Jim Prueter

2022 Genesis GV70 — All-new SUV puts German rivals on notice



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 17, 2021) For 2022 the Genesis GV70 compact crossover SUV is the latest all-new model and arguably one of the most important product offerings from perhaps the most interesting and fascinating brand in the automotive industry today. Genesis boldly and unabashedly bursts on the scene to compete with varsity brand crossovers like the Audi SQ5, BMW X3 M40i and Porsche Macan S.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 — VW’s new battery-powered SUV (hits & misses)



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 13, 2021) With the introduction this spring of Volkswagen’s first battery-electric crossover, the ID.4 is the beginning of an entire new powertrain offering of vehicles for the brand in North America. The all-new from the ground up ID.4 we tested here is the  1st Edition which as the name implies, is a short run first of several trim levels, and variations yet to come and carries a base price of $45,190 including destination charges.

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 — GMC wants to take you off-road in style



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 6, 2021) The GMC Yukon is the middle child of General Motors full-sized sport-utility vehicles. A premium alternative to its Chevrolet Tahoe sibling but not quite a Cadillac Escalade either. All three share the mechanical underpinnings of GM’s pickup trucks and have been thoroughly redone for 2021 with its fifth generation offering.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport — Ford’s compelling new rugged-ready crossover



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 2, 2021) Bronco’s history is a long one, dating to 1966 when it started as a small, compact, yet rugged off-roader. It eventually grew to a full-size behemoth in the ’80s and ’90s. With a minimal, utilitarian application, those early Broncos have a tremendous appeal today, to both older buyers with fond memories and younger buyers who appreciate the coolness factor.

2022 M850i Gran Coupe — BMW’s high-performance, stunning Gran Tourer



By Jim Prueter
MotowayAmerica.com

(August 29, 2021) After a 22-year hiatus BMW revived the 8-Series as its new flagship model, sitting high atop BMW’s lineup in terms of design, luxury and status. The Gran Coupe reviewed here is a four-door sedan version of the two-door 8-Series, which is available as a coupe or convertible.

2021 Ridgeline HPD — Honda Performance doesn’t develop any performance



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 26, 2021) For 2021, the second-generation Ridgeline now in its fourth year is taking a page out of Toyota’s playbook by introducing the Ridgeline HPD package. HPD stands for Honda Performance Development and is to Honda what the TRD brand (Toyota Racing Development) is to Toyota. The HPD package for $2,800 is available on all Ridgeline trim levels include wide flat black plastic fender flares, a unique black plastic grille, specific bronze-colored wheels that look like they were lifted from a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am and vinyl HPD graphics affixed to the rear fenders.

2021 VW Jetta R-Line — Solid choice for budget-minded car shoppers



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 21, 2021) The latest generation of the Volkswagen Jetta is the seventh-generation that was all-new when it was introduced for 2019. It wasn’t just a refresh of the then-current Jetta, rather it was a complete redesign, no longer built on the Golf platform. Rather, it is now built on the MQB platform that serves duty for almost all VW models, including SUVs and crossovers.

2021 Lexus LS 500 — Flagship luxury the Lexus way



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 19, 2021) Last year we drove and tested the 2020 hybrid model of the Lexus flagship LS sedan and noted few changes since it was redesigned for the 2018 model year. That redesign was flush with the style, substance and presence expected for a top-tier luxury sedan, with evidence that the Japanese automaker went to great lengths with state-of-the-art advanced technology throughout the vehicle.

Ford F-250 Super Duty Tremor makes heavy loads, tough jobs easy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 8, 2021) After Ram and GM introduced all-new heavy-duty pickups, Ford followed last year with a refreshed Super Duty lineup adding the most powerful engines and highest tow ratings its ever offered. As with most things when it comes to a pickup truck the F-250 continues to offer an infinite array of configurations and options for every need when it comes to brawny work needing towing muscle and massive payloads. Ford says 90 percent of Super Duty buyers tow, so this stuff matters — a lot.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy a near-luxury winner



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 27, 2021) For 2021 the popular Hyundai Santa Fe that fits above the smaller Tucson and below the larger, three-row Palisade SUV receives an update that’s less than a full-on redesign but more than your average refreshing that includes a new look, new technology, the first-ever Santa Fe hybrid and a new range-topping Calligraphy trim level tested here.