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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 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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  • 2018 Kia Stinger: Dynamic New Sports Car Combines Athleticism and Luxury

    Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

    Kia has come a long way. It began life in December 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a Korean manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, even
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  • 2018 Toyota Tacoma: Safety and cosmetics added to top-selling mid-size pick-up

    Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

    The Toyota Tacoma debuted in America in 1995, and was marketed as a compact pick-up, a designation it held through 2004. The second generation was cla
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  • 2018 Subaru Forester: Performance, intuitive cabin and top safety marks in a compact SUV

    Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

    Five years into its fourth generation, and a year removed from a solid style refreshening, the Subaru Forester remains a sports utility ride for the g
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  • 2018 Jeep Compass: Upgraded materials and tech added to compact crossover

    Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

    The Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV launched by Jeep or the 2007 model year. The entry-level Compass was one of Jeep’s first crossovers, and a
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  • 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir: Three-row crossover in new generation with new sub-brand

    Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

    Buick boldly took on the large luxury crossover segment in 2007 with its 2008 Enclave (now a mid-size), replacing its truck-based Rainier, the minivan
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  • 2018 Dodge Caravan: Room for seven and priced to sell

    Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

    I seldom drive minivans – I prefer smoking musclecars, powerful trucks and more versatile crossovers/SUVs -- but when out-of-town family came to town
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  • 2018 Toyota Avalon: Flagship mid-size sedan stays the course

    Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

    Toyota’s luxury sedan, the Avalon, has been at the top end of the line-up since its launch in the 1994-’95 model year, when it replaced the Cressida.<
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  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Full-Size SUV rides big

    Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

    Volkswagen’s reputation was built on small, economical, people movers. Eighty years after the first “People’s Car” was built, VW has gone big, with th
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  • 2017 Car of the Year: Lexus LC 500: Luxury Coupe displays power, performance and elegance

    Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

    Last week, we presented our selections for “Car Buy of the Year,” with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra getting the nod as best bang for the buck. This week,
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