Dodge Hornet R/T Review: The Perfect Small Hybrid for the Daily Commute

Dodge Hornet R/T

Dodge is marketing the new Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid electric crossover as something that is a blast to drive, and it is a ton of fun to drive (as that segment goes). However, that ad campaign doesn’t really address the fact that it is a fantastic daily commuter vehicle – with all of the latest … Read more

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Review: Cruising the Countryside in Sporty Luxury

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce

Many online discussions about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio focus on the hot Quadrifoglio, which makes sense from an enthusiast’s standpoint, as the 505-horsepower Ferrari V6 is an absolute delight. However, most Stelvios are powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powerplant, so when planning an 800-mile road trip, I happily accepted the offer to test a … Read more

GiddyUpz! Ram owner’s new product takes off

Giddyupz started out as a smarter way for shorter people to haul themselves up into pickup cabs. Automakers have grab handles in the cab, but they’re not enough for many people, because pickups—especially 4x4s—have gotten almost comically high off the ground. Who’s behind this invention, whose seeming simplicity comes after 200 varying prototypes and thousands … Read more

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Product Testing: Falken Azenis FK460 A/S Tires

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Go Mango

To prove their point, Falken sent me a set of Azenis FK460 A/S for testing. Although they arrived in mid-April, we have seen freezing temperatures and a little snow here in Michigan. This has provided me with a great chance to test these all season tires in a setting that is very similar to the fall and early winter. We have had enough rain to wash away the winter road salt and other debris that accumulates during snow plowing, but plenty of 20°F road surfaces and even some light snow to make things slippery.

The ’Cuda at the NY Auto Show

1970 Plymouth ’Cuda AAR at New York Auto Show

While most of the rumble at the New York International Auto Show came from the 1,025 HP Dodge Challenger 170 on the upper level, this interesting, and perhaps more historically significant, Mopar sat quietly parked among other vintage iron in the lower-level displays.

Wagoneer Versus Grand Wagoneer: Which Massive Jeep is Right for You?

Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

Since the Jeep brand reincarnated the Wagoneer line, the range-topping, three-row SUV has proven to be popular, but in reading comments about the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it is clear that many people don’t understand the difference between the two. Some people incorrectly believe that the Grand Wagoneer is bigger than the Wagoneer, similar to … Read more

Jeep Wagoneer L Lineup Shows the Excellence of the Hurricane Engine

Hurricane Twin Turbo

A few weeks back, the folks from Jeep invited me out to Bozeman, Montana to test drive the 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L. As a fan of the modern Wagoneer line, I was interested to check out the new long wheelbase models, but more importantly, this was the first chance for media to … Read more

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe First Drive: Another Great Hybrid

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Some critics questioned Jeep’s move to make the Wrangler their first hybrid vehicle with all-electric driving capabilities, but the Wrangler 4xe quickly became the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. The Grand Cherokee is the second model to receive the optional 4xe hybrid drivetrain; after spending the day driving one around Texas, I have little … Read more

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon Review: Bigger is Better

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon

I recently spent a week driving the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 with the Xtreme Recon package. My first seat time with the Xtreme Recon-equipped 392 Jeep was an off-road test session during which time I found it to be the most capable production vehicle that I have ever tested – and I tested the … Read more

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive: Unibody Towing Perfected

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing

I recently traveled to Moab, Utah to test the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee in its traditional two-row form. As you may know, the next generation Grand Cherokee debuted earlier this year in the “L” form, serving as the first GC with a third row of seats, and it has been remarkably successful. That launch is … Read more

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hydro-Guide System Works Flawlessly

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Hydro-Guide

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the Hemi-powered off-road that many Jeepers have been asking for over the past few decades and with 470 horsepower, the call for V8 power was answered in a very proper manner. The Rubicon 392 is a high performance beast, serving as the most exciting factory-built Wrangler I have ever … Read more

Jeep Rubicon 392 Review: V8 Power Makes the Perfect Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

The Jeep Wrangler is not for everyone, but it has always been a perfect version of itself. Dating back to the 1960s when it was known as the CJ, the “original Jeep” has always been the most off-road capable production vehicle on the road while also offering the open-air freedom like no other vehicle on … Read more

Dodge Durango Hellcat: The World’s Greatest High Performance People Mover

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

After the introduction of the 707-horsepower Hellcat versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, many fans of the brand began pleading for a factory supercharged Durango. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, packing the same Hellcat Hemi, proved to be a smashing success for the Jeep brand and many Mopar lovers who wanted a supercharged, all-wheel-drive SUV … Read more

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive: Bigger, Better in Every Way

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland

Last week, I had a chance to spend a day driving the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L around Metro Detroit, including a trip to the off-road testing area of the company’s Chelsea Proving Grounds. This is the first three-row model to wear the legendary Grand Cherokee name, but it isn’t just the current model … Read more