Category Archives: all-wheel drive

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo 5-passenger subcompact is available as a sedan or hatchback. The new 2.5-L turbo is rated at 250-hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard. It’s quick, … Continue reading

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2022 Genesis G70 – Drive Review

The Genesis G70 compact luxury sedan has received a significant update for 2022 with refreshed exterior and new interior features. The 2022 G70 is offered as a 2.0T with 252-hp and a 3.3T with 365-hp. All-wheel drive is available. Read … Continue reading

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L – First Drive

You can now get seating for 6 or 7 in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L. New designs both inside and out brings a fresh look to this Jeep stalwart. And for the first time ever in any vehicle a … Continue reading

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

The all-new 5-passenger 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its open cargo bed is designed to appeal to utility vehicle owners.  Hyundai describes the typical Santa Cruz buyer as a tech-savvy single male in the age range of 35 to 45 … Continue reading

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus – Drive Review

The 2021 Nautilus is freshened and further refined following Lincoln’s “Quiet Flight” design philosophy with a new front fascia and new instrument panel design. A new Sync 4 infotainment system with large touchscreen is well positioned for easy use. The … Continue reading

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2021 GMC Yukon Denali – Drive Review

GM’s trio of full-size utility vehicles got bigger for 2021.  The Denali Line sub-brand within GMC gets unique design ques. The Yukon Denali trim has an exclusive interior – a completely new instrument panel, unique seats and a choice among … Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek – Drive Review

The Subaru Crosstrek is a practical choice for a good value compact utility. The 2021 Crosstrek got a few updates the most important of which is an available new 182-hp 2.5-L 4-cylinder Boxer engine. There’s also a new Sport trim … Continue reading

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2022 Volkswagen Taos – First Drive

Volkswagen has a new model. It’s the entirely new 2022 Taos subcompact utility vehicle. Call if the new Golf for the U.S. because the Golf is no longer, except fo the GTI and Golf R. Taos seats five, has decent … Continue reading

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2021 Lexus ES – Drive Review

The ES lineup grows for 2021 with the all-new 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD, the first ES all-wheel drive model, and with the 2021 ES 350 Black Line Special Edition. ES 250 AWD is powered by a 203-HP 2.5-L 4-cylinder … Continue reading

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric utility vehicle (UV) and the brand’s first global battery electric vehicle (BEV). Notably, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. About half of U.S. … Continue reading

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