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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 →

Cruisin’ for Friday November 27, 2015

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 CAR DISPLAY: Noon to 3 p.m., Hooters, 254 Range 12 Boulevard in Denham Springs. Hosted by the Cajun Classic Chevy Club. Bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corp. Toys for Tots campaign. For more information call Sal Palermo at (225) 937-2766. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 BATON ROUGE AREA… 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 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 →

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX.

Completely reengineered last year, the Acura MDX enters 2015 with no major changes. It remains a well-rounded luxury crossover with a quiet ride and a comfortable cabin. Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is still available, making the MDX a safe and attractive choice in the luxury crossover segment. The 2015 MDX earns a five-star safety rating… Continue reading →

2015 Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner, one of the few body-on-frame SUVs remaining on the market, has been around since 1984. The iconic 4Runner has logged many an off-road mile and conquered some pretty tough trails. After a restyle last year, the 4Runner gets a new TRD Pro edition for 2015. The newest 4Runner edition doubles down on… Continue reading →

2015 Lexus

The Lexus IS 250 enters 2015 without major changes from the 2014 model year. New for this year are LED fog lamps and technology enhancements like Siri Eyes Free and Lexus Enform Remote. And while other sport sedans are moving to turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the IS 250 keeps its 2.5-liter V6. The all-V6 IS lineup includes… Continue reading →

2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Sonata 2.0T

After unprecedented success with the previous generation, Hyundai introduces the seventh generation of its mid-size Sonata sedan, giving it a more refined look and better ride quality. Hyundai’s redesign of the Sonata builds on the fluidic sculpture design of the outgoing Sonata. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 gives the Sonata crisper lines, a larger grille and a tighter beltline.… Continue reading →

2015 Nissan Titan

The 2015 Titan is built on Nissan's rugged pickup platform, featuring a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque and a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

Nissan offers its full-size pickup truck – the Titan – in king and crew cabs with either 2WD or 4WD for 2015. Late this year, Nissan will also roll out a heavy duty 2016 Titan XD powered by a 310-horsepower Cummins turbo diesel, showing once again that Nissan isn’t giving up anything to its big three pickup truck… Continue reading →

2015 Chevrolet Trax

The Chevrolet Trax in San Diego with optional Bike Rack accessory. With the utility of a SUV and agility of a compact car, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a city-smart vehicle ready for almost any adventure.

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a small, affordable SUV that takes the baseball, hot dogs and apple pie car company further into the small car market. Chevy has been working hard to bring small cars to market globally, and the new Trax is a nice blend of comfort and functionality. The Trax has actually been on sale since… Continue reading →

2015 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque is a compact luxury crossover that doesn’t compromise its capability for its style. Delivered with heaping helpings of both, the Evoque is the latest status symbol from Land Rover. Two new trim levels are added at the upper end for 2015, the Autobiography and Autobiography Dynamic. Land Rover also introduces a… Continue reading →

2015 Fiat 500c Abarth

For 2015, the Fiat 500 gets a new 6-speed automatic transmission in regular models as well as the performance-oriented Abarth, a “small but wicked” 500 model outfitted with a 160-horsepower turbocharged engine that guarantees a fun driving experience. In fact, Fiat offers new owners of 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio models an opportunity to attend a… Continue reading →

2015 Chrysler 200C

The Chrysler 200 has been significantly improved for 2015 with a new 9-speed automatic transmission that helps it get a 13 percent increase in fuel economy. The new 200 can take you up to 36 miles down the road on a gallon of gas. That’s 5 mpg better than the previous model. Ask any automaker how they’d like… Continue reading →