Jim Prueter

2020 Infiniti QX50 — Runway good looks, but not a standout

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 20,2020) Infiniti is Nissan’s upscale brand of performance and luxury vehicles whose product offerings include one sedan, one coupe, two crossovers and one large SUV. The QX50 tested here is Infiniti’s second smallest utility vehicle and was known as the EX35 until a name change for the 2016 model year. Last year, Infiniti completely redesigned the QX50, which shares nothing with the outgoing model and is expected to be its best-selling selling model.

Nissan Titan King Cab — Full-size pickup gets a refresh for 2020

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 7, 2020) Nissan launched its current generation Titan pickup truck in 2017. Until then, it had remained relatively unchanged since its initial launch back in 2004. The 2017 Titan was a major leap forward and huge improvement over the previous Titan.

All-new GLB joins Mercedes' expanded offerings of utility vehicles

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 23, 2019) Mercedes has just added yet another significant SUV to its product lineup. The all-new GLB slots between the smaller urban-stylish GLA and the larger rounded and best-selling GLC.


GLB is offered in two-row five-passenger and three-row seven-passenger configurations ($850 upcharge) with standard front-wheel drive or optional 4Matic all-wheel drive, and is surprisingly affordable ($36,600 FWD and $38,600 AWD).

Shopping for a 2020 Toyota Camry? Buy the TRD

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 21, 2019) For Toyota to have the audacity and downright adventurousness to actually slap the TRD (Toyota Racing Development — the brand’s in-house tuner division) on a Camry, let alone an Avalon, is clearly considered getting out on the skinny branches.

2020 Toyota Tundra — Capable, reliable, but showing its age

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 18, 2019) My test truck this week was the 2020 Toyota Tundra four-wheel drive TRD Pro CrewMax, finished in a new exterior color called Army Green. It came trimmed with black leather interior with red contrast stitching.

Stylish 2020 Lexus NX 300h — Easy to like, hard to love

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 27, 2019) When it introduced the mid-sized RX 16 years ago, Lexus created a new class of vehicle: the luxury crossover. Back in 1998, Lexus originally had modest sales expectations for the RX, which was built on a Toyota Camry platform, but the vehicle quickly became the brand’s top seller.

You pick: Iconic Toyota Land Cruiser or luxurious Lexus LX

Editor’s Note: This review was written earlier this year for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. Little has changed for 2020 but this review has been updated to reflect those changes.

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2019) The iconic Land Cruiser SUV is not only Toyota’s most expensive vehicle — starting at just over $86,000 — it’s also their longest running model, dating back to 1954. The current generation driven here has been in production since 2007, with only minor changes during that time.

Toyota brings back the Supra and it’s a love affair

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2019) After a two-decade hiatus, the Toyota Supra makes a thrilling return as a fifth-generation two-seat coupe. Supras were originally sold in the U.S. from 1979 until 1998. The newest Toyota Supra was built as a collaboration between Toyota and BMW’s Z4 roadster, sharing the same platform and engine. It’s a 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder.

Jeep’s new EcoDiesel: Making molehills out of mountains

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 22, 2019) Everyone knows that the Jeep brand is the crown jewel of the entire FCA palette of product offerings. Especially in the past few years, Jeep sales have been nothing short of spectacular, with year after year of record setting numbers.

Lexus LC 500 Coupe — Sensuous good looks, grand touring performance

Editor's Note: This review was written earlier this year for the 2019 LC. Little has changed for 2020 and this review has been updated to reflect those changes

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 13, 2019) First introduced for the 2018 model year, the LC 500 sports coupe is now in its third year of production for Lexus. In some ways it was a new line of business for Lexus if one would discount the now defunct, high-performance 553-horsepower V-10 powered Lexus LFA coupe that debuted back in 2012.