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Hyundai Tucson plug-in eases way into electrification



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 24, 2024) Hyundai seems to have hit a hit a sweet spot in the plug-in version of its Tucson Plug-in SUV with only minor updates the last couple of years since introducing the PHEV model in the 2022 redesign. The Plug-in (or PHEV) Tucson comes with a nice catalogue of standard features and actually provides a perkier ride than gas-only versions with the 1.6-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine-electric motor drivetrain delivering a combined 261 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Mercedes-AMG GLS63 — Flagship of the Mercedes-Benz SUV fleet



By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 18, 2024) Though its roots go back to the late 1990s when Mercedes-Benz introduced its first SUV, dubbed the M and later adjusted to ML to alleviate a conflict with BMW’s M line, the GLS came into being as a 2017 model when it replaced the GL-Class that had served as Mercedes’ flagship SUV since its introduction in 2006.

Mazda CX-30T — A lot to get excited about


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By Jim Meachen
Editor, MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 18, 2024) Over the past two years I have driven the entire crop of Mazda's crossover SUVs — the CX-5, CX-50, CX-90 and CX-30. All are excellent choices depending on your needs. But hands down the smaller CX-30T is the cream of the crop for me. First, I have always enjoyed driving smaller vehicles and second, the CX-30 offers a delectable blend of performance, handling, creature comforts and — not least — room for four adults.

Ford Maverick Tremor — Off-road capable



By Jim Meachen
MotorwayAmerica.com Editor

(February 11, 2024) The Ford Maverick small pickup was an instant success with its unveiling on June 8, 2021 — an affordable truck that offers all the truck-like qualities of mid-sized pickups, but with better gas mileage and a smaller more fuel efficient footprint that is considerably easier to park in any garage.

Acura Integra Type S — In a word: brilliant



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 8, 2024) Shortly after Acura, Honda's luxury division relaunched its iconic Integra nameplate the company sent us the A-Spec trim level for our review testing. After a week behind the wheel we came away impressed with its attractive styling, long list of standard features, strong technology and driver assist features. It was essentially a Honda Civic Is dressed in prom clothes.

Mercedes AMG C43 — More power comes in a smaller package



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 5, 2024) As SUVs and pickup trucks garner all of the attention and the lion's share of sales, Mercedes is quick to remind us they still find value in the sedan market as verified by the new-for-last-year fifth-generation mid-sized C-Class sedan. And, with that comes a new four-door AMG model that foregoes its 385-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 in favor of more powerful 402-hp but smaller hybrid integrated electrically charged turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with power delivered to all four wheels passing through a nine-speed automatic transmission.

GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate — All the best features


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By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(February 4, 2024) When it comes to motor vehicles, America has a long established love affair of pickup trucks as evidenced by the fact that the top three sellers traditionally are pickups from Ford (F-Series), Chevrolet (Silverado), and Ram.

VW Jetta — A family friendly affordable compact sedan


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By Jim Meachen
Editor, Motorway-America.com

(February 4, 2024) Volkswagen hit on a "just right" compact sedan in 2019 with its current generation Jetta and it carries on with incremental changes in 2024. The Jetta is the last sedan standing in Volkswagen's U.S. lineup, and lucky for value-seeking cash-strapped families with a couple of children, it's still being sold as a viable alternative for the more expensive crossover vehicles that now populate the automotive landscape.

Kia Telluride SX-Prestige X-PRO — Still best choice for a midsize SUV



By Jim Prueter
MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 29, 2024) The Kia Telluride remains as a carry over into 2024 virtually unchanged from 2023 after a styling refresh and updating, the first since it launched for the 2020 model year. Last year's refresh included a new updated grille, redesigned LED headlamps, a new front bumper and fascia on the exterior. Inside, there was an all-new digital instrument panel with dual 12.3 inch panoramic LED screens that serve as the infotainment center and gauge displays.

Toyota's all-new Sequoia brings the big SUV up to date


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By Jim Meachen
Editor, MotorwayAmerica.com

(January 28, 2024) Big SUVs have traditionally been powered by big V-8 engines. The all-new Toyota Sequoia bucks that trend setting a new course with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid. The powerful engine-electric motor combination pulls the three-ton body-on-frame truck with confidence making 437-total horsepower and a massive 538 pound-feet of torque.