Category Archives: Dom Testa

Review: 2019 BMW X4 M40i

Relationship experts like to say it’s all about compromise — while other, more snarky folks point out that compromise simply means both sides are unhappy. So I feel for the design crew at BMW when they sat down to pencil the rough plans for the second generation of the X4. The original models debuted in…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR

Try as I might, I couldn’t stop my brain from defaulting to one particular thought during the week I drove this SUV: It’s a luxury vehicle built to perform near the top of the class in off-road conditions, to the point that it even has a device that measures the depth of the water you’re…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback AWD

Full disclaimer up front: On our morning radio show, one of our sponsors is a Mazda dealership in the Denver/Boulder area. They have nothing to do with this review, nor did I get the car from them. However, it was through them that I heard about the Mazda 3 picking up all-wheel drive for the…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Lexus IS350 AWD

For years Lexus has built its brand on sophistication, luxury, and comfort, and that’s a pretty nice platform. So while they might have the chops to insist on playing in the sports sedan segment, no matter what kind of oomph they install under the hood they’ll always remain true to their roots. The IS350 wants…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

It was January of 1996, and consumers who had longed for an SUV that didn’t take up two parking spaces finally were granted their wish. Toyota unveiled the first compact crossover SUV. They made sure to play off the intended use of the vehicle by naming it the “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-Wheel-Drive.” When you crunch…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

When you think of a car being designed today, you probably imagine someone hunched over a computer screen in an office, high up in a gleaming building in some large city. Which is why there’s something charming about the fact that the original Land Rover was designed on a farm. It was the late 1940s,…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SL

The Pathfinder has been around in one form or another since the mid-1980s, originally a two-door vehicle that resembled a truck more than an SUV. Since then it’s found its way through a few generations (the last one about 7 years ago) until arriving at today’s mid-size SUV workhorse. And these days the Pathfinder is…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Cadillac XT4

It took a while for Cadillac to realize the compact luxury SUV market was big enough for them to participate, but now they’ve arrived to the party. The XT4, which is marketed as a luxurious and sporty player, comes up just a smidge short on both fronts. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a solid…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Mercedes GLC 350e

I had to sit and ponder my feelings about this luxury SUV. I’d just spent a week driving it and inspecting it, but mostly trying to figure it out. Here’s what I came away with. The 2019 Mercedes GLC 350e is that person from high school that you think you should be in love with.…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt edition in one sentence: After about 20 minutes in the car, my wife said to me, “Riding in the passenger seat of this car is a bummer.” I think you get what she’s saying, right? This car is all about the driver. If you’re…Continue Reading