Jim Prueter

2022 Infiniti QX80 — A luxury SUV with a drinking problem



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 26, 2022) At just over 17-feet long and more than 6 ½ feet wide, and taller than my 6-6” height and weighs just over three tons, the Infiniti QX80 is a behemoth to behold. It’s also handsome with seating for seven, carries a luxury-brand cachet, and the biggest SUV offering in the Infiniti product lineup.

2023 Aston Martin DBX — The new world-beating supercar of SUVs



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 23, 2022) PHOENIX — The days of the long, black luxury sedan is dead. The shape of prestige, social power and arrival is now the ultra-luxury, ultra-performance SUV. The bigger, the glitzier, the shinier the better. Rolls Royce now has an SUV, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and others in all their quilted-leather, hand-rubbed African Rosewood-paneled fabulosity.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4WD — Now the best Silverado ever



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 14, 2022) I grew up in mid-east Michigan on a farm about 125 miles straight north of Detroit. Most families like mine were farmers or blue collar with most employment dominated by large auto factories and foundries, almost exclusively General Motors, surrounded on the outskirts by fertile farmland that mainly grew wheat, navy beans, alfalfa and sugar beets. In that part of the state pickup trucks were a hard-working tool and as much an elemental part of the landscape as grain trucks, tractors and combines.

2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X — All-new pickup, same old charm



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 5, 2022) For 16 years the Nisan Frontier has remained largely unchanged and in automotive speak a rolling fossil where new Oldsmobiles were still in dealer showrooms.  For reference, there wasn’t even such a thing as the iPhone. Yet while it was well past its freshness date the popular mid-size pickup still sold in respectable numbers. That’s not surprising, the old Frontier still looks good, it did most things extremely well and not everyone gets overly excited with the latest high tech and digital stuff they’ll never figure out how to use or even want to know.

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line Prestige — Attractive, feature laden



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 3, 2022) The Sorento, that was all new last year has come a long way since it was first introduced some two decades ago as Kia’s first entry into the midsize SUV segment. The Sorento carries over for 2022 with minor changes to our tested X-Line Prestige that gains heated second-row captain’s chairs and a larger 10.25 touch screen now standard.

2022 BMW X4 xDrive30i — Stunning good looks, exciting to drive



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 30, 2022) Back in 2008 BMW gave birth to an odd-looking vehicle that was the seemingly the offspring of its parents the X5 SUV and the upscale 6-Series Coupe resulting in the X6 Sports Activity Coupe, or SUV or something like that. The X6 is still around even though its sales have never really amounted to much. Still, BMW doubled down on the concept and in 2014 launched a smaller baby version of the X6 called the X4 that was importantly less expensive.

2022 Lucid Air — A remarkable all-new electric vehicle

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 20, 2022) PHOENIX — A year ago, if I mentioned the name “Lucid Air” it may have you thinking of a '70s rock band rather than a luxurious all-new all-electric vehicle built in a sparkling new factory here in Arizona. Lucid Motors is a multi-billion-dollar startup with its sites set as a legitimate alternative to the only true electric vehicle success, Tesla.

2022 Toyota GR86 — A great sports car that just got a whole lot better



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 19, 2022) If the Toyota GR86 looks somewhat familiar to you it might be because it was formerly known as the Scion FR-S, or the Toyota 86 after Toyota officially discontinued the Scion brand in 2016. Beginning in August of 2017 the 2017 Scion FR-S became a Toyota branded vehicle along with the iA and iM sedans.

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport — Off-road-oriented SUV



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 17, 2022) One of the hottest automotive segments today is off-roading Pickup, SUVs and dedicated-rugged 4x4s eagerly ready to tackle the best of “hardcore rock-crawling” challenges. Vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, new Ford Bronco and Raptor pickup, Land Rover Defender and numerous others.

2022 Lexus ES350 Ultra Luxury — Delivering the Lexus promise



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 15, 2022) The ES is the midsize level luxury sedan from Lexus and has long been the top-selling sedan in the brand’s lineup. The ES first launched in the U.S. back in 1989 and has maintained its reputation of keeping stylish, luxurious, quiet, well built with an attractive starting price along with outstanding reliability and resale values.