Call me Low-Cal Al: Testing the 2.7L Ford F-150

Just after Lyndon tested the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, I was able to get my hands on the baby of the family: The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 in the Ford F-150.


Fully Evolved: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution reviewed

Mitsubishi may have a bad rap for its financials, but it’s still capable of producing a hell of a car, as the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution shows.

QNX rocks wildly-modded infotainment at Connected Car Conference

A QNX-equipped Maserati at the Connected Car Conference showed some interesting infotainment integration ideas.

Perfect Fit? Well, when it comes to Honda Fit MPGs, yes.

After a week with a 2015 Honda Fit, I was surprised by both its willingness to rev and its superb fuel economy. Best of both worlds? Indeed.

Perfect Fit? On Honda Fit EX infotainment System

Honda was all-in for technology when it designed the Honda Fit. The center stack is dominated by a large flush-mount infotainment touchscreen.

Perfect Fit? We spend some time in the new Honda Fit

The Honda Fit finds no shortage of fans. Count us among them. But with the newest generation of the car, we wanted to test it for two reasons:

Wrangling good off-road audio: Of Wrangler, Kicker, and Alpine

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the first vehicles whose Body Control Module can “talk” to the infotainment head unit, and Alpine is taking full advantage.

Call me Al: Alpine has F-150 Platinum tech for about $3,500

The Ford F-150 Platinum is pretty awesome, as we found recently. But what if you want that truck’s champagne sound on your beer budget? Call Alpine.

Call me Al: Nothing light about Ford F-150’s Sony audio

There’s lots of talk about the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 losing weight. Don’t be fooled into thinking its Sony premium audio system is a lightweight.

Buick, GMC getting some Apple CarPlay, Android Auto action

With Chevrolet announcing some models will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features soon, you knew it wouldn’t be long before Buick and GMC did the same.


I. CAN’T. EVEN: The audio soundtrack behind the BMW i8.

We humans have a Pavlovian response to guttural engine sounds. Louder equals faster in our minds. Good thing the BMW i8 has killer audio tuning to trick us.

Dudes play Forza Horizon 2, win Mazda MX-5s

It’s a pretty good day when your Forza Horizon 2 obsession wins you a Mazda MX-5.