Car Reviews

Car Review: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring adds touch of luxury for 2017

WASHINGTON — Want the capability of a SUV but don’t want to pay the price at the dealer and at the gas pump? That usually means you need a station wagon, and most often they are just not as cool. Luckily, Subaru has taken on the challenge of making the humble station wagon cool again; in some parts of the ... Read More »

Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports (2017) review

Is this the most boring car in the world you can buy right now? Quite possibly. Say the words ‘Toyota’, ‘Auris’, ‘Hybrid’ and ‘estate’ in a row and you’ll have to be admitted to hospital for sudden-onset narcolepsy. It’ll make you so devoid of excitement that it should come with a warning for you not to operate heavy machinery after ... Read More »

First drive: Peugeot 308 company car review

Review The technology industry moves faster than the automotive world in terms of product lifecycles, and it’s perhaps surprising what Peugeot has now added to the 2014 European Car of the Year to ensure it remains competitive. Rear ‘claw effect’ lights are now standard, while the front and rear bumpers and headlights have been re-shaped to echo the family look ... Read More »

2017 Fiat 500e

Overview: The Fiat 500e is the black sheep of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles family. Built to appease the state of California and its zero-emission mandates, the 500e electric car has been a thorn in FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s side.  “I hope you don’t buy [the 500e],” Marchionne famously told attendees at a 2014 conference, “because every time I sell one it costs ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Diesel SUV Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Jeep Compass looks sharp, imposing and very pleasing to the eye The Compass has brilliant balance between good ride quality & handling Competitive pricing is what this SUV needs to change Jeep India’s fate If there was ever an auto manufacturer that promotes its heritage, both by subtle cues or screaming through literal rooftops, it is Jeep, much ... Read More »

What Car Reviews the 2017 BMW M140i

The BMW M140i is one of the best driving cars you can get from BMW these days and it’s really a shame it doesn’t reach US soil. The M140i is also the only hot hatch in the industry at the moment using a straight six engine with a RWD layout. We had the chance of sampling it last year and we ... Read More »

Car reviews: Climb aboard the family-sized Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L is a car we’re pretty familiar with by now. Take one regular 500, pump it full of growth hormones and what you’re left with is the 500L – a far more practical take on the hugely popular little supermini. With the latest 500L, not a whole lot has changed. There’s a slightly revised exterior, a more minimalistic ... Read More »

Film Review: ‘Cars 3’

Lightning McQueen, now facing the perils of being past his prime, returns in a touching sequel that gets the series back on track. “Cars,” back in 2006, was the first Pixar movie that was far more beloved by audiences than critics. That meant something, since Pixar had long been a critical darling. The movie struck many reviewers as being less ... Read More »

Review: ‘Cars 3’ a vehicle for Lightning McQueen’s maturation

In “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen’s mind is strong, but his flesh is weak. Er, metal. His metal is weak. For his third lap around the cinematic track, the Owen Wilson-voiced red racecar faces a great horror: his impending obsolescence. When the movie opens, he’s eating up pavement quicker than any other car on the circuit, until Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) comes along. ... Read More »

Cars 3 movie review: Lightning McQueen strikes! The final lap is the best one

Pixar saved the best for last. Cars 3 is the most impressive entry in the series. Cars 3 Director – Brian Fee Cast – Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy Rating – 4/5 Despite being the runt of the Pixar litter — the trilogy that no one really talks about, completely outclassed as it ... Read More »