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Hyundai’s 2021 Elantra offers new, bold looks and a ton of tech

SEATTLE — The entry-level sedan market is as important as ever. With cars like the Honda Civic having had such dominance in this segment, it’s driven Hyundai to keep increasing the quality and value of its Elantra. Hyundai has done an all-new redesign for the 2021 model year and you can see how this new ...

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-line is the 4-door fun you crave

SEATTLE — What’s a company to do when it has what is already a great mid-sized sedan on its hands? You slap more power into it and make it sportier. That’s exactly what Hyundai has done with this new, Sonata N-Line. Named after Hyundai’s Namyang proving ground in South Korea, the N-Line is Hyundai’s sport’s ...

We take the 2020 Lexus ES 300h on the open road

SEATTLE — There’s no doubt that the ES 300 has been an extremely successful car for Lexus. It has been a top seller for decades. It’s a luxury midsize sedan that not only offers plenty of creature comforts but does so with a hybrid drivetrain in this ES 300h model. This 2020 model continues to ...

Hyundai 2020 Sonata – Limited and Hybrid – road tested

SEATTLE — Hyundai has been firing on all cylinders for years now and with its 2020 Sonata, it looks to keep things cranking. What Hyundai has designed is nothing short of extraordinary. Not only does the car look amazing and yet perhaps polarizing to some people, it establishes a new design language for Hyundai. For ...

Toyota’s 2020 Camry TRD offers sporty looks and solid performance

SEATTLE — For well over a decade, the Camry has been American’s best-selling passenger sedan and with the 2020 model year, Toyota adds a TRD model to the line-up. Toyota’s Racing Development (TRD) team worked overtime on adding track-tuned tweaks to this reliable sedan. Outside of the obvious aesthetic differences over the non-TRD models, Toyota ...

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 ...

Road tested: 2020 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

SEATTLE — Lexus is going after the more performance-oriented driver in its ES sedan with its F Sport trim line. For so long, Lexus has had a reputation as being an older-person’s brand, its F Sport line has been reshaping it for a younger generation. The updated tweaks to the looks of this new ES ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 2018 Toyota Corolla XSE offers a great deal of features in a subcompact sedan

SEATTLE, March 26, 2018 — As a youth, Toyota Corolla’s were everywhere. The unassuming value car that so many of my peers drove until the cars “puked”, has been an economic favorite for decades.Even though it’s gone through many iterations, its intended customer hasn’t changed much – younger people. Sure, there are exceptions but at ...

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Blue offers superb fuel economy at a fantastic price

Driving the Ioniq doesn’t exactly get the adrenaline pumping unless you’re in a hurry to pass someone. It’s performance, frankly, is rather dismal and will clearly not be a selling point here. Where this car does deliver, however, is in fuel economy, comfort, style, price and powertrain warranty (best in class).

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: 2017 Genesis G90

SAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 2016 – It was only a matter of time until Hyundai spun off the Genesis moniker as its own brand and this G90 is our first look at a Genesis-branded vehicle. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Toyota has Lexus, Honda has Acura and Nissan has Infiniti – for crying out loud, ...

Road tested: 2016 Audi S7

SAN FRANCISCO — October, 13, 2016 — You’re an urban professional with discretionary income that has the desire for a sport sedan that performs and drives as good as it looks. The kind of car that when you step on the gas, you get nearly instant gratification – not only in a straight line but around ...