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 Toyota RAV4: Adventure is the key for this compact SUV

    Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

    The No.5 best-selling vehicle in America this year is the Toyota RAV4. With an all-new RAV4 just around the corner, arriving as a 2019 model, the 2018
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  • 2018 Buick Regal GS: More powerful, sportier architecture and upgraded cabin

    Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

    What began as a quiet, upscale 1973 sedan, the Buick Regal ended its initial production run in 2004 and was relaunched to North America in 2011 (produ
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  • 2018 Honda Civic Coupe: Popular Compact rolls on as economical and sporty

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

    The Honda Civic debuted as an economical subcompact for the 1973 model year as an answer to the U.S. oil and gas crisis, and has been a top-seller for
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  • 2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe: Enhanced driving experience, revised exterior and new Heritage Edition

    Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

    When Nissan created the Datsun 240Z in 1969, it launched a unique automotive nickname designation, “the Z-Car.” That first “Z” was powered by a 2.4-li
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  • 2018 Ford Focus: Economy and style for under $20K

    Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

    Compact cars were all the rage a few years ago, and while demand for econocars is trending downward, the Ford Focus continues to be a force in the com
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  • 2018 Volvo XC60: Full redesign, new safety suite for Europe’s bestselling premium mid-sized SUV

    Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

    Volvo launched its small luxury crossover, the XC60, for the 2010 model year, and in the nine years since its launch, it has become the bestselling pr
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  • 2018 Kia Niro: Award-winning sporty hybrid SUV adds safety and tech packages

    Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

    Last year, Kia introduced the Niro to its line-up – a hybrid SUV that didn’t look like a hybrid and more resembled a sporty hatchback than a crossover
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  • 2018 Acura TLX: New Grille, Stance, Infotainment and Safety Upgrades

    Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

    The 2018 Acura TLX performance luxury mid-size sedan has been refreshed with a sporty and angular architecture that plays off the manufacturer’s aggre
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  • 2018 Cadillac Escalade: Powerful, Luxurious and a Status Target

    Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

    The Cadillac Escalade is the hip buying choice for the rich and famous as well as the affluent and trendy who are not so famous. The full-size luxury
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  • 2018 Corvette Grand Sport: Blazing Hot and Super Cool for the Track and the Highway

    Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

    This year Corvette marks 65 years of production, and 55 years ago, Corvette gave birth to the historic Corvette Grand Sport (GS), a light-weight, fact
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  • 2018 Toyota Tundra: Coming at you with Updated Front Styling

    Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

    Trucking forward with new front-end freshening, Toyota’s Texas-assembled Tundra full-size pickup continues in its third generation that began in 2014,
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  • 2018 Nissan Frontier: Midsize pickup is a light-duty workhorse

    Monday, Jul 30, 2018

    One of the more affordable pickups in the niche, Nissan’s smallest truck is described by the manufacturer as “first and foremost a workhorse – designe
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  • 2018 Ford F-150: Forty Years as No.1 and Still Increasing in Power and Capability

    Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

    This year will be the 40th consecutive year that the Ford F-150 has ranked as the best-selling truck in America, and the best-selling vehicle period f
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  • 2018 Cadillac CTS-V: A Super-Sedan with Luxury and Sports Car Power

    Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

    The 2018 Cadillac V-series promises “passion without compromise,” and the 2018 CTS-V certainly upholds the pledge with luxury, sophisticated technolog
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  • 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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