IF A COUPE HAS TWO DOORS, HOW CAN THERE BE FOUR-DOOR COUPES?

When it comes to distinguishing a car as a sedan or a coupe, most people simply count the doors. Four doors, it’s a sedan. Two it’s a coupe.

But it wasn’t always that way. You go back far enough in history and you likely can find references to a “two-door sedan” and a “four-door coupe,” especially when watching old crime movies — and by that I mean from the 1940s and ’50s or earlier, not the Clint Eastwood era. Read more

An Unexpected Nice Surprise

BMW M440i Convertible (2021)

No need to go into detail on the polarizing front that BMW is putting on its new cars today. You either love it or hate it. Mind you, I am an old school BMW fan, with a soft spot for the E46 M3 which to many, is the zenith of quintessential BMW design. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the front of the new M440i, in a couple of years, we will all be used to it. Moving on! Frankly, what a lot of people don’t realize, that what really matters, is how the M440i drives and makes the driver feel doing it. My answer? This car has been one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. Read more

Gets Better and Better

Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy (2021)

With every model refresh, the Santa Fe not only becomes more upscale and also better looking. Hyundai has made huge strides in design and execution of each model and the refreshed Santa Fe is no exception. The Calligraphy is the highest trim level offered in the Hyundai SUV family, featuring a contemporary design, modern and usable technology, at a price point that’s less than the Japanese or European counterparts. The Santa Fe is positioned just below the full sized, three row Palisade. Read more

A Three-Row Luxury SUV That Appeals to Younger Buyers

Cadillac XT6 AWD (2021)

Cadillac. Mention this single word and for many, it means high-end styling and luxury. For others, typically a younger segment, it really doesn’t say much other than maybe my mom or dad drove one. That’s what GM is trying to change by offering more exciting, stylized and well-equipped SUV’s and sedans. The XT6 is Cadillac’s full sized three-row SUV offering that is smaller than the Escalade. Read more

LOOKING FOR HELL ON WHEELS? TRY THE NEWEST DURANGO FROM DODGE

The big news for the Dodge Durango this year is the introduction of the SRT Hellcat model at the top of the SUV’s portfolio for 2021.

Yes, for a limited time (more on that later), Dodge is offering the mid-size Durango with the 710-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine under the hood. With its 645 pound-feet of torque, it zips from zero-to-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to the company, and has recorded a time of 11.5 seconds for the quarter-mile as certified by the National Hot Rod Association. Read more

A Real Contender in the Full-Sized Pick Up Market

GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab Denali (2021)

In a crowded market space for full-sized pickup trucks, the GMC 1500 tries to stand out from the rest and that’s a tough thing to do. It’s impossible to look around and not notice the number of Ford F150’s, GMC 1500’s and for that matter, Toyota Tacoma’s, when driving to any destination. Read more