Paul Borden

Pickup buyers shouldn't overlook 2018 Ram 1500

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 18, 2018) One afternoon some time back I was sitting in an establishment enjoying an adult beverage and happened to be overhear a couple of guys discussing pickup trucks. For the record, it wasn’t that I was eavesdropping. It’s just that we were the only people there save for the bartender, and it wasn’t a very big bar.

Infiniti QX80 gets new look with exterior refirnements for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 7, 2018) If you had gone by what was being said about them a decade or so ago, you would have thought that full-size SUVs, like the dinosaurs that provide them the fuel to run on, would be extinct by now. High fuel prices gave even those consumers who had a legitimate need for such a big vehicle reason to pause and rethink their potential purchase.

Hyundai Accent no longer available as hatchback, but new sedan is a gem

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 27, 2018) The Hyundai Accent moves into its fifth generation with the introduction of the 2018 model with the big change being the elimination of the hatchback version of this well-equipped and under-appreciated economy car. The Accent is now available only in sedan form, but that should serve the market well.

200 is gone, but Chrysler 300 continues to thrive in full-size sedan segment

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 24, 2018) Chrysler may have pulled the plug on its midsize 200 sedan after the 2017 production run because of lagging sales, but the company’s full-size 300 sedan remains a viable competitor in its class.

Though sales of the 300 were off just under 14 percent for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a year earlier, March numbers showed a significant jump of 25 percent over the same month in 2017, making it only one of 10 in its segment to show an increase for the month.

Super luxury at its finest abounds in 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 sedan

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 8, 2018) Mercedes-Benz has added a new, V6-powered base model to its S-Class portfolio with the S450 making its debut for 2018, and I’m sure it’s a great car as is typical of just about anything and everything that comes off the German automaker’s assembly line. But if you really want to get a feel for what the S-Class is all about, you need to check it out after the engineers in the AMG department get their hands on it.

BMW 5-Series gets electrified for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 4, 2018) The BMW 530e is pretty much a smaller version of the BMW 740e that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, and I have the same issue with the 530e, a new plugin hybrid for 2018,  that I did with the 740e. I just don’t “get” the infatuation with plugin hybrids that deliver minimal mileage on electric power only.

BMW 740e gives buyers opportunity for plug-in power in a luxury sedan

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 22, 2018) If your concept of a plugin hybrid vehicle is a little econobox with the styling flair of a Model T, then we have a surprise for you. BMW now offers a plugin hybrid version of its top-of-the-line 7 Series sedan.

2018 Genesis G90 takes on best the luxury segment has to offer

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 12, 2018) The Genesis G90 sedan may not be first on your list if you’re shopping in the full-size luxury segment, but it should be on there somewhere and pretty high up at that. Don’t let its Hyundai roots throw you off. This is a true luxury vehicle with all the trimmings you expect of the segment.

Lincoln Navigator Black Label goes to head of its class with 2018 model

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 5, 2018) Thanks in large part to the boost it got from the hip-hop crowd, Cadillac’s Escalade has enjoyed an advantage over Lincoln’s Navigator when it comes to public perception of large luxury SUVs, even though it was the latter that is credited with creating the segment 20 years ago. Life can be like that sometimes.

Hyundai hits the mark with 2018 Elantra GT Sport hatchback

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 25, 2018) A staple in the Hyundai lineup going on three decades, the Elantra ranks as the South Korean automaker’s best seller and, in fact, is one of the top sellers in the U.S., checking in at the No. 20 spot for 2017 despite a slight dip of 4.9 percent over 2016 numbers.

It was first introduced as an economy sedan and since 2013 also has been offered in hatchback form under the label Elantra GT.