2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t Prestige

With the popularity of SUVs and crossovers, it’s no surprise that Jaguar has unveiled its first crossover, the F-Pace. Midsize luxury crossovers are one of the fastest growing segments in the car biz, and the F-Pace is becoming a serious challenger to the offerings from Acura, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes. In fact, the F-Pace…

AAA: the Truth about Oil Changes

New AAA Research shows Synthetic oil performs better than Conventional Oil   PORTLAND, Ore., – Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new AAA research on the quality of engine oil. AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation,…

2017 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4

When you first get into the MINI, you may feel as if you’re in a dorm room on wheels. The design is fun and funky and things are laid out a bit differently than in many vehicles.   The five-passenger MINI Cooper Countryman gets a makeover for the 2017 model year, with better handling and…

2017 Honda CR-V AWD Touring

The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular crossovers in the U.S. because it’s comfortable, practical, reliable and gets great fuel economy. It gets a makeover for 2017 and sales for the redesigned CR-V are ahead of last year.   The five-passenger CR-V is available with front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. It comes in LX, EX,…

2017 Mazda Mazda6 Grand Touring

When you think about a midsize sedan, you probably think of a car that will get you and the family safely from point A to point B. Is it possible to also have a sedan that’s performance-oriented and fun to drive? Well, with the Mazda6 you can get a dynamic driving experience as well as…

2017 Kia Soul !

Shopping for a compact car? Yes, the Kia Soul’s looks definitely make it stand out. But so do its affordable price, comfortable interior, cavernous cargo space and reliability, making this hatchback a top choice in this crowded segment.   The five-passenger Kia Soul comes in base, Plus (+) and Exclaim (!) trims. The base Soul…

2017 Toyota Camry XSE V6

If you’re shopping for a midsize family sedan, you’ve got a lot of great options. The Toyota Camry has been one of the most popular offerings in this segment for years, for good reason, and, in fact, was the best-selling car in America in 2016.   Competitors worth checking out include the Chevy Malibu, Ford…

2017 Dodge Durango GT AWD

Are you looking for a handsome midsize SUV that has ample room for passengers and cargo and can tow more than many rivals? The Dodge Durango is up to the task and also has nimble handling and a smooth ride.   The Durango is available in SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel and R/T trims. Starting…

2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

Do you need a three-row crossover but also want zippy driving dynamics? Check out the Mazda CX-9. It has seating for seven passengers, an upscale interior, and surprisingly nimble handling for the class.   The CX-9 was introduced in 2006. It got a makeover for the 2016 model year. For 2017, it’s basically the same…

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

The GLA is the littlest and cheapest crossover in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. It was introduced in 2013 as the first compact SUV for Mercedes-Benz and proved to be a good seller for the German automaker. The GLA gets refreshed for the 2018 model year and should arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer.   It’s available…