Exploring a snowy Christmas in an AWD Acura TLX

In a rare weather occurrence, Western Washington got a white Christmas. As snow fell on the land, we ventured out in the 2018 Acura TLX V6 AWD A-Spec. So, on Christmas we headed out onto the gift of the open roads, like kids eager for gifts we yearned for miles. At first, we headed east […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

The Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 was one of the few plug-in hybrid vehicles at the 2017 Run to the Sun event, giving journalists an efficient way to motor along sunny roads. This eco-friendly consumer hatchback small-SUV (SSUV) offers a bit of instant acceleration via the 87-hp (122-lb.ft. of torque) electric motor connected to […]

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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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