Stick it to ‘em!

Here are two automobiles—the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and 2017 Focus RS—that are not only stellar buys, but come with a manual transmission for the true driving experience.

The All-New 2017 Land Rover Discovery

To showcase the durability and versatility of their new, completely remodeled 2017 Discovery, Land Rover confidently invited auto journalists worldwide to drive their highly-anticipated SUV on some of the most challenging surfaces Mother Nature could craft. Taking on Utah's various landscapes—from the rugged terrain of Canyon Point to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes alongside dune buggies—the fifth-generation Discovery successfully confirmed…

2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Infiniti has always impressed auto enthusiasts with their will to go the extra mile, assuring every model of their fleet combines luxury, finesse, power and technological advancement since boldly entering the market in the ‘90s. Lucky for us, brand-new models like this stunning 2017 Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe sustains the automaker’s prestigious reputation. Presented in an astounding ten different…

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL-E 

With spring break on the horizon, we made it a priority to find an automobile that would be the best to suit the travel needs of multiple people. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL-E was one of the standouts that covered a lot of demands, whether it's hitting the beach, heading for the mountains, or being the life of an…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…

Luxurious, powerful and stealthy

Since Nissan introduced their Maxima to start off the 80s, this pioneer of the “four-door sports car” has never ceased to excite the auto industry with its revered combination of power, road-gripping handling, and eye-popping body designs. Now with five trims delivered from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant—S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum—the 2017 Maxima Midnight Edition of the SR looks…

Four Automobiles That Impressed Us This Year

In the final 2016 edition of Driver’s Notebook, here is a quartet of automobiles in different classes that deserve some consideration. It has been a great year for Driver’s Notebook covering the new models of 2016. Besides the fine automobiles we already featured leading up to this end-of-the-year edition, here are four more we wanted to make sure you considered.…

Cadillac 2016 CT6 Premium Luxury AWD

With more than a century representing the American auto scene as its most extravagant carmaker, Cadillac’s all-new 2016 CT6 has seamlessly applied state-of-the-art technology into the sleek physique of a large luxury sedan—a revisited body type that once dominated its fleets decades ago.

2016 Range Rover HSE Td6

Be it turning heads of witnesses in passing, transporting passengers in luxury, or taking on the most challenging inclement weather conditions, the 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 will not disappoint. From the pampering interior, to state-of-the-art technology enhancing the driving experience, and an impressive 600-mile travel range using diesel fuel are just a few of the attractions justifying the global…

THE 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LIMITED

At first impression, Hyundai’s “Style To Raise The Bar” motto for its all-new 2017 Elantra certainly confirmed validity. Available in three trims—Eco (starting at $17,150), SE ($20,650), and the Limited (beginning at $22,350)—the value Hyundai offers immediately wows considering all of this model’s augmentations from bumper to bumper. Addressing the more curvaceous exterior, the Limited’s standards are plentiful, including its…