Posts Tagged “Review”

Review: 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Heads turned and fingers pointed as we rumbled through the car show parking lot, looking for a prime spot to put the big Hellcat in the lot filled with a mixture of modern and classic cars. Garage-issue, souped up pickup trucks and oddball mishmashes of street rods made from combinations of Detroit-based brands were ignored…

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2018 Subaru STI review: Roomy rally car fits more than just the co-driver

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2018 Subaru STI review: Roomy rally car fits more than just the co-driver

“Coolest family car ever.” So said the random guy at the farmer’s market when the five of us parked the 2018 Subaru WRX STI and piled out of the car. With a huge Tokyo Drift spoiler, luminescent black paint, neon green brakes, and a hood scoop that means business, the STI rumbles with energy. Read…

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Review: LEGO-compatible Mabot modular robot kit proves fun for kids of all ages

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Review: LEGO-compatible Mabot modular robot kit proves fun for kids of all ages

Bell Robot’s Mabot modular robot building kit that is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign is LEGO-compatible, simple enough for a first grader to build with, and fun enough that even nerdy dads like me will obsess over it. There are points that could use improvement, perhaps, but for the asking price, Mabot is…

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Review: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

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Review: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota brought back the TRD Pro package for the 2017 Tacoma pickup truck. We were stoked about that as the TRD Pro is the Tacoma trim level to get for serious off-road fun. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is available only as a crew cab (“Double Cab”) in four-by-four with a short bed. The towing package…

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2017 BMW 530e : Review

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2017 BMW 530e : Review

The BMW 5-Series is completely new for 2017, with a new platform that is longer and taller and stuffed with technology. None of that changes the excellent drive dynamics and performance of the 5 Series and with the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance, that’s further augmented by the powerful efficiency of a plug-in hybrid. Read the…

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Review: How does the Honda Ridgeline fare after a two-year hiatus?

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Review: How does the Honda Ridgeline fare after a two-year hiatus?

Honda entered the “lifestyle pickup” market in 2005 with its car-based Ridgeline pickup truck. It was designed to appeal to a growing segment of the population that had tired of minivans and confining crossovers and wanted something that blended the family-friendly comfort of a crossover-SUV with the carrying flexibility of a pickup. Production of the…

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Review: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is plug-in goodness for the whole family

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Review: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is plug-in goodness for the whole family

The Chrysler Pacifica is the newest minivan on the market, introduced for this model year as an all-new model to replace Fiat-Chrysler’s best-selling vans. The Pacifica Hybrid is an option that surprises on several fronts … not the least of which is that it’s a plug-in hybrid minivan. Read the review on NewAtlas.com.

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