Amy M. Plemons
Amy M. Plemons
Automotive Writer and TV Producer

Car Reviews

Amy M. Plemons for Car Pro

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Conquers Road Ahead And Looks Good Doing It

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.

All-New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Steps Up Its Style, Tech and Cabin Game

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.

The 2018 Lexus RC 300 F Sport Excels With Good Looks, Excellent Ride

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.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Has A Neat Trick Up Its Sleeve

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.

The Secrets To The 2018 BMW X1's Success

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.

The 2019 Buick Envision Delivers Roomy, Comfy Ride And Cool Tech

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.

First-Ever 2018 Hyundai Kona Makes Solid Entrance to Subcompact SUV Party

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.

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium Test Drive and Review

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.

2018 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Test Drive and Review

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.