Niro goes far

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:45am

Kia’s Niro is the anti-Prius CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Whoever said a compact fuel-sipping hybrid couldn’t also be cool? Perhaps it needs to be aerodynamic, but it doesn’t have to look like an out-of-control science project merged with some sci-fi future-set flick. An efficient little hybrid could just look like a crossover. And […]

Chevy, side by side

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:00am

How 2 Chevrolets — the Malibu and the Cruze — approach fuel efficiency   CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com If Chevrolet is not among the auto brands that come immediately to mind when thinking of fuel-efficient hybrids and diesels, adjust your brainwaves. Recent romps in the Malibu Hybrid and Cruze Diesel were convincing. Chevy […]

Trails and tribulations

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 at 8:15am

Jeep’s Wrangler Unlimited Sahara is built for city to desert Casey Williams | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Jeep would like you to think Wranglers spend all of their miles crawling over rocks, shimmying up steep trails,     and fording deep creeks. Some do, but most while away their days in fashion mall parking garages, commuting […]

Fuel’s errand

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 7:30am

The uber-fuel-efficient Accord Hybrid is a stylish and affordable winner Casey Williams  | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com While the Honda Accord has been around more than 40 years, the new Hybrid doesn’t look a day over 29. Its youthful smooth body with glistening lighting only serves to draw attention to the technology beneath the shredded sheetmetal. […]

Audi, gaybor

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

The family- and highway-friendly Q7 makes taking a road trip a luxurious and welcome experience   Casey Williams  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com My family is spread across Texas and Indiana, so when it comes to the holidays, there’s actual jetting involved, but also long drives. While driving the Audi Q7, we had family gatherings a […]

Takin’ it to the streets

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

From bargin to luxury, the year in auto excellence CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com A      year has come and gone — and so have about 60 top-flight autos. From compacts to high-flying crossovers, here are some of the best we drove during 2016, from the most affordable to the highest end (with base prices […]

Get Bentley

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 7:25am

Bentayga: The SUV you never knew you always wanted Few brands conjure well-heeled elegance the way Bentley does. The name is practically synonymous with luxury. And when you think of performance, styling, sophistication, you can see the Bentley driver in your mind’s eye. What you probably never saw was an SUV. How could the epitome […]

Land of Lincoln

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 7:25am

Luxury in a roomy idiom: Lincoln’s MKX (and check out the new Bentley Bentayga!) Take a second and think about what Lincoln means to you. If big fluffy Town Cars or sleek Continentals come to mind, you’re probably a little behind the times. Lincoln sells the MKS and MKS sedans, but earns its luxury credentials […]

Upscale add-ons

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Accessories and after-market toys to turn your hooptie into a ‘whooptie!’   Is your once fly ride beginning to resemble one of the hoopties from Pimp My Ride? Perhaps your old Honda Civic or Subaru Impreza is looking a bit tired. Your friends are embarrassed to even stand near and it smells like your dog […]

Hottest rods

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 6:30am

Previewing the standout models for 2017   It’s that time of the year once again when all the world’s automakers attend their debutante balls and start revving their engines. It’s new car season and this year we have everything from a mega-advanced Mercedes sedan to a targa-topped Miata, Ford supercar, luxury crossovers, sexy Swede, plug-ins, […]