Category Archives: automobiles

2018 Toyota Camry – Drive Review

The very big midsize car segment got a remade Camry this year. Still on the top-ten sales list, the all-new Camry is longer, lower, wider and much more stylish. With a choice of a 4-cylinder, V6 or hybrid drive train, … Continue reading

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2018 Toyota C-HR – Drive Report

Toyota’s C-HR compact crossover is very much a car-like 5-door hatchback. It’s front-drive only and has car-like ground clearance. That said, I think it’s a great choice for a new, young teen driver. The C-HR offers good value for the … Continue reading

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2018 Mazda CX-9 – Drive Report

Mazda is moving into the premium space with more luxurious interiors and delivering on overall owner satisfaction. The 2018 CX-9 has added semi-automated safety features and G-Vectoring Control for enhanced handling. Prices start at $32,130 and go up into the … Continue reading

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2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive

For 2018 the Jeep Wrangler is all-new with much improved road manners and even better off-road capabilities. There’s a 285-HP V6 and a 270-HP mild-hybrid 2.0-L 4-cylinder. A Diesel is coming in 2019. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual and … Continue reading

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Drive Review

Hyundai has entered the hot hatch marketplace with its 2018 Elantra GT. With choice of a 162-HP GT or a 201-HP GT Sport, both with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission, this roomy Euro-design 5-door is a worthy … Continue reading

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2018 Lexus LC 500 – Drive Report

By the numbers: $105,060, 2-doors, 4-seats, 471-HP, 10-speeds, 168 MPH. The all-new 2018 Lexus LC 500 is beautiful to behold both inside and out. With outstanding proportions and a high quality, beautiful interior the LC 500 is a sight to behold. … Continue reading

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2018 Kia Stinger – First Drive

The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger 4-door sportback  is a new entry in the market that can go head-to-head against other Euro – grand tourers like the Audi S5 Sportback, both the BMW 440i Grand Coupe and 640i Grand Coupe, and … Continue reading

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