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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Ever since it helped the United States win World War II, Jeep has held a special place in the hearts of Americans. How many times have you seen someone behind the wheel of an open-air Wrangler and wished you were that driver instead of the one slogging it out on Interstate 10 headed to the office?… Continue reading →

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 CRUISE BREAKFAST: 7 a.m., (Feb. 6 and 13) at Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. Hosted by the Ramblin’ Oldies of Denham Springs Car Club. For more information call Bobby Spann at (225) 975-1928. CRUISE NIGHT: 3 to 6 p.m., first Saturday of each month at Applebee’s, 5630 Johnston Street in… Continue reading →

2016 Jaguar XF

Jaguar is introducing a longer, lighter XF sedan for 2016, the first remodel of this sleek cat since it was first launched in the United States back in 2008. The new XF remains a refined executive sedan with all the panache and style you’d expect from a Jaguar. The new Jag also gets a roomier cabin… Continue reading →

2016 Ram 2500

Three key numbers help tell the story of the 2016 Ram 2500. The first is 17,980, which is how many pounds this hoss can tow. The second is 800, which is how much torque its Cummins diesel engine produces, and the third is 3,990, which is how many pounds of payload it can carry. Those numbers are important,… Continue reading →

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT

The Chevy Equinox is refreshed for 2016 with a new front fascia, a new 7-inch color touch radio, a revised center stack and other interior enhancements. Available in four trim levels, the economical Equinox holds its own against a slew of worthy rivals in the hotly-contested compact SUV segment. The Equinox has been a good seller… Continue reading →

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep® Cherokee Limited

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee offers a choice of three 4x4 drive systems that can get you down some of the nastiest mud trails to the hunting camp. And to save you a little cash on the way to the camp, the new Cherokee can get you up to 31 miles per gallon. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee… Continue reading →

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali

The GMC Yukon XL is the Shaq-Daddy of SUVs, a king-sized hauler with seating for as many as nine. More than 60 percent of Yukon buyers will opt for the Denali model, which adds more upscale amenities to an already stylish package. For the 2016 model year, the Yukon XL gets an enhanced IntelliLink connectivity… Continue reading →

2016 Ram 1500

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Final (retouched)

Ram moves into 2016 led by a pair of dynamite offerings: the Laramie Limited and the Ram Rebel, which for my money is the best-looking pickup on the market today. If you’re in the market for a full-sized truck, you can’t go wrong with Ram. The Laramie Limited is at the top… Continue reading →

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets a bold new front end and dramatic new LED lighting for 2016. The new LED high-performance headlamps are standard on higher trim levels, and the new wraparound LED tail lamps are a distinctive addition to Chevy’s signature pickup. Changes to the newest model are primarily on the outside, but there’s one… Continue reading →

GMC Sierra Denali 1500

2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500

The GMC Sierra gets new front-end styling for 2016 with new LED headlamps and a new grille design specific to each model. Our test truck for the week was the upscale Denali edition, which is like the rich cousin to the Chevrolet Silverado. But don’t let the bling fool you; the Sierra is one tough hombre.… Continue reading →

Chrysler Town & Country/ Dodge Grand Caravan

Minivans have been around since the early 1980s, and over the years nobody has done them better than Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Whether you choose the Grand Caravan from Dodge or the Town & Country from Chrysler, you’ll be getting a comfortable and versatile family hauler. Dodge and Chrysler, both brands under the FCA corporate umbrella, have… Continue reading →

2016 Lexus RX

The Lexus RX adopts a new aggressive style for 2016 as the company tries to attract younger buyers to its highly successful SUV. The 2016 Lexus RX is muscular, athletic and powerful. Think of it as the “Leonard Fournette of mid-size luxury SUVs.” The RX has been a huge seller for Lexus since it was first… Continue reading →

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

2015 Sorento

The 2016 Kia Sorento is a family-friendly hauler that seats up to seven. With superb styling, a roomy and comfortable interior and good fuel economy numbers, the Sorento is a top choice in the mid-size crossover segment. Kia engineers added more than three inches to the wheelbase of the new Sorento, which means there’s now more… Continue reading →

2016 Scion FR-S “Everyman’s Sports Car”

The 2016 Scion FR-S, a fresh new rear-drive sports coupe that starts around $25-grand, looks a lot faster than it actually is, but it’s still a blast to drive. It’s lightweight, it’s cool, and with its affordable price tag it can be “everyman’s sports car.” The FR-S, which was introduced several years back along with its… Continue reading →

2016 Toyota Camry

After a complete overhaul in 2015, not much changes for the 2016 Camry, Toyota’s venerable 5-passenger mid-size sedan. It’s one of the best-selling vehicles ever, and remains an extraordinary value with a spacious cabin and a spirited 6-cylinder engine. The Camry is offered in four trims – LE, SE, XSE and XLE, which was our test… Continue reading →

2016 Chevy Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

The Chevrolet Colorado busted out of the gate in a big way last year, winning major truck awards and boosting Chevy truck sales. The Colorado brings it again for 2016 with a workhorse 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. The new turbo-diesel engine is offered in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models in 2WD or 4WD. Power is… Continue reading →

