2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD Test Drive

“2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD” Hyundai’s Small SUV is Big on Fun OVERVIEW At its 2018 Hawaiian launch, Hyundai positioned their Hyundai Kona as a crossover for “Urban Adventurers” laying claim that it broke the mold, setting a new benchmark for the compact SUV class, The 2020 Hyundai Kona is still everything that one could…

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Limited FWD

“2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Limited FWD” The New Santa Fe Advances in Stature OVERVIEW The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has finally grown up, having been sandwiched between the compact and mid-size crossover SUV category for years. Hyundai officially places this latest 2020 Santa Fe in the mid-size category, neatly between Hyundai’s smaller Tucson and…

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2020 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus AWD Test Drive

“2020 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus AWD” A Sensible Alternative to the Cinquecento Concept OVERVIEW Several body styles of the Fiat 500 have become available since the iconic little car’s resurgence. Initial models were only available in Coupe or Cabrio form with only two doors. Now there are four door versions that have joined the lineup….

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD Test Drive

“2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Touring” America’s Most Popular CUV Adds First Hybrid-Electric to Lineup OVERVIEW The 2020 Honda CR-V has been the most popular CUV in America over the past 22 years, and now with the addition of their first ever hybrid electric SUV leads the automaker’s plan to electrify light trucks. Honda is…

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2019 Lexus UX 250h AWD Test Drive

“2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport AWD” A Compact Luxury Hybrid Crossover OVERVIEW Lexus has added a compact luxury hybrid crossover to its already diverse SUV lineup in the form of the 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport. Yes folks, there’s yet another acronym to add to the vehicle inventory. The UX moniker stands for…

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Backgrounder

“2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E” Will Mustang Devotees Get A Charge Out of the Mach-E? OVERVIEW The first Ford Mustang Pony car appeared in 1964 and up until now, the Mustang was always only available in either coupe or convertible form in several variations. Later this year, the Mustang will be introduced as a horse of…

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2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD Test Drive

“2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD” A Sporty Luxurious Crossover OVERVIEW Acura’s RDX was introduced in 2006 and has become one of the most popular entries in the compact premium CUV market segment. Continuing its evolutionary progression, the 2019 model year served up an all-new RDX that represented the most extensive Acura product redesign in a…

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“2020 Lexus NX 300h Test Drive”

“2020 Lexus NX 300h 5-door AWD SUV” The Most Advanced NX Model Yet OVERVIEW Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division offers several versions of their NX luxury compact utility crossover, including the Lexus NX 300h hybrid. All Lexus NX models are loosely based on the same platform as Toyota’s RAV4 – loosely being the key word, as…

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the automotive market featuring more three-row crossovers and SUVs than we can recite from memory, it’s difficult to sort through the list simply to identify the ones you want to check out before you buy….

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2020 Kia Soul X-Line Test Drive

“2020 Kia Soul X-Line 4-door Hatchback” Third Generation Soul Exhibits Positive Evolution Kia’s 2020 Soul lineup continues to evolve with its iconic ectomorphic form and silhouette, but on an all-new platform. AWD and optional turbocharging are not offered on this popular subcompact .econo-box hatch crossover that does display a more progressive design, modernized technology and…

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