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Bruce Caldwell

Dodge DurangoThe 2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD is a great SUV that manages to be both muscular and refined. The model has been around since 1998 and gone through a couple iterations. The present version debuted in 2011 and has been refreshed for 2014.  read more »


2014 Jaguar F-TypeIt took five decades for Jaguar to market a successor to the iconic ’60s E-Type, but the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a noble heir. The new F-Type is a serious performance car that’s also gorgeous. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type has all the benefits of a half-century of technological innovations packed into an evocative body. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type has it all: performance, style, comfort, luxury, and safety. read more »


2014 Toyota TundraThe 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax pickup is big — American big. I grew up with the concept that Japanese pickups were small, spartan mini-trucks that were best for commuting and occasional light-duty hauling. That’s no longer the case as both Toyota and Nissan are strongly entrenched in the full-size American style pickup market.

You could say that the new Tundra is Texas big as it’s built in San Antonio, Texas, USA. read more »


2014 Buick LaCrosseModel Tested: 2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium

Engine: 3.6-liter V-6, 304-horsepower 264 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Ratings: 18-mpg city/ 28-mpg highway

Base Price: $38,810

As Tested: $45,595 read more »


2014 Mazda3Mazda has really been on a hot streak. The CX-5 crossover SUV and the Mazda6 sedan have both fared very well in magazine comparison tests. Consumers have supported those wins at the showroom. The all-new Mazda3 compact sedan is another big winner. The company’s best-selling model scores high in all categories: design, construction quality, interior roominess, fuel efficiency, and handling proficiency. read more »


2014 Jeep CompassThe Jeep brand is one of the most iconic in the history of American automobiles. The parent company, Chrysler, has done everything possible to maximize the brand’s value. They have expanded beyond the marquee models Wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee to offer the Compass and Patriot. These smaller, less-expensive models let budget-minded consumers enjoy the legendary Jeep experience. read more »


2014 Acura MDXSeven-passenger SUVs have improved dramatically from those early truck-based, gas-guzzling monsters like big-block V-8 ’70s/’80s Suburbans and first generation V-10 Excursions. Minimal sound insulation, harsh ride dynamics, and single or low double-digit fuel economy figures are a faint memory thanks to the current generation of innovative SUVs such as the 2014 Acura MDX. read more »


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRTThe Jeep image has always been one of ruggedness. The brand is so synonymous with off road performance that people unfamiliar with a particular SUV’s identity are most apt to call it “a Jeep type vehicle.” Jeep’s stellar reputation was established during World War II and maintained and enhanced in both civilian and military markets ever since.

In addition to their underlying toughness, modern Jeep products have become increasingly sophisticated and luxurious. Among the various Jeep products the Grand Cherokee is the outright leader in combining high tech performance, luxury, utility, and all-weather safety with legendary off road capability. read more »


2013 Honda AccordTo say that I’m a longtime Honda Accord fan is an understatement. I’ve been driving them since they first landed on American soil.

I attended the first domestic press introduction as a representative of HOT ROD Magazine. Why I was invited baffled me, but I figured the publisher was trolling for advertising revenue. Being the junior staffer (a mere child with still brown hair) the task landed on my assignment sheet. read more »

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