Category: Auto Reviews

Short Report: Driving the 2018 Kia Niro through the Montana wilderness to see if it’s truly a crossover

Officially, Montana was nicknamed The Treasure State because of the wealth of precious metals and fossil fuels hidden beneath its soil. The real treasures, however, are found on the surface and sometimes several thousand feet above, in the forms of mountains, prairies and badland canyons.

Flash Drive: Does the 2019 Genesis G70 Sport have what it takes to compete in the entry-luxury sport sedan segment?

Genesis revealed its luxury compact 2019 G70 sedan in Seoul this week, and I had a front row seat for the festivities. Following introductions of an array of executives with exotic names and luxury-brand pedigrees (Bentley, Lamborghini, Mercedes are all mentioned in the intros), the BMW 3 Series fighter was unveiled.

Ratings and Review: The updated 2017 Cadillac CTS is a refreshingly fun sport sedan that no one thinks about

Already boasting enthusiast-approved dynamics and award-winning safety, the 2017 Cadillac CTS is updated with new design elements and more technology. The list of changes includes addressing long-standing criticism of the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system. The next-generation system is now faster, more intuitive, better designed, and offers individual profile settings. But will it be enough to entice consumers?

First Drive: Redesigned for 2018, the Kia Rio proves cheap doesn’t mean crap

The last year has been a busy one for Kia. The South Korea-based automaker has introduced an all-new version of its full-size Cadenza sedan, put a new turbocharged engine in its top-selling Soul multi-activity vehicle, and is slowly launching the head-turning Stinger sports sedan. Not to be ignored is the smallest product in the automaker’s arsenal, the Rio subcompact.

First Drive: Honda finally brings its sport compact A-game to America, with the 2017 Civic Type R

Honda homies will notice it right away, but for the rest of us it’s important to understand the significance of the 2017 Civic Type R’s Honda badge. Red, it’s the first emblem of its color affixed to a U.S.-spec Honda, a detail previously reserved for Type R models sold in Europe and Japan.