The Kia Optima PHEV is Kia’s first plug-in hybrid and is the newest edition to Kia Motors' EcoDynamics environmentally-conscious sub brand. But it's not all about being green with this Kia. The Korean-made Optima PHEV was engineered with a dual focus on efficiency and driving dynamics. WHAT'S NEW The Optima PHEV bows
Buick's all-new Crossover in the Wild Eagle-eyed TFLcar reader Christopher Sarkis sent us this shot of the Enclave working its way through downtown Pittsburgh. First seen at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the Buick crossover is still undergoing testing ahead of its launch later in fall 2017. Buyers can expect a more luxurious
Images of the interior to the 2018 version of Jeep's off-roading icon were passed along to TFLcar by our good friends at JLWranglerForums.com. And being the hardcore Jeep lovers they are, they super-sized the image and broke down the what-is-the-what of the Jeep's buttons, dials, and controls. And for good
The 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk in its natural element. [photo: FCA] Jeep’s redesigned 2017 Compass lineup competes with the best-selling lineup of crossovers from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. But being a Jeep, it seeks to be the off-road alternative to the more suburban competitors. And unlike its upstart, boxy, personality-infused, little
Roman pilots the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat the long way up the Rocky Mountains on pavement. Nathan steers the Ram Power Wagon and via dirt on Gold Mine Hill. THE CHALLENGERS 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2017 Ram Power Wagon Engine Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 707 hp; 650 lb-ft. torque 6.4-liter HEMI V8 410 hp; 429 lb-ft. torque Transmission/Drive 8-speed auto. rear-wheel drive 6-speed auto. 4x4 Curb weight 4,476 lbs. 6,996 lbs. MSRP $65,490 $52,690 Secret
What would you expect from an all-new 2017 BMW 5-series? If you think larger, lighter, more powerful, more nimble, and faster, you would be correct. But as we found out, the 530i we tested also packs a few surprises. WHAT'S NEW First, the BMW 530i designation refers to its 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine
The crew at TFLcar knew that Mazda's 2017 update to its best-selling CX-5 compact crossover was a knockout. But how would its 2.5-liter, 187-horsepower, four-cylinder engine with 185 lb-ft. of torque cope with Gold Mine Hill's 9,000-foot elevation and off-road dirt? Come with TFLcar's Nathan Adlen as he tackles Gold Mine
There have been a few next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) prototypes testing in public. You may have seen some images of these camouflaged off-road rigs floating around. What makes this prototype interesting? Jacob S. sent these images to us from Michigan. He reports that he noticed a "bit of dark smoke"