2019 Lexus ES – Drive Review

The seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES is longer, lower and wider. Built on a new platform, the ES has more aggressive and sporty styling with a modern and comfortable interior.

The front-wheel drive ES is available in the 302-horspower ES 350 model or the 215-horsepower low fuel consumption ES 300h model.  The 2019 ES 350 is priced to start at $39,600. There’s a new F-sport model added too.

Check out more details on the 2019 Lexus ES right here.

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Drive Report

DSC_4232 Mitsubishi introduced the all-new Eclipse Cross compact SUV in 2018. Now for 2019 it continues with a couple tweaks to enhance the Mitsubishi line-up.

Price is all-important and the Eclipse Cross is well positioned with a starting price of $23,595. Offering good value and a long warranty, the Eclipse Cross deserves a look by those who are budget conscious.

Have a read right here.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – Drive Report

More power to the people. For 2019 the MX-5 Miata gets 26 more ponies bumping the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-L engine up to 181-HP. Seventeen percent more horsepower is a big move in any engine.

Engine torque is up a bit too along with higher engine revs. Whether you  choose the folding hardtop RF or the soft top model,  both are loads of fun to drive.

Check out all the fun that’s in store for drivers of the 2019 MX-5, just click here.

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2019 Toyota Avalon – Drive Review

The Toyota Avalon has been extensively revamped for 2019. This in spite of ever-diminishing new vehicle buyer’s interests in sedans. And to stimulate more interest, Toyota has ramped up the Avalon’s looks and style giving it a more head-turning presence.

A Hybrid with a net 215-horsepower from its 2.5-four-cylinder mated with a 650-volt electric motor or a 301-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 matched to an all-new 8-speed Direct Shift-8AT automatic transaxle gives you  the choice of economy or power.

Read more about the new Avalon with one click.

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt – Drive Review

Channel your inner Steve McQueen and check out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt with its 480-HP 5.0-L V8, 6-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, available MagneRide Damping System and a digital customizable dash. It’ll hit 163 mph and go from a stop to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

Get your adrenaline flowing right here.

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2019 GMC Terrain – Drive Report

The new-for-2019 Terrain Black Edition is available on SLE & SLT for $795. The package includes: 19-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, darkened grille insert and black surround, black mirror caps, roof rails and additional exterior accents, and black exterior model and trim badging. It’s offered in five exterior colors: Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and, new for 2019, Sedona Metallic.

The 2019 Terrain is offered in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models priced to start at $25,000.

Read more right here.

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – Tracked

A one-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois under the tutelage of the pros at Skip Barber Racing School gave me plenty of seat time in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.  Driving the 124 Spider Abarth as well as the 2-door 500 Abarth on the track road course, in an autocross and on the skid pad with guidance by long-time racer Terry Earwood and his team started with a bit of coaching in the classroom and then we suited up, put on our helmets and hit the track.

The 164-HP Spider Abarth has a new Record Monza Exhaust that uses a spring-loaded diversion valve to modify exhaust flow for more “Abarth Growl.” All the better for that performance feeling.

Check out more about the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider with one click.

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