This isn't my first encounter with the Lexus ES. Last year, I tested the 2015 ES300h hybrid, and admittedly I wasn't too kind to it. Now, it's time to review the gas-only 2016 Lexus ES350. The question is, how much of a difference does an engine make?
Outside, the non-hybrid is really not
The Mazda CX-9 has been here for almost a decade, so it's high time it got significantly revised styling and a more efficient engine. As with all Mazdas, the CX-9 is enjoyable to drive and has a strong European flavor.
The new CX-9 comes with front- or all-wheel drive (AWD) in
The Mini Cooper Clubman was always the odd duck of the admittedly already odd Mini family. Ostensibly based on the old Mini Traveler, the Clubman had an extended wheelbase, which extended the rear greenhouse in a disproportionate way. It was topped off with split rear barn doors and, despite the
I am still trying to convince my wife that minivans aren’t the automotive equivalent of a mayonnaise sandwich. They have a lot of redeeming qualities. The ability to haul 7 or 8. Sliding rear doors. Decent fuel economy and driving dynamics (when compared to truck-based SUVs, anyway). Optional AWD. They have
The Toyota Prius needs no introduction. Its name is so synonymous with the word "hybrid" that it's almost ready to become part of the lexicon. For 2016, the poster child for eco has been completely redesigned from the ground up, but is it enough to keep it relevant in a
Before driving the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line, I struggled with the fact that the Volkswagen Golf GTI, costing about the same, is roomier (holds three in the back), is more utilitarian, has more torque (258 lb-ft) and is always on TFLcar's list as one of the best hot-hatches for the
The Toyota RAV4 has been the top-selling compact crossover all year long, racking up a 9,000 sales lead over the Honda CR-V while increasing its sales by nearly 17 percent over 2015.
So why is the RAV4 so popular?
It's definitely not the car's styling. It's not that it's necessarily an ugly
Nissan/Infiniti had three main goals they set out to accomplish when revising the 2016 Infiniti QX60; looks, feel and comfort. The platform and steering have been revised to give the driver a better sense of control. The 2016 Infiniti QX60's interior is a much nicer place to spend time in. It