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…]

The Hyundai Tucson sits squarely in one of the most competitive automotive segments out there. Smaller SUVs are selling like wildfire, and everyone is getting in on the action. This week in the garage for review is the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited. Our Tucson Limited review model is equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic … [Read more…]

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You’re an auto journalist who can’t drive a stick shift? This is the question I’ve been bombarded with by readers, enthusiasts and people within the automotive media world. Then they see me walk. Or learn more about me. (Editor’s Note: Jimmy wanted to share his unique perspective of being an automotive writer with a disability and what he faces daily. While not a typical … [Read more…]

Don’t forget, Ford is still firmly planted in the present, launching new cars and dedicating time to an all-new Ford Performance division. But what about the future? Ford likes to talk about what they’re doing looking way ahead, and we had an opportunity to check some of that out recently at Ford’s Dearborn campus. Right now, Ford is in the data collection stage. They are … [Read more…]

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