Car Reviews

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!

Nissan Maxima an upscale midsize sedan

Nissan produces such an appealing sedan in the Maxima that one wonders how many people turn away from the more expensive Infiniti G Sedan, which is made by Nissan's luxury division.

Family-friendly Toyota Venza difficult to categorize

The 2012 Toyota Venza. Is this vehicle a hatchback, wagon, minivan or crossover sport utility vehicle?

The dynasty continues for the Toyota Camry

Give the Toyota people credit; they aren't living in the past, because the 2012 Camry arrives with a redesign.

2012 Mazda CX-9 attractive, agile and spacious

Lumped into the generous offerings of large sport utility vehicles, the initial thought here regarding the 2012 Mazda CX-9 is why does it get categorized in this segment? Frankly, it doesn't seem that large.

Honda Civic offers diverse lineup of gas-saving compacts

Much like its bigger brother - the Accord - the Honda Civic is no longer undisputed king of the hill.

Color the Mazda 2 both affordable and fun

One glance and I was already fairly certain that the next week would be a miserable car experience driving the 2012 Mazda 2.

Honda Accord still solid, but rivals inching closer

While midsize cars still represent a strong segment of vehicles sold in the United States, change has gradually occurred in regards to what people are buying.

2012 Acura RDX, a standout luxury crossover

It's a veritable all-star lineup that features some industry favorites like the BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Mercedes-Benz GLK350, Audi Q5, and the Volvo XC60.

Mazda 3 boasts enviable 40 mpg

Even top-selling vehicles need something new to keep the appeal level from falling. With that in mind, the braintrust at Mazda decided it was time to give its already popular Mazda 3 some added appeal.

Infiniti FX50: A luxury SUV that offers comfort, performance, safety

Infiniti FX50: A luxury SUV that offers comfort, performance, safety