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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 ...