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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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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 Ford Edge – Drive Review

  The Edge has come a long way in the twelve years since it came on the scene. It’s been significantly revamped, updated and improved over the course of the years. Gone is the mainstream V6 engine. Transmissions now have … 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 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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