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18 Nov 2019 | No Comment | 64 views

2019 Mazda CX-5 SUV

Price
Base prices range from $24,350 to $41,000
 
Performance
Prepare to fly if you order a new turbocharged 2.5 liter, 250 horsepower four cylinder engine! The car is fast, handling, as you would expect, is superb, as it is with any Mazda.
 But be prepared to pay for the privilege–it is available on two new models, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. They are further up on the price scale.

Economy
24/30 for the turbocharged engine; 25/31 for the smaller one.
Safety
    Mazda offers …

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18 Nov 2019 | No Comment | 69 views

2019 Lexus RX 350 L

Price:

Base prices run from $48,020 to $54,435

Performance:

The 2019 Lexus RX 350L is a midsize luxury crossover  which is equipped with a 3.5 liter, 290 horsepower V6 engine backed by an eight speed automatic transmission.  Front wheel drive is standard and you can order all wheel drive instead as an extra cost option.

Performance wise, I would say that the RX 350L is pretty much mid range–it is neither the slowest or the fastest model in its segment.  …

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7 Nov 2019 | No Comment | 79 views

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD SUV

The Car:

The RAV4 is the best selling SUV, and for good reason.

It is dependable, safe, tough as nails, will last for years, and is really comfortable along with many other laudable traits.

And THIS year, the RAV4 is sexy. Very sexy.

It stands out from all of those other boxy all wheel drive things I see on the road, and its angular, muscular profile, with character lines in all the right places, along with little things like the …

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7 Nov 2019 | No Comment | 89 views

Car: 2019 Atlas V6 SE/w/Technology

Price: $37,295 base price, $38,840 as tested.

Fuel Economy:

The Atlas, according to the federal government, gets 19 miles per gallon overall, 17 city and 24 highway.  The Atlas uses 5.3 gallons of gasoline to reach a hundred miles.  We found the Atlas to be something of a gas guzzler, however, with a good number of competitive SUVs getting a lot more out of the gasoline tank.

Performance:  The Atlas may feel a bit sluggish off the line, but …

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4 Sep 2019 | No Comment | 188 views

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew XLT

Price as tested: $39,410

[caption id="attachment_10222" align="alignnone" width="626"] Ranger FX2 Package sports tough styling and capability upgrades with an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road tires, off-road-tuned suspension, front underbody guard and Ford’s off-road cluster screen[/caption]

 

By Don Hammonds

Performance:

Wow! Just wow!

The new turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine–it has 270 horsepower and delivers 310 pound-feet of torque– paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, really puts it out on the road. This EcoBoost engine for the Ranger is a blast to drive, and …

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