Paul Borden

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.

Buick continues to shoot for younger image with 2019 Regal GS

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 24, 2019) In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that before giving my thoughts on the 2019 Regal GS I recently experienced I should have it on record that at one time I wondered why GM was ditching the Oldsmobile, which it seemed to be getting right again, and not the stodgier Buick.

That was in the early 2000s. A few years later I wondered the same thing when the company ended production of the Pontiac, which, much like Oldsmobile, seemed to be getting back on its game.

Chevy Colorado offers a comfortable way to get into pickup segment

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 19, 2019) Crossovers and SUVs may be pushing aside sedans in the automotive world, but one traditional segment remains strong, and that is the pickup truck. In fact, the top three selling vehicles in 2018 are pickups — in order, the Ford F-Series, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the Ram pickup.

Chevrolet Bolt offers all-electric driving with a 240-mile range

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(Feburary 15, 2019) Though the electric car may be viewed by some as a recent development, its history dates back well over a century when, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the work of innovators in the 1800s led to the first electric vehicle on the road in the U.S. in 1890. By 1900, electric cars were a popular choice among budding automotive enthusiasts, more convenient than steam-powered vehicles and cleaner and easier to drive than the gasoline-powered versions.

Ford Mustang may be growing older, but it still exudes a fun-loving attitude

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 10, 2019) MIAMI — Ford's Mustang will soon reach “senior status” as its 55th birthday fast approaches, but it still is very much the same young-at-heart vehicle as when it was unveiled at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.

G-Wagon retains iconic looks after first full update in four decades

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 26, 2019) Frankly, you can’t tell much of a difference at first glance, and maybe even second or third, but for the first time in 40 years Mercedes-Benz has put its iconic G-Class SUV through a myriad of updates and changes for 2019.

Cadillac jumps into compact luxury crossover pool with 2019 XT4

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 21, 2019) MIAMI — Cadillac enters the fast growing compact luxury SUV segment with the 2019 XT4, its third SUV/Crossover model, joining the midsize XT5 and behemoth Escalade. A fourth, the XT6, will be added for 2020.