Category Archives: luxury SUV

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 Range Rover Sport HSE MHEV – First Drive

With five different trims and as many different engines, the Range Rover Sport has something for everyone. Engine output is from 254hp to 575hp. A mild hybrid as well as a plug-in hybrid are offered. Plus there’s a diesel and … Continue reading

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus – Drive Review

Lincoln’s entry in the premium midsize utility segment has a new name and a new look. The Nautilus for 2019 has a choice of two new turbo engines, an 8-speed automatic and a full suite of ADAS safety equipment. Priced … Continue reading

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2019 Maserati Levante GTS -Drive Report

The Levante GTS is powered by a 550-HP twin turbo 3.8-L V8 built at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. It’ll push the GTS to 60mph in 4 seconds flat and top things out at 181mph. It’s the same engine … 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 Infiniti QX80 – Drive Review

The QX80 was refreshed in 2018. It’s very similar to its cousin the Nissan Armada but of course with more premium features. Both are based on the Nissan Titan pickup and are body-on-frame architecture. The 2019 QX80 is offered in … Continue reading

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2019 Lincoln Navigator – Drive Report

The all-new Lincoln Navigator has received many accolades including being named the 2018 North American Truck of the Year. After last year’s redesign, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is basically unchanged. Prices start at $73,205. Four different trim levels; two different … Continue reading

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