• 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...]

  • 2017 Kia Cadenza

    by Frank S. Washington MIDDLEBURG, Va., – Kia reminds us of the tale about the hare and the tortoise, with the Korean automaker in the role of the latter. It methodically keeps putting one foot in front of the other until it arrives at the target. When Kia first came to the U.S. market in 1994, it finished dead last in the country’s most prominent Initial Quality Survey. This year the automaker … [Read More...]

  • Subaru Impreza — All-wheel drive fun on a budget

    By Kelly Foss - MyCarData.com Subaru has successfully built a loyal customer following over the years. Their highly rated vehicles are known for their inclement weather off-road capabilities and their reliability. The Impreza compact sedan was recently got a major refresh and offers a broad array of choices, . So how does the Impreza compare with the pillars of the compact sedan world, the … [Read More...]

  • 2016 Buick Cascada

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – ‘Yep, that’s a Buick,” was said more than once during our week-long test-drive of the Cascada. That’s because it is a very stylish car and more important the Cascada is a 2+2 convertible. The 2016 Buick Cascada is the first ragtop in the brand’s lineup in 25 years. And no, the Cascada is not a hardtop convertible; it is a fully automatic soft top that will … [Read More...]

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    07

    2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The first thing we noticed about the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid was its smoothness. This sedan was really silky on the road. It was powered by a new 2.0-liter direct injected four cylinder engine that was rated at 154 horsepower. It was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.…
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    07

    2017 BMW Z4 Roadster

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., — Motor News Media The BMW Z4 Roadster represents the interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art technology. The Z4 represents a time-honored and yet contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. Exterior features, detailed interior refinements, the available Hyper Orange design package, as well as availability of the full range of…
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    30

    2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – As soon as they dropped off the 2017 Mazda6, we were headed down Hwy 14 to connect with I-94 West and on to Chicago. Once we were clear of the expressway like traffic, we set the car’s adaptive cruise control on 78 mph and settled in for what…
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    Apr
    30

    Audi S3 is a fun little sporty package

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    Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com Over the years, Audi’s sporty S models have been some of the most enjoyable cars I’ve driven. We’re talking about the S4, S5, S6, S7, and S8 – all high performers. But, beyond ample acceleration, they are not harsh in everyday traffic. Where some competitors shake your teeth out,…
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