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Lexus continues its winning formula with the 2020 NX 300 F-Sport

SEATTLE – When it comes to the premium, Japanese, market – Lexus is the top seller and its 2020 NX 300 F-Sport looks to continue its sales dominance. Fewer sedans are being made than ever before in auto history – the reason is simple. People want more cargo room and the ability to sit-up higher ...

KIAs 2020 KIA Telluride SX AWD is a home run

SAN FRANCISCO — From an auto editor’s perspective, it has been nothing short of remarkable to see how KIA has evolved over the last decade. Going from a brand known for cheap, unreliable vehicles to a far more premium brand has been a slow but steady road for KIA. Not since the release of the ...

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 ...

Road tested: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2016 — The opportunity to drive the latest model of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a bit of a personal one for me. Having owned a 1991 model and having a personal interest in this vehicle, it was exciting to hop into the driver’s seat of this legendary SUV. Unlike most ...

Road tested: 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD

SEATTLE, March 7, 2016 —I admit it, I have a soft-spot for Mazda. Will that skew my report here? Perhaps a tad but it should be just fine. Why the soft spot for them? Well, they’re the only Japanese automaker that still cares about the driving experience and that is exemplified by their continued stance ...

Road tested: 2016 KIA Sorento SXL AWD

SEATTLE, February 12, 2016 — KIA has seen a great deal of success over these past few short years in regards to brand equity and new customers. It’s forged ahead in many areas that have done a lot of good things to its brand perception – this new 2016 Sorento helps bolster those efforts. With ...

Road Tested: 2015 Chrysler 200s AWD

SEATTLE, December 5, 2015 — Chrysler has gone through quite a number of revolutions over the past five years since the launch of its 200 sedan in 2010 and now we have the current iteration of the 200S. This sporty sedan is one that is actually full of some pleasant surprises and is a formidable ...

The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD is a formidable crossover

Seattle, December 27, 2014 — There can be a bit of a challenge when describing how successful Hyundai has been over the past 5 years or so but this little cross-over Tucson provides some insights as to why. It’s easily one of the most stylish vehicles in its respective category and price point. They have ...