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 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

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

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Spider with top down

2017 Fiat 124 Spider, Italian sports car on a budget The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is a fun and easy car to drive. Even those of us who don’t exactly qualify as performance drivers can feel the excitement of this sporty runabout. However, Fiat didn’t forget that most of our time behind the wheel would not be on twisty roads … Read More

2016 Chevy Colorado

Red 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71

In the mid-size truck offerings the Chevy Colorado diesel brings a lot to be considered. Our test vehicle was the 4 wheel drive Z71 edition that includes most of what the average truck buyer is looking for; off road capability, good highway performance and great connectivity. Standard safety items are; rear view camera, remote keyless entry, stability control, 4 wheel … Read More

Lexus NX 300h

2016 Lexus NX 300h image

The 2016 Lexus NX 300h provides the entry point for compact luxury CUV’s from Lexus. Offering distinctive Lexus styling, comfort and dependability. The NX 300h also brings hybrid fuel economy. After a week long, 600 mile check drive our test car averaged 33 miles per gallon. That is dead on the number claimed by Lexus for combined performance. To achieve … Read More

Truck of Texas

American Titan

Texas Auto Writers Name the New Nissan Titan XD Truck of Texas for 2015 Dallas, TX, October 13, 2015. Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2016 Nissan Titan XD the Truck of Texas, marking the first time for a Nissan truck to win the prestigious title.  The Nissan Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Aisin powering the new Titan … Read More