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

After a redesign last year, the Honda Fit gets few significant changes for 2016. The Fit remains a good fit for anyone looking for an economical vehicle with excellent mileage. Available in three trim levels, the 2016 Honda Fit may be small, but it delivers big value. Our test Fit was the top-end EX-L trim with… Continue reading →

2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited

MY16 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson will make a sharp turn towards sporty in 2016. The compact crossover gets an edgy new exterior design, a roomier interior and a pair of fuel efficient new drivetrains. There are more upscale features including LED lights in front, twin projector headlights and accents, integrated daytime running lights and even door handle approach lamps.… Continue reading →

2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a sophisticated three-row luxury crossover with impressive performance and advanced technology. For 2016, the MDX gets a 9-speed transmission with a cool new pushbutton gear selector and an available new safety package called AcuraWatch Plus. Rather than trims, the MDX comes with various packages like Advance, Technology or Entertainment, each priced separately.… Continue reading →

2015 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango gets new interior enhancements for 2015, adding to an already appealing package of style, power and refinement. The Rallye Appearance Package has been expanded to Limited models, and the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system is now standard on R/T trims. Better sound and enhanced style are nice, but the 2015 Durango also… Continue reading →

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Nissan Murano resets the standard in the midsize crossover segment with breakthrough design, premium interior and purposeful technology. Third generation of Nissan’s popular flagship crossover symbolizes Nissan’s design-led product and brand renaissance. Murano styling delivers bold Resonance Concept’s refined intensity exterior and social lounge interior. Carries forward new Nissan design direction with V-Motion front end, boomerang lights, floating roof treatment and efficient aerodynamics.

Nissan’s Third Generation Murano is a roomy and comfortable crossover with seating for five. The two previous generations of the Murano were assembled in Japan, but the 2015 model will be made right next door in Canton, Miss. We recently drove the younger cousin of the Murano – the 2015 Nissan Rogue – and although… Continue reading →

2015 Nissan Rogue

The 2015 Nissan Rogue's bold, sharp bodylines offer a sporty and confident appearance, balancing its sleek style with an aggressive stance provided by large wheelwells and available 18-inch wheels and tires.

A big seller for Nissan last year, the Rogue is an unpretentious compact SUV that offers pleasing style, a comfortable and roomy cabin, and good fuel economy. The Inline 4-cylinder engine won’t throw your head back to the headrest, but it will get you up to 33 highway miles per gallon. The 2015 Rogue hasn’t changed… Continue reading →

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition

Chevrolet is taking black to the next level with the Silverado Midnight special edition, on display starting today (January 22) at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, and making its public debut February 14 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Sometimes black and white can be the most colorful. Maybe that’s why Chevrolet took a black 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71 and turned it into a special new trim called the Midnight Edition. This sinister-looking Silverado gives truck buyers a custom pickup direct from the factory. For $1,300 extra, the Midnight Edition trim adds an all-black front… Continue reading →

2015 Chevy SS

2015 Chevrolet SS

The 2015 Chevy SS sedan is a high-performance sedan that can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. Then it can ease over to the valet line at the Four Seasons and feel right at home. The rear-drive Chevy SS has been compared to a Camaro with 4 doors. While its four… Continue reading →

2016 Audi Q3

After its introduction last year, the Audi Q3 is refreshed for 2016 with a new grille and redesigned headlights, as well as a standard backup camera and rear parking sensors. The premium compact SUV segment is expanding in Louisiana and the rest of the country as people look for better mileage and more amenities. This compact Audi fits… Continue reading →

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

Nissan NOTE ideal por su amplio espacio interior y capacidad de carga.

A new school year has arrived, and with its low starting price and excellent mileage, Nissan’s 2015 Versa Note is a great way for students to head back to class. The Versa Note gets two new upper end trim levels for 2015, bringing to five the number of models available in this popular new hatchback. The… Continue reading →

2016 Audi A7 TDI quattro

For 2016, the Audi A7 luxury sedan gets an updated engine line, standard LED headlights and a 4G LTE data connection with wi-fi for passengers. Among the engine choices is a fantastic TDI clean diesel that will take you from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds while still getting you 38 highway miles per gallon.… Continue reading →

2015 BMW X5 M

Blending luxury with performance, the 2015 BMW X5 M SUV has the most powerful engine ever developed by the company for an all-wheel drive vehicle. The 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 develops 567 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque that can run the X5 M to 60 miles per hour in just 4 seconds. The X5 M is the sport… Continue reading →

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 on location

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has a choice of three EcoTec3 engines, including a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8 and a powerful 6.2-liter V8 that comes with a new 8-speed transmission. With the 8-speed transmission and a towing package, the Silverado will tow up to 12,000 pounds. Combine the performance capabilities of this truck with its… Continue reading →

2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Does it get much better than driving with the top down on winding River Road along the mighty Mississippi on a beautiful south Louisiana day? It does if you’re in a shiny new Mustang GT convertible. The smooth grumble of the engine and the blurred landscape passing by just seem to make your cares blow away with the… Continue reading →

