• 2018 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription Review
    You couldnt ask for a more comfortable SUV than this particular Volvo. But you have to be willing to take the big plunge on option packages.
  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate FWD Review
    You have to love an SUV with a list price of $35,650 that carries the notation "Included" 37 times on its window sticker. Unlike many other manufacturers, such inclusionary generosity is par for the course at Hyundai.
  • 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Review
    If any race sanctioning body comes up with a series for vans, the Honda Odyssey Elite will win hands down. Just look at the list of performance goodies the all new 6th generation Odyssey brings to the table.
  • 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review
    After years of motorsports inactivity, Acura is making a big push to gain race wins for the brand in IMSA GT Daytona class competition.
  • 2018 Genesis G80 RWD 3.3T Sport Review
    It is a winner. This delicious looking concoction handles so well and accelerates so hard that it will plant seeds of doubt in anyone aspiring to buy a much more expensive BMW, Mercedes or Audi.
  • 2018 Lexus LX570 Review

    D.Colman Thu Feb 1st, 2018 12:38 PM

    The incredibly detailed window sticker for this newest 2018 version of the Lexus LX570 details no less than 37 selling points designed to entice you into purchasing this ultra-posh, all-terrain marvel.. Read More »

    2018 Genesis G90 RWD 5.0 Ultimate Review

    D.Colman Fri Jan 26th, 2018 1:14 PM

    You can afford the car. But can you afford the chauffer? Because this is a limousine meant to be savored from the back seat rather than the driver's seat. The G90 Ultimate is the bargain Bentley of the year. The Bimmer beater. The Rolls wrecker. Without so much as a single option to pack the window sticker, the G90 goes out the door for its base price of $71,850.. Read More »

    2017 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Limited Crewmax Review

    D.Colman Thu Jan 25th, 2018 12:14 PM

    If you want to be transported back in time to the rock 'n roll Fifties, step way up into the huge Crewmax cab of this Tundra, tune SiriusXM to "Fifties on 5," then lay hard into the throttle pedal. The tune the engine plays is even more evocative than the one issuing from the JBL amplifier and subwoofer.. Read More »

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Review

    D.Colman Wed Jan 24th, 2018 11:36 AM

    But along comes a Spider - a Fiat revision of the Miata called the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. This numerical designation harks back to the lithe Fiat 124 that was sold in the 1970s and 1980s in North America during Fiat's first ultimately unsuccessful tenure in the USA.. Read More »

    2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Review

    D.Colman Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 1:26 PM

    For the money you still can't beat Subaru, And their loyal customers relish the fact that they don't have to go into debt to buy one. In fact, Kelly Blue Book, which has been in the car evaluation business since 1926, recently bestowed the following exemplary awards on Subaru: Most Trusted Brand, Best Overall Brand and Lowest Cost to Own.. Read More »

    2018 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited Review

    D.Colman Fri Jan 12th, 2018 4:14 PM

    Hyundai is on a roll. Every year this South Korean company manages to improve their main line sedan, the Sonata, by refining its looks and performance. The revamped 2018 Sonata is fully competitive with the best from Japan for class honors in this lucrative market segment.. Read More »

    2018 Lexus LC500h Coupe Review

    D.Colman Wed Jan 10th, 2018 12:34 PM

    But the recent introduction of the breakthrough LC500 coupe moves Lexus into a new league where players like Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche have long been on the varsity. Does the LC500h deserve elevation to major league status? Or does it need a few more years of seasoning in the minors? . Read More »

    2017 Lexus GS200t 4-DR Review

    D.Colman Tue Jan 9th, 2018 10:22 AM

    At a total price of $50,070 (with $1,380 of Mark Levinson stereo and $1,730 for Navigation), the GS 200t (soon to be GS300 RWD) has got to be the best buy of the entire Lexus model range.. Read More »

    2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 Raptor Review

    D.Colman Mon Jan 8th, 2018 11:52 AM

    Although we never found a suitable unpaved spot to exercise the Raptor, we can testify that this truck makes a delicious everyday companion. Its cabin is so comfortable you never want to climb down from your throne.. Read More »

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Review

    D.Colman Fri Jan 5th, 2018 11:58 AM

    Toyota's official designation for the color of this week's 2018 Camry is "Ruby Flare Pearl." It costs $395 extra and is worth every penny. But since when is Ruby Flare Pearl a name you'd associate with a Camry? Since now. Read More »

