Stories 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

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 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

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Nissan Versa Note is big on space

The revamped Nissan Versa hatchback becomes the Versa Note for 2014, with Honda Fit-like styling and lots of room.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

2014 Ford Escape SE has fuel-savvy power

Ford's small crossover is gunning for sales leadership, already offering power and top fuel economy.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

2014 Audi Q5 TDI has both power and thrift

The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI has both diesel economy and the thrift of good mileage.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

2014 Buick LaCrosse is peaceful sedan

Buick's largest sedan has gained a lot of flash for 2014. The LaCrosse is a quiet and peaceful riding car with a spacious interior that is updated with new seats, styling and luxury appointments.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

2013 Sonata is upscale without the cost

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited model adds luxury for much less than upscale cars.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is square throwback

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is big and powerful, but gets only 14 mpg on the highway.
By Ann M. Job

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio packs a punch

Introduced this year in time for warm weather stateside, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio is a fun little car for hard-charging drivers.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 Dodge Avenger undercuts competition

The Avenger is a midsize sedan that comes in at a low price and offers a number of attractive options.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mercedes-Benz GL remains popular for 2013

Mildly restyled GL350 from Mercedes-Benz offers room, luxury and power, despite being powered by a diesel V-6.
By Ann M. Job
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