Posts tagged "awd"

2017 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Dynamic - Unapologetic Nordic Sports Sedan Zag - Quick Review

2017 Volvo S60 T5 AWD: A "Passion Red" "Svelte Swede" zags against zigging Teutonic compact executive sedans. <br> <br> Now re-connected with all-wheel drive, this amply safety & driver assist endowed S60 T5 Dynamic is priced at $44,195. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) Perhaps from the influence of the fjords (inlets) along the coastline not far from their Gothenburg headquarters, Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo always seems to Zag as their Teutonic rivals Zig; Back in 2013 the brand raised industry eyebrows when... Read more »

2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD - Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Family Haul - Quick Review

2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD exists because many Americans "enjoy" Four Seasons. This Twilight Blue Metallic tester comes fully equipped at $33,080.
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Car and Driver recently culled some data showing that only 8-10% of American buyers of volume family cars demand the greatest possible tractive control afforded by All-Wheel Drive. This despite 52-60% of non-luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles... Read more »

2016 Buick Regal GS AWD - More Confident Than Dad's 4-Door Buick - Quick Review

Crimson Red Tintcoat 2016 Buick Regal GS takes on a more serious tone with late afternoon sun. The German designed, midsize sporty executive sedan is replete with Buick Bling: vertical lower air damn "Fangs", smoked  wide waterfall grille, trademark hood louvers and mirror polished 20"-inch wheels.<br> <br> After a $5900 price drop, front drive models start at just over $34K, with this well contented AWD version at $40,650. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Your father was very fortunate if he was driving a 1967 Buick Skylark Grand Sport coupe back in the day. With its big block 400 ci. OHV V-8, 4-barrel carburetor and 10.25:1 compression, making 340 gross hp and 440... Read more »
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2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad AWD - Affordable Side of 3-Row Crossover Equation - Quick Review

2016 Dodge Journey: The most affordable 3-Row All-Wheel Drive Crossover Utility vehicle sold in America starts at $26,195. <br> <br> This sporty-themed Redline 2-Coat Pearl Crosstour Plus model, including leather seating and GPS navigation, lists for $34,360.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * “3-Row” Crossovers Utility Vehicles have become the darling of American family conveyances. They bridge that sweet spot between the gargantuaness of unwieldy, full-size light truck based Sport Utility Vehicles and the soccer-parent piloted Family Van. So much has consumer affection grown for the... Read more »

2015 Infiniti Q50S AWD & 2015 Lexus IS350 F-Sport AWD - Sushi Instead of Spaetzle Sport Sedans - DHS Comparison Review, Video

Had enough "3-Series Spaetzle?" How about trying this Sushi compact luxury Sport Sedan duo, instead?<br> <br> (TOP) 2015 Infiniti Q50S All-Wheel Drive<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2015 Lexus IS350 F-Sport All-Wheel Drive <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – “Drive…He Said” now interrupts your regularly scheduled BMW 3-Series “Kool-Aid” programming. With some spicy rear-drive platform compact luxury sport sedans from the land of Wasabi. Spindled: You either love it or hate it.... Read more »

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD - Leaps and Bounds Into Act II - Review

Re-birthed 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L luxury executive sedan in a "caliente" Pamplona Red. Starting at $38,000, when only rear-wheel driven, this fully loaded all-wheel driven sample runs $52,450.
One fine spring morning, in a valley nestled in America’s Dairyland, but for the eau of cattle generated methane, peacefulness reigned. Then came engine thunder and parting of air, courtesy of an all new luxury executive sedan bolting over the crest of a hill, through a steep corkscrew dip. Quick double-tugs on  the steering wheel... Read more »
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2013 Mazda CX-5 - Domo Arigato, for the Kodo

The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5, already on sale in 2012.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mazda recently introduced to North America its all-new 2013 CX-5 Skyactiv-G compact crossover activity vehicle. The new design theme is called “Kodo,”  which is Japanese for “Soul of Motion.” We’ll give it that,... Read more »