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: Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI

When comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI to other sedans participating in Run to the Run it’s hard not to see the differences. Others offer higher-hp or performance-oriented tuning, neither of which the Volkswagen Jetta boasts. No, it won’t accelerate like a McLaren nor corner like an NSX… But those aren’t the only benchmarks […]

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

Nearly 400,000 hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the US in 2015, and more than 4 million hybrids between 1999 and April 2016. Hybrids are popular vehicles and its why Kia decided to turn one of their strongest sellers into an eco-efficient hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX shares aerodynamic aesthetics […]

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is more for less

Cars are seldom low cost now a-days. The propensity for auto manufacturers to fit as much expensive technological gadgetry into new vehicles is strong, yet Mitsubishi has included all the desirable bits and bobs into the 2017 Mirage G4 and kept it under $18,000. The Mirage G4 sedan is all-new for the US market, building […]

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Review: 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo

There are plenty of options on the market for sport-tuned, four-door sedans, however, today we’re going to rally behind them for a car that will make any driver smile in glee: the 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo. For an MSRP of $29,790 ($33,215 as driven), the 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo offers a sporty look […]

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The (Buick) Regal way to road trip

The average vehicle I drive receives between 200 and 400 miles on the odometer courtesy of The Auto Reporter. The Buick Regal GS was such a great car, I put on more than 770 miles on the car – and I wish it had been more. This $44,670, all-wheel drive (AWD) sedan-beast offers 259-horsepower from […]

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