Jim Prueter

2021 Mustang Mach-E — Skip Tesla: This all-new EV is the one to buy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 20, 2021) There’s been quite a buzz about the new Mustang Mach-E, ever since it debuted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fast forward through 12 months of presidential-election fever, a global pandemic, and we finally got a week of seat time behind the wheel of Ford’s first mass-market all-electric SUV, and it bears the legendary Mustang pony badge fore and aft.

2021 Kia Telluride — Perhaps the best, affordable mid-sized SUV you can buy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 17, 2021) Last year, Kia introduced its all-new Telluride three-row midsized SUV to rave reviews, multiple “best of” awards and consumers lining up with cash in hand to purchase. Motor Trend named Telluride its 2020 SUV of the Year. Perhaps even more prestigious, it took top honors as the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.

Hellcat Redeye Widebody — A new 'Demon possessed' SRT Charger for 2021



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 31, 2021) Last year, we tested the bargain-priced Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Plus, equipped with a 485-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 SRT 392 Hemi, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. That Charger was overshadowed by the attention-getting headlines of its more powerful big brother, the 707-horsepower Charger Hellcat.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Pinnacle — 'A modern living room on wheels'



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 28, 2021) Say what you will about the minivan and the stigma associated with owning and driving one, it’s undeniably the most versatile family-friendly vehicle you can buy. And, when it comes to flexibility, cargo and passenger capabilities along with ease of overall use, any three-row crossover — regardless of size — pales in comparison. And I haven’t even begun to laud plaudits regarding ease of mid- and third-row entry and exit seating.

All-new for 2022 – Acura MDX is bigger, better, more expensive



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 24, 2021) The Acura MDX is one of the first 2022 models to arrive in showrooms. And just about everything in this fourth-generation three-row crossover is brand new. Acura is Honda’s premium brand, and has been around since 1986. The popular MDX was first introduced for 2001, and Acura says the new model is in an entirely new class. Changes start with the exterior styling, and continue to the all-new ultra-rigid platform with an MDX-first double-wishbone front suspension, new technology, and more space for people and gear.

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 — Defender returns and it’s a sweetheart



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 21, 2021) With the large, expensive SUVs back en vogue, Land Rover decided that now would be a great time — after a 22-year hiatus — to bring the Land Rover Defender, one of the world’s most iconic nameplates, back to the U.S. market. It’s all-new, funky fresh, still boxy, and an off-road triumph of capability that more than lives up to its go-anywhere English heritage. And there was, indeed, a lot to live up to.

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel: Is it worth the cost?



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 17, 2021) Prior to introducing Gladiator, one of the most commonly asked questions by Jeep customers was, “Will you please offer a Jeep truck?” Followed closely by, “Will it be offered with a diesel engine?” The first question was answered with the Gladiator almost a year ago. It was Jeep’s first pickup truck in 28 years after the discontinuation of the Comanche, which was sold from 1986 to 1992.

2021 QX50 has appeal and likability, but a step or two behind competitors



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 4, 2021) The Infiniti QX50, a five-passenger compact crossover utility vehicle that was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, continues as a predominantly carryover vehicle for 2021 with a few enhancements, including additional standard content on various grade levels.

Mercedes-AMG GT R — The beast from Green Hell is worth the price



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 30, 2020) There’s much to say when writing about the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, not the least being that it’s one of the best track cars ever produced, possibly the very best.  Let’s start with the details: 577 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, a cranium-compressing 516 pound-feet of torque, AMG Speedshift  DCT 7-speed transmission, limited slip electronic differential, 16-inch compound carbon-ceramic disc brakes, rear-wheel steering, and extreme-performance sport tires.

2021 Cadillac XT5 a solid effort, but outclassed by luxury brand competitors



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 25, 2020) In recent years, luxury crossovers have gotten wildly popular, with the segment featuring excellent vehicles like the Mercedes GLE, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and others. As the luxury marquee for General Motors, Cadillac is aiming for a large slice of the pie with its two-row, five-passenger XT5 that slots above the subcompact XT4 and below the larger three-row XT6 and Escalade.