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2021 Lexus UX 200

Detroit – The Lexus UX 200 may be the least recognized but most accomplished of the luxury brand’s crossovers and sport utilities. Of course, it had the brand’s spindle grille, but it was small. That was okay. Our UX 200 ...

McLaren GT

When you’re offered seat time in a McLaren GT, take it. The 612 horsepower Supercar was very livable because of its translucent roof. It was very open and very fast — 0 to 60 mph— in 3.1 seconds. And comparably ...

Nothing cut-rate about 2022 Volkswagen Taos

DETROIT – Volkswagen has shifted its product lineup upstream without a lot of fanfare. Just look at the Taos. It is the brand’s entry level crossover but there is nothing cut-rate about it. We had the front-wheel-drive version, and it ...

2022 Lexus GX 460

The Lexus GX 460’s toughest competition may come from its siblings; there are five crossovers and sport utilities that wear the Lexus badge. The GX 460 lay toward the top of the model lineup. It is nearly impossible to not ...

2022 Lexus NX

Phoenix – Lexus intends to expand and diversify its customer base with the new NX. To that end the luxury brand has diversified the NX’s offerings. There are now four models, with four different engines, a new grille and it ...

2022 Audi A3/S3

Denver – Audi has redone its entry level sedans, the A3 and the S3. They are both all new. These sedans have been around since 2005 and neither seemed the worse for wear in terms of the time they’ve been ...

2021 Jaguar E-Pace 300 Sport

DETROIT – As Jaguar has scaled its way back into viability in the luxury market, it seems that a main part of its characteristic has been overlooked. Yes, the British brand is a luxury marque. But it is also and ...

2022 Toyota Tundra

SAN ANTONIO, TX — We came here to evaluate the 2022 Toyota Tundra. This full-size pickup truck was one of the few products the automaker has introduced in this market that just didn’t measure up. But we really can’t say ...

2021 Land Rover Discovery R Dynamic S

In our view the most impressive thing about the Land Rover Discovery was under the hood. Our Discovery R Dynamic S had a 3.0-liter straight six that made 355 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It was mated to an ...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Detroit - It sounds like a huge insult but the new Mercedes-Benz E450 is much better than the car it replaces. And the first place to start with this sedan is under the hood. The twin turbo V6 has been ...

2022 Infiniti QX60

St Helena Ca - When it comes to the 2022 Infiniti QX60, it is not about horsepower, torque, or bulk. The three-row crossover is about understated refinement and elegance. Yes, it had a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 that made 295 ...

2021 Nissan Rouge

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is a real piece of work. There were high points and low points. The interesting thing was the highs were up there and the lows were not that bad. Under the hood was a 2.5-liter four-cylinder ...

2021 Lexus RX 350 AWD F Sport

DETROIT – When you make one of the most popular luxury sport utilities on the planet, why change it before it is time? Thus, the product planers at Lexus did not do that much to alter the 2021 Lexus RX ...

2022 Toyota GR 86

Toyota has retrofitted its GR 86. For the uninitiated, this is a world class 2+2 sports car. That may sound strange in a utility vehicle world, but the automaker is looking for incremental sales; perhaps as many as 13,000 annually. ...

2022 Mitsubishi Cross & Outlander

living@thetimesweekly.com ANN ARBOR, MI – Mitsubishi is back. Or a more conservative view is that it is progressing nicely. We came to this college town just west of Detroit to get a look at the Outlander and the Eclipse Cross. ...

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