    2017 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio Review

    D.Colman Thu Jan 4th, 2018 10:33 AM

    You cannot buy any car for $24,000 that will provide more driving entertainment than the Abarth tweaked Fiat 500. White laser stripes adorn both flanks as well, making the diminutive 2,450 package look more ferocious than cute. Based on its performance this scorpion has every right to look pugnacious. . Read More »

    2017 Ford Super Duty F250 4x4 Crew Cab Lariat Styleside 6.7L V8 Diesel Review

    D.Colman Mon Dec 18th, 2017 11:58 AM

    For 2017, Ford has re-engineered the aluminum box for use on Super Duty models by upgrading the panel thickness of the box to handle the increased loading requirements of the Super Duty line.. Read More »

    2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review

    D.Colman Fri Dec 15th, 2017 1:44 PM

    This uniquely outrageous looking vehicle, originally intended to be part of Toyota's now defunct Scion product line, is named C-HR because it's a Coupe-High Rider.. Read More »

    2017 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid Review

    D.Colman Thu Dec 14th, 2017 11:17 AM

    The Fusion Hybrid will laugh its way past a lot of gas stations over the course of your ownership. According to the EPA, this 42 MPG gas miser will save you $2,500 in 5 years over the fuel cost of the average new car. That efficiency gives it a rating of 9 on the EPA's scale of 10 for "Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Rating.". Read More »

    2018 Volvo V90 T6 AWD Inscription Review

    D.Colman Wed Dec 13th, 2017 11:05 AM

    If you are looking for a station wagon with all wheel drive, sculpted in consummate good taste, stop by your Volvo dealer for a close look at the 2018 V90.. Read More »

    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

    D.Colman Fri Nov 24th, 2017 10:06 AM

    Even at the fully equipped test car price of $27,460, the Hyundai Elantra GT remains a bargain in the bigger picture. If you have minimal interest in sporty driving, then this modest performer will fill the practicality bill to a GT. . Read More »

    2017 Lexus ES350 4 Door Sedan Review

    D.Colman Thu Nov 23rd, 2017 9:19 AM

    What happens when you dress a Toyota Camry for the prom? You get a Lexus ES350. Both sedans share the same basic architecture. In other words, a commodious transport cell for five adults for a reasonable outlay of cash. . Read More »

    2017 Toyota Highlander SE V6 AWD Review

    D.Colman Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 9:09 AM

    About the only thing this Toyota fails to provide is fun behind the wheel. Although the Highlander's window sticker claims that this crossover is fitted with a "Sport Tuned" suspension, the Highlander is just too heavy.. Read More »

    2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL S-AWC Review

    D.Colman Mon Nov 13th, 2017 4:10 PM

    The most significant number about this Outlander isn't the seats (7), doors (4) cylinders (4) or gears (0 - it's a CVT). Rather the digit to remember is 21.7. That's the number of pounds each horsepower is tasked with carting around in this compact SUV.. Read More »

    2017 Kia Forte5 SX Review

    D.Colman Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 2:42 PM

    The Kia Forte we drove had 4 cylinders, 5 doors and 6 speeds. All those elements combined to make it number 1 - the best compact sport sedan we have driven so far in 2017. From the outside, the Forte5 is a stunning looker.. Read More »

    2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO 4x4 DBL. Cab Review

    D.Colman Sat Oct 21st, 2017 2:19 PM

    Hypes: Rugged Old School Pickup Gripes: Needs Hydraulic Hood Prop Opt for the TRD PRO version of the Tacoma compact p. Read More »

    2018 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription Review

    D.Colman Fri Oct 20th, 2017 1:46 PM

    From a driver's standpoint, however, the XC90 leaves something to be desired. Clearly Volvo didn't lavish any visual attention on the engine compartment, which is covered with a funereal flat black plastic shroud.. Read More »

    2017 Honda Civic Si 2DR Review

    D.Colman Thu Oct 19th, 2017 1:31 PM

    Honda scores a perfect 10 out of 10 on this latest iteration of the evergreen Civic Si. I speak from long term ownership experience here because I bought the very first generation Civic Si when Honda introduced it as a 2 door hatchback in 1987. . Read More »

    2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review

    D.Colman Wed Oct 18th, 2017 1:05 PM

    During the recent unprecedented heat wave in Northern California I took refuge from our non air conditioned house inside Mazda's plushest SUV, the Signature edition CX-9. . Read More »

