• 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...]

  • 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...]

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    2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

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    Tweet 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…
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    15

    2018 Buick Regal GS Sportback

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, the all-new 2018 Buick Regal GS sedan balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season. The new Regal GS advances the nameplate with 51 more horsepower than the…
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    08

    2018 Kia Rio

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington BALTIMORE, Md. — Kia’s Rio is not what it appears to be. It’s small, conservatively styled, doesn’t have oodles of power under the hood and after the restyle for 2018 it pretty much held on to those attributes. But it is the most important vehicle in the automaker’s lineup. That’s…
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    08

    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr.,  Motor News Media In 1970 Land Rover launched the original Range Rover; almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the fourth member of the Range Rover family – the Range Rover Velar. Joining the Range Rover family slotted between the Range Rover Evoque…
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