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Off-Road tested: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

SEATTLE — Even though Ford did a rerelease of its Ranger pick-up and the Chevy Colorado have helped create more excitement in the mid-sized truck market, the Toyota Tacoma has been leading that market for years. And for good reason. With its 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota maintains its dominance in this market segment with ...

Hyundai’s 2020 Venue is a value leader, we tell you why

SEATTLE — To say that Hyundai is an automotive force to be reckoned with by its competitors would be to completely understand things. In a relatively short amount of time, it has positioned itself to be one of the premier auto brands for value, and for good reason. While we’ve always enjoyed checking out their ...

The 2020 Genesis G90 defines luxury sedan value

SEATTLE — To say that the Genesis brand has provided a shake-up in the luxury vehicle arena would be to understand things. In a few short years, Hyundai has catapulted its luxury brand into a world-class luxury brand that takes its competitors head-on and at lower prices. With its 2020 G90, Genesis offers up the ...

We love the 2020 CX-5 Signature AWD and here’s why

SEATTLE — Mazda’s latest CX-5 compact SUV is better than ever. With great styling, decent performance and a top-notch interior, it’s poised to take on its competition. Not long ago, Mazda’s entire CX line of SUVs went through a facelift and we assert that they’ve never looked better. Engine: In this ultra-crucial compact SUV segment, ...

Review: 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition

SEATTLE — The Pilot is easily one of the best-selling SUVs around and for many good reasons. It’s a Honda, which helps consumers feel confident in its reliability and resale value and it also offers plenty of features to make it a worthy contender. The all-new Black Edition features a Crystal Black Pearl paint job ...

Car Buying | Hidden Rebates and incentives – May 2020

BUFFALO, NY — Are you are looking for a great value on a new vehicle? Now is the time. Many people are waiting for dealers to offer a fire sale. That may come next month, but there are some impressive deals occurring now. Currently, there are over 1 million lease returns that are due in ...

2020 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design – better than ever

NAPA, CA — The easy cliche’ to say about the newest XC90 from Volvo is that it’s “firing on all cylinders” and there are many reasons why we love this vehicle. Not only is it the best-looking XC90 from Volvo, but it also has the features and functionality that make it a wonderful crossover. Performance: ...

Road tested: 2020 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

SEATTLE — Lexus is going after the more performance-oriented driver in its ES sedan with its F Sport trim line. For so long, Lexus has had a reputation as being an older-person’s brand, its F Sport line has been reshaping it for a younger generation. The updated tweaks to the looks of this new ES ...

Road Tested: 2020 UX 250h AWD

SEATTLE — What’s incredible with the US 250h is how the team at Lexus were able to come up with such a compact hybrid SUV that features their hallmark styling. The 2020 US 250h looks bold, angular and sporty and ready to be quite a family workhorse and daily driver. As the smallest SUV in ...

2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium – Reviewed

SEATTLE, WA — If there’s one thing that car loyalists do, is holding their favorite automakers to task if one of their most iconic cars should radically change. This is the case with the latest Supra from Toyota. When the car was first released, nearly 40 years ago, it made quite the splash as an ...

Road Tested: 2020 KIA Soul GT – better than ever

SEATTLE — It’s a great time for KIA. The “little company that could” started out years ago as the brand folks didn’t want to own. What an amazing transition we’ve seen them evolve into as a premier automaker. In an era of high-prices on new vehicles, the latest Soul GT from KIA, is an admirable ...

Auto industry impact from Coronavirus Covid-19

BUFFALO, NY — The impact of the Coronavirus is global and impacts many industries. The automotive industry impacts half of the Dow Jones and the result is the lower stock market and a huge impact on auto sales for the globe. ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, updated its 2020 new vehicle sales forecast for the ...

The 2020 Honda Civic SI – a lightweight coupe full of fun

SEATTLE, WA — If there’s one thing we know about Honda Civic lovers, it’s that they’re loyal customers and many like to make performance tweaks. While Honda stopped making the Prelude, long ago, you can rekindle some of that magic in its 2020 Civic Coupe SI. This sports model of the Civic has some added ...