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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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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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2022 Acura MDX – Drive Review

Acura’s flagship 2022 MDX three-row luxury utility vehicle rides on an all-new platform, and features a bold new exterior design coupled with a sophisticated and elegant new interior combined with a high-tech and advanced cockpit.  MDX is Acura’s first model … Continue reading

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2022 Infiniti QX55 – Drive Review

The all-new Infiniti QX55 is dramatically styled and comes standard with 20-inch wheels, all-wheel drive, a 268-HP turbo engine and wireless Apple CarPlay. With a starting price of $46,500, the five-seat QX55 offers car-like looks and style with decent versatility. … Continue reading

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Drive Review

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895 plus a $1,100 destination charge. Depending on model and battery choice, rear-drive configurations have either 230 or 305 miles of range. All-wheel drive configurations have either 211 or 270 miles … Continue reading

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