Jim Prueter

2019 Lexus LX 570 — Old world luxury

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 22, 2019) The gargantuan LX 570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV, having been sold for more than two decades. The complete underpinnings of the LX 570 are essentially Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser, extensively upgraded with sumptuous and gorgeous appointments both inside and out.

The beloved Lexus RX is still great — in fact, better, but skip the hybrid

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 10, 2019) It’s been quite some time since I last slipped behind the wheel of Lexus’ industry-first midsize luxury SUV. Recently, I was again reminded how enjoyable it is to not just spend a day in, but for an entire week of driving.

New Nissan LEAF PLUS joins 200-plus mile range EVs

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 8, 2019) Nissan first debuted its all-electric LEAF in 2010. It quickly became the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, with more that 400,000 sold since that time. However, given the recent success of the more advanced Tesla Model 3, that distinction may not hold up for much longer.

Alfa’s super sedan — Stunning, powerful, mercilessly addicting

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 23, 2019) The very first things that strike you about the Italian-bred Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan are its stunning good looks, the way it sits on the ground, and its overall stage presence. The four-door Giulia comes in six flavors – five powered by the 280-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio tested here, powered by the monstrous 505-horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 191 mph.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Coupe — Glitz, glimmer, bling

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 16, 2019) For 2019, Mercedes has launched its third-generation CLS 450, which originally debuted in 2004. Often confused as a stable mate in the C-Class category, slotting below the S- and E-class, the CLS actually occupies a class of its own between the S- and E-class sedans. The new CLS actually rides on the E-Class platform but uses the S-Class’ engines and electronics.

All-new Ram jumps to the head of the Heavy Duty truck class

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 3, 2019) Last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ram 1500 earned top honors as North American Truck of the Year, as chosen by automotive media jurors from across the U.S. and Canada. Fresh off of that win, Ram introduces its all-new 2019 line of 2500, 3500 and Power Wagon Heavy duty trucks.

2019 Lexus RC F — F is like M, V, RS and AMG

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 19, 2019) First introduced back in 2015 the Lexus RC F was developed to compete against the best high-performance coupes out there — Audi RS, BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG and Cadillac V — that deliver rocket-sled acceleration, tenacious handling and inexorable braking. These coupes come wrapped in specialty sport-designed, aerodynamic, athletic bodies, with indulgent interiors and some of the best heavily bolstered chairs you’ll ever sit in.

GMC Sierra Denali — No need for a German sedan to drive luxuriously

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 18, 2019) Pickup trucks are better than ever and the hottest selling vehicle segment on the market thanks to America’s growing love affair, an insatiable appetite for them and a strong economy. It also helps that most automakers have dramatically upped their game with new entrants like the return of the Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline mid-sized trucks. Still others like Ram, Chevrolet and GMC are all new for 2019.

You pick: Iconic Toyota Land Cruiser or luxurious Lexus LX

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 14, 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.

Perfect for everyday duty and getaways on the Apache Trail

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 11, 2019) When winter does arrive in Arizona, it’s never the news making polar vortex that sweeps into the Midwest, characterized by high winds and chill factor temperatures customarily 50° below zero with blowing snow. Rather, it comes with gray skies a bit of drizzle, and a 40° cold (for Arizona), wind that rattles through the mesquite trees and ocotillo cactus that chased away my plans to drive the 2019 Toyota Highlander up Arizona’s Apache Trail for the day.