Tag: 2019

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2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Model Tested: 2019 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Hatchback Engine:1.8-liter I-4 gas plus electric motor, 121-horsepower Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 54-mpg gas only, 133-mpge electricity plus gas Base Price: $33,350 As Tested: $36,085 Performance: Impressive fuel economy—our best was 66.4-mpg highway … read more

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2019 Lexus GS F

Model Tested: 2019 Lexus GS F 4 door sedan Engine:5.0-liter V-8, 467-horsepower, 389 lb-ft torque Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 16-mpg city, 24-mpg highway, 19-mpg combined Base Price: $84,350 As Tested: $88,210 Performance: Impressive V-8 performance Great exhaust note Four staggered … read more

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Model Tested: 2019 Mitsubishi Cross SE 1.5T S-AWC Engine:1.5-liter turbocharged I-4, 152-horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 25-mpg city, 26-mpg highway, 25-mpg combined Base Price: $26,695 As Tested: $28,065 Performance: Decent acceleration especially for such a small engine … read more

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2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Model Tested: 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Advance Engine:3.0-liter V-6, 321-horsepower, 289 lb-ft torque Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 26-mpg city, 27-mpg highway, 27-mpg combined Base Price: $59,550 As Tested: $60,545 Performance: Smooth transitions between gas and electric power Good fuel … read more

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Available to Order

Limited to 1,948 units worldwide, the 911 Speedster...

Last year, Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary of building sports cars by showing two 911 Speedster Concept vehicles to the public. Now, the production version — the last of the 991.2 series 911 GT cars to be produced by Porsche — is available … read more

Mudfest 2019 (Photo courtesy Ryan Douthit, MediaSpigot LLC)

NWAPA Announces 2019 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

The Northwest Automotive Press Association named the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 4×4 as the top vehicle at its annual Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year competition. The all-new 2020 Gladiator came out on top with its excellent on-road drivability, off-road prowess, and … read more

2019 Lexus LS500
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2019 Lexus LS — Unabashed Luxury

Model tested: 2019 Lexus LS 500h sedan Engine: 3.5-liter DOHC Atkinson-cycle V6 multistage hybrid, plus two electric motors Horsepower: 354 combined Transmission: E-CVT 4-speed automatic EPA ratings: 23/city, 31/highway, 26/combined Base price: $82,930 As tested: $107,355 Overview: The fifth-generation Lexus LS was totally … read more

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