2020 4Runner

Driven: A 4Runner model designed for the moguls

If you really want to venture away from pavement to explore the wilderness that awaits — and with assurance that you’re likely to get...
Mazda CX-9

Driven: CX-9 has 3 rows of fun for the family, and for the...

On my desk and beneath an old-style, 3-prong, chromed wheel spinner that I use as a paper weight, is a stack of work-related materials...
Hyundai Palisade

Driven: Love/hate relationship with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Remember when you were in high school and, in an effort to turn some delinquent to the straight and narrow, the principal mistakenly appointed...
2020 Jetta

Driven: VW Jetta — Once-playful teen has grown up to be a responsible adult

I guess I should have read the fine print, but I got all excited when the notice arrived that indicated — I thought —...

Driven: Avalon and TRD actually fit together quite nicely

I was perplexed when the email arrived offering me a week in a 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD.  Avalon, seemingly little more than a plus-size Camry,...

Time Machine Test Drive: 1984 VW Rabbit GTI sowed seeds of hot hatch

I’m sitting sports-car low behind a low-set dashboard and an upright picture window windshield that provides a view of the front corners of the...
Mazda 6

Driven: Mazda 6 is a sporty 4-door

I had the opportunity to drive the 2020 Mazda 6 recently and I have to say that I came away impressed with what Mazda...

Driven: Lexus IS350 F Sport

The 2020 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition is a very nice car. Nice, but the redesign and tuning for 2021 will...

Driven: 2020 VW Golf GTi

From the time I was a child, a stage my ex-wife will tell you I never outgrew, I got to see, and truly appreciate...
Christmas tree

Driven: Christmas Tree Pass in a 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4×4

The “road” through the Spirit Mountain Wilderness near Laughlin, Nevada, is designated as Christmas Tree Pass. I put road in quotes because this sometimes...