Family Cars

  • 2017 VW Passat Review

    Volkswagen’s Passat used to be America’s discount Audi but that left the people’s car brand without a direct competitor to the Camry and Accord. In stepped the new Passat in 2012 which changed everything. Instead of selling the same Passat in America and Europe VW decided to harmonize development between China and America sending us

  • 2018 Volvo V90 & V90 Cross Country Review

    The station wagon is truly the original crossover. With the driving dynamics of a sedan but a bigger cargo area on the back, an estate (as they call them across the pond) makes a great deal of practical sense. Unfortunately the allure of a higher seating position has left wagon sales in America at an

  • 2018 Honda Odyssey Review

    Honda’s Odyssey goes head to head with Chrysler’s brand new minivan. The result? It’s more complicated than you might think as both companies have pulled out all the stops to make the best minivan in America. Who wins? The customer. The 5th generation Odyssey is the first car in America to get Honda’s all-new 10-speed

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Review

    After years of wishing Chevy has finally given Cruze fans what they were asking for: the 2017 Cruze hatchback. The all-new model is a little more compact that the Cruse sedan for easier city parking but swallows considerably more cargo. GM’s newest hatch has another trick up its sleeve: a soon to be available 1.6L

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

    The Pacifica Hybrid is more than just the first hybrid minivan in America, more than just Chrysler’s first in-hours hybrid design, it also manages to be the most impressive hybrid I’ve driven in 2017. With an EV range of 33 miles and fuel economy of 32MPG+ in hybrid mode, this 5,000 pound box on wheels

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Review

    Hyundai’s latest hybrid does more than just beat the Prius with 58 MPG combined, it is one of the few no-compromises hybrid cars in America. The low starting price means that the average compact car shopper in America would break even in under two years while enjoying a larger cargo area and (oddly enough) better