2013 Honda Accord Sport

Isaac Bouchard Honda has always had a knack for making the Accord not only a completely practical four door family car, but also for imbuing it with a dash of dynamic élan beyond most competitors. It is rewarding to enthusiasts yet doesn’t intimidate or exact penalties from those who could care less about on-the-limit handling … Read more

2014 Kia Sorento SX AWD

Isaac Bouchard Kia has been on a roll the past few years, and only a lack of production capacity has kept it from setting new records for sales in the U.S. Aside from the coverage they’ve received for overstating the mileage many of their vehicles get, most all their press has been positive, and the … Read more

2013 Acura RDX

Isaac Bouchard Acura’s second attempt at a midsize, midpriced luxury crossover, the RDX, is dead on target. The original version tried so hard to be sporty that it turned off many buyers; it was also undermined by its obvious derivation from the Honda CR-V. For 2013 it has become more mainstream, and in this case, … Read more

Hyundai BlueLink

Isaac Bouchard One of the Santa Fe Sport’s most intriguing features is Hyundai’s new, cellular-based BlueLink system. Combining features consumers will be used to already from GM’s OnStar, such as real-time navigation, weather forecasts and enhanced road-side assistance, with abilities like voice text messaging and even the compatibility to work with Apple’s Siri, it is … Read more

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

By Isaac Bouchard This totally new version of Santa Fe, the crossover which helped put Hyundai on many shopping lists, looks much more upscale than its predecessor, whether in 5-passenger Sport guise or the forthcoming model that has a 3rd row. Its mature detailing and athletic stance are complimented by a very attractive interior of … Read more

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE

Isaac Bouchard Hyundai, on a roll for years, has recently hit a few stumbling blocks. Its vehicles are still considered good value—though perhaps not as exceptional as they once were—with great styling and well-built interiors, which are loaded with features. But the company apparently still hasn’t sussed out the intricacies of driver involvement or blending … Read more

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V8

Isaac Bouchard Rarely have I had a vehicle perform such a slow burn as the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Here is an SUV that I initially regarded with a very healthy dose of skepticism, that has become one that I recommend heartily to my auto brokering clients, and sell or lease on a very consistent basis. … Read more

The 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5SL

Isaac Bouchard The Nissan Altima, long a second stringer in the ferocious battle for sales dominance in the midsize category has become something of a MVP of late; several months it has outsold the Honda Accord and even the Toyota Camry, the annual sales leader for many years. What has brought the Altima off the … Read more

Mazda CX-5

Isaac Bouchard The CX-5 has been a big success for Mazda. They’ve increased production three times since it came to market and they are still supply-limited in the United States, and unable to meet demand around the world. The only thing that’s been holding it back from being the clear benchmark in the compact SUV … Read more

15th Club – The Forgotten Foursome

Neil Wolkodoff, PhD How to work on the most overlooked muscle groups in the golf swing Golfers still may not hit the gym as often as they hit the range, but more players than ever are attempting exercise routines to improve their performance. With so much exercise emphasis on “sport specific” and “functional” movements, most golfers … Read more