Denis Flierl

Denis Flierl

Denis Flierl

Car Reviews Editor
Denis Flierl has over twenty five years combined auto industry and automotive journalism experience that he brings to Automoblog readers. Over the thirteen years that he owned an automotive business, he worked directly with every major car brand in the auto industry and became familiar with all makes and models of cars. His passion for cars led him to spend the last twelve years in automotive journalism where he brings all that experience to his readers as he writes about the auto industry and the latest test cars he drives.
Denis Flierl

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National writer for Torque News giving you the latest Subaru new car reviews and news. Test driving with altitude.
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Denis Flierl
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2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review

2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review

When you think of small crossover SUVs, the first thing that doesn’t come to mind is sporty and fun to drive. Most families buy an SUV for its cargo carrying ability, five door utility, all-weather capability and family friendly seating configurations. The Mazda CX-5 breaks the mold and delivers driving dynamics that could make this […]

2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Review

2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Review

When you think of a family Volvo from the past, visions of huge headlights, the styling of a brick and uninspiring driving dynamics come to mind. The new 2015.5 Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV comes with newly redesigned headlights, sleek exterior styling and engaging driving dynamics. What hasn’t gone away are Volvo’s characteristic attributes like a […]

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Review

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Review

Commuting doesn’t have to be boring and for 2015, Nissan has added new character to the compact Versa Note lineup. This new model gets a step up to make things more interesting on the drive around town. The Nissan Versa Note SR has the same personality, but gets new makeup to set it apart from […]

2015 Lexus IS250 AWD Sedan Review

2015 Lexus IS250 AWD Sedan Review

The 2015 Lexus IS250 AWD Sedan is one good looking luxury car and this year’s model keeps the momentum going as the brand tries to remake its image. The IS250 jumps in the highly competitive sports sedan market with the Germans who have dominated for decades. IS250 makes a statement for the Japanese automaker that […]

2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition Review

2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition Review

For off-roaders, there’s the Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Xterra, Toyota 4Runner and the discontinued Toyota FJ Cruiser. For serious off-roaders there is the top-of-the-line Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that is already set up with all the equipment for some serious fun. The Jeep Rubicon is named after the famed Rubicon Trail that’s 22 miles of part road […]

2015 Honda CR-V AWD Touring Review

2015 Honda CR-V AWD Touring Review

If the Honda CR-V were a flavor, it would probably be vanilla. Chocolate may have more of a following with some, but vanilla is still a favorite with many ice cream lovers. The Honda CR-V has been one of those small SUVs that has a wide appeal even if it’s not as hot as a chocolate […]

2015 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review

2015 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review

The Toyota Camry has been the bestselling car in America for 12 years straight and with the 2015 model launch, the four-door sedan should remain at the top of the charts. For 2015, Camry gets an extensive makeover both inside and outside with new body panels and improved materials inside. This week, we took the […]

2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Review

2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Review

   What is Volvo’s new front drive sports sedan with a 302 hp 2.0-liter super-and turbocharged engine called? It’s the new 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E. We think the E stands for “efficient” due to it’s good fuel-mileage ratings and an ultra-low emissions status, but we aren’t really sure. Regardless, the new S60 T6 Drive-E is […]

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Review

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T Review

Hyundai Sonata gets a complete redesign for 2015 and unlike previous makeovers, nothing went untouched. This is the seventh generation for Sonata and the all-new car is in the competitive mid-size sedan segment with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion. The South Koreans are moving up in the ranks and this new example, […]

2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE Review

2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE Review

With so much competition in the subcompact segment, it could be easy to forget about the 2015 Toyota Yaris. The Toyota 5-door SE Liftback we’ll be testing this week competes against other capable and efficient subcompact hatchbacks like the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio and Chevrolet Sonic. The Yaris SE […]

2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop Review

2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop Review

MINI is growing up and the new 2014 MINI Cooper has been redesigned, is all-new with more refinement, and gets bigger while still retaining its classic looks and dynamic handling characteristics. At first glance the new MINI Cooper looks the same, but it grows in length and width and the result is more interior room […]

2015 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Review

2015 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Review

For those looking for a car-like ride with the versatility of an SUV, the Nissan Rogue is a compelling choice. Nissan uses what they call Active Ride control to smooth out the bumps and it works. The Rogue’s cabin is high on the comfort meter and is a strength for this class. This week we’ll […]