Jim Prueter

Volvo V90 Cross Country — A wagon to trade your SUV for

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(June 25, 2017) The all-new 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country is one of the best luxury wagons in the world. But is it good enough to persuade SUV-crazed new car shoppers to forego their high-end utes and opt for the Swedish built Volvo Wagon?

2018 Toyota Camry looks hot — drives even better

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(June 22, 2017) To say that the midsized Toyota Camry sedan is a massively popular car would be a gross understatement. After all, it’s been America’s best-selling passenger vehicle for 18 of the past 20 years, and 18 million have been sold around the world since it was first introduced in 1982.

2017 BMW 5 Series — Big on technology, big on price

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 5, 2017) PHOENIX — For BMW enthusiasts, there’s no car more epochal than the 5 Series. It was first introduced by the German automaker in 1972 and is now in its seventh generation.  Called the G30 in BMW parlance (the original 1972 model was known as the E12), the mid-sized sports sedan has grown and is slightly longer, wider and taller than the previous F10 generation (2010-2016), yet sheds 137 pounds thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel.

2017 Toyota Tundra: A nice truck that’s showing its age

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 28, 2017) Tundra is Toyota’s full-sized pickup truck. It’s been largely unchanged since the 2007 model year when it was completely redesigned for its second-generation. It last received a freshening in 2014, and is unchanged for 2017. Competitors like the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, Nissan Titan, and Chevy Silverado have all introduced newer and refined product offerings, leaving the Tundra feeling dated and competitively at the rear of the pack.

Mercedes AMG GLS63 —The 577 horsepower family hauler

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 23, 2017) PHOENIX — In case you haven’t been paying attention, the definition of upper social class, prestige, luxury motoring is now the SUV, having supplanted large luxury sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche as the choice vehicle for the global one percent. That certainly includes the seven-passenger 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63 tested here.

Look what a few million will buy — World's10 most expensive cars

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 17, 2017) Owning one of these masterpieces isn’t about transportation or need, it’s about flamboyance, bravado and pageantry. You might never see one of these supercars, let alone drive one, but if your last name is Gates, Bezos, or Zuckerberg, these wheels were meant for you.

New Nissan Rogue Sport a “must” on your shopping list

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 9, 2017) The Nissan Rogue is the hottest-selling vehicle in the hottest-selling segment, one replete with excellent competitors — Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. Other than the “big 3” pickup trucks, Rogue is the biggest-selling vehicle in the U.S. for two of the first four months of 2017.

2017 Lexus RC 200t— RC gets a turbocharged four

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 8, 2017) It’s been a long time since we last slipped behind the wheel of the Lexus RC. Two and a half years ago, to be exact, when I drove it at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, during its debut in November 2014. At the time, I drove the 467-horsepower V-8 RC F and the more benign 306 horsepower V-6 RC

2017 Mazda3 — Mazda’s excellent compact hatchback

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 5, 2017) For 2017, the Mazda3 gets an update and a mild facelift. It has been repackaged with more refinement, additional content and a stronger value proposition against its competitors, especially the newly redesigned Honda Civic, which has been winning acclaim and awards. We tested the five-door hatchback but Mazda3 is also available as a four-door sedan.

Refreshed Chevy Trax is better, but still disappoints

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 3, 2017) It’s been just two years since Chevrolet introduced its diminutive four-door, five-passenger crossover to the booming utility vehicle segment. GM has sent the Trax back for a refreshing to its front and rear looks, interior, and has made a few other minor changes in response to increased competition in the segment. The refresh also addressed some of Trax’s initial flaws.