2019 Toyota Avalon Touring – A Comfortable, Capable Cruiser

For 2019, Toyota unveiled the latest generation of their largest sedan. Now in its fifth iteration, the Avalon has grown both in proportion and refinement.  The comfortable cruiser came with a touring badge on the back. I knew the only way to cover this car righteously was to tour it. The decision was made, we would have to cruise it to the coast.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 – The Most Luxurious Lexus Ever?

Lexus didn’t pull any punches with the all-new 2018 LS 500. It feels more like a world-class luxury car than any other Lexus I’ve tested and seems to be aimed squarely at its Bavarian rivals. Its exterior is gorgeous, its interior is sumptuous, its twin turbo heart beats out 416 horsepower and it has an extravagant price tag. Does all this add up to the best Lexus yet?

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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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What if Science and Reason Dictated Automotive Design?

Ever notice how hybrid and electric cars, share a similar shape no matter what brand they are? Of course there are exceptions like the Tesla Model S that make efficiency look sexy, but on the whole these cars look like an egg cut longways and dropped onto skinny  tires.

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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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The No Man’s Land Between Driverless And Traditional Cars

We’re living in a weird transitional purgatory between yesterday’s traditional vehicles and driverless cars. Cars are designed to insulate occupants from road and wind noise. A quiet smooth ride is a sweet thing. The bone I have to pick is with being insulated from the experience of driving by invasive technology. Either give me a car that can drive me to the store, or let me get on with it without interfering.

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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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