2018 Lexus LX 570

2018 Lexus LX 570 — Plus-Sized Luxury and Capability

Model tested: 2018 Lexus LX 570 5-door SUV Engine: 5.7-liter DOHC V8 • 383 horsepower • 403 lb. ft. of torque Transmission: 8-speed sequential shift automatic Full-time 4-wheel drive EPA ratings: 13/city, 18/highway, 15/combined Base price: $85,380 As tested: $86,375 Overview: The lavishly … read more

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 — A New Meaning for ‘Built Ford Tough’

Model tested: 2018 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Engine: 3-liter, V6 turbo diesel Transmission: 10-speed automatic with tow/mo EPA ratings: Unavailable Base price: Unavailable As tested: Unavailable Overview: The 2018 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most innovative of today’s full-size pickups. Restyled for 2018, … read more

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2019 MAZDA CX-3

Model Tested: 2019 Mazda CX-3 GRAND TOURING AWD Engine:2.0-liter I-4, 148-horsepower, 146 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatictransmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 27-mpg city, 32-mpg highway, 29-mpg combined Base Price: $27,145 As Tested: $29,625 Performance: Peppy acceleration Sport mode Paddle shifters Above average fuel economy … read more

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2018 LEXUS NX 300

Model Tested: 2018 Lexus NX 300 5-DR SUV Engine:2.0-liter turbo I-4, 235-horsepower, 258 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatictransmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 22-mpg city, 28-mpg highway, 25-mpg combined Base Price: $35,985 As Tested: $48,102 Performance: Responsive engine, linear power output Mode dial: Eco, Normal, … read more

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Model Tested: 2018 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium Engine:1.6-liter I-4 gas engine + 60 hp electric motor, 139-horsepower, 195 lb-ft torque (combined) Transmission: 6-speed dual clutch automatictransmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 105-mpg electric + gasoline, 46-mpg gasoline only Base Price: $34,500 As Tested: $35,575 … read more

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Model Tested: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium Engine:2.0-liter I-4, 144-horsepower, 139 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatictransmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 27-mpg city, 31-mpg highway, 29-mpg combined Base Price: $24,350 As Tested: $26,375 Performance: OK acceleration from modest 144 horsepower Impressive fuel economy—our best was … read more

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NWAPA Announces 2018 Run to the Sun Awards

The Northwest Automotive Press Association named the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the Northwest’s Most Fun to Drive Vehicle in their annual Run to the Sun performance car and convertible event. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio impressed the participating journalists with its powerful engine, … read more

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