Jim Prueter

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.

2021 Acura NSX — The silent, screaming supercar



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 25, 2021) The Acura NSX supercar couldn’t help but turn heads and draw a crowd whenever I parked. The styling is gorgeous with an exterior design that’s enticingly worthy of praise. No crazy swoops, no melodramatic over-the-top spoilers at the rear or sculpted fins, rather styling that’s astonishingly beautiful, mostly. The snout is large and a bit on the fussy side, the rear a bit heavyset, but overall errs on mimicking the likes of the McLaren 570S in my eyes.

2021 BMW 430i xDrive Coupe — The Ultimate Schnoz



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 13, 2021) The folks at BMW recently released their second-generation 4 Series coupe, formerly known as the 3 Series Coupe. The new generation, as expected, launched with more power, better performance, and necessary safety and tech upgrades. Most of these upgrades are thanks to the 3 Series sedan, which was redesigned for the 2019 model year.

2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S — A dazzling mix of performance and opulent luxury



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 7, 2021) It’s luxurious; and fast; and very, very good; and sounds absolutely magnificent. It also costs a lot, over $135k, about twice the price of the non-AMG E-Class five-passenger family sedan.  Armed with fire-breathing 603 twin-turbocharged horsepower from its 4.0-liter V-8 engine along with a maximum torque of 627 lb.-ft and paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive, the E63 S launches itself to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds from a standstill.

2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport — Head turning good looks, but ready for update



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 1, 2021) Infiniti made a decision to up its performance game to compete with high-performance German sports sedans like the compact Mercedes AMG C43, BMW M3 and Audi S4 and S5. For the Infiniti brand, Red Sport is the name it gives to its highest performing cars including the Q50 with its 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 tested here.

2021 Mustang Mach-E — Skip Tesla: This all-new EV is the one to buy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 20, 2021) There’s been quite a buzz about the new Mustang Mach-E, ever since it debuted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fast forward through 12 months of presidential-election fever, a global pandemic, and we finally got a week of seat time behind the wheel of Ford’s first mass-market all-electric SUV, and it bears the legendary Mustang pony badge fore and aft.

2021 Kia Telluride — Perhaps the best, affordable mid-sized SUV you can buy



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 17, 2021) Last year, Kia introduced its all-new Telluride three-row midsized SUV to rave reviews, multiple “best of” awards and consumers lining up with cash in hand to purchase. Motor Trend named Telluride its 2020 SUV of the Year. Perhaps even more prestigious, it took top honors as the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.