Jim Prueter

2017 Ford F250 — Brute power in an Armani suit

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 25, 2017) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — While Scottsdale may declare itself “The West’s Most Western Town,” and even have a bucking horse emblazoned on its city seal, it’s been a long time since pistols have been drawn on a dusty trail outside the saloon.

Volvo’s all-new flagship sedan: More luxury, less sporty

By Jim Preuter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 19, 2017) We were more than impressed with the completely redesigned XC90 when it was introduced for 2015. It was the first Volvo to be updated since Chinese automaker Geely bought the Swedish car company from Ford in 2010. For the record, the brand has kept its promise to completely refresh and revamp its entire product line by the end of 2017, recently introducing a redesigned XC60 crossover, V90 and V60 crossover wagons, and the all-new flagship S90 mid-sized luxury class sedan tested here.

2017 G80 — The Genesis of Genesis

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 16, 2017) In case you missed the announcement (you’re not alone), Hyundai has spun off the Hyundai Genesis as its own new luxury brand simply known as Genesis. Think of Hyundai’s approach to the Genesis brand as similar to that of Toyota and Lexus, Nissan and Infiniti, Honda and Acura.

2017 Dodge Durango R/T — Large, functional, capable

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 16, 2017) The Dodge Durango R/T is a muscular, well-proportioned, seven-passenger, three-row crossover sport utility vehicle. It’s also one of the most unique on the market when considering passenger and cargo capacity, power, capability and driving dynamics.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI — Wunderbar

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 5, 2017) Amid the accounts the emissions-cheating scandal with Volkswagen’s popular TDI diesel engine, along with a double-digit sales setback in the United States, one fact may have gotten past most consumers: In 2016, Volkswagen became the world’s best-selling automaker, unseating Toyota, who held the distinction since 2009.

Lincoln freshens the MKZ for 2017

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 29, 2017) For several years, Ford Motor Company has been touting the “rebirth” of Lincoln and the American luxury brand. But the difficulty is that what’s in Lincoln showrooms is largely tarted-up Ford mainstream products. The Lincoln MKC compact crossover utility vehicle is the lone exception.

A thrilling new Discovery

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 15, 2017) ST. GEORGE, Utah —  The boxy Land Rover LR4 is fresh off a complete redesign and is not only a thoroughly different looking vehicle, but also has a new name: Land Rover Discovery. This fifth-generation model sports a new look inside and out and features a slew of technological advancements. This includes the lightweight monocoque body construction, made of up to 85 percent high-strength aluminum, reducing total vehicle weight by 1,000 pounds or about 20 percent over the outgoing LR4 model.

All-new Jeep Compass is first class and fully capable

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(February 28, 2017) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Jeep, a brand that builds nothing but more than capable SUVs, is absolutely booming. Overall sales are up for the seventh year in a row, including three straight years of one million vehicles sold, with a record breaking 1.4 million in 2016.

2017 Lexus LX 570 — Ultimate expression of luxurious ruggedness

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(February 28, 2017) I suppose Lexus’ mega-sized luxury SUV could be better. It could, for example, be offered in a hybrid version, have third-row seats that fold out of the way, be offered with  a $0 down $399 per month lease including full-coverage automobile insurance, or come standard with an audio system that’s programmed to block Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea songs.

Lexus LC 500 — Visual excitement, exhilarating performance

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica


(February 22, 2017) KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Almost everything about Lexus’ new flagship coupes screams “irresistible.” Inspired by the 2012 LF-LC concept car, the LC 500 and LC 500h hybrid have presence and savoir-faire that are nearly off the charts.