• 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

    by Frank S. Washington NASHVILLE, TN – Right-sizing is a euphemism for downsizing or subtraction. But the way Nissan uses it means addition. That’s the best way to characterize the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. What the automaker has done is add a subset to its Rogue crossover which recently became the brand’s best-selling model. What’s more it is the fourth best-selling model in the U.S. behind … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG — Just enough AMG

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData.com AMG — a legendary trio of letters that says the model of Mercedes-Benz it’s attached to was massaged to be a finely-tuned German muscle car. Founded in 1967 in Affalterbach by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erghard Melcher, it was a stand-alone tuning and racing company until it fully folded into M-B in 2006, and now goes by the name of Mercedes-AMG. On one hand, … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Jeep Compass

    by Frank S. Washington SAN ANTONIO – With the update of the 2017 Jeep Compass, now on sale, every Jeep has been remodeled. That is an indication that Jeep has no intention of resting on its laurels after seven consecutive years of sales growth. In 2010 the brand sold 400,000 copies, last year it sold 1.4 million. In Jeep-talk, the 2017 Compass leans towards the Grand Cherokee side of the … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Infiniti QX30 Sport

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Infiniti has got something special in the 2017 QX30 Sport. It had a low slung roof, high stance and swerves and curves that distinguished it on the road. It had an air that smacked of luxury. There was a double arch grille with mesh draws that flowed into the headlights. And there was a double wave aluminum hood that flowed into the fenders and across the … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – While at a gathering during our week-long test drive of the 2017 Volvo S90, a friend commented that he didn’t know Volvo made cars like that. The “that” meant full size luxury sedans of the first order. Volvo’s new flagship reminded us of what a designer said years ago about automotive luxury. It’s conveyed in the interior of a car and Volvo certainly did … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Kia Stinger Gran Turismo

    By Ken Chester Jr., -- Motor News Media Kia Motors America stole the spotlight with the world debut of the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A five-passenger fastback sports sedan poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers, the Stinger promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Genesis G90

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Consumers will decide whether Hyundai has bitten off more than it can chew. In the wake of its success in the market here, the Korean automaker decided to break off its top of the line Genesis model and move it farther upscale creating a new luxury brand in the process. There are pitfalls galore in this decision. In effect, Hyundai has to generate name … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Audi R8 — An awesome package

    By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman - MyCarData.com The new Audi 2017 R8 draws considerable attention just sitting in the parking lot even though the "fully redesigned" R8 looks very much like its predecessor, which dramatically appeared in 2008. The wedge-shaped design is so compelling, so much larger than life when you get up-close, that we think it would have been a nearly impossible task for … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Volvo Cross Country 60 Series

    by Frank S. Washington VAIL, Colo., -- The program was billed as Volvo’s Drive-E Experience. It was a sort of out with the old in with the new – as in engines. The Swedish automaker used the introduction of the 2017 model year to debut the installation of Drive-E engines into its 60 Series Cross Country nameplates. In other words, the 2016 model year was the last to see the venerable T5, … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Kia Cadenza

    by Frank S. Washington MIDDLEBURG, Va., – Kia reminds us of the tale about the hare and the tortoise, with the Korean automaker in the role of the latter. It methodically keeps putting one foot in front of the other until it arrives at the target. When Kia first came to the U.S. market in 1994, it finished dead last in the country’s most prominent Initial Quality Survey. This year the automaker … [Read More...]

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    2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington NASHVILLE, TN – Right-sizing is a euphemism for downsizing or subtraction. But the way Nissan uses it means addition. That’s the best way to characterize the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. What the automaker has done is add a subset to its Rogue crossover which recently became the brand’s best-selling model.…
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    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., — Motor News Media Honda has expanded its Clarity alternative fuel franchise for 2018 with the addition of two more vehicles: the Clarity Electric (California only) and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid (all 50 states). The all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is anticipated to achieve a 42-mile pure EV driving range with a 330-mile…
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    2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T

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    Tweet 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Honda CR-V was completely redesigned and re-engineered for the 2017 model year. As competition heats up in the compact sport utility market, the Japanese automaker is intent on maintaining its status as the bestselling compact SUV on the market for the least 20…
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    2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

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    Tweet By Dan Scanlan – MyCarData.com A tide of fiddler crabs flowed away from the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition as its knobby off-road rubber threw up clods of gray mud during our muck through the tidal shoals of Northeast Florida, skirting hillocks of sawgrass and gnarled driftwood stranded ashore. There’s not much else…
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