Apr
23

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com The very fetching Italian Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the new king of compact sports sedans moving ahead of the Germans consisting of traditional “driver’s car” sedans from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Sacrilege to the BMW 3-Series fanatics, to be sure, but we came away after…
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Apr
16

2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Quietly, Hyundai has entered the world of electric vehicles. With its 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, the Korean automaker now offers what it called a class-leading 27 miles of electric-only range. The reason we say silent is that we haven’t heard much about the midsized front-wheel drive sedan. Hyundai…
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Apr
16

Jaguar XF — Poised to pounce

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Tweet By Kelly Foss – MyCarData.com Starting price about $52,000 When Jaguar’s XF first made its debut in 2007, it ushered in a dramatically new design aesthetic for the British car maker. Everything about the XF was thoroughly modern — ready to take on the new century in style. Now, nine years later, the XF…
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Apr
09

2017 Toyota Corolla iM — Roomy, affordable and fun to drive

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Tweet By Dan Scanlan – MyCarData.com When Toyota said sayonara to sagging scion a year ago, a sub-brand introduced in 2002 to lure in younger buyers was buried with that unsuccessful marketing plan. But while scion is gone, its sons survive – as Toyotas. The scion iA becomes the Yaris, a longtime name for the…
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Apr
02

2017 Lexus ES 350

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Lexus ES 350 is a sleeper sedan. It is the kind of car that is just outside of the young active demographic that you see targeted in automobile commercials of all stripes. Yet the ES is important, it has a following and it is aimed at a…
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Apr
02

2017 Ford Focus RS — Red-hot hatchback

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com There are three levels of Focus vehicles starting with the standard version propelled by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 160 horsepower. That’s a good number in the popular compact segment. But if you want more, you can go to the Focus ST with 252 horsepower and 270…
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Mar
26

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington SAN ANTONIO — With its no-compromise combination of head turning style, cutting-edge technology, real-world utility and eye-popping fuel economy, the 2017 Kia Niro truly is a smarter kind of crossover. That’s how Kia described its new hybrid electric crossover in a welcome letter to reporters here for the media launch…
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Mar
26

2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO — Adding 64 horses

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Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com Last year we reported that Nissan’s compact Sentra had suddenly become competitive in an extremely competitive segment. Nissan claimed the refreshed 2016 Sentra had an improved ride, a quieter interior, numerous upgrades including an advanced safety package and even a new steering wheel inspired by the…
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Mar
19

2017 Toyota Camry

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – There’s a reason that the Toyota Camry has been the bestselling passenger car in the U.S. for 14 straight years: simplicity and reliability. And that is no different with the 2017 model which represents the 7th generation of the front-wheel-drive sedan which has been around for 35 years.…
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Mar
19

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV

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Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media With the curves of a seductive Italian passenger car and the alluring power of a boutique Italian performance car, Alfa Romeo has introduced its take on the American SUV. Named Stelvio, the premium Italian SUV is the second of a new generation of vehicles built on…
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