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2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury Edition | A compelling SUV

By Duane Pemberton and Lauren Fix Buffalo, NY — The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is here in a few trim levels but does it live up to the Cadillac brand that evokes thoughts of utmost quality? It’s the brand that General Motors will spare no expense in developing and producing. We only have a few minor ...

Volkswagen’s 2021 Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line is a worthy competitor

SEATTLE — The Volkswagen Tiguan has enjoyed great success in the compact SUV market and the 2021 Tiguan SEL Premium R-LIne looks to continue that pattern. It has classy styling, a great deal of cargo capacity, and is only one of two compact SUVs to offer a third row. Under the hood: All of the ...

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 ...

KIA’s 2021 Seltos LX and SX Turbo offer tons of bang for the buck

SEATTLE — Over the last ten years, we’ve seen KIA do a complete makeover of its brand, vehicles, and quality. Its current lineup represents some of the best car values anywhere and its latest Seltos looks to continue that. A slight step above the boxy KIA Soul, the Seltos is a sub-compact SUV that’s packed ...

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 ...