It's hard to make a crossover different from all the other crossovers without making it something other than just another crossover.
Mazda does a better job than most with the CX-9, its largest, most family-friendly crossover. It is just slightly less practical than some of its rivals, having just a bit less room for cargo ...Read more
Subaru's WRX is the street-going version of Subaru's successful World Rally Cup race cars. It is a modern example of what is still called a "stock" car, though the race cars on today's NASCAR Cup circuit have almost nothing in common with the "stock" (i.e., factory production) cars they're made to sort of resemble.
The WRX, on the other hand, <...Read more
Here is a tonic for those who still see cars as more than just transportation:
Mazda no longer offers an automatic transmission in two out of three versions of the 2022 Miata, the company's much more than mere transportation car.
An automatic is still available optionally, if you swing that way. But, in contrast to the general practice, it is ...Read more
You can still get a V6 engine in Toyota's Camry, which is the only remaining midsize/family-priced sedan that still offers more than a four-cylinder.
Part of the reason why this is so is that fours now make as much power as V6s -- but not without some help, in the form a turbocharger.
In theory, the payoff is higher gas mileage, without less ...Read more
Last year, Genesis launched the GV80, the first midsize luxury crossover SUV to be offered by Hyundai's luxury division, by using the bones, so to speak, of its G80 midsize luxury-sport sedan. This year, Hyundai's luxury division has done the same thing again, this time using the G70, its compact luxury-sport sedan, as the basis for the new GV70...Read more
The stiffest competition for Volkswagen's bestselling Tiguan may be ... another VW. That one being the VW introduced last year as the newest VW:
It is smaller than the Tiggy by about 10 inches in length. But it has almost the same inches in terms of first- and second-row legroom. It also has about the same total space -- for cargo.
Chrysler, the luxury division of Dodge, is down to just two models on offer. One of them may not be around for very much longer.
That model is the Chrysler 300 sedan, and once it's gone, there won't be very much left of Chrysler.
Should you care?
Perhaps, if you're still interested in the type of car the 300 still is.
While it still is.
There is a boundary layer of iridium above which there are no dinosaur bones to be found -- because the dinosaurs were killed off by whatever laid down that worldwide layer of iridium separating the last era of the dinosaurs from all of the subsequent eras.
When people from a future era look back at ours, they may also notice a layer of iridium...Read more
Jaguar -- the luxury brand known for its cars -- currently makes only two kinds of them. And only one of them is a sedan.
The rest are crossovers, which everyone else is known for making.
It makes one wonder why Jaguar decided to make them, too, as opposed to making more of what everyone else isn't making much anymore -- like the XF sedan.
Small, economical cars may soon be in vogue again -- for the same reasons they used to be in vogue: Money's tight, and things cost more.
Thus, buying a car that doesn't use, or cost, much has appeal, again.
A car like the Mini Cooper.
What It Is
The Mini Cooper is the smallest new car available in the U.S., as well as one ...Read more
The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is now the least expensive EV available in the United States -- and the only EV that starts under $30,000. Everything else that's electrified has a base price well over $30,000.
As the Leaf did, too -- last year.
This year, it costs $4,200 less to start ($27,400) than last year's Leaf ($31,600).
There are two versions of the Wilderness edition of two Subaru models -- the Forester and the Outback.
Each are similar in that they both come standard with additional features that make them more capable of operating in rough conditions, both on- and off-road, than the other versions of these models. These upgrades include a raised suspension ...Read more
The last of the V8 Interceptors -- from the "Mad Max" movies -- was a car. The real thing may be something like the Dodge Durango SUV -- especially the SRT 392 variant, which is equipped with the biggest V8 you can still get in just about anything.
Plus, every Durango variant is now equipped with something else, too.
What It Is
The Durango is...Read more