Jim Prueter

2021 Lamborghini Urus SUV — Irresistibly posh – incredibly fast



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(November 17, 2020) Riding the wave of an SUV explosion, Lamborghini — the maker of some of the world’s most extravagant supercars — brings the Urus, a large five-door family car with legitimate off-road capability to go along with credentials as one of the world’s fastest SUVs.

2021 Cadillac CT4 — All-new CT4 is good but missing the 'wow factor'



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 10, 2020) With Cadillac launching its all-new CT4 sedans to replace the ATS and CTS, it’s once again overhauling the brand’s commitment to competing in the luxury sport sedan segment along with a stated goal of attracting the “new generation” (Cadillac speak for youthful) of Cadillac customers. This is of course on the heels of the company’s recent move back to Detroit from its New York City headquarters, and the reveal of its new Celestiq and Lyriq all-electric vehicles expected to arrive by 2022. Further, there’s the announcement of the all-out high-performance Blackwing sports sedans, set to replace the CTS-V moniker.

2021 Honda Odyssey Elite — Best-selling minivan gets refreshed for 2021

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 6, 2020) Ahhhhh…. the minivan — the often-maligned symbol of suburban domesticity still remains a familiar presence in family life across America, despite flying the banner of automotive shame. Reigning atop the minivan hierarchy is the Honda Odyssey, so nearly a perfect choice for families that it’s been America’s best-selling minivan for 10 years running, with more than 1.1 million sold.

2022 Maserati MC20 — The pure quintessence of an Italian supercar

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 24, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Over the years there’s been a ridiculous number of car songs — from dusty old favorites like Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally” (“I bought you a brand-new Mustang ‘bout 1965”) to “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys (“And she’ll have fun, fun, fun, til her daddy takes the T-Bird away”). Then there are songs about GTOs, Hot Rod Lincolns, and Cadillacs.

2021 Mercedes AMG GLE63S — A Heavenly SUV? It might be this one

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 22, 2020) Chances are, nothing in the 659-page operator’s manual — properly cached in a leather-bound and stitched folder located in the glove box — will even begin to prepare you for the first time you slip behind the wheel of the 2021 AMG GLE63S, with its 603 asphalt ripping horsepower launched by 627 lb.-ft of toque. The experience? Well, think of the G force of a rocket that’s launching toward Mars.

2021 Hyundai Venue SEL — Practical and surprisingly roomy

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 8, 2020) We first drove the Hyundai Venue when it was all new for 2020, and was introduced to the media in Miami. We came away from that first introduction more than impressed with Hyundai’s smallest and least-expensive SUV that slots below the excellent subcompact Kona.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid — The un-Prius for those who don’t want a Prius

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 5, 2020) Over the years, more than 46 million Toyota Corollas have been sold to satisfied buyers, making it the best-selling nameplate in the world. It has proven reputation for value, reliability, efficiency, resale value and affordability. Add the fact that there’s no shortage of excellent competitor vehicles in its class — including the venerable Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3 and others — and Corolla more than holds its own as a favorite choice among new and used car buyers.

2020 Acura TLX PMC — Lots of flash…..short on dash

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 30, 2020) Automotive oddities are actually not that rare. Through the years, we’ve tested numerous odd ball or special edition vehicles that actually aren’t all that special. A few that come to mind are the Nissan Murano Crosscabriolet, Chevrolet SSR, Scion/Toyota iQ, and Cadillac XLR, among others. Vehicles like this come and go all the time, and on paper, most of these seemed like a good idea at the time.

2021 VW Atlas SEL — A formidable family friendly 3-row SUV

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 28, 2020) The Atlas, Volkswagen’s first large, three-row seven-passenger SUV was first introduced for the 2018 model year. It’s big — very big — and was designed for the needs of the modern American market, competing with popular SUVs like Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Kia Telluride, and Hyundai Palisade, among others in the mid-sized SUV class of vehicles.

2021 Volvo XC90 T8-E Inscription — Delivering luxury, class, efficiency

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 23, 2020) For years, I’ve made long weekend pilgrimages to visit family, explore National Parks, and go on golf junkets, mostly because I love to drive and partly because it’s cheap. Recently, it seemed a certain virus might annul my trip to southern Utah, but restrictions eased just in time for our Bryce Canyon-Zion hiking excursion. We were in luck.