Jim Prueter

2017 Audi S3 — Audi’s mighty mite

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 13, 2016) The Audi A3 sedan arrived on the U.S. automotive scene a couple of years ago as the entry-level vehicle for the brand. Since then, Audi has launched Audi 3 versions in convertible, plug-in hybrid Sportback e-tron, and the high-performance S3 sedan tested here. Think of it as a smaller version of the popular Audi A4. 

Subaru Outback is simply a gem

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 10, 2016) I’ve always thought the Subaru Outback to be the Centaur of vehicles. It didn’t start out that way when it was first introduced back in 1995 and marketed as a Legacy Grand Wagon in Japan. That was long before the crossover utility vehicle craze came on the automotive scene.

Infiniti Q60S Red Sport —The head turning supercoupe

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 31, 2016) With just five percent of the automotive market share, two-door coupe models are considered objects of desire rather than a vehicle that fills a mainstream transportation need. People buy them because they want one not because they are necessarily a practical choice. And visually, the new Infiniti Q60 is not only an object of desire it’s also absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

Fresh new Nissan Rogue is outstanding

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(October 23, 2016) LAKE OCONEE, Ga. — Following three straight years of sales growth since the introduction of the completely redesigned second-generation Nissan Rogue for the 2014 model year, it has been given a mid-cycle refreshing for 2017 to stay competitive in the booming compact crossover market.

Redesigned Q7 loaded with high-tech, luxury and performance

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(September 23, 2016) The original Audi Q7 SUV has been around since 2007, when it was introduced to compete with Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. But sales never approached those of the Mercedes or BMW offerings.  For 2017 Audi has completely redesigned the Q7. In the process, it shed some 474 pounds, an unusually huge amount for any vehicle.

A new Armada — Your ship has come in

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 12, 2016) The Nissan Armada has been around for a long time, having first been introduced in late 2003 as a 2004 model known as the Pathfinder Armada. Later, the Pathfinder name was dropped and since then, it has simply been known as the Armada.

Setting a new standard for mid-size luxury crossover utility

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(August, 26, 2016) PHOENIX — The reinvention of Cadillac into a contemporary luxury brand continues with the latest introduction to the lineup with the first ever XT5 an all-new replacement for the outgoing mid-size SRX crossover vehicle. The SRX was first introduced for the 2004 model year and has been the sales leader for Cadillac.

Mercedes-Benz in commercial van business in a big way

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(August 18, 2016) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Ask almost anyone in America about Mercedes-Benz and they’ll immediately reference German luxury and sporty automobiles and utility vehicles. Few, if any are aware of the big push the German auto manufacturer is making in the commercial van business with their two product offerings: the larger Sprinter and the smaller Metris vans.

Lexus takes on the performance barons of Germany with GS F

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(August 14, 2016) Lexus is the latest auto manufacturer to throw itself into the rarified segment of high-performance luxury sedans. Notable warhorses in this class include the 605-horsepower Audi RS7, the 557-horsepower Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63, the 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V, and, arguably the best known and class leader of the assemblage, the 575-horsepower BMW M5.

An exotic, sexy, mid-engined Italian at a bargain price

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(August 8, 2016) When a car earns accolades from sources as diverse as Hagerty (the leading network and insurer for classic car owners) and Playboy (no definition needed), it must be something special. Such is the case for the Alfa Romeo 4C; the 4C Spider was added to the Hot List of future collectibles by the former, and the 4C Coupe was named 2015 Car of the Year — Sports Cars and Convertibles by the latter.