Does the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport have what it takes to be a success within its segment as well as embody the character of the brand? Land Rover’s previous vehicle introductions, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport were so well received that the brand has more demand than ever.
Hyundai surpassed my expectations with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport. I was expecting something else, something simple. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is a comprehensive, complex upgrade in nearly every measurable way. Lots of automakers have C-segment vehicles that get the "Sport" treatment. Usually, they get nice wheels, some graphics
The all-weather capability of all-wheel drive doesn’t have to come packaged in an oversized, overweight crossover. Volkswagen has found a nice niche by adding their 4Motion full-time AWD system to the Golf SportWagen. A new addition to the Golf family - called the Alltrack - differentiates itself from the SportWagen
Usually a fleet-car regular, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is vastly improved in every measurable way. General Motors has been quietly stiffening and reducing weight on many of their vehicles. It weighs less than 3,200 pounds despite feeling rigid and planted. It's a lovely design that, when paired with a sprightly 1.5-liter turbo,
Ford views the Fusion as the gateway drug through which new customers will begin their lifelong addiction to the brand and thus, very important. The Fusion currently resides in fourth place in terms of year-to-date sales in the midsize sedan segment and Ford is hoping to improve that ranking by adding a couple new flavors to
When Honda, one of the more conservative automakers in our market, built the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, they built a exceptionally fun little runabout. Somehow, they managed to make it fun with a continuously variable transmission(CVT) too! Much of the thanks goes to the turbocharged, 174 horsepower, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
During the Q&A portion of a press conference for the all-new Pacifica, one attendee asked - and I'm paraphrasing here - "why use the name from a mediocre vehicle for your new minivan?" The response from Chrysler was something about how the old Pacifica was actually "a great vehicle" that was "discontinued
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is already arriving at dealerships so our opportunity to drive the all-new car came not a second too soon. We recently took the redesigned car on a short drive through the hills east of San Diego to Ramona. Initial impressions of the car tell us Hyundai has big plans for its