Road Test: 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid

Crossing Over the Earth More Lightly Hard to believe, but the Lexus RX has been around since 1988. Back then, it looked futuristic, and was already heading the direction the entire vehicle industry has gone since—car-based crossovers that look a bit like a sport-utility vehicles (SUVs). For 2016, the RX received a ... Read More...

In Collaboration with Katzkin Leather

Make Your Aging Green Car Like New The dilemma is this—you’ve got your Prius from a few years ago. Okay, let’s be honest—from the time before they thought anyone buying a super efficient environmentally friendly vehicle would want a leather interior. That’s from the days when the “environmental car” market was ... Read More...

First Drive: Tesla Model X P100D

Easy-to-love tech and performance I’ve wanted to spend some quality time with a Tesla for a long while. Sadly, Elon & Company don’t hand out their electronic keys to just anyone, so I didn’t get any significant seat time until my good buddy and colleague Rob K generously lent me his recently ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

A Dash of Extra Efficiency When the Toyota RAV4 debuted 20 years ago, it was at the forefront of what has become a huge market segment today—compact SUVs. Popularly known today as “crossovers,” they blend a higher-riding, truck-like configuration with an automobile chassis. With its pinched nose and other tweaks, the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

Efficiency, Safety, and Luxury in One Seven-passenger Package The 2016 Volvo XC90 is a handsome, luxurious, comfortable, fuel efficient and expensive large crossover. All-new, it’s a huge step forward for the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. Also all-new is a plug-in hybrid model--the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid. The old model, which was ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Mazda CX-5 FWD

Perfect Combination of Handling, Design and Fuel Economy Compact crossovers are hot and getting hotter, with sedan sales taking the brunt of consumers wanting more versatility in their vehicles. With almost every manufacturer offering a model in this category, there had better be something special to make one stand out against ... Read More...