The 2020 Infiniti Q50 looks brilliant. So why do auto-industry doomsayers insist it belongs to a dying breed of sport sedans? Well, while BMW and Mercedes may still pepper your commercial breaks with enticing deals on the 3 Series and C-Class, you’re even more likely to see those brands selling their crossovers. After all, there’s plenty more money to be had building SUVs (even if there’s plenty more fun available behind the wheel of a sedan).[Read more…] about With the 2020 Infiniti Q50, Style Comes Standard
The Jaguar F-PACE SVR: A Modern-Day Supercar
Let’s be perfectly clear: The 380-horsepower Jaguar F-PACE S has always been a fast SUV. Its supercharged V6 roars to life and will make the uninitiated’s hair stand on end. On this point, there is little argument.[Read more…] about The Jaguar F-PACE SVR: A Modern-Day Supercar
Accord vs. Camry: The Epic Rivalry Returns
The 2018 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are now available on dealer lots, bringing the decades-old rivalry into modern times.
Both cars have a long list of pros: They have strong reputations for reliability and quality, and both sport new designs that should have no problem turning heads.
While both cars come from Japanese automakers, they are built right here in the United States. Both have long and storied histories here, and both are virtually guaranteed to provide years of trouble-free driving while depreciating more slowly than other sedans.
Honda and Toyota face the same challenges too: They are trying hard to keep their sedans relevant in the age of the high-riding crossover.
But which car is better? That, of course, depends on who you are and what model year you buy. Continue reading >>>
Pickup Trucks Are The New Luxury Vehicle
Luxury trucks are gaining popularity, and fast. And now that the world of pickup trucks includes options that can cost nearly six figures, automakers are lining up to deliver even more luxurious examples. Continue reading >>>
Will the Toyota Avalon Make Big Sedans Cool Again?
If you’ve never driven a Toyota Avalon, I’d highly recommend you do so next time you’re in the market for a sedan.
The Avalon isn’t especially fast and it won’t carve the corners like sport sedans do. The Avalon, though, is a comfortable cruiser that feels more planted and solid than a Camry while offering more of an understated style compared to a Lexus. I’ve driven a few and always fall a little bit more in love every time.
Sedans like the Avalon are falling out of favor with American consumers as they turn en masse toward higher-riding crossovers and SUVs. That’s a shame, because the Avalon is a worthy vehicle in an almost forgotten segment.
Buyers will have another chance to rediscover the Avalon because it’s coming back, all new, for 2019.