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HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 ACURA RDX REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 ACURA RDX REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 ACURA RDX REVIEW If you want all the premium features of a luxurious crossover but none of the bulk, the more compact 2017 Acura RDX may be the right vehicle for you. For what you get – and that includes space and comforts – the RDX clearly delivers more wiz-bang for your buck. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 ACURA MDX REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 ACURA MDX REVIEW

The main rival to the Acura MDX is the Lexus RX350, but extends to other high-performing utility vehicles such as the Lincoln MKZ, Infiniti FX37 and Volvo XC90. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 3.0 GT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 3.0 GT REVIEW

The Outlander is pitted against some heavy hitters like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and at least a half a dozen others all vying to be your next family vehicle. Redesigned just last year, changes for this model include a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen and rearview camera; optional Apple C ... Continue reading

Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS REVIEW : 2017 MINI Convertible Cooper FWD

Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS REVIEW : 2017 MINI Convertible Cooper FWD

I drove a 2017 MINI Cooper Convertible with the turbocharged 189-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder engine featuring the six-speed manual Getrag transmission, shift paddles, and MINI driving modes (Sport, Mid and Green). Available as base, S, or John Cooper Works trim, my loaded S trim featured the following standard equ ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 NISSAN ROGUE HYBRID REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 NISSAN ROGUE HYBRID REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Nissan Rogue with the 176-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder engine paired to the Xtronic CVT automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. Available in two trims for the Hybrid model ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LINCOLN MKZ REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LINCOLN MKZ REVIEW

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2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Kia Niro with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and lithium Ion polymer battery for 139 total horsepower. Available in five trims – the base FE, LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring – my Touring test drive featured the following standard features: leather seat trim; ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

2017 Lexus RX 350 Heels on Wheels Review

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LEXUS RX 350 REVIEW EDITORS NOTE: When testing this vehicle, I found it difficult if not impossible to get into and out of...my head does not clear the door frame without an acute bendover and I mean acute. So a word of caution, when you test drive this vehicle make sure to bring along your regula ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ HYBRID REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ HYBRID REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Hyundai IONIQ with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack for a total of 139 horsepower. Available in three trims — the base Blue, SEL and Limited — with standard equipment on my Limited trim including: leather upholstery; exterior chrome accents; premium door ... Continue reading

Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA FORTE SEDAN REVIEW

Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA FORTE SEDAN REVIEW

The Forte is continued evidence that Kia welds a pretty wicked engineering wand. What could be cast off as a tight-fitting compact has been magically turned into desirable sedan through simple yet great styling accents (and – okay – a slightly larger wheel base) plus features that will mesmerize you with what the c ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA 4RUNNER REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 TOYOTA 4RUNNER REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Toyota 4Runner with the standard 270-horsepower 4-liter V6 engine with 278 pound-feet of torque, paired to a five-speed automatic transmission and part-time four-wheel drive system with A-TRAC. Available in six trims– SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited and TRD Pro for those w ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2017 HONDA CR-V HEELS ON WHEELS REVIEW

Car Review: 2017 HONDA CR-V HEELS ON WHEELS REVIEW

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HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT REVIEW

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HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MAZDA CX-5 REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MAZDA CX-5 REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Mazda CX-5 with the upgraded 187-horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE(s) REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE(s) REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS By Katrina Ramser San Francisco Bureau The Auto Channel INTRO TO THE SANTA FE(s) VEHICLE Insistent on being the most versatile mid-size crossover on the market, the Hyundai Santa Fe underwent another sharp redesign for 2017 for both its five- and seven-passenger models. A fresh new exterior face, standa ... Continue reading

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