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NWAPA Announces 2019 Run to the Sun Award Winners

Members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) voted the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Four-Door as the Northwest’s Most Fun to Drive Vehicle in its annual Run to the Sun performance vehicle and convertible event. This year marked the 13th anniversary of … read more

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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

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Just Another Day in the Garage…

One of the fun things about writing this column is that from issue to issue, I never know exactly what I will encounter on a visit to Jim’s Classic Garage in Gig Harbor. This month is a great example. In the shop was … read more

Autos

2016 Chevy Malibu — Among the Best Midsized Sedans

Model Tested: 2016 Chevy Malibu 2LZ Engine: 2-liter, turbocharged, DOHC 4-cylinder Transmission: 8-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 33/highway, 26/combined Base Price: $30,920 As Tested: $34,285 Overview: The 2016 Chevy Malibu, with its attractive new design and entirely new body structure, was a finalist … read more

Autos

2016 Honda Civic — The All-New Game Changer

Model Tested: 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T 4D Touring Engine: 1.5-liter, DOHC 16-valve direct injection, turbocharged 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) EPA Ratings: 31/city, 42/highway, 35/combined Base Price: $26,500 As Tested: $27,335 Overview: The all-new, 10th generation 2016 Honda Civic is the comeback … read more

Autos

2016 Volvo XC90 — Volvo’s Second-Generation AWD Luxury SUV

Model Tested: 2016 Volvo XC90 AWD R-Design Engine: 2-liter, supercharged, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder Transmission: 8-speed Geartronic automatic EPA Ratings: 20/city, 28/highway, 23/combined Base Price: $49,800 As Tested: $67,155 Overview: The 2016 Volvo XC90 is the first redesign of the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker’s flagship … read more

Autos

2016 Nissan Titan XD — The Latest Neighborhood Bully

Model Tested: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X 4WD Engine: 5-liter V-8 Cummins turbo diesel Transmission: Aisin six-speed automatic EPA Ratings: Not required for this vehicle Base Price: $50,970 As Tested: $58,165 Overview: There’s been a lot of buzz about the all-new 2016 Nissan … read more

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