Author Archive

Apr
12
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

New York Auto ShowPorsche — which has had great success with its SUVs – “expands” the capabilities of its Panamera to add some of the utility normally reserved for its crossovers.

Apr
12
2018 Nissan Rogue Dogue Concept

2018 Nissan Rogue Dogue Concept

New York Auto ShowIt appears Nissan is going to the dogs … for advice.

It’s no secret that dog owners are a dedicated bunch; one survey indicated that more than 80 percent of those polled felt that it was just as important for their canine companions to be safe and comfortable in their cars as it was for their human passengers.

To that end, Nissan showed off its Rogue Dogue (get it?) project vehicle at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

New York Auto Show

Honda’s redesigned Clarity Fuel Cell debuted earlier this year as a 2017 model, at which time it was announced that electric and plug-in hybrid versions would soon be available. And true to its word, Honda introduced those models at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

New York Auto ShowMercedes-Benz introduced the final member of the redesigned E-Class lineup at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

New York Auto ShowSubaru debuted its redesigned 2018 Crosstrek today at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Similar in appearance and concept to the outgoing model, the new one adds numerous features and a bit more power.

Apr
12
2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Subaru Outback

New York Auto ShowThe Outback has been one of Subaru’s greatest success stories, long being the make’s best-selling model. Changes for the 2018 version shown at the New York Auto Show focus mostly on mild styling tweaks and additional features.

Apr
12
Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota FT-4X Concept

New York Auto Show

Toyota calls it a “four-wheel-drive toolbox,” and that seems an appropriate description of the company’s FT-4X concept shown at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Apr
04
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Consumer Guide First Spin It’s still not often you see the words “Sport” and “Hybrid” in the same sentence – let alone in the same name – but the concept is growing in popularity. And few companies are leveraging the principle of using an electric motor’s instant low-speed torque to augment the high-end power of a gas engine as thoroughly as Acura.

Mar
31
2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Consumer Guide First Spin Despite their current popularity, it has come to my attention that some people just don’t like SUVs. Even when branded with the cuter “crossover” tag, they strike some as too boxy, too tall … and too common.

Mar
30
2015 Kia Soul EV

Our long-term Kia Soul EV on the charger. Can you tell it’s cold outside but warm inside? Probably not.

One of the downsides of electric cars — as noted in our previous Kia Soul EV long-term update — is that cold weather really cuts into the driving range. That’s likely due in part to the battery being less efficient in cold temperatures, and certainly to the fact that creating heat from electricity is an extremely inefficient endeavor.

Vehicle Makes

Classic Cars

Collectible Automobile Magazine