Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Is the new Jeep anything to get excited about? Bumper2Bumpertv found some improvement in the iconic vehicle that may be worth noting. But is it a world class rock crawler? You decide!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Nissan Quest

Not to be left out of the party Nissan has redesigned its minivan the Quest. At a ride and drive event in San Diego Bumpe2Bumpertv teamed up with Nissan Sport Magazine to get some early impressions of the minivan

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2011 Acadia Denali

GMC's version of the full sized Crossover is the Acadia. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks it is too much like similar vehicles in the company's lineup and should instead be something that breaks new ground. What do you think?

Monday, December 13, 2010

2011 VW Jetta

So what is new about the VW Jetta? It offers three engines, several transmission options and a lot of upscale options as Bumper2Bumpertv discovered during a couple of days of driving.

Friday, December 3, 2010

LA Auto Show Analysis

So what do the experts think about the current state of the auto industry? What gets them excited and what do they think will not last? Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to pose a few of those questions to Mike Omotoso, industry analyst for J.D. Powers & Associates

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 Ford F250 King Ranch

In the world of pickup trucks there is a line of distinction between light or regular duty vehicles and their heavy duty versions. The Ford F250 King Ranch edition bridges that gap with power, and luxury as Bumper2Bumpertv learned during a recent test drive.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 LA Auto Show

There is energy once again in the auto industry which continues to make a recovery. At least that is the vibe coming off the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Bumper2Bumpertv has a quick roundup of some of the highlights

Infiniti G37 IPL edition

Infiniti has cultivated an image over the years as the " Asian performance luxury brand" . They are trying to solidify that concept with the introduction of the IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) and the first car it is being tried on is the G37 Coupe. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what if anything is different.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2011 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota brand's flgship sedan went nearly unnoticed at its launched. Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at a "LARGE" car from the company which made it's name as a small car manufacturer.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2012 Nissan Leaf

A car that really doesn't use a drop of gas is a lot closer to reality these days than you would think. Bumper2Bumpertv got a close up look at the Nissan Leaf and how electric car technology can have a wider than expected impact.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SEMA 2010

We are back from SEMA and like some of what we saw. The Las Vegas show is becoming a place for auto makers to roll out new models for enthusiasts.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2011 KIA Optima

KIAis taking the Optima upscale while trying to keep the price under control. So for 2011 the midsize comes with a lot of high end features . Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what is new and how the company wants a bigger piece of the mid size segment.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2011 Scion tc

What can Scion do to make the tc more appealling? How about adding more popwer uner the hood and then getting out of the way of buyers who want to customize it? Bumper2Bumpertv went through the latest model recently and saw what works and what still needs some development.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2011 Hyundai Sonata

The latest version of the Mid Size Hyundai Sonata places a lot of emphasis on style with new lines and upgraded amenities. Bumper2Bumpertv checked it out to see if it is only good looks to the the car.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2010 Acura ZDX

while it looks similar to corporate cousin the Honda Crosstour, the Acura ZDX is proud of what makes it different. Bumper2Bumpertv got a first hand look at the luxury crossover that delivers technology and a distinctive appearance.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2011 Honda CRZ

Can you have fun driving a hybrid? Honda thinks you can in the CRZ two seater. Bumper2Bumpertv checked out the first mass produced hybrid with a manual transmission. While it is fun to drive don't look for it as an SI version anytime soon

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2011 Mazda2

It could be mistaken for the Ford Fiestsa. While the Mazda2 shares some things with Ford, the brand seems to e going its own way in the subcompact segment. Bumper2Bumper takes a look at what is similar and what is different.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2011 Honda Odyssey

The new Honda Odyssey boasts better fuel economy, imporved passener ergonmics and a new exterior. Is it enough to make the Odyssey the leader of the Mini Van pack? Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look and then you decide.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 Jaguar XKR

It has classic lines and a "Gen III" engine. The XKR convertible is a blend of Jaguar legend and some serious modern performance. See what Bumper2Bumpertv has to say about it!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

2011 Ford Edge

To compete in the very crowded crossover segment Ford is going high tech with the 2011 Edge. Bumper2Bumpertv has learned that there is more--power under the hood-- technology--and creature comforts in this version. But the question is will a global market like it?

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 Buick Enclave

Buick may be pushing other GM brands to the side in the luxury Crossover segment with the Enclave. Bumper2Bumpertv tried one for a week and thinks it brings everything to the niche that a driver might look for in pricier nameplates.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2010 Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Liberty is getting closer to the rest of the Jeep brand in appearance and features. Bumper2Bumpertv recently took a closer look at the "family friendly" offering from an automaker well known for off road capability

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2011 Kia Sportage

Kia has redesigned the Sportage and added some new engineering touches to this CUV. Bumper2Bumpertv recently got a chance to test one in the San Francisco area. It may be a sign of what is to come from the world's fourth largest auto maker.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

2011 Ford Fiesta

It took a powder from the North American market for more than a decade but now the Fiesta, Ford's world car, is back. Bumper2Bumpertv wants to know if this one is a winner or an entrant in the hall of shame.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Corvette Engine Build

What's the cost to be the boss? if you are a Corvette lover the price just went up by $5800. GM thinks it is worth that much to let the customer help build the car. Bumper2Bumpertv's Greg Morrison explains.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

