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

New Vehicle Reviews

2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review: The Most Complete (and Most Fun) Truck in the HD Segment

When you think of a ¾ ton heavy duty pickup, you don’t often think of that truck being fun to drive, but the 2014 Ram 2500 Power Wagon combines the workhorse capabilities that you would expect with a level of fun-to-drive factor that is unheard of in this segment – all in a great looking package.
Kia Optima Hybrid

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review: A Hybrid with Luxury-Sport Style

While the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid has some unique features on the outside to improve aerodynamics and efficiency, the Korean automaker has done an awesome job of applying hybrid technology to a great looking, well-appointed midsized sedan – preserving all of the good aspects of the non-hybrid Optima while adding very real 37mpg capabilities.
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.

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