2016 Nissan Titan XD: A Tweener With Unique Functionality

2016 Nissan Titan XD
2016 Nissan Titan XD First Look After spending a day evaluating the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD on a motoring drive on the outskirts of Phoenix that included tow testing, payload hauling, and off roading along a 25-mile-long challenging dirt track with a sand wash,...

Auto Judge Woman’s Choice Award 2016 Lexus RX 450h

2016 Lexus RX 450
2016 Lexus RX: The RX = Performance and Charm By Sue Mead The vehicle that jump-started the mid-sized luxury crossover craze in the late 90s is as charming, comfortable and compelling as ever-and is now reborn again. The all-new fourth generation 2016 Lexus RX gets a...

National Breast Cancer Coalition Nets $5000 On Team NR6 Efforts

Team Rogue Warriors Win Rogue Trip Competition Auto writer Wayne Gerdes nailed it when he predicted a win by Focus Daily News Digital Operations Director Kristin Barclay and Simply Real Moms owner Jasmine Cosme in the Nissan Rogue Trip event. Nissan Motor Company presented a...

2017 Toyota 86 Provides Sporty Action

2017 Toyota 86 A Fun Car On The Roads My day at the Ojai Inn and Spa began with a choice of four new Toyotas to drive. Ah, but which would be first? My selection actually didn’t require a lot of thought! Sure, the Toyota...

2019 Nissan Armada – Platinum An Understatement

2019 Nissan Armada
2019 Nissan Armada- A Luxurious Beast Regular readers will remember an experience we had in a Nissan Armada last year. An over-achieving 18-wheeler clipped us twice, once in the rear and once toward the front as it was passing us. We will forever sing its...

2017 Ford F-250 Is The 2017 Truck Of Texas

2017 Ford F-250
Lucky Number 13: 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is Truck of Texas Thirteen is a lucky number for Ford. They came back to the Texas Truck Rodeo ready to prove they were by no means ready to stop their winning ways, having earned the Truck...

2017 Lincoln MKZ: Quiet, Tasteful Luxury

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ Quiet, Tasteful Luxury By Sue Mead - Special to Focus Daily News Lincoln describes its 2017 MKZ as "quiet luxury”; however the new model has a potent engine that produces a siren song-with an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Currently...

2019 Nissan Rogue – Best Selling For A Reason

I always think of a rogue as someone or something that is a bit out of the ordinary. A rogue is alluring, sophisticated, a cut above the normal and attracting a bit of mystery concerning it’s very being. Those of an era even before...

2020 Jeep Gladiator: 24 Things I LOVED

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon
A Few of My Favorite Things…About The Jeep Gladiator What did I like about the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator? After experiencing three different trims of the 4WD four-door Wrangler pickup on a day-long drive that took us over more than 200 miles of pavement and...

New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Adds Unique Features

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline First Look It has been years since I have been in a Honda, but this spring when I had the opportunity to drive the new Ridgeline in a special launch event has turned into the perfect time. Although the Ridgeline was first...