Category Archives: fuel economy

2019 Honda Passport – Road Review

With its 280-horsepower V6 backed up by a 9-speed automatic, the midsize SUV Honda Passport is quite a joy to drive.  There’s room for five, plenty of cargo space and it can tow up to 5,000 lbs. I did a … Continue reading

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2019 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid – Drive Review

In celebration of 35 years of minivan leadership, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid is offered in a 35th Anniversary edition that’s available on Pacifica Touring L Hybrid and Limited Hybrid models. This special edition features new badging, an all-black interior with … Continue reading

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2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i – Road Test

BMW’s X4 sport activity coupe has been revamped for 2019. I first drove it last summer at the media preview program at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina assembly plant.  And I also drove it last October at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall … Continue reading

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2019 Mazda CX-5 – Drive Report

In its 2012 debut, CX-5 helped introduce the world to Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design ethos and SKYACTIV Technology. Since then, CX-5 has seen continuous improvements, including an all-new redesign in 2017. Now for 2019, it takes its next key … Continue reading

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2019 Kia Forte – First Drive

Kia’s entry in the compact car market is the Forte which has been updated for 2019. It’s entirely new. Kia made it longer, wider and a bit taller. It’s got some design cues from the Stinger and has a 5-passenger interior layout … Continue reading

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2019 Subaru Forester – Drive Report

Subaru’s  Forester is entirely new for 2019, built now on an all-new platform. The 2.5-L boxer engine as been updated. The wheelbase is longer providing more rear seat legroom and more cargo capacity. Headroom, hip and shoulder room are also … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus ES – Drive Review

The seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES is longer, lower and wider. Built on a new platform, the ES has more aggressive and sporty styling with a modern and comfortable interior. The front-wheel drive ES is available in the 302-horspower ES 350 … Continue reading

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