Paul Borden

Nissan gives Rogue crossover extensive remake for 2021



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 16, 2021) Fully redesigned, the 2021 Nissan Rogue looks to continue its role as not only the company’s best seller but also as one of the most popular compact crossover SUVs on the market today. Through the first three quarters of the year, the Rogue holds a solid third place in U.S. sales as one of three in its class with over the 200,000 mark behind only Toyota’s RAV4 and Honda’s CR-V.

Power upgrade on GT model gives performance boost to Kia's K5 sedan



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 11, 2021) The 2021 Kia K5 GT isn’t billed as a “sports sedan,” but with a 290-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine rated at 314 pound-feet of torque it does a pretty good impersonation of one, especially when dialed into Sport mode for city environs.

Ford Ranger bigger, but still a good option in pickup market



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 3, 2021) MIAMI — If you are thinking about buying a pickup truck but don’t want, or need, a full-size model, the Ford Ranger may be just vehicle for you. Though it has grown a bit since its debut as a compact pickup nearly four decades ago, the Ranger is not so big that it is going to cause concerns as you encounter tight spaces but
still is up to handling the light hauling that comes with those weekend do-it-yourself chores.

Ford finds remedy for range anxiety with Mustang Mach-E




By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 20, 2021) Putting aside the fact that it looks about as much like a Mustang as the late Ford C-Max Hybrid, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E stands tall on its own as the company’s first all-electric vehicle. It really doesn’t need whatever tenuous boost in prestige it might get from association with the company’s iconic Pony Car.

If you think a coupe has only two doors, Mercedes would beg to differ



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 15, 2021) Here we go again. When it comes to distinguishing a car as a sedan or a coupe, most people simply count the doors. Four doors, it’s a sedan. Two it’s a coupe. But it wasn’t always that way. You go back far enough in history and you likely can find references to a “two-door sedan” and a “four-door coupe,” especially when watching old crime movies — and by that I mean from the 1940s and ’50s or earlier, not the Clint Eastwood era.

New Calligraphy trim gives premium feel to Hyundai Sant Fe



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 8, 2021) With a history that dates back two decades, the Hyundai Santa Fe was the South Korean automaker's first venture into the SUV segment with the debut of the 2001 model. My oh my how it has grown up over the years. The early Santa Fe was very capable vehicle but featured styling quirks that either turned on buyers or made them immediately head for the staid safety of a Toyota showroom.

Shelby GT350R making one last hurrah on muscle car scene



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 30, 2021) We are way past the midpoint of the year, football season is rapidly approaching, and any day now Christmas decorations are going to be showing up at Walmart, yet my review subject for today is a vehicle from 2020, the Ford Mustang GT350R.

Hyundai kicks subcompact Venue up a notch with 2021 upgrades



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica

(August 17, 2021) After loading up the initial version with a pretty long list of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking, Hyundai took its subcompact Venue SUV up another notch for 2021.

BMW offers upgraded hybrid version for its X5 Sports Activity Vehicle



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 11, 2021) The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e represents the company’s second go at a plugin hybrid-powered SUV and offers up more power and a longer range for all-electric than its predecessor, the xDrive40e that debuted for 2016. But that isn’t to say you are going to be going for long, quiet cruises and snubbing gas stations for the rest of your life. The key phrase here is “longer range,” not “long range.”

Kia K5 bucks trend, gives life to shrinking sedan segment



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 2, 2021) If the family sedan is a shrinking segment, at least the Kia K5 is evidence that reports of its impending doom may be premature. Through June, the 2021 K5 five-passenger sedan remains the South Korean’s third-biggest seller behind only the less expensive Kia Forte economy car and its compact Sportage SUV, and the margin between the K5 and the Sportage for the first six months of the year is just a little over 2,000 vehicles.