Cars and Car Reviews

2023 Nissan Ariya Platinum+ EV: This is a Nissan?!

2023 Nissan Ariya Platinum+ EV: This is a Nissan?!

While I am the first to say that having a comfortable and familiar interior design is a boon for new car owners, there's also something to be said for occasionally reinventing things and shaking up what might well have become a stale and boring design. My son's 2022...

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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: A Quirky Premium Drive

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: A Quirky Premium Drive

Get behind the wheel of a premium automobile and you want to feel that not only are you surrounded by luxurious design elements, but that it's all been thoughtfully engineered to deliver an exceptional experience. Luxury doesn't come from using better materials for a...

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Ridiculous Luxury with the 2023 BMW XM SUV

Ridiculous Luxury with the 2023 BMW XM SUV

Car designers are always seeking to find a balance between features and cost. Sometimes the upgrades can be slipped into the Options category, allowing drivers the chance to upgrade on a per-vehicle basis, and other times they can become a new, higher trim level. In...

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Affordable and Fun, The 2024 Chevrolet Trax ACTIV

Affordable and Fun, The 2024 Chevrolet Trax ACTIV

One of the aspects of being a car writer that most people don't realize is that we are loaned so many high-end luxury vehicles or tricked-out vehicles with every possible option that it's easy for us to get out of touch with the world of lower-cost and entry-level...

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Swanky Drive Time with the 2023 Range Rover Sport SE

Swanky Drive Time with the 2023 Range Rover Sport SE

Seems like only a few days ago I was driving the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 so it was really interesting to get behind the wheel of the 2023 Range Rover Sport SE: In many ways, they're the same vehicle. In fact, Range Rover is a brand of Land Rover, which itself is...

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Big and Comfy, the 2023 INFINITI QX80 Sensory

Big and Comfy, the 2023 INFINITI QX80 Sensory

I was driving the Infiniti QX60 mid-size Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) only a few weeks ago, so getting into the bigger QX80 was a bit of a deja vu moment. Same car, same design, just the supersized version of the SUV. But it turns out that the 2023 Infiniti QX80 has...

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Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2023: Day Two

Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2023: Day Two

After spending two eventful days in the Rocky Mountains as part of the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience (RMDE), I had hundreds of photos from the event. I drove about twenty vehicles along some of the most beautiful roads in the world. Day one's writeup is already...

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Rocky Mountain Driving Experience: Winter Park ’23

Rocky Mountain Driving Experience: Winter Park ’23

Every spring we Rocky Mountain automotive journalists get together with representatives from most of the major automotive manufacturers and have a combination road rally and informal set of presentations about the latest and greatest. Organized by the Rocky Mountain...

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The Hulking 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD SUV

The Hulking 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD SUV

Back in December of 1933, it's hard to imagine any of the original founders of Nissan Motor Company in Yokohama, Japan, anticipating that someday they would sell a vehicle with a curb weight of over 6,000 pounds, but here we are. Ninety years later, I'm test driving...

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Rugged Fun with the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

Rugged Fun with the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

There's something about a convertible that improves the driving experience. It's ironic that so many of the earliest car models were either convertibles or simply didn't have a top at all (presumably making them terrible to drive in bad weather!). Throughout my life,...

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The Brawny 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

The Brawny 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

While I spend a lot of time in small, compact vehicles, there's still something nice about driving a behemoth now and then. They offer lots of space and a sense of safety that little cars just don't have, with the usual cost that of poor fuel efficiency. Plug-in...

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Premium SUV Comfort with the 2023 INFINITI QX60 Luxe AWD

Premium SUV Comfort with the 2023 INFINITI QX60 Luxe AWD

I've had the chance to drive a number of different Infiniti cars and SUVs in the last few months, which has been great. The company consistently gets so many aspects of modern car design right, from an excellent fit and finish to lots of smart and luxurious touches to...

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The Tech Heavy 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE PHEV

The Tech Heavy 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE PHEV

This has been a great era to track vehicle evolution as we have rather rapidly moved from inefficient internal combustion engines ("ICE", in industry nomenclature) powered by gasoline to hybrids, fully electric vehicles ("EV"s), plug-in hybrids ("PHEV"), even...

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I Fell In Love with The 2023 BMW M340i Sedan

I Fell In Love with The 2023 BMW M340i Sedan

As a brand, I have to admit that BMW has grown on me over the last few years. Where the company really shines is in its luxury sedans and when you take the very latest design and add M-Series upgrades, it's a formidable combination that reveals why they are considered...

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