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2016 Lexus IS200: New luxury sedan gives BMW pause

An aggressive front grille is standard look for the Lexus IS200.

The 2016 Lexus IS200 is a new vehicle, replacing the IS 250 as the upscale brand’s entry level luxury sedan. It features three models, including a more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine with 241 horsepower. The Weekly Driver Test Drive My weekly driver test drive was the Lexus IS200t with the F Sport Package. Lexus …

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2015 Lexus ES 350: Perfect sedan for a 2,000-mile desert trek

The 2015 Lexus ES 350 is comfortable for four adults and the trunk is spacious.

What car enthusiast wouldn’t welcome the opportunity to drive across three sates, including long stretches in the desert, on wide, high-speed roads? And considering super cars to classics, what would be an ideal car to drive just under 700 miles from Sacramento, California to Logan, Utah? And after eight days in Utah, how satisfying would …

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2016 Mazda 6: Watch out Honda Accord, Toyota Camry

The 2016 Mazda 6 has a sleek exterior profile.

It’s hard to believe the 2016 Mazda 6 marks the 14th year since the manufacturer replaced the Mazda 626 with its current midsize sedan. The current third generation debuted in 2013, and the new offering is packed with considerable improvements — particularly in the highest-level trim. The Weekly Driver Test Drive A five-passenger sedan, the …

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CAR REVIEW: 2014 Kia Cadenza: A star is born

The 2014 Kia Cadenza is a new car for the United States.

The Kia Cadenza, known as the K7 in its native South Korea where it debuted in 2009, was unveiled in the United States in early 2013 as a 2014 model. It replaced the short-lived, unheralded Kia Amanti as the carmaker’s flagship sedan. The 2014 Kia Cadenza joins the Hyundai Genesis and Hyundai Equus as the …

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