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate FWD Review

    D.Colman Tue Oct 17th, 2017 9:28 AM

    You have to love an SUV with a list price of $35,650 that carries the notation "Included" 37 times on its window sticker. Unlike many other manufacturers, such inclusionary generosity is par for the course at Hyundai.. Read More »

    2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD Review

    D.Colman Thu Oct 5th, 2017 12:07 PM

    Volvo's nomenclature can seem mysterious to the uninitiated. Our rather deliciously appointed test car this week is the wagon ("V") version of the all-new "90" series model line. This 90 model line replaces the aging 70 and 80 series cars from Volvo.. Read More »

    2017 Lexus RC F 2-DR Coupe Review

    D.Colman Tue Oct 3rd, 2017 11:10 AM

    Lexus has finally seen the light this year with the introduction of the RC F, an eminently affordable supercar that requires no background check or half million dollar investment for purchase. Just regular car money will do.. Read More »

    2017 Kia Sorento SXL AWD Review

    D.Colman Wed Sep 20th, 2017 8:05 PM

    Kia has been on a winning streak for so many years now that it's hard to remember the automotive landscape in the USA before this Korean powerhouse arrived. But I clearly recall the advent of Kia here, back in 1994, when I rented a subcompact in Las Vegas.. Read More »

    2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Review

    D.Colman Fri Sep 8th, 2017 9:55 AM

    If any race sanctioning body comes up with a series for vans, the Honda Odyssey Elite will win hands down. Just look at the list of performance goodies the all new 6th generation Odyssey brings to the table: 280hp V6 engine? Check.. Read More »

    2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid AWD Review

    D.Colman Thu Sep 7th, 2017 9:45 AM

    New for 2017 is the Hybrid version of Acura's popular MDX. This addition to the model line boasts four engines - 1 gas powered, and 3 electric. The gas powered V6 displaces 3.0 liters, and features 24 valves managed by Honda's patented VTEC camshaft technology.. Read More »

    2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport M/T Review

    D.Colman Wed Sep 6th, 2017 9:31 AM

    Hyundai has comprehensively redesigned the Elantra sedan for 2017. In particular, the Sport model we drove features a package of visual enhancements that distinguish it from all lesser models.. Read More »

    2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review

    D.Colman Wed Aug 16th, 2017 11:41 AM

    After years of motorsports inactivity, Acura is making a big push to gain race wins for the brand in IMSA GT Daytona class competition. In their first year of combat in this very tough class, the new Acura NSX posted back-to-back wins in the hands of Andy Lally and Katherine Legg.. Read More »

    2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

    D.Colman Tue Aug 15th, 2017 2:30 PM

    The new Mazda RF's folding hardtop does Zero-to-Closed in just 13 seconds. The MX-5 itself takes somewhat less time than that to complete the Zero-to-60 MPH run in just 7 seconds. No matter what performance parameter you examine with this Mazda, the operative word is quick.. Read More »

    2017 Honda Civic Hatch Sport Review

    D.Colman Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 11:33 AM

    Honda's newest Civic, is the product of just such hard work. It truly deserves the name Sport - a legitimate title earned through suspension excellence, engine performance, shifting precision, and overall driving feel. This is a front-wheel-drive, five door, family transport hatchback with the following features that define the concept "Sport".. Read More »

    2017 Mazda CX-5 GT FWD Review

    D.Colman Tue Aug 1st, 2017 8:10 AM

    Unlike its flamboyant Japanese counterparts, Toyota and Honda, Mazda refrains from boisterous design in crafting their vehicles. They call their subdued style language "Kodo" which translates into "Soul of Motion." . Read More »

    2018 Genesis G80 RWD 3.3T Sport Review

    D.Colman Mon Jul 31st, 2017 8:01 PM

    We're barely half way through 2017 but since model year clocks run double time in Korea, we have already driven the 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport sedan. It's a winner. This delicious looking concoction handles so well and accelerates so hard that it will plant seeds of doubt in anyone aspiring to buy a much more expensive BMW, Mercedes or Audi.. Read More »

    2017 Mazda6 Review

    D.Colman Fri Jul 14th, 2017 10:40 AM

    The adage that you can't tell a book by its cover also applies to cars. One glance at the Mazda6 will not leave you breathless in anticipation of driving it. The 6 is neither beguiling particularly looking nor palpitation inducing.. Read More »

