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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

Forty-five percent of Toyota Avalon sales are the Avalon Hybrid. For 2021 a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.  The Avalon delivers a well balanced and comfortable ride. It’s well suited for jaunts around … 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 Audi Q5 Sportback – Drive Review

Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.  Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm … 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 Nissan Armada – drive review

The rugged body-on-frame full size Nissan Armada utility vehicle has been extensively updated for 2021. There’s lots of new front and rear sheetmetal and the interior gets a newly designed center stack anchored by a new standard 12.3-inch color display. … Continue reading

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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid – drive review

The 2021 Sorento is initially available with three powertrains, including its first ever turbo hybrid (HEV). A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be introduced in the next model year. With a total system 227-hp the hybrid engine is paired with a … 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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2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

BMW has brought back a soft top on the 4 Series convertible. Riding on an all new platform the soft top also brings weight reduction, greater cargo space and a lower center of gravity for improved handling. There’s a choice … Continue reading

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