Slow and Steady Wins...What, Exactly? The 2016 Lexus CT 200h F-SPORT

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Lexus CT 200h
The 2016 Lexus CT 200h F-SPORT.
What we have here is a contradictiton in terms.

F-SPORT is Lexus' performance brand.  The CT 200h is a stylish hybrid hatchback for Lexus buyers who can't bring themselves to save money on a loaded Toyota Prius.


Time Waits For No SUV: The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC

Side view of 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC
The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC.
About two years ago, I wrote an overwhelmingly positive review of the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. I meant it, and wouldn't change a word of how I described the Mitsu (apart from how they've fixed the delayed-reaction touchscreen that plagued us in the '14 car).

But this will be a different review.

Still Wondering: The 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Crew Max
The 2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax.
If you are looking at the headline of this review and wondering what I am still wondering about, it's simple:

Why is the Toyota Tundra not one of the top three best-selling pickup trucks in America?


Smart Money: The 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Lexus ES 300h
The 2016 Lexus ES 300h.
The cost or cost saving of owning a hybrid is a difficult thing about which to make a blanket statement. Some cost so much more than the non-hybrid equivalent and improve fuel economy by such a small percentage that it will take 11 years or more to pay for itself in gasoline saved.

Then, there's the Lexus ES 300h, which makes the math extremely compelling.


2016: A Cheaper Odyssey (The 2016 Honda Odyssey SE)

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Honda Odyssey
The 2016 Honda Odyssey.
Minivans have become expensive.  At least in fully tricked-out form.  The last time we drove a Honda Odyssey, it was the 2014 Touring Elite model.  Base price $44,450.  With destination and handling charges, a shade over $45,000.  A 2016 Touring Elite stickers at $44,750.

But what if you could get an Odyssey with some of the more popular options for about eleven grand less?


2016 Scion iA: The Mazda 2 We Never Got

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Scion iA
The 2016 Scion iA.
When the first wave of very small cars hit American shores five years ago, The Mazda 2 was among them.  In 2011, our Publisher and Executive Editor lavished high praise on the low-priced, low-content, high-fun factor car.

The 2 did not break any sales records, however, so Mazda has withdrawn it from its North American product lineup.  Yet it lives...and in a version not before seen here.

Drawback Removed: The 2016 Honda Accord EX-L with Apple Car Play

Front 3/4 view of 2016 Honda Accord
2016 Honda Accord.
A year ago this week, I wrote about the 2015 Honda Accord EX-L, saying it was a continuation of the Accord's greatness, with one drawback...the antiquated audio and nav system. For 2016, it's been addressed.