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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.

2022 Chevroelt Bolt is a superb subcompact EV

Bolt Refresh Recharges the Subcompact EV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Appearances can certainly be misleading as the surprising refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) offers a lot more vehicle than simply the ability to pass every gas pump. The look is modern, 5-door subcompact with the…

2022 Lexus NX 350 is the latest luxury SUV from Lexus

NX Redefines Lexus Luxury

CHATHAM, Mass. – Every time Lexus introduces a new or completely redesigned/reengineered model, it moves the luxury/technology/performance needle up several notches. One of the latest examples is the thoroughly re-thought NX compact sport-utility/crossover vehicle (SUV/CUV) range. Interested consumers can choose…

Ioniq 5 is a different BEV

Ioniq 5 Breaks EV Mold

CHATHAM, Mass. – The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) does not look like anything else on the road on Cape Cod – or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter, making a statement the Korean automaker will be…

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line SX-Prestige answers all the SUV questions

Sorento X-Line is Just Right

CHATHAM, Mass. – If Goldilocks had ventured into the three bears’ SUV-filled garage, she would have chosen the 2022 Kia Sorento as her ride because, as she said about everything she liked in their home, “It is just right.” The…

2022 Ford Bronco with Sasquatch package goes anywhere

Bronco Sasquatch Bigfoots Its Way East

CHATHAM, Mass. – It was the discovery of 16-inch human-like footprints in the forests of the Pacific Northwest which birthed the legend of Bigfoot. Some seven decades later, the tread marks left by massive 35-inch mud-terrain tires indicated Bigfoot –…

The new 2023 Mazda CX-50 is an SUV designed for North America

CX-50 Takes Mazda Outside

CHATHAM, Mass. – The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo with Premium Plus Package brings Mazda’s driving dynamics, well-integrated technology and flowing styling to an American-influenced compact sport-utility vehicle designed to have a more rugged than previous SUVs from the…

Kia EV6 provides answers to all EV questions

EV6 Answers a Lot of Questions

CHATHAM, Mass. – “What is it?” “Is it an electric car?” It has been a long time since I have driven a vehicle which received as much attention or created as much of a reaction as the 2022 Kia EV6…

Kona N Line is top value subcompact SUV

Kona Redesigned, Good Value for 2022

CHATHAM, Mass. – Smorgasbord might be a Swedish word, but the term perfectly describes Hyundai’s diverse sport-utility/crossover-utility (SUV/CUV) choices. The American buyer can choose from seven SUV/CUV body variants, from the subcompact Venue to the three-row Palisade. The choice of…

The 2022 Elantra N is a lot of fun and good value

Three-Pedaling Fun in the Elantra N

CHATHAM, Mass. – Today’s vehicles are virtually all competent, well-engineered machines, but few are designed to be as much fun to drive as the new 2022 Hyundai Elantra N with manual transmission. In 2021 Hyundai thoroughly redesigned and modernized the…

2022 Grand Cherokees recalled due to flashing hazard lights on brake-pedal application

Grand Cherokee Continues SUV Tradition

CHATHAM, Mass. – The full-size pickup truck might be the best-selling vehicle segment in the American market, but it is the sport utility vehicle (SUV), especially the mid-size version, which sits at the heart of the nation’s automotive world. And…

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is a value SUV

Outlander Provides Exceptional Value

CHATHAM, Mass. – The more time I spent behind the wheel of the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC enjoying the broad range of features and amenities, the more impressed I was by how much sport utility vehicle came…

Ford F-150 Raptor performance truck

Raptor Shows Ford’s Trucking Talons

CHATHAM, Mass. – Owls, hawks, even the occasional eagle fill the sky above Cape Cod, but none made the same impression on the Massachusetts peninsula as the orange metallic Raptor I piloted around the region’s highways and byways. Ford took…

New WRX upgrades Subaru performance

WRX Redesign Upgrades Subaru Performance

CHATHAM, Mass. – The new 2022 Subaru WRX Premium is a raucous machine. The street-legal descendent of the Japanese company’s legendary rally champions comes packed with free-revving, loud power which begs you to attack roads which would give pause to…

Ford Escape PHEV superb fuel economy

Escape PHEV Best of Both Worlds

CHATHAM, Mass. – During the first trip I made in the 2021 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV – plug-in hybrid electric vehicle – the compact sport-utility/crossover’s (SUV/CUV) instant fuel-economy meter registered 999 miles per gallon. I can easily explain this amazing…