    2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

    D.Colman Wed Jul 12th, 2017 2:02 PM

    Hyundai originally introduced the 3-door Veloster sports coupe with a rather anemic 132hp four cylinder engine that peaked at just 120 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with that handicap, the original version was a lot of fun to drive because of the car's sporty design and ingenious packaging. . Read More »

    2017 Kia Soul Review

    D.Colman Fri Jun 30th, 2017 8:15 AM

    Kia’s distinctive looking Soul is currently the only survivor from the flying brick school of automotive design. The popular Scion XB, which had developed a cult-like following, disappeared when Toyota folded Scion’s tent several years ago.. Read More »

    2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT 5-Door Review

    D.Colman Tue Jun 20th, 2017 10:57 AM

    Cute got a new face for 2017. Mitsubishi has grafted new front and rear fascias to their eminently affordable beginner car, the Mirage GT. Up front, new HID Bi-Xenon headlights contain a light tube for signature recognition.. Read More »

    2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring Review

    D.Colman Mon Jun 19th, 2017 3:37 PM

    The big news for CR-V fans this year is the 190hp turbo motor which is connected to a CVT transmission. This four cylinder engine is above all fuel efficient, producing an overall EPA rating of 29 MPG (27 MPG City/33 MPG Highway).. Read More »

    2017 Genesis G90 RWD 3.3T Premium Review

    D.Colman Fri Jun 2nd, 2017 12:05 PM

    It's time to rewrite the book on luxury sedans from Hyundai. In 2016, the Korean company offered two posh rides, one large (Genesis) and another even larger (Equus). . Read More »

    2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT Review

    D.Colman Wed May 31st, 2017 11:55 AM

    25 years ago, here's what I had to say about the 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata in my Edmund's book 20 Best 1992 Cars: "Miata makes blissfully few concessions to practicality because it is designed to do one thing better than anything else. That one thing is to give you a thrill a mile when you drive it.". Read More »

    2017 Kia Cadenza Limited Review

    D.Colman Fri May 19th, 2017 3:55 PM

    In the early Nineties, a trip to Las Vegas prompted me to rent a car for the scenic drive out to Hoover dam. The sub compact 2-door to which I was given the keys was a Kia, an unfamiliar brand new to me at the time. I was so impressed with that petite and sporty Kia that returning it to Hertz was painful.. Read More »

    2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Review

    D.Colman Wed May 17th, 2017 4:38 PM

    Are you six times better than you were in 1990? The Hyundai Elantra is. Over the intervening 27 years, Hyundai has introduced six new generations of this model, with the most recent coming just last year. The original Elantra of 1990 was somewhat crude, and rather underpowered, but irresistibly cheap.. Read More »

    2017 Genesis G80 RWD 5.0 Ultimate Review

    D.Colman Wed May 17th, 2017 2:09 PM

    Genesis. A name of Biblical derivation, generally used to denote birth. In this case, a new model line of cars has been born. Hyundai has appropriated the name Genesis - previously used on a single model of Hyundai - to designate their new line of premium passenger cars.. Read More »

    2017 Mazda CX-9 GT FWD Review

    D.Colman Tue May 16th, 2017 2:21 PM

    Introduced in 2016 as a completely new model, Mazda's CX-9 moves into its second year of production in Hiroshima, Japan virtually unchanged.. Read More »

    2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD Review

    Judy Colman Sat Apr 22nd, 2017 9:05 AM

    Hyundai might not be your first thought for a six- or seven-passenger crossover vehicle, but you would do yourself a favor to consider the 2017 Santa Fe. . Read More »

    2017 Kia Niro FE Review

    D.Colman Wed Apr 19th, 2017 10:55 PM

    With introduction of the new for 2017 Niro Hybrid, Kia is targeting an underserved market segment. Until now, if you wanted a sub compact Hybrid capable of delivering 50MPG, you were limited to choosing some form of sedan - like a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt.. Read More »

    2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus Review

    D.Colman Wed Apr 12th, 2017 11:20 AM

    Chrysler's new All-American minivan is built in Canada and powered by a V6 engine constructed in Mexico. Okay, the stellar 9-speed automatic transmission is a product of the USA, as is the design thinking that went into this quintessentially American vehicle.. Read More »