Weekend Athlete

Weekend Athlete: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

By William Jackson on March 26, 2010

Compact crossovers are a natural choice for the Weekend Athlete crowd because they’re not as expensive as larger cars, they’re easy to park, and most will carry a lot of toys. Some do the job ... Read More
Weekend Athlete: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

By William Jackson on March 19, 2010

It’s been crazy the past seven months, and it’s kept me from putting cars through the Weekend Athlete tests. My testing skills were a bit rusty when I took the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox out, but it ... Read More
Weekend Athlete, a Ford Focus and the Tri-ing for Kids Triathlon

By William Jackson on August 6, 2009

Most times when I’m competing I have to rent a car to get where I’m going, and sometimes that means getting stuck with one that wouldn’t be my first choice. Such was the case when I got a sedan ... Read More
Weekend Athlete Takes Toyota RAV4 to Grand Haven Triathlon

By William Jackson on July 30, 2009

This summer, I’ve mostly done new races I’ve never done before. It’s fitting, then, that I’d get a new car to drive to one, too. The race was a blast, but what about the RAV4? Car: 2009 Toyota ... Read More
Weekend Athlete Hits the Elkhart Lake Triathlon in a 2009 Kia Sedona

By William Jackson on July 9, 2009

It’s summer, and that means it’s time to switch to triathlons, camping and trail-running. The Weekend Athlete feature is also changing things up, adding a more real-life, real-use look at whatev... Read More
The Weekend Athlete Compares Compact Cars

By Stephen Markley on May 7, 2009

Compact cars usually garner attention for their low price tags and advantageous fuel economy numbers, but our Weekend Athlete, Bill Jackson, wants to put the spotlight on the utilitarian side o... Read More
Weekend Athlete: 2009 Ford Edge Sport

By William Jackson on April 30, 2009

I already tested the Ford Edge once, but I decided to give it another look considering it was 10 below zero the first time and I remember thinking how much I enjoyed things like spring-loaded r... Read More
Weekend Athlete: 2009 Honda Pilot

By William Jackson on April 23, 2009

Normally, three-row crossovers like the Honda Pilot breeze through Weekend Athlete tests with such ease that I don’t always bend over backward to test them. But, with a slow week and a new 2009 ... Read More
2010 Kia Soul: Weekend Athlete

By William Jackson on April 16, 2009

Sometimes small cars surprise me by being capable of carrying unruly cargo, and other times I just find myself muttering, “Man, this thing is tiny!” When I saw the Kia Soul at the Chicago auto s... Read More
Weekend Athlete in Squaresville

By William Jackson on March 12, 2009

A box is a handy thing to carry stuff in, and I’m all about carrying things in the car. The very square Nissan Cube and Kia Soul were recently on hand at the Chicago auto show, so it made sense ... Read More