Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited: Placing Style Back On The Drawing Board


Highlight:  This year’s model includes a solar control glass roof.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $37,070 (Base Model: $28,725)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; side airbags; ABS; a radar activated cruise control system; a blindspot collision avoidance assist system; a rear cross traffic alert system; a forward collision alert system; a high beam assist system;  tire pressure monitoring system; a traction control system; a stability control system; a tire repair kit; and a rearview camera

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

2020 Volkswagen Passat SE: The Brand’s Traditional Design Midsize Sedan

Highlight: An in-vehicle Hotspot service is available.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $26,855 (Base S Model: $23,915)

Seating Capacity: 5

Safety Features: ABS; air bags; rearview camera; heated integrated mirrors with turn signals; front assist system; a blind spot monitor system; an automatic post collision braking system; a rear traffic cross alert system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a compact spare tire

Standard Features S: 17-inch wheels; a 6-speed automatic transmission; a four wheel independent suspension; chrome exhaust pipes; automatic headlights; 6.3-inch infotainment screen; cloth seats; manual control front seats; a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; and a manual operated ventilation system

Sunday, July 26, 2020

2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium AWD: An All-New Entry Level Crossover



Highlight:
The CX-30 is approximated $1,300 more than Mazda's CX-3.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,670 (Base Model: $23,000)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; side airbags; ABS; hill launch assist; traction control system; stability control; automatic on/off headlights; rain sensing wipers; a rearview camera; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure warning system; a tire pressure monitoring system; sunvisor extensions; a smart city brake support system; and a driver fatigue monitor system

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; front wheel drive; an electronic parking brake; dual power exterior mirrors; a manual a/c; center console armrest with covered storage compartment; cloth seats; manual adjusted front seats; a push button ignition starter system; a keyless remote system with a panic button; and an 8-inch infotainment screen

Thursday, July 16, 2020

2020 Lexus LC 500: The Brand's Luxury Performance Flagship Coupe


Highlight: A stylish LC 500 convertible is headed to dealerships this summer as a 2021 model.   

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $106,440 (Base Model: $93,975)

Seating Capacity: 2 (2 extremely small kids in the rear)

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; a back up camera; heated dimming exterior mirrors; a tire pressure monitoring system; a pre-collision system with pedestrian protection; an all speed radar activated cruise control system; automatic high beam headlights; a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure alert system with steering assist; a traction control system; a vehicle stability system; an automatic locking retractor; a first aid kit; and an emergency locking rectractor

Sunday, July 12, 2020

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL: The Korean Brand Newest Subcompact Crossover

Highlight: Depending upon trim, the entry-level crossover is available with a manual or an automatic transmission.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $23,280 (Base SE Model: $18,490)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; an electronic stability control system; a traction control system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection; a lane keep assist system; a driver attention warning system; and a compact spare tire  

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 AWD: An All-New Redesign

Highlight: The GLE 350 is now available with an optional third row seat.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $83,990 (Base Non AWD Model: $54,695)

Seating Capacity: 5 to 7

Standard Safety Features: airbags; a collision preventive assist system; a trailer stability assist system; an electronic brake hold feature; a tire pressure monitoring system; a parking assist system; an electronic blindspot  system; a crosswind assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a brake hold feature; and a rearview camera  

Standard Equipment: 19-inch wheels; a 9-speed automatic turbo transmission; rear wheel drive; LED headlights; LED tail lamps; an engine start/stop system; a drive mode select system; a keyless entry system; a dual zone automatic climate control system; leather-like seats; heated front seats; power front seats with driver’s memory; a handsfree power lift gate; a 12-inch digital instrument cluster; a navigation system; a touch pad controller; a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel; power folding side mirrors; a power sunroof; aluminum roof rails; and a retractable luggage cover

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited: Placing Style Back On The Drawing Board

Highlight:   This year’s model includes a solar control glass roof. Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $37,070 (Base Model: $28,725) Seating Capacity...