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Off-Road tested: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

SEATTLE — Even though Ford did a rerelease of its Ranger pick-up and the Chevy Colorado have helped create more excitement in the mid-sized truck market, the Toyota Tacoma has been leading that market for years. And for good reason. With its 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota maintains its dominance in this market segment with ...

The RAM 1500 Longhorn EcoDiesel – sets the bar for style, comfort and capability

SEATTLE, WA — If there’s one thing we know about truck lovers, it’s that we know they cannot tolerate wussy trucks. They want style, power, towing capacity, durability — a truck that makes their lives easier. The latest RAM 1500 Longhorn is that truck. Powertrain: Our test model featured the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel. This powerful ...

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Video Review: 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is one of the reasons why mid-sized trucks are super popular right now. They give you the best of a daily driver and a weekend warrior vehicle and still allow you to help your buddy move a big screen TV. The off-road usage competition is fierce from ...

2020 Mercedes GLB 25 – Car Coach tested and rated

BUFFALO, NY – The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 25 is an all-new crossover SUV that slots in between the subcompact GLA and larger GLC. Offered in as a GLB 250 & GLB 250 4Matic,  this is an all-new, entry-level, crossover for Mercedes. This CUV is a more boxy looking vehicle compared to others in the Mercedes ...

Toyota’s 2020 4Runner TRD Pro is better than ever

NAPA, CA — If ever the expression of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is to apply to any vehicle, the latest 4Runner is the poster child. With just a few minor tweaks to the 2020 model year, the 4Runner continues to find itself into the hands of its continued loyalists. If nothing, the ...

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport – Road tested

SEATTLE — Toyota’s largest family hauler, the Sequoia, is bigger and more loaded than ever. This 2019 model year continues on the legacy of what has made the Sequoia a favorite for those seeking a full-sized SUV. Tipping the scales are nearly 6,000 pounds, the 2019 Sequoia is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine which ...

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

Video Review: The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is powerful, capable and large SUV

BUFFALO, NY — Toyota’s Land Cruiser has evolved into a flagship SUV for the Toyota lineup. The 2019 model returns with a posh, feature-laden cabin with space for eight. Its body-on-frame SUV retains the off-road DNA for which it is known the world over thanks to its full-time 4WD system and features like Crawl Control ...

Volkswagen announces new, all electric, dune buggy

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY — Volkswagen will soon rekindle the love affair with dune buggies. The company announced, today, that it has an all-electric dune buggy in the works. They will be unveil it at the International Geneva Motor Show, March 7-17, 2019. Based off of VWs modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, this new buddy will ...

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro still reigns supreme off-road

SEATTLE.If ever there was an iconic, everyman, off-road vehicle for the masses, it’s the 4Runner. Its pedigree as an adept off-roader that still behaves well on road has made it a favorite of drivers all over the world. Thus, keeping in mind the adage “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”   The 2018 Toyota 4Runner ...

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 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: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4

SEATTLE, April 21, 2015 — Jeep fans are unabashedly loyal and because of that Jeep builds vehicles that not only placate to their loyal fan base but also needs to produce ones that capture new buyers as well. Its Cherokee seems to do both rather well. Outside of the fact that it’s a great-looking SUV, ...