Author Archives: James Raia

2014 Hyundai Sonata: Firmly in family sedan mix

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata has been refreshed.

Now in the fourth year of its current generation, the 2014 Hyundai Sonata is no longer an outsider trying to find a sliver of the market share. The Sonata is well established and holds its own in the crowded pack of family sedans like the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry and Mazda ... Read More »

2014 Infiniti Q60: Power, comfort, hefty price

The 2014 Infiniti Q60 has a sloping rear window.

Infiniti changed the name of its vehicles throughout the brand last year. The 2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Journey is the new name for the 2013 G37 Coupe. But that’s about all that’s changed in the upscale coupe from a year ago. It’s performance and luxury oriented, but like a lot of sports coupes, space and ... Read More »

2014 Ford Fusion Energi: Euro-style hybrid surprises

The Ford Fusion Energi has European, sports car styling.

Now slightly more than a year old, the Ford Fusion Energi, a gas plug-in electric hybrid, further adds to the Fusion hybrid lineup. The family debuted in the spring of 2009 as 2010 models for Ford and Mercury. The latter brand is gone, but the Fusion hybrid is now available in eight trims. The 2014 ... Read More »

BMW drives itself better than some drivers drive BMW

The 2014 BMW driverless car prototype in Las Vegas.

BMW doesn’t have the first autonomous car prototype, but its modified 2014 M235i Coupe sure looks impressive. Several manufacturers have predicted the public will be driving driverless cars by 2020, and a few states have legalized the vehicles under certain conditions. Code Embed: Cannot use JSCODE as a global code as it is being used ... Read More »