If you thought the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander was just a three-row Nissan Rogue with a different skin, you'd be forgiven. Underpinned by the CMF-C/D platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance parts bin and powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired to a CVT, it's easy to think the Mitsubishi is just a reskin. Thankfully that's not the case because the Outlander … [Read more...] about 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review: Not a 3-Row Rogue
As the average transaction breaks past the $40,000 mark, new cars are starting to get out of the price zone of many consumers. Luckily some automakers have made sure that they still offer one or two models that offer modern accouterments at affordable prices. One of those vehicles is the 2021 Hyundai Venue. This small crossover effectively replaces the Accent hatchback in … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition review: Style at a Value?
If you're in the market for a subcompact car, your choices are slim. With the segment declining rapidly due to the crossover boom, there aren't many to choose from. The 2021 Kia Rio is one of the last entrants alongside the Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, Mitsubishi Mirage, and the soon-to-de-discontinued Chevrolet Spark. Those looking for a hatchback will see their choices … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Rio Review: Ultimate Inexpensive Transportation?
This week’s news sees lots of truck-related news, the return of a 90s icon, and Volkswagen has added more features to three of its vehicles for 2022. A new teaser for the upcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra has been getting a lot of news this week because it showed off the truck’s suspension. It appears Toyota has added leaf springs, which could result in improved performance on and … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 8 to 14
It's no secret that the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade are mechanically identical. Both are on the same platform, they use a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and they have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even their optional AWD drive systems are eerily similar with the only difference being the availability of hill descent control on the … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Similarities and Differences
Don't let the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz's compact size fool you because it's one of the most important models this year. Not only does it launch Hyundai's first pickup but it also revives the long-dormant compact truck segment, which it will share with the upcoming Ford Maverick. Think of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz as a Tucson with a 4.5-foot bed in the back because it uses … [Read more...] about 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Drive: More Important Than You Think
The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier has put the truck back on the map. Although the underpinnings are the same as the outgoing model, Nissan tweaked everything significantly to make sure the new truck is better than its predecessor. Its styling has also evolved, giving it a family resemblance to the larger Titan and a bolder, more angry look. You get a square grille and … [Read more...] about 2022 Nissan Frontier Review: Significantly Improved
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are the biggest, most expensive models in the brand’s lineup. Both are built to take on the likes of the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade and have price tags that can easily hit six figures. Although Alex has been driving the big behemoth, we can’t tell you about the way it drives yet. For that, you’ll need to wait until the … [Read more...] about 2022 Jeep Wagoneer: It’s How Big?!
Let’s face it, sedans are out, long live the crossover. However, if you’re among the few left that still wants one and is looking for something affordable and fun to drive, place the 2021 Kia K5 GT at the top of your shopping list. This is ones of the few mainstream midsize sedans that have real sporting capabilities. Alongside its mechanically related sibling, the Hyundai … [Read more...] about The 2021 Kia K5 GT Is the Nearly Perfect All-Around Sedan
This week's news revolves around new trims that give you rugged looks and updates to venerable models that have been in the market for a while. Hyundai has announced the 2022 Santa Fe XRT. This is the rugged-looking trim based on the SEL trim equipped with the convenience package. You get 18-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers and side moldings, side steps, a … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 1 to August 7