Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Scion IQ

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

2011 Land Rover LR4


It might be politically and ecologically incorrect but the Land Rover LR4 is what you want in some tough going. Bumper2Bumpertv decided it is one luxury SUV we didn't mind getting dirty while we got to know it.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ford ECO BOOST Four cylinder engine



Ford now has a four cylinder version of the Eco Boost engine and thinks it can be a serious power plant to use in SUV's and Crossovers. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to test the new motor at the Ford Proving Grounds.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011 Chrysler 300


Like the rest of the company the Chrysler 300 has burnished its image with restyling and reengineering. Bumper2Bumpertv had a chance to literally "play" with one and see what the differences are.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2011 KIA Forte Hatchback



WHY DID KIA INTRODUCE A FIVE DOOR VERSION OF THE FORTE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET? BUMPER2BUMPERTV THINKS IT'S ONE DECISION THAT WAS EASY FOR THE AUTO MAKER. BUT WE WONDER IF IT WILL GO OVER WITH CONSUMERS.

Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Can a small SUV with a robust inline four cylinder engine make it in the hard cold world of daily driving and some off roading. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks that is a fair question to ask about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Week with a Leaf

The first time we told you about the Nissan Leaf it was after an afternoon of driving with other writers. Since then we actually had a chance to drive one in every day conditions. What we learned surprised even us!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

2012 Audi A7

Audi is a brand that makes luxury cars. In the mid size segment the A7 Quattro comes with a lot of features you would expect to find only in large sedans. Bumper2Bumpertv has found out there is so much tech stuff in the sedan that it might be overwhelming!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2011 Dodge Avenger

The 2011 Dodge Avenger tries to play to the mid size segment with a performance attitude. Or at least that is what the marketers would have you think. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look inside the sedan which has made some improvements but still has a way to go.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Acura TSX Wagon

Acura is trying to compete with European luxury car makers by offering a wagon version of the TSX Sedan. Does it work? What are its shortcomings? Bumper2Bumpertv learned something about that during a week long test drive.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2012 PRIUS V

The Prius division of Toyota is trying to stepup its game without straying too far from its roots. Their solution is the Prius V which Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to try out recently.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

JEEP PATRIOT

IT'S AN AMERICAN BUILT AND DESIGNED SUV. THE JEEP PATRIOT IS UNASHAMEDLY A SMALL SUV.BUMPER2BUMPERTV HAS ALSO FOUND THAT IT IS ALSO ADEPT ON CITY STREETS

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai thinks the Genesis Coupe can compete with the likes of Mustang and Camaro. Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at the R-spec version and what it brings to the party.

Monday, June 20, 2011

2011 BMW 335i

BMW has more choices in the 3 series group than an employer with a single job to fill. So Bumper2Bumpertv has decided that just one of the sedans stands out from the rest--proving that the best may not always be the fanciest.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

2012 VW Passat

Volkswagen is once again building cars in the U.S. And the first one to be assembled here was specifically designed for the way we drive. Bumper2Bumpertv has a first look at the 2012 VW Passat--from Germany by way of Chattanooga Tennessee

Friday, June 3, 2011

2011Cadillac CTS V Wagon

Throw out your notions of what Cadillac has been "Back in the day" before you take a look at the CTS V wagon. Bumper2Bumpertv has found it can be a serious competitor to European luxury Sport Wagons

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2012 Mazda5

; It used to called the CX5 and it was categorized as a crossover. But new the Mazda5 is in the mini van segment. Bumper2Bumpertv took a look at the reworked vehicle and noticed some changes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FORD ECOBOOST TECHNOLOGY

Will a variation on twin turbochargers give Ford and advantage over the next few years? Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at ECOBOOST and the role it will play in several vehicles built by Ford.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

2011 Hyundai Elanta

The new Elantra is putting on some grown up looks and a power train that delivers pretty good fuel economy. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the compact which is being dubbed "a baby Sonata"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2011 Ford Transit Connect

What in the world is that? Americans usually pose that question when they see the Ford Connect. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to get inside one and tried to figure out if it is a truck , a mini van, or a wagon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 New York Auto Show

Saving the best for last the global auto inudstry showed the world what else they have been working at this year's New York Auto Show. Bumper2Bumpertv was there to see who came up with what and how it might play out.

