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2019

Reviewed: 2019 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T

SEATTLE — Hyundai’s premium brand, Genesis, continues to make a splash in the automotive world with price competitive vehicles that offer a lot for the money. While not much has changed with the G80 in the last couple of model years, we’re still seeing it as a strong value proposition with excellent value amongst its ...

Video Review: The 2019 Audi TT RS is a Speed Demon

BUFFALO, NY — The 2019 Audi TT RS is a speed demon. Ride along with Lauren Fix as she breaks down this little cousin to the Audi R8 and how you can get in trouble with an Audi TT. This being the final year of the Audi TT, does it still stack up? Sadly there ...

Driven: 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

SEATTLE — Perhaps the old saying of, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”; could easily apply to the latest MDX from Acura. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is carrying the same design language we’ve seen in the MDX for the past couple of years. For years now, it has been the best-selling 3rd row ...

2019 Audi Q3

The 2019 Audi Q3 holds nothing back!

NASHVILLE, TN — With an all-new design, Audi steps up its game with the 2019 Q3 SUV. There are many cars in this class and you have to bring your best safety, design, and features at a fair price to capture customers. The new Q3 is longer, wider and taller. But did Audi bring what ...

The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser: A long pedigree of off-road capability

SEATTLE — Every so often, there comes a vehicle with such a loyal fan base that it enjoys a tremendously long lifespan. The Land Cruiser from Toyota is such a vehicle. Having been in production since the early 1950s, few vehicles in history have been so revered by its fans. The pedigree in which it ...

Mazda’s 2019 CX-5 with a new engine, is better than ever

SEATTLE — The CX-5 continues to be an important vehicle for Mazda and the 2019 model shows no signs of that changing. It’s easily one of the best compact crossover SUVs around as it offers great styling, excellent comfort and class-leading interior design. More power: The big news for 2019 are the new Signature and ...

Volvo hits a jackpot with its 2019 S60 T6 R-Design sports sedan

SEATTLE — To say that the Volvo 2019 S60 T6 R-Design is cut from its own cloth does not only understate things, it’s a testament to Volvo’s unique design language. There’s always something refreshing when an automaker carves its own path when it comes to design, powertrain as well as look and feel. While many ...

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD Hybrid

SEATTLE — One can’t deny the sales success of the RAV4 for Toyota. Over the years, it has consistently been one of its top selling vehicles. This redesigned 2019 model is, by far, Toyota’s best RAV4 yet. This hybrid version presents a solid value in regards to features, reliability and economy. With incredibly fuel economy ...

Road Tested: 2019 Honda HR-V Touring AWD

Seattle — The sub-compact crossover market is more competitive than ever and that’s a great thing for consumers as there’s a bounty of available choices. With its 2019 HR-V, Honda looks to drop its hat in the ring with a well-loaded vehicle that is very competitively priced. It’s a handsome package that offers Honda’s legendary ...

Driven: 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD-Pro — better than ever

SEATTLE — For Toyota lovers, there is no other full-size truck option other than Tundra. While the Ford F-150 is the sales champ, Toyota loyalists remain faithful to the brand and Tundra. Its current design language is definitely the most masculine and modern we’ve seen to date. Add in the TRD-Pro package and you up ...

Honda’s 2019 Pilot Elite AWD offers great comfort and spaciousness

SEATTLE — It’s been rather interesting to see how the Honda Pilot has evolved over the past several years to what it has become. There’s absolutely no doubt that the 2019 model is the best Pilot to date and has a great deal to offer in its segment. Americans in particular have doubled down on ...

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Does Volvo’s 2019 XC40 crossover over deliver?

SEATTLE — For so many years, the Volvo moniker has evoked visions of a family wagon or even soccer-mom car. It has a loyal fan base of those who have come to appreciate Volvo’s award-winning safety. However, with ever increasing competition in the sub-compact crossover segment from all of the other automakers and there rise ...

Predictions for the 2019 political landscape are not all pretty

WASHINGTON: This past year was a roller-coaster ride in the world of politics. While it’s impossible to know exactly how the new year will go, the hot issues and trouble spots have already begun emerging. These are some of my predictions of what will dominate 2019. Terrorist attacks will become harder to stop The University ...

New Year’s 2018 with Lil Jon and Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz

LOS ANGELES:  New Year’s Eve is a truly glorious night. On this one night, most of Earth’s seven billion people temporarily cast aside politics, religion, and even sports. Peace on earth briefly breaks out. We bid farewell to a tough year and pray that the incoming new year will be better, perhaps even peaceful. We pray for ...

Last minute New Year’s Eve Sparkling Wine Guide

SEATTLE — With the new year hours away, the time-crunch is on to find some kick-ass bubbles to help ring in the new year. As always in the world of wine, your options and selection is nearly endless. With so many great wines to choose from, we’ve narrowed down a few bottles of bubbles that ...