KIA Sorento Makes a Parent Proud in the Drop-Off Line

The 2014 Kia Sorento SX  is a whopper of an SUV that any parent would be proud to cruise up in at the drop-off line. Its roomy interior is full of creature comforts like front row heated seats, nappa leather trim, second-row window sunshades, dual climate controls, a heated steering wheel and a four-way adjustable [...]

By | 2014-04-16T07:42:31+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments

The Small Car That's Big on Features – KIA Rio

The 2014 Kia Rio is a great small car for bouts around town, commuting or even a short vacation trip. Priced at $13,900 to $21,340, this mighty subcompact has an unbelievable package of standard features and an amazing premium package for a car in this price class.   Standard features include Bluetooth and UVO infotainment [...]

By | 2014-04-11T17:07:12+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments

Sportin' Around in the KIA Sportage

Driving the 2014 KIA Sportage, I knew right away where from it gets its name.   If I did not know I was driving a four-door SUV I could have imagined I was in a nimble sports car.  The feel of the road, the responsive handling and the dash loaded with lights, bells and whistles made me [...]

By | 2014-04-11T16:28:08+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments

The Buick LaCrosse: At Home at the Ritz

The Buick LaCrosse: At Home at the Ritz The Buick LaCrosse Touring was one of the most luxurious cars I have test driven lately.  When the valet parked in in front of the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, it looked perfectly at home alongside the Jaguars and Bentleys.  Besides its beautiful exterior styling, the interior is [...]

By | 2014-04-11T09:30:08+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments

Women Drivers Strut Their Struts

Auto Industry Event Showcases Best Cars for Women and Families Who says women don’t know nothin’ about cars?  After two days at a ranch in the high desert of Bend, Oregon, at Heels and Wheels, an annual gathering of female auto industry experts, I had never heard so much estrogen-driven car talk.  These women were [...]

By | 2014-04-06T09:35:37+00:00 April 6th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments

The Mazda5 Grand Touring Fits it All

One of the best little minivans I have ever driven is the 2014 Mazda5 Grand Touring.  It is compact and sprightly enough that I did not feel like I was in a 6-seater minivan, yet with the third seating row put down its cargo area was large enough to fit all our family gear, including [...]

By | 2014-02-20T08:46:52+00:00 February 20th, 2014|Cars|0 Comments