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2018 Toyota Avalon: Flagship mid-size sedan stays the course
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Toyota’s luxury sedan, the Avalon, has been at the top end of the line-up since its launch in the 1994-’95 model year, when it replaced the Cressida.
Named for the legendary island in Arthurian lore, Avalon is seven years into its fourth generation. Avalon underwent its last facelift and freshening for the 2016 model year, and continues to present premium style, performance, interior amenities, and presence in a mid-size sedan.
The 2018 Avalon remains essentially the same...
2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Full-Size SUV rides big
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Volkswagen’s reputation was built on small, economical, people movers. Eighty years after the first “People’s Car” was built, VW has gone big, with the introduction of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas – a full-size SUV. With three rows, room for seven inside, five trims and a five-star safety rating (highest rating) from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Atlas is luxurious, comfortable and filled with high-tech connectivity.
Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the seven-passenger Atlas is...
2017 Car of the Year: Lexus LC 500: Luxury Coupe displays power, performance and elegance
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Last week, we presented our selections for “Car Buy of the Year,” with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra getting the nod as best bang for the buck. This week, we offer our “Car of the Year” list, in which we focus on the best car, truck, crossover or SUV and what it delivers, regardless of price – just the pure vehicle – and how it feels to be behind the wheel.
For our 13th annual Car of...
2017 Car Buy of the Year: Hyundai Elantra: Family sedan evolves in class
Thursday, December 21, 2017
For the 13th consecutive year, we end the ALL ABOUT CARS model year by focusing on the vehicles we have determined to be the “best deals on wheels” in 2017, and next week will we present our “vehicle of the year” regardless of price.
To be clear, delivering the best bang for the buck doesn’t always translate into sales. To make ALL ABOUT CARS’ Car Buy of the Year list, sales is not part of the...
2017 Buick Regal GS: Midsize remains classy with new generation in sight
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Buick Regal enjoyed a 31-year-reign as a classy, quiet, upscale sedan, ending its production run in 2004. Reintroduced to North America in 2011 (production and sales have been ongoing in China since 1999), a new-generation model is due out for 2018. But within this incarnation, Regal, based on the European-market Opel Insignia, upgraded with a mid-generation tweaking in 2014 that added sportiness, expressiveness and advanced tech to the Buick Regal GS. For 2017, Buick...
2017 Toyota Tacoma: Mid-Size pick-up is loaded for work and play
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Toyota Tacoma was launched in America in 1995, and was classified as a compact pick-up through 2004. The second generation was classified as mid-size, and following a full redesign for 2016, the third-generation 2017 Toyota Tacoma remains the No.5-selling truck in America so far, this year – a position it has held for several years.
Mostly standing pat after last year’s revise, the most significant changes for Tacoma in 2017 involve the new TRD Pro...
2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: Tough and smooth for town and the extreme
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Based on the nostalgic military Willys Jeep of 1941, the Jeep Wrangler has been an off-road enthusiasts’ pleaser since 1986. A compact four-wheel-drive multi-purpose vehicle, Wrangler debuted in 1986 as a revision of the Jeep CJ-7, was revised in 1996, and completely redesigned in 2006.
During that time, Wrangler has been presented in numerous trims, models and cosmetics with such badge names as: Islander 1988-’93; Renegade 1991-’94; Sahara 1997-2004 (and back again); Apex 2002-’03; and...
2017 Chevrolet Equinox: Small crossover combines style and versatility
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Chevrolet entered the crossover niche with Equinox, first introduced for the 2005 model year. Marketed as a compact SUV, the vehicle has evolved, market-wise, as a mid-size crossover, and its upscale look and feel have translated into strong sales, reaching nearly 2 million since its launch, making it Chevrolet’s second-best selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
Chevy markets Equinox with the slogan: “For whatever life brings.” They reason that “No matter where you want to go, the...
2017 Lexus NX Sport: Lux-Ute Crossover Looks to Excite
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The luxury-utility crossover niche was born in 1998 with the midsize Lexus RX, and Lexus built on the Lux-Cross segment in 2015 with the compact-luxury NX. Inspired by performance vehicles and corporate-sponsored racers and test drivers, the NX, which stands for “Nimble Crossover,” looks to excite with its dramatic spindle grille and L-themed LED headlights, along with its body that appears carved from a single chunk of metal. The excitement continues with its turbocharged engine...
2017 Chevrolet Cruze: Economical, athletic and filled with function and fun
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The compact Chevrolet Cruze debuted in 2008 for the 2009 model year, as a replacement for both the Chevy Cobalt and Suzuki Forenza (sold in Asia as the Daewoo Lacetti). In one short year, Cruz became Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, filling the need for a compact economy car with good looks and attention to detail.
New for 2017:
• The Cruze Diesel sedan is all-new, and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 52 mpg highway...