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2017 Toyota Tundra: Brawny, Thoughtful and Comfortable
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Marketed to be big, bold and strong for work, adaptable for play and elegant for entertainment, Toyota’s Tundra continues in its third generation that began in 2014, and with a minor styling revamp already unveiled for 2018, the 2017 edition sees only quiet additions. 2018 Tundras will see a freshened front end that features new grille designs and headlamps, a new mesh look complemented by halogen headlights with a black bezel on the base SR...
2017 Chrysler 200: Style meets performance in mid-size sedan
Thursday, July 13, 2017
With the marketing slogan “Design that Excites,” Chrysler has positioned its 2017 200 as an elegant vehicle that exceeds expectations for a mid-size car. Delivering a thoughtful, well-crafted interior and highway fuel economy of 36 miles per gallon for its smaller engine, this American-built icon is marketed at under $30,000.
Launched in 2011 to replace the Sebring, Chrysler upscaled the vehicle with added power, numerous cosmetic changes, stiffer body mounts for a more gentle driving experience,...
2017 Dodge Charger R/T: Fifty years of muscle and style
Thursday, July 6, 2017
When the Dodge Charger first hit the scene in 1965, it was a Dart GT-based muscle car that blazed around town with a 235-hp 273ci. (about 4.5 liters) V-8 engine. Introduced on its own in 1966 as a two-door fastback that shared components with the Coronet, and outfitted with a 230-hp 318 ci. (5.2 -liters) V-8, its R/T trim was first offered 50 years ago, in 1967. R/T stands for Road/Track and the ’67 model...
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel: Powerful, Sporty and Distinctive
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Dodge has been building trucks since 1917, and it introduced the Ram to the light-duty market in 1994. With angular styling and its iconic black honeycombesque grille, Dodge now produces Ram as its own line, launched as a stand-alone division in 2009, a now complete with a “R-A-M” badge in place of the animal head logo if you want it.
In its second year of existence, Rebel – the trim I tested, out of 12...
2017 Chevrolet Malibu: Dependable Mid-Size is packed with amenities
Thursday, June 22, 2017
In today’s world of demanding things you can depend on, Chevrolet’s Malibu fills that requirement and adds style and performance to the mix, as for the third year in a row, Malibu topped the Midsize Car category in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.
Perhaps that is why Malibu largely stands pat for 2017, relying, for the most part on the revises made for 2016 when Malibu was offered as all-new from the ground up. For...
2017 Chevrolet Camaro: 50 Years of ‘Pony’ Car Performance
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Looking great and performing young for being 50 years old, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro continues to make history. Launched in 1967 to compete in the “Pony” car segment, the Camaro offered sporty performance at a competitive price … and the “Pony Wars” had begun. Playing off Chevy’s line-up of “C-named” cars that included Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II and Corvette, GM product managers, said, the made-up name “Camaro” was “French in origin,” and was “…...
2018 Lexus LC 500: Innovative Luxury Coupe is a car of the future, today
Thursday, June 8, 2017
We have discussed in this column that some companies like to get a psychological jump on competition by postdating their cars (e.g. putting out a “2018” model in early 2017). You can forgive Lexus’s zealousness by calling their newly launched Lexus LC 500 a 2018, as the flagship coupe is innovative, exciting and powerful. And the future year ties into their marketing campaign titled “Feats of Amazing” that dramatizes the LC 500’s engineering marvels, including...
2017 Ford Shelby GT350: Not Your Typical Mustang
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The original Ford Shelby GT350 was a high-performance Mustang derivative that galloped onto the scene in 1965. Exhilarating and exciting, the Gen-1 GT350 powered up with a 289 cubic-inch (4.7-liter) engine that delivered 271 horsepower – some of the engines were modified to reach 306 horses. Fast-forward to 2017, and the engine size has grown to 5.2 liters and the horses have swelled to 526.
The original Shelby Mustangs were built by Shelby-American from 1965 to...
2017 JAGUAR XE: The New ‘Cat’ purrs with entry-level sports luxury
Thursday, May 25, 2017
There’s a new “Cat” in town. Jaguar has filled its lair with an entry-level luxury sports sedan, the XE, to attract Cat lovers to elegance at Jag’s most affordable pricing. The XE is all-new and is marketed as “a true driver’s car” that “redefines the concept of the sports sedan thanks to its advanced lightweight aluminum-intensive construction, streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling.”
The Jaguar XE was developed with an all-new modular architecture...
2017 Honda Accord: Stylish, sporty and technologically advanced
Thursday, May 18, 2017
First launched in 1976, the Honda Accord began as a compact hatchback, moved into the mid-size arena in 1990 and has been a full-size sedan since 2008. Its last full redesign for the 2013 model year was significantly updated last year with mods to the exterior and interior, as well as a host of new technology and safety features. A body upgrade, a major facelift and increased techno capabilities added a sportier and more sophisticated...