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.
The fully-capable SUV is built on Subaru’s global platform to deliver oustanding FUNtionality on and off-road. Plus the interior has fresh new infotainment and safety technology like DriverFocus!Read More
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 may be the versatile crossover young families don’t realize they need. The crossover sports a low, slender body with some aerodynamic chutzpa, and has a lux interior with leather, wood and chrome. Plus, technology for comfort and infotainment is top-notch.Read More
Low and wide the $43K brand new crossover glides down the road with sensual aggression thanks to industry-exclusive 2.0 liter turbo engine with CVT.Read More
The Kia Sorento may seem like an underdog, but it’s a powerhouse in the segment. Fan’s love the spacious omni-functional leather cabin replete with customizable tech. For MY2019 designers give the SUV a slimmer frame and a more powerful V6.Read More
The redesigned Mazda6 offers two new trims and a wealth of enhanced powertrain and safety features. Most of the changes made to the mid-size sedan make it more stylish and fine tune powertrain dynamics. Others fail at an attempt to make the Mazda6 a ‘family’ sports car.Read More