Auto review: 2019 Chevy Silverado has great engineering, OK interior 09-03-2018
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. ó Remarkably quiet and easy to drive, the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado makes a strong bid for the title of Americaís best pickup.
Auto review: The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a comforting presence in a monotonous world 09-03-2018
PARK CITY, Utah ó It seems unfair, but itís true: weekends fly, and weekdays walk. For the most part, life is a day-to-day drill of monotony punctuated by a few moments of pleasure.
Motormouth: Automatic door unlocking bothers some car owners 09-03-2018
Q: I read your column every week religiously. This week the filler door comments prevailed, but one reader also mentioned "automatic door unlocking" when transmission placed in park.
Under the Hood: Taking care of a new car: A primer 09-03-2018
Q. I am off to college with a shiny new car thanks to Mom. I want to take good care of it and anticipate what to budget for. Can you please tell me what I can expect?
Auto review: Coupe, crossover or hatchback? 2018 BMW X2 blurs the lines 09-03-2018
The all-new 2018 BMW X2 rides like a sedan, sits low like a sedan, is a tad taller than a sedan and it has five doors. Sound like a hatchback? Not in these crossover-crazy times.
Under the Hood: How fuel injection works 08-27-2018
Q: I was having a conversation about cars with my 14-year-old son, and the topic of fuel injection came up. He wanted to know how it works, and I began to tell him but then realized I was talking out of my a-- and managed to change the subject.
Auto review: Updated for 2019, the Honda Pilot proves that itís more than just pretty face 08-27-2018
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. ó For many, living in Florida means living in a neighborhood with high walls and gated entrances. The neighborhood I live in is no different.
Motormouth: Squeaky (steering) wheel gets the grease 08-27-2018
Q: My steering wheel squeaks when I try to make a turn. What would cause this to happen? I have a Toyota Avalon 2002 with over 100,000 miles.
Auto review: 2018 Ford Expedition hauls ahead of full-size SUV competition 08-27-2018
The difference between the 2018 Ford Expedition and the best-of-year 2018 Lincoln Navigator is the difference in having an extra $20,000.
Auto review: Acura RDX is a sensible SUV for grown-ups 08-27-2018
Acura is justly proud of its updated RDX sport utility vehicle. Faster, sleeker and better-handling than its predecessor, the 2019 model represents an attractive option for SUV seekers who might also be looking at the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC300 or Infiniti QX50.
Auto review: Hate taking risks? The Volvo XC60 may be your ride 08-20-2018
On the eastern shore of Virginia, thereís a village named Temperanceville. Established by Quakers, its largest employer is a chicken processing plant, the odor of which ensures that it remains a hamlet.
Auto review: At 603 hp, Mercedes AMG E63 S is the most powerful E-Class car ever 08-20-2018
A lift to the airport in the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S left passengers highly impressed, not surprisingly. They sat in beautifully sculpted Nappa leather seats and were surrounded by stretches of carbon fiber weave and elegant wood trim.
Motormouth: Could the windshield on a Subaru Outback be scrambling GPS signals? 08-20-2018
Q: I recently bought a Garmin DriveSmart GPS. I have a 2013 Subaru Outback. When the Garmin is mounted on the dashboard, it keeps losing satellite reception.
Under the Hood: Troubleshooting jumper cable failure 08-13-2018
Q: My question deals with jumping a dead car that has not been started for over a month. The battery is eight months old.
Motormouth: Motormouth gets a lot of mileage on fuel filler door question 08-13-2018
Q: I get your enthusiasm for fuel filler doors on the left. Thereís just one snag: international trade.
Mark Phelan: Driving a stick isnít dead ó and this Michigan company proves it 08-13-2018
Who cares about manual transmissions? You might be surprised. Technically, manuals rank somewhere between an anachronism and an affectation. Theyíre slower and less efficient than the best automatic transmissions
Larry Printz: You donít need to spend a lot to get a great ride 08-13-2018
You know the drill; youíre out to buy a new car or truck, but then you check your finances and it looks like you might have to bike to work.
Auto review: 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback is a fun alternative to the small crossover 08-13-2018
Chances are youíve owned or ridden in a Toyota Corolla. Maybe youíve forgotten. The worldís best-selling car has done a historic job of blending in. Thatís not the case with the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback. Especially in Blue Flame.
Auto review: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: A compact crossover that thinks itís a roadster 08-13-2018
Guess it should come as no surprise that legendary Italian roadster-maker Alfa Romeo would target driving enthusiasts with its first entry into the highly competitive premium-crossover segment. Leave the practical stuff and elegant niceties for the other guys.
Auto review: Is 2019 Hyundai Veloster among the last of the sporty compacts? 08-06-2018
The 2019 Hyundai Velosterís name evokes a fast, fierce and extinct little predator, a comparison thatís becoming more and more apt.
Under the Hood: Car skylight opens on its own 08-06-2018
Q: On three occasions we came back to our 2012 Lincoln MKX and the skylight and windows were open. When we left the car everything was closed up tight.
Motormouth: Best way to eliminate cigarette stink in cars is with ozone 08-06-2018
Q: It seems that you have previously given tips on eliminating the terrible cigarette odor in a used car, but I canít remember.
Auto review: Indecisive about which sports sedan to buy? Not once you drive the Genesis G70 08-06-2018
Life is nothing but a series of never-ending choices, ones that slowly shape our lives. Chocolate or vanilla? Rent or buy? Sweater or hoodie? Apple or Android? iPad or Kindle? McDonalds or Five Guys? Lacoste or Polo? Ice cream or cake? SUV or sedan?
Auto review: 2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup truck for winning arguments 07-30-2018
The $50,000 pickup truck question boils down to: How is it going to be used every day? If youíve been on the losing end of the argument over what youíre going to do with a pickup the 300-or-so days a year when youíre not towing or hauling or helping, then the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is your counterargument.
Motormouth: Why gas tanks should be on the driverís side 07-30-2018
Q: Have to disagree with your assertion that the fuel filler should be on the driverís side of a vehicle.
Auto review: Stretched 2018 Lexus RX 350L SUV comes up short 07-30-2018
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L six- or seven-passenger SUV is an uncharacteristically half-hearted effort from Toyotaís normally buttoned-down luxury brand.
Under the Hood: How to buy a new car battery 07-30-2018
Q. I think I may need a new battery soon. A friend rode with me and commented that my engine didnít crank over as fast as it should as we departed early one morning. Does this sound right?
Auto review: Fulfilling the need for authentic American transportation 07-30-2018
Authenticity isnít hard to discern. For instance, you could make hamburgers a million different ways and still not imitate the taste of one from McDonaldís, which never tastes as if it actually came from cattle.
Auto review: Could this truck be your ultimate beach butler? 07-23-2018
VERO BEACH, Fla. ó If itís been a while since youíve shopped for a new pickup truck, youíll be amazed to discover that todayís midsized pickups are as large as full-size pickups from 20 years ago. Meanwhile, full-size pickups have grown larger than Mar-A-Lago.
Auto review: Fordís 2019 F-150 King Ranch is best diesel vehicle on market 07-23-2018
Itís ironic, but increasingly likely, that U.S. pickup buyers will be last stand for diesel engines, outside of semi-trucks and maybe tugboats.
Motormouth: Engine braking is best for hills, regular braking is better for everyday driving 07-23-2018
Q: My friend was telling me how he went down a mountain using only engine braking on an automatic transmission car.
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