2010 Nissan Cube Krom Edition

Nissan is giving the aftermarket friendly design team have its way with the Krom Edition of the CUBE. Bumper2Bumpertv finds while mechanically it is the same as the base model there are some nice upgrades to the econobox

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Grand Vitara is a small SUV and it ain't ashamed of that. The nameplate has been around for a while and Suzuki is making it better, or at least trying to. Bumper2Bumpertv found some thinks we liked..what do you think/

Thursday, June 24, 2010

2010 Infiniti M37

Infiniti is very worked up about the changes made to the flagship sedan the M37. We saw a quick look at it during the 2009 Los Angeles Auto show. Now Bumper2Bumpertv takes a deep dive inside to see what all the fuss is about!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Step into my parlor said the spider to the fly!! That type of invitation also takes place with new car models that are constantly upgrading their interior content along with their mechanics. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at some of the items once considered options that are now commonplace.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

If you have the urge to go topless in a luxurious style the Infiniti G37 Convertible might be the answer. Bumper2Bumpertv looked at the sport coupe with a retractable hard top and has a few observations.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2010 Lexus GX460

The full sized luxury SUV has a smaller engine while boasting a full package of luxury. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the GX460 which has taken a few hits on the Lexus corporate image and managed to keep moving.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged

How does a 5.0 liter V8 with more than 500 horespower sound? The engineers at Jaguar like the idea so much they are making a go of it in the top end of the XF sedan series. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to check out the car and enjoy the thrills!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Nissan Versa

Nissan has made some incremental changes to the Versa. Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at what's new and compares it with the original from 2007.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 Audi A5 Convertible

Does a convertible work on a small car. Audi trys to answer the question with the soft top version of the A5. Does it meaure up or down as the case might be? Bumper2Bumpertv looks at the good points and some of the shortcomings of the A5

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Cloning may be a good practice for computers, certain plants and even a piece of music. But Bumper2Bumpertv sees the Terrain as simply a clone. Is that what General Motors should be doing now that the company has narrowly escaped disaster and needed government help to get back on its feet/

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mercedes SLS AMG

Somebody let the engineers at AMG get away with making a serious high performance Mercedes. The Gull Wing SLS AMG not only turns heads but it can run with the big boys in the sports car segment without a turbo. Bumper2Bumpertv got a look at one of these very rare roadsters

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2010 Honda Crosstour

Honda looked at what the other auto makers call crossovers and came up with their own version of a vehicle in that segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what the Accord Crosstour does and doesn't have

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2011 Ford Mustang

Power is back in style for the Mustang!! Bumper2Bumpertv got a look at what the 2011 Mustang can do in both a V6 and a 5.0 V8 that induces flashbacks for long time pony car lovers. See what all the excitement is about.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Acura MDX

Technology is Acura's trump card and they are playing it for all it is worth in the 2010 MDX . Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at this full sized luxury SUV and a lot of the bells and whistles it offers.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 Hyundai Tucson

It has a redesigned exterior, a smaller engine and a six speed standard transmission. The Hyundai Tucson is trying to offer both more and less as Bumper2Bumpertv learned on a recent ride and drive event in Asheville North Carolina.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2010 Corvette Grand Sport

6.2 liters of engine, a six speed rear wheel drive transmission and a heritage of performance. That is what the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport brings to the table. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks this may be the right car for drivers who want speed but who don't want to spend six figures to get it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

If Chrsyler can do anything well it is building powerful engines that make others chase the Penstar. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to see exactly what a Hemi is capable of with the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. It is a retro car that lives up to its heritage!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Cadillac SRX

Cadillac resized and refreshed the SRX for 2010. It has moved from being a mid sized SUV to a crossover. Bumper2Bumpertv takes a look at the SRX which competes squarely against the Lexus RX 350 and the Audi Q5.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 Chicago Auto Show

While it is smaller than Detroit in January, the 2010 Chicago Auto Show was in the public's eye. Bumper2Bumpertv was there as the mighty made apologies and the meek tried to get noticed!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Audi TT Roadster

The TT Roadster is a blend of what happens when you mix performance with German luxury. As Bumper2Bumpertv learned the results can be instructive and fun!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2010 Lotus Evora

It will likely be one of the most "exclusive" cars on the planet. The Lotus Evora changes the way this custom British car makers does business. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to check out one of the few Evora's in North America. If you think it is just speed then be prepared to be surprised!

Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 Mazda Speed3

Short of a major redesign what does an automaker do to freshen up an icon vehicle? In Mazda's case the answer was some subtle reengineering of the Speed3. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at some of the upgrades to one of the fastest cars on the pavement!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Buick LaCrosse

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GM hopes that Buick will be it's next "world car" platform. A lot of that belief is based on the Buick LaCrosse which has morphed into a sophisticated sports sedan. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what happens when the old rules are thrown out!!

2010 Detroit Auto Show

Is the auto industry living up to last year's promises to make better, more fuel efficient cars? Are they offering workable solutions to the energy issue? Bumper2Bumpertv was at the Detroit auto show and will let you make the ultimate decision on how car makers are doing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Range Rover

It is a vehicle that is designed to go play in the dirt. But often the people who own a Range Rover won't let it go to the playground. Bumper2Bumpertv says let it get down and dirty--that's where the fun is!!!