Each December my In box fills up with email from one carmaker after another, reminding me of the awards that [...]]]>
Get used to it—variations of the GS 350’s snout are appearing on all Lexus cars.
Twelve months ago Lexus slipped a few pre-production examples of this car out the back door and handed them around as sneak peeks of a new 2013 model they were proud of. Last February [...]]]>
Who expected a 5-door hatchback to be this sleek?
You and I may wonder just what “Elantra” means, but to Hyundai it means sales. This year the Korean kolossus came out with a koupe—er, a coupe version (two doors) of its popular Elantra econo-sedan (four doors) plus this front-wheel- [...]]]>
Remember that episode of Two and a Half Men where a Boxster [...]]]>
The 2013 Plug-in Prius will soon be available in all 50 states.
Fifteen months ago, Toyota loaned us a test mule of this car, a pre-production version of what is now available in many states as a 2013 model. Not your ordinary gas-electric hybrid, [...]]]>
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The aggressive Nissan 370Z, here in Magma Red, offers 43 years of sports-car heritage.
Some of us still fixate on the splendid heritage of certain sports cars while pooh-poohing those from the Orient as newcomers whose [...]]]>
The standard Corvette 427 Convertible is pricey enough at $76,000. This handsome 60th Anniversary edition lists for a whopping $91,320.
When the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible is in sixth gear, at 70 miles per hour [...]]]>
The Bluedrive Sonata Hybrid still needs some civilizing.
Wise men from Shakespeare to Cervantes have noted that “comparisons are odious.” (Shakespeare actually wrote “odorous,” but the point is made.) Hyundai may agree, at least when it comes to stacking up [...]]]>
The Camry Hybrid XLE doesn’t make us feel like we’re giving up automotive civility in the name of economy.
The novelty of specialty gas-electric cars has worn off, so now we can focus on them as transportation instead of mere marvels of [...]]]>
This Subie has equipment that [...]]]>
You might think that replacing the previous V- [...]]]>
Five days after getting into Acura’s mid-size, 5-passenger [...]]]>
Convertibles pose a stiff challenge to auto engineers: That is, how [...]]]>