New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude

2014 Jeep Cherokee Altitude Review: Beyond the Unusual Looks is a Roomy, Fuel Friendly SUV

Since the new Jeep Cherokee was introduced with a unique exterior design that has garnered a great deal of negative attention, but if you can look beyond the unusual headlight design, this midsized Jeep offers plenty of interior space, an impressive level of cargo space, impressive fuel economy and the go-anywhere capabilities that you would expect from a modern Jeep SUV.
2014 Dart GT

The 2014 Dodge Dart GT Brings Big Luxury Technology to a Sporty, Powerful Package

I recently had time to spend a week driving the 2014 Dodge Dart GT and while I was impressed by many aspects of the sporty, high tech compact sedan – I learned very quickly why the 2.4L TigerShark engine has become the common engine across many 2015 trimlines.
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat First Drive: Dollar for Dollar the World's Best Sport Sedan

I recently had a chance to spend a day driving the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat on roads around Washington DC as well as on a road course in West Virginia and this seat time confirmed that not only is the Hellcat Charger the most powerful and the fastest stock 4-door sedan in the world – it is dollar for dollar the best sport sedan in the world.
2015 Toyota sienna xle

The 2015 Toyota Sienna Interior is Lexus-Quiet Compared to 2014 Models

I recently had a chance to spend time in both the 2014 Toyota Sienna and the 2015 Toyota Sienna, and while these two minivans don’t look at that different from each other – the 2015 Sienna is more like a Lexus in the level of sound quality than it is like the 2014 Sienna that it replaces.
2014 transit connect wagon

2014 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon Review: Works Like a Minivan, Drives like a Small Sedan

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon was delivered to my house with “#Unminivan” sprawled across the sides and back, but while this funky little European convert doesn’t feel look the part of a traditional American minivan – it offers all of the functionality of a proper minivan and the pleasant driving characteristics of a small sedan.
2014 500l

2014 Fiat 500L Review: Spacious, Super-Efficient and Surprisingly Fun to Drive

I recently had a chance to spend some time in the 2014 Fiat 500L and while Im generally not a fan of these compact family utility vehicles, I was truly impressed with how well the design of the smaller Fiat 500 has been transformed into the roomy and surprisingly fun to drive 500L.
2014 fiesta st

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Review: A Great Lead in Ford's Sport Compact Arsenal

Ford showed that they wanted to dominate the American sport compact segment when they introduced the Focus ST, but the 2014 Fiesta ST serves as a perfect precursor to the larger Focus for those buyers who want a car that is a little lighter on its feet and a little less expensive – while still delivering on the term “sport compact” in every possible way.

2014 Lexus LX570 Review: Putting Japan's Plushest Luxury SUV to Work

The 2014 Lexus LX570 is arguably the most impressive luxury SUV to ever come out of Japan, but like all luxury models it wears the stigma of not really offering any true “utility” – so I spent the week using the LX570 in the same way that I do my half ton truck and the Lexus SUV was beyond impressive in every way.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Review: High End Luxury with Country Boy Capabilities

Over the past few years, General Motors has failed to offer a proper luxury model Silverado, but the 2014 Silverado 1500 High Country solves that problem in a very big way – offering comparable comforts to the likes of the Ford F150 King Ranch and the Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker

A Review of the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker: The Coolest Special Appearance Package on the Market

I recently had the extreme pleasure of spending time in the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker and while some will accused it of being little more than a gussied up Challenger R/T, I think that it is the coolest special edition appearance package on the market today and based on the number of compliments I got on it – so do many other people.

2014 Lexus GS350 F Sport Review: An Overachieving Luxury Sedan with a Sports Car Spirit

The modern Lexus GS350 F Sport totally changed my perception of the Japanese luxury brand and for the 2014 model year, the only real change is the addition of a new 8-speed automatic that doesn’t improve performance – but it improves fuel economy a bit while preserving all of the qualities that makes the GS350 F Sport so easy to love.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Manual or Automatic?

Since driving the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, I have been asked by countless people whether the 6-speed manual transmission or the new heavy duty 8-speed automatic transmission is the better choice so today I will answer the $60,000 question – although there is really no “right” answer to that question.