2018

2018 Kia Stinger GT Review: A 5-Door Fastback Revelation

2018 Kia Stinger GT Review: A 5-Door Fastback Revelation
While plenty of car manufacturers like to slap the “GT” moniker on cars that are anything but Grand Tourers, Kia actually got it right with the Stinger GT. This is the very definition of a GT car, offering performance, comfort, handling, and enough room to bring all the luggage you need to take a cross-country road trip through the twistiest and most scenic routes you can find.
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2018 Chevy Tahoe RST Review: A White Knight with Black Trim

2018 Chevy Tahoe RST Review: A White Knight with Black Trim
Few things typify the American way more than big SUVs. Just like the big pickup trucks that they share platforms with, the full-size SUV is like a throwback to what the auto industry used to be before crossovers took over.
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2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport Review: Untapped Euro R Potential

2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport Review: Untapped Euro R Potential
For years, Honda has teased us with glimpses of the Civic Type R ripping around on foreign soil; a 4-piston piece of Japanese engineered agility and hi-revving revelry with zero interest in sitting on American sales floors.
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2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value

2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value
95Octane’s tagline is “Cars that don’t suck.” So, then how can I review a subcompact car with a price tag under $20k and a little four banger with a puny amount of horsepower? Simple, the 2018 Kia Rio belongs here at 95Octane because despite its entry-level nature, it doesn’t suck.
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2018 Audi SQ5 Review: The “S” Is for Special

2018 Audi SQ5 Review: The “S” Is for Special
Earlier this year, I reviewed the 2018 Audi Q5. I wasn’t used to Audi SUVs as I generally get behind the wheel of their sedans (and thoroughly enjoy myself). But I did enjoy my time in the redesigned Q5 as well.
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review: The Road Well Traveled

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review: The Road Well Traveled
The first Mitsubishi that I ever came into close contact with was my dad’s Colt hatchback. Rebadged as a Dodge, the five-door was a daily-driven delight. With a manual gearbox, stellar fuel economy, room aplenty for baby seats, and nary a mechanical issue to be seen over multiple years.
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2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure

2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure
Stomp around in someone else’s backyard just to see what happens. Throw the traditionalists for a loop with turbocharged antics and all-wheel drive agility, then back it all up with a jaw-dropping list of standard features for a fraction of the competition’s asking price.
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2018 Genesis G90 V8 AWD Review: What Is Luxury?

2018 Genesis G90 V8 AWD Review: What Is Luxury?
The band Haddaway had one of the most infamous one-hit wonder songs of all time called What is Love? Now that that ear worm is in your head (you’re welcome), it made me ask the question, with A Night at the Roxbury’s theme song as the backdrop, “What is luxury?”
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2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Review: Half the Cylinders, 90% as Much Fun

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Review: Half the Cylinders, 90% as Much Fun
My test car this week is very near and dear to my heart. It’s iconic to everyone, not just to me. This week I’m reviewing the 2018 Ford Mustang. It’s not a rare car. Heck, they’re everywhere.
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Nissan Unveils 2018 GT-R NISMO GT3 Racer

Nissan Unveils 2018 GT-R NISMO GT3 Racer
The last time that Nissan launched a dedicated GT3 racing version of the GT-R sports car was in 2015. Now, the Japanese automaker has announced that it has a revised version of that GT3 racer that will begin deliveries in January 2019.
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The Nissan GT-R Makes Smuggling Easy

The Nissan GT-R Makes Smuggling Easy
Let’s assume for a moment you were a smuggler. Maybe you’re even a bit of a Han Solo type, or at least an aspiring Solo. But since you live on Earth in 2018, you have to have a car to do your smuggling duties.
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2018 Nissan Armada Review: A Big Boy for the Boss

2018 Nissan Armada Review: A Big Boy for the Boss
It’s no secret that demand for SUVs is higher than it’s ever been, and cars here in the US are passé. But this doesn’t mean that all SUVs are popular. These days, the smaller, sleeker, sometimes cutesy SUVs and crossovers are all the trend.
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The Man Will Come ‘Round in the 2018 Durango Pursuit

The Man Will Come ‘Round in the 2018 Durango Pursuit
All around the US, the police and highway patrol agencies favor Ford Explorers for their SUVs and Dodge Chargers for their patrol cars. But you’ll soon need to start checking your rear-view mirrors for a hopped-up police version of the 2018 Dodge Durango called the Durango Pursuit.
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2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL Review: Master of the Mid-size

2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL Review: Master of the Mid-size
It is not my job or responsibility to shill for one car brand over another. I see a wide variety of vehicles, and have driven almost every major brand on the road today. So, I consider myself “informed.”
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2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang Packs a 710hp Punch

2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang Packs a 710hp Punch
The 2018 Roush JackHammer has been announced, and the coolest thing about it is the strapping of a R2650 supercharger to the 5.0L V8 under its hood, so it now makes 710 hp and 610 lb-ft.
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