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Road Tested: 2017 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

>SEATTLE, March 17, 2017 – Infiniti has always been the most performance-minded luxury auto brand out of Japan and its 2017 Q50 Red Sport 400 looks to continue that legacy. When the Q50 model was first launched, a few years ago, its design language took a subjective turn for the better and since then, Infiniti ...

Road Tested: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 — For driving enthusiasts, there are fewer things more rewarding than driving a car that achieves near perfect balance. Balance of weight from front to rear, balance of handling and balance of power. This Mazda MX-5 Miata based Spider from Fiat achieves a certain nirvana that these kinds of enthusiasts ...

Road Tested: 2017 KIA Cadenza SX-L

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2017 – Seriously? A Kia? That is a common question one hears when driving the Cadenza SX-L. This modern, well-appointed sedan has the makings of a world-class competitor in the semi-luxury, full-sized sedan market. Let’s break this down, shall we? For starters, it’s time to put away any preconceived notions you ...

Road tested: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2016 — The opportunity to drive the latest model of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a bit of a personal one for me. Having owned a 1991 model and having a personal interest in this vehicle, it was exciting to hop into the driver’s seat of this legendary SUV. Unlike most ...

Road Tested: 2017 Genesis G90

SAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 2016 – It was only a matter of time until Hyundai spun off the Genesis moniker as its own brand and this G90 is our first look at a Genesis-branded vehicle. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Toyota has Lexus, Honda has Acura and Nissan has Infiniti – for crying out loud, ...

Road Tested: 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2016 – Even though Lexus seems to dominate the Japanese luxury audo segment when it comes to branding, there’s still a large contingent of people who love Acura. It’s these “Honda Graduates” as I call them that have a sense of brand loyalty, however, want a vehicle a bit more stated ...

Road Tested: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

SAN FRANCISCO, October 22, 2016 – The Mazda CX-9 has been one of my favorite crossover SUVs for the past few years and this 2017 model looks to continue that praise. Mazda’s current design language certainly makes the CX-9 one of the subjectively better-looking SUVs on the road today and the improvements don’t stop there. ...

Road tested: 2016 Audi S7

SAN FRANCISCO — October, 13, 2016 — You’re an urban professional with discretionary income that has the desire for a sport sedan that performs and drives as good as it looks. The kind of car that when you step on the gas, you get nearly instant gratification – not only in a straight line but around ...

Road tested: 2016 Lexus RC-F

SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, 2016 —  With its RC-F, Lexus offers potent 2-door fun that competes head to head with BMWs M4 and the Audi RS5. While it clearly has some differences, the performance aspect of this car can’t be ignored. Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 with 467 horsies under the hood ...

Road Tested: 2016 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

SAN FRANCISCO — July 28, 2016 — The mid-priced, compact sport sedan market is as heated as ever and among one of the finer sedans in this segment is the latest Lexus IS350. With competition from Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes, the engineers at Lexus need to be on their toes more so than ...

Road tested: 2016 Audi TTS

SAN FRANCISCO – July 15, 2016 — Let’s forget for a moment that the TTS looks like a “chick car” or that it’s rather smallish interior may be a bit too cramped for guys 6’1” or taller. Let’s forget that it’s built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf – back up a second, ...

Road tested: 2016 KIA Optima SX-L

SACRAMENTO — May 14, 2016 — Like many auto journalists, I’ve been a fan of what KIA has done over the past 5 years or so to not only turn around its brand identity but also churn out head-turning autos. Out of all of the sedans, the Optima – since its redesign nearly 5 years ...

Road Tested: 2016 Acura MDX AWD

SEATTLE — April 22, 2016 —For the 2016 model year, Acura looks to pretty much stay with the status quo on its latest MDX SUV and that’d a safe bet. For years now, the MDX has been one of the better mid-sized luxury SUVs going and this current iteration of it has been bestowed a ...

Road tested: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

SEATTLE — March 23, 2016 — Hyundai continues to refine the Sonata, making it one of the most sought-after mid-size sedans on the market. Its hybrid model helps bridge the gap for buyers who love its style, comfort and amenities but want quite a bit better fuel economy than the petrol-powered variants offer. What makes ...

Road Tested: 2015 Range Rover Supercharged LWB

SEATTLE, March 15, 2016 — There is really not much of an introduction needed when it comes to the long-standing brand of Land Rover. Its pedigree stretches back for more than 50 years and has a loyal, worldwide fan base. When one thinks of a rugged off-road vehicle that’ll get you around in the sand ...

Road tested: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

SEATTLE, March 14, 2016 — To be honest, this is a vehicle I really did not want to like but after spending time with it, it’s easy to see how one can easily fall in love with the Cherokee Trailhawk. There are a few reasons why this reviewer was slightly off-put by the Cherokee, namely, ...