Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of testing a variety of new Ford F150 pickups with the aluminum bodies and while I wasn’t dropping paver bricks from 5 feet in the air, I found that the cargo area of all of these trucks stood up as well to my own tests as steel bodied trucks – including my own personal vehicle.
I recently had a chance to put a pair of 2016 Ford F150 pickups to work – one with the 5.0L V8 and the other with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 – and today I bring you my views on how these two powerful F150 engines size up to each other when run through my hauling, towing and daily driving tests.
The 2016 Lexus NX200T is the smallest of the luxury brand’s SUVs and one of the least expensive vehicles in the entire lineup, but don’t let that small stature and low price fool you – this compact SUV is offers the full Lexus luxury experience in a small, affordable package.
I recently had a chance to spend a week behind the wheel of the 2016 Fiat 500X in the premium Trekking trim and after putting the newest Italian import through the paces of my everyday life – I understand completely why this Fiat is quickly becoming the most popular of the modern lineup.
There she sat in the driveway dressed in San Marino Red, a hint of chrome, black inlays, and the coolest 19 inch custom alloy wheels yet to be featured on a Honda. For this Honda fan it was love at first sight.
While many comparisons have been made between the reinvented Honda Pilot SUV and Honda’s latest and only pickup truck offering, there’s much more to 2017 Ridgeline than meets the eye. Ridgeline proves to be truck tough, off road capable and car-interior comfortable.
Living in the Metro Detroit area, the most common luxury car is the Cadillac CTS4 and having spent a week driving the 2016 CTS4 Premium, there is little question why this plush, roomy and powerful sedan is such a popular choice in and around the Motor City.
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.
After an hour or two in the seat of 2017 Acura NSX, a plot developed in my sensory overloaded brain to attempt to justify the purchase of Acura’s $158,000+ rolling automotive art piece. In short, Acura NSX redefines performance dynamics, I want one.
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.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport is in one of the largest in most popular segments in America, but where many small SUVs fall short, the Tucson Sport shines much brighter than I could have expected – as it is fun to drive, roomy and it handles rough driving conditions very well.
I recently spent a week driving the 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and after previously testing the Renegade at an ORV park in California, I believe that this new compact Jeep in its premium form is the “realest” of the little Jeeps offered in the past decade.
After posting my first drive review of the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan, we received several questions about the 5-door Elantra GT and while the GT model doesn’t join the sedan in the refresh – this sporty compact 5-door is just as good as ever.
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.
I recently spent time driving both the Scion iA and the Scion iM, during which time I learned that a great many people who are interested in the automotive industry don’t have a clear idea of what makes these two cars different – so today I break down the advantages of each of these new Scion compacts.
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.