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Road Tested: 2021 Genesis GV80 AWD Prestige has style in spades

SEATTLE — Every now and then, there’s a vehicle that sparks a keen interest from auto journalists, everywhere. The Genesis GV80 is one of those. The reason? Simple. It’s the first luxury SUV released under the Genesis moniker and is clearly aimed at taking on the competition, especially those from Germany. From a first glance, ...

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 ...

CDN Road Tested: 2021 VW Atlas SEL Premium

SEATTLE — Thanks to an updated grill and front-end, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL looks better than ever. The look helps the Atlas not only appear more modern but a much more better-looking vehicle overall. It still has the same great storage capacity and for the most part is unchanged inside. Powertrain: Our Atlas SEL ...

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 ...

2020 Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD – Road tested and reviewed

SEATTLE — Toyota’s best-selling suv, the Highlander, is also one of the most economical SUVs you can find, thanks to its Hybrid offering. It’s rather astonishing to see how well the Highlander has sold for Toyota and this particular model is better than ever. Let’s dig in. The brand-new design for 2020 is the best-looking ...

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, ...

Review: 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition

SEATTLE — The Pilot is easily one of the best-selling SUVs around and for many good reasons. It’s a Honda, which helps consumers feel confident in its reliability and resale value and it also offers plenty of features to make it a worthy contender. The all-new Black Edition features a Crystal Black Pearl paint job ...

2020 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design – better than ever

NAPA, CA — The easy cliche’ to say about the newest XC90 from Volvo is that it’s “firing on all cylinders” and there are many reasons why we love this vehicle. Not only is it the best-looking XC90 from Volvo, but it also has the features and functionality that make it a wonderful crossover. Performance: ...

Road Tested: 2020 UX 250h AWD

SEATTLE — What’s incredible with the US 250h is how the team at Lexus were able to come up with such a compact hybrid SUV that features their hallmark styling. The 2020 US 250h looks bold, angular and sporty and ready to be quite a family workhorse and daily driver. As the smallest SUV in ...

Road Tested: 2020 KIA Soul GT – better than ever

SEATTLE — It’s a great time for KIA. The “little company that could” started out years ago as the brand folks didn’t want to own. What an amazing transition we’ve seen them evolve into as a premier automaker. In an era of high-prices on new vehicles, the latest Soul GT from KIA, is an admirable ...

Road Tested: 2020 Lexus RX 450h AWD F SPORT

SEATTLE — If the wheel isn’t broken, why fix it? That seems to be Lexus’ philosophy when it comes to its best selling RX SUV line. Sure, there have been minor tweaks here and there over the past few years, but there’s really not much they need to tweak at this point. This 2020 RX ...

The 2020 Volvo XC40 — is packed with safety, luxury, and performance features.

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Three trim levels are available: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The Momentum comes respectably equipped with luxury and safety features. Upgrading to the R-Design costs a bit more and adds exterior styling enhancements and additional luxury features, while the Inscription ...

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 ...