Month: November 2016

  • 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser – Drive Report

      The iconic Toyota Land Cruiser works well both on the road and off. With seating for eight and 8100 lbs. of trailer pulling power the 2017 Land Cruiser is great for touring the wide open spaces. Although the Land Cruiser is a little large for everyday big city use and it’s a bit thirsty […]

  • 2017 Volvo XC90 – Drive Review

    Volvo’s entry in the luxury SUV segment, the XC90, has received more awards for its excellence than any other SUV this century. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive, has a choice of three powertrains including a hybrid and can carry up to seven. Prices start in the mid-$40K range and […]

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco – Drive Report

    The Hyundai Elantra is a roomy, 5-passenger, front-wheel drive compact sedan that has been extensively redesigned for 2017. Added is a new Eco model that sips fuel. The turbo 4-cylinder engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that makes for fun yet economic driving. And, prices are in the low $20s. Please give a […]

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – First Drive

    The world’s first and only hybrid minivan is here from Chrysler. With seamless and automatic power coming from two electric motors and a 3.6-L V6, the 7-passenger 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may just eliminate stops at the gas station. Or, at least make them very infrequent. Expected to deliver an 84* MPGe rating , the […]

  • 2017 Lexus ES 300h – Driving on “E”

    “E” for electric.  That’s where the Lexus ES 300h gets a good part of its motive force. With a system total of 200 HP, the combination of a 2.5-L gasoline engine and a high output electric motor moves this hybrid-powered entry-luxury 5-passenger sedan nicely down the road. 40 mpg is easy to come by and […]