Jim Prueter

Choose the Hybrid if you’re buying a 2022 Toyota Highlander



By Jim Prueter
MotorewayAmerica.com

(May 9, 2022) Suburban America has a love affair with the mid-sized Toyota Highlander. It seems to be the sensible choice for those who value practicality, reliability, safety features, attractive styling but nothing that will turn heads or have people stopping to snap a photo of it.

2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro — Refined elegance



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 5, 2022) Oh yes, looks matter. The luxury compact SUV segment that began well over a decade ago and sells by the bucketloads has moved on to a supposedly more stylish SUV-coupe iteration and as expected sells in big numbers. Luxury automakers Porsche, Genesis, Mercedes and BMW all offer slope-backed variants of their mid-sized SUV product offerings like Mercedes GLC Coupe, BMW’s X4 and X6, Porsche Macan and Genesis GV70.

Toyota’s new Corolla Crossover — What took you so long?



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 22, 2022) For over 50 years, one of the most well-known and popular new car choices has been the reliable Toyota Corolla. Now, for 2022, Toyota has an all-new option for shoppers, extending the Corolla brand with the small, fuel-efficient Corolla Cross crossover that slots neatly between the smaller and quirky Toyota C-HR and the larger, best-selling RAV4. It will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions.

2022 Mazda CX-30 – Here’s why we absolutely love this vehicle



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 21, 2021) Based on the Mazda3, the sub-compact CX-30 tested here slots just below the larger CX-5 and the smaller CX-3 that was discontinued for the 2022 model year. Its stylish exterior design and premium interior cabin renders the CX-30 a close competitor to subcompact luxury crossovers such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, but for thousands of dollars less.

2022 Polestar 2 — A fully electric vehicle with Volvo heritage



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 18, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Polestar is a new stand-alone car brand from the Chinese automaker Geely, that has owned Volvo since 2015.  The name comes from a Swedish team that races Volvo’s. Polestar is the all-electric vehicle brand for Volvo that sells its cars through its own dealer network and online. You can’t buy a Polestar at a Volvo dealership but it’s where Polestar vehicles will get serviced by specific Volvo dealers if you own one.

2022 Cadillac CT5 V-Blackwing — Insanely high-performance sport sedan



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 14, 2022) For years we’ve been hearing rumors of a powerful phantom Cadillac sedan by the name of Blackwing. Of course, we’ve been well acquainted with Cadillac’s CTS-V sedan which has been among the luxury brand’s offerings for several years. That vehicle was discontinued when the Blackwing was finally launched for 2022, available in two flavors: a compact CT4-V and a midsize CT5-V.

2022 Honda Civic SI — A Seriously fun sports sedan at a bargain price



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 6, 2022) After skipping the 2021 model year Honda has brought back an 11th generation 2022 Civic Si to go along with the complete redo for the entire Civic lineup. All the things we liked about the new Civic introduced earlier this year are carried over to the Si. It isn’t the most eye-catching sedan on the market or even in its class, but handsome just the same especially with my test Si adorned in Blazing Pearl Orange metallic paint with black and red interior.

2022 Kia EV6 — Forget Tesla, this is the electric vehicle you’ll want to buy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 28, 2022) Visually, Kia’s all-new electric-only vehicle strikes an eclectic if not quirky exterior design. Sitting somewhere between a crossover, a wagon and a sportback sedan, it makes a more than favorable impression. Stunning would not be an exaggeration. The EV6 is sized similarly to the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

2022 Mercedes GLE AMG 53 — Impressively classy with tech galore



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 22, 2021) I headed east out of Casa Grande Ariz., taking the backroads home avoiding the interstate. I wanted to go slow, to savor the ride and experience. I wanted it to last. I was behind the wheel of the AMG variant of Mercedes’ mid-sized GLE SUV powered by the hand built 429-horsepower turbocharged AMG-enhanced inline 6-cylinder and paired with a 9-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission.

2022 Lexus NX 350 — NX gets a redo with new engines, tech, safety features



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 20, 2022) When it comes to luxury-subcompact utility vehicles, there are plenty of choices and prices are generally climbing as more and more automakers luxe up advanced design, technology, driver assistance features and powertrain options including turbocharging, plug-in hybrids and even all-electric choices.