2019 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

The Ford Ranger is back for 2019. Another entry in the midsize pickup market to meet the needs of those who don’t really need a full size pickup.

The Ranger is offered in one wheelbase and in two body-styles, the extended cab with a 6-foot bed or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed. There’s only one powertrain and it comes with either a 4X2 or 4X4 drivetrain.

Learn more about how this truck can fit not your life here.

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2019 BMW Z4 Roadster – Driven

All new for 2019. Long, low and sleek. Available with 255 or 382 horsepower. It’s plenty fast and loads of fun on the track. Add a touch of practicality with a fairly roomy trunk, as it goes for 2-seaters.

It’s a classic.

Read a bit more to get you excited now.

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2020 Subaru Outback – First Drive

The sixth generation Outback has arrived and is all-new for 2020. With new structure, refined suspension, a new 260-HP turbo 2.4-L engine and standard all-wheel drive it’s ready for the highway or a dusty trail.

There are seats for five, plenty of cargo room and a roof rack with swing-into-place cross bars.

A new Onyx Edition XT adds a stealthy look. Check out more on the Outback here.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon – Drive Review

DSC_5119The 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 and an eight-speed automatic, you’ll be all set for some boulevard cruising with the family.

4Motion all-wheel drive and VW’s R-line trim is available.

Read more here with one click.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade – First Drive

fullsizeoutput_22dThe 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.

With bold exterior styling and a refined and upscale interior the new Palisade is worth everyone’s look.

Read a bit more about my first drive test drive of the new Palisade here.

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2020 Kia Telluride – First Drive

The 2020 Telluride is a completely new 3-row SUV on the market from Kia. The Telluride is offered in LX, S, EX and SX trims with prices starting at $31,690.

With seats for seven or eight, power from a 291-horsepower 3.8-L V6, and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive, the new Telluride is well equipped and nicely priced to find a home in many a household.

More details and my notes on the Telluride can be found here.

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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 engines and with front- or all-wheel drive. Prices start at $35,800.

The S60 is a good value in the premium car segment. Read a bit more here.

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