Paul Borden

Ford Bronco Everglades takes on the swamp (no, not the one in D.C.)


Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(October 2, 2023) Ford is using technology derived from World War II German U-boats to expand the off-roading prowess of its popular Bronco SUV. The “Everglades” edition of the Ford Bronco unveiled in 2022 features a snorkel system that allows it to ford streams or traverse swampy terrain you might encounter on an off-roading adventure.

Ford Raptor R at home on track as well as off-road trails



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 18, 2023) As if the 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque in the standard Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t enough, Ford has blessed us with an “R” version that takes those figures up to a breathtaking 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet for those hungering for sports car-like performance.The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R zips from zero-to-60 miles per hour in a rapid 3.6 seconds with the capability of crushing anything that might have the misfortune of getting in its way.

Chevy tweaks off-road capability for Silverado ZR2 with Bison Package



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(September 3, 2023) Four years after adding upgrades to enhance off-roading capability on its mid-size Colorado pickup, Chevrolet has made the Bison package available in ZR2 models of the 2023 Silverado 1500 pickup.

Cadillac adds high-performance V-Series model to Escalade lineup


Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 20, 2023) Two decades after unveiling the 2003 Cadillac CTS-V and nearly a quarter-century since jumping into the SUV pool, Cadillac has brought high performance capability to its signature Escalade. The result is a full-size work horse with the DNA of a 1960s-era muscle car. It is capable of towing up to of 7,000 pounds, and its spacious interior has a cargo capacity of 121 cubic feet behind the first row, 72.9 behind the second, and 25.5 with all three rows in place.

AMG C43 challenges presumption that bigger is always better


Photos by Paul Borden

Mercedes AMG replaces V6
with turbocharged 4-cylinder

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 11, 2023) The traditional mantra when it comes to getting more get up-and-go from your car is that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz, however, is going the other way with performance-oriented versions of its popular C-Class sedan. After a year’s production hiatus, the Mercedes-AMG C43 is back for 2023 with a smaller engine that packs a bigger punch than its predecessor.

Elantra Hybrid offers long range between fill-ups without plugging in



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 1, 2023) We hear all the time about how sedan sales are on the wane, a notion that is reinforced by the number of SUVs and pickup trucks stacked up at a stoplight compared to the number of traditional sedans sitting idling. But seemingly bucking that trend is Hyundai’s compact four-door Elantra sedan.

Mercedes adds to EV lineup in plan to build all-electric fleet by 2030


Photos by Paul Borden

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 23, 2023) Mercedes-Benz continues expanding its all-electric fleet with EQE sedan and EQE SUV models joining the lineup this year.A long with the SUV version of the EQS, which also debuts as a 2023 model following the introduction of the EQS sedan in 2022, the German automaker now offers all-electric power in a half-dozen vehicles in its bold plan to end production of combustion engines by 2030.


Range Rover Sport eases into third generation with 2023 model



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 19, 2023) Offered in four trims including the limited production First Edition model, the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a slightly smaller version of the company’s flagship Range Rover full-size SUV with a slightly more economical price tag. And it still has that sophisticated British air that gives you a feeling of driving not just a fully off-road capable SUV but a piece of history as well as an urge to stop in somewhere for a cuppa and scones.

Subaru ups Crosstrek's off-roading capability for 2024 model



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 8, 2023) The Subaru Crosstrek moves into its third generation with a new trim added to 2024 models to boost its off-roading capabilities. At 9.3 inches, the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness sits a little more than a half-inch higher than the 8.7-inch ground clearance for other Crosstrek trims, and the continuously variable transmission has been revised to give it a little more climbing capability.

Ford fills out truck lineup with compact Maverick pickup



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(July 1, 2023) Ford resurrected the Maverick nameplate last year but not as a two-door coupe it put out in the early 1970s to compete against the import compacts that were just emerging in the U.S., but rather a small pickup to fill out the company’s truck fleet. Though not a threat to unseat the perennial top-selling full-size F-Series in the Ford stable, the Maverick is holding its own against other compact pickups, including its older company sibling Ranger and Japanese imports.