Category: Driven

Limited Slip Blog goes to Detroit

Hours ago, we arrived in Detroit for the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Today’s ten-hour road trip covered over 600 miles and crossed four states. Buick was kind enough to provide a 2014 Verano Turbo for the trek. As we found out, the Verano turned out to […]

Oldie But Goodie: 2014 Jeep Compass

The times have been pretty good around the Jeep camp these days.  Other than the small hiccup over the 9-speed automatic in the new Cherokee, we haven’t heard much of anything that wasn’t positive.  How can you complain when the SRT Grand Cherokee is still alive and kicking?  […]

The New Generation: 2014 Kia Soul

Bring on the new generation of hamsters. If you’ve been near a TV recently, you probably recognized the newly styled Kia Soul from its commercial with some newly styled hamsters. Thinner, cooler, and more upscale. What a coincidence that Kia’s soulful mascots have hit the gym and visited […]

Toss Up: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

For 2014, Mitsubishi executed an extensive redesign for the Outlander. SUVs have always been popular, requiring manufacturers to burn the midnight oil to come up with fresh ideas that will draw the attention of consumers. The latest design from Mitsubishi is one that will give people a reason […]

Rewired: 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Everyone knows the Toyota Avalon as the flagship for Toyota.  Last spring, Toyota unveiled an entirely redesigned Avalon.  The new design also came with the addition of a hybrid model, and that is the one we have here. We were interested to see how Toyota applied their mastery […]

Little Black Dress: 2014 VW Touareg TDI

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI is the automotive equivalent of a little black dress. Every woman has one—they’re simple, timeless, and useful in a number of different situations. The Touareg has embodied these characteristics since its inception. Although the 2014 model year received only a few minor changes, […]

Fiesta on Fire: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta is a brilliant little car. It’s the ideal mass market subcompact; well built, efficient, and enjoyable to drive. For an enthusiast, though, the Fiesta doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The hot hatchback market is full of cars that are more exciting to look at […]

King of the Hill: 2014 Ford Escape

The compact SUV sector is growing.  An oxymoron, I know, but hear me out.  The segment has been dominated by Honda’s CR-V and the Toyota RAV 4.  2013 brought the most significant Ford Escape redesign in history.  Believe it or not, the Escape has been around for twelve […]