The 2022 Carnival is the new minivan (sorry.. multipurpose vehicle) from Kia. It will replace the Sorento and it’s a very, very good replacement. With technology aplenty, huge amounts of interior room, and more cargo space than a Suburban, the Kia Carnival sets a new benchmark for the minivan segment. Plus it gets decent fuel economy and is nice to drive. To say Aaron was impressed would be an understatement.
The fun little Miata has been around for a while. The current generation debuted in 2015 with some updates in 2019. The MX-5 is most well known for its zippy drive and fun handling. That’s definitely there with this one. As the affordable driver’s car, the Mazda Miata remains a favorite.
In this video, Aaron answers a question from fan Jose about active and passive safety systems in your car. What’s the difference between them and what are some examples of each?
In this review, Aaron looks at the all-new Grand Cherokee L, a newly-redone three-row SUV from Jeep. It’s big, it’s Jeep, and it’s Grand. (Ya, I thought that line was dumb too.)
The 2022 Pathfinder is completely new from the ground up. Nissan redid the well-loved Pathfinder and made it far better than it was before. Competitive in the midsized three-row crossover-SUV segment, the 2022 Pathfinder brings an improved powertrain, better capabilities, more interior space, and a lot of other improvements.
In this episode, Kristin and Aaron talk about the all-new Toyota Tundra. Everything about it has changed and Kristin saw it unveil in person. Aaron has some issues with the new truck’s look and Kristin tries to smooth that out. The changes are phenomenal overall and worth detailing as a wrapup to our look at the all-new Tundra pickup truck.
Joe Moses gives an overview of the 2022 Tundra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAcPbXhpd4o&t=59s
Mike Sweers on the Tundra’s aerodynamics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWsTSush0Lc&t=498s
Mike Sweers talks about the Tundra’s powertrains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVhKLM_Jrdo&t=1s
Mike Sweers explains the customer-centric bits of the new Tundra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9PTMj5ax40&t=7s
In this episode, Kristin and Aaron get in depth about the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier. Totally redesigned, the new Frontier pickup truck is very, very well done. Aaron says it’s still a “trucky truck” and Kristin tries to diagnose what that means, exactly.
At Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado, GMC unveiled a new concept pickup truck based on the Canyon AT4. The OverlandX features several items from the Chevrolet Colorado Bison plus some overlanding extras like a rooftop tent, a kitchenette, and more. Very cool rig. Check it out!
The Chicago Auto Show started this weekend and we were there for the press preview day before it began. This is the first major U.S. auto show in over a year, the last one being, you guessed it, the Chicago show in February of 2020.
Moving to a one-time summer format means that some of the show is outdoors and there is a lot to see and do. Here’s our quick rundown of what to see there.
For tickets and other information, see http://www.chicagoautoshow.com
In this special episode, Aaron and Kristin talk about one of the most legendary supercars on the road: the Nissan GT-R. With it’s powerful, handbuilt engine, extreme performance numbers, and iconic looks, the GT-R is a difficult car to miss. While it does have some downsides related to its age, the Nissan GT-R is respected by every car person and performance enthusiast on the planet. Or should be.