Category Archives: fuel economy

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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2019 Volvo XC40 – Drive Review

The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show last March in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars. The XC40 … Continue reading

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2019 Nissan Altima – First Drive

Nissan has completely re-done the Altima for 2019. Now after 25 years on the U.S. market Nissan still sees a place for the Altima in its lineup. Even as many folks jump into SUVs, sedans still strike a cord with … Continue reading

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Drive Report

A modified 2019 VW Jetta went 210.16 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new record in the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe class. I drove a new, stock 2019 VW Jetta across lower Michigan and got 43 mpg, beating … Continue reading

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2018 BMW X2 – Drive Report

BMW added another Sport Activity Vehicle to their X-Series lineup with the new 2018 X2 xDrive28i. Based on the same platform as the more utilitarian X1, the X2 is very car-like. So much so, I want to refer to it … Continue reading

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