Stories by Ann M. Job

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Affordable 2016 Scion iM feels like pricier ride

The 2016 Scion iM is one of two new models from Toyota's entry-level brand, and though it could deliver better fuel mileage, it delivers a good ride and tidy looks.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Suburban is expansive -- and expensive

Chevrolet has redesigned its largest people hauler to carry up to nine people and lots of cargo, not to mention its towing capacity.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mini Cooper adds 2 doors to Hardtop model

The Mini Cooper Hardtop has oodles of personality, go-kart handling and now, of all things, four doors and a big, color-changing "mood ring" on the dashboard.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Taller, narrower Euro-style vans arrive in US

A touch of the Old World has come to American cities in the form of European-style vans that look like skinny, tall breadboxes.
By Ann M. Job

Friday, June 12, 2015

GMC HD diesel pickups take the professional route

GMC lets Chevy handle the hundreds of thousands of blacktop truckers who like their streaming music and fine leather; it takes the back paths.
By Ann M. Job

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lexus LS 460 is driving therapy against stress

Lexus' flagship LS 460 sedan is a quiet, fast, comfortable ride.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Subaru BRZ is low-slung and sticky to the road

Subaru's only rear-wheel-drive model is cramped in the middle but fun on the corners.
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

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
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