2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i Test Drive

“2018 BMW X4 xDrive 30i SAV” Second Gen X4 ups the Sportiness Ante OVERVIEW The second generation BMW X4 launches for the 2019 model year with two available models – the BMW X4 M40i and the BMW X4 xDrive 30i. Both models serve up an eye-catching and sportier persona. The sportier drive characteristics come thanks…

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2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD Test Drive

“2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD” Sorento Bows with added Tech and Visual Enhancements OVERVIEW The 2019 Kia Sorento is a premium Global Class SUV that happens to be Kia Motors America’s best selling SUV. For the 2019 model year, it shows up with modest visual exterior enhancements both coming and going, displaying new front and…

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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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2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE Test Drive

“2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 HSE” An Electrifying, Stealthy Luxo-Cat OVERVIEW The iconic Jaguar marque has leaped into the future with its first ever purely electric vehicle – the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400, which comes in three grade or trim levels: the base S; upscale SE; and top grade HSE….

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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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2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD Test Drive

“2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD” A Small as in subcompact SUV with Basic Amenities   OVERVIEW Ford’s newest entry into the SUV arena first appeared on our shores last year as the 2018 Ford EcoSport. It has been on sale in other global markets for a few years now. The 2019 model year will carry…

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2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD Test Drive

“2019 Honda Pilot Elite AWD” Redesigned and Refreshed with New Technology The first generation Honda Pilot bowed in 2002 as a 2003 model and ran through 2008, with the second generation taking over in 2009 continuing through the 2015 model year. The 2016 Honda Pilot launched the third generation, joining the Honda CR-V and the…

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2019 Subaru Ascent Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Subaru last offered a larger SUV, the Tribeca, it didn’t sell as well as expected and it was discontinued in 2014 after nine years of production. Now Subaru has introduced a new, larger, three-row SUV and we think the Ascent could be a home run. A few inches longer…

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