Paul Borden

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Limited — A hybrid you can live with

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 20, 2019) While hybrid drivetrains are offered in many so-called mainstream vehicles these days, Hyundai created the Ioniq hatchback as a conventional gas-electric hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and electric powertrain, but with no gasoline-only engine option and without some of the quirks that often come with the hybrid segment.

2019 Ford F-150 Limited shows why Ford continues to rule among pickups

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 12, 2019) For over four decades, Ford’s F-Series has been America’s top-selling pickup truck, and it doesn’t appear that it will give up that title any time soon. Numbers for the first quarter of 2019 show the F-Series holding a hefty margin over its top two competitors, falling just short of matching the sales numbers for the Ram pickup and Chevrolet Silverado combined.

Driving the refreshed 6th-generation 2019 Chevrolet Camaro convertible

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 6, 2019) MIAMI — With the demise of brands like Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and, earlier, Hudson and AMC, the number of Muscle Car makes on the market today falls considerably short from their hey day of the 1960s and early 1970s. Fortunately, Chevrolet resurrected a charter member of the genre when it brought back its Camaro for 2010 after ending production following the 2002 model year.

Mercedes-Benz GLE continues to impress with 2020 model

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 1, 2019) For the 2016 model year, Mercedes-Benz adopted new nomenclature for its extensive vehicle lineup which, among other changes, denoted that all of the German company’s SUV models would be prefixed with the letters “GL.”

The “G” was in homage to its legendary G-Wagen with the “L,” according to the press release announcing the changes, serving as a “linking letter that makes the model designations easier to remember and easier to pronounce.”

Chevrolet brings back Blazer as a midsize crossover SUV

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 11, 2019) The name “Blazer” has long been part of the Chevrolet family, but the resurrected Blazer SUV for 2019 bears little resemblance to its forebears, which have a history that goes back to 1969 when Chevy launched the K5 Blazer to compete with Ford’s Bronco, among others.

Audi A4 Allroad helps spark comeback of the station wagon

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 4, 2019) This goes back far too many years that I care to acknowledge, but once upon a time my friends from high school and I got together with our families for an informal reunion about 20 years or so after our graduation.

Our meeting place was a park in our hometown, and it became somewhat of a running joke as the afternoon wore on that each of us showed up in a station wagon.

Rubicon is the magic word when it comes to Wrangler's off-road capability

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 24, 2019) MIAMI — The Jeep Wrangler may not be the only vehicle with off-roading capability — even luxury manufacturers play in this pool  — but it's hard to argue with Jeep’s claim that its Wrangler is “the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world” when it comes to off-pavement adventures.

Volkswagen boosts horsepower to 278 for 2019 Golf GTI hatchback

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 20, 2019) Fuel economy may be the No. 1 reason many people shop in the compact class, but it’s not the only one. In what could be considered a “sub-grouping” in the segment, so-called “pocket rockets” — compacts and sub-compacts tuned for performance — throw a bit of spirit into the mix while still offering decent fuel economy.

2019 Audi SQ5 offers everything you expect in a German luxury vehicle

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 11, 2019) MIAMI — Three things you can count on in a German luxury car. The latest in technology will be available and it will be fussy, and sometimes frustrating to operate. The cabin will live up to the highest standards of luxury while giving you the feel of a high-class English gentleman’s club. It will go like a bat out of hell.

'Grown up' Santa Fe helps fuel Hyundai's surge as its best-selling SUV

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 6, 2019) The Santa Fe no doubt has had a prominent role in the resurgence Hyundai has experienced in the U.S. over the last two decades with sales of over 1.6 million since the South Korean automaker introduced the crossover SUV in 2000 as a 2001 model.