2019 Nissan Altima – First Drive

DSC_3869Nissan has completely re-done the Altima for 2019. Now after 25 years on the U.S. market Nissan still sees a place for the Altima in its lineup. Even as many folks jump into SUVs, sedans still strike a cord with many buyers, especially younger buyers.

I recently drove the new Altima at Nissan’s launch program. It has a lot new to offer including two new engines and an all-wheel drive option.

Read more right here.

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2019 Subaru Ascent – First Drive

Subaru has upped its game with an all-new 3-row SUV. The 2019 Subaru Ascent can be had with seating for seven or eight. With an all-new 260-HP 2.4-L turbo boxer engine it’ll tow up to 5,000lbs.

It’s loaded with new tech, including EyeSight Assist and Trailer Stability Assist as well as a camera-based rear view mirror.

You can read more about the new Ascent right here.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Drive Report

A modified 2019 VW Jetta went 210.16 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new record in the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe class.

I drove a new, stock 2019 VW Jetta across lower Michigan and got 43 mpg, beating the EPA highway estimate of 40 mpg. And, I didn’t waste any time doing it.

Read a bit more on the new Jetta right here.

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2018 BMW X1

The X1 is the entry to BMW’s X-series. Redesigned in 2016, it is unchanged for 2018 except for some option packaging revisions. The only power plant is a 228-horsepower 2.0-L turbocharged I-4 coupled to an 8-speed automatic.

Read more on the X1 right here.

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica – What’s New

For 2019 the Chrysler Pacifica gets some new packages, colors and equipment upgrades.

Read a bit more about the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid for 2019, right here.

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2019 GMC Sierra – First Drive Report

DSC_3165On the invite of GMC I drove the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra full-size pickup in St.Johns, Newfoundland and the surrounding area.

Different by design and different to meet customer demands, the GMC Sierra with its top-of-the-line Denali sub-brand intends to take a bigger share of the big pickup business.

Read more on the new GMC Sierra right here.

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2019 Dodge Challenger Ups the Horsepower Game

From the 305-HP V6 to the 797-HP Hellcat Redeye, the 2019 Dodge Challenger seeks to thrill and make driving more fun than ever.

Catch up on what’s new right here.

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