Kia and Hyundai have come a very long way over the past 30 years. From their plebeian entrance into the US market both companies have made vast strides in their product offerings. Their latest full-size SUVs, the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade are winning awards left and right while still offering an industry best warranty. We recently spent time with both to see what the fuss is all about. Click the link for our full comparison.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the newest and smallest SUV in the Korean automaker’s lineup. It is packed with technology and standard safety technology with a starting price under $20K. Primed for an urban environment, is it an econobox on wheels, or will it (cough) kick its competition to the curb?
Toyota's 4Runner has changed very little in the past decade. It remains a true truck with body-on-frame construction and an ancient 4.0-liter V6. It's loud, raucous, and holds nothing back but is it still pertinent in today's SUV and CUV crazed world? Click to read our full review.
1. Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014 – 2015) I didn’t get a chance to drive the 458 Speciale until the fall of 2018. Porsche’s GT3 RS 4.0 had sat atop my list of the best cars since 2012 and in just a few short minutes behind the wheel of the Speciale all those fond memories of the Porsche faded into the past. While the Porsche was amazing, the Speciale [...]
2. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (2011 – 2012) Porsche has had quite the history with its GT3 model and this is the one that sent me over the edge. When I was blessed with the opportunity to take the wheel and spend a day with the now legendary 4-liter I couldn’t sleep the night before. The “997” GT3 was an amazing car in its own right and [...]
3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/350R (2016-2019) The Mustang is one of the most popular sports cars but it has always been a bit of a portly beast to tame with a running joke of being a weekend car show curb star. The Shelby GT500 has always taken that formula and added more power which, for some drivers, meant more trouble. But in 2012 Ford offered a variation of [...]
4. Volkswagen Golf R (2012 - 2013 - Mark VI) The predecessor to the Mk VI Golf R was Volkswagen’s R32. It featured a 3.2-liter VR6 six-cylinder engine that put out just under 250hp. People seemed disappointed when the new Golf R came out with a turbocharged four-cylinder. But that four-banger put out more power (265hp) and, above all else, was lighter. That changed the steering and handling [...]
The GT4 has been showered with accolades since its debut. With a new GT4, based off the current Porsche 718, hitting the roads, many automotive writers are dredging up their own notes on the original model to see how it compares to the new. Porsche’s GT4 was the first time the company gave the mid-engined Cayman chassis the opportunity to dethrone the 911. Porsche has been overprotective of [...]
Top Five Cars of the Past Decade In just a few days 2019 will be lost to the history books and 2020 kicks off. That means not only is this the end of another year, but it is the end of a decade as well. And what a decade is has been. From the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series to the current political climate…not to mention climate [...]
Toyota partnered with Subaru to produce what the automotive world hoped would be an ingenious sports car. The Toyota 86 (formerly Scion FRS) is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sexy coupe that offers decent power all with a manual transmission. But is there enough in this package to make it an enthusiast wet dream?