Jim Prueter

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible — Escaping in top-down luxury



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.ccom

(July 18, 2021) When first introduced for 2018 almost everything about Lexus’ new flagship coupes screamed “irresistible.” Inspired by the 2012 LF-LC concept car, the LC 500 and LC 500h hybrid have presence and savoir-faire that are nearly off the charts. Now for 2021 Lexus has dropped the top on the LC introducing a gorgeous grand touring 2+2 convertible, a fantastically well rounded, tasteful, luxurious automobile-and it is thrilling.




2021 Infiniti Q60 — Wins the beauty contest, but not the athletic medal



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 1, 2021) It’s been five years since we last drove and tested Infiniti’s luxury sport coupe the Q60. Since that time little has changed. Oh, there has been tweaks a few nips and tucks here and there like an updated infotainment system last year, new wheel options and exterior color changes along the way and a new trim level structure that now consists of three choices: Pure, Luxe and Red Sport 400.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Plug-in Hybrid — Electrifying off-road fun



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 28, 2021) Recently Jeep unveiled its 2021 Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid version of their iconic off-roader that combines the capabilities expected when the pavement ends, with all-electric capability and the most performance of any production Wrangler in its nearly 80-year history.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 — Ford resurrects Mach 1 with 480 HP



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 25, 2021) Since it was first introduced back in 1964 — almost 60 years ago — Mustang has been on the short list of cars most everyone wants to own. For decades Ford has created its own Mustang ecosystem with an interconnected stable of high-performance offerings like the Boss 302 and 429, Mustang Bullitt offered three times — 2001, 2008 and 2019, Mach 1 and the super rare SVT Cobra R, with only 300 copies ever built — all in red, to name just a few of many over the years.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 — Staggeringly high-performance baby crossover



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 21, 2021) There’s a certain metronomic cadence relative to some of Mercedes’ new product introductions that’s reassuringly Germanic. Having previously driven the staggeringly powerful Mercedes-AMG A 45 sedan, I knew it was only a matter of time before the wizards of Affalterbach performance got their hands on Mercedes’s baby GLA SUV (built on the same platform) by fitting it with the hand-built searingly powerful and ridiculously quick 382-horsepower 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

2021 Kia K5 — Thoroughly impressive new family sedan from Kia



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 11, 2021) It’s no secret that times are tough in the mid-sized family sedan segment as droves of car shoppers flock to sport utility vehicles, cross over utility vehicles and trucks. But rather than giving up on the segment, Kia has made the decision to fight the mid-size demise head on by introducing the all-new K5 sedan.

2021 Ram1500 TRX — Hellcat power in a pickup tuck



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 8, 2021) When it comes to cars and trucks it’s a fact of life that people don’t just buy what they need, they buy what they want. If that were the case the minivan would be one of the best-selling vehicles in America. However, everyone has the freedom to drive a vehicle that doesn’t just get them where they need to go with functionality, value and safety. They also have the freedom to drive a vehicle that brings a smile to their face, feel happy, and proud of what they drive.

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport — Stylish crossover new to VW lineup in 2020



Editor's note: This review was originally written for the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport introduced last year. There have been no significant changes for 2021 but has been updated to include a few new features

By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 5, 2021) The mid-sized Atlas Cross Sport was an all-new addition to the Volkswagen lineup when it was first introduced last year for 2020. We deemed it a more stylish derivative of the boxier Atlas on which it’s based.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat — Anything but subtle



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 1, 2021) It seems as though Dodge has put their 6.2-liter Hellcat engine in everything except their coffee. Oh, and the Durango — that is until now. 710-horsepower, 645-lb.-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission the SRT Durango racks up a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and rockets through the quarter mile lights in 11.5 seconds. Top speed reaches 180 mph.

2021 Toyota Tacoma gets new SR5 Trail Edition



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 28, 2021) The Toyota Tacoma — affectionately known as the Taco by its copious fans — has been the best-selling mid-sized pickup for 16 years running, outselling its nearest two competitors by more than two-to-one last year. Tacoma is available in 33 different configurations and various models to satisfy the needs of a multitude of truck buyers. For 2021, Toyota is offering two limited production models: the Nightshade Edition and Trail Edition model tested here. Just 7,000 will be available. Otherwise, there are no major differences between the 2020 and 2021 models.