Posts tagged "mid-size"

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 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 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T & 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 - Fortified for Enthusiast Families - Comparison Review

America's Front-drive Family Dragsters: <br> <br> (TOP): 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T well contented, but sans moonroof or Navigation, at $29,510<br> <br> (BOTTOM): 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6, loaded at $35,668 <br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Toyota entered its “Camry” body shell into NASCAR (North American Stock Car Automotive Racing) competition in 2007. Ford since entered a Fusion shell onto the typical NASCAR rear drive chassis with 5.8L V-8... Read more »
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2013 Lexus RX350 F-Sport - Expletive Make-Over of a "Chi-Chi" X-Over - Review

In contemplative thought outside the multi-faith Bahai House of Worship, in Wilmette, Illinois.<br>  <br>Contemplating the value of the $6200 in F-Sport extras of our $51,000 Lexus RX-350 mid-size luxury cross-over utility vehicle.<br>
Lexus likes being the Numero Uno selling luxury car-brand in the good ole U. S. of A. Lexus doesn’t like the ribbing it’s been taking over the years for offerings which isolated rather than communicated. Pampered rather than rewarded. Appending the “F-Sport” designation (derived from the Fuji Raceway in Japan) to the more athletic cars... Read more »

2012 Buick Regal GS - Making Amends with Power Density

As is "de rigeur" for the "creme de le creme" of Buicks, the Regal GS gets hood portholes just aft of the A-pillars. We can live with this "Buick Bling" far more than with the fender located pieces of the past.
In a recent review of the 2012 Buick Regal Turbo we, here at “Drive…He Said,” praised General Motors’ Teutonic (if Canadian assembled) effort at a premium mid sized executive sedan. We gushed over the exterior and the overall high quality of build. We were smitten by a driving enthusiast’s oriented interior, and an electronically adjustable... Read more »

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design - Parked Near Jets

If the [just about to be] recently departed SAAB automobile line was “Born of Jets” (as a former ad campaign proclaimed) we at “Drive…Said” thought it was safe to claim the progeny of the single major surviving Swedish car maker, Volvo, are, “Parked Near Jets“.  We tested our theory with Volvo’s new for 2012 S60... Read more »
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2011 Kia Optima EX GDI - My Side-Mirror Contoller is Better

2011 Kia Optima EX GDI - My Side-Mirror Contoller is Better
Take a look at “Drive…He Said’s” recent entry in response to “Drive, She Said‘s” selection of the 2011 Dodge Durango as having easiest to see and use driver’s door side-mirror controller button. Our award for winning side-mirror controller goes to the 2011 Kia Optima EX mid-size sedan. Kia even goes so far to set the... Read more »