No matter the brand, whenever a manufacturer introduces a vehicle in the compact crossover class, the press release inevitably targets it toward “youthful consumers with an active lifestyle.” If you want a compact crossover, but your idea of an “active lifestyle” is your daily hike from the car to the Starbucks counter for a Frappucino, […]
The Corolla Tercel was the first front-wheel drive car Toyota sold in the US, and its straightforward styling and design underlined its utilitarian mission.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan begins January 8th and will run through the 22nd. We will have more news from the show once it is underway, but here are some notable vehicle launches to watch for.
Minivans aren’t the coolest cars out there, but they’re still a favorite with families. It’s hard not to love the convenience of sliding door, lots of seating, and the ability to quickly reconfigure the interior for cargo instead of passengers. There are five different Sienna models from which to choose, starting with the base L […]
Remember, back in the old days, when everyone wore wristwatches? Remember when they had hands and you had to spin that little dial on the side to wind them up every day? That was so cute. Now we have fitness trackers on our wrists that show more information than any one human needs to know […]
Toyota has secured its place in the minds and hearts of hybrid fans with the Prius and has since continued to release new versions of its existing vehicles with hybrid powertrains. Emissions standards are forcing all automakers to improve fuel efficiency and Toyota plans to expand its hybrid development to meet those standards. The EPA […]
The market for crossovers is competitive, with automakers introducing new models and updating old ones in the hopes of luring buyers. The Ford Escape benefits from a major mid-cycle refresh this year with design updates, new engine choices, and an upgraded infotainment system. The styling updates include a resculpted front end and the addition of […]
This week, we spent some time evaluating the 2016 Ford Explorer, which we’ll be reviewing shortly. It’s a terrific vehicle, but on a rainy, cold commute from Portland, Maine, the tires — with just over 10,000 miles and loads of room before they hit the wear bars — simply would not grip the road surface. […]
There are 52 all-new cars ready to hit the streets for the 2017 model year, and almost without exception, they carry name badges cooked up by some high-priced “Brand Identity” firm. We’ve come up with better names using nothing but the list of brand new words entered into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.