2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD – A Cut Above

The Toyota Highlander represents an SUV for those of us who don’t necessarily want to drive a serious off-roader everyday. Normal folks who don’t need 4×4 capability for the commute to their nine-to-five, and don’t have to drive down fire roads out of the hills to fetch groceries from town.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R – The R is for RIOT!

In a previous article, I said the 2017 Civic Si could be the best Civic yet. That was before I drove the 2018 Type R. This car is hysterically fun to drive without sacrificing practicality.

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE – Toyota Redefines The Camry

Before driving it, I had preconceptions of what a Camry was. Terms like dependable, practical, and reliable come to mind. Those are all good things, but exciting and fun? Not really. I was expecting plain vanilla ice cream. But what I got was bananas flambe.

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2017 Lexus NX300h – Entry Level Luxury Aimed at the Ladies

With every new review I try and follow the sage advice a veteran motor journalist once offered me. That is, discover what a vehicle is trying to tell me and share that with audience. After deliberation, I believe the Lexus NX300 is telling us that it wants to get home in time for the Murder She Wrote marathon.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Platinum – Toyota’s Likable Mid-Market Crossover

Love them or loathe them, crossovers sell. They’re the right size for a lot of folks, they’re relatively capable and efficient.It’s a winning recipe, which is why practically all manufacturers have at least one offering in the segment. With all those options how is one to ever determine the best of them?  

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2017 Lexus IS 200t F Sport – A Beautiful, Boosted Bummer

This year Lexus didn’t change up the recipe too much for their IS series. They added large fighter jet style scoops on either side of the grille and a 10.25 inch screen in the dash. But the real appeal is a clever 241 horsepower 2.0L turbo-charged four cylinder.

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2017 Honda Civic Si HPT – Possibly The Best Civic Yet

The latest iteration Honda’s venerable Civic might be the best yet. To the chagrin of fanboys everywhere, this Si marks a departure from the much-loved VTEC valve train. Honda opted instead to turbo-charge the four banger in their hot Civic. How does the new Si stack up?

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