Paul Borden

Mercedes tries to disguise E450 All-Terrain, but it's still a wagon



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 22, 2021) If the $141,000 price tag for the AMG E 63 S wagon reviewed on this site back in February was just a bit out of your financial reach, Mercedes-Benz has another wagon (though it doesn’t call it that) that doesn’t go into six figures but is quite stunning in its own right. The 2021 E450 4MATIC All-Terrain model is a real beauty and features all the bells and whistles you expect from the company with a stunning two-tone interior and a new mild hybrid powertrain that provides both power and pretty decent fuel numbers for its class.

Looking for Hell on wheels? Check out the 2021 Dodge Durango



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 20, 2021) The big news for the Dodge Durango this year is the introduction of the SRT Hellcat model at the top of the SUV’s portfolio for 2021. Yes, for a limited time (more on that later), Dodge is offering the mid-size Durango with the 710-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine under the hood. With its 645 pound-feet of torque, it zips from zero-to-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to the company, and has recorded a time of 11.5 seconds for the quarter-mile as certified by the National Hot Rod Association. Top speed is 180 mph.

Corsair stands out from imports among compact luxury crossovers



By Paul Borden
Motorwayamerica.com

(July 12, 2021) If you are in the market for a compact luxury crossover SUV and are in a “buy American” mood, you’re going to find your choices somewhat limited. Imports from Germany and Japan pretty much have taken over the segment. Fortunately, however, one of the best — a couple of sources even rate it No. 1 — choices among the compact luxury crossover SUVs is as American as complaining about election results. It also carries a well-known American name.




Power, plushness put Lincoln Navigator among best large SUVs



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 5, 2021) If you are in the market for a luxury large SUV and don’t have the Lincoln Navigator on your list, you might be regretting it later, and not just because actor Matthew McConaughey has nice things to say about it and other Lincoln products in the automaker’s popular low-key TV ad campaign.

Infiniti cuts Limited trim for QX80, adds two new trims for 2021



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(June 28, 2021) It assumed its present designation when the Japanese automaker adopted a new naming strategy for  its product line. Starting with 2014 models, Infiniti labeled its sedans, coupes, and convertibles as “Q” and crossovers and SUVs as “QX” with the number that follows not based on engine size but rather representing its status in the portfolio — essentially the bigger the number the bigger the vehicle.

2022 Hyundai Tucson now a serious player in compact SUV segment



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 23, 2021) Move over Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and other popular compact crossovers. Another player has upgraded its game with Hyundai giving its best-selling vehicle, the Tucson SUV, a major refreshing for 2022 following the “Sensuous Sportiness” concepts espoused by the company’s Global Design Center in South Korea.

Ford Bronco back for 2021 after long production hiatus



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmeica.com

(June 11, 2021) Ford put the Bronco on what would become a 25-year production hiatus after the 1996 model year even though just two years earlier it had been the most widely viewed SUV in the country.

Cadillac adds standard features, new package to 2021 CT4



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 7, 2021) After its debut for 2020, the 2021 Cadillac CT4 small luxury sedan gets several updates this year with more standard features and an available Diamond Sky package of extras that provide some much appreciated styling upgrades. Cadillac also is including what it says is the first “true” hands-free driver’s experience with its Super Cruise with Lane Change on Demand system that will work on more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways in the United States and Canada. The system is scheduled for late summer availability.

2021 Cadillac CT5 gets V performance upgrade to 4.3 seconds 0-60




By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 4, 2021) A replacement for the aging CTS when it reached showrooms as a 2020 model, Cadillac’s CT5 — previewed at the 2019 New York Auto Show —  made a rather impressive debut by earning the No. 1 ranking for midsize sedans in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. For 2021, it is offered in five trims, but this review will concentrate on the 2021 Cadillac CT5 V-Series edition that tops the portfolio at a starting MSRP of $48,700 when the $905 destination and delivery charge is tacked on.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX the ultimate in performance pickups



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 15, 2021) Considering it was Dodge that “went nuclear” in the horsepower wars when it introduced 707-horsepower Hellcat versions of its Charger sedan and Challenger coupe for 2015, it should be no surprise that it was their cohorts at the company’s truck division brought that kind of power to the pickup segment with the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.