Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi

Red Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion has been one of the most popular mid-size sedans available for the last several years. Ford has offered a Hybrid edition for most of those years and last year added the plugin hybrid version known as the Energi. The addition of the plugin hybrid Energi brings Ford into a more competitive position among the eco- friendly consumer. … Read More

2017 Ford F 150 XLT, America’s most popular truck

Blue 2017 Ford F 150

There is a reason that the Ford F 150 has been America’s best selling vehicle for years. The first quarter of 2017 saw a 10% increase in those sales despite an overall downturn in new vehicle sales. What is the reason for the tremendous success of Ford’s half ton pickup? It combines function, comfort and style while offering decent mileage … Read More

2017 Lexus GS F, Performance and Comfort

GS F side view

The 2017 Lexus GS F is an example of what it is possible to do with a personal luxury car. The GS F combines style, comfort and performance in a well balanced package that is almost flawless. After 300 miles of urban and rural driving on both twisty turns and stop and go traffic the car continued to impress with … Read More

2017 Prius, The Hybrid Standard Setter

Rear of Prius

The Toyota Prius has set the standard for what is expected from a gas/electric hybrid powered automobile since its introduction. The Prius continues to refine the performance and comfort of driving an ecologically friendly vehicle. Our test car was the 2017 Prius Four touring, the top of the line of 7 models offered in the basic Prius lineup. In addition … Read More

2017 Lexus RC 350 F Sport, Personal Performance Luxury Car

Silver Lexus RC 350

The 2017 RC 350 is basically unchanged from last year, maintaining the boldly aggressive grille design and sharp exterior lines that set it apart from others in the class. Those who love Lexus will find the ride comfort and luxurious feel  for which the badge is famous. Those looking for a high performance car may be a bit disappointed. Even … Read More

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