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2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L - Review by Mark Fulmer

Should you read other reviews of this new HR-V, you'll read about it being somewhat underpowered, but I take exception to that. There are plenty of drivers who could care less about 0-60 numbers and whose priorities include reliability, practicality, and cost effectiveness. The 2023 HR-V AWD EX-L has a very good, quiet ... Continue reading

2023 Elantra HEV LIMITED - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 Elantra HEV LIMITED - Review by Mark Fulmer

In an unstable world with unstable fuel prices the seventh generation Hyundai Elantra has added the new Elantra Hybrid. It has two trim versions, Blue and Limited. The Limited adds 17-inch alloy wheels, black front grille, and LED headlights. The impressive mpg and range make this edition of the Elantra is bound to att ... Continue reading

2022 Mazda CX-5 - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Mazda CX-5 - Review by Mark Fulmer

Lots of goodies are now standard on the 2022 edition of the CX-5: all-wheel drive,Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert,and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability. ... Continue reading

2023 Toyota Venza Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 Toyota Venza Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

The 2023 Toyota Venza presents an alternative to the rough and rugged "compact" SUV group with a more refined look, tech enhancements, and tried-and-true hybrid fuel economy. ... Continue reading

2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Lexus RX 450h F Sport - Review by Mark Fulmer

This version of the RX 450h includes the F Sport package which includes angular front and rear bumpers, an ever-popular mesh front grille, 20-inch wheels, and bright blue “Grecian Water” paint. It is referred to as a "crossover" but could be more accurately called a "full hybrid" since both engine and body are mixt ... Continue reading

2023 LEXUS UX 250h F-SPORT Premium - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 LEXUS UX 250h F-SPORT Premium - Review by Mark Fulmer

Lexus has always been about comfort, style, and handling. With this 2023 model you can add terrific fuel economy, upgraded tech and safety systems. If you have a good paying job, but a long commute, this car could be exactly what you are looking for. ... Continue reading

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate - Review by Mark Fulmer

With a snazzy design and simplified enhanced tech that has quicker charging and a 226 mile range, the 2022 version looks to be very popular during these days of politically driven fuel prices. ... Continue reading

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 Double Cab Trail - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 Double Cab Trail - Review by Mark Fulmer

Toyota has been building tough reliable trucks for decades that are as no nonsense, rugged, and dependable as the folks who buy them. Not only does that continue with the 2023 Tacoma, but your choices can be made from no less than seven trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off Road, Limited, TRD Pro, and Trail. ... Continue reading

2023 Genesis GV60 Performance - Review by Mark Fulmer

2023 Genesis GV60 Performance - Review by Mark Fulmer

From its beginning, the Genesis has successfully won the hearts of many drivers who appreciate reasonably affordable luxury. That ante has been upped by the 2023 GV60 in the form of smooth, silent speed. If you are running an errand and left your key fob in your room, no worries. There is a facial-recognition camera in ... Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD Limited - Review by Mark Fulmer

Driving downtown in California's capitol city in the new Ioniq 5 with young women passengers, they were all a-twitter at the wide-eyed gawking stares from strolling pedestrians who would stop and point. When I told them that it was about the car they were both relieved and irritated, but agreed that the side body fold ... Continue reading

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge - Review by Mark Fulmer

While this years edition of the XC60 has a variety of trims of all-wheel drive powertrains, at the top of the stack is the Recharge T8 with increased power and range. ... Continue reading

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

The two year old Corolla Hybrid added a few elements to this years edition. Some SofTex upholstery, drivers seat power adjustments, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for this popular product from the fertile and eco friendly minds at Toyota. ... Continue reading

2022 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2022 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

The 2022 version gets an F Sport treatment that is visual, not mechanical. The result is a fuel-efficient upscale sedan that is a pleasure for driver and passengers alike. ... Continue reading

2022 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium - Review by Mark Fulmer

This edition of the GR Supra 3.0 gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine putting out 382 hp, and even with all those horses, it still manages better fuel economy than the other stallions in that breed. Like a cutting quarterhorse, it can make moves at all speeds and settles into a steady gallop easily. ... Continue reading

2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 2.5T Advanced - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Genesis GV70 AWD 2.5T Advanced - Review by Mark Fulmer

Genesis has won over a growing number of luxury car owners with their strategy of giving buyers a lot for less. ... Continue reading

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