2.20.2020

Sweet Spot: The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition
The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition.
There is a road in Japan called the Hakone Turnpike, a marvelous winding road with magnificent 360-degree views in some places and surrounded in the greens of nature.  A road just made for a car like the 2020 Toyota 86.

2.18.2020

Good Thing, Small Package: The 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i

Front 3/4 view of 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i
The 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i.
Just two months after reviewing the biggest BMW SUV, the X7, it's time to examine the smallest---the X1.  Right off the bat, there's a lot to recommend. 

First of all, it is one of the least-expensive ways to become a BMW owner.  The starting price for our tester, the 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i, is $37,200---which is only $765 more than the base price of the 2020 Ford Escape Titanium AWD we reviewed earlier this month.

2.14.2020

It's Got Smaht Pahk: The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Front 3/4 view of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited is all new, with swoopy styling, great feature content, remarkable performance and fuel economy from a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, and an extremely competitive price.

But probably, at least for a while, all anyone is going to ask is "Does it have smaht pahk?"

2.13.2020

Exploring The Other Use For A Hybrid: The 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid
The 2020 Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid.
I think most people, when they hear the word "hybrid", have expectations of improved fuel economy, and possibly sluggish performance.  But not all manufacturers take that tack.  Some calibrate that additional electric motor combined with the gasoline engine to boost performance rather than cut consumption.  And that's the story of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid.