Numbers Matching: The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV Limited

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV Limited
2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV Limited.
The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq HEV Limited and an abandoned gas station.  Some things just work visually.  If we were all driving Ioniqs, there'd probably be a lot more abandoned gas stations.  Because the Hyundai Ioniq HEV is EPA-estimated at 55 miles per gallon city, 54 highway.


Dressed To Impress: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC.
Mercedes has taken the alphabetical approach to naming its SUVs.  They all begin with GL. The smallest is GLA, next is GLB, then GLC. There is no GLD, so GLE comes next and the largest are the GLS and the G-Class.

We had 30 minutes with the GLA three years ago at Western Automotive Journalists' Media Days in Monterey, California and liked it a lot.  Still, the GLB is a major step forward from the entry-level Benz SUV.


Like An Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove: The 2020 Lexus RC-F

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Lexus RC-F
The 2020 Lexus RC-F.
If you haven't been paying close attention to Lexus in the past decade, it may surprise you to know that the brand has expanded from its original mission of immaculately made isolation chambers and now also offers immaculately made lust objects. 

Two of those, the Lexus LC 500h, and the identically bodied LC 500 (no "h" means it's powered by a 471-horsepower V8 instead of a hybrid), sit atop the TireKicker's Best Cars list at the top of this page.

The Lexus RC 350 is also a stunner, though milder, at 311 horsepower.  But the RC-F we're here to talk about today....that's a different kind of RC.


Suddenly It's 2021: The 2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo AWD

Front 3/4 view of the 2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo AWD
The 2021 Kia Seltos.
No, no....you haven't been in isolation that long.  But while you were, and while very few people were frequenting car dealerships, Kia has brought us the 2021 Seltos.


This Is Honda: The 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Honda CR-V Touring
The 2020 Honda CR-V Touring.
About the headline.  Yes, Honda makes several cars.  All of them very, very good cars.  But the CR-V is Honda in the sense that it is the best-selling vehicle Honda makes and it embodies pretty much every virtue that has made Honda what it is for the past 40-plus years.