Nissan has its sights on making the Rogue a ubiquitous name for compact SUVs, the way the Toyota Camry is for midsize sedans or the Honda Civic is for compact cars. The 2017 Nissan Rogue makes a convincing case for that. After all, the most recent versions have been within sight of toppling the dominance … Continue reading The 2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Hybrid Have The Compact SUV Basics Covered
Looking for the epitome of the contemporary luxury sports car? The Jaguar F-Type delivers in spades. I’ve never been much of a cat person. I had a cat once. Her name was Ajax, but we called her “smelly” for obvious reasons. Although I have horrible pet allergies, the two of us bonded. Ajax would follow … Continue reading Modern Motoring Mojo: Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Convertible
Looks can be deceiving. The redesigned Audi Q5 is in fact a very new car, even though it doesn’t immediately appear to be one. It’s unmistakably an Audi, and unmistakably a strong contender among luxury SUVs that cost around $50,000. The new 2018 Q5, which goes on sale in the spring, is derived from roughly … Continue reading First Drive: 2018 Audi Q5
With turbocharged engines, performance-tuned suspensions, retro-inspired styling and old-school manual transmissions, the 2016 Mini Cooper S and Fiat 500 Abarth reimagine the fun-loving city cars of yesteryear. Both cars embody the personality and charm of the classic models that inspired them. 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible New for the 2016 model year, the latest version … Continue reading Small Cars, Big Retro Style: 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible vs. Fiat 500c Abarth
Jeep’s Trailhawk models have been successful for both the Renegade and Cherokee, two small SUVs that definitely needed to prove their off-road credentials when enthusiasts sneered at their Fiat car-based roots and lack of old-school thinking. Having driven both of them on difficult trails, they clearly surpass the ability of most crossovers and would give … Continue reading First Drives: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Summit
For years and years, the Honda Civic was the gold standard of compact cars. And while it showed some weakness over the last 5 years, Honda rushed back in last year and redesigned the 2016 Civic, making it one of the most compelling compact cars on the market. The latest Civic does pretty much everything … Continue reading Is the Redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra Better Than the Honda Civic?