Driving Notes

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Jeep Compass 4x4

The 2017 Compass slots between the Renegade and Cherokee in the Jeep lineup and will do battle in the burgeoning smaller compact SUV niche. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

One of the biggest selling points of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is its fuel efficiency. Touted as the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in America, the base Blue model boasts fuel efficiency of 58 mpg combined. READ MORE

Photo of 2017 B7 Alpina by Paul Clinton.

BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai brings a strong competitor to the battery EV segment with its new Ioniq Electric sedan. On a full charge, it gets 124 miles MPGe and is one of the larger electric vehicles at 176 inches in length. READ MORE

Photo of the Rogue Sport (left) and Rogue courtesy of Nissan.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Nissan's 2017 Rogue Sport is based on the European Qashqai, and shares only a limited number of cosmetic components with its larger Rogue sibling. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Genesis G80

From the easy-to-use 9.2-inch high-definition touchscreen to the fine leather covered 16-way power driver seat, the G80 exudes quality. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Genesis G90

The Genesis G90 sets itself apart with the interior, drivetrain, and sleek exterior. It has a look and feel inside and out that will satisfy most luxury car cravings. READ MORE

Photo by Mike Antich.

2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman

I recently evaluated the 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x2 powered by the 6.4L V-8 HEMI, which is capable of generating a muscular 410 hp. But it doesn’t just deliver brute power, it does so in a fuel-efficient manner using cylinder deactivation or “Multi Displacement System” (MDS), which turns off the fuel in four of the eight cylinders when the extra power is not needed. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, which has found an audience among executive drivers, adds a Trailhawk trim grade for 2017 that enhances the vehicle's off-road capability without the high price tag. READ MORE

Photo of 2018 Equinox courtesy of GM.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox brings a newfound confidence to its third-generation as a 400-pound-lighter compact SUV that rises to the top of its category. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Subaru Impreza

The redesigned 2017 Impreza has been built on Subaru’s new platform that improves stability and reduces road noise and vibration. The fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza makes for a good commuter vehicle — available in either a sedan or hatchback. READ MORE

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

2017 Mazda CX-5

One conclusion to come out of a full day of driving the 2017 CX-5 through varying terrains is that the crossover definitely deserves consideration from fleets looking to outfit some of their drivers with a car that’s fun to drive, full of amenities perfect for transporting clients, and has a bevy of safety-related options available. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 Ford F-250

Ford's F-250 Super Duty is a powerhouse work truck that has added towing power and capability in a lighter-weight package for the 2017 model year in the first heavy refresh in 18 years. READ MORE

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

2017 Land Rover Discovery

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery brings subdued luxury and impressive off-road capability to the executive board room. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors may just have a game-changer on its hands with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a lithium-ion-powered hatchback that's fun to drive and provides enough charge to meet most commutes. READ MORE

Photo by Vince Taroc.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

The moment I sat in the 2017 E300 4Matic sedan, I knew I was behind the wheel of a quintessential executive vehicle. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

Infiniti's heavy refresh of its Q50 entry luxury sedan arrived in the late 2016 model year with a revamp of the nameplate's engine choices. READ MORE

Photo by Andy Lundin.

2017 Buick LaCrosse AWD

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse has been redesigned by General Motors from the inside out for its third generation iteration, which is highlighted by a new V-6 engine and safety features. READ MORE

Photo by Mike Antich.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation minivan from Chrysler, which re-engineered it from the ground up on an all-new platform. Pacifica replaces the popular, prior generation Chrysler Town & Country. READ MORE

Photo by Kevin Haegele.

2017 Volvo S90 AWD

Volvo's 2017 S90 luxury sedan arrives with an understated luxury you might expect from a Swedish sensibility and a powertrain that's one of the most impressive in the 2017 model year. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD

A slimmer, more capable GMC Acadia arrives for 2017 with a significant improvement in fuel economy that may make it a more desirable choice for fleet selector lists. READ MORE

Photo by Paul Clinton.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace S

The F-Pace leans toward performance with its supercharged 3.0L V-6 — a 380-hp powerplant that's tuned to deliver torque at highway speeds. This vehicle will appeal to executive drivers who like to drive. READ MORE

Photo by Vincent Taroc.

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion conveys understated functionality, until you step on the gas. READ MORE

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Paul is the senior web editor for Automotive Fleet, Fleet Financials, Government Fleet, Green Fleet, Vehicle Remarketing, and Work Truck. He has covered police vehicles for Police Magazine.

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