Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line — Exterior, interior enhancements

By David Finkelstein

Since Volkswagen first introduced the compact Tiguan SUV in 2009 it has gained traction with consumers seeking a reliable vehicle that competes with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Chevy Equinox, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Rogue, among others in this popular cross-shopped segment.

Tiguan's already impressive list of standard equipment is enhanced by the premium R-Line top of the line model. The R-Line adds an all around sporty flair to the vehicle's inspiring exterior as well as enhancements including premium interior treatments throughout the cabin.

Kia Forte Koup — Attractive and fun to drive

By David Finkelstein

Competing with the likes of the Scion tC and perhaps the Honda Civic Coupe for 2015, Kia Motors America is offering their very attractive and sporty Forte Koup to young buyers seeking an impressive two door automobile blanketed with one of the best new-car warranties in the business.

GMC Canyon — Living up to its premium billing

By Dvid Finkelstein

Some are suggesting that the GMC Canyon mid-size pickup truck is simply a glorified higher trim rendition of the same vehicle sold and badged as a Chevrolet Colorado. Well, the fact of the matter is that Canyon appears to be more refined on many fronts including the truck's drive and handling characteristics coupled with its totally quiet interior cabin.

Toyota RAV4 — More appealing for 2015

By David Finkelstein

Has Toyota Motors reinvented the personal size SUV for consumers with the availability of the 2015 RAV4? Perhaps “reinventing” is a bit strong but clearly this vehicle, which was introduced all new for the 2013 model year, has a number of changes and upgrades that make it more appealing to consumers.

Chevrolet SS — All-American sports sedan from down under

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Chevrolet SS arrived for the 2014 model year the embodiment of a true modern-day muscle car sedan, oozing an in-your-face All-American attitude with its rumbling Corvette-derived V-8 engine, the antithesis of the polished BMW M5. But the big Chevy sedan is more than just old-school tire-burning muscle, displaying its own brand of sophistication that includes the precision dynamics of a European sports sedan.

Lincoln Navigator — Updated styling, more power, new features

By David Finkelstein

It's big, brawny, has a commanding footprint, and is quite purposeful. I'm describing the 2015 Lincoln Navigator “full-size” sport utility vehicle. With three-row seating and overwhelming amounts of cargo carrying capabilities, you can travel in total luxury inside a whisper-quiet cabin.

GMC Sierra Elevation — Handsome in black

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Johnny Cash would have probably liked the Elevation Edition of the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500; after all Cash was the "man in black" and for a guy who favored black attire we figure he might like the "truck in black." This special edition Sierra, sporting a monochromatic Onyx Black exterior with 20-inch black painted alloy wheels and black bumpers, door handles and grille would fit the late singer's image.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR — Loaded with performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The second-generation Range Rover Sport arrived in 2014 conceived alongside the all-new slightly larger Range Rover, and we discovered a year ago that it is a vehicle truly deserving of the "sport" moniker — endowed with a quick, agile personality that seems as anxious to take on winding roads as the most rugged rock-strewn and water-infested outback.

Toyota Tundra — Built exclusively for the U.S.

By David Finkelstein

Toyota’s $2.2 billion San Antonio, Texas, truck manufacturing assembly plant has been ratcheting up their production of the all new Tundra half-ton pickup’s since the re-done 2014 model was introduced. According to Tundra’s chief engineer, Mr. Mike Sweers, this vehicle is built and engineered exclusively for the U.S. and no full-size truck has more North America content than does this model.

Cadillac ATS Coupe — More than good looks

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We have become less fond of the two-door coupe style as the years rolled by because the older we get the more doors we want — and need. That makes it's easier for our grandchildren to access the rear seats as well. Climbing into a cramped back seat is simply no longer in the cards.