• 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...]

  • 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...]

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    2018 Genesis G80 Sport

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington NAPA VALLEY, Calif., — When it comes to Genesis, the glass is either half full or half empty. Luxury brands are defined by their sedans and no doubt that’s why Genesis has launched two and we’re here to test drive the third: the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport. However, this is…
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    02

    2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6

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    Tweet By Dan Scanlan – MyCarData.com For 27 years, it was the epitome of the box the SUV came in, a quirky British off-road contrivance with a bump in its roof to give head room for extra folks parked in jump seats in back. Through four generations, the Land Rover Discovery was a body-on-frame off-roader…
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    25

    2017 Toyota RAV4

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington Toyota’s RAV4 is a benchmark in the compact sport utility market. And with time, it keeps getting better. For the 2017 model year the crossover gets some additions designed to make it better and that will surely keep pressure on its competitors. First, you can now purchase a RAV4 Hybrid.…
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    25

    2017 Lincoln Continental — A proper flagship sedan

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    Tweet By Dan Scanlan – MyCarData.com From 1939 to 2002, with an occasional break, the Lincoln Continental was the king of Ford’s luxury car line. It was born as a special coupe for Ford Motor Company President Edsel Ford, designed by the man he brought on board as chief designer — former yacht designer Eugene…
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