Feb
18

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Call it the Mazda Miata or the Mazda MX-5 or the Mazda MX-5 Miata; this roadster has built a following of loyal enthusiasts that has lasted through its 30-year lifespan. Now in its fourth generation, the Mazda MX-5 shows no sign of losing its appeal. Some facts: One…
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Feb
18

Audi A5 Sportback puts the convenience in coupe

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com If it’s January, it’s time for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  Arriving at the glitzy affair requires a comfortable car for the long drive, agile quick performance to get you there safely, and elegant style to set valets back on their heels.  It’s guaranteed to be…
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Feb
11

2018 Hyundai Sonata

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Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – I had the opportunity to attend the launch of Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata last summer in Southern California. I walked away very impressed with the midsize sedan. After a week with the car in urban America I found my first reaction was correct. What struck me about the Sonata…
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Feb
11

2018 Nissan Rogue

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com It may seem a bit odd to apply the latest in driver-assistance technology to a compact crossover, but that’s only before you look at the sales numbers.  Rogue is now Nissan’s best-selling model in the U.S., surpassing the Altima.  As such, it’s become Nissan’s most important vehicle – and…
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Feb
04

Toyota C-HR is chunky, funky cool

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Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com “Go bold or go home” must have been the mantra playing in Toyota designers’ minds as they contemplated the compact C-HR crossover.  In truth, it was originally slotted for the Scion line-up before Scions quit lining up.  So, the C-HR appears with styling that looks like a RAV4 had…
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Jan
28

2018 Toyota Avalon

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Tweet By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Toyota’s Avalon is a conservative, large sedan that over the years has been a comfortable niche automobile for older drivers, at least that is what it seemed to be. But the model I test drove was actually sort of snazzy. We had the 2018 Avalon XLE premium. It…
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Jan
28

2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV

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Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media As the replacement for the aging MKX in the automaker’s line-up, Lincoln has adopted a modern fresh approach with the introduction of the all-new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV. The new Lincoln midsize luxury SUV delivers a suite of advanced technologies designed to give drivers greater confidence…
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Jan
21

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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Jan
21

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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Jan
14

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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