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Life in the Fast Lane: A Week with 1,467 Horsepower

I didn’t plan for it to happen. It just did. I had requested a Shelby GT500 loan because I’d driven the car on the launch but wanted to see what it’s like to live with the king of current Mustangs in the real world. Because the car is likely in high demand among Chicago-area automotive […] The post Life in the Fast Lane: A Week with 1,467 Horsepower appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Ford Mustang, Muscle cars, Ford, Autos, Charger, Dodge, Car Reviews, Comparisons, Mustang, Hellcat, Shelby, Mustangs, Charger Hellcat, Ford Mustang Shelby, Dodge Charger


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Highway Star

Some of the best driving roads on the continent, the Hocking Hills of southeastern Ohio, lie roughly one hour from my front door. Not coincidentally, those roads are also merely four hours from every Detroit-based ride-and-handling engineer, not to mention the buff books. These twisties, shaped by the glaciers, have been worn smooth by generations […] The post 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Highway Star appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Ohio, Stingray, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, Detroit, Corvette, Vette, New car reviews, Hocking Hills, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette Review, Highway Star


2020 Lexus ES300h Review – The Relentless Pursuit of Fuel Economy

Sedans continue to take up a significant chunk of the marketplace, but with the ever-evolving and more functional crossover SUV becoming less compromised in terms of efficiency and safety, the crossover sales takeover continues. That said, lighter-weight sedans, especially hybrids, can still net you some fuel savings. To wit – the 2020 Lexus ES300h. Taking […] The post 2020 Lexus ES300h Review – The Relentless Pursuit of Fuel Economy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Sedans, Lexus ES300h, 2020 Lexus Es300h


2020 Mazda 3 Review: Stick It To Me

The bad news comes at you daily, it seems. No, I’m not talking about the pandemic, the state of our economy, politics, or the dumpster fire that passes for public discourse these days. I’m talking about bad news that hits even closer to our hearts – the slow demise of the traditional manual transmission. Pundits […] The post 2020 Mazda 3 Review: Stick It To Me appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Review, Autos, Car Reviews, Mazda, Mazda3, Save the Manuals, Hatchbacks, Mazda 3, 2020 Mazda 3


REVIEW: The $25,000 Honda Civic Si is the perfect compromise for drivers who want a sports car but need a practical one

The 2020 Honda Civic Si. Alanis King The 2020 Honda Civic Si is the most recent iteration of a car that's been around for decades. It's a sporty vehicle with all of the practicality of a compact car.The Si comes in a sedan and a coupe, and starts at $25,200. It doesn't have many optional add-ons to up the price much further.Only one powertrain is available on the Si: a 205-horsepower engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The Si is a great car, both in how enjoyable it is to drive and ...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Car Reviews, Hyundai, Don, Mazda, John Cooper, Honda Civic, GTI, Volkswagen Golf GTI


2021 Ford Bronco First Ride – Love at First Glance

Last week marked the Ford Bronco’s 55th anniversary, with the model’s creator celebrating the momentous occasion by throwing an exclusive and socially distanced Bronco party in Holly, MI. At this off-road soiree, Ford showed off its Bronco family adventure concepts, announced that 165,000 Broncos have been reserved since the July 13 reveal, and proclaimed that […] The post 2021 Ford Bronco First Ride – Love at First Glance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, Sasquatch, Trail, Jeep, Broncos, Ford Bronco, Bronco, Offroad, Wrangler, 2021 Ford Bronco, Ford Bronco First, Holly MI


2020 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium Review – Upstart Luxury

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury arm, is the new kid on the block. And it’s already fitting in well, if not embarrassing the established players. Consider a flagship luxury car that’s priced below most of the competition while performing on par and offering the requisite comfort and convenience features. The new kid might just be showing up […] The post 2020 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium Review – Upstart Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Car Reviews, Hyundai, New Cars, Genesis, G90, Genesis Hyundai, Genesis G90, Luxury Sedans, 2020 Genesis G90


2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review – German Wagon, German Luxury Price Tag

Crossovers often get mocked by auto journalists as “tall wagons.” These scribes – and there are many, myself included, who have used this term – don’t understand why people don’t buy actual wagons. Indeed, just the other day, the section of the Twitterverse reserved for auto writers had a discussion about why the public likes […] The post 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review – German Wagon, German Luxury Price Tag appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Bmw, Car Reviews, New Cars, Wagons, X1, Bmw X1, 2020 BMW X1


2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Sedan Review – Fare Thee Well

Just when Toyota’s Yaris finally adorned the name of a fun car, the brand kills it. It was once the Scion iA, but a couple years ago, Toyota bestowed it with the Yaris moniker after retiring the Scion brand. Once attached to underwhelming subcompacts, the name was now slapped on the side of a more-fun […] The post 2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Sedan Review – Fare Thee Well appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, New Cars, Toyota Yaris, Subcompact Cars, Yaris, Dead Cars


