The M240i Ends BMW’s Modern Era With Thunder

I feel like when a car’s paint color is called Thundernight Metallic, and it’s a $550 option, the car wearing it better be impressive. You may imagine that color to be some mysterious murky gray, but it’s actually eggplant purple. With sparkle. Fortunately, the 2022 BMW M240i has the performance, style, and luxury to back…

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2022 Ford Bronco Plants A Big Foot Despite Gas Prices

Could there be a vehicle more out of touch with our era of high fuel prices and emerging electric vehicles than the 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak Sasquatch edition?  Well, maybe if you drove a Heavy Duty pickup for your daily city commute, but it’s simply ridiculous as it guzzles gallons of gasoline like they’re martinis…

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS450, EQS Redefine “S-Class”

For me, the Mercedes-Benz S-class will always be defined by the 560SEL, a car from the late ‘80s that still commands respect from valet stands and left lanes of the world’s superhighways. The big sedan defies its age and is a joy to drive, but today’s luxury buyers – especially in America – prefer large…

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2022 Kia Niro EV Doesn’t Care About Gas Prices, Long Commutes

I have a pretty long commute – about 35 miles each way. And as I noticed while picking up soda at the gas station last weekend, 87 octane was $4.65 per gallon. Premium and diesel were uncomfortably over $5. I own a Smart car and have test cars most of the time, so gas prices…

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2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Gets Plastic Surgery, Heart Transplant

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed the 2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss. Like the last one, though, this one is off-road ready version with a 2-inch lift, monotube shocks to absorb rough trails, and 18” black alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires to claw over them. Its long crew cab is still ideal…

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Funky 2022 Nissan Kicks Has Big Personality

What kind of car do you really need? My husband thinks he needs a twin-turbo German rocket wagon to get his kicks, but our budget determines otherwise. What we need is an affordable compact crossover with style, technology, fuel efficiency, and enough interior space for four and their luggage. Like many of you, we need…

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2022 Chevy Equinox RS Mixes Cayenne Pepper With Vanilla Frosting

The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best-selling crossovers in America, but it’s not terribly exciting. It could use a bit of a makeover to attract younger and more affluent buyers. So, designers went to work to imbue a bit more attitude, adding cayenne pepper to the compact Chevy’s vanilla frosting. The result is…

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2023 Solterra is the Electric Subaru for Subaru People

Subaru knows its people, who are among the most loyal to any automotive brand. They love their Outbacks, Foresters, Ascents, and WRXs. They are also among the most environmentally conscious, dog-friendly, off-roading auto owners around. They take their kids to school and hike on the weekends. What they haven’t had until now is an electric…

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2022 BMW M4 Competition is an Arrow, Niece Approved

Let me tell you about my niece. She’s still in high school, but is an archery master. Last weekend, I stood beside her as she put arrow after arrow into a far-away bulls-eye as if she was born to do nothing else – a virtuoso of the backyard target stand. I’ve also been with her…

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2022 Toyota Tundra Takes Us Forward to 1794

I’d like to believe the 2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 takes its moniker from the year a hearty bunch of patriots staged their Whiskey Rebellion against revenuers. They’re my kind of people, but it’s more likely a nod to the Tundra’s assembly location near San Antonio, Texas that’s built where a ranch was founded by Juan…

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