Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes-Benz was once known for producing luxury sedans “far superior in comfort” while ceding recognition to BMW and its M division for high-performance success. By tightening a link to engine-enhancing AMG, results were a rush of adrenaline which Mercedes found…

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

General Motors, in seeking a bigger slice of a small pie, appears to be tossing tradition to the winds. I’m talking of two new U.S. subcompact SUVs, Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, sharing a platform out of GM’s Bupyeong…

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

The TRD badge, a synonym for “performance” for years on Toyota trucks and SUVs, has surprisingly been added to Avalon and Camry sedans, and I showed one off in a drive to Sterling in July. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development)…

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

The huge vehicle showed up at my house on a Thursday morning; a high-roof Sprinter 2500 passenger van, built by Mercedes-Benz. It stands 9 feet in height, has seating for 12. Behind the driver and front-seat passenger are a second…