In the press material Honda provided to me about my tester this week they had a clever headline. And while it’s PR speak it is nevertheless apropos. The headline says: Electrified, All-New Honda Accord Set To Re-energize the Midsize Sedan Segment.
Standing Out In The Crowd
Miata still the fun roadster it's always been
Mitsubishi Reinvents Itself
It was a joyous and helpful weekend as my family participated in moving our college daughter into her new apartment while simultaneously entertaining visiting aunts, uncles, and cousins. So of course the tasks required an SUV with storage capabilities, cargo management, and style when it was…
At The Weekend Drive we cover a lot of vehicles. This week I’m adding my two cents about one of the most advanced vehicles of this model year. And yes, both Kimatni Rawlins and our Automotive Editor Jimmy Dinsmore already took their turns in the 2023 Genesis GV60.
Small Truck Market is Picking Up
There was a time when the Toyota Camry was the best-selling vehicle in America. You’d see these sedans everywhere. Perhaps it go so popular that it lost its wow factor. Or maybe, and more likely, the auto industry outgrew the Camry and all cars like it. If that’s the case it’s unfortunate be…
I’ve driven a lot of vehicles. But there are still some I’ve never gotten to drive. Well after this week, I can cross one more of the “never have I ever” off my list. This week’s tester is the 2023 Subaru WRX. This enthusiast, youthful compact car has eluded me.
All-electric EV6 has torque for days (and small range numbers)
Ford Adds Tremor Package To Compact Truck
2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport shakes off stigma from its past
According to BMW, “M” is the most powerful letter in the alphabet. M also equates to emotion and motorsports, and with 50 years of engineering experience under its belt BMW M continues to innovate and inspire with roadrunners such as the second generation M2, your entry into the M club. Perf…
CT5 Puts Cadillac Back on Course
It is awards season across the entertainment industry but also the automotive industry. The Weekend Drive (TWD) publisher Vince Bodiford and TWD Editor Jimmy Dinsmore both got to drive an award-winning vehicle.
Equinox springs forward
In 1962, Jeep introduced the Wagoneer—the predecessor of all luxury 4x4 SUVs. It was designed to combine passenger-car comfort and convenience with the advantages of four-wheel drive. And it did so for 30+ years until it was discontinued in the early 90s.
It was time for another weekend road trip to Ocean City in honor of my teen daughter’s volleyball lifestyle. From Silver Spring, MD the beach town is a three to 4-hour commute depending on traffic. So, of course I was apprehensive about driving an EV down there without knowing the lay of the…
Raptor-ous Time in a Bronco
Toyota Reminisces With Special Edition 4Runner
As Genesis continues to expand its EV lineup, I must pay homage to the electrified 2023 GV60 crossover, the company’s first dedicated EV model. The Korean automaker’s e-mobility goal is to shift towards an all-electric lineup by 2030. The AWD GV60 has an EPA-estimated electric driving range …
Special Edition, Introduced in 2021, Remains Relevant
A station "vagn" that has it all
We’ve recently documented that Mazda is launching a new flagship SUV called the CX-90. The CX-90 will replace the CX-9 in the Mazda family lineup as the Japanese automaker heads toward a future that includes electrification.
Here’s a quick bit of family history for you. I come from a big General Motors family. My grandpa worked for Frigidaire for many years. Frigidaire was once owned by GM and thus, my grandpa and many in his family were a “GM household.”
Remember when Mother Nature decided to give most of America a dose of Bing Crosby right in time for Christmas and with it came snow, ice and sub-zero temps? As a certified winter hater, I remember it and will curse Bing Crosby’s name going forward and never wish to hear White Christmas again.
Big things are happening with the Volvo brand. Rather than go full-bore toward an electrified lineup, the Swedish car brand is turning their entire lineup into mild hybrids while also offering electric options for many of their vehicles.
Remember when the Toyota Camry used to be the darling of the auto industry. It regularly held the title of best-selling car in America. Well, in this era of crossovers and EVs, sedans like the Camry are more passé. But that doesn’t mean the Camry can’t remain relevant in such a world.
The Lexus GX 460 is a shining example of what’s left of a rare breed – an SUV that’s truly a truck. Once upon a time, nearly SUVs were based on a truck’s body-on-frame architecture. They were rugged and built for towing and off-roading. But most of today’s SUVs (or ‘crossovers’ as they’re ca…
Who says hybrids are slow? That’s kind of an old reputation that still follows around many of today’s hybrids. I spent a week driving the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and it certainly put any part of that outdated reputation to rest.
It’s my job to be objective and critical of these vehicles I’m privileged to drive. And while some of you may think I take it too easy on vehicles the fact is it’s hard to be critical of brand new vehicles. But yet still I try and hopefully you find me objective in my thoughts as I try to re…
Hyundai’s media site sums up the revamped 2023 Palisade pretty succinctly: “Palisade is the ultimate family vehicle for daily use and memory-making road trips.”
Lexus’ flagship SUV has power and refinement galore
If you’ve read my reviews through the years, first I want to thank you. Second you might’ve picked up on many of my personal likes and dislikes. Two things I generally dislike are compact crossovers and continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). Well guess what this week’s review is and gue…
There is an exhilarating cohort of electric performance vehicles occupying today's roads, whether the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan GTS or Lucid Air and Mercedes-AMG EQS. Although each offers conscious EV owners unique and outstanding technological experiences behind the wheel, this grou…
Volvo recharges its product line
Genesis’ first EV offers futuristic mobility
Recently The Weekend Drive Automotive Editor Jimmy Dinsmore reviewed the Honda HR-V. So it seems pretty appropriate that I’m reviewing one of the main competitors to that subcompact crossover – the Toyota C-HR. Even the names sound similar to each other, and that’s probably by design.
Rethinking what it means to be a Jeep
Powerful, plug-in hybrid is loaded with luxury
Even without the turbo, the CX-30 brings plenty to the table
With all the hullabaloo about General Motors going full bore toward full electrification of their lineup (see the video below with the catchy Fleetwood Mac song), there’s the 2023 Chevy Traverse still holding onto what’s made it successful and popular, without a single bit of EV or even hybr…
Earlier this year, Kimatni Rawlins, one of our talented content creators here at The Weekend Drive called the 2022 Genesis G80 an “immersive” experience. And Kimatni really did capture the essence of this luxury midsize sedan.
Plug-in hybrid is completely redesigned
2022 Hyundai Elantra gains youthful looks, sporty performance
Please prepare for an immersive automotive experience beyond comprehension as Mercedes-Benz has reinvigorated its mothership S-Class with superior capabilities and luxuriant satisfaction. The opulent touring sedan triggers the senses and redefines innovation from driver assistance systems an…
Italian bucket list
Today’s vehicles are technological marvels. Really, they are. Most vehicles today have somewhere around 50 computer systems controlling them in some capacity. So while we marvel at the beauty of the exterior or hold in awe the output of the engine, what goes mostly unnoticed is the technolog…