New Vehicle Reviews

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.
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

A review of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Even with Compacts - Bigger can be Better

In the world of compact sedans and 5-door models, “getting bigger” is usually a bad thing but in the case of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek – the added height that comes via the XV’s unique high riding suspension system makes for a vehicle that offers the positioning and ride of a small crossover without compromising the fun to drive, go anywhere feel that you would expect from a modern Subaru.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT review: a 5-door worthy of the GT name

There are few automakers doing business in the US who are growing as rapidly as Hyundai so it came as no huge surprise when the Korean automaker opted to launch the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - a 5-door version of the uber popular sedan that will help the Elantra continue to climb the charts of the most popular cars in the US while also helping Hyundai to continue their steady growth in North America.
The 2013 Ford F150 FX4 SuperCab

2013 Ford F150 FX4 EcoBoost Review: New technology makes America's bestselling truck even better

The Ford F150 is America’s bestselling truck and while there weren’t many changes for the 2013 model year F150, pretty much every change made for 2013 was featured on my F150 FX4 EcoBoost test vehicle – making for a very clear illustration of why this is America’s bestselling truck and how Ford keeps holds onto that title with new high tech features.
The 2013 Honda Accord Sport

2013 Honda Accord Sport review: More than just a sporty face

While the auto industry is packed full of vehicles that have exterior additions to make them sportier, the new 2013 Honda Accord Sport takes a modest approach to exterior styling while fitting the package with a handful of upgrades that make the Accord Sport more fun to drive – just like a car wearing the “Sport” nomenclature should be.
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition: Unstoppable offroad, plush inside

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition is named after the famous offroading area in Utah and while the features of the Moab Edition make this model a nearly unstoppable machine when it leaves paved roads – with plenty of luxurious features inside that make this a very comfortable daily driver on the asphalt.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium

A review of the 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE Premium: a big plush sedan without luxury pricing

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2013 model year with a bold, upscale exterior design coupled with a big, plush interior that offers many of the comforts of a large luxury sedan without the high price that comes with a luxury moniker – showing just how far the Avalon has come over the past two decades.

2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Premium Review: a true luxury flagship sedan with a bargain price

While German and Japanese luxury brands grab the lion’s share of attention in the modern auto industry, the 2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Premium serves as a stark reminder that there is a true luxury flagship sedan that offers all of the comforts and amenities offered by the foreign counterparts made in the USA with a surprisingly low price.
The 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport on a road course

Head to Head: 2014 Lexus IS350 versus 2013 Lexus IS350

The 2013 Lexus IS350 is a great car so it is hard to believe that the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS350 is significantly improved but after spending a few hours driving the two Japanese luxo-sport sedans head to head – it is clear that Lexus has done a masterful job of improving an already very good option in the small luxury sedan segment.
The Subaru BRZ Premium

A review of the 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium: no turbo or AWD needed for big fun

The 2013 Subaru BRZ departs from the company’s traditional recipe for success of combining turbocharging and all wheel drive so while it is a very different sort of fun than Subaru owners get out of vehicles like the WRX STI – the BRZ is one of the most exciting sports cars available in the US.

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