Cars :: Vehicle Spotlight

Kia Goes Upmarket in a Big Way

By Ann M. Job | Sep 12
The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors.

Nissan's Small Car Excels at Affordability

By Ann M. Job | Sep 5
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too.

Hyundai's Top SUV Making Sales Gains

By Ann M. Job | Aug 29
The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 27
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.

Infiniti SUV: Luxury in Seven Seats

By Ann M. Job | Aug 25
Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings, Infiniti's 2014 QX60 Hybrid SUV.

M235i Revives Classic BMW Memories

By Ann M. Job | Aug 15
The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes. The agile, turbocharged, rear-wheel drive M235i is downright fun to drive and relatively affordable.

US Agency Moves Slowly on Investigation Requests

By Tom Krisher | Aug 12
The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times. One petition has yet to be resolved.

Big 2015 Chevy Tahoe Remains a Rare Breed of SUV

By Ann M. Job | Aug 8
The big, 2015 Tahoe sport utility vehicle is thriving at Chevrolet, thanks to updated styling, a more powerful V-8, improved second-row legroom, more towing capacity and new features.

Grand Cherokee: A Grand, and Long, Ride

By Ann M. Job | Aug 1
The flagship of the Jeep line - the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle - is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014. It is rated at 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, for an average of 25 mpg.

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.