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11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 42 views

By Don Hammonds

Only one word describes Kia’s vastly upgraded 2019 Forte sedan.

Wow!

The Forte is sporty on the outside, yes. So much so that you will probably think it looks like a smaller version of the vaunted, well regarded Kia Stinger sport sedan.

It gets good fuel economy, of course.  And it has just about everything you will ever need in a four door sedan, and given Detroit’s sudden aversion to sedans, Kia (and other imported brands)  stand to make a bundle from consumers who …

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11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 53 views

 

By Don Hammonds

Toyota’s 2019 Highlander is a whole new ball game for this writer.

It has been at least eight years or more since I have driven a Highlander, so I had absolutely no idea how this product has matured and transformed into one of the top products in its mid-sized SUV corner of the market, if not THE best of the bunch.

First, the 2019 Highlander looks vastly different and feels larger than the generation model I tested. And I could …

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11 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 42 views

By Don Hammonds

Toyota has transformed itself in recent years from a popular maker of pleasant, but nondescript products, to a leader in style, designs—and still kept its reliable, pleasant reputation.

For 2019, that trend, which began with the ubiquitous Camry midsized sedan last year, now continues with fresh looks and features all around.

Here’s the scoop:

Avalon, which pretty much has been the beauty queen in past years for Toyota’s sedans lineup, continues that role with an elegant,contemporary luxury sedan with all kinds …

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16 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 100 views

By Don Hammonds

Hyundai, arguably one of the auto industry’s most fiercely competitive companies, is hitting the road this year with a slew of new models that, like others in the brand’s lineup, are likely to be among the top picks of each model segment.

In fact, if there’s a market segment in which Hyundai does not have a strong product to do battle with the competition, we can’t think of one.

Here’s what you can look for in 2019:

Santa Fe

All-new for this …

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15 Jan 2019 | No Comment | 88 views

By Don Hammonds

Cadillac’s big news for 2019 is of course, their chic XT4, which basically is the entry level ticket if you want to nab a Cadillac for your driveway or garage.

[caption id="attachment_9839" align="alignnone" width="5700"] 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport[/caption]

With knife-edge styling that is similar to the popular XT5 SUV, the XT4 has a price range of $35,790 to $38,290. Power comes from a 2.0 liter 237 horsepower turbocharged four cylinder engine that gets 23 to 25 miles per gallon city …

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