New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Q1 2022: Tesla Model Y Surpasses Model 3 To Become Best-Selling EV In The World

In March 2022, 851,000 plug-in vehicles (electric cars and plug-in hybrids) were registered around the whole planet, which represented a 60% year-on-year increase. As a result, plug-in models reached a 15% market share (pure electrics alone made up 11%). Non-plug-in hybrids stayed at 832,000 units; in addition, they barely experienced a 1% growth.
Second Opinion Review May Shed Some Light on the New Tundra

Should You Buy a 2022 Toyota Tundra? Here’s a 2nd Opinion on This Hot Topic

In one recent review, the V6 engine change in the Toyota Tundra was blasted for not providing truck customers with the traditional V8 engine owners look for in a big truck that can handle a big payload. Here’s a 2nd opinion by a Toyota mechanic who walks viewers through his thoughts during an inspection of the new Tundra with an ownership perspective that could change minds.
Consumer Reports Recommends These Lower Priced Popular Vehicles

Popular Cars to Avoid and What to Buy Instead Recommends Consumer Reports

Here’s your chance to avoid paying too much for a popular make and model with this new listing of small cars, a range of SUVs, and trucks that although not the highest priced, still qualify as popular cars. Included in the listing are the expensive popular models to avoid and the less expensive popular models that are smarter car shopping alternative choices with some under-the-radar models easily missed.
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and Telluride models side by side

Comparing Kia ADAS systems in the 2022 Sorento and Telluride, flaws and all

Kia, via its sister company Hyundai, is ranked among the best automotive brands for its Lane Keep Assist features according to Consumer Reports. Kia uses the same or similar systems as Hyundai. Two of Kia’s best selling family vehicles, the Sorento and Telluride, offer a suite of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), but there are differences in feature availability between them. These models are often cross-shopped and safety feature availability/performance may be a key decision factor for some.
Tesla Model 3 & Y Interior

Breaking: Tesla To Soon Add A Second Screen To Model 3 & Y Suggests Tear-down

One distinguishing feature of the Tesla Model 3 & Y is that the vehicles only come with a single screen for the entire vehicle. However, this might be about to change after a teardown of the vehicles' MCU revealed a currently not in use connector dubbed "2nd display".
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Updates Leasing Conditions In The US: Will No Longer Allow Purchase At End Of Contracts

As per the latest information available, from now on the leasing of all Tesla models will not allow their purchase at the end of the contract. In the midst of a situation in which the delay in deliveries and the price increase of new vehicles has led to a steady revaluation of second-hand markets, Tesla has decided to change its policy in the leasing contracts for customers in the US.
Tesla Roadster, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Roadster Reservations Open Again, Including Europe: Good Sign

During the Giga Texas opening event Elon Musk stated that the new Tesla Roadster would rise from the projects put in the fridge, and that it would finally arrive on the market in 2023; an almost traditional announcement that is made at each Tesla event ever since the first presentation of the sports car.
GMC EV Hummer Reviewed

Cybertruck Type EVs That Are Likely Worse for the Environment Than Most ICE Vehicles

Are you sold on the arguing point that buying an EV means you are “Going Green”? Here’s an interesting new Cybertruck-esque EV that environmentally conscious car shoppers will find themselves hating to love. Plus, why these types of vehicles could be a portent of future EV’s that will not be so green after all.
2022 VW Golf R

2022 VW Golf R: The Edition in 3 Years Before an EV Version

The R within the Golf family is the ultimate version, like the Z06 for the Chevrolet Corvette, the Shelby 500 for the Ford Mustang, etc. And this year, with now 315 horsepower under the hood, more than ever, the word ultimate takes on its full meaning, as does the presence of four-wheel drive. This may be the last Golf R before VW presents an electric version.