous generation, a great many critics pointed out that the newest GM half ton pickups, but after spending some time driving the new Sierra I can safely say that this is not a book that should be judged by its cover as this is THE BEST half ton GM truck ever.
2014 Kia Cadenza Premium

A Review of the 2014 Kia Cadenza Premium: Kia Hits the Luxury Segment Right in the Sweet Spot

When the Kia brand was introduced to the US market back in 1994, it was hard to imagine that this super affordable economy brand could one day offer up a gorgeous, engaging large luxury sedan but with the 2014 Kia Cadenza – the smaller of the two Korean brands doing business in North America has stormed into the segment with a beautiful vehicle.

The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic: Reminding Us What Muscle Cars are All About

The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T is the most affordable V8 powered rear wheel drive sports car sold in America today but with 375 horsepower and a standard 6-speed manual transmission – the Challenger R/T Classic offers the excitement of the American muscle car without the gigantic price of the more powerful cars on the market today.

A Review of the 2013 Ford Fusion SE: Taking the Affordable Midsized Sedan to the Next Level

There was a point in time where driving an affordable and efficient midsized sedan meant driving a drab, boring car but the 2013 Ford Fusion SE is a clear example that those days are long gone – with a ton of amenities and a drivetrain that makes the Fusion efficient and fun to drive.
2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review

2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate Review: More Luxury Means a Bigger Bargain

The changes made to the 2014 Hyundai Equus might be fairly subtle but when combined with the long list of features that makes the Equus one of the most impressive – and least expensive – large luxury sedans sold in American, those subtle changes help to make the best bargain in the luxury segment even better.
2013 Ford Explorer

A Review of the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport: a Full Sized SUV with the Spirit of a Sports Car

Unlike many of the options in the modern sport utility vehicle segment, the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport offers sports car like performance with the help of the high performance drivetrain from the Ford Taurus SHO – with a 365hp EcoBoost V6 and an intelligent all wheel drive system working together to offer the usefulness of an SUV and the fun of a sports car.
2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport

2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport Review: Premium Luxury Personified - Japanese Style

The Lexus brand was introduced in the United States with the 1990 LS400 sedan so it is fitting that the 2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport serves as such a stunning example of premium Japanese luxury that can compete with any large luxury sedan sold in the world in terms of styling, comforts and driving dynamics.

2013 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan Review: Technology, Efficiency, Affordability

When the 9th generation of the Honda Civic was introduced for the 2012 model year, it was met with harsh criticism to which Honda was quick to respond with changes from top to bottom – changes that make the Civic a very impressive high tech compact sedan with the efficiency and affordability that you would expect from the Honda brand.

A Quick Spin Review of the 2014 Toyota Tundra

I recently had a chance to log some miles behind the wheel of the 2014 Toyota Tundra and there weren’t just any miles – they were miles driven in some of the most scenic roads in the United States as we traveled around the Smokey Mountains. While the 40 miles that I drove on road and off weren’t enough for me to draw enough experience on which to base a full review, this seat time gave me a good look at where Toyota is headed with the new Tundra.

2013 Mazda MX5 Club Review: More Fun Than You Can Imagine – Until You Drive It

I recently had a chance to spend a week behind the wheel of the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Club with the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT) and I was completely blown away by how much fun this compact roadster was to drive – and how many heads it turned with the super sharp red and black design scheme.