2017 Acura MDX Review

You take luxury, plus sensibility, plus durability. You work them together in equal parts… and you have the 2017 Acura MDX. All the women in my life, from age 3-63, LOVED this car. And although it’s not really ‘my cup of tea’ as a car enthusiast, hypothetically I would buy this SUV in a second with confidence. Because the Acura MDX hits its mark perfectly. It doesn’t necessarily over-boast any one particular feature, or gimmick, or styling cue (although the jeweled headlights are really nice). But what the MDX does in its segment, is place functionality over flash. It...

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review Exterior Interior Performance Technology Summary What we like: Beautiful exterior and interior. Drivetrain is efficient, powerful and smooth. Stow and go is brilliant. Cavernous space behind the third row. What we don’t like: UConnect while brilliant is starting to look a bit dated. Summary: If you’re looking at a 3 row crossover. Don’t. Just buy this. 5.0 Powered by WP Review The first time I laid my eyes upon the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica I thought this:  ‘’Wow this thing looks great!  Wait did I just say a minivan looks great?  WTF is wrong with me!’’...

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2017 Ford Raptor Review

Photos by Jonathan Walker Stop watching/reading fake news – The 2017 Ford Raptor is the ultimate tree-hugger vehicle. Because unlike a Prius, you can go out there & literally hug ALL the trees. Annnnd be back home in time for supper. No flaws here: This is the truck you want! No drawbacks. Face it – you’ve wanted this thing since you were 5-years-old. You grew up sort of, the future is now, and Ford made you a monster truck. The 2017 Ford Raptor!    -Snarling widebody. -Boosted. -450 horsepower. 510 lbs of torque. -10-speed transmission. -4-wheel-drive for off-road. Plus...

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2017 Buick Encore

Let’s be honest – the Buick Encore is a polished turd. A Chevy Trax with a makeover. It looks goofy on the outside (arguably a little ‘cute’ I guess). And the seating position is just as goofy on the inside. It’s like driving a car from your dining room chair.   But hey, the dash is nicely trimmed… not bad to look at. The car gets good gas mileage. It’s easy to park. And it’s effortless to drive. That’s kind of the takeaway from the Encore – it’s EASY. I get it. It’s not for me… but I get...

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Exterior Interior Performance Technology Summary What we like: -Love the drive-train -Seats are excellent -26 mpg all while driving like an idiot What we don’t like: -Interior pieces feel cheap -Gear indicator on the MFD is microscopic -Somehow lost the Germanic feel along the way 3.8 Powered by WP Review I’m going to quickly sum up the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.  As I mentioned before on the 2016 model….this is the best Jetta you can buy.  The other trim levels are just plain disappointing across all categories whereas the GLI is the redeemer.  The champ. ...

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2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Exterior Interior Performance Technology Summary What we like: --- Amazing looks inside and out --- Best ventilated seats in the business --- UConnect is stellar What we don’t like: --- Transmission shifts by an act of Congress --- Passing power is lacking --- Less than stellar MPG 4.4 Powered by WP Review When the KL Cherokee came out it left some members of the general public going ‘huh?’  It’s curvaceous styling stood in stark contrast to the literal box that was the previous Cherokees.  Fast forward a few years and it has turned into one of...

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