2016 Fiat 500X

Fiat introduces the AWD 500X for 2016, giving the Italian automaker an important new player in the small crossover segment. The newest Fiat sibling is a roomy hatchback more than 168 inches long and more than 75 inches wide, dwarfing the regular 500 and slightly bigger than the 500L. The 2016 Fiat 500X offers functionality and… Continue reading →

2015 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

The 2015 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, a lightning quick brother to the A5 and S5, gets new available options including a Black optic plus package with 20-inch wheels and a carbon fiber engine cover. Outfitted with a naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the RS 5 Cabriolet delivers heaping helpings of performance in a stylish Audi package. Also available… Continue reading →

2015 Dodge Challenger

After reading up on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 707-horsepower Hellcat engine, we were pretty excited to learn it would arrive as this week’s test car. Today, after six days of driving the Hellcat around town, our official opinion on the performance of this vehicle is…HOLY COW!! This muscle car is fast. Scary fast.… Continue reading →

2016 Nissan Maxima

Created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts, the dramatically styled 2016 Nissan Maxima looks like nothing else on the road today – and drives like nothing in the segment. The all-new Nissan flagship not only resets Maxima’s iconic “4-Door Sports Car” positioning, it sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment.

Nissan engineers visited the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue Angels, to get inspiration for their design of the 2016 Nissan Maxima sport sedan. The result is a sleek “4-door sports car” with a fighter jet-inspired cockpit and a V6 engine that kicks out 300 horsepower while delivering up to 30 highway miles per gallon.… Continue reading →

2015 GMC Canyon

Not every truck driver needs or wants a full-sized pickup truck. Some drivers want a smaller truck that can still handle towing and hauling chores. Enter the 2015 GMC Canyon. GM believes the Canyon and its sibling, the Chevy Colorado, are the right size for drivers who need the utility of a pickup, just not a full-sized one.… Continue reading →

2015 BMW 7 Series

BMW adds the 740Ld xDrive sedan to its stable of executive sedans for 2015. The new diesel-powered 7 Series sedan wraps its occupants in opulence and will take them 31 miles down the highway on a single gallon of diesel. And if you don’t like stopping for fuel, the 740Ld xDrive has a highway range of more than… Continue reading →

2015 BMW 7 Series

BMW adds the 740Ld xDrive sedan to its stable of executive sedans for 2015. The new diesel-powered 7 Series sedan wraps its occupants in opulence and will take them 31 miles down the highway on a single gallon of diesel. And if you don’t like stopping for fuel, the 740Ld xDrive has a highway range of more than… Continue reading →

2015 Land Rover Range Rover

With a world-class cabin and go-anywhere capability, the 2015 Range Rover defines class and performance. Simply put, it’s the most capable luxury SUV money can buy. Your pockets have to be deep though; the base Range Rover starts at $83,495 and the most expensive Autobiography version tops $200-grand. Our test vehicle for the week – the… Continue reading →

2015 Kia Forte

Kia continues to launch impressive automobiles with the 2015 Forte, a value-packed ride that gives buyers plenty of bang for their automotive buck. Design, performance, fuel economy – you name it – the Forte delivers on all counts. The Forte (pronounced for-tay) comes in three body styles: sedan, 4-door hatchback and coupe. Our test vehicle for… Continue reading →

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2015 Outlander Sport SE.

Mitsubishi adds a more powerful 2.4-liter engine to its 2015 Outlander Sport crossover, a 5-passenger vehicle that gets up to 32 highway miles per gallon. That’s good news for buyers who want more muscle than the 148-horsepower offered by the 2.0-liter standard engine. The available 2.4-liter engine delivers 168 horsepower and 167 lb.-ft. of torque compared… Continue reading →

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V.

Honda puts a new direct injection 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission in its popular CR-V crossover for 2015. The new powertrain helps the CR-V get outstanding fuel economy, and the CR-V also earns top safety marks from the insurance industry. Starting at $23,320, the 2015 front-drive Honda CR-V will take you up to 34… Continue reading →

2015 Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring

Redesigned in 2014, the 2015 Mazda3 gets more standard features for 2015. The third generation Mazda3 outsells all other Mazda vehicles with more than four million sold globally, according to the company. Available with four or five doors, the Mazda3 is a fun, functional and safe ride. The Mazda3 is one of a dwindling number of… Continue reading →

Lexus

Lexus blends its well-known luxury signatures with high performance and sex appeal in the new 2015 RC 350 coupe. The RC 350 is a stand-alone coupe, not a 2-door version of a sedan. Available in RWD and AWD, this new Lexus storms into the luxury-sport coupe segment with an attitude. Standard power for the RC 350… Continue reading →

2015 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry gets redesigned for 2015 with a new exterior and more refined materials inside. Toyota says only the roof remains the same on the new Camry, which has been the best-selling car in America for more than a decade. The Camry looks more sculpted with its larger grille and streamlined profile. If the new… Continue reading →

2015 Ford Edge

Ford blurs the line between regular crossovers and luxury crossovers with the 2015 Edge, a great new five-seater with more cutting edge technology and craftsmanship than ever. The 2015 Edge is redesigned from the rubber up and starts at less than $29-grand. Offered in four trim levels, the new Edge has many of the features you’d… Continue reading →