Category Archives: driver-assistance safety features

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 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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2018 Volvo XC60 – Drive Review

Redesigned for 2018. One of three finalists in the running to be named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. Luxury, comfort, beauty and performance all can be found in the 2018 Volvo XC60. Volvo says the new XC60 is … Continue reading

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2018 Hyundai Sonata – Drive Review

The 5-passenger, front-wheel drive Sonata has been redesigned for 2018. It’s offered in a number of models with different powertrains—Sonata, Sonata 2.0T, Sonata Eco, Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. I recently drove the 2018 Sonata Limited powered by a 185-HP … Continue reading

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport – Drive Review

The new-for-2018 Genesis G80 Sport in all-wheel drive configuration is priced to start at $57,750. The G80 Sport is well appointed and is powered by a 365 HP twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed sport tuned automatic transmission. Rear-wheel … Continue reading

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse – Drive Report

The three-row 2018 Chevrolet Traverse midsize SUV is all-new with more room, more power and less weight. The Traverse can seat up to eight with more rear passenger legroom that makes for a comfortable drive. Prices start at $29,980 and go … Continue reading

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