Jim Prueter

You pick: Iconic Toyota Land Cruiser or luxurious Lexus LX

Editor’s Note: This review was written earlier this year for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. Little has changed for 2020 but this review has been updated to reflect those changes.

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2019) The iconic Land Cruiser SUV is not only Toyota’s most expensive vehicle — starting at just over $86,000 — it’s also their longest running model, dating back to 1954. The current generation driven here has been in production since 2007, with only minor changes during that time.

Toyota brings back the Supra and it’s a love affair

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2019) After a two-decade hiatus, the Toyota Supra makes a thrilling return as a fifth-generation two-seat coupe. Supras were originally sold in the U.S. from 1979 until 1998. The newest Toyota Supra was built as a collaboration between Toyota and BMW’s Z4 roadster, sharing the same platform and engine. It’s a 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder.

Jeep’s new EcoDiesel: Making molehills out of mountains

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 22, 2019) Everyone knows that the Jeep brand is the crown jewel of the entire FCA palette of product offerings. Especially in the past few years, Jeep sales have been nothing short of spectacular, with year after year of record setting numbers.

Lexus LC 500 Coupe — Sensuous good looks, grand touring performance

Editor's Note: This review was written earlier this year for the 2019 LC. Little has changed for 2020 and this review has been updated to reflect those changes

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 13, 2019) First introduced for the 2018 model year, the LC 500 sports coupe is now in its third year of production for Lexus. In some ways it was a new line of business for Lexus if one would discount the now defunct, high-performance 553-horsepower V-10 powered Lexus LFA coupe that debuted back in 2012.

2020 Mercedes GLC — The class leader of compact luxury SUVs

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 3, 2019) Given Americans’ infatuation and craze for SUVs, it isn’t surprising that the Mercedes-Benz GLC recently replaced the C-Class sedan as the brand’s best-selling vehicle. Since replacing the outgoing GLK compact SUV back in 2016, GLC has received only mild updates. Now, for 2020, the GLC gets a heavy mid-cycle refresh that includes new front and rear styling, upgraded technology and expanded safety systems.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI — Just plaid seats shy of excellent

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 28, 2019) Last year, Volkswagen redesigned its popular compact Jetta sedan, now in its seventh-generation. Jetta first arrived on the scene back in 1979 as the sibling to the Rabbit/Golf hatchback and immediately became a favorite for those buyers who long for the look, performance and driving feel of German engineered vehicles without spending the big bucks for the likes of a Mercedes-Benz, Audi or BMW premium sedan.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander still well behind the competition

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 25, 2019) If you’re thinking that you weren’t even aware Mitsubishi was still in the U.S. car business, you wouldn’t be alone. With outstanding competitors from the likes of Honda, Mazda and others, Mitsubishi doesn’t exactly have top-of-mind awareness among consumers shopping for a new vehicle.

2020 Ford Explorer — All-new Explorer is likable, but not lovable

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 23, 2019) America’s all-time best-selling SUV has been a family favorite for nearly three decades. Now, for 2020 an all-new redesigned-from-the-ground-up sixth-generation Ford Explorer has just gone on sale. It features a new rear-wheel-drive platform, a sportier more athletic design, and improved on-and off-road capability. Overall, it’s a more capable, comfortable, and roomier three-row vehicle that handles daily driving chores with imperturbable poise, assurance and ease.

Lexus UX 250h — Luxury and fuel economy for urban-focused drivers

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 24, 2019) The sub-compact luxury crossover utility vehicle market is extremely popular right now, and extremely competitive, with numerous choices for consumers. But a lot of these vehicles – like offerings from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and others – are very much alike, so styling becomes an imperative market differentiator.

2019 Grand Sport — A better choice for most Corvette buyers


By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 20, 2019) It’s no secret that with the Corvette, Chevrolet delivers one of the best performing sports cars in the world with the best horsepower per dollar and bang for the buck. For 2019, Corvette is offered in four different trim levels, from the base Stingray starting at just $55,900 all the way to the super high performing 755-horsepower Corvette ZR1, reintroduced for 2019 with a starting price of $123,000.