Category Archives: family cars

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 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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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo – Drive Review

Mazda has upped its game for 2021 and added a new 250-hp turbo engine to the CX-30. This upscale powertrain brings more peak power while delivering a direct and connected driving experience. Additionally, the new turbo-charged engine delivers better traction … Continue reading

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2021 Honda Odyssey – Drive Review

Honda says the Odyssey is America’s best retail-selling minivan for 10 years running. American consumers have purchased more than 1.1 million Odyssey minivans during that time. The Honda Odyssey has been refreshed for 2021 with numerous updates to styling, along … Continue reading

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2021 BMW 330e Sedan – Drive Review

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is back for 2021 with some improvement. BMW calls it a performance plug-in-hybrid with the choice of either the 330e rear-wheel drive or the 330e xDrive all-wheel drive model. A brand-new feature in the … Continue reading

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica – Minivan v. SUV

Although popular thinking has it that a utility vehicle is the thing to have, that may not always be the case. It might just be that a minivan is better suited for your driving needs. Read my thoughts on that … Continue reading

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