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The latest news and headlines from around the global brake industry. This page lists all of the articles from our automotive test drives.

The all new 2024 Hyundai Kona N Line is a modern small SUV

Kona N Line Reflects EV Base

CHATHAM, Mass. – Hyundai’s designers began their work on the new 2024 Kona range by envisioning it as a fully electric small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and then adapted it to an internal-combustion-engine variant; a reverse of what had been the…

Mazda enhanced and refined the CX-30 2.5 Turbo AWD for 2024

CX-30 Enhanced by Mazda for 2024

CHATHAM, Mass. – Enhancement and refinement mark the subtle but important changes Mazda brought to the 2024 CX-30 2.5 Turbo AWD with premium plus package I recently drove. When I drove the 2023 version of this model last June, I…

No vehicle is perfect, regardless of the sticker price, but the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport provides excellent SUV value at a more than competitive price.

Passport to SUV Value by Honda

CHATHAM, Mass. – I was happy when the 2024 Honda Passport TrailSport showed up recently for review, a perfect vehicle to combat potential New England winter weather. Luckily, I did not have to fight anything more than near-freezing cold during…

Toyota has introduced its first BEV, the compact SUV bZ4X

bZ4X: Toyota’s Password to Electric Motoring

CHATHAM, Mass. – Toyota, which brought electrification to American motorists at the turn of the century with its hybrid-electric Prius sedan; added numerous other hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hydrogen-electric vehicles until its sales today are 25 percent electrified; has…

The Ford Escape ST-Line Elite Hybrid AWD is a terrific all-around compact SUV

Escape Hybrid Delivers Compact SUV Value

CHATHAM, Mass. – I was impressed with the redesigned 2023 Ford Escape compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) when we drove it late last year and following a week in a hybrid-electric  Ford Escape ST-Line Elite Hybrid AWD (all-wheel-drive) version, our opinion…

The 2023 Toyota Prius was thoroughly redesigned and improved.

Prius Keeps Advancing Hybrid Form

CHATHAM, Mass. – At the turn of the (present) century Toyota brought something unique to the American market – the world’s first production hybrid passenger vehicle, the Prius. The company now sells 10 different hybrid models (HEV), two plug-in hybrids…

TBR Drives reviews the '24 Toyota Grand Highlander on January 8th.

TBR Drives off for New Year’s Day

TBR Drives is off for the New Years Day holiday and returns next week with a review of the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, the Japanese automaker’s new three-row sport-utility vehicle (SUV). The Grand Highlander, at 201-inches long, fits between the…

Volvo S60 Recharge Ultimate AWD Black Edition

S60 Recharges Volvo Brand

CHATHAM, Mass. – Tell someone at your high school reunion you drive a Volvo sedan, and they will think you and your car are safe, solid, uninspiring – all the personality of Birkenstock sandals. Drive up in a 2023 Volvo…

Crosstrek Better Than Ever

CHATHAM, Mass. – Familiarity breeds contempt is a proverb with roots in the 5th Century, but when it comes to the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek familiarity breeds admiration and respect. I have owned a first generation Crosstrek Premium since 2015, reviewed…