Another award for the Ford F-150 Lightning

Another award for the Ford F-150 LightningThe Lightning may change people’s minds about electric vehicles The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck has won yet another award. The Lightning is the North American Truck of the Year. This is part of the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year program founded in 1994, making it the longest-running new…

Loads of luxury in the Genesis G90

Loads of luxury in the Genesis G90The G90 has been completely updated for 2023 with the latest technology and luxury features The Hyundai Genesis G90, a full-size luxury car at the top of the Genesis range, is taking aim at premium luxury sedans, including the Audi S8, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class. The list price on my test vehicle was $115,000.…

New mid-sized, Mazda CX-50 is an ease to drive

New mid-sized, Mazda CX-50 is an ease to driveLuxurious and stylish, but best of all, a highly intuitive nav screen and sound system The Mazda CX-50 is an all-new compact, luxurious crossover that has a nav screen that’s easy to navigate. Rivals in this crowded segment include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Nissan Rouge and Toyota RAV4. Mazda already offers the…

2015 Honda Odyssey “nothing shy of terrific”

2015 Honda Odyssey “nothing shy of terrific”This edition of the Odyssey also received some safety goodies You know what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. At least that was Honda’s attitude when it came to the Odyssey minivan, which, for 2015, was essentially unchanged from the year before … and the year before that … aside from a…

Is the 2022 Nissan Armada a sinking ship?

Is the 2022 Nissan Armada a sinking ship?This gas guzzler is big and cumbersome, hard to move around, and of limited practical use What’s in a name? Well, if the name in question is taken from one of the greatest naval disasters in history, quite a lot. But that seems to be the case with the Nissan Armada, which, for reasons only…

Volvo S60 B5 $63,300 (before taxes) of frustration

Today's Volvos bear no resemblance to the Volvos of my youth

Volvo S60 B5 $63,300 (before taxes) of frustrationIf you read this space on a regular basis, you may have noticed that I tend to complain about interior controls and layout on “today’s” cars ... a lot. Seems to me manufacturers are focusing too much on gimmickry and glitz and less on functionality and user-friendliness. Some cars – no matter how often I…

Hyundai Elantra N a step up in the performance department

The Elantra N-Line starts at just over $32,000

Hyundai Elantra N a step up in the performance departmentEvery car manufacturer, it seems, needs to inaugurate a performance division of their products to truly validate themselves. What some call a skunk works, where the company’s technological and engineering prowess is on full display. BMW has its “M” series, Nissan NISMO, Toyota has TRD, Ford has its Ford Performance Racing, Mercedes has AMG, and…

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is the drive of the future

The first Mercedes-Benz created as an all-electric vehicle

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is the drive of the futureIf you want to check out the future, drive a Mercedes-Benz EQS. Here’s a vehicle with all of the possible luxury touches and newest technologies – along with an all-electric drivetrain that has a range of an amazing 547 km. I recently test-drove an EQS. It’s the first Mercedes-Benz created as an all-electric vehicle, rather…
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