A pillarless Coupe in today’s world of SUVs and sedans is a sight to behold. Go back fifty years and they were everywhere to be seen. The 329-HP biturbo V6 powered Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is elegant, comfortable and refined. Push it hard and it will deliver the best in performance.
It’s price tag is not for the faint-of-heart. But then again, exclusivity doesn’t come cheaply.
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The 450-horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor is an outstanding performer out in the wilds. Whether it be rock-crawling, trail riding, flying over sand dunes or riding a dry river bed, the Raptor is all about fun.
On the other hand, with its brute size it becomes a bit of a challenge on the streets of a crowded city like Chicago.
Here’s a drive report on my recent time with a Raptor in Chicago.
This is the 475-horspower Hemi-powered 2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392 that will go from zero to 60-mph in 4.4 seconds and cover the 1/4 mile in 12.9 seconds. It also has three rows of seating, can tow 8,700 pounds and is all-wheel drive for go-anywhere driving.
Dodge says it’s the fastest and most capable three-row SUV. Read more about it right here.
The Jeep Cherokee has been refreshed for 2019 with an all-new front end design, restyling at the rear, and with the choice of three engines including a new 2.0-L turbo four. It’s very capable on- and off-road, upholding the legendary Jeep heritage.
It’ll be in dealers during the first quarter of this year with prices starting at $23,995.
Read more about it right here.
Subaru has become a bigger player in the U.S. market selling just about 648,000 vehicles last year. They’ve gone from being the darling of the New England states to a bi-coastal player.
The Crosstrek compact-ute is all-new for 2018 with a much refined chassis and body structure and a bit more power. Driver-assistance safety features and its pricing in the low to mid-twenties makes for a good value proposition. Plus, it gets good fuel economy.
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The very big midsize car segment got a remade Camry this year. Still on the top-ten sales list, the all-new Camry is longer, lower, wider and much more stylish. With a choice of a 4-cylinder, V6 or hybrid drive train, it’s priced to start at $23,495.
More information and a few impressions are right here.
Toyota’s C-HR compact crossover is very much a car-like 5-door hatchback. It’s front-drive only and has car-like ground clearance. That said, I think it’s a great choice for a new, young teen driver. The C-HR offers good value for the money and a good level of driver-assistant safety features that are so important for that new driver to have. Plus there’s room in back for all the teen-driver’s stuff.
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