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2019 Volkswagen Arteon – Drive Review

The new flagship from Volkswagen, replacing the CC sedan, is the much larger Arteon. With its premium, fastback look, refined face and roomy interior you’ll think you’re driving a more-premium brand car. Priced to start at $35,845 and with 268-horsepower … Continue reading

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2020 Hyundai Palisade – First Drive

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade will seat up to eight, has a powerful V6, can tow a bunch, and is surprisingly luxurious for the price. This new flagship midsize SUV from Hyundai has 291-horsepower and is priced beginning at $31,550. … Continue reading

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2019 Volvo S60 – Drive Report

The all-new S60 luxury sedan is Volvo’s first “Made in the USA” car, being built at its new plant near Charleston, South Carolina. The S60 is all new for 2019 and is available in three different trims, with three different … Continue reading

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2019 Lexus UX – Drive Report

The UX is an all-new compact crossover from Lexus for 2019. The UX 200 is front-wheel drive with a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter priced at $32,000. The UX 250h is all-wheel drive with the same 2.0-liter mated to a CVT and two … Continue reading

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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 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 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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