The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is part of the automaker’s effort to provide smaller but more powerful engines to get better fuel economy.
You wouldn’t think that there is much to say about a car that costs $16,815. But the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA was so nice that we actually forgot that its price was less than $20K
As Dodge evolves into an affordable high performance brand much hoopla has been made over the Hellcat and the Demon. They are two Challengers that generate more than 700 and 800 horsepower respectively. Meanwhile, what I think is the best dollar per horsepower performance car coming out of Dodge, so far, generates little fanfare.
When Toyota folded its Scion brand it folded several of its cars into the Toyota fold. That’s a lot of folds but to put it simply there is now a 2017 Corolla iM.
When Volvo picked us up at the airport I and my riding partner climbed into the back seats of what turned out to be a 2018 XC90 Excellence. It was the most luxurious utility vehicle I had ever been in.
Kia’s Cadenza falls just short of being a full size sedan but it is an all premium car. For the 2017 model year the Cadenza is stronger, lighter and more ridged, so said the press material. This is the second generation of the premium sedan and Kia has quietly made some important improvements.
We were in a parking lot and found ourselves answering a bevy of questions from a couple of guys. The first and most important was what kind of car we were driving. It was a Genesis G90.
There was a 2018 Hyundai Sonata on display in front of the hotel here. We could tell it was a Sonata but it was crisper, sharper, and more contemporary than the current model.
Toyota is billing its 86 as “the Affordable, Fun-damental Sports Car.” We can’t argue with that description. But first let’s be clear. The Toyota 86 used to be the Scion FR-S in this market. The 86 nameplate was used on the car in other markets, meaning other countries. Now, as Toyota terms it, the FR-S transitions back to the Toyota brand in this market.
You usually don’t equate sportiness with a continuously variable transmission. It’s like trying to mix oil and water. The two just don’t go together smoothly.