Category Archives: Dom Testa

Review: 2019 Lexus UX 250h AWD

The crossover/SUV market is getting more crowded with choices every month, it seems. You have access to plenty that will dominate the space in your garage and maybe even necessitate parking farther out in the grocery store lot in order to not be squeezed into a tiny space. Slowly but surely, car makers are realizing…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD

There are several choices for families who lust for a third-row SUV, a vehicle capable of carting around 7 or 8 people and their stuff. The Honda Pilot has battled in this segment for many years, and battled well. But there have been small, niggling issues that have kept it from rock star status in…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Mazda CX-9

Sometimes it comes down to this: Do you simply want to impress people with the name badge on the back of your vehicle, or do you treat it as mere transportation and the ride is most important? If you’re in Group A — and there’s nothing wrong with that — you’ll likely confine your crossover/SUV…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

For the past several years I’ve placed the Lexus RX 350 in my top three of all cars reviewed — and that’s a bunch of cars. The thing is, Lexus has the opportunity to almost make this the perfect family vehicle. Almost. To me there’s only one thing keeping it from a 9.9 (remember, there’s…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Where do you go from the top? It’s a question Toyota has had to ask itself even since the Corolla became not only the biggest selling car in the world, but then earning the title of “best-selling car of all time.” To their credit, the engineers at Toyota decided that messing with a good thing…Continue Reading

Don’t Renew Your Vows – Rewrite Them

On the morning show we talked about couples renewing their wedding vows, a practice often seen on 10th or 20th anniversaries. I gave it some thought during a commercial break and came to the conclusion that people might be looking at it the wrong way. Sure, you can renew your vows and pledge once again…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 GMC Acadia Denali

This is America, which means everything must get bigger and bigger. If ever the saying “size is everything” applies, it’s the SUV category for automobile manufacturers. If it was 185-inches long last year, then by gum we’re gonna make it 189-inches this year. Harummphh! But whoa, Nelly. The folks at GMC either didn’t get the…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Chevy Equinox Premier AWD

Before I even got behind the wheel of the Chevy Equinox – my first time to ever drive one – I was curious what others thought of it. Discrepancies immediately popped up. Many of the professional reviewers were giving it anywhere from 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5. But actual owners had it hovering…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Over the years I’ve seen cars and SUVs that offered several trim styles, but the Chevy Traverse really stretches those capabilities. Companies are sometimes accused of trying to be all things to all people, but with the Traverse it’s really more about plugging in the right pieces for your needs. And since that could run…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec

I love to learn how specific cars were named. Back in the good ol’ days we actually got to have badass names for our rides, like Mustang, Cougar, Thunderbird, Camaro, and, uh, Accord. Okay, so they weren’t all badass. But at least they were names. Today we’re drowning in letters and numbers. Who could ever…Continue Reading