Monument Valley and Sedona in a 2019 Ford Expedition

According to pre-COVID-19 data from the American Automobile Association, 53 million Americans were expected to pack themselves and their stuff into 12 million automobiles and hit the road for an average 300-mile road trip in 2020. Most point to the relatively low cost, schedule flexibility, and reduced packing constraints as reasons to use their car […] The post Monument Valley and Sedona in a 2019 Ford Expedition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Monument Valley, Review, Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, SUVs, Expedition, Sedona, American Automobile Association, Ford Expedition


2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review – Meant for the Desert, at Home in the City

Jeep sent me a desert-running rig, and I took it to the grocery store. Let’s back up a bit. Jeep introduced the Gladiator Mojave at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, with the intent of this trim being meant for blasts across the desert, while still being as capable as any Gladiator, if not more so, […] The post 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review – Meant for the Desert, at Home in the City appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Car Reviews, New Cars, Jeep, Chicago Auto Show, Gladiator, Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep Gladiator, Jeep Gladiator Mojave, 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave


2020 Saleen S302 Review – GT Alternative

First, a disclaimer. I appreciate the Mustang and maintain that it belongs on the short list of anyone shopping sub-$50,000 performance cars. However, this is not a Mustang review. This is a Saleen S302 White Label review. Saleen has been a purveyor of modified Mustangs since 1984. The White Label is the entry offering from […] The post 2020 Saleen S302 Review – GT Alternative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, Mustang, Saleen, Tuners, Modified Cars, Saleen S302, Saleen S302 White Label


2020 Mazda CX-9 Review – Tasty, but Too Easily Filled

If you read nothing else about the 2020 Mazda CX-9, let me be clear: this is the first car in which I’ve experienced a llama gnawing on the exterior trim, and yet I didn’t need to make a dreaded phone call to the automaker to explain any unusual damage. Day 124 since lockdown yielded, for […] The post 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review – Tasty, but Too Easily Filled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Car Reviews, Mazda, Car Review, Three-row Crossover, CX-9, Mazda CX-9, 2020 Mazda Cx-9


2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T R-Line Review – Sleepy Time

  The next time certain product planners in Wolfsburg look in the mirror, they have a question to ask themselves: “How did we let the Volkswagen Passat get so damn dull?” Especially after a refresh. It’s not like the company is incapable of producing quality, fun sedans. The Jetta GLI is a hoot. The Arteon […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T R-Line Review – Sleepy Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, Wolfsburg, New Cars, Volkswagen Passat, Passat, Mid-size Sedans


2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review – A New Contender Emerges

The idea of Honda and Toyota slugging it out for midsize sedan supremacy, with every other contender — from the very good to the mediocre to the also-rans — fighting it out for sales scraps, is pretty much an auto-journalism cliché at this point. Other contenders dance in and out of the ring, but never […] The post 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review – A New Contender Emerges appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Honda, Car Reviews, Hyundai, New Cars, Sonata, Hyundai Sonata, 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Sonata Limited Review, Mid-size Cars


2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD Review – Long, Tall, and Falling Short

The Fiat 500X counts as a crossover, somehow. Yes, it shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade, but then again, it also shares that platform with the Fiat 500L. At least it looks better than that rolling blob of anonymity. New for 2020 is a Sport model, although how much sport is gained is debatable. […] The post 2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD Review – Long, Tall, and Falling Short appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Fiat, Car Reviews, New Cars, Fiat 500x, 500X, 2020 Fiat 500X Sport


Reader Review: 2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T – Peak Sedan

I have long been a family sedan buyer and was looking at replacing my aging ride. I have enjoyed rowing my own gears for more than two decades now, with the occasional automatic transmission thrown in the mix. This time was a little different, in that there are so many extracurricular activities with three kids. My wife and I […] The post Reader Review: 2019 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T – Peak Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Honda, Car Reviews, Accord, Honda Accord, Reader Reviews, 2019 Honda Accord


2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium Review – Gliding Under the Radar

Have you seen a Volkswagen Arteon in traffic? Odds are, you probably haven’t. According to our friends at GoodCarBadCar, Volkswagen sold less than 3,000 units in 2019, and 788 through March of this year. To date, there hasn’t been a month in which more than 400 units were sold. To be fair, the car hasn’t […] The post 2019 Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium Review – Gliding Under the Radar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, New Cars, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon SEL Premium Review, GoodCarBadCar Volkswagen


2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO

There are certain flagship luxury cars that suggest the driver has “made it” – assuming “making it” means climbing the corporate ladder to the point that owning and driving a large, imported luxury sedan with a six-figure price tag is no sweat, financially speaking. The Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series and 8 Series, and Mercedes-Benz […] The post 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Bmw, Car Reviews, New Cars, Mercedes Benz, M8, BMW M8 Gran Coupe, 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, Gran Coupe Review


