Paul Borden

Redesigned 2019 Audi Q3 rates among best luxury compact crossovers

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 11, 2019) If you’re looking for a reason for the rise in popularity of SUVs/crossovers and the corresponding slumps in sedan sales, you need look no further than the 2019 Audi Q3, a compact SUV that drives and rides like a traditional car while offering the roominess and hauling capacity that today’s buyers appreciate in an SUV.

2020 Palisade SUV looks line a winner for Hyundai

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 7, 2019) The good reception that Hyundai’s earlier ventures into the three-row SUV segment (Santa Fe XL, Veracruz) received never really translated into much of the way of overall success in the market, but that may be changing, and soon. There's no guarantee of that, of course, but the 2020 Hyundai Palisade’s combination of good looks and functionality will even appeal to those who customarily browse luxury showrooms. It’s a high-class vehicle!

Interested in a big truck? GMC might have the one for you

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 24, 2019) The GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 is a big truck. It’s also a beautiful truck and a very utilitarian vehicle, but your first impression is pretty much going to be, “Wow. This is a big truck.”

This is not the kind of truck you likely would want for runs to the local home improvement store to pick up a load of sod. This one you’d use for bringing back a load of trees for your landscaping project. Big trees.

BMW kicks power up a notch for 2020 3 Series M340i

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 14, 2019) BMW’s 3-Series has been around for over four decades, and now the German automaker has taken its so-called “entry” level luxury sedan to a new level. The 2020 M340i and M340i xDrive now in showrooms are the most powerful non-M 3 Series yet. With a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine (382 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque), the M340i xDrive moves from zero-to-60 in 4.2 seconds.

BMW goes big with introduction of new X7 'Activity' vehicle for 2019

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 9, 2019) If you are a believer in bigger is always better, than BMW has the SUV (excuse me, in BMW's terminology it's a Sports Activity, not Sports Utility, Vehicle) you have been looking for.

The BMW X7 launched for 2019 is the company's largest utility, er, activity, vehicle yet with standard three-row seating for seven (or six when equipped with second-row captain's chairs) and towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds when equipped with the factory hitch.

2019 VW Tiguan — About everything you want in a compact crossover

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 26, 2019) Volkswagen gave its Tiguan compact SUV a much-needed makeover for 2018, and apparently designers/engineers got things the way they wanted because about the only updates for 2019 involve some shuffling of equipment.

Want the fastest production SUV? Check out the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 17, 2019) Considering that Alfa Romeo participates in Formula racing and is known for producing nifty little roadsters like the 4C Spider it brought to the U.S. just a few years ago, it is not surprising that the Italian automaker’s first venture into the SUV/crossover world would come down heavy on power and performance.

Audi A7 moves into second generation with new engine for 2019

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 8, 2019) It was a case of love at first sight. No sooner had I stepped out my front door to see the white Audi A7 parked in my driveway than I knew this was going to be a great week. It was stunning enough just sitting there motionless — a sedan that looks like a coupe but really is a hatchback.

BMW adds droptop to 8 Series lineup with M850i xDrive convertible

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 2, 2019) “Bigger is better” is pretty much engrained in our DNA as Americans, but apparently it isn’t necessarily so for our European cousins, particularly those of Teutonic stock. Evidence for this comes courtesy of BMW.

The magic of AMG takes C-Class Cabriolet to highest luxury level

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 19, 2019) MIAMI — The C-Class has served as a introductory model for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts since its debut as a “baby Benz” sedan in the early 1990s. It has grown up considerably since then, however, and there is nothing “baby” about the AMG C43 Cabriolet I recently had the pleasure of driving for a week, from the performance, to the luxury, and yes, to the price tag.