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First Drive: The Honda Insight is back and all new for 2019, offering newfound style, safety, and savings

This new Honda looks like a typical compact sedan. It acts like a typical compact sedan. Yet it consumes fuel like a hybrid. Wait. What? That is exactly the intended reaction the... Read more »

First Drive: 2019 Audi Q8 passes luxury SUV coupe test in Chilean desert

Following the leader is a time-honored trend in the automotive business, and one that often leads to a profitable payoff at the end of the line. Still, for luxury brands whose entire... Read more »

First Drive: The all-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is a quiet kitty with a loud bite

With apex predators, they say it’s the ones you don’t see that you should worry about. I imagine the same can be said for the ones you don’t hear. Like the new... Read more »

Battles in toy land: The 2018 Honda Odyssey vs. the 2018 Toyota Sienna Comparison Test

For more than 20-something years, my spouse has been remarkably stubborn consistent regarding her point of view about two topics:

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Short Report: Toyota’s towering 2018 Sequoia hasn’t aged as well as its giant softwood namesake

Darn near bulletproof when it comes to starting every morning, carrying up to eight people in significant comfort, hauling as much as 120.1 cubic feet of cargo, towing up to 7,400 pounds... Read more »

Short Report: Porsche’s 718 Boxster GTS inches up top-down power, price and pleasure

It is largely forgotten in today’s nouveau luxury car culture that until 1965 a 4-cylinder engine powered every one of Porsche’s production cars. In a certain sense, the Porsche brand was built... Read more »

What it’s like to drive a 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition the length of SoCal’s Mulholland Drive and Highway

Sunrise on a Sunday, and Los Angeles is still sleeping. My Blaze-colored 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition banks right off Cahuenga onto Mulholland Drive where it snakes into the Hollywood Hills. Stretched... Read more »

Euro Drive: The 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant is as lust-worthy as ever, but still not coming to America

There’s a tendency to throw around the phrase “forbidden fruit” when it comes to desirable international market cars that we can’t get our hands on in the States. Generally, this refers to... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is a twisty road touring natural

Porsche now builds far more Cayenne and Macan SUVs and Panamera sedans than it does 2-door sports cars, yet the 911 still sits as the irreversible nucleus of truth for the company.... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Ford EcoSport is a little crossover SUV that delivers little satisfaction

Most people would agree that big is good. Whether it’s the house you live in, the bowl of pasta you eat, the TV you watch, or the car you drive, Americans in... Read more »