Jim Prueter

2022 Honda Civic — Civic gets better with full redesign



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(December 3, 2021) For 2022, Honda has ripped the wrappings of its newly redesigned 11th-generation Civic. It impresses with upgraded refinement, new safety and technology along with an overall simpler new design language that’s less busy than the outgoing Civic.

2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph — Sumptuous crossover has New Age vibe



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 28, 2021) Sedona, Arizona, is tailor-made for a travel brochure — a picturesque small town surrounded with stunning red rock buttes, mesas, and canyons with bright colorful foliage in the fall. It’s a perfect destination for test driving the all-new-for-2022 Infiniti QX60. First introduced for the 2013, the second-generation of the QX60 is long overdue. The three-row mid-size SUV has been dramatically redesigned both inside and out.

2022 Mercedes EQS 580 — A new and impeccably luxurious EV



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 24, 2021) There’s an old saying that if you’re late to the party you better be the best dressed. Criticized for taking too long to embrace electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has just introduced its new all-electric flagship the EQS and it’s the fanciest, most luxurious EV ever. That’s years after competitors like Tesla S, Porsche Taycan, Jaguar iPace and Audi e-tron were introduced.

2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory — More than stunningly good looks



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 21, 2021) Infiniti, the luxury brand of Nissan products, has introduced a new crossover utility vehicle: the QX55. For those who think the QX55 is the sloped-roof offspring of the QX50 compact crossover, well, you would be partially correct. With a striking exterior design that features a bulging hood, swooping roofline and sharply styled rear end and LED piano key taillamps, the boldly sculpted QX55 borrows styling cues from the mid-sized Infiniti FX model that first appeared for the 2003 model year and continued until it bid farewell in 2013.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 — New lower priced AMG delights



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 18, 2021) The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is the newest member to join the AMG performance division of the Bavarian automaker, expanding the GT family appellation to three vehicles. The GT 43 is the least expensive of the four-door coupe trio with a starting price of $89,900, a significant $10,050 below the GT 53. The third offering is the ultra-high-performance GT 63 — and the 63 S variant — with starting prices at $140,600 and $161,900, respectively.

Grand Wagoneer – The rebirth of a premium luxury American icon



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 7, 2021) Much like the Ford Bronco and GM’s Hummer, Jeep has resurrected an old nameplate, Grand Wagoneer. One might be surprised it’s a Jeep save since the raised aluminum two-piece copperchinio-accented “Wagoneer” is the only badging you’ll see on the humungous all-new SUV; the name “Jeep” appears nowhere on the vehicle.

Ford Ranger: Shaking things up with the new off-road capable Tremor



By Jim Preueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 5, 2021) When it comes to hard core off-road capability, the Ford Ranger sat in the parking lot watching competitors like Chevy Colorado ZR2, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Jeep Gladiator (in Rubicon or Moab trim levels) hit the rough stuff: steep boulder-strewn trails, deep sand, and streams. Ranger’s FX4 off-road trim did add a rear differential locker and skid plates, but it was no match for and couldn’t go places the Jeep or Tacoma tackled.

Grand Cherokee gets a full redesign adding three-row seating



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 2, 2021) The Jeep brand, now in its 80th year, is introducing its fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee that was first introduced in 1992. That first Cherokee was dramatically launched by literally driving the SUV up the steps of Detroit’s Cobo Hall and through a glass window, signifying the breakthrough premium SUV for the Jeep brand.

90 percent of new Buicks sold are SUVs — Encore GX is the newest



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 21, 2021) Almost 90 percent of U.S. Buick sales come from SUVs, and the newest addition is the Encore GX first introduced for Buick for 2020. The Encore GX is not to be confused as yet another trim level for the subcompact Buick Encore. It’s its own Buick model that’s larger and positioned just below Buick’s compact Envision. It’s essentially a tarted-up version of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which is also new for the bowtie division of GM, and mechanically shares much of the same DNA including its two available engines, both of which are turbocharged three-cylinder variants.

2021 Toyota Supra GR 3.0 Premium — More horsepower, better handling



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 7, 2021) Last year we reviewed the 2020 Toyota Supra that returned 21 years after its last appearance. That Supra was powered by a 335-horsepower twin-scroll turbocharged inline six-cylinder paired with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and with standard launch control reached 60 mph from a resting stop in just 4.1 seconds with thanks in part to the 365 lb.-ft of torque. That’s made it the quickest production Toyota ever.
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