Lexus’ response to the dominant BMW 3-Series is now in its third generation. The first-generation IS300 made a pretty great statement with a balance of performance and styling inside and out and established the Japanese on the scene of near luxury RWD compact performance sedans. The IS300 was the first production sedan to feature clear casing-housed taillights that was a staple of aftermarket customization. This was before Infiniti launched its own entry into the segment, the ubiquitous G35.
Big brawny electric vehicles like the Tesla Model demonstrate that EVs aren’t necessarily small and limited. But bargain-minded car shoppers, especially those looking for a second car, are well advised to consider one of the top electric subcompacts, which can provide great maneuverability, plenty of driving range, low fueling costs, and an attractive price. I recently drove two leading contenders: the all-electric Fiat 500e and Chevrolet Spark EV.
Luxury crossovers are one of the hottest segments in the market, and smaller sized entry-level premium crossovers have become especially enticing for new car buyers. More practical than a sedan, and with the kind of features and performance befitting a luxury car, these little utes are being snapped up by young couples and single professionals in surprising numbers.
Chrysler is raising the bar for modern muscle car power with a supercharged V8 known as a “Hellcat” that will pump out a mind-blowing 707 horsepower. Chrysler is boldly calling this model “the most powerful muscle car ever,” a claim that very well may be true if you ignore vehicles modified by aftermarket companies like Saleen or Lingenfelter, […]
Bursting out of the gates of Gaydon like a bat out of hell is the exquisite and esteemed British sports car that has gained the respect of many automotive enthusiasts. Defined by flawless design, a venerable 5-liter supercharged V8, an 8-speed QuickShift transmission, an Active Exhaust System and artisan selected materials; Jaguar’s 2015 F-Type R Coupe has become the automaker’s elite all-star. It’s powerful, cunning and seductively hypnotizing.
A fully redesigned and re-imagined looking 2015 GMC Yukon still has the underpinnings of a powerful, full-size SUV. Once the go to SUV of choice for large families, the new Yukon aims bring them back with new near-luxury interior materials and a sleek design. Can it recapture its glory years?
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI features the same 2.5-liter Boxer engine as the outgoing model with 305-horses and attached to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. However, for 2015 it gets an all-new chassis, new exterior look, and updated interior. Does it add up to the best STI ever? Our friends at Driving Sports TV did […]