Our ride this week, plus our ride to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo. This mid-range Optima is a close sibling to the Hyundai Sonata, but there are a few key differences. We look forward to fighting the snow and the Detroit traffic in it (as much as you can look forward to such things). The Optima has a 1.6L … [Read more…]

It’s time for the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas, and every single year it gets bigger and bigger with automotive companies taking part. While we’re expecting some big news from Ford and General Motors in the coming days, some news trickled out today regarding infotainment options from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford. Both companies will be supporting Android Auto and Apple’s … [Read more…]

In partnership with our sister site, Pickup Truck Headquarters, our review vehicle this week is the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited with 4-wheel drive. This V8-powered pickup truck isn’t one of the Big 3 competitors, but Toyota has carved out a healthy niche for their product. Heck, the Tundra is the only pickup truck to ever pull a space shuttle! Our $43,825 Tundra Limited … [Read more…]

Hyundai (pronounced like Sunday) had a rough start in the United States. At first, there were quality issues, then there were fuel economy gaffes. But all of that is in the past now, and what Hyundai produces today is generally top-notch. The new 2016 Tucson is no exception, pulling off something that really should make the bigger automakers take notice; the 2016 Tucson is not … [Read more…]

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For the week of Christmas it seems fitting that our review vehicle in the garage is a red car. This particular red car, though, is interesting because it’s our first review car from Mazda. It’s also arguably one of the best midsize sedans on sale. Our review unit is a full-loaded Grand Touring model with the optional GT Technology Package. That adds the radar cruise control, … [Read more…]

According to Yahoo! Autos, Ford and Google will announce a joint venture at the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas to co-develop the production autonomous car. Ford has been making news lately discussing their future, and Google definitely needs a manufacturer to make the vehicle for them, since they don’t have the capability. It seems, on the surface, to be a good idea. What do you … [Read more…]

When you think of off-road Jeeps, you most likely think of the extremely-capable Jeep Wrangler. But what if you want something a bit more friendly day-to-day, but you can still take to an off-road park on the weekends and have fun? We’re big fans of the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk here, and this past weekend we did just that. We went off-roading at Badlands Off-Road Park. We … [Read more…]

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