Jim Prueter

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport — Stylish new addition to VW lineup

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 8, 2020) The mid-sized Atlas Cross Sport is an all-new addition to the Volkswagen lineup for 2020, and a more stylish derivative of the boxier Atlas on which it’s based. For comparison, the Cross Sport is to the Atlas what the Honda Passport is to the Honda Pilot. Other competitors for the Cross Sport are the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Blazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Sorento, and Nissan Murano.

Mercedes GLC 300 — One of the best compact luxury SUVs gets updated

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 6, 2020) Mercedes’ luxury compact GLC is now the German automakers best-selling vehicle recently replacing the C-Class sedan as the brand’s best-selling vehicle. Since replacing the outgoing GLK compact SUV back in 2016, GLC has received only mild updates. Now, four years into its production run, the GLC gets a heavy mid-cycle refresh to keep it competitive as it battles the likes of popular SUVs like the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus NX, Porsche Macan and others. 

2020 Mazda CX-30 — A refined, capable and practical small SUV

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 4, 2020) Mazda’s all new CX-30 fills the gap between the subcompact and tiny CX-3 and its popular compact CX-5. The CX-30 is based on the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback but feels immensely larger thanks to the taller roof and its raised driving position. If you’ve read my other Mazda reviews, then you might recall that the Japanese automaker is on a mission to move the brand more upscale and closer to brands like Acura and Infiniti.

Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge — The sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 25, 2020) Unlike mainstream automakers with a plethora of new models released every year, a new Rolls-Royce doesn’t come along very often. Enter the Dawn, a gorgeous new four-seat convertible introduced a couple model years ago that is undeniably the most sensual, captivating and immersive luxury car experiences available.

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic — Near perfect execution

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 12, 2020) In 50 years of building the most luxurious and capable off-road vehicles, new Range Rover models have not come along that often. But recently, the British automaker introduced the avant-garde Velar, a midsized two-row beauty that slots between the smaller Evoque and larger Range Rover Sport.

Lexus LS 500h — Great looking, but quirky hybrid, fussy tech deal breaker

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 6, 2020) We last drove and reviewed Lexus’ flagship LS sedan when it was given a thorough redo for its fifth
-generation 2018 model year. Back then, it radiated style, substance and the presence of a dreadnought-class luxury sedan. It also went to great lengths offering every advanced high-tech feature known to man.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo — Electric Taycan is pure Porsche

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 24, 2020) Porsche’s first all-electric car, the 2020 Taycan (pronounced Tie-kahn meaning “lively young horse”) is a profoundly impressive sports sedan. It delivers every bit of refinement, driving engagement with the recognized high-performance sports car experience of other Porsche models that affluent driving enthusiasts have come to expect.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack — A bargain-priced widebody monster

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 18, 2020) Equipped with a massive 6.4-liter V-8 SRT 392 Hemi that delivers 485-horsepower, courtesy of an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Plus Widebody lives in the shadow of the attention-getting headlines of its more powerful big brother, the 707-horsepower Charger Hellcat.

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA — A much improved CLA for 2020

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 16, 2020) Mercedes first introduced the CLA for 2014 as the brand’s entry-level vehicle, with a starting price of $30,825. It was targeted at younger buyers, thinking they would rather drive the three-pointed star rather than a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord for a similar price. Get them into the Mercedes family and eventually they’ll upgrade to a C, E or S-Class down the road as their career meets with promotional success.

Toyota’s first ever TRD Avalon — Better looking, more fun

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 12, 2020) The Avalon, Toyota’s flagship full-sized sedan, was all-new for 2019. Now in its fifth generation, it was first introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model. Toyota made no secret that the Avalon was aimed those who were members of AARP, collected Social Security checks and had their health care handled by Medicare.