First Drive of the Year – Food, Frigid Temps, and a Hyundai Santa Fe...

Our first drive of the year started a bit differently this year – with a call out to the automotive community about cool new...

Exploring a snowy Christmas in an AWD Acura TLX

In a rare weather occurrence, Western Washington got a white Christmas. As snow fell on the land, we ventured out in the 2018 Acura...

It Has Begun – The 2017 Days of December Sun

The now annual tradition of Days of December Sun has returned to The Auto Reporter’s pages, informing and entertaining readers with 24 vehicles driven during...

The Wagon is Back: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

For many years, the sales of wagons have been slacking and few manufacturers offer any estate vehicles. However, we’re pretty sure the 2017 Volkswagen...

Ready and Revving to go at 2017 Run to the Sun

Photography by Doug Berger Every year, Run to the Sun gathers automotive journalists from around the nation to check out the latest in fast cars...

A Burgundy Velvet ‘Green’ Machine: 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Review

Ford crossed it’s most popular selling sedan with a hybrid and came up with one great ride. The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium is...

Drive Revolution explores the future of automotive mobility

Photography by Doug Berger / NWAPA Every year, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association gather at Drive Revolution - held in Portland, Or. -...

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature sings to our soul

Last time we reviewed the all-new CX-9 it was one of the lower models trims. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD isn’t just another...

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

Nearly 400,000 hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the US in 2015, and more than 4 million hybrids between 1999 and April 2016. Hybrids...

2017 Honda Ridgeline is a one-of-a-kind truck

The question was posed to me well before I drove the 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition: Is it Truck or Car? I’m here to...

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is more for less

Cars are seldom low cost now a-days. The propensity for auto manufacturers to fit as much expensive technological gadgetry into new vehicles is strong,...

A 2017 Mazda6 for the First Drive of the Year

Sometimes the First Drive of the Year doesn’t happen on the first of the year, sometimes it’s not even the planned ‘FDotY’. This year,...

Rearview Reflections: Top 10 from 2016

This has been an exciting year for myself as an automotive reporter and for The Auto Reporter. Our rearview reflections and Top 10 vehicles have...

A Kia Soul EV for Christmas: Part II

I’ve made no secrets about that fateful day two years ago, when I drained the battery of a 2015 Kia Soul EV on Christmas...

2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect SUV for everyone

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the newest addition to the manufacturers repertoire and we’re impressed by the styling and standard features in this...

Wee-zoom around in the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

We all love a good SUV, statistics prove that point time and time again. However, good SUVs don’t have to come with the lofty...

A simple equation for fun: the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than driving around backroads with the top down on the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune edition. Of...

Moment in time with the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

I didn’t intent to, but I recreated a Mazda commercial… I got off a plane and was decidedly happy to be back in control...

The Fashionable 2016 Fiat 500X Easy AWD

Fiat has a fashionable hit in the 2016 500X Easy with all-wheel drive. This 4-door, hatch back small SUV offers the ability to go...

2017 Toyota Prius Three Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius not only got a nip-tuck facelift but a new exterior style that is in between a spaceship and a sporty...