Amy M. Plemons for Car Pro
Can a city girl used to hugging corners in a compact sports sedan enjoy driving a mid-sized truck? One with some trail-ready chops? That was the question I had for myself recently as I pushed the remote start key fob of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4X4 Crew Cab Short Bed.
If you're going to redo your best-selling model in the U.S., you'd better believe blood, sweat and tears went into it. And it shows when it comes to the all-new 2019 Jetta. The formerly aging four-door is no more, and in its place, a sportier, more stylish and tech-laden compact sedan that steps up in its class.
If you want to get noticed, drive a stylish Lexus coupe in an eye-catching bright yellow down the road. It'll get you looks every time, as I recently discovered during my stint behind the wheel of the 2018 Lexus RC 300.
Stylish and fun to drive haven't traditionally been the first words that come to mind when it comes to Toyota vehicles. Instead, they get stamped with the words reliable, good value and, less flattering, dull. However, Toyota execs, bless them, have had enough of all that boring talk.
It's not often the baby of the family gets the credit it deserves. But in this case, it should. Because the truth about the BMW X1 is that for being the runt of the BMW X lineup, it does a lot of things very well.
This week I bring you the refreshed 2019 Buick Envision, a midsize family SUV that's so understated on the outside you'd be forgiven for thinking it wasn't anything terribly exciting underneath its wrapper. But take a turn behind the wheel and you discover there's more to this SUV than meets the eye.
If you're going to arrive late to the subcompact SUV party, you'd better be something worth waiting for. Luckily for Hyundai, the new Kona is. And one look at the anything-but-minimalist front end proves it clearly came ready to make a big entrance. 2018 Hyundai Kona The 5-passenger Kona is Hyundai's brand new baby crossover -slash- hatchback.
Designed to give off a, shall we say, "youthful" vibe, I dialed back any preconceived notions I might have had only to make a surprising discovery. The C-HR succeeds in being a fun to drive compact crossover. However, there are some head-scratchers.
This week I'm behind the wheel of a successful sales story for Lexus: the NX 300. Currently, the brand's entry-level SUV. Here in the U.S, sales jumped 41.9% in January, a best-ever month. After a week behind the wheel of the 2018 NX F Sport I think I've figured out why: it's an entry-level luxury crossover that doesn't feel like an entry-level crossover.