Friday, December 26, 2014

2015 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

What started out as a small pickup has gradually made its way into the mid size segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what Nissan can offer in a well equipped Frontier.

Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SXT

Some enthusiasts may think the Challenger SXT is just "a base model" version of the car with little to offer and no fun to drive. At Bumper2Bumpertv we disagree with that viewpoint and for us the V6 version of the platform can be a pretty respectable driving experience.

Friday, December 12, 2014

2015 Honda CRV

The latest version of the Honda CRV is an example of what happens as technology works its way into vehicles that were originally designed to be basic transportation. Bumper2Bumpertv finds that this current version of the small SUV does a lot of things very well.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Nissan NV200 Cargo Van

The definition of a "work truck" has changed in the past few years. As Bumper2bumpertv tells us it is no longer limited to just a traditional pickup with a big cargo bed, big tires and even bigger fuel consumption.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 LA Auto Show

In the land of movie stars and fancy cars what is new under the sun? At the 2014 LA Auto show Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to see some enhancements that make sense for the auto industry that is hoping to keep a global case of new car fever going.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

2015 Green Car of the Year

A year ago the Green Car of the Year was just beyond the concept stage. Now the editors of Green Car Journal think the bold step by German automaker BMW is leading the brand in a different direction.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Connected Car Expo

It's about app power these days not horsepower according to the tech geniuses who are making our cars do more based primarily on what's on the phone. Bumper2Bumpertv has a first look at some of the ways connected car technology is changing the driving experience.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2015 Acura TLX

Smaller, lighter and tech friendly. that is how Acura sees the TLX sedan. Bumper2Bumper got a chance to check out some of the technology in the mid size offering that designers hope will make it stand out.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ford Fusion, keeping up or catching up ?

Will a domestic nameplate ever get the respect it's international competitors enjoy in the midsize segment? Bumper2Bumpertv thinks the Dearborn brand has a good platform to grow from for that task.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2015 Toyota Corolla

Like the company itself the Toyota Corolla has grown considerably over the years. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to do a deep dive into the 11th generation of the nameplate and check out the upgrades and what may be needed next.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Infiniti QX60-new name-same platform

Not so long ago Infiniti decided to rename the entire lineup of its cars and suv's. It took Bumper2Bumpertv a little while to figure out the new names on familiar platforms.

Sunday, October 19, 2014



Sunday, October 12, 2014

2014 Paris Auto Show

If the concept of performance oriented luxury cars that are getting Greener leaves you surprised, don't feel bad. We had to do a double take as well after this year's Paris Auto Show.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SCION FRS, A second look.

When it was launched Scion executives uses the term 'Friggin Really Sweet" to describe the FRS Coupe. Bumper2Bumpertv is taking another look at the platform which is a little bit edgier than the rest of the econboxes in the Scion lineup.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2015 Corvette Z06

The Corvette is always a crowd pleaser among Chevrolet fans and the release of the Z06 model is making them even happier. Bumper2Bumpertv got a chance to spend some up close and personal time with the crown jewel of the Corvette lineup.

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Ford CMAX Energi

Ford was the first domestic automaker to step into the world of hybrid vehicles and now the company has a platform devoted primarily to that technology. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at a variant on the traditional gas electric combination we have become familiar with.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Honda Civic Si

Compact cars can be a lot more than economical transportation. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks the Honda Civic may be on the right track to blend practicality with performance.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

A car big enough to carry five adults in comfort and get good fuel economy was a dream not so long ago. But times change !! Bumpert2Bumpertv says technology proves dreams can become reality.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Ford is putting some emphasis on performance in small, really small cars. Bumper2Bumpertv finds that is evident in the Festiva ST that may look like an econobox but drives like a performance platform.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

2015 Honda Fit

Guess where a lot of buyers are looking these days? The subcompact segment is getting attention from the folks who pay for the cars and the people who design them. Bumper2Bumpertv thinks both sides may find some common ground in the 2015 Honda Fit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014 Mazda MX5- Miata

It is 25 years old and the Mazda MX5 is unusual because it hasn't undergone radical changes. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the current model and has some hints about what the 2015 version will be like.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 Lincoln MKZ

Can the Lincoln Motor Company catch up with the imports who have long dominated the luxury market? Will incremental improvements keep pace with the competition? Bumber2Bumpertv says there are yes and no answers to these questions.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

EOS, the other VW convertible

VW has been sneaking into the luxury segment for some time with various models with some degree of success. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at a niche offering that while aimed at the North American market is clearly designed to appeal to a wider audience with more specific "must have" lists for a car.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Honda Pilot --getting long in the tooth

The Honda Pilot has not changed much since its introduction as a 2008 model. Bumper2bumpertv thinks it is about time for a serious engineering and styling upgrade to what was supposed to be a serious entrant in the Crossover/SUV segment.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lexus fights off the challengers to the ES 350

Lexus is being forced to come up with some serious innovation to keep the ES 350 sedan at the forefront of driver's minds these days. Bumper2Bumpertv took a look at what the once dominant mid size sport sedan can put on the table.

