Paul Borden

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.

Dodge makes Durango SRT latest competitor in horsepower wars

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 19, 2018) At a time when every manufacturer seems to be adding hybrid drivetrains to about every model they put out, electric cars are seen as the future, and self-driving vehicles (ugh) are getting closer and closer to practicality, it’s refreshing, even encouraging, to see that some automakers have yet to drop out of the horsepower wars.

Buick adds impressive new top-of-the-line Avenir to Enclave lineup

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 13, 2018) Buick takes its Enclave mid-size crossover SUV to a new level in comfort, functionality, and luxury touches with the debut of its 2018 Enclave Avenir.

This is an SUV that should be on your “look at” list even if you are used to shopping in the luxury class. Make that “especially” if you are used to shopping luxury midsize crossovers. The Buick Enclave Avenir is that good and could save you money as well.

Ford raises performance level of F-150 Raptor for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 5, 2018) Zero-to-60 mph times are not usually something to be concerned about when dealing with pickup trucks. Towing and hauling capacity, endurance, technology, maybe fuel mileage and/or range mostly come ahead of getting from one spot to another as quickly as possible. But then the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor is not your usual pickup truck.

Mini Cooper Countryman gets plug-in power as hybrid model for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 25, 2018) The Mini Cooper is not yet at the stage where it needs to be upgraded to the “MAXI” Cooper, but it seems to be moving in that direction. Launched in 1959 as a trend-setting, two-door sub-compact that was 120.25 inches long — not much more than the wheelbase for many large vehicles — and weighed in at just over 1,300 pounds, the Mini now is available as a four-door wagon that is four feet longer and weighs in at twice the original hardtop’s heft.