2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Test Drive

“2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited” Quite possibly the Ultimate Minivan Chrysler introduced the very first minivan, creating a brand new automotive segment. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica emerged as an all-new platform replacing the outgoing premium Chrysler Town & Country minivan. It hit…

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Drive

“2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum AWDi” Three-row Hybrid Serves as Ideal Family Transport Toyota’s Highlander was a pioneer in the midsize crossover SUV category 17 years ago becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model entered its fourth last year, seating up to eight, with a choice of three powertrains and four model grades, all…

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2018 Hyundai Accent Limited Test Drive

“2018 Hyundai Accent Limited” Fifth Gen Accent improves Driving Dynamics and Efficiency The 2018 Hyundai Accent begins its fifth generation. Launched initially in 1994 as a 1995 model, the Accent replaced the Excel, which was Hyundai’s fist model to be sold in the U.S. The first generation lasted until the 2000 model year appearing initially…

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2018 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited Test Drive

“2016 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited Sedan” Redesigned Sonata Sets New mid-sized Sedan Benchmark Celebrating the beginning of their seventh generation and 30 years of operation in North America, the Hyundai Sonata was debuted in 1988. The Sonata lineup bows with the 2018 model year lineup, with a new design expression, more features and the introduction…

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2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited” A 40 mpg Premium Hybrid The Toyota Avalon was a unique midsize offering when it debuted more than two decades ago, bringing class-above roominess and comfort to the segment, positioned between the Camry and models from Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division. The Avalon remains unique in its segment for 2017 with…

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Test Drive

“2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited” Completely Redesigned Crosstrek More Refined and Capable Deadwood, So. Dakota – The Subaru team, always up for adventures and challenges, chose a secluded private ranch a few miles outside of Deadwood to erect a base camp for the introduction of their 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, which has been improved in literally…

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2017 Kia Cadenza SXL Limited Sedan Test Drive

2017 Kia Cadenza SXL Limited Second generation Cadenza continues upward movement When Kia first entered the U.S Marketplace with the Sportage and Sephia, the company ranked at the bottom of J.D. Power’s Customer satisfaction chart behind several marques that are now no longer in existence. Those first two models were poor examples of what automobiles…

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Test Drive

    By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After driving a Volvo to the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year we did a test car swap for a Hyundai for the 150-mile trip back to our home northeast of Portland, Ore. Because we drive about 150 different new cars a year,…

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