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2018 Lexus LC500

2018 Lexus LC 500 — A Concept Comes to Life in Two Versions

Models Tested: 2018 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h Engine: Gas — 5-liter DOHC, V8 Horsepower: 467 • Torque: 389 lb. ft. Engine: Hybrid — 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and 220kW permanent magnet synchronous motors Horsepower: 354 — combined gas and electric Transmission: 10-speed … read more

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2015 Subaru WRX

 Model Tested: 2015 Subaru WRX  Engine: 2.0-liter flat-4 Boxer, 268 horsepower 258 lb-ft torque  Transmission: 6-speed manual, all-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 17/City—23/Highway  Base Price: $29,695  As Tested: $30,490  Performance: Exhilarating power Very responsive turbocharger Even more exhilarating handling Excellent all-wheel-drive all-weather traction Nimble Great … read more

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2015 Acura TLX

Models Tested: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD and 2.4L Tech  Engines: 3.5-liter V-6, 290-hp/267 lb-ft torque and 2.4-liter I-4, 206-hp/182 lb-ft  Transmissions: 9-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive and 8-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 21/City—31/Highway—25/Combined (V-6) and 24/35/28 (I-4)  Base Prices: $44,700 (V-6)/$35,025 (I-4)  As Tested: … read more

2014 BMW 4 Series Coup

2014 BMW 4 Series Replaces 3 Series Coupes

Without going into detail, I’ll openly confess to not being a big BMW fan after being treated very shabbily by BMW Northwest when my wife’s 5-Series needed repairs. Because of that, I rarely write about BMW’s because I’m not always as objective I … read more

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax

2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax: Trucking Limo Style

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax pickup is big — American big. I grew up with the concept that Japanese pickups were small, Spartan, mini-trucks that were best for commuting and occasional light-duty hauling. That’s no longer the case as both Toyota and Nissan … read more

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

New 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Becomes a Unibody Crossover — Again

The term “Crossover SUV” has become standard nomenclature throughout the automotive industry, without a clear definition of what, exactly, makes up such a vehicle. The line between crossovers and “real” SUVs has become so blurred it’s hard for the average consumer to know … read more

2014 Toyota Corolla — a good thing gets better

The venerable Toyota Corolla has enjoyed the title of the world’s most popular compact for almost a half century — 47 years to be exact — with good reason. Since debuting in 1966 as a roller skate-sized compact, Toyota has sold 40 million … read more

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