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Road Tested: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

With its 2021 RX 350L – Lexus looks to continue its dominance in the luxury crossover SUV segment. For 2021, the entire RX line-up gets an updated interior color scheme called glazed caramel and there’s a new Black Line Special Edition for the F-Sport models as well. There are new standard safety features for 2021 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lexus’ 2019 RX-350 F-Sport continues to make this crossover so desirable

SEATTLE — With ever increasing competition in the premium midsize SUV market, one would think that it’s more of a challenge than ever, to deliver a competitive product. The RX 350 has been the best-selling vehicle for Lexus for many years running – selling well over 100,000 units per year. This 2019 model is easily ...

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate delivers style and V6 power

SEATTLE, May 23, 2018 — Hyundai’s latest Santa Fe is a great looking SUV that is graced with handsome styling, a very slick interior and the industry’s best warranty at 10 years or 100,000 miles. Since the last model year, not much has changed other than the disappearance of the straight Limited edition which gave ...

Road Tested: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

SAN FRANCISCO, October 22, 2016 – The Mazda CX-9 has been one of my favorite crossover SUVs for the past few years and this 2017 model looks to continue that praise. Mazda’s current design language certainly makes the CX-9 one of the subjectively better-looking SUVs on the road today and the improvements don’t stop there. ...

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 ...