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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.

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…

CX-90 ICE is Another Mazda Winner

CHATHAM, Mass. – I got lucky. I recently spent another week in the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90 three-row sport utility vehicle, the flagship of the Japanese brand. My first two opportunities in the latest Mazda vehicle came in May 2023…

Escape ST-Line Elite Compact SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Ford redesigned its Escape range of compact sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) for the 2023 model year, producing an even more competitive entry into one of America’s most hotly fought vehicle segments. This refresh of the Escape’s third generation…

Redesigned 2023 Honda Accord Sport best Accord ever

New Accord Maintains Position

CHATHAM, Mass. – It began as a small, two-door hatchback resembling something from a German automaker and now in its 11th generation the redesigned 2023 Honda Accord represents one of the most sought after family sedans in the United States.…

Honda's new CR-V Sport Touring a top CUV

CR-V Redesign a Top CUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – America’s most popular compact sport utility (SUV), otherwise known as a crossover-utility vehicle (CUV), the Honda CR-V received a complete remake for the 2023 model year which makes it an even more formidable entrant in the largest,…

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is a terrific driver's car

Tesla Model 3 a Wonderful Drive

CHATHAM, Mass – Thanks to a generous friend, I was able to explore the Mid and Outer Cape (Cod) in a 2022 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor all-wheel-drive (AWD) sedan. And it was a very enjoyable experience. Comfortable, quiet and…

The 2024 INFINITI QX60 Autograph is a solid luxury three-row SUV

QX60 Luxury in a 3-Row SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Sometimes you get lucky, like finding a luxurious 2024 INFINITI QX60 Autograph three-row mid-size sport utility (SUV) in your driveway prior to a 400-mile road trip. The QX60 is roomy, comfortable and efficient, a perfect conveyance to…