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2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Drive Review

For 2022 the Pathfinder is entirely new from the ground up. A new 9-speed transmission combined with the 284-hp V6 gives it good performance and better trailer towing ability. The interior is completely fresh and stylish and loaded with tech. A … Continue reading

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2022 Infiniti QX60 – Drive Review

Infiniti has redone the QX60 for 2022. An exterior and interior refresh plus a new 9-speed automatic will enable the QX60 to better compete in the premium midsize 3-row utility vehicle segment. Performance from the 295-hp 3.5-L V6 with the … Continue reading

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2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible – Drive Review

MINI has freshened the Cooper for 2022 with new front and rear styling, new wheels and new colors. More tech, safety and comfort features have also been added. The powertrain choices are unchanged and price has been bumped minimally. Check … Continue reading

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2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer by Jeep

The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer might just become THE fashionable full-size utility vehicle to have. Rooted in Jeep brand heritage, Wagoneer will become a portfolio of vehicles that defines “American premium” and delivers a unique customer experience. Have a … Continue reading

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2022 Jeep Compass – First Drive

Jeep took the cover off the 2022 Compass back in July and recently I had the opportunity to drive it. There’s a new look on the outside and a big appearance upgrade on the inside. And the Compass does what … Continue reading

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2021 BMW X5 Drive45e – Drive Review

For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds. The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well … Continue reading

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2021 Nissan Kicks – Drive Report

The 2021 Nissan Kicks has been freshened with new front and rear styling, new wheels, new colors including five two-tone choices and updated and enhanced interior trim. Sales are up for the Kicks and it’s a popular choice among younger … Continue reading

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2022 Kia Carnival – Drive Report

The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona in Kia’s lineup. It’s entirely new. Kia defines it as a multipurpose vehicle that goes beyond the typical minivan. The Carnival is stylish with unique design cues and a wagon-like profile. It offers lots … Continue reading

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2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – Drive Review

Forty-five percent of Toyota Avalon sales are the Avalon Hybrid. For 2021 a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous Nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery.  The Avalon delivers a well balanced and comfortable ride. It’s well suited for jaunts around … Continue reading

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2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo – Drive Review

The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo 5-passenger subcompact is available as a sedan or hatchback. The new 2.5-L turbo is rated at 250-hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard. It’s quick, … Continue reading

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