2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler

On paper, a midsize truck with a diesel powertrain and bad-ass off-road gear sounds like a recipe for fun. And based on our first drive of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, it is – provided you actually get an opportunity to leave the pavement behind. On road, however, in an urban environment — well, you […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, New Cars, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review


2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative

Add the Toyota Corolla to the list of nameplates that were accused of losing the plot in recent years, before being righted — at least partially — by a redesign or refresh. We’ve talked about this with the Nissan Altima (and Sentra, and Versa), as well as other vehicles. Now, it’s the Toyota’s turn. I […] The post 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Green Cars, Hybrids, New Cars, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, News Blog, 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review


2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird

Mitsubishi burned a lot of what little street cred it had left by taking the name of a once-beloved affordable sports coupe and plunking it onto yet another crossover. The good news, if there is any, is that the crossover that now bears the nameplate is more than a little quirky. The bad news – […] The post 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Mitsubishi, New Cars, AWC, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL, 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle

The Nissan Altima was once in the mix with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the mid-size sedan conversation. That’s no longer the case, and hasn’t been for some time. Nissan is working hard to get back in that mix, and while the 2020 Altima takes the right strides forward, there’s still more work […] The post 2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Nissan Altima, Altima, Midsize Sedans, 2020 Nissan Altima, Nissan Altima Review


2020 Lexus UX250h Review – A Surprising User Experience

The study of user experience, often shortened to UX (since everything needs to fit in a neat 140-character limit), looks at how humans interact with a particular system. Often applied to computers, cell phones, and the like, UX looks at usability, ergonomics, and human feelings as they pertain to whatever system is being studied. Lexus […] The post 2020 Lexus UX250h Review – A Surprising User Experience appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Lexus, Autos, Crossovers, Ux, Car Reviews, Hybrid, Car Review, Subcompact Crossover, Lexus UX, 2020 Lexus UX 250h


2020 Toyota Avalon Unlimited Review – A Kick in the Gas

As I wrote in April, the Toyota Avalon has taken great strides in moving from being a snoozer to a touring sedan with a bit of spice up its sleeve. That was in reference to the hybrid. Try the gas-engine Avalon for a truly transformed experience. Much of the overall hybrid experience remains true in […] The post 2020 Toyota Avalon Unlimited Review – A Kick in the Gas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, TOYOTA AVALON, Avalon, 2020 Toyota Avalon


2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review – The Caddy That Flops

Cadillac is a brand beleaguered. Part of the reason is its misadventures in Crossover Land. In a world where Acura, Lexus, and others are serving up premium crossovers at premium prices, and building competitive vehicles while so doing, Cadillac has served up something that’s more like a glorified Chevy. That, obviously, is a problem. I […] The post 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review – The Caddy That Flops appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, New Cars, Cadillac, Acura Lexus, 2019 Cadillac XT4, Xt4


2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Review – Diesel Brings a Boost

When people complain about Jeep Wranglers, it’s often to remark on how the on-road dynamics suffer in the name of off-road capability. Jeep has come a long way in that regard, with the current Wrangler better balancing its off-road mission against the need for on-road comfort and competence. But one complaint remains: the common observation […] The post 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Review – Diesel Brings a Boost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel


2019 Lexus LS F Sport Review – Luxury With a Twist

The days of the stately, sedate, and silent luxury provided by the Lexus LS are over. As it’s done with virtually every vehicle in its lineup, Lexus has made an F Sport trim available. Whether this is done to combat the stereotype of Lexus as staid or to give well-heeled buyers a chance to have […] The post 2019 Lexus LS F Sport Review – Luxury With a Twist appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Lexus LS, F-Sport, LS 500, Lexus LS 500 F SPORT, Lexus LS F Sport Review


2020 Jaguar XE P250 S Review – Close, but No Cigar

Ever since Jaguar launched the XE a few years ago, I’ve held high hopes for it. As much as I, like most auto journalists, dig the BMW 3 Series, I’ve always pined for more compact luxury sport sedan competition. Mercedes has the C-Class, sure, and Lexus’ IS has often been a solid challenger, especially in […] The post 2020 Jaguar XE P250 S Review – Close, but No Cigar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Bmw, Car Reviews, Mercedes, New Cars, Jaguar XE, Xe, Sports Sedans, 2020 Jaguar XE


2020 Lincoln Aviator Review – Finally, This Is the Lincoln I Expected

We were never a family that splurged on high-end brands. Store-brand staples were generally good enough for most household needs. Our TVs and stereo equipment were Sony only because my dad sold electronics at a big retailer in the Eighties. We straddled the fine line between frugality and cheapness. We just weren’t those kinds of […] The post 2020 Lincoln Aviator Review – Finally, This Is the Lincoln I Expected appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Review, Sony, Autos, Lincoln, Car Reviews, Three-row Crossover, Aviator, Lincoln Aviator, 2020 Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln Aviator Review



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