Jim Prueter

Audi TT RS Coupe — Wickedly fast and technologically advanced

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 11, 2018) With an MSRP of nearly $80K as tested, the new-for-2018 high-performance TT RS is an expensive vehicle, dropped into a competitive set that includes notable sports cars like the Porsche Cayman and Boxster, Chevy Corvette, Jaguar F-Type, Alfa Romeo 4C and others. Let me tell you why it not only might be worth the big bucks, but also why it might be the best pick in the lot.

2018 Audi Q7 — The Armani of expertly crafted utility vehicles

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 11, 2018) Last year, for 2017, Audi completely redesigned its Q7 luxury flagship SUV. This is its first redo since being introduced for 2007. As we would expect, the 2018 Q7 is a carryover from that redesign and remains virtually unchanged, other than a few upgrades. These include Audi’s proximity-sensing Advance Key with passive entry, memory features, and push-button start, now standard on all Q7 trim levels.

Black Label — Opulent 2018 Lincoln Navigator is first in its class

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 6, 2018) Earlier this year we drove and reviewed the all-new, completely redesigned Lincoln Navigator and came away with rave reviews and enthusiastic plaudits to the designers and engineers at Lincoln. It is an outstanding vehicle that we placed at the top in its competitor segment.

All-new Santa Fe excels in style, advanced safety features, value

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 5, 2018) There was a time not all that long ago when Hyundai’s product lineup, while generally good, was unremarkable and easily blended in with the wallpaper. To be sure, their design was on the weird side – case in point, the Santa Fe compact crossover utility vehicle that debuted in 2000 as a 2001 model.

2018 Kicks — Nissan’s hip new urban arrival

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 29, 2018) Nissan just introduced a new subcompact crossover utility vehicle intended primarily for younger buyers. Nissan’s newest and smallest utility vehicle, called Kicks, carries the strong DNA of the brand’s other utility-vehicle offerings, most noticeably Rogue Sport.

2018 Maserati Levante — La Dolce Vita

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 27, 2018) Maserati, an Italian automaker with a rich and noble racing heritage delivered by its luxurious high-performance sedans, sports cars and coupes, has, for the first time, added the brand’s trident badge to a much needed sport utility vehicle. Named the Levante (pronounced la-von-tay) for the tropical Mediterranean winds, it is uniquely Italian and positioned to compete directly against vehicles like Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport.

A superb value for a German sedan, if you can live with the styling

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 9, 2018) It may be a surprise many people that the best-selling automotive brand in the world isn’t Toyota or Ford or General Motors. Last year, Volkswagen had record global sales of over 10 million vehicles, knocking Toyota out of the top spot.

Taking you places where only fools would otherwise attempt to go

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 5, 2018) With last year’s debut of Chevrolet’s hardcore go-anywhere Colorado ZR2, off-road enthusiasts now have an alternative choice to the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro that’s currently the only legitimate alternative to the Ford Raptor, which is much larger, less agile and significantly more expensive, or Jeep Wrangler, which isn’t a pickup truck.

Full-Sized Titan pickup adds Midnight Edition to lineup

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 3, 2018) Last year, we reviewed the then all-new 2017 Nissan Titan full-sized pickup truck that slots above the mid-sized Nissan Frontier. But don’t confuse the new Nissan Titan with its almost heavy-duty version, Titan XD, which actually appeared a year earlier as a 2016 model and slots a bit above the regular issue Titan. Confusing, I know.

F-150’s new Power Stroke diesel is the first full-sized pickup to get 30 mpg

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 26, 2018) How hot is the Ford pickup? Every 30 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, a new Ford pickup is sold. Keep in mind, with dealerships closed during the middle of the night and on certain holidays those numbers are even more spectacular.