Category: New Vehicle Reviews

2023 Nissan Rogue
30
Nov
2022
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Highlights of the 2023 Nissan Rogue

The compact Nissan Rogue utility vehicle enters its third year for this third-generation model for 2023. It is one of the most popular models in the segment and Nissan’s top-selling passenger vehicle. New this year is a Midnight Edition package,…

Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek
25
Nov
2022
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Nissan Introduces the Pathfinder Rock Creek

Rock Creek comes to the Nissan Pathfinder line. Automotive manufacturers are heavily invested in utility vehicles and for good reason: they’re the family vehicle of choice these days. An important subset in this segment is off-road skilled models or at…

2022 Kia Telluride
08
Nov
2022
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Highlights of the 2022 Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride remains one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class. This three-row, midsize crossover utility vehicle rolled out in 2020 to critical acclaim. Consumers prize it for its rugged looks, upscale interior, robust powertrain, and decent value….

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
01
Nov
2022
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The Not-So-Mini Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan, a multipurpose vehicle with room for as many as eight. Introduced in 2017, the Pacifica is available in gas and hybrid versions. Although the segment is a fraction of its previous self, Chrysler continues…

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5T
28
Oct
2022
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Highlights of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

The midsize, two-row crossover utility vehicle market is Boom City for manufacturers, as customers continue to abandon sedans for them. Hyundai is no exception as sales of its midsize Sonata sedan plunge. The good news is that customers are migrating…

2022 Audi A3
25
Oct
2022
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Autumn Delight: 2022 Audi A3

Audi’s smallest sedan is affordable and offers a pair of performance upgrades. The market may have shifted to utility vehicles, but several premium manufacturers remain engaged with sedans. Certainly, Audi has its share of “Q” utility vehicles, but the company…

Lexus NX PHEV
20
Oct
2022
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Driven: Lexus NX 450h+

Lexus represents the pinnacle of Toyota Motors’ luxury, a world-class marque with a wide range of vehicles. Like the eponymous Toyota brand, Lexus offers numerous hybrid models, building on the company’s prowess and leadership in that category. The compact Lexus…

Honda HR-V
19
Oct
2022
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Not So Small Wonder: 2023 Honda HR-V

Honda made a name for itself through two models – the compact Civic and the midsize Accord. Each model was among the top models in their respective segments for decades. But with cars giving way to utility vehicles, a host…

Mazda CX-50
18
Oct
2022
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Premium Compact Crossover: Mazda CX-50

Mazda has been making a name for itself these past few years. The company, though somewhat of a niche player, has become a premium operator among mainstream brands. That’s especially evident in its most recent new model, the CX-50, a…

Hyundai Tucson XRT
14
Oct
2022
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On the Road With the Gas-Powered 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, five-passenger crossover utility vehicle. For 2022 it is completely new and gains a pair of hybrid variants. As such, the Tucson is better poised to battle it out against the tough competition, namely the…

2023 Nissan Z
13
Oct
2022
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Shift This 2023 Nissan Z!

Imagine our surprise when we learned that a follow-up Nissan Z model was added to our test fleet. This writer evaluates new models as received from manufacturers through a pair of distributors. Our Atlanta distributor handles Nissan and delivered the…

2022 Toyota GR Supra
04
Oct
2022
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Toyota Ups Its Game with the GR Supra

The 2023 Toyota GR Supra gains a much-need manual gearbox. Let’s hear it for the Toyota GR Supra! This small sports car continues to gain attention in a niche segment, a model noted for its extraordinary design, strong powerplants, and…

Lexus ES Hybrid
28
Sep
2022
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The Lexus ES Lives on in a Dramatically Smaller Segment

The Lexus ES sedan is staying around even as the similar Toyota Avalon goes away after 2022. The ES won’t follow the GS into oblivion and continues with the IS and LS as Lexus’ remaining sedan offerings. The segment has…

2023 Nissan Leaf
26
Sep
2022
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America’s Affordable EV: Nissan Leaf

The road to electrification is paved with many challenges, including electric grids that need updating. Another area is vehicle affordability, with costs determined by battery size, range, design, and amenities. The Nissan Leaf solves many of the problems inherent to…

Toyota Higlander Hybrid
24
Sep
2022
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Efficiency Expert: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for as many as eight people. Further, it’s Toyota’s largest crossover and slots beneath the Toyota Sequoia SUV. Like so many other Toyota models, a Highlander Hybrid variant is…

Hyundai Tucson PHEV
09
Sep
2022
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The Hyundai Tucson Now Offers Two Hybrid Choices

Standard and plug-in hybrid Hyundai Tucson models join the product line. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Hyundai is making a huge bid for electrification with its Tucson compact crossover utility vehicle. Beginning in 2022, the…

2022 Audi Q5
07
Sep
2022
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Summer Breeze: 2022 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 supplies style and verve in the luxury realm. Midsize, two-row luxury utility vehicles are the go-to models for consumers who want something besides a sedan or mainstream model. The Audi Q5 is one such vehicle, a five-passenger…

2023 Hyundai Palisade
02
Sep
2022
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The Head-Turning, Attention-Grabbing Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade is elegant and affordable. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Hyundai shook the midsize, three-row crossover utility segment in 2020 when it introduced the Palisade. The new model immediately supplied a bridge between…

Volkswagen Tiguan
30
Aug
2022
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The Roomy Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover

The Volkswagen Tiguan is practical and predictable. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Volkswagen rolled out the current-generation Tiguan in 2018. This year, the model offers updated exterior styling, a refreshed interior, upgraded technologies, and expanded…

Kia EV6
25
Aug
2022
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Kia EV6: Full-Electric Crossover SUV

The Kia EV6 is this brand’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle. Model Overview | Review (Highlights) | Specifications | Key Attributes Korean automaker Kia continues to dazzle the market with interesting, even exciting models. The Telluride SUV may be the…