Stories by Ann M. Job

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Lexus RC coupe adds zip to staid Lexus line

The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Trax is Chevrolet's smallest SUV

Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nissan Murano sets itself apart

Nissan's stylish 2015 Murano mid-size, sport utility vehicle is getting lots of second and even third looks as consumers seek the next big thing in SUVs.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Toyota Sienna adds features

Toyota's Sienna, the best-selling family van in the country this year, has refreshed styling, stiffened vehicle structure, more safety equipment and new features for 2015.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is sized like a BMW, priced lower

Cadillac's first compact two door, the 2015 ATS Coupe, is a stylish, rear- and all-wheel drive performer with nimble handling, standard rearview camera and a starting retail price that's less than ...
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Nissan's Z sport coupe is performance bargain

Thank you, Yutaka Katayama. Katayama, who died last week at age 105, was the executive who renamed the sports car Nissan exported to the United States in the late 1960s.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

For 2015, Nissan packs a lot into new Rogue

Nissan puts a lot of features into its 2015 Rogue, but could use a bit more power.
By Ann M. Job

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Volvo's new S60 gets more power, plus fuel economy

With more powerful turbo engines, the 2015½ Volvo S60 is a distinctive European premium sedan that's nimble and quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Toyota Yaris revamped for 2015

Toyota's smallest car, the subcompact Yaris, is available as a three-door and five-door hatchback.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

2015 Passat diesel returns great mileage

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat with turbodiesel is a competent five-passenger sedan with a huge trunk and fuel tank to provide hours of travel.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

4C marks return of Alfa Romeo to the States

After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two-seater.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Kia releases Soul EV

The 2015 Kia Soul EV is a normal-looking Soul with a useful travel range of nearly 100 miles on a single charge, stable ride and handling, generous and flexible cargo space, comfortable seating ...
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Honda CR-V gets good EPA ratings

America's best-selling sport utility vehicle for a decade, the Honda CR-V is an even smarter buy for 2015 with added features, updated styling and improved fuel economy.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

2014 Infiniti QX60 offers good seating, mileage

Infiniti's largest hybrid SUV offers good mileage ratings for a seven-passenger vehicle.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe gains favor

Shoppers are finding out about Hyundai's attractive Santa Fe midsize sport utility vehicle.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mazda stays sporty with crossover SUV

Mazda's large CX-9 SUV is a nimble handler, with sporty manners and looks.
By Ann M. Job

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Mazda Miata still top roadster

Twenty-five years after its debut as a lightweight, fun-to-drive, sporty roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata still travels a road all its own.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, March 27, 2014

NISMO amps up the power of the Nissan 370Z

NISMO, the high-performance arm of Nissan, turns the 370Z into a racer.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Toyota Corolla adds spice for 2014

The Toyota Corolla, the fifth-best selling nameplate in the United States, is a larger, roomier sedan for 2014 with improved ride and better gasoline mileage than its predecessor.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Jeep Cherokee is reborn for 2014

The Jeep Cherokee is back, though unrecognizable - with sleek, modern styling, a long list of safety features, pleasant handling and comfortable on-road ride - as a Cherokee.
By Ann M. Job
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