Steve’s Top Picks
Now that they’re both finally here, will you choose the Hyundai Palisade or its equally fresh corporate cousin the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride? The Telluride is the largest Kia ever with seating for up to 8. It’s off to a stellar sales start and is deserving of your attention.
It’s Super Bowl week in Miami so a GMC just wasn’t going to cut it this time around. And is there a more fitting accessory for this vivacious party scene than 007’s whip? I think not. Excluding their limited production hypercars, this is the most expensive, most powerful, fastest Aston Martin the British automaker currently sells. Passing the torch as Aston’s finest grand touring car from the Vanquish S, the DBS nameplate was revived for this all-new model in 2018 along with the super lightweight moniker. And then last year the convertible Volante was added. This is the most expensive, most powerful, fastest Aston Martin the British automaker currently sells. Priced from over $330,000 and offered with numerous customization options, this DBS is ultra-exclusive. I do like how you can fire ‘er up in a quieter mode by holding down the start button otherwise the neighbors would hate you. https://testdrivenow.com/2020-aston-martin-dbs-superleggera-volante/
Let’s talk about Dodge for a minute. Their 5 vehicle lineup’s newest model is the Charger, last redesigned in…wait for it…2011! Now, that’s an insane amount of time to go between complete redesigns but Dodge could give a lesson to the rest of the industry as to how to pull off this magic trick with incredible results. Case in point the Durango; itself last redesigned for the 2011 model year yet amazingly fresh. And….I tell you what; there aren’t a lot of FCA products I’m clamoring over right now but the Durango SRT has looked father time in the face and said catch me if you can. 2019 Dodge Durango SRT 392 https://testdrivenow.com/2019-dodge-durango-srt/
Volvo’s latest generation of vehicles showcases a turning point for the Swedish automaker, highlighted by captivating design, high technology and an aspiration of electric motoring. And this all-new, American-made S60 is just another example of Volvo throwing down the hammer. Volvo has crammed all the goodies into this chic cabin and combined them with a relaxing yet spirited drive wrapped in a gorgeous Scandinavian body.
The roadster saw a rebirth in the late 90s fueled by the Germans who rediscovered a demand for fun-to-drive little 2-seat convertibles. And that harkens back to this car’s predecessor the Z3. And now 2 decades later BMW is still perfecting the top-down experience with incredible amounts of power. This is the all-new Z4 M40i. With this M40i model, BMW has done their roadster proud.
MSRP as-tested: $73,295