Paul Borden

Paul Borden review: Hyundai Elantra Eco has surprising array of features

By Paul Borden

(October 18, 2016) There was a time — and not all that long ago, by the way — that if you were shopping in the bargain section of the automotive market you had to be prepared to do without many of the creature comforts, and in some instances even safety measures, found on more upscale cars. Even if the those features were available in the price range of the model you were seeking, and they often weren’t, you had to pay extra.

Paul Borden review: Cadillac CT6 follows best of the Cadillac tradition

By Paul Borden

(October 7, 2016) When you wade through all the SUVs, crossovers, and performance coupes and sedans — i.e., the “V” series — and get down to basics, the new 2016 CT6 really represents what Cadillac has been all about for well over a century.

This reviewer is not awed by the plug-in version of the BMW X5

By Paul Borden

(September 28, 2016) BMW has another entry in the plug-in parade with the 2016 X5 xDrive40e midsize SUV, or Sports Activity Vehicle, as BMW prefers. Frankly, I’m not sure why, but it has naught to do with this particular vehicle. I’m just not a big fan of the craze for plug-in versions of hybrid vehicles. Too much bother for, in many cases, little benefit.