Monday, June 30, 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata

Is it safe to come outside and play in the very competitive mid size sedan segment ? Hyundai is trying to serve notice that the Sonata wants to be the first among equals in the non luxury segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at why the car is making that claim.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fiat 500L

Fiat has a second platform to offer in the North American market with the 500L. Is it a crossover, a small SUV or maybe just a functional version of the station wagon? Bumper2Bumpertv thinks it might check off all of those boxes.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2104 Subaru Crosstrek XV Hybrid

From a company that has been building all terrain sedans and station wagons now there is a true crossover. But Bumper2Bumpetv thinks the Subaru Crosstrek falls short as a hybrid.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

2014 VW Passat TDI

The mid size Passat sedan from Volkswagen is now assembled in North America and one of its versions comes with a small block diesel that is surprisingly robust. Bumper2Bumpertv spent some time with the TDI power plant and understands why it is growing in popularity.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Ram Promaster Van

Ram is going back to the basics with the full sized van. The Promaster 1500 is one of a series of workable "work trucks" the brand is offering. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the vehicle which was developed with tradesmen in mind.

Monday, May 26, 2014

First look 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Hyundai hopes take two on the Genesis Sedan will make a place for the brand in the mid size luxury segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a first look at the redesigned platform which hits most of the right marks to compete as a high offering

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

What if you built a high tech car that became low tech before the end of it's life cycle? That is what happened to the Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Bumper2Bumpertv says it is nearly a fossil in terms of the latest, greatest gadgets for a vehicle.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2014 Toyota Avalon

The latest generation Avalon from Toyota demonstrates what can happen when the North American side of the operation can take control of a platform. Bumper2Bumpertv has a quick look at what the flagship of the Toyota passenger car line can offer these days.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

GAAMA Family Challenge

How do automotive writers come up with their "best of " lists? Bumper2Bumpertv has been there and done that. Now we share a look at what goes into the process

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

VW Jetta 2014 and Beyond

The Volkswagen Jetta is trying to move upscale with some new features but not until 2015. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the current 2014 model and compares it to what is coming in the next edition.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fast look at 2014 New York Auto Show

A lot went on at the New York Auto show and Bumper2Bumpertv was busy covering some of the events. Here is a quick look at some automotive stories beyond the headlines.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chevrolet Preview at 2014 New York Auto Show

Chevrolet tried to steal the limelight at the 2014 New York Auto Show with the rollout of what the brand calls a super car. Bumper2Bumpertv was there to see if the product lived up to the promise.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Honda Odyssey Elite

Honda's minivan is trying to literally "clean up" on the others in the segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what the Odyssey offers to make it different from the competitors.

Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 Lexus GX460

The latest edition of the GX460 SUV comes with a lot more standard equipment than the previous model. Bumper2Bumpertv finds the upgrades and a price adjustment were necessary for the platform to remain competitive.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda is making another run at the midsize hybrid segment with the Accord platform. Bumper2Bumpertv examines how it compares with competing models and technology.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan's ultra small compact the Versa is going upscale with the Versa Note. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the reworked platform which has some new features and a few shortcomings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2014 Toyota 4Runner

There are new headlights and body panels on the 2014 Toyota 4Runner and as Bumper2Bumpertv has learned a healthy respect for the tried and true is still evident. Here is a quick look at one of the few vehicles that is still considered an SUV.

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Mazda CX9

Would you need or want to buy a vehicle that can handle seven passengers? Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the Mazda CX9 which is designed to be the answer to someone asking that question.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A snow day in a Lexus GS350

Can a drive on snow covered streets something to look forward to in a luxury sedan? Bumper2Bumpertv figured why not find out what a Lexus GS350 can do under some pretty bad conditions in a place where snow removal is almost unheard of.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Car maker Mitsubishi is staying with the strategy of offering a "twofer" vehicle. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the Outlander Sport which is the smaller of the two vehicles carrying the same nameplate but occupying different spaces in the auto universe.

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Chicago Auto Show

The auto industry has come to appreciate the Chicago Auto Show as an event to give new technology and engineering a stage to show off what is new. Bumper2Bumpertv saw a lot in a short time at the exhibit in the Windy City.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 KIA Cadenza

KIA is trying to "grow" its brand with a few luxury offerings. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at a mid size entrant in the luxury sport sedan segment that draws on proven technology.

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The truck wars are on again in Detroit!! The Chevy Division of General Motors has done some engineering and some reconfiguring of the Silverado truck to make it competitive again. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at what is new on the platform.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars

For serious Car lovers the Detroit Auto Show ranks close to Christmas as something to look forward to. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at some of the "toys" that were unwrapped at the 2014 show that lets grown folks play like children again.

Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto show

In 2014 Detroit was the scene for the debut of cars and trucks that emphasize fuel efficiency, technology and a new attitude toward styling. Bumper2Bumpertv has an overview of the offerings which fit into nearly every conceivable niche.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chrysler 200 Convertible

The Chrysler 200 is at best a stop gap entry in the mid size segment. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the convertible version of the platform and came away wishing for more, much more.