• 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...]

  • 2016 Lexus CT 200h

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The 2016 Lexus CT 200h is a great car but it is a tough sell. This Lexus is a hybrid. It was powered by a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine coupled with a 650 volt electric motor/generator. Combined, the propulsion unit makes 134 horsepower. The gasoline engine made 105 lb. ft. of torque. It had a second electric motor that acted as a starter and a generator … [Read More...]

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    09

    2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

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    Tweet 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…
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    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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    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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    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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