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Weidel on Wheels. Author Jeffrey Weidel is an award-winning writer from the Sacramento region who has reviewed automobiles for more than two decades. Check out his latest ride!

Mazda3’s lack of sales a mystery

Roseville, Calif.- Sales of the once popular compact sedan/hatchback have plummeted the past six years in the U.S and look depressing again in 2022. And the why is a mystery from our perspective,

Does new Acura Integra resemble Honda Civic too much?

Roseville, Calif.- It's not a good thing, yet that's what Acura seems to be doing with the reintroduction of the Integra - competing against itself.

Toyota Tundra Capstone offers Lexus qualities

Roseville, Calif. - Toyota has done something a bit unusual - remaking a truck and giving it a Lexus-type feel on the road. The revamped Tundra has been completely restyled and improvements include

Volvo XC60 Recharge great plug-in hybrid

Roseville, Calif.- There are a number of labels associated with the Volvo XC60 Recharge. For the record, Volvo calls it a midsize SUV. However, we've seen it categorized as a compact SUV and a friend insists

Lexus introduces new LX600 SUV

Roseville, Calif.- Lexus made changes to its sport utility vehicle lineup this year, remodeling the previous LX570 and calling it something different - LX600.

Toyota 4Runner remains off-road champion

Roseville, Calif.- If owning a rugged SUV is the desire, the venerable Toyota 4Runner is worthy of consideration. The 2022 Toyota 4Runner hasn't changed much over the past decade - it's a midsize sport utility vehicle workhorse that remains old school in many ways.

New Mazda CX-50 an impressive compact SUV

Coming off its greatest sales year, the CX-5 now faces one more worthy rival. Oddly, it's the 2023 Mazda CX-50. That's right, Mazda has decided to manufacture another compact SUV that eventually may ease past its older sibling.

Hyundai Elantra N great addition to venerable compact sedan

The South Korean auto manufacturer went a step further with the introduction of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra, adding the Elantra N to its existing four trim models (SE, SEL, N Line, Limited).

2022 Toyota GR86 a rebadged Scion

The new GR86 delivers a performance vehicle that is fun to drive and easy on the bank account, starting at a reasonable $27,800. Toyota wants car buyers looking at the GR86 as an alternative to competitors

Land Rover Defender an off-road gem

Roseville, Calif.- What's intriguing about the 2022 Land Rover Defender is its dual personality. It can serve as an extremely capable off-road vehicle and also make a solid case for being a suitable every-day vehicle.

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