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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review by Larry Nutson

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review by Larry Nutson

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Refreshed and still a good value By Larry Nutson Executive Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_6934) The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been a major concern and a disruptor of all things normal in everyone’s lives. This includes the new car industry and auto shows that ... Continue reading

GEICO: 2021 Subaru Outback Review By Larry Nutson

GEICO: 2021 Subaru Outback Review By Larry Nutson

I spent some time behind the wheel of the new Outback driving both on the road and off-road trails in California’s North Coast. I drove paved roads sitting just 85 ft above the Pacific’s crashing waves and off-road trails climbing a couple thousand feet into the surrounding hills through forests of redwoods. ... Continue reading

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 with the monumental goal of shaping the Lexus brand. It built the foundation of Lexus by its exceptional quietness, comfort and refinement, and each subsequent generation has embraced the spirit of constant innovation through new technology. ... Continue reading

2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD Review by Mark Fulmer A Good Looking Good Driving Compact SUV Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel Mazda’s most popular vehicle is the CX-5 compact SUV, and because it has been so well received the 2021 model has only added a number of small updates to its safety features and tech. The exterior ... Continue reading

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford adds three new choices to America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Avalon 4-Dr TRD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Avalon 4-Dr TRD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

I once asked mystery writer Lee Child what he drove. He responded, "I buy used police cars because they're fast and they don't get noticed." Child would love the Avalon TRD because it's plenty fast but won't get you noticed. ... Continue reading

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Drive Review By Larry Nutson

The opportunity to experience driving a Rolls-Royce is indeed rare. Just about ten years ago I drove the new, back then, 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost. ... Continue reading

Italian Super-car Road-trip - A Lamborghini Huracán Delight

Italian Super-car Road-trip - A Lamborghini Huracán Delight

I was greeted by the awesome matte pearlescent white spyder V10, waiting for me next to the dark glass walled reception, intimidating and inviting all at once. Before I could retrieve the black key fob with its proudly engraved bull, I immediately ran into my old dear friend and automotive legend Antonio Gini, who up u ... Continue reading

MAZDA CX-5, IS IT STILL VROOM-VROOM? - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

MAZDA CX-5, IS IT STILL VROOM-VROOM? - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

It's getting so that you need a tape measure to tell the difference between Mazdas, at least from a distance. That's not a bad thing. ... Continue reading

2021 Genesis G80 Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Genesis G80 Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

Ask most any person familiar with the car market to name the premium, medium to large sedan that first comes to mind and they most likely will mention a model from BMW, Mercedes, Lexus or Audi. Few would say Genesis. ... Continue reading

2021 Nissan Rogue Review by Thom Cannell and Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Nissan Rogue Review by Thom Cannell and Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Rogue, and all-new replacement for the somewhat aging, but still popular nameplate. Rogue is the brand’s best-selling platform and one of what the company says are five new models due “soon”. The mid-size SUV marketplace is hot, crowded and wildly varied with prices from Land Rover to Kia. ... Continue reading

25 Years Ago In May 1996 All Track Events Of The 80th Indy 500 Were Cybercast Live By The Auto Channel (Sponsored By Pennzoil) - In 2021 The 105th Indy 500 Open Testing Will Be Streamed On Peacock

25 Years Ago In May 1996 All Track Events Of The 80th Indy 500 Were Cybercast Live By The Auto Channel (Sponsored By Pennzoil) - In 2021 The 105th Indy 500 Open Testing Will Be Streamed On Peacock

April 8 and Friday, April 9 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thirty-two car-and-driver combinations are scheduled to participate in the two-day session, which will stream live to race fans exclusively via NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. ... Continue reading

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Close-up Preview

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Close-up Preview

The CLS will come to the starting line in April 2021 with a sharpened and sportier design. The front end in particular, with a new radiator grille and bumper, demonstrates an even stronger and more dynamic expression of the four-door coupe. ... Continue reading

Five more Volvo's earn highest IIHS safety award

Five more Volvo's earn highest IIHS safety award

Five more 2021 Volvos qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, bringing the manufacturer’s total to 14. The new winners include two large sedans, the S90 and plug-in hybrid S90 Recharge, as well as three wagons, the large V90 and V90 Cross Country and the midsize V60 Cross ... Continue reading

2021 Nissan Murano Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2021 Nissan Murano Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Complete Details On 2021 Nissan Award The The 2021 Nissan Murano, a midsize SUV, qualifies for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to new ratings for headlights and pedestrian crash avoidance. The 2021 Murano’s standard front crash prevention system earns superior ratings ... Continue reading