Author Archives: James Raia

Happy 25th birthday to the Mazda Miata (video)

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata CLUB has sporty options.

Mazda is now officially celebrating the 25th year anniversary of the MX-5 Miata. It was previously known simply as the Miata, and combined by both names it’s the best-selling sports roadster in history. The name Miata derives from the German word for “reward.” The name fits for the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata, since it continues ... Read More »

REVIEW: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid shines

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is a new this year — for the second time.

After a redesign last year, the 2014 Honda Accord, now in its ninth generation, remains much the same as the 2013 model — with one exception. After a disappointing debut as a hybrid several years ago, Honda has reintroduced the Hybrid trim. It expands Honda’s alternate engine lineup that also includes the Honda Insight, Honda ... Read More »

REVIEW: 2014 Kia Cadenza joins rivals with gusto

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is the most luxury to date the South Korean manufacturer has debuted.

Despite the success of the Kia Optima, the South Korean manufacturer still doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. The 2014 Kia Cadenza, a debut vehicle in 2013 as a 2014 model, should provide the carmaker with more respect as an underdog. The Kia Cadenza joins the Hyundai Genesis and Hyundai Equus as the trio of ... Read More »

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 »