2017 RAV4, the Urban SUV

2017 RAV4 Platinum

2017 Toyota RAV 4 Platinum all wheel drive compact CUV is a bit of a disappointment, but still a solid offering in the class. As a pioneer in the small utility vehicle market Toyota has done little to fight off the encroachment of Mazda, Subaru and Ford. The only place the 2017 RAV4 leads the class is in safety technology, … Read More

2017 Ford F250 Super Duty; work or play truck

Exterior of F250 Super Duty

The 2017 Ford F250 is all new; from the frame up the Super Duty focuses on massive strength and capability. F250. Ford started with a high strength steel frame that is boxed and reinforced to carry the loads that will face the F250. They set an aluminum body and bed, partly taken from the popular and proven F150 series, on … Read More

2017 Chrysler Pacifica, Family Car of the Year

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica; the legend continues! In 1984 Chrysler introduced the Caravan, America’s first true soccer mom minivan. In the decades since the company has undergone many fluctuations of fortune; changing ownership several times, going through bankruptcy and refocusing its direction, but the iconic minivan series lives on into its sixth generation as the Pacifica. Over the passing decades the … Read More

2017 Ford Raptor; 510 pound gorilla in a 3 piece suit.

2017 Raptor in sand

Don’t make the mistake of assuming the new 2017 Ford Raptor is just another F150 with an accessories package added. This off road beast is a different breed of F series from the frame up. With the Raptor Ford continues to take the bold move of aluminum bodies and small V6 power. The aluminum body first appeared in the 2015 … Read More

2017 Ram Rebel; smooth ride with great performance

front of 2017 Ram Rebel

The 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel is the latest offering from Ram Trucks targeting the off road, performance and the personal statement truck buyer. The half ton pickup class is one of the most competitive groups in the new car industry. Texas is the leading market for light duty trucks finding a home for 25% of all the new pickups sold … Read More

2017 Ford F350 Platinum Edition

F350 in the mud

2017 Ford F350 Platinum Edition If you are looking for a heavy duty pickup truck with all of the amenities of a luxury car, off road capability near that of a Baja racer, huge 2 ton bed payload ratings and the ability to tow up to 31,000 pounds on a gooseneck with a total maximum gross weight of over 41,000 … Read More

Houston Auto Show 2017

Houston Auto Show Rocks Tech and Economy Houston auto enthusiasts and potential new car buyers were treated to a cornucopia of the latest and greatest from 40 car makers and auto product vendors from around the world. With more than 800 cars and light trucks to inspect, sit in or drive the Houston Auto Show provides an opportunity for comparison … Read More

Jeep Compass, all new for 2017

Jeep Compass, all new for 2017

2017 Jeep Compass, Small Size, Large Adventure There are 2 versions of the 2017 Jeep Compass; one being a reissue of the 2016 compass and the other being the all new version that greatly resembles it’s big brothers the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. The new edition has been redesigned from the ground up including power, transmission and infotainment. The mid-production … Read More

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Red Wrangler Unlimited

Although the Wrangler Unlimited slips into the mid-size SUV class no one driving it would mistake the unique ride and driving style of the Unlimited for anything but a Jeep. The Wrangler, whether you pick the 2 door version or the 4 door Unlimited, refuses to sacrifice the off road capability that made it famous for creature comforts. The 2017 … Read More

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

2017 Chevrolet Sliverado HD

Luxury edition pickup trucks have become a segment of their own over the past decade and the new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD High Country is setting the standard for the competition. However, don’t mistake this plush boss man’s pickup for some light duty cowboy Cadillac, it is an all out work truck capable of towing huge loads, hauling over … Read More