Paul Borden

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has more going for it than fuel-saving virtues

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 19, 2017) Having resurrected the Pacifica nameplate in 2016 with the introduction of a full-fledged minivan replacing the combination wagon/SUV that went out of production after the 2007 model, Chrysler has unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of the same for the more fuel-conscious among you.

AMG C43 Coupe far from your ordinary Mercedes C-Class two-door

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 13, 2017)The Mercedes-Benz C-Class often serves as an introduction to the luxury automotive class for many buyers. It is the company’s best-selling model and ranks high in its class in sales overall. But not this C-Class. Not the new AMG C43 Coupe. This is a C-Class in another, well, class.

Success story continues for Ford with 2017 Mustang convertible

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 5, 2017) Sales of the Ford Mustang have dipped in the U.S. recently, but the car that inspired the Pony Car craze over a half-century ago may be more popular than it ever has been. That’s because the demand for it globally continues to rise even as monthly U.S. sales numbers, which are still good enough to lead the segment by a wide margin, begin to fade just a bit.

Resurgent Land Rover gives Discovery its name back for 2017

Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 3, 2017) A recently released list of the world’s Top 100 most valuable brands from BrandZ, an international firm that complies such lists from a database of information, contains the usual automotive suspects.

Toyota checks in at No. 30, BMW at 35, Mercedes-Benz at 40, Ford at 83, and Honda at 91 on the ranking of most valuable global brands. Not making the Top 100 overall companies but checking in at spots 6-8 on a side list of the Top 10 automotive brands are Nissan, Audi, and Tesla.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited offers bevy of extra features

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 27, 2017) Last October I spent a week driving a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco and noted how many features were included as standard in the base MSRP of under $22,000.

They included things that are offered only as options or are not available in the class at all, like a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, cross-traffic detection, blind-spot detection, projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights, etc.

2018 Audi A5 Coupe moves into second generation with redesign

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 19, 2017) I like coupes. They’re not my favorite automotive style — that would be convertibles — but there’s just an air about a coupe that appeals to me. Especially when it’s as stunning as the Audi A5.

Jeep adds two models to Renegade lineup for 2017

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(July 13, 2017) Jeep entered the Renegade in the subcompact SUV market to a generally good reception for the 2015 model year, and for 2017 adds a couple of new versions to the portfolio, one of which is the Renegade Altitude that serves as the subject for this review.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport a smaller version of popular Rogue crossover

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(July 7, 2017) Perhaps in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of the Rogue, which was the company’s No. 1 seller in 2016, Nissan has come out with a slightly smaller version of the compact crossover that it has dubbed the Rogue Sport.

2017 Ford Escape a solid entry in competitive compact SUV segment

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(June 26, 2017) You probably are well aware that Ford’s F-Series pickup truck is the America’s top-selling vehicle. The company rarely misses the opportunity to pass on that information through print and over-the-air ads. But what do you think is the company’s No. 2 seller?

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport delivers when it comes to a fun driving experience

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 19, 2017) According to Shakespeare, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Maybe that works in cases of love — the quote is from Romeo and Juliet, in case you missed that lit class — but maybe not so much when it comes to automobiles. Consider, for example, the Infiniti Q60.