Jim Prueter

2019 Lexus GX 460 — Old school SUV

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 25, 2019) The 2019 Lexus GX 460 is part of a generation of mid-size SUVs that time has long since passed by. In a flood of lighter, car-based unibody crossover utility vehicles with independent suspensions and luxury sedan-like driving characteristics, the traditional truck-based body-on-frame GX looks, drives, and feels old school when compared to all-new editions of competitors like the Mercedes GLE, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and even its popular stablemate Lexus RX 350.

2019 Lexus LX 570 — Old world luxury

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 22, 2019) The gargantuan LX 570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV, having been sold for more than two decades. The complete underpinnings of the LX 570 are essentially Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser, extensively upgraded with sumptuous and gorgeous appointments both inside and out.

2020 Jeep Gladiator — Everything you’d expect in a Jeep plus a truck bed

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 14, 2019) It’s been 28 years since there’s been a Jeep-branded pickup, the Comanche, sold from 1986 through 1992. As one of the most highly anticipated new vehicles to launch in years the Gladiator finally arrives amid renewed interest in midsize pickups among the likes of Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger entries.

The beloved Lexus RX is still great — in fact, better, but skip the hybrid

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 10, 2019) It’s been quite some time since I last slipped behind the wheel of Lexus’ industry-first midsize luxury SUV. Recently, I was again reminded how enjoyable it is to not just spend a day in, but for an entire week of driving.

New Nissan LEAF PLUS joins 200-plus mile range EVs

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 8, 2019) Nissan first debuted its all-electric LEAF in 2010. It quickly became the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, with more that 400,000 sold since that time. However, given the recent success of the more advanced Tesla Model 3, that distinction may not hold up for much longer.

Alfa’s super sedan — Stunning, powerful, mercilessly addicting

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 23, 2019) The very first things that strike you about the Italian-bred Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan are its stunning good looks, the way it sits on the ground, and its overall stage presence. The four-door Giulia comes in six flavors – five powered by the 280-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio tested here, powered by the monstrous 505-horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 191 mph.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Coupe — Glitz, glimmer, bling

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 16, 2019) For 2019, Mercedes has launched its third-generation CLS 450, which originally debuted in 2004. Often confused as a stable mate in the C-Class category, slotting below the S- and E-class, the CLS actually occupies a class of its own between the S- and E-class sedans. The new CLS actually rides on the E-Class platform but uses the S-Class’ engines and electronics.

All-new Ram jumps to the head of the Heavy Duty truck class

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 3, 2019) Last month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ram 1500 earned top honors as North American Truck of the Year, as chosen by automotive media jurors from across the U.S. and Canada. Fresh off of that win, Ram introduces its all-new 2019 line of 2500, 3500 and Power Wagon Heavy duty trucks.

2019 Lexus RC F — F is like M, V, RS and AMG

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 19, 2019) First introduced back in 2015 the Lexus RC F was developed to compete against the best high-performance coupes out there — Audi RS, BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG and Cadillac V — that deliver rocket-sled acceleration, tenacious handling and inexorable braking. These coupes come wrapped in specialty sport-designed, aerodynamic, athletic bodies, with indulgent interiors and some of the best heavily bolstered chairs you’ll ever sit in.

GMC Sierra Denali — No need for a German sedan to drive luxuriously

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 18, 2019) Pickup trucks are better than ever and the hottest selling vehicle segment on the market thanks to America’s growing love affair, an insatiable appetite for them and a strong economy. It also helps that most automakers have dramatically upped their game with new entrants like the return of the Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline mid-sized trucks. Still others like Ram, Chevrolet and GMC are all new for 2019.