Tag: Car Reviews

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature – Inching Ever Closer to Perfection

<img data-attachment-id="1670052" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-front-quarter-e1555688770785.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1552117288","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"100","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1670052 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 (227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 310 lb/ft. @ […]

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2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions

2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged four (235 hp @ 4,800 rpm, 258 lb-ft @ 1,650 rpm) Six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 27 city / 33 highway / 29 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 10.6 city / 8.5 highway / 9.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 20.3 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $38,910 US / $46,225 CAD […]

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review – Hyundai Brings the Funk

<img data-attachment-id="1669848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-e1555343178934.jpg" data-orig-size="3952,2635" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1551368515","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"135","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669848 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 1.6-liter turbocharged four (201 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 195 lb-ft @ […]

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2020 Range Rover Evoque First Drive – Familiar yet New

The script for the first-gen Range Rover Evoque included downsizing the Discovery luxury experience to a compact size and extending the distinct styling and off-road capability the brand is known for. The first-generation Evoque came in two-door and four-door variants, followed by a two-door cabrio version. The second-gen Evoque follows the original script, but drops […]

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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – Double Take

2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (175 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm; 195 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,500 rpm) Seven-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 26 city / 29 highway / 27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.0 city, 8.0 highway, 8.6 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $28,700 (U.S) / $31,799 (Canada) As Tested: $29,805 (U.S.) / $33,704 […]

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Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks (Part II)

<img data-attachment-id="1668746" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle.png" data-orig-size="1920,1063" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Taurus SE Oxford White" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-450×249.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-610×338.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668746″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-610×338.png” alt=”2019 Ford Taurus SE Oxford White, Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”338″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-610×338.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-75×42.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-450×249.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-768×425.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/vehicle-120×66.png 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>My first installment centered around the neglected, beancounted “heart and soul […]

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited – Long-distance Hauler

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Hybrid 3.6-liter V6 (estimated 260 horsepower) Electrically variable transmission with dual-motor drive 84 MPGe combined/32 MPG combined 2.8 Le/100km. 7.3 city, 7.2 highway, 7.3 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $44,495 (U.S) / $58,940 (Canada) As Tested: $48,580 (U.S.) / $61,775 (Canada) Prices include $1,095 destination charge in the United States […]

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review – The Clock Strikes Van Time

<img data-attachment-id="1667888" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Ford-Transit-Connect-front-quarter-e1554391156672.jpg" data-orig-size="2763,1842" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1551507521","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"92","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.076923076923077","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Transit Connect front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Ford-Transit-Connect-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Ford-Transit-Connect-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667888 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Ford-Transit-Connect-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Ford Transit Connect front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon LWB 2.0-liter inline four (150 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 144 […]

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2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Review – A Peculiar Development in Big Sedan Land

<img data-attachment-id="1667722" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Lexus-LS-500-front-quarter-e1554306386485.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1551092777","copyright":"","focal_length":"95","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Lexus LS 500 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Lexus-LS-500-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Lexus-LS-500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667722 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Lexus-LS-500-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Lexus LS 500 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Lexus LS 500 F- Sport 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (416 hp @ 6000 rpm, 442 lb/ft. @ 1600 rpm) […]

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2019 Jetta GLI First Drive – Jetta, Enhanced

Volkswagen’s latest iteration of the Jetta is a well-rounded commuter car, but a tad boring. VW had an easy fix for that in mind – just implant the heart of the GTI hot hatch along with some Golf R bits. Boom, instant sports sedan. There’s been a GLI version of the Jetta since 1984, and […]

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2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive – Getting What You Asked For

Jeep engineers and PR folks wasted no time in telling media, assembled in Sacramento to drive the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-size pickup, that this truck is more than just a Wrangler with a pickup bed slapped on the back. Technically speaking, it’s true — there are key mechanical and structural differences. So no one […]

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Review – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Think of an occasion in which something really good appeared in a place where it was underappreciated. A fantastic steak at the downtown greasy spoon, perhaps? Beautiful new windows installed in a student rental house? My writing on this website? Wait, I wasn’t supposed to say that last one out loud… Buried in the mire […]

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2019 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review – Style, Substance

<img data-attachment-id="1667378" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Mazda-CX-9-front-quarter-e1553786343244.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1550303735","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"105","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-9 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Mazda-CX-9-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Mazda-CX-9-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667378 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Mazda-CX-9-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda CX-9 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four (227 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 310 lb-ft @ 2,000 […]

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2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down

<img data-attachment-id="1666982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553526723822.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1553261193","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.0018050541516245","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3 AWD" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″>Earlier this year, Mazda showed off its all-new 3 sedan in Los Angeles. The new compact’s intent is to impress a revised, upscale image on the brand. While the 3 delivered in quality, […]

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2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country

2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Turbocharged 2.4-liter horizontally opposed inline-four (260 hp @ 5600 rpm; 277 lb-ft @ 2000-4800 rpm) Continuously-variable transmission, all-wheel drive 22 city / 26 highway / 20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.6 city / 9.0 highway / 10.4 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 15.7 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $45,670 US / $51,895 […]

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2018 Lexus NX 300h Review – In the Eye of the Beholder

  <img data-attachment-id="1666092" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-e1553010994911.jpg" data-orig-size="2917,1945" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1547276413","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"75","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Lexus NX 300h front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666092 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Lexus-NX-300h-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Lexus NX 300h front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> 2018 Lexus NX 300h 2.5-liter hybrid inline-four (194 total system hp) Continuously-variable transmission, all-wheel drive […]

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Review – Hope

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE 2.0-liter inline-four, dual overhead cam (168 hp @ 6,600 rpm, 151 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm) Continuously-variable transmission, front-wheel drive 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 7.5 city / 5.8 highway / 6.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 37.8 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $22,010 US / […]

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 (250 horsepower @ 3,250 rpm; 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm) Ten-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 20 city / 22 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.8 city, 9.3 highway, 10.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $58,210 (U.S) / $69,129 (Canada) As Tested: $70,375 (U.S.) […]

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