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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 ...

The 2019 Mazda 6 Signature beckons you with style, power and finesse

NAPA, CA – If you have been reading CDN’s auto reviews for a while, you’d know that we’re generally fans of the current line-up from Mazda. It’s the only Japanese automaker who hasn’t succumbed to using CVT, has a great design team and builds vehicles that drive well. The 2019 6 Signature is no exception. ...

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review

SEATTLE — If there’s one area that Toyota has undisputed expertise in, is hybrid vehicles. They were one of the early pioneers of hybrid technology. With its 2020 Camry Hybrid XLE, Toyota offers some refinement, great fuel economy and decent performance. There are a couple of viable competitors now that have stormed this market segment ...

Road Tested: The compact, fun and bubbly 2018 Fiat 500L

SEATTLE — Compact, fun, bubbly; just a few adjectives that come to mind after driving the 2018 Fiat 500L. The “L” edition is quite a bit larger than the standard 500. You may remember the famous “Viagra” pill commercials for this car during the Superbowl, several years ago. Well, it’s not simply metaphor as the ...

2018 Toyota Camry XSE – Raises the bar in style and performance

For those of us who care about driving, the dynamics of the Camry have changed for the better, along with its great new aesthetics. Under the hood of the XSE is the potent 3.5-liter V6 that has an impressive 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the most power Camry ever made.

Road Tested: 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD

SEATTLE, April 25, 2017 — Volvo has easily been one of the most sought-after auto brands when folks think of safety. Its accomplishments in the areas of safety has done a great deal to cement a loyal fan base around the world. Its 2017 S90 T6 sedan is a luxury sedan that packs all-wheel-drive, comfort ...

Road tested: 2016 Nissan 370z Nismo

SEATTLE, March 9, 2016 — The Z car has been a staple Nissan brand for decades now. My first memory of one was riding around in a 1976 Datsun 280z – there was something very fun about this car. It wasn’t the fastest sports car around nor the best handling but for the money was ...

Road tested: 2015 Rolls Royce Ghost

SEATTLE, October 26, 2015 — Call it excess, call it over the top or simply call it sublime. Any of those adjectives could easily describe the 2015 Ghost from Rolls Royce, a company that has defined itself as an automaker for the affluent. This car oozes decadence from its “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament to the ...

Road tested: 2015 KIA Sedona SXL

SEATTLE, September 11, 2015 — It’s not a stretch to say that the minivan market has greatly evolved over the past several years and the latest Sedona looks to offer customers a lot of value. Like most “land-yachts” there’s a ton of room inside for both passengers and cargo, all in an easy-to-drive, comfortable minivan. ...