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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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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Drive Report

 Mitsubishi introduced the all-new Eclipse Cross compact SUV in 2018. Now for 2019 it continues with a couple tweaks to enhance the Mitsubishi line-up. Price is all-important and the Eclipse Cross is well positioned with a starting price of $23,595. … Continue reading

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2019 Toyota Avalon – Drive Review

The Toyota Avalon has been extensively revamped for 2019. This in spite of ever-diminishing new vehicle buyer’s interests in sedans. And to stimulate more interest, Toyota has ramped up the Avalon’s looks and style giving it a more head-turning presence. … Continue reading

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