Hammer time

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 7:20am

Mercedes’ GLC43 AMG drops the hammer on crossovers CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com AMG has a long history of being Mercedes’ in-house gym, delivering cars as diverse as the GT-S supercar that blips 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and G65, a 621 horsepower brick-square mountain goat with a biturbo V12. But, its card was […]

A hybrid for your family

Posted on 28 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Acura’s MDX Sport flexes its muscle         CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com Whether you define family as close friends out for the evening or a car full of offspring, wheeling them about shouldn’t require a tanker full of fuel or inebriated performance. You could look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, or […]

3’s the charm

Posted on 07 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

Mazda3’s Grand Touring adds sportiness to a hatchback   CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer autocasey@aol.com You can buy any number of expensive sports sedans with fancy three-pointed stars, spinning propellers, intertwined rings or centuries-old crests. Most of them drive divinely, making your morning commute and weekend romps absolute joy. But keep this on the down-low: […]

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 […]