Wind cuts charge in all-electric Volvo XC40

Another all-electric, the ‘22 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Ultimate, rolled quietly into my driveway, the fourth fully-electric I’ve driven in March and April 2022. The Recharge is Volvo’s compact offering, beautifully styled from its short hood up front, over its…

Sasquatch extends trail for Ford Bronco

After all those quiet, smooth, sleekly styled all-electric models I’ve been reviewing through April 2022, along comes a return to the automotive world we’ve long known in the form of a Ford Bronco 2-door with the Sasquatch and Wildtrak packages….

Suspension key to Chevy Colorado ZR2

I climbed back into the newest offering of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 offroad pickup, this time assessing it with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The ZR2 package, with its wider track, shortened overhangs for improved approach and…

’22 4Runner lights up offroad scene

Stirring a measure of excitement into my routine some time back was the appearance of the 2022 Toyota 4Runner. The interest came not from an upgrade to the Toyota’s old 5-speed automatic transmission or the aging jagged gate for its…

Mercedes EQS450, electric luxury sedan

Its acceleration, perhaps, is the smoothest of anything I’ve driven, ever. And the quietness ranks right up there, too. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS450 all-electric luxury sedan, with air-spring suspension, uses rear-steering at low speeds in which the rear wheels turn…

Lincoln marks 100 with Ford

Henry Ford, who bought the Lincoln car company 100 years ago from inventor and engineer Henry Leland, used it to create a luxury division of large, garish exteriors, lavish interiors, powerful engines, yet sales in many years failed to meet…

Hybrid enhances small Ford Maverick

Ford, for more than 40 years the greatest seller of full-size pickup trucks, may be building success with its newly introduced light-size entry. I’m referring to the 2022 Ford Maverick small pickup, for which Ford said retail orders throughFebruary are…

GT adds zip to Mustang Mach-e

The GT version of the Ford Mustang Mach-e all-electric SUV hatchback, more advanced than the basic model I drove 14 months ago, came my way in February. “Acceleration is absolutely amazing,” I’ve said over and over since ending my weeklong…

Toyota counts on V-6, coils for Tundra

Production began in January for the third-generation, 2022 Toyota Tundra, fully redesigned with interior appeal, and company officials anticipate the first real sales climb in 15 years for the full-sized pickup. The Tundra’s platform has been expanded into a fully-boxed…

Kona EV and winter’s cold shoulder

The cold of winter takes a cut of range from the all-electric vehicles testing the market today. In my experiences in driving fully electric vehicles in cold weather in recent years, the amount of miles lost to the weather are…