2017 Mazda CX-5: Peachy Standout

I’m often jumping in and out of test vehicles with my sister-in-law Jean Jennings, a longtime automotive writer and editor. So when she showed up at my house one afternoon last week, it was only natural for us to get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV and go somewhere. (Hint:... Continue Reading →

2017 Chevrolet Trax and the Stalker

“I’m sorry for stalking you,” said the 50-something woman in the produce department of Busch’s grocery store in my hometown. “But I noticed that cute little SUV you’re driving and I wanted to ask you about it.” She was talking about the subcompact 2017 Chevrolet Trax Premier in Crimson Metallic that I was test-driving. I’m... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward, Sort Of

My 18-month-old granddaughter Eleanor got her first set of wheels on Easter Sunday 2017 — a Little Tykes 4x4 pickup that should make her the envy of her playgroup. I wished my late father-in-law Bob Lienert, the former editor of Automotive News, could have seen the delighted expression on her face when she saw the... Continue Reading →

2017 Infiniti Q60: Better Than Botox

It’s no secret among women that pink grapefruit-scented cologne can trick others into thinking you’re six years younger than your real age. Some researchers even claim that Calvin Klein’s Eternity perfume can take 12 pounds off a woman’s perceived weight with one spritz. The 2017 Infiniti Q60, the Japanese automaker’s new flagship coupe, may work... Continue Reading →

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