Jim Prueter

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum



Plenty to offer, but falls
behind leaders in its class


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 25, 2023) In the automotive world of suburban America, the mid-sized Toyota Highlander is omnipresent, a vehicle that seems to appeal to countless American households. And why not? It’s practical, family-friendly, easy to drive with styling that doesn’t offend, comes in a wide variety of configurations with a generous number of standard features and driver-assistance niceties. 

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae



A legendary sendoff —
Fare thee well Aventador


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 22, 2023) For a company with a penchant for naming its cars after legendary fighting bulls, the Lamborghini Aventador is being put out to pasture and fated to die like well more than 99 percent of fighting bulls in the ring. The final model “Ultimae” means “last” translated from Latin. 

2023 Lexus ES 300h F Sport — Luxurious, eco-friendly sedan



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 12, 2023) The 2023 Lexus ES is a front-wheel drive mid-size luxury sedan that competes against the likes BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class — tough competition to be sure. Unlike those mentioned, the ES 350 h hybrid F Sport is biased towards economy rather than performance which only designates adaptive damping suspension improvements rather than under-the-hood performance tuning.

2023 Dodge Charger Widebody — Say farewell to the iconic Charger



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 10, 2023) When Dodge first launched the Charger back in 1966 it was a fastback version of the midsize Coronet as a four-seat two-door receiving a tepid reception with sales not what Dodge expected. The second-generation Charger with more aggressive styling with its recessed grille and flying buttress roofline and recessed rear window captured the buying public’s attention with sales nearly 100,000 units. It also greeted the arrival of the now famous Charger Daytona with its massive rear wing and aerodynamic front nose cone and qualifying NASCAR credentials. 

2023 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Nightshade



In a world of pickups and
SUVs, Camry remains the
top-selling family sedan


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 1, 2023) Last year, the Toyota Camry became available in the Nightshade Edition offered with the hybrid powertrain. Nightshade is a trim only package that includes a black front sport mesh grille borrowed from the Camry TRD trim level. There’s also Bi-LED headlamps with black surround along with the same feature on the LED taillamps along with black trimmed exterior pieces like badges, mirror caps and a slim rear deck spoiler to complete the black theme. 

The already superb Kia Telluride only gets better for 2023



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 28, 2022) It’s the hottest 8-seat, 3-row SUV on the market with such a selling success that Kia literally can’t build enough of them to meet consumer demand. So much so that Kia is upping production at its West Point, Ga., manufacturing plant by 25 percent to around 120,000 a year.  It’s  the 4th bestselling 3-row SUV in America. In fact, it’s the one I recommend the most for anyone looking for a family friendly 3-row vehicle. 

2023 Nissan Versa SR — Best subcompact car for the money



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmeria.com

(December 26, 2022) The 2023 Nissan Versa is the brands smallest and least expensive vehicle with a starting price of $15,730. The Versa was completely redesigned for 2020 and is only offered as a 5-seat, four-door sedan. The hatchback Versa called the Note is discontinued and basically replaced by the Nissan Kicks.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover SV — Bespoke luxury, peerless refinement



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 25, 2022) Facing an ever-increasing fierce competition among other ultra-luxe SUV competitors, a new fifth-generation Range Rover has been entirely designed taking luxury, design, poshness and performance to even loftier new heights. 

2023 Toyota 4Runner gets 40th Anniversary Special Edition



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 17, 2022) We’ve been saying it for years — the 4Runner is well past its freshness date and more than due for a complete redo. Still, over the years I’ve grown to soften my critique of the “ancient” 4Runner, that continues to set sales records, and in a quirky way I've learned to love it for what it is — simple, rugged, dependable and still highly sought after whether new or used.

Want a seven-seat electric vehicle? Say hello to 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 12, 2022) One of the main sticking points and objections consumers have when considering the move to an all-electric vehicle has been among others the cost of the vehicle. For Mercedes-Benz’s electrification product offerings in the U.S., it’s been a six-figure decision with EQS Sedans and EQS SUV starting north of six-figures until now. However, with the introduction of the EQB SUV, pricing starts a little more than half that amount at $54,500 (plus $1050 destination and delivery). That’s also before a $7,500 U.S. federal tax incentive for electric vehicles.