Monday, April 25, 2011

2012 Honda Civic

The latest generation of the Honda Civic comes in a matching set of six. As Bumper2Bumpertv has found out that is how many variations exist on the compact--which by the way is in it's ninth generation.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

2011 Infiniti QX56

If you are going to go big, do it with style and technology!! That is the approach Infiniti is taking with the latest version of the QX56. Bumper2Bumpertv has found that it may be setting the bar for what is expected in the large luxury SUV segment.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

2011 BMW 128i

The BMW 1 Series was created as an entry level vehicle for the luxury brand. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks the 128i Coupe is also a "throwback" to a time when all that mattered was how a car drove and handled.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD

Americans build big trucks!! That is an undisputed axiom in the automotive world. GMC thinks its new Sierra HD is one of the better big trucks. Bumper2Bumpertv recently tried one out and find it is not a vehicle for the timid.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2011 Subaru WRX STI

Subaru is making the asphalt burning STI even more fun to drive with key upgrades to the suspension. Bumper2Bumpertv recently had a week of fun driving one which can make a daily commute a lot more interesting

Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 Lincoln MKS

It now has Ford's highly touted Eco Boost engine in a luxury sedan. So does it make a difference in the Lincoln MKS? Bumper2Bumpertv checked it out and learned something interesting.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 Subaru Forester

Not much has changed on the outside but there has been some engineering done with the engine on the latest version of the Forester. Bumper2Bumpertv's Greg Morrison also reports that a key option has also been upgraded

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Nissan Rogue

Nissan's Rogue for 2011 has some cosmetic changes and an emphasis on creature comforts. Bumper2Bumpertv notes this is an example on how to upgrade a vehicle without a major restyling.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 Mazda CX9

It looks like a mini van on steroids. It has some of the features of an SUV. Is the Mazda CX9 a real deal crossover? Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the largest passenger vehicle Mazda makes to try and figure out the answers to those questions.

Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 Buick Regal

The reborn Regal from Buick may wind up being a global car for General Motors. Bumper2Bumpertv reports the decision NOT to sell the Opel brand may have been the right move for the company and the brand.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Chicago Auto Show

The auto industry is back to "feeding the need for speed" and that was evident at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. Bumper2Bumpertv has a quick look at some of the current and future vehicles to make their debut at the Windy City event.

Monday, February 7, 2011

2012 Jaguar XJ long wheelbase sedan

There are luxury cars and then there are elegant vehicles. The Jaguar XJ Long Wheelbase model definitely falls into the second category. Bumper2Bumpertv thoroughly enjoyed this fanatasy on wheels and came away nearly breathless.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Electric cars 2011

Will watts and volts replace horsepower and torque? A growing numer of auto makers are asking that question these days as they move from developing to building electric vehicles. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what is on the horizon versus what is on the streets.

Monday, January 31, 2011

2012 Ford Focus

Is it the real deal or a pretender? The 2012 Ford Focus for North America looks just like the European version of the compact. Bumper2Bumpertv has a closer look to see what is in the mix for this vehicle and how it fits into Ford's overall plan for the immediate future.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet is trying to make a lot of noise over its new compact sedan the Cruze. Bumper2Bumpertv put one of these Opel inspired model through its paces for a week and likes some of what we found but had questions about other features.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 LINCOLN MKX

The Lincoln brand takes on a bigger role in the Ford global portfolio these days. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the MKX, nameplates entry in the mid size crossover segment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Detroit Auto show

Is small the new "big thing" in the auto industry? Will luxury brands become more fuel efficient? Which way is the industry going in 2011? Bumper2Bumpertv reports some of the answers were presented at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 Infiniti G25

Sometimes you move back to get a bigger share of the market. Infiniti is betting that strategy works with the G25 sedan. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the caled down version of the luxury midsize.