• 2019 Jeep Cherokee

    by Frank S. Washington WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – The 2019 Jeep looked a lot better than the model it will replace. I was one of those folks who thought it looked a little funny. The DRLs were above the headlamps on the old model and the fog lamps were beneath. It looked a lot better than it sounds here but still it was love it or loath it styling. Jeep decided to dump it as it strove for … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Hyundai Tucson AWD

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Impressive, that is the first thing that came to mind when we saw the 2018 Hyundai Tucson crossover. For 2018, it added a 7-inch audio display system with expanded availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD Radio and heated seats. More than 90 percent of 2018 model year Tucsons will have these technologies. Our test vehicle was black on black in … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Kia Stinger

    by Frank S. Washington NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., -- Game changer. They didn’t use those words but that’s what Kia officials expect the 2018 Stinger to do for the brand. Already, one of the most successful carmakers in the industry for the last five years, Kia has pressed the pedal to the product metal again. What they’ve done is develop a fastback sedan in the Grand Turismo tradition of … [Read More...]

  • 2018 BMW X2 — Powerful & Agile

    By Ken Chester Jr., -- Motor News Media BMW has announced the first-ever BMW X2, a new breed of car takes on the stage as the newest addition to the BMW X family featuring an unmistakable design with sporty yet urban genes. The bold, uncompromising nature of the first-ever BMW X2 is evident at first sight and stands out from the crowd in any setting. Even next to its bigger brothers, the BMW X4 … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – When Toyota folded its Scion brand it folded several of its cars into the Toyota fold. That’s a lot of folds but to put it simply there is now a 2017 Corolla iM. It was a compact five-door hatchback powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine that made 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. There is a six-speed manual but our engine was mated to a … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500

    by Frank S. Washington SAN FRANCISCO – Lexus has come full circle. In 1989, the automaker chose this city for the world debut of the LS 400, its first luxury sedan. Over the years, the brand has grown in terms of models offered, it has introduced hybrids and it has become the industry benchmark for quality and service. Still, Lexus cars were void of personality. The Lexus flagship was so … [Read More...]

  • 2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Whoa! That was our first impression of the 2017 Lexus IS 350. This IS really felt like a luxury sports sedan. It was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that made 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. We had the rear-wheel-drive version of the sedan, thus, it was mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We thought the car handled pretty well … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Volvo V90, S90, XC60

    by Frank S. Washington DENVER – When Volvo picked us up at the airport I and my riding partner climbed into the back seats of what turned out to be a 2018 XC90 Excellence. It was the most luxurious utility vehicle I had ever been in. There were heated and cooled rear seats that massaged the tired traveler. What’s more, they were eight way power seats. I and my ride partner were separated by … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe — A stunner

    By Dan Scanlan - MyCarData.com Call it AMG Lite, or maybe an S-Class Coupe that shrunk in the rain. No matter how you slice it, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-400 Coupe is a supple, sensuous stunner that had lots of people saying one word when they saw it – “ Beautiful!” And with a gently snarling turbocharged V-6 powering all four wheels when needed, it offers a fairly quick flight into the world of … [Read More...]

  • 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Elegant Functionality

    By Ken Chester Jr., -- Motor News Media The new 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake returns Jaguar to the premium wagon segment with a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies that make it a standout performer. Available user-friendly features and technologies make the Sportbrake the perfect companion for customers with active lifestyles. With a design that retains the … [Read More...]

    Feb
    04

    2019 Jeep Cherokee

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – The 2019 Jeep looked a lot better than the model it will replace. I was one of those folks who thought it looked a little funny. The DRLs were above the headlamps on the old model and the fog lamps were beneath. It looked a lot…
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    Feb
    04

    Toyota C-HR is chunky, funky cool

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    Tweet By Casey Williams – MyCarData.com “Go bold or go home” must have been the mantra playing in Toyota designers’ minds as they contemplated the compact C-HR crossover.  In truth, it was originally slotted for the Scion line-up before Scions quit lining up.  So, the C-HR appears with styling that looks like a RAV4 had…
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    28

    2018 Toyota Avalon

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    Tweet By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Toyota’s Avalon is a conservative, large sedan that over the years has been a comfortable niche automobile for older drivers, at least that is what it seemed to be. But the model I test drove was actually sort of snazzy. We had the 2018 Avalon XLE premium. It…
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    28

    2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media As the replacement for the aging MKX in the automaker’s line-up, Lincoln has adopted a modern fresh approach with the introduction of the all-new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV. The new Lincoln midsize luxury SUV delivers a suite of advanced technologies designed to give drivers greater confidence…
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