• 2018 Hyundai Tucson AWD

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Impressive, that is the first thing that came to mind when we saw the 2018 Hyundai Tucson crossover. For 2018, it added a 7-inch audio display system with expanded availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD Radio and heated seats. More than 90 percent of 2018 model year Tucsons will have these technologies. Our test vehicle was black on black in … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Kia Stinger

    by Frank S. Washington NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., -- Game changer. They didn’t use those words but that’s what Kia officials expect the 2018 Stinger to do for the brand. Already, one of the most successful carmakers in the industry for the last five years, Kia has pressed the pedal to the product metal again. What they’ve done is develop a fastback sedan in the Grand Turismo tradition of … [Read More...]

  • 2018 BMW X2 — Powerful & Agile

    By Ken Chester Jr., -- Motor News Media BMW has announced the first-ever BMW X2, a new breed of car takes on the stage as the newest addition to the BMW X family featuring an unmistakable design with sporty yet urban genes. The bold, uncompromising nature of the first-ever BMW X2 is evident at first sight and stands out from the crowd in any setting. Even next to its bigger brothers, the BMW X4 … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – When Toyota folded its Scion brand it folded several of its cars into the Toyota fold. That’s a lot of folds but to put it simply there is now a 2017 Corolla iM. It was a compact five-door hatchback powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine that made 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. There is a six-speed manual but our engine was mated to a … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500

    by Frank S. Washington SAN FRANCISCO – Lexus has come full circle. In 1989, the automaker chose this city for the world debut of the LS 400, its first luxury sedan. Over the years, the brand has grown in terms of models offered, it has introduced hybrids and it has become the industry benchmark for quality and service. Still, Lexus cars were void of personality. The Lexus flagship was so … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Whoa! That was our first impression of the 2017 Lexus IS 350. This IS really felt like a luxury sports sedan. It was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that made 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. We had the rear-wheel-drive version of the sedan, thus, it was mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We thought the car handled pretty well … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Volvo V90, S90, XC60

    by Frank S. Washington DENVER – When Volvo picked us up at the airport I and my riding partner climbed into the back seats of what turned out to be a 2018 XC90 Excellence. It was the most luxurious utility vehicle I had ever been in. There were heated and cooled rear seats that massaged the tired traveler. What’s more, they were eight way power seats. I and my ride partner were separated by … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe — A stunner

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData.com Call it AMG Lite, or maybe an S-Class Coupe that shrunk in the rain. No matter how you slice it, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-400 Coupe is a supple, sensuous stunner that had lots of people saying one word when they saw it – “ Beautiful!” And with a gently snarling turbocharged V-6 powering all four wheels when needed, it offers a fairly quick flight into the world of … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Elegant Functionality

    By Ken Chester Jr., -- Motor News Media The new 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake returns Jaguar to the premium wagon segment with a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies that make it a standout performer. Available user-friendly features and technologies make the Sportbrake the perfect companion for customers with active lifestyles. With a design that retains the … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Toyota Camry

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The redo of the Toyota Camry is a big deal. This car has been the best-selling midsize sedan in the U.S. for 15 straight years. It has attained benchmark status and now it begins a new life cycle with the introduction of the 8th generation. Toyota’s product development cycle demanded that its best-selling car, a midsized sedan, be restyled in the middle of … [Read More...]

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    2018 Genesis G80 AWD

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Somebody once told me that a luxury brand is defined by its sedans not by its coupes, wagons or its utility vehicles. By that rule, Genesis is doing just fine. The automaker has introduced four models of its G-line and all of them have been top notch. We…
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    BMW X5 plugs in and moves out

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    Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com BMW has been at the forefront of plug-in electric vehicles, sold under its “i” brand — cars like the urban friendly i3 and angelic i8 sports car.  As BMW contemplates a complete line-up of electrified models, it starts where Americans will love it most:  The X5 crossover, the first…
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    2018 Hyundai Tucson AWD

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Impressive, that is the first thing that came to mind when we saw the 2018 Hyundai Tucson crossover. For 2018, it added a 7-inch audio display system with expanded availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD Radio and heated seats. More than 90 percent of 2018 model…
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    2018 Honda Accord — An appealing redesign

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    Tweet By Kelly Foss – MyCarData.com The Honda Accord has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most beloved and highly sought after midsize sedans on the market.  It is expertly designed, executed, reliable and its loyal customer base enjoys low maintenance and high resale value.  Not to be outdone by its arch-rival the…
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