Mike West Road Test: 2015 Nissan AltimaIf you’re in the market for a fun, sport midsize sedan, take a spin in the 2015 Altima.
Mike West Road Test: 2015 Subaru LegacyIt’s here! The sixth-generation Subaru Legacy. My tester was the 2.5-liter four that makes 175 horsepower. I also want to review the six-cylinder version that cranks out 256 horsepower. Both versions are standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive.
Mike West Road Test: 2015 Ford Fusion I was blown away the first time I saw it in the flesh and every time Ford lets me test one for a week, I fall in love all over again. The sweeping roofline, that Aston Martin grill. Yes, I admit it. I’m smitten.
Mike West Road Test: 2015 Buick RegalThe Buick Regal was introduced to America in 1973. But let’s try and forget that. The 2014 Regal turbo is lightyears ahead of the original in every way. Thank goodness.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Kia Sorento This Made In Georgia SUV comes in various trims. We lucked out and drove the Limited version with every option you would ever need, or not
Mike West Road Test: 2015 Mitsubishi I-MiEVThe Mitsubishi I-MiEV. It’s small, and minimalistic compared to other offerings like the Nissan Leaf and the Ford Focus Electric. That’s good and bad.
Mike West Road Test: 2015 Mazda3And Mazdas are fun to drive. They handle like go carts. The Mazda3’s steering is precise and on-center and the seats are comfortable and supportive.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek HybridWe took the Subaru on a long trip and the more I drove it, the more I liked it, except for the Plasma Green color. It looks like a popsicle on wheels. This is Subarus first hybrid and they hit it out of the park. You also get a lot of car for the money. The 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a rearview camera, heated front seats,bluetooth, an auxiliary input and push-button start.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDII am a sucker for German engineered vehicles and I was immediately smitten with the VW. It comes with a 3-liter 240 horsepower clean diesel engine. Boy has diesel come a long way. No more waiting for the glow plug to warm up, no more blue smoke, and no more smell. That’s probably why they have stickers reminding you what type of fuel this beast drinks. The VW gets 20 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Pathfinder PlatinumThe Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 making 260HP. It also comes with a continuously variable transmission. Some people love them, some people don’t. It’s not exactly responsive. I never felt that sweet spot between the power plant and the transmission.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Journey R/TPowered by a 3.6-liter V6, the Journey has plenty of power and delivers decent gas mileage for a large car, coming in at 17 MPG city and 25 MPG on the highway.
Mike West Road Test: 2014 Mazda3 West: Once in a while, you get behind the wheel of a new car and say oh wow! The 2014 Mazda 3 with the 2.5 liter engine is an “OH Wow” car.