GMC’s full-size SUV, the Yukon, is extensively new for 2021. It has a new chassis with independent rear suspension. Wheelbase is longer for more room and comfort. The cargo area is flatter and lower to the ground.
Adaptive air ride suspension is available. There’s two V8s and a new diesel. Denali gets a unique interior and lots of sophistication.
Often called the GTI with a trunk, the GLI as the GTI of sport sedans came into being to provide driving excitement in a traditional sedan body style. The Golf GTI has been called “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” That moniker could just as well be applied to the Jetta GLI.
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI delivers exhilarating performance in a traditional sedan body style.
The 2020 Jeep Compass has been updated with new colors and added equipment
Compass pricing starts at $22,280. With the four models Jeep offers a broad selection of options that allow for personalization for every customer to equip his or her Compass exactly as they want for urban or suburban living or true outdoors adventure and off-road trail riding.
Seats for four to experience the twin-turbocharged 4.4-L V8 with 600-HP that’s boosted to 617-HP on the M8 Competition. An 8-speed automatic drives the xDrive all-wheel drive system that is standard equipped. Zero to 60 is in a very quick 3.2 seconds, and one-tenth less in the Competition. Top speed is 155 mph with an option to boost it to 189 mph.
The Dodge Challenger is the first and only 2-door muscle car offering all-wheel drive. The Challenger GT AWD with its 305-horsepower V6 delivers plenty of performance. Its rear-wheel biased AWD system automatically puts power to the front wheels when needed.
Check out this muscle car for the snow right here.
On the invite of Toyota I participated in the line-off celebration of the new Highlander at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant were it is produced. Then I spent time behind the wheel of both the Highlander with the V6 engine and the Highlander Hybrid.
Depending on your needs, both are viable contenders and good choices in the midsize SUV segment.
Riding on a new platform that provides a better ride along with more interior room, the Highlander is offered with a complete array of new infotainment choices.
Honda’s CR-V is one of the original compact SUVs and America’s best-selling crossover of the past two decades
Now for 2020 this fifth-gen CR-V has been freshened with a new look up front featuring a new grille and fascia. In back there’s new taillights, and new 19-inch wheels as well as new designs for the 18-inch wheels to round things out.
The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla made its arrival in two chapters: the all-new Corolla Hatchback arrived in 2018, while the sedan has been redesigned from the ground up for 2020, with an available hybrid for the first time in the U.S.
I road tripped in a Corolla XSE with its new power plant, a169-horsepower 2.0-L 4-cylinder mated to CVT.
The 2020 Corolla is available in L, LE, XLE, SE and XSE trims with base prices ranging from $19,500 to $25,450.
The 5-seat compact Corolla in its 2020 guise has plenty of pep with its 169-HP and good overall ride comfort. It’s well suited for city living, commuting, or an occasional long road trip.
Mitsubishi’s best-selling model, the Outlander Sport, has been redesigned for 2020.
Overall the Outlander Sport offers reasonable value and might just make a good choice for those on a tight budget but needing the versatility of a crossover SUV. It’s a crossover SUV designed for the city and does provide good versatility.
There are ten trim and drivetrain combinations with base prices ranging from a low of $22,495 up to $26,895, plus a $1,095 destination charge.
The V60 Cross Country is a well-designed and elegant station wagon with all-weather and road safety, practicality and comfort. For those seeking a premium driving experience, no matter your age generation, there is lots of satisfaction to be had from this car.
The 2020 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country is priced at $45,100 plus options and shipping.
The Tacoma TRD Pro for 2020 has been given the once over by Toyota Racing Development. With a strong cachet among off-roaders I drove it in the dirt and on the road. It’s one of the best for hitting the trials.
The 2020 Acura RDX represents a good value in the premium compact SUV. It has a nice luxury feel, interesting styling, sporty performance, refined ride and handling, decent fuel economy as well as a roomy interior.
This third generation RDX was new-from-the-ground-up in 2019 with new styling, both in and out and a new 272-HP engine.
The Volvo XC40 provides an overall very satisfying driving experience. It’s quiet with a nice open and spacious feeling in the cabin, seat design is very comfortable for long road trips, has a smooth ride but yet the suspension is tuned for sporty handling, and the engine provides plenty of zip. In a pinch its 8.3 inches of ground clearance will help get you down an unpaved road or through some deepish snow.
The XC40 is a premium urban vehicle aimed at a younger demographic, but will suite many a driver from all walks of life.
The first all-new Supra in 21 years has arrived. Co-developed with BMW and Toyota’s Gazoo Racing…thus the GR in GR Supra, with 335-HP it’ll get to 60 mph for stop in 4.1 seconds and top out at 155 mph.
In a coupe body with seats for two and automatic transmission only, the GR Supra makes for a great track car as well as a fun street car.