2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE

The gas-powered and hybrid versions of the RAV4 are completely redesigned for 2019. And dare I say it—the new RAV4 now has some personality! All RAV4 models get updated exterior and interior styling, more power, improved fuel economy and upgraded tech.   The RAV4 was introduced to North American buyers in 1995 and started the…

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

The 2019 Honda Pilot is a comfortable and capable three-row crossover. Yes, other rivals offer better performance and more luxurious cabins. But the Pilot is one of the few in the class that boasts decent room for passengers—even adults—in all three rows of seating. For growing families, that’s an important consideration.   The Pilot was…

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is an excellent family sedan. It boasts great fuel efficiency, surprisingly peppy performance, a roomy and comfortable cabin, and many standard driver assistance features. All in all, it’s a great choice in the midsize sedan category.   The five-passenger Camry Hybrid got redesigned for the 2018 model year and gets…

AAA: Vehicle Escape Tools can Save Lives – Depending on the Vehicle’s Glass

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA reveals that most vehicle escape tools, intended to quickly help passengers trapped in a car following an accident, will break tempered side windows, but none were able to penetrate laminated glass. Drivers may not realize that an increasing number of new cars – in fact, one in three…

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a “four-door coupe.” Of course, it’s actually a four-door sedan with a raking roofline. But it’s sure handsome with its sleek, flowing lines. It also boasts a sumptuous interior, tons of tech, a smooth ride and decent fuel economy.   The CLS was introduced in 2003 and gets a makeover for…

2019 Buick Regal GS AWD

“That’s a Buick???” I was asked that numerous times during my week with the 2019 Buick Regal. It’s an attractive midsize sedan with modern lines and sure doesn’t look like something your grandpa would drive.   The Regal is the last sedan made by Buick. The larger LaCrosse will be discontinued at the end of…

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been known for its athletic prowess and has had a loyal following from drivers who want a performance-oriented small hatchback.   The Golf GTI got a makeover for the 2015 model year and has received several updates since then. For 2019, the Golf GTI gets some additional horses under…