2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD Test Drive

?2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD? An attractive, affordable three-row Hybrid The Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover SUV category 16 years ago, getting a head start on becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model, now entering its fourth year, provides room for up to eight, a choice of three powertrains and four model grades,…

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2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Test Drive

?2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury? Iconic Discovery models all-new for 2017 The latest iteration of the Land Rover Discovery (2017) represents the launch of the model?s fifth generation and displays a smoother, more futuristic design form. It moves away from the earlier boxy design forms of the old LR3 and LR4 images to a…

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2017 GMC Sierra Denali Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We recall when we were growing up many years ago that anything that was considered the best or fanciest of it class was often referred to as the Cadillac of ____________?. If any current full-size pickup could claim that title it would likely be the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali. While…

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2017 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Coupe Test Drive

?2017 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Coupe? Three Luxury/Performance Sport Coupes The Lexus lineup of luxury / performance sport coupes offers three versions that fall size-wise between their GS and IS model offerings. The base model is the Lexus RC 200T, with a 241 horsepower, 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged and intercooled engine; next is the…

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2017 ZERO DS ZF6.5 Test Ride

2017 ZERO DS ZF6.5 electric motorcycle ZERO?s answer to Fun Efficient Commuting Last year, I reviewed the electric dual sport adventure motorcycle ? the Zero DSR ZF13.0 equipped with the Power Tank option that priced out at $18.699 before any tax incentives were applied. It was powered by Zero?s Z-Force? 75-7R passively air-cooled, high efficiency,…

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab Test Drive

?2017 Toyota Tacoma expands its roster? Joining Tacoma Ranks this year ? TRD Pro model. Just like Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers 31 flavors based on two cab types, the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab, each available in 4×2 or 4×4 configurations. Access Cab models provide under-seat rear storage space,…

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2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew Test Drive

?2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 SuperCrew? The Smartest, Toughest, Most Capable F-150 ever The Ford F-150, jokingly referred to by some as the ?beer-can? truck because of its extensive utilization of aluminum in its body and bed construction mounted on a strong and light frame. The move to aluminum construction trimmed 700 plus pounds…

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2017 Ram 2500

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the truck market in the biggest boom ever we?re seeing the selection of trucks expanding dramatically. In the next few years you?ll even see trucks being built by new-to-the-truck-market brands, like Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and others ? everyone will have a truck. The makeup of trucks has advanced so far…

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2017 Honda CR-V Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It?s difficult to make changes when your current product is the best-selling model of the hottest automotive product category, but Honda engineers and planners went ?damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead? producing a fully redesigned and reengineered compact sport utility. They did not go off on any wild tangents en-route,…

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