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2020 Subaru Legacy Touring Review by John Heilig

2020 Subaru Legacy Touring Review by John Heilig

Most sedans in the mid-size segment don’t have standard all-wheel drive. The Subaru Legacy does, along with every other Subaru. This not only gives the convenience of better traction on less-then-ideal roads and in bad weather, but also improves handling by lowering the center of gravity. ... Continue reading

2020 Mazda Miata MX 5 RF Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 Mazda Miata MX 5 RF Review by Mark Fulmer

Why, you might ask, would anyone choose a car that seats only one passenger, has less room than a golf cart, and not even enough space for golf clubs? Because driving a cool-looking sportscar is just plain fun. The 4th generation 2020 Mazda Miata once again fills that bill and also has a version with that rare option: ... Continue reading

Range Rover's Luxo-Muscle SUV - the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition Review by Rob Eckaus

Range Rover's Luxo-Muscle SUV - the Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition Review by Rob Eckaus

The complete package when it comes to SUVs By Rob Eckaus SF Bureau THE AUTO CHANNEL Never having much exposure to Land Rover except for a fun test ride last year when I was exposed to their thoughtful luxury, I was still pleasantly surprised with the snarling 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. More ... Continue reading

Take a "RoadTrip" with The Auto Channel

Take a "RoadTrip" with The Auto Channel

An archive of RoadTrip programs ... Continue reading

EIA Says Light Truck US Sales Fairing Wuhan Virus Storm Better Than Cars

EIA Says Light Truck US Sales Fairing Wuhan Virus Storm Better Than Cars

U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis The 729,000 vehicles sold in the United States in April 2020 amounted to the lowest total since early 2010. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of light-duty vehicle sales in April is the lowest in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analy ... Continue reading

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Baaaak, As A Limited Edition For 2021 +VIDEO

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Baaaak, As A Limited Edition For 2021 +VIDEO

Mustang Mach 1 Returning for 2021 Model Year As Limited-Edition Pinnacle of Style, Handling and 5.0-liter V8 Performance. The iconic fastback coupe that debuted during the first golden era of muscle cars in the late-1960s now returns for global Mustang enthusiasts looking for the epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-lite ... Continue reading

2020 Acura RDX Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2020 Acura RDX Lots of Delight Acura introduced its third generation new-from-the-ground-up RDX for the 2019 model year with new styling, both in and out, as well as a new powertrain. In May 2018 I was among the first auto writers to drive the new 2019, albeit for a very short stint. ... Continue reading

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Review by Larry Nutson

2020 BMW M340i xDrive A six-cylinder returns By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel I’m reminded almost daily about the iconic BMW 2002 that I never owned. I was on the hunt for a 2002 way back lots of years ago when a job change took me down a new road. ... Continue reading

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Rocky Mountain Review by Dan Poler

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Review Following a minor facelift last year, Honda’s Pilot comes into 2020 essentially unchanged. Honda has, however, added a new top-of-the-line trim, the Black Edition. ... Continue reading

Are You A Bored Retired Car Buff With Lots To Say?, Get Re-energized As An Official Car Guy

Are You A Bored Retired Car Buff With Lots To Say?, Get Re-energized As An Official Car Guy

Join The Auto Channel Team, For more than 25 years The Auto Channel, the Internet's original interactive editorial automotive web site has published ... Continue reading

IIHS: Small Cars Kill - Are Higher MPG And A Smaller Monthly Payment Worth Your Family's Lives?

IIHS: Small Cars Kill - Are Higher MPG And A Smaller Monthly Payment Worth Your Family's Lives?

Driver death rates are highest in small cars and minicars which accounted for 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates for model year 2017, while nearly half of the 20 models with the lowest death rates were luxury SUVs. ... Continue reading

2020 Lincoln Aviator Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Lincoln Aviator Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

My first stint behind the wheel of the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator 3-row midsize SUV was at the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Fall Rally. My task at that time was to evaluate the Aviator in relation to other new or mostly-new luxury SUVs. ... Continue reading

2020 Jaguar XE Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

2020 Jaguar XE Chicagoland Review by Larry Nutson

The compact luxury sports sedan class is quite multinational. There’s a good number of entries coming from American, British, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean automakers. ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus RC F Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

2020 Lexus RC F Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

When thinking about a coupe with a V-8 engine in the front, whether a grand tourer or a muscle car, does the Lexus RC F come to mind? Or a different car and a different country? Currently the starting horsepower figure among these sports and performance cars, is 400hp and stays under $100k for the competition in mind. ... Continue reading

Packing Heat: Ford Turns Up The Heat (To Beyond 133 Degrees Fahrenheit) In Police Cruisers To Neutralize Wuhan Virus

Packing Heat: Ford Turns Up The Heat (To Beyond 133 Degrees Fahrenheit) In Police Cruisers To Neutralize Wuhan Virus

Ford has designed a new heat software enhancement to pilot with its Police Interceptor Utility – one that law enforcement agencies across the country can utilize to help reduce the footprint of the COVID-19 virus. ... Continue reading

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