Ever notice how hybrid and electric cars, share a similar shape no matter what brand they are? Of course there are exceptions like the Tesla Model S that make efficiency look sexy, but on the whole these cars look like an egg cut longways and dropped onto skinny tires.
The Toyota CH-R didn’t begin life as a Toyota at all. It started as a design project by Scion way back in 2014. Since then Scion has died, but the little C-HR lives on under the Toyota marque.
In a previous article, I said the 2017 Civic Si could be the best Civic yet. That was before I drove the 2018 Type R. This car is hysterically fun to drive without sacrificing practicality.
We’re living in a weird transitional purgatory between yesterday’s traditional vehicles and driverless cars. Cars are designed to insulate occupants from road and wind noise. A quiet smooth ride is a sweet thing. The bone I have to pick is with being insulated from the experience of driving by invasive technology. Either give me a car that can drive me to the store, or let me get on with it without interfering.
What is white on the outside, red on the inside, and almost inconceivably large? If you guessed Moby Dick, you guessed wrong . It’s the 2017 Lexus LX 570!
Before driving it, I had preconceptions of what a Camry was. Terms like dependable, practical, and reliable come to mind. Those are all good things, but exciting and fun? Not really. I was expecting plain vanilla ice cream. But what I got was bananas flambe.
With every new review I try and follow the sage advice a veteran motor journalist once offered me. That is, discover what a vehicle is trying to tell me and share that with audience. After deliberation, I believe the Lexus NX300 is telling us that it wants to get home in time for the Murder She Wrote marathon.
Love them or loathe them, crossovers sell. They’re the right size for a lot of folks, they’re relatively capable and efficient.It’s a winning recipe, which is why practically all manufacturers have at least one offering in the segment. With all those options how is one to ever determine the best of them?
This year Lexus didn’t change up the recipe too much for their IS series. They added large fighter jet style scoops on either side of the grille and a 10.25 inch screen in the dash. But the real appeal is a clever 241 horsepower 2.0L turbo-charged four cylinder.
The latest iteration Honda’s venerable Civic might be the best yet. To the chagrin of fanboys everywhere, this Si marks a departure from the much-loved VTEC valve train. Honda opted instead to turbo-charge the four banger in their hot Civic. How does the new Si stack up?