Last week, I got to spend some quality time behind the wheel of the new for 2018 Volvo XC60. It’s a great car filled with the sort of neat little details that used to be called “character” in the 70s, and it’s powered by an absolutely bonkers little 316 HP four-cylinder engine that is both […]
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I spent last week going through my daily routine of dropping off kiddos at school, heading to work, and driving home- all without leaving Oak Park, of course- behind the wheel of a Crush Blue 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco. I did this in order to gain a bit more perspective on how a modern […]
Twenty years since designer Michimasa Fujino first sketched the HondaJet concept in 1997, the fuel-efficient little airplane is in full production, offering a low-cost alternative to other private jets. Well, low-er, anyway, since these planes are still over $5 million, making access to one for testing or reviews … let’s call it: limited. That’s where […]
2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Gets Driven, Hard (Kinda) in sport mode for eight days. Despite ignoring the “Eco” settings, I still got good MPG!
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid underwent a nearly invisible update for the 2016 model year- invisible or not, however, the Avalon remains a winner.
I know, I know- that little silver hatchback up there is a 2016 Scion iM, but it won’t be for long. That’s because Scion, as you may know by now, is dead. To fulfill Scion’s initial mission of reaching younger buyers, Toyota plans to simply offer “more exciting” Toyotas, instead- starting with the recently announced […]
The updated-for-2016 Mazda 6 promises good looks and decent fuel economy with an extra helping of driving fun. Can it deliver?
With the CR-V in the body shop I needed a ride, and Mazda delivered with a 41 MPG Mazda 3 sedan. What did I think of the sporty 4 door? Find out …
f there was an award for the car that was “most improved” by a fresh redesign, there is no question who would be winning it this year: the Smart Fortwo.
When it was introduced in the late 90s, the original Honda CR-V was an innovative car-based SUV that promised to combine an SUV’s all-weather capabilities and high seating position with a car’s fuel economy. It was a formula that was wildly successful, and which spawned rivals like the Toyota RAV-4, Hyundai Tucson, and- depending on […]
Are we falling more in love with Toyota’s hybrids, or are we too burned out on the Prius line to care about what makes the Toyota Prius C special? Find out.
The 2016 Scion iA is a solid, reliable, fun to drive sedan based on the Mazda 2 backed by Toyota’s superior dealer network. Is that enough reason to buy it?
The new for 2016 Scion iA promised a fun, sporty drive with a tiny footprint and big mile per gallon numbers. The car made a great first impression, but what do I think of the car after a few dates days? How Was It? For the first few days of my Scion iA test […]
Simple, honest, efficient, and sporty- the new for 2016 Scion iA should tick all the boxes, but will it be enough for millennials to fall in love with it?
After a full week and nearly 300 miles of driving in and around Chicago, my 2016 Toyota Corolla tester got better than 50 (fifty!) MPG.
Though usually silent on stage and screen, Teller (as in: Penn & Teller) has broken his silence to talk about how much he loves driving his Tesla.
Fun, stylish, and practical, the 2015 Fiat 500X would have been an instant classic … if only it wasn’t saddled with that terrible transmission!
It’s big, it’s roomy, it floats down the highway like an ocean vessel, and it gets 40 MPG. Is there to NOT love about he 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?
There’s no point in beating around the bush on this one. I really, really liked the little red 2015 Toyota Yaris SE I test-drove last week. There were a few things, small things, that kept it from being perfect. For the first time since we started using this “car dating” format, though, this was a […]
Toyota promised “no more boring cars” at last year’s Detroit Auto Show, and the 2015 Toyota Yaris is one of the first cars to benefit from that promise!