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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!

Ford Explorer distances itself from troubled past

Auto manufacturers like to tout their redesigns. The makeover language is always laden with positive information, never alluding that the previous model might have somehow been lacking in one area or another.

Honda Pilot remains a strong choice as mid-size SUV

The Pilot remains among the industry leaders in this segment. But the competition is tougher than ever. Vehicles like the Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse and Dodge Journey are serious rivals.

Infiniti QX56 offers superior power and performance

The 2012 Infiniti QX56 went through a complete redesign a year ago and is a solid choice among its luxury-division competitors.

Toyota Corolla no longer king of the compacts

What's the top selling car of all time? It's a bit surprising here that the answer is the Corolla, which has been going strong for more than four decades. Corolla sales surpassed 33 million in 2007 when this popular Toyota pushed ahead of the Volkswagen Beetle to become the top seller of all time.

Family-friendly Toyota Venza needs some changes

The family-friendly Venza could use some remodeling. It's being challenged by three fresher competitors and is starting to fall behind in overall value.

Lexus introduces the new RC 350 coupe

Lexus RC 350 Coupe: Lexus is reaching back in the company playbook for this choice, introducing its first hard-top coup since

Honda HR-V an impressive small SUV

Roseville, CA- The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V has immediately earned praise and is off to an impressive start.

Honda CR-V: Just call this compact crossover SUV old reliable

The 2013 Honda CR-V continues to deliver quality in practically every category.Although it's been 16 years, the CR-V remains a popular compact crossover SUV and is annually rated among the top sellers in its class.

Hyundai Genesis: Quite an Impressive Sedan

Redesigned for 2015, the Hyundai Genesis features a roomier cabin, improved engines, better fuel economy, additional entertainment options, and offers all-wheel drive

Redesigned Honda Odyssey better than ever

Roseville, CA,- The 2018 Honda Odyssey has been completely redesigned.