All About Cars

All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

  • 2018 Dodge Charger: America Loves its Muscle

    Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

    The Dodge Charger – America’s only four-door muscle car and the sales leader in the large car segment for five years running is an American muscle car
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  • 2018 Ram 1500 Rebel: Rugged pick-up adds enhancements this year, and significant changes next year

    Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

    Dodge has been building trucks since 1917, and it introduced the Ram to the light-duty market in 1994. Formerly called the Dodge Ram, the Ram truck wa
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Malibu: Mid-Size subtly builds on award-winning rep

    Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

    Named after a Southern California beach community that derives its name from the Chumash word “humaliwo,” meaning “the surf sounds loudly,” the Chevro
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ: Staying the course and standing the test of time

    Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

    For 100 years, Chevrolet has been “truckin’. Chevrolet entered the truck market in 1918, with the Model 490 on sale to the masses after using them int
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Hotter, faster and more powerful than ever

    Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

    Camaro has been an American muscle car legend since it hit the streets for the 1967 model year. Designed to compete in the “Pony Car” wars, it went on
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  • 2018 Mazda CX-9: Niche awards in design, safety, interior, quality and performance

    Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

    Mazda’s CX-9 has been an award-winning head-turner since it debuted in 2006, as curved and sculpted midsize three-row crossover that distanced itself
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  • 2018 Ford Escape: A new trim level and brimming with uplevel amenities

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The Ford Escape is the No.2-selling vehicle in the Blue Oval arsenal, and after being significantly updated for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Escape a
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  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT: More Pony Power with exterior and tech enhancements

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    After 54 years of Pony power and nearly 9.5 million vehicles sold, the Ford Mustang continues to be the premier Pony in 2018, with choices to personal
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  • 2018 Jaguar E-Pace: Compact luxury SUV with the look and feel of a ‘Cat

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    An all-new compact-luxury crossover with the iconic Jaguar body shape, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car
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  • 2018 Hyundai Kona: New Sub-Compact CUV targets urban adventurers

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Hyundai has targeted youthful “urban adventurers” with its all-new sub-compact crossover utility vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Kona.

    Utilizing
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  • 2018 Toyota Highlander: Family SUV Remains Solid, Versatile and Unchanged

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Toyota’s family SUV, the Highlander, underwent a thorough freshening in 2017 and is scheduled for a full makeover for 2019, so it remains unchanged fo
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  • 2018 Acura MDX: Multi-dimensional Luxury Crossover Makes Infotainment Gains

    Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

    Acura upgraded its luxury SUV lineup in 2001, when it replaced the under-selling SLX with a newly initialed mid-size crossover that was created to sup
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  • 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Small crossover tweaks styling

    Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    The top-selling vehicle in Mitsubishi’s lineup is the Outlander, a small crossover for soft-road and around-town utility. An all-season vehicle with g
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  • 2018 Honda CR-V: A favorite of car experts, compact SUV is a winner

    Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

    The Honda CR-V entered the automotive marketplace in 1995, gaining its alphabetical name from its manufacturer’s assertion that it was a Comfortable R
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  • 2018 Toyota Camry: Top-selling Midsize family sedan evolves with sportscar tendencies

    Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

    The all-new eighth-generation Toyota Camry is an established mid-size family sedan that has turned into a sports car … of sorts.

    The best-
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  • 2018 Nissan Rogue: Innovative driving assist technology added to compact crossover

    Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

    Nissan’s top-selling vehicle, its compact crossover – Rogue – no longer offers a third row, but has added drivers’ assist technology and a bevy of oth
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  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler: Improving on the original without forsaking its heritage

    Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

    A derivative of “the truck that won WWII,” the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler upgrades in its 4th generation, with a modern design that stays true to the
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Leaner and meaner with a new design, increased safety and refined turbo

    Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

    Equinox, Chevrolet’s second-best selling vehicle, after the Silverado, enters its third generation in 2018 with a full redesign. The Gen-3 Equinox she
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  • 2018 Lexus RX350: Combines SUV versatility and luxury sedan-like comfort

    Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

    The Lexus RX has been America’s best-selling luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998, and has earned a reputation as a reliable, elegant, pampering
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  • 2018 Infiniti QX80: Three-ton luxury SUV continues its evolution

    Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

    An upgrade from the QX56, the 2018 Infiniti QX80 evolves Infiniti’s presence in the luxury SUV segment.

    Built by Nissan’s luxury division (
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