Category: Car Reviews

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TOYOTA COROLLA LINE-UP FOR 2020

TOYOTA COROLLA LINE-UP FOR 2020

LACar was lucky enough to be invited to Toyota’s new Los Angeles* HQs the other day to get a first impression of the Corolla line-up for 2020.  The takeaway was that Toyota is still well on top of things and making some very nice mid-sized automobiles in a mid-reasonable price range ($19,500 for the quite...

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Living in the Tesla Model 3 World

Living in the Tesla Model 3 World

It’s in the news virtually every day. And not all of it is good: Production hell, cash shortages, wayward tweets from the CEO, threats from the SEC. Consumer Reports dropped the Model 3 from its recommendations because members say they’ve identified a number of problems with their cars. And yet, the same Consumer Reports says...

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2019 Kia Niro Touring

2019 Kia Niro Touring

Reed Berry takes Kia’s hot-selling CUV on a road trip to Sin City.  Sin City, here I come! I don’t really need much of a reason for a road trip to Las Vegas. I know that great entertainment and amazing food, barring any unplanned traffic, is only about four hours away. But, at the risk...

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2018 Mazda6 Signature

2018 Mazda6 Signature

Mazda’s venerable champion in the midsize sedan category is hands-down the most stylish of the bunch. We get a chance to see if the newly turbocharged Mazda6 can back up its dynamic new look. As the host of Carcadia at Route 66, San Gabriel Valley’s cars and coffee with the most variety on tap (IMHO) — I...

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The Life Altering Magic of the Kona EV

The Life Altering Magic of the Kona EV

Is this the Marie Kondo of the automotive world? First of all, let’s applaud Hyundai for coming out with a $36,450 all-electric SUV with an EPA-rated range of 258 miles ($28,950 after factoring in the $7500 federal tax credit). That beats the previous top dog of affordable EVs, the $36,620 Chevrolet Bolt EV with its...

 

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