2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect SUV for everyone

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the newest addition to the manufacturers repertoire and we’re impressed by the styling and standard features in this three-row SUV. We were excited to get a chance to check out their new flagship SUV. While it has been on the market for only a little while, there has been […]

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Wee-zoom around in the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

We all love a good SUV, statistics prove that point time and time again. However, good SUVs don’t have to come with the lofty price tags, such as the turbo-charged 2017 Kia Sportage SX. Starting at an MSRP of $33,395 (as driven), the 2017 Kia Sportage SX packs a ton of features into a small […]

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A simple equation for fun: the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than driving around backroads with the top down on the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune edition. Of course, that’s what VW intended when they recreated this classic motoring icon. The VW Beetle Dune is well-priced at an MSRP of $23,995 for a turbo-charged, drop-top that handles like a […]

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The Fashionable 2016 Fiat 500X Easy AWD

Fiat has a fashionable hit in the 2016 500X Easy with all-wheel drive. This 4-door, hatch back small SUV offers the ability to go off-roads with the city-sized footprint needed in the Seattle area. The tester we drove was finished in Bronzo Magnetico paint and 17-inch aluminum wheels covered in all-season tires. Shiny metallic paint graced […]

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2017 Toyota Prius Three Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius not only got a nip-tuck facelift but a new exterior style that is in between a spaceship and a sporty car. While we had fun chirping the tires of this fast-looking four-door, the powerhouse under the hood is what kept us smiling and eco-friendly. Toyota redesigned the Prius front and rear […]

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2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Let’s not dance around the fact that we loved the 2016 Subaru WRX STI, though we never thought we wouldn’t. The latest iteration in Subaru’s 23-year-old flagship sport sedan is one amazing vehicle with the looks and audible street presence that will satisfy many car nuts. The longer we looked at it, the more we […]

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The family and eco-friendly 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier

In today’s eco-friendly atmosphere, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier is one of the few EVs that just about anyone can afford. These EV-primary cars can get you to where you want to go on mostly electric power, but (unlike other EVs) offers a gas-powered generator to help you continue on your journey. On the outside, […]

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Top Eco-frendly vehicles of Drive Revolution 2016

On the environmentally conscious streets of Portland, Or., journalists and automotive representatives met to discuss the latest in automotive technologies and eco-friendly vehicles. During Drive Revolution, journalists tested a slew of 14 hybrid or electric vehicles (EV) and suss out the best among them. Automotive manufacturers of the vehicles present gave brief, but informative, presentations on their […]

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

Our time with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport may have been brief, but it showed us how wonderful of an SUV this vehicle is. With the Santa Fe Sport Ultimate Edition keys in hand, we headed out onto the streets of Seattle. For a base price of $38,250 ($40,820 as driven), the 2017 Hyundai […]

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2016 Lexus CT 200h at Deception Pass

The 2016 Lexus CT 200h is a stylish and eco-friendly hatchback wagon, featuring the plush refinements you’d expect from Lexus and some power that you wouldn’t expect from a hybrid. Starting at an MSRP of $31,250 ($41,860 as driven), the 2016 Lexus CT 200h comes with a slew of luxuries, the technology you crave, and […]

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2016 Subaru Forester Review

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium is one safe and stylish crossover, whether you’re looking for an all-weather vehicle or you want something which fits into the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Featuring plenty of technology at your fingertips and a plethora of creature comforts, the 2016 Subaru Forester offers premium refinements without the premium price-tag. Starting […]

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Portland and the 2017 Acura NSX

During an annual journalist-only event celebrating alternative energy vehicles, I got the opportunity to drive the 2017 Acura NSX – a supercar of the future – and it was a truly marvelous experience. For those who don’t know, the 2017 Acura NSX is a hybrid supercar that utilizes a V6 engine, two electric motors, uses […]

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The 2016 Honda Odyssey is one epic Minivan

Tell of the storm-tossed van, O Muse, which drove long after leaving Troy… Oh, wait, wrong Odyssey. While Homer’s Odyssey is an epic story, the 2016 Honda Odyssey SE is an epic minivan. You won’t have to battle through mystifying technology or deal with the wrath of uncomfortable seats with the Honda Odyssey, because it’s […]

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How I fell in love with the Alfa Romeo 4c

It took less than 20 minutes of hair-flying action through the hills of California, but it happened. I flew down for an event and fell in love with a 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider dressed in Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat. The first car from Alfa Romeo to grace our shores is a high-revving thrill ride that […]

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The 2016 Acura TLX 4-Cylinder

Last year, we drove the impressively powerful Acura TLX V6 and that keep up with heavy-weight champions like Astons and Porsches. But not everyone wants the raw power of a V6, some enjoy an economical and sporty 4-cylinder and the 2016 Acura TLX Tech 4-cylinder is just the car for to fill the need. The […]

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2016 Jeep Renegade Review

When you see a Jeep Renegade for the first time, words like ‘adorable, cute, or charming’ come to mind, but for our review, we’re going to avoid these terms. While yes it is all of those things, it’s also so much more. The attention to detail that Jeep put into this vehicle is geeky and […]

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Review: 2016 Mazda3 S Grand Touring

I can already see the rolling of eyes and the muttering of ‘Dear God, not another Mazda geekfest’ and, no worries, this won’t be that. Ok, maybe a little. But that’s because the 2016 Mazda3 hatchback is a seriously good car with connective technology, driver assists, and a sportiness that you get when you buy […]

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