Category Archives: Auto Reviews

2017 Toyota 4Runner – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Toyota HighlanderBig SUV’s Still a Thing

Despite the fact that the world has more or less accepted the transition to the more favorable cross-over, the ultra heavy-duty Toyota 4Runner SUV refuses to let go of its existence. Not to say that the old-school SUV is a hopeless comparison to the modern cross-over though. Towing capacity and off-road conquering is where the 4Runner reigns supreme if that’s on your priority list.

2017 Lexus CT200h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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An Entry-Level Lexus Gone Hybrid

The CT200h is the cheapest ticket that will buy you into the entry level Lexus Luxury club. While sporting flashy looks, its impressive fuel economy is where the CT200h really shines. And that’s thanked by renowned hybrid powertrain directly derived from the Prius, which has been tested down to its bones. The CT200h is no by no means a thing of new however. Its window price sticker stacks up against the Mercedes GLA, Audi A3 minus the gasoline-electric options though.

2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017_Toyota_RAV4_Hybrid_0003An Adventurer’s Vehicle of Choice

Spacious, comfortable and reliable since 1994. The Toyota Rav4 has pretty much been the default choice for the weekend adventurers while offering family practicality with its shear amount of cargo space in a 5 passenger size factor. And as good as it sounds, it didn’t take long for others to hop onto the hot seller’s bandwagon that marked a new generation of cross-over SUV’s. Honda was quick to adapt to the market with its ever-popular CR-V and since then, many others have joined the cross-over SUV competition arena. The Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tuscon, and Ford Escape are those that come to mind when spotting 5-passenger cross-over species on the road today.

2017 Lexus NX300h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Sporty, stylish and economical are all core factors that make the “do it all” cross-over SUV so attractive in today’s market. But why stop there? Lexus aims to elevate the expectations of a cross-over SUV to new heights with the 5-passenger NX series. Its sharp polygonal looks, smooth handling and quality finishing paves a new road for what a cross-over SUV can really become. The 2017 Lexus NX is offered in two powertrain variation, namely the NX 200t, which is a 4 cylinder turbo, or the all new NX300h hybrid variation.

2017 Lexus RX450h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Lexus rx450hMaking it Rain with the Lexus RX450h Hybrid SUV

You’ll find the Lexus RX450h somewhere on the top right corner of the Lexus website where its hefty price finds its rightful location on your computer screen. And only those financially daring enough would click that image of that ultra modern and beautifully sculpted large-size SUV.

2017 Toyota 86 – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Toyota 86 The All New Toyota 86 is as Fun as it Looks

Without a doubt, there are cars of the same class with more powerful engines. But there’s just something sweet and special about driving an ultra light-weight and rev-happy engine that continuously begs to be driven hard. At a sub 30k entry level price point, the Toyota 86 beats any other sports cars out on the market in terms of fun and handling money can buy.

Lexus IS350 AWD – Test Drive, Ratings, Reviews, Spec

IS350 AWDAn Aspiration for Perfection

While the IS series has floated around market space for nearly three quarters of a century, it is the 3rd and latest generation that Lexus put serious devotion into delivering a sports sedan that held true to its words. It’s got all the qualities that complies with the luxury model. But most importantly, its mechanics have been re-designed from ground level up to promise a harmonized balance of driving comfort and performance.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Fresh Looks with An Attitude

Welcome to an era where cars are expected to “do it all”. From fuel efficiency, to performance, and styling to convenience; it was really the cross-over SUV platform that transformed such ideal concept into pure reality. With that said, Hyundai certainly caught on early in development with its Santa Fe. And with the help of former Audi Designer, Peter Schyler sitting on the throne of the Korean automaker powerhouse, there’s certainly good things to be expected.

2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

Ram 1500The Truck that Means Business

Behold. It’s the massive aggressive mud-eating full-size pickup truck that intimidates you every time the TV infomercial comes on. The muscular grunt of the front fascia stands 5 ft tall certainly gave me mixed emotions of both excitement and fear.  Was I going to be the road king behind the wheel, or was I going be the one to be the rag doll? It’s kind of like that feeling when you’re about to strap onto a mechanical bull ride for the first time.

2016 Honda Odyssey – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec

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The 2016 Honda Odyssey Proves Old Ways are Sometimes Better

No matter how many times you try to beat the idea into your head, the haggard, bland and even semi-miserable term of the mini-van just won’t die. Yes; even the modern trend of the more stylish and sporty 7-seater cross-over SUV’s just can’t mimic the purity of functionality a mini-van has to offer. With that said, the already proven Honda Odyssey from decades worth of existence, continues to push the envelope of styling and performance based off of an old-school blueprint. Honda is also proud to mention that its Odyssey engineers are owners of their creation themselves; so surely, there’s something more to expect than just a big capacity people mover.