The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tex. is the home of non-stop high-velocity driving. The 3.41-mile Formula 1 track not only hosts the single Grand Prix race in the United States, but is also the venue for media drives for speed machines like AMG and M vehicles. So I made my fifth visit to COTA to put the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V through its paces.
What We Like: More fun to drive than competing trucks Off-road prowess Sturdy interior What We Don’t Like: Lackluster exterior styling Dated interior design Economy feel but not economy price While the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups have beautiful, roomy and modern designs, the 2015 Nissan Frontier feels somewhat stuck in the past. […]
The 2016 HR-V is Honda’s contestant in the compact crossover arena, at once engaging both stalwarts like the Nissan Juke and upcoming rookies like the Mazda CX-3. Honda’s lineup in recent years has been a bit of a bitter pill to swallow for enthusiasts, though.
When it arrived in 2003, the sleek and stylish Nissan Murano was one of the first crossovers to break from the square mold that SUVs have been traditionally cast from. Now that there are relatively few truck-like SUVs remaining, Nissan is pushing the styling envelope forward again with the bold new 2015 Murano.
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 may seem a bit old with its dated interior and styling, yet it is still Lexus’ best-selling model. How has it stayed on top for so long even with many new Lexus products on the market? There is just a lot to like in this SUV.
or the first time in a long time, a manually-shifted car graced our garage … a sweet Audi S5 quattro with a 6-speed manual transmission. As tested, the sticker approached $59k while the competition from BMW and Mercedes are priced within range.