Jim Prueter

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.

Don’t even think about fat-shaming this widebody

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica

(July 24, 2018) Since Dodge reintroduced the Challenger for the 2008 model year, both the Mustang and Camaro muscle cars have undergone complete refreshes. Further, Camaro is expecting another update for 2019. By contrast, the Challenger has basically remained unchanged for the past 11 years, except for one minor mid-cycle refresh back in 2015. Still, sales keep climbing and thus far in 2018, it is outselling the three-year-old Camaro.

New Infiniti QX50 struggles to impress

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 23, 2018) There’s no denying that the U.S. car-buying community is crossover-crazy, shunning traditional family sedans for a piece of the upscale driving action you get with the likes the popular Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar F-Pace and numerous others including the Infiniti QX50, the long awaited replacement for the EX and QX50 predecessors after a one-year hiatus.

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid — The right car at the wrong time

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 7, 2018) At a time when family-sedan sales are taking a long and extend sales dive — as consumers seemingly can’t satisfy their appetite for utility vehicles — Ford Motor Company has decided to wave the white flag, announcing this past April that it will discontinue all sedans in North America. That includes the Fusion, tested here.

Land Rover Discovery properly luxurious, spectacular off-road

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 2, 2018) Fresh off a complete new redesign last year, the fifth-generation model sports a new look, a new name and features a slew of technological advancements, including lightweight body construction, making Discovery about 20 percent lighter than the outgoing LR4.

Gone is the boxy look in favor of a more rounded aerodynamic flowing design. But a few historical lineage cues remain, like the offset rear license plate and the signature, stepped roof that’s now dwindled to a mere ripple.

2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport — Winning the pickup war

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 23, 2018) At dealer showrooms now, the 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton pickup has been completely redesigned and is nothing short of spectacular.

A few months ago, we drove the new Ram at its media launch in Scottsdale, Ariz. While we were only able to get driver’s seat time for a few hours at that event, I recently spent an entire week driving the 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport Crew cab 4X4 for a more comprehensive review.

Thrilling performance from a top-notch German luxury sports sedan

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 16, 2018) Last year, Audi updated its fifth-generation A4 sedan. Audi didn’t do anything radical, with the basic dimensions staying the same, but Audi aficionados certainly recognized some significant changes. So, understandably, for 2018 the A4 is almost exclusively a carryover from last year, and a much stronger performance-oriented S4 has joined the lineup.

Does the new Lexus ES have enough magic to woo younger buyer?

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 11, 2018) When the Lexus brand first launched in the U.S 28 years ago, it did so with just two sedans: the LS and the smaller ES. Over the years, Lexus, of course, added numerous vehicles to its portfolio — SUVs, sportier models and more coupes and sedans. With 2.18 million worldwide sales — one million in the U.S. alone — it is the most popular Lexus ever.

Newly refreshed Cherokee Trailhawk: Getting over the rough stuff

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 6, 2018) Earlier this year we drove and reviewed the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee when members of the automotive media were invited to California for its “first drive” introduction. Jeep provided both the Latitude and Overland trim levels and a very limited amount of time in the Trailhawk model for test-driving. Jeep engineers promised I’d get more time behind the wheel of the Trailhawk Elite in the coming months and that time came a week ago when I fully tested the “Trail Rated” Elite.