Tag: first drives

2020 Nissan Sentra First Drive – Back in the Game

I was focusing on the road while piloting the 2020 Nissan Sentra down the canyon roads just outside Los Angeles, yet somehow I didn’t notice the previous-generation Sentra headed in the opposite direction that my drive partner pointed out. In fact, I had a hard time even picturing in my head what the outgoing Sentra […]

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2020 Hyundai Sonata N Line First Drive – Spicy Side Dish

We all have that one friend who puts Tabasco sauce on everything. Even foods that aren’t meant to be spicy are doused – this person has to give their food a kick. Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata N Line is sort of the midsize sedan equivalent of that. I flew to Arizona to test the redesigned 2020 […]

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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat and Scat Pack Widebody First Drive – Family ‘Haul’-er

No one has a need for a large family sedan that produces over 700 horsepower. But I’m glad one exists. Dodge is now offering a wider Charger Hellcat and Scat Pack in a bid to keep reminding us enthusiasts that the Charger’s aging platform may still have plenty of life left in it. Somehow, this […]

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive – To Plug or Not to Plug

The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid faces the same problem as its gas-engined sibling: Styling. That’s the bad news for Ford. The good news is that this particular hybrid doesn’t sacrifice too much of the gas Escape’s fun-to-drive factor in the search for better fuel economy. (Full disclosure: Ford flew me to Louisville, Kentucky and fed […]

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First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Pull a Fast One

In case you haven’t noticed, America’s truck wars are in full swing. Now, more than ever, the Detroit Three are gleefully beating each other over the head with a proverbial chair printed with towing and torque figures. Prodigious power? Sure. Enormous cabins? Yewbetcha. Grilles to the moon? They got ya covered, buddy. Hot on the […]

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