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Author Archives: Jim Gorzelany

A veteran Chicago-based freelance automotive journalist, Jim is a frequent contributor to a broad spectrum of print and online publications in addition to carpreview.com. These include Consumers Digest, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Executive Travel, Hemispheres, ForbesAutos.com, and such regional luxury magazines as Chicago, Elegant Accents, and Bespoke. His feature articles and reviews are also syndicated in newspapers across the U.S. by CTW Features. Jim also is author of the Automotive Intelligentsia Money-Saving New-Car Guide and Automotive Intelligentsia Sports Car Guide eBooks. He’s appeared as an automotive expert on local and national broadcast outlets including CNBC, PBS, CNN, and WGN.

The same, only better? Big questions surround all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

What changes make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler different? A full redesign — its first one since 2007– that should revitalize this iconic 4×4 from the inside out, but without treading far from its traditional look or reputation as one of ...

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Going out with a bang: 2018 Grand Cherokee last of a generation, but Hellcat means it won’t go quietly

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What changes make the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee could become the fastest SUV on the planet with addition of a rip-roaring supercharged V-8. With an all-new Grand Cherokee due for model-year 2019, the 700-horsepower ...

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Pickup letdown: 2018 Silverado skates on special editions until aluminum-body 2018 redesign arrives

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

What changes will make the 2018 Silverado 1500 different? Only minor ones, given that this half-ton pickup truck is on track for a complete model-year 2019 redesign. Expect the ’18 Silverado 1500 to add a feature or two and maybe ...

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Segment’s sinking while Chevy Malibu rises. Are ’18 changes enough to sustain this Chevy’s ascent?

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu different? Nothing substantive, given timing that places this midsize sedan between a major redesign for 2016 and an expected freshening for 2019. Bringing sleeker styling, a roomier interior, more sophisticated powertrains (including ...

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Smaller, smarter, available with a diesel: fully redesigned 2018 Equinox takes a new direction

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox different? A full redesign makes this popular five-passenger crossover a bit smaller, gives it fresh styling, introduces a trio of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and adds safety features. Interior accommodations are likewise ...

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Most Fuel-Efficient 2017 Minivans

The Most Fuel-Efficient 2017 Minivan is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. It’s not only the first and only gas/electric hybrid-powered minivan, it’s an ultra-frugal plug-in hybrid. As with the conventionally powered, gasoline-only Pacifica, the Hybrid is reasonably stylish outside and features ...

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Best Cheap SUVs: Top 10 Crossover SUVs Under $30,000

Culled from the hundreds of variations on sale, here are the ten best crossover SUVs available for under $30,000. They include subcompact, compact, and midsize models. Each is equipped with all-wheel drive and presented in the most desirable trim level ...

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Live large, spend wisely; here are the 11 Best Luxury Cars for 2016

To be a true luxury car in an age when family sedans boast amenities that until recently were premium-class exclusives requires a special automotive alchemy. A genuine luxury-brand origin is essential. So are performance, comfort, and features that elevate it ...

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Rated by cradle-to-grave pollution, here are the 11 cleanest crossover SUVs for 2015

Here are the 11 most environmentally friendly crossover SUVs, based on “Green Score” rankings compiled by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The scores are based on fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, as well as “cradle to grave” ...

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Want to drive Earth-friendly? Better learn the Green Score of these 2015 new cars.

Fuel-efficient cars generally pollute less than cars that burn more gas. But an automobile’s environmental impact isn’t limited to its tailpipe emissions. How clean, for example, is the power source that generates the electricity for your Nissan Leaf? Here are ...

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7 Cool Cars Under $30,000

Going Webster on you, the slang adjective “cool” means hip or fashionable. Either trait can be fleeting and difficult to identify. But we know a cool car when we see one. Here are seven with a sense of style and ...

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2014 Full-Size Car Buying Guide

The 2014 Full-Size Car Buying Guide from CarPreview.com rounds up eight spacious sedans that occupy the strata between mainstream midsize cars and large luxury cars. Once dominant on the American automotive landscape, full-size cars now appeal to buyers who want ...

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2014 SUV Buying Guide

The 2014 SUV Buying Guide from CarPreview.com highlights the shrinking assortment of truck-based SUVs engineered for active families and outdoor enthusiasts. These old-school SUVs run the gamut from the compact Jeep Wrangler, to midsizers like the Toyota 4Runner, to posh ...

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2014 Minivan Buying Guide

The 2014 Minivan Guying Guide from CarPreview.com highlights — arguably — the most practical vehicles on the road. Minivans afford a commanding view of your surroundings, yet provide convenient access with a low step-in height. Large sliding rear side doors ...

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