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2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review by David Colman +VIDEO

A remarkable bargain with its all-inclusive price ... Continue reading

2020 Kia Forte GT Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Kia Forte GT Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The inventive engineers at Kia have fashioned a truly delectable sport sedan for 2020 called the Forte GT. Now the term “GT” is without doubt the most overused, misunderstood identifier in the history of car branding. ... Continue reading

I'm Not Anti-Electric, Just Cautious - 2020 Chevrolet Bolt Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

I'm Not Anti-Electric, Just Cautious - 2020 Chevrolet Bolt Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Let me make one thing perfectly clear – I do not hate electric vehicles. ... Continue reading

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review Why Mazda has an SUV model named CX-30 amongst its CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 crossover SUV lineup, don’t fret. Mazda has a CX-4 in the Chinese market, so it needed a new name. ... Continue reading

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Mitsubishi is on a roll. They say they are the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year. ... Continue reading

AAA Offers “Fall Back” Driving Tips as Daylight Saving Time Ends

AAA Offers “Fall Back” Driving Tips as Daylight Saving Time Ends

With the end of daylight saving time this weekend, motorists will be presented with challenges that could impact pedestrian safety. AAA East Central recommends motorists prepare for potential challenges associated with changes in sleep patterns, brighter morning commutes, and darker evening commutes. “While the extra ... Continue reading

Consumer Reports Reviews 17 ADAS Systems - Buying A New Car? You Gotta Read This

Consumer Reports Reviews 17 ADAS Systems - Buying A New Car? You Gotta Read This

What? Consumer Reports wrote that you might have heard of Tesla’s active driving assistance suite, known as Autopilot, that can control the car’s steering and speed to assist the driver. What you might not know, however, is that most mainstream automakers now offer similar systems on their cars, and it’s quite li ... Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Um What Can I Say? By Bruce Hotchkiss Special Correspondent West Coast Bureau The Auto Channel Sometimes I wonder if there really is a need to review new vehicles anymore. Let’s face it, there are no bad vehicles. ... Continue reading

2020 Jeep Compass Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Jeep Compass Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

With so many new models coming to market each year it’s tough for me to get to drive them all. My last Jeep Compass drive was in the newly revamped 2017 model. ... Continue reading

2021 Ford Edge Preview - Official Prices and Specs

2021 Ford Edge Preview - Official Prices and Specs

The 2021 Ford Edge and Edge ST feature a more refined interior with standard SYNC® 4A system as well standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver assist features Standard SYNC® 4A complements a now-standard largest-in-class 12-inch center stack screen, optional Connected Built-in Navigation and cloud connectivity with convers ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Sienna Minivan Preview

2021 Toyota Sienna Minivan Preview

influenced by the bold and robust character of SUVs, hosts many premium features: kick-open and closed sliding side doors and rear gate, four-zone climate control system, heated second-row super-long slide captain’s chairs with ottomans, power tilt and telescoping steering column with heated steering wheel, a digital ... Continue reading

Lordstown Endurance EV Vs Ford F-150 Video

Lordstown Endurance EV Vs Ford F-150 Video

Lordstown Motors has released new footage of the prototype of the 2021 Lordstown Endurance - the world’s first all electric commercial pickup - in a tug of war against a 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat EcoBoost in 4WD-Low: Tug of War: Lordstown Endurance Highlights Its Superior Traction Against the Ford F-150. With both truck ... Continue reading

Nissan Goes Orange - Other Car Makers Green With Envy

Nissan Goes Orange - Other Car Makers Green With Envy

This stunning exterior color option is found on nine Nissan models, more than any other automaker. This is more than the preference of one designer, it’s also tied to heritage of Nissan sports cars. ... Continue reading

Are EV's The New Edsel? Study Shows Marketplace Not As Enthused As Car Makers And Wall Street Promoters

Are EV's The New Edsel? Study Shows Marketplace Not As Enthused As Car Makers And Wall Street Promoters

The Mobility Confidence Index for battery-electric vehicles remains neutral, decreasing among American drivers to 54 from 55 (on a 100-point scale) while increasing among Canadian drivers to 58 from 57. For self-driving vehicles, the index is still low, slipping to 34 from 35 in the United States, while holding steady ... Continue reading

2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-SPEC Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-SPEC Review by David Colman +VIDEO

You remember how Clark Kent snucks into a phone booth for transformation to Superman? Well, the SH-AWD A-SPEC version of Acura’s RDX reprises that old Superman routine. Only this time around, the phone booth is the mild-mannered shape of this family SUV. ... Continue reading

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