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2020 Hyundai Palisade – Drive Report

The Palisade is the new Hyundai flagship. It will seat up to eight, has a powerful V6, can tow a bunch, and is surprisingly luxurious for the price. It’s well known that the Hyundai Palisade shares its architecture and powertrain … Continue reading

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2019 Cadillac XT4 – Drive Review

Cadillac’s entry in the premium compact SUV segment comes across as a viable offering with its decent driving dynamics and long list of features and options. There’s plenty of safety and technology to choose from. The XT4 with its 237-HP … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel

Mazda started talking about bringing a diesel engine to the U.S. way back in the early part of this decade. Well, it’s finally here. I’ve just driven the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Signature AWD. The twin-turbo 2.2-L diesel develops … Continue reading

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Drive Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was awarded Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green SUV of the Year. With all-wheel drive, 22 miles of pure-electric range plus room for five and decent cargo space, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is unique in the … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda3 Hatchback – First Drive

For 2019 the Mazda3 is an all-new design and offered in 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback body styles. Sedan prices start at $21,000 and is offered in base, Select, Preferred and Premium trims. The hatchback starts at $23,600 and comes … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus UX – Drive Report

The UX is an all-new compact crossover from Lexus for 2019. The UX 200 is front-wheel drive with a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter priced at $32,000. The UX 250h is all-wheel drive with the same 2.0-liter mated to a CVT and two … Continue reading

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Driving the Ford Police Interceptor

Ford invited a number of local auto writers to join in with a contingent of police officers from various Illinois communities to drive the new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. A derivative model of … Continue reading

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