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 many more gears for better performance and lower fuel consumption. Advanced Driver Assistance Safety (ADAS) technology is helping to significantly reduce the risk of a crash. Materials have improved for an overall higher quality vehicle.

The Edge has a new look for 2019 with new front and rear styling.  And a new ST trim with 335 horsepower moves it into the performance world.

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2019 Kia Sorento – Drive Review

2019 Sorento Kia’s best-selling Sorento SUV has been freshened for the 2019 model year, touting a number of visual and feature enhancements, inside and out. Aside from new front and rear fascias, which help it achieve a more sophisticated appearance, the cabin is now decidedly more upscale and integrates newly-added technology,

With the choice of two engines, front or all-wheel drive and five different trims, this 3-row, 7-passenger midsize SUV should be many folks shopping list.

Read a bit more right here.

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2019 Genesis G70 – Drive Report

fullsizeoutput_196The 2019 Genesis G70 is the 2019 North American Car of the Year and has received numerous additional accolades and awards.

The G70 is a compelling entry in the sport sedan segment and a worthy competitor to the established European entries.

You can read a bit more right here on this new sport sedan.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 – Drive Report

In its 2012 debut, CX-5 helped introduce the world to Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design ethos and SKYACTIV Technology. Since then, CX-5 has seen continuous improvements, including an all-new redesign in 2017. Now for 2019, it takes its next key step with a high-quality interior befitting a new top-tier Signature trim level, the refinement of the powertrain lineup with the addition of the turbocharged SKYACTIV-2.5T engine and an enhanced focus on the chassis featuring the latest technologies with G-Vectoring Control Plus.

Read more about my drive in the new 2019 CX-5, just click here.

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2019 Kia Forte – First Drive

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DSC_4362.JPGKia’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 that’s clean and very user friendly.

Read a bit more on this new Forte which makes a great choice for the first-time car buyer or a new, teen driver.

Just click here for more details.

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2019 Kia Forte – First Drive

DSC_4362.JPGKia’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 that’s clean and very user friendly.

Read a bit more on this new Forte which makes a great choice for the first-time car buyer or a new, teen driver.

Just click here for more details.

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2019 Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) – drive review

The 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) is MINI’s first hybrid. The drive train concept is the same as used in the BMW i8, except it’s reversed. It’s got a gasoline engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear. On the road only one of the two power units is used when the car is moving, while the other one can be additionally used at any time to optimize traction, ride stability and agility.

The 2019 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (PHEV) is priced at $36,900 and has a 12 mile all-electric range. That may not sound like much. However, in a big city you actually don’t drive many miles to get around,

Read more on what is probably the first of many electrified MINIs right here.

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