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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.

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…

The 2024 Mazda 3 Hatchback is a high-value subcompact

Mazda 3 a Premium Subcompact

CHATHAM, Mass. – I am happy whenever I get the chance to review a Mazda, so when a fresh subcompact 2024 Mazda 3 Hatchback Turbo Premium Plus arrived prior to a road trip to Maine, I was thrilled. The pint-sized…

All-new 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport is ready to take on all roads

Pilot Now Ready for Adventure

CHATHAM, Mass. – When Honda designed its all-new three-row 2023 Pilot the Japanese automaker engineered the TrailSport variant as the most off-road capable sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in the company’s history. A 10-day period with the 2023 Honda Pilot AWD TrailSport…

2023 Kia Telluride SX-Prestige X-Line tops the Kia range

Telluride Tops Kia’s Potent SUV Line

CHATHAM, Mass. – Four years ago, Kia introduced its range-topping Telluride three-row sport-utility vehicle (SUV), but the Korean auto maker refuses to sit on its laurels infusing the 2023 version with several upgrades, as well as two off-road-skewed trim levels…

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is an engineering tour de force

GLE 450 Latest MB Mid-Size SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Mercedes-Benz lists 12 different SUVs on its consumer website, from the subcompact GLA to the uber-premium/luxury Mercedes-Maybach GLS. I recently spent a week in a 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC, the latest iteration of the company’s original…

All new 2024 Chevrolet Trax keeps on surprising

Trax Provides Pleasant Surprises

CHATHAM, Mass. – The redesigned (second generation) 2024 Chevrolet Trax 2RS subcompact sport-utility (SUV) surprised me – in a particularly good way. I did not expect much when I was told I would be spending a week in the 1.2-liter,…

The 2023 Nissan Rock Creek is a solid mid-size SUV value

Rock Creek Solid Pathfinder Value

CHATHAM, Mass. – The Nissan Pathfinder has been a popular mid-size sport utility (SUV) since its 1985 introduction, becoming more entrenched in the market as each subsequent generation became more refined and user-friendly. The fifth generation, launched as a 2022…

The 2023 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus is superb subcompact SUV value

CX-30 a Top Subcompact SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – This is the third consecutive year I have sampled a Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. The week behind the wheel of the pint-size wonder reinforced my opinion this is at the top of the list of…

The Nissan Ariya is a solid BEV

Ariya Drives into the Heart of EV Market

CHATHAM, Mass. – A decade after Nissan pioneered battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the United States with its small four-door Leaf it has introduced the Ariya, an all-new, ground-up electric-vehicle, into the rapidly expanding, competitive U.S. electric-vehicle market. The Ariya brings…