More stories by Dennis Buterbaugh

2018 Mazda 3 5-Door Grand Touring

Europeans have known for years that four-door hatchback cars are very practical. One of the best hatches in the U.S. comes from Mazda.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

While many SUVs on our highways look like they can go off-road, few of them actually can. The Toyota Land Cruiser loves the rough stuff.

2017 Ford Edge Sport

For some families, a compact crossover vehicle is too small while a full-size one is too big. The Ford Edge targets those buyers.

2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude

It should be called the Tennis Ball Edition. There’s no doubt Jeep’s new color for the Renegade – Hyper Green – is highly visible. Even thou…

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

There are few vehicles with such a thorough transformation as the new Jeep Compass. While the old Compass was uninspired and ineffective, th…

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV

At first, it looks like the same old Nissan Rogue. then you realize the Rogue Sport is smaller; a full foot shorter and six inches lower.

2017 Dodge Durango GT Blacktop

The 2017 Dodge Durango GT Blacktop just might be the best looking SUV from traditional American brands.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Cabriolet

Judging from reactions as I drove it for a week, people love the look of Mercedes’ new C300 Cabriolet, especially with optional AMG styling …

2017 Lexus RC F

When you want to build a muscle car, you need horsepower and a mean-looking design. I don’t know if a huge spindle grill is mean or not, but…

2017 Kia Niro Touring

Kia is joining its cousin Hyundai in producing a brand new hybrid this year. The Kia Niro is modern and a throwback at the same time.

2017 Toyota 86

When people think of a sports car, expensive is usually part of the picture, but the Toyota 86 is proof that fun does not have to be expensi…

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited

There’s a new king of the hill in the hybrid car world. The new Ioniq shows Hyundai knows how to build an MPG champ.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Mid-size crossover vehicles are popular with smaller families because they have lots of room but are easy to manuever. Dennis Buterbaugh rev…

2017 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

When Volvo introduced an all new version of its big suv last year, it had been a dozen years since a redo. This year, the big Swede is more …

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle has always had a strong following, especially when it’s a Beetle with a distinct look.

2017 Fiat 500X Pop

When you think of Italian carmaker Fiat, you think small, but there’s at least one Fiat that’s big enough.

2017 Lexus LX 570

Don’t worry about the price. Don’t worry about gas mileage. Just make it go anywhere and make it luxurious. That’s the approach to the Lexus…