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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

I took one look at the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer that I would be driving and thought I might have time-traveled back to the mid-1950s. The two-tone Oasis Blue—think turquoise, and Black was quite striking. This is not a bad thing. ... Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

Under the hood of the 2021 Sonata Hybrid sits a 2.0-liter inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic, a 51-hp motor, and a 1.62-kwh lithium-ion battery for a combined system output of 192 horsepower. Power is pushed to a 6-speed automatic and a front-wheel drive. ... Continue reading

UPDATE - NASA's Mars Helicopter First Flight Attempt Postponed

UPDATE - NASA's Mars Helicopter First Flight Attempt Postponed

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2021 -- Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Je ... Continue reading

Hyundai Releases Santa Cruz Development Video and Teaser

Hyundai Releases Santa Cruz Development Video and Teaser

Hyundai has released a Santa Cruz development video with teaser sketches of its eagerly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle. ... Continue reading

2021 Subaru Forester Review – Snow Baby and Much More By Martha Hindes

2021 Subaru Forester Review – Snow Baby and Much More By Martha Hindes

How about three inches of fresh, powdery snow, a brisk wind, a large snow-filled lot barely touched by a couple of tire tracks, and a temp hovering around the 15 degree Fahrenheit mark. ... Continue reading

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review - 3 Across Child Seating by Larry Nutson

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review - 3 Across Child Seating by Larry Nutson

In mid-September I had my first drive experience with the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon. That drive was quite literally a quick spin. ... Continue reading

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 with the monumental goal of shaping the Lexus brand. It built the foundation of Lexus by its exceptional quietness, comfort and refinement, and each subsequent generation has embraced the spirit of constant innovation through new technology. ... Continue reading

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford adds three new choices to America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Avalon 4-Dr TRD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Avalon 4-Dr TRD Review by David Colman +VIDEO

I once asked mystery writer Lee Child what he drove. He responded, "I buy used police cars because they're fast and they don't get noticed." Child would love the Avalon TRD because it's plenty fast but won't get you noticed. ... Continue reading

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Drive Review By Larry Nutson

The opportunity to experience driving a Rolls-Royce is indeed rare. Just about ten years ago I drove the new, back then, 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost. ... Continue reading

Italian Super-car Road-trip - A Lamborghini Huracán Delight

Italian Super-car Road-trip - A Lamborghini Huracán Delight

I was greeted by the awesome matte pearlescent white spyder V10, waiting for me next to the dark glass walled reception, intimidating and inviting all at once. Before I could retrieve the black key fob with its proudly engraved bull, I immediately ran into my old dear friend and automotive legend Antonio Gini, who up u ... Continue reading

MAZDA CX-5, IS IT STILL VROOM-VROOM? - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

MAZDA CX-5, IS IT STILL VROOM-VROOM? - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

It's getting so that you need a tape measure to tell the difference between Mazdas, at least from a distance. That's not a bad thing. ... Continue reading

2021 Genesis G80 Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Genesis G80 Road Test Review By Larry Nutson

Ask most any person familiar with the car market to name the premium, medium to large sedan that first comes to mind and they most likely will mention a model from BMW, Mercedes, Lexus or Audi. Few would say Genesis. ... Continue reading

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Close-up Preview

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS Close-up Preview

The CLS will come to the starting line in April 2021 with a sharpened and sportier design. The front end in particular, with a new radiator grille and bumper, demonstrates an even stronger and more dynamic expression of the four-door coupe. ... Continue reading

Five more Volvo's earn highest IIHS safety award

Five more Volvo's earn highest IIHS safety award

Five more 2021 Volvos qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, bringing the manufacturer’s total to 14. The new winners include two large sedans, the S90 and plug-in hybrid S90 Recharge, as well as three wagons, the large V90 and V90 Cross Country and the midsize V60 Cross ... Continue reading

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