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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

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

There are surprises, and there are pleasant surprises. The 2019 Jetta falls into the latter category. It had been a few years since I got a peek at this particular VW model, and I could tell right away that the recent redesign has really helped an already-popular car. The Jetta is approaching its 40th birthday…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 BMW 330i xDrive

Over the last quarter-century the 3-series has not only been the biggest seller of all the BMW models, it’s also found itself on Car and Driver’s 10 Best list more than 20 times. By all definitions, that qualifies as a smash hit. It also puts a car reviewer, such as me, into a funny position:…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate AWD

Shortly after I met Gretchen, who’s now my wife, she bought a Hyundai Santa Fe. That meant I got to drive it fairly often. (The truth is, Gretchen hates driving and will always default to being the passenger, even when we take her car.) That’s when my love affair with this SUV began, and nothing…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

If you want to check on the health of a particular car model, quickly scan the sales numbers. It’s not unusual for a model to fluctuate based on several factors, including how recently it’s been updated. But when you check the numbers on the Mazda CX-5 you see something very telling. Those sales figures have…Continue Reading

Review: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

When it was first introduced in 2001, this crossover SUV was known as the Airtrek. The name was intended to produce a feeling of “footloose, adventure-filled motoring pleasure.” By 2006 a new name was introduced, the Outlander. This time we were told to expect a “feeling of journeying to distant, unexplored lands in search of…Continue Reading