Photo by Brenda Priddy I’ve been reviewing vehicles for a long time. So long, in fact, that my reviews used to include information on the ease of installing car seats, and the advent of the LATCH system. Now, the children who rode in those car seats are teenagers who like to provide their own commentary on the cars I drive.
Ford Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV, has been a family favorite for nearly three decades. Now, for 2020 and its sixth generation, Explorer has been redesigned from the ground up. It features a new rear-wheel-drive platform, a sportier more athletic design, and improved on-and off-road capability. Overall, it’s a more capable, comfortable, and roomier three-row vehicle that handles daily driving
Pickup trucks are more popular than ever and the market for them is about to get even hotter and more competitive for the 2019 model year. Ford raised the stakes this year with a refresh of the industry’s top-selling F-150. Chevrolet has already previewed an all-new Silverado, and GMC has an all-new Sierra. Further, Ram has just introduced its totally
The Jaguar I-Pace is everything you’d expect from a luxury car, and more than you would from an electric vehicle (EV). The case for EVs, in general, is complex, with considerations like environmental impact, practicality, range anxiety, and issues of substance and style coming into play. I’d argue that the I-Pace has the last two, in spades. I-Pace’s accolades are
“Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.” It’s hard to argue with the popular automaker’s latest advertising slogan. Hard, also, for my 13-year-old not to repeat it every time we went somewhere in the new Ascent, Subaru’s first three-row vehicle and the biggest vehicle it’s ever built. Indeed, people love their Subarus; they are second only to Toyota in
Driving a Jeep Wrangler makes you want to run things over. Not in a malicious way, but in a “I could tackle that curb,” or a driving through rather than around potholes and other road obstacles kind of way. Of course, that’s what the Wrangler was built for: tackling obstacles with aplomb and handling nearly any off-road condition you can
A girl walks into a bar. (I know. That’s an unconventional way to start a car review, but stick with me for a minute.) Guy asks girl about the car she’s driving – the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. A debate ensues about other cars with the “Spider” moniker. Porsche? Ferrari? Yes and yes. Although the former uses the hipper “Spyder”
It’s often a challenge to shed stereotypes and find success when you venture outside of what people perceive to be your specialty or niche. This is particularly true with car manufacturers. Kia made an attempt to break out of its “value-driven, mass market vehicle” mold with the K900, but discovered that there were only about 455 people willing to shell