2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue Test Drive

?2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue? Hybrid Blue delivers 58 mpg combined OVERVIEW Hyundai?s Ioniq Hybrid Blue serves as the base vehicle in a series of three available models of the Ioniq: Blue; SEL; and Limited. The base or Blue model is equipped with an impressive array of features and equipment that increases with the SEL…

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Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After 10 generations of experience, engineering innovation and refinement, the Honda Accord has reached another pinnacle. New from the ground up for 2018 the Accord has a more rigid and lighter unibody platform; it?s lower and wider; and for first time it has a turbocharged engine plus an available 10-speed…

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace SE Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Jaguar went into the SUV business three years ago, they did it with great flare producing one of the most stylish SUVs on the market. It also didn?t hurt that the F-Pace drive elements were a collaboration with sister company Land Rover. The partnership gave the Jaguar ?Pace? SUVs…

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2018 Toyota 86 GT Test Drive

?2018 Toyota 86 GT 2-door Coupe? Scion FRS 86?d by Toyota The Scion brand name has disappeared, now bears the Toyota moniker. The model designation also disappeared, and what was the FR-S is now labeled the 86. We?ll deal here with the 2018 Toyota 86, which was originally the fifth model to join the old…

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Lexus LX 570 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If you are in the market for a high-end SUV the number of choices has grown significantly the last few years even with the addition of some big-name ultra-luxury off roaders entries like Bentley and Rolls Royce. One of the stalwarts at the lower level (under $100,000) of the expensive…

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Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were to refer to the Toyota Highlander as the Camry of crossover SUV?s that would probably make sense to most people. The Camry has a reputation of being one of America?s best, most dependable family sedans, it?s a good value and the design is quite conservative ? at…

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With more than 100 different crossover/SUV models offered in the U.S., the shopping process can be downright daunting. We?ve been impressed by many of the utilitarian vehicles and one of our favorites in the compact segment is the Mazda CX-5….

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Subaru WRX STi RA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As long-time automotive journalists, we have driven a broad range of cars including everything from inexpensive subcompacts to big trucks to ultra-luxury sedans and sports cars. We even once tested a massive Caterpillar excavator, but that?s another story. Our most recent notable car wasn?t something that would stand out to…

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2018 BMW X6 M Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One our favorite pastimes is taking road trips. When we needed to make a recent trip from our home, just east of Portland, Ore., to Boise, Idaho, and the 2018 BMW X6 M happen to be available, it was like a match made in South Carolina. (We say that, because…

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