2021 Chrysler Pacifica All-Wheel Drive – First Drive

On the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan you’re now able to get an all-weather capable, seamless and fully automatic all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. 

The Pacifica AWD system is quite smart. It engages automatically, based on a variety of sensor inputs that signal when enhanced traction is beneficial.

The AWD system is available across all four gas-powered Chrysler Pacifica models: Touring, Touring L, Limited and the new for 2021 Pinnacle.

Read about the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica here.

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2021 Hyundai N Line

Hyundai’s high performance N line-up was developed to make the driver’s heart beat faster whenever they’re behind the wheel.

Hyundai has announced it will bring to market a total of seven new N and N Line models in sports, sedan and SUV segments through the 2022 calendar year. 

I drove both the new Sonata N Line as well as the new Elantra N Line. Both of these new cars have thrilling dynamics combined with compelling affordability.

Get your heart pumping here.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade – Drive Review

The Escalade is all new for 2021 riding on a new platform with longer wheelbase and an independent rear suspension.

It’s completely redone in and out with a bold and elegant exterior plus a luxurious interior. 

New on the Escalade is the availability of Cadillac’s exclusive Super Cruise, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for limited-access freeways.

Read about the new Escalade here.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid – First Drive

The all-new seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan is based on a new vehicle platform with longer wheelbase, wider stance, and a lower roofline. The four-door coupe-like look follows what Hyundai calls “Parametric Dynamics” design theme.

I drove the 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid both of which provide a good bit of the fun-to-drive element. Both engines deliver decent acceleration as well as highway merging and passing. There’s plenty of power for climbing a mountain.

Read about this first test drive right here.

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas – Drive Report

VW’s Atlas is a great value and delivers on what you buy an SUV for….plenty of room for people and cargo.

The 2021 Atlas seven-seat SUV has an upgraded interior and an exterior with bolder front and rear styling.

VW has expanded the availability of the 2.0-L to the top trims. And, VW has held the line on pricing,

Read more on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas right here.

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2020 Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

The Stingray has impressive performance creds. Acceleration is breathtaking.

The mid-engine layout provides for a chassis design engineered for outstanding handling with its rear weight bias.

The new 2020 Corvette Stingray offers a ton of performance for the dollar and an appearance that puts it in the supercar category.

Read more about the new Stingray here.

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2020 Mini Cooper SE – drive review

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door hatch is the automaker’s first all-electric model. With a price tag starting at $29,900 the SE has an EPA-rated driving range of 110 miles per charge.

The MINI Cooper SE drives like an electric go kart. It’s a true performance car that retains all the fun-to-drive attributes of a MINI. And yet, it makes for a perfect city car.

Read more right here.

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2020 Ford Edge ST – Drive Review

The Ford Performance Team put their fingerprint on the Ford Edge. Now you can haul stuff really fast.

Edge ST features a specially tuned 335hp 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. With 380 lb.-ft. of torque, a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive with selectable traction control the ST has lots of go power.

Plus, when you purchase a Ford Edge ST you’re invited to the Ford ST SUV Experience in Park City, Utah. The program includes a series of performance driving exercises to demonstrate and help you understand the performance capabilities of the Edge ST.

Get more info on the Edge ST here.

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2020 Cadillac CT5 – Drive Review

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is offered in Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, as well as the higher performance V-Series CT5-V.

Under the hood you can have a 237hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, a 335hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 or the higher output 360hp in the V-series.

Prices begin at $37,890.

More info and details are right here.

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2020 Aston Martin Vantage – Drive Report

Yes it’s a proper driver’s car. The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage with its 503hp 4.0L twin turbo V8 and mid rear-mounted 8-speed automatic has near perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

Style, panache, premium features and performance doesn’t come cheap. But you will love every dollar you spend.

Fall in love here.

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