2018 GMC Terrain Denali -Drive Report

DSC_1875Entirely new for 2018, the compact GMC Terrain is a bit shorter, just about as roomy as the former model and now powered by a 252-HP turbo 2.0-L four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic.

2018 GMC Terrain Denali prices start at $38,595 for a front-wheel drive model and $40,295 for all-wheel drive, including the $975 destination charge.

Read a bit more right here.

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2018 Range Rover Velar

The 2018 Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. The new Velar is based on the same architecture as the Jaguar F-Pace, giving it plenty of sportiness and refinement.

The Velar comfortably seats five and has plenty of rear cargo area. Velar is offered in six different models with pricing starting at $49,900.

For my test drive I drove the Velar R-Dynamic HSE model powered by a 380-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V6. With a base price of $77,100 it comes very loaded.

Read more about the Velar right here.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta – First Drive

The Jetta is entirely new for 2019. Now built on VW’s MQB architecture which gives it a longer wheelbase and wider track it also has a roomier cabin. Most importantly, content has been added and pricing has been dropped a bit, now starting at $18,545.

With its coupe-like exterior and premium features the new Jetta is a much more viable offering in the compact segment.

Read my first drive report right here.

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2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT

DSC_1838What’s not to like about a great road touring sedan? BMW’s coupe-like, 4-door, 5-passenger, 335 HP 640i GT will move you in comfort and speed down the highway.

I spent an good many miles behind the wheel of this Gran Turismo with all of them being delightfully satisfying. Read a bit more about here.

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2018 Jeep Midwest Mudfest

Jeeps are designed to get muddy. And that’s exactly what I did. On the invitation of Jeep a bunch of auto writers spent the good part of a day sloshing and spinning through the spring thaw woodlands.

We drove the entirely new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee. You can read a bit more right here.

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2018 Dodge Challenger GT – Drive Review

The Dodge Challenger GT is the first and only two-door American muscle car with all-wheel drive. Dodge designed the AWD to transition between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. The Challenger GT can provide confident year round personal transportation in nearly every driving condition.

The Challenger GT has Dodge’s 305-HP, 3.6-L V6 under the hood and an eight-speed automatic bolted up to it. The V6 delivers on the performance end with zero to 60 mph times in about 6.5 second.

Read more about the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT right here.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Drive Review

The original hot-hatch pocket rocket GTI has grown up over the years. Now for 2018 it has gained 10 additional horsepower, now at 220-HP, and matured to a family-like 4-door only.

S, SE and Autobahn trims are offered with starting prices ranging from $26,415 to $36,170. The GTI also offers a full array of driver-assistance safety features that are highly recommended to buy.

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