Jim Prueter

2020 Jaguar I-Pace — Better than a Tesla, but lacking cult-like status

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 1, 2020) Until recently, if you wanted a luxury electric crossover utility vehicle, your choice was limited to one: Tesla Model X. However, now both Porsche and Audi have introduced luxury EVs, and Jaguar has been selling its I-Pace, tested here, since the 2019 model year.

The 2020 I-Pace is a sleek, sharp-looking, five-passenger crossover that runs on a pair of electric motors, powered by a 90-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery.

2020 Jeep Compass — Jeep heritage in a compact crossover

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 30, 2020) All new for the 2017 model year, the second-generation Jeep Compass is decidedly more upmarket than the vehicle it replaces. Slotted between the subcompact Jeep Renegade and compact Jeep Cherokee, the Compass – with looks that mimic the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee – is, in our opinion, the better looker.

2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan — The Rolls-Royce of SUVs

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 26, 2020) It was inevitable that Rolls-Royce would follow the likes of Lamborghini, Bentley, and Maserati into the booming SUV market, albeit belatedly. Cullinan is named for the largest rough-cut diamond ever found, discovered in 1905 and weighing over 3,100 carats.

2020 Hyundai Venue — Skip the used car and buy this

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 24, 2020) The auto industry is always riding the wave of change especially when it comes to the car buying public and their insatiable appetite for crossover utility vehicles. And, here’s a brand new one, the entry-level Hyundai Venue. With it, the South Korean brand is chasing after younger buyers, enticing them to buy a new car with a roomy interior, advanced safety features and a great warranty all for about what you’d spend for a three- or four-year-old Toyota or Honda.

2020 Infiniti QX50 — Runway good looks, but not a standout

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 20,2020) Infiniti is Nissan’s upscale brand of performance and luxury vehicles whose product offerings include one sedan, one coupe, two crossovers and one large SUV. The QX50 tested here is Infiniti’s second smallest utility vehicle and was known as the EX35 until a name change for the 2016 model year. Last year, Infiniti completely redesigned the QX50, which shares nothing with the outgoing model and is expected to be its best-selling selling model.

Nissan Titan King Cab — Full-size pickup gets a refresh for 2020

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 7, 2020) Nissan launched its current generation Titan pickup truck in 2017. Until then, it had remained relatively unchanged since its initial launch back in 2004. The 2017 Titan was a major leap forward and huge improvement over the previous Titan.

All-new GLB joins Mercedes' expanded offerings of utility vehicles

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 23, 2019) Mercedes has just added yet another significant SUV to its product lineup. The all-new GLB slots between the smaller urban-stylish GLA and the larger rounded and best-selling GLC.


GLB is offered in two-row five-passenger and three-row seven-passenger configurations ($850 upcharge) with standard front-wheel drive or optional 4Matic all-wheel drive, and is surprisingly affordable ($36,600 FWD and $38,600 AWD).

Shopping for a 2020 Toyota Camry? Buy the TRD

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 21, 2019) For Toyota to have the audacity and downright adventurousness to actually slap the TRD (Toyota Racing Development — the brand’s in-house tuner division) on a Camry, let alone an Avalon, is clearly considered getting out on the skinny branches.

2020 Toyota Tundra — Capable, reliable, but showing its age

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 18, 2019) My test truck this week was the 2020 Toyota Tundra four-wheel drive TRD Pro CrewMax, finished in a new exterior color called Army Green. It came trimmed with black leather interior with red contrast stitching.

Stylish 2020 Lexus NX 300h — Easy to like, hard to love

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 27, 2019) When it introduced the mid-sized RX 16 years ago, Lexus created a new class of vehicle: the luxury crossover. Back in 1998, Lexus originally had modest sales expectations for the RX, which was built on a Toyota Camry platform, but the vehicle quickly became the brand’s top seller.