Ford adds new trims to their Edge lineup that includes a brawny Titanium model and a sporty kitted-out ST. While much of the dimensions and storage layouts are the same, the 5-passenger SUVs perform dramatically different. The muscular Edge Titanium has a hefty drivetrain with amazing stamina. While the Edge ST has a smooth powerful launch on par with high-performance lux SUVs. Both have dramatic fuel savings, multiple drive modes and abundant safety technology.Read More
The 2019 Ford Expedition Max is the big-body that could put the Escalade and Tahoe in an early grave. Outside is a chiseled chrome-out masterpiece of a design. Inside the cabin is decked out like a mini mobile mansion.Read More
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV builds on the brands landmark EV technology with an amazingly efficient powertrain set off by a cool new look.Read More
by Bill P. and Daryl Payne This year the best-selling Mazda CX-5 is on a whole new level with an all-new Signature model added to the lineup. The top-of-the-line little red demon boasts a powerful 2.5T Skyactiv-G 4-cylinder engine with outstanding torque delivery. Turns out the new CX-5 is super sporty crossover we didn’t know we needed. Other sporty whips like the Ford Edge ST are also new to the crossover segment, but the new…Read More
The new 7 or 8-passenger Subaru Ascent has style inside and out plus amazing performance. And stylish perks inside give the SUV a luxury feeling. The 2019 Ascent retails for just $31k and offers four trims; the base Ascent, the Ascent Plus, Limited and the Ascent Touring we reviewed.Read More
by Bill P. and Daryl Payne The refreshed Kia Optima is the family sedan that lets the parents and the teens rip the road. Adding mod-like features like a chrome moulding, a mesh grille and a special sporty black bumper wing gives the Optima flex on the same level as its cousin the Stinger. Its cabin is spacious and tech advanced with Euro-styled two-tone leather and satin chrome for the top trims. Advanced driver assistance…Read More
The 2019-2020 Hyundai Santa Fe could’ve been another dull SUV. But Hyundai designers stepped their game way up giving the Santa Fe a brawnier look and abundant interior technology. On our review this past winter, the Santa Fe gained new fans who loved taller wider look.Read More
by Tony West and Daryl Payne & Sommer Thornton The highly anticipated 2019 Lincoln Navigator dropped late last year and since then has been wreaking havoc on the luxury SUV class. At $80k with luxury amenities like leather massage seats, a 20-speaker sound system and six drive modes for its 3.5 liter V6, the whip can compete with high-end premium lux SUVs that aren’t as big, and 7-passenger full-size SUVs that offer a lot less….Read More
Volvo’s S60 has always been an attractive compact sedan with spunk. And the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 T6 fitted with the athletic R-Design package turns heads and eats pavement for breakfast. The $40k S60 now has a low-slung profile, aerodynamic design cues like aero sharp auto-dimming side mirrors, muscular lower sides and dual exhausts, plus loads of new safety technology accessible via the big 9-inch center tablet. The 2019 Volvo S60 is available in T4,…Read More
We took the 2018/19 Honda Accord Hybrid fully-loaded with the Touring package around Chicago’s west side and surrounding suburbs for a rainy week, and never saw the pump.
Honda’s (iMMD) system works seamlessly with the electric CVT to deliver a balanced ride that can be athletic, relaxing and efficient at once or at all the same time.