2022 Kia Stinger GT2 V6 AWD promises plenty and delivers most of it

It’s amazing that the Kia Stinger even exists. It was a moonshot when it debuted and rumors had it dying for the 2022 model year instead of being refreshed. And here we are, thankful Kia is still selling a rear-wheel-drive (or AWD) hatchback-touting sedan that pays homage to the Audi A7/S7 while leaning heavily on […]

2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige l Review

2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige

I like to think of these reviews as an ongoing story. Each week a different vehicle rocks up to my house and delivers a unique experience. Well, except late December when I ended up with (a thankfully mild case of) COVID. Across each loan I feel like I can start to make some meaningful comparisons, […]

Review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 – Time to Evolve or Exit

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Have you thought about the Mercedes-Benz CLS450 in a while? It’s okay if you haven’t. I’m curious if Mercedes itself is thinking about it. The vehicle as it sits today is totally fine. But when the rest of your lineup exists in or is moving towards a zone of stellar awesome, fine doesn’t cut it. […]

2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 – XL Excess

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The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is a less useful GLS, but it is damn nice on the inside and super smooth out on the road. I logged a ton of miles in this one, and here’s what I found. Disclaimer: Mercedes tossed us the keys to this GLS600 and included a tank of fuel.

How I got ripped off during my very first Turo rental


If you follow my column here at Hooniverse, you’ll know that I’m currently without a primary car. The used market was so crazy that I sold my BMW M4 back in October. Since then I’ve been getting by on press loaners and our family SUV. Well, recently we had a confluence of events where the […]

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo First Drive

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This is an all-electric performance sports wagon and it’s awesome; meet the 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo! If I had to find fault with the 590 horsepower wonder wagon, it’s that I can’t afford to put one in my garage. Otherwise, I’m absolutely in love with this thing. [Disclaimer: Porsche put me up in […]

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro l Review

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

“Why are dinosaurs always green?” That line, posted to Twitter in response to a photo of this vehicle, stayed with me throughout the entire loan. I’ve been overly critical in my reviews about the lack of updates to Toyota’s more rugged vehicles like the Tacoma, Tundra, and the 4Runner. Mercifully the Tundra was updated for […]

2021 Ford F-150 4X4 PowerBoost Hybrid l Review

2021 Ford F-150 4X4 PowerBoost Hybrid

Ford continues to push the boundaries and expectations of what people expect a certain vehicle to be. The all-electric crossover Mustang Mach-E got some attention, but wasn’t really even the beginning of the perception push. The EcoBoost version of the vaunted F-150 dates back a full decade and lots of truck people yelled at their […]

The Cadillac CTS-V video I never published

For some reason I was feeling nostalgic about my automotive journalist career this morning. I started poking through some old video and photo content and came across a gem that we never published. But first, some more nostalgia. Right Foot Down I got into this line of work for the same reason I lot of […]

2021 Acura TLX Type S l Exceptionally Good

2021 Acura TLX Type S

Occasionally I get surprised by a car in this job, and this was very much one of those times. I had an opportunity to drive the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S at a press rally in October and was immediately impressed. I drove it back to back with fun new stuff like the 2022 […]