2019 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the automotive market featuring more three-row crossovers and SUVs than we can recite from memory, it’s difficult to sort through the list simply to identify the ones you want to check out before you buy….

Read More…

Audi A5 Coupe Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The car buying process usually requires compromise. Sometimes the styling is compromised for more convenience, or visa versa. Then there is the compromise between performance and fuel economy and the one between the budget and desire….

Read More…

2019 BMW X7 xDrive 50i Test Drive

“2019 BMW X7 xDrive 50i SAV” BMW Launches Two models of Stellar First Ever X7 BMW has just entered the full size SUV arena with two stunning models of their first ever X7 SUV (except their term is SAV for Sports Activity Vehicle). And for the first time it will be possible to pre-order a…

Read More…

2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.0T AWD Test Drive

“2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.0T AWD” Adventure Ready Compact SUV The Equinox is Chevoret’s second best selling vehicle following Chevy’s Silverado truck lineup, with nearly 2 million sold to date. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox steps up to the plate ready to shine with appealing styling cues, sleek aerodynamic features that enhance the lineup’s appearance in…

Read More…

2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC Sedan Test Drive

“2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 AMG 4MATIC Sedan” A Sleek and Sporty Mobile Device Entry level models from automobile manufacturers generally tend to be pared down versions of upper echelon offerings and can often be lacking in overall appeal. Not so with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC sedan in AMG trim, which moves in to take the…

Read More…

2019 Hyundai NEXO Limited FCEV Test Drive

“2019 Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell Limited” The Next-Generation Fuel Cell SUV is Here Now Late last year, Hyundai introduced its technologically advanced 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV to U.S. media in Hollywood, California. NEXO is the new technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and marks Hyundai’s continued momentum with the industry’s most diverse SUV…

Read More…

2019 Lexus LS 500 4-Door Sedan RWD Test Drive

“2019 Lexus LS 500 Sedan RWD” Elite Flagship Sedan content enhanced Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division has upped their game of late to a level that’s on a par with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, and some might even be inclined to include Genesis. The top of the Lexus luxury line is represented by the 500 series….

Read More…

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 AWD Test Drive

“2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 AWD” La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit. BACKGROUND Alfa Romeo, returned to the U.S. marketplace following a nearly 20 year hiatus, having long been the heart and soul of the European auto industry. The first model to return to the North American marketplace was the 2015…

Read More…

2019 Ferrari Portofino Test Drive

“The 2019 Ferrari Portofino Rises Above Entry Status” The Portofino Retractable Hardtop Steps up a Notch Prior to 2008, Ferrari had never before featured a forward mounted eight-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection ahead of the driver, or a dual-clutch automatic transaxle at the rear, or for that matter, a power-folding hardtop. Each of those…

Read More…