Category Archives: driver-assistance safety features

2021 Ram 1500 TRX – Drive Review

The Ram 1500 TRX has raised the bar for extreme performance pickups. The TRX with its 702-hp Hemi V8 is designed with extreme capabilities and features a unique suspension designed for high-speed off-road driving as well as wheels and tires … Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Outback – Drive Review

The Subaru Outback was all-new for 2020 and has received a few upgrades for 2021. The station wagon-like all-wheel drive Outback is very utilitarian for urban or suburban living and is also designed for off-road driving with impressive trail capability. … Continue reading

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2021 Kia K5 – Drive Review

The entirely new 2021 Kia K5 is the newly named Optima successor. Now available with two turbocharged engines and optional all-wheel drive. It’s longer, lower and wider and rides on an all-new platform. It has a well organized interior with … Continue reading

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2021 GMC Yukon Denali – Room for All

I had some more time with the new GMC Yukon Denali. And, my daughter and her husband got one so they could safely transport their growing family. Two center row captain’s chairs are nice. But, when it comes to needing … Continue reading

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2021 Genesis G80 – Drive Review

The midsize G80 sedan offers both a premium look and feel as well as all around good performance. The overall exterior design has both sporty and elegant characteristics. The 5-passenger G80 is offered in two trims, 2.5T and 3.5T, both … Continue reading

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2021 Toyota Venza – Drive Review

The Venza nameplate is back in the Toyota model mix for 2021. Now, the Venza midsize 2-row, 5-seater is offered only in all-wheel drive (AWD) and only with a hybrid drivetrain. Positioned as the “ultimate urban crossover,” the Venza offers … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Palisade – Drive Review

For 2021 Hyundai Palisade has undergone significant content repackaging to give buyers of all trim levels added comfort & convenience while streamlining shopper trim selections. A new upscale Calligraphy trim has been added. Read about what’s new for 2021 here. … Continue reading

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica All-Wheel Drive – First Drive

On the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan you’re now able to get an all-weather capable, seamless and fully automatic all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.  The Pacifica AWD system is quite smart. It engages automatically, based on a variety of sensor inputs that signal … Continue reading

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2021 Cadillac Escalade – Drive Review

The Escalade is all new for 2021 riding on a new platform with longer wheelbase and an independent rear suspension. It’s completely redone in and out with a bold and elegant exterior plus a luxurious interior.  New on the Escalade … Continue reading

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2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid – First Drive

The all-new seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan is based on a new vehicle platform with longer wheelbase, wider stance, and a lower roofline. The four-door coupe-like look follows what Hyundai calls “Parametric Dynamics” design theme. I drove the 2021 Elantra and … Continue reading

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