2019 Volvo XC90 T8, a turbocharged supercharged plug-in hybrid. This is the flaghship SUV from 5 years ago that set the tone and building block for their new design language for all vehicles to come after. This year the XC90 has a bigger battery for a longer EV range. The base AWD models get heated seats and four-zone climate control.
Infiniti’s QX60 has the standard qualities for hauling families over long distances with it’s quiet, smooth, comfortable and roomy cabin. It does it’s job to keep passengers feeling comfy. If you don’t need the modern tech or sporty driving dynamics like in the rival vehicles then this may be the ride for you.
2019 Mercedes AMG E53 Coupe is the first ever hybrid AMG along with the CLS53 which we recently took a look at. It is also the first E class AMG with no B pillars! They have no competition in the luxury space as they’re the only ones that sell a 2 door in the midsize segment in this price range
2019 Mercedes AMG CLS53 which replaces the old V8 with an advanced 6 cylinder inline engine accompanied with an electric motor that goes in between the engine and transmission. It is the first time AMG builds a mild hybrid powertrain.
Nissan’s 2019 Rogue may not be particularly fun, but it is a family friendly option that’s full of safety tech, comfort and quiet. It’s measurements are just right. It’s small enough to make it easy to park in the city but still big and comfortable enough to carry people and cargo on a road trip with ease!
Although the Qashqai has been around in Europe for a long time it is only in it’s 3rd year in North America. It has quickly risen to be Nissan’s second best selling model. For 2019 Nissan adds ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous technology, Nissan Safety Shield 360 and standard Apple Car Play & Android Auto.
Hyundai’s 2019 Santa Fe is redesigned with an all new interior and exterior look. Bold in style and big on safety. The Santa Fe comes with an abundant amount of safety features that come standard with all trim.
What’s not to love when you have 400 HP? Infiniti’s 2019 Q50 has so much “F U” power and torque for it’s class. On the highways you’ll have no problem overtaking most cars, including the competitors in the class.
All new to 2019, the Genesis G70 which recently won North American Car of the Year. Up till now the value options from non European brands always felt a step lower but the G70 really bridges the gap for consumers to get a high quality premium product for a great price.
Infiniti has gone back to the drawing board and completely re-designed the QX50 to have high practicality and efficiency. Under the hood is the world’s first 4 cylinder engine that can mechanically vary it’s compression ratio. What that means is the engine can operate in a mode where it’s very efficiency, and then it can switch modes later to optimize for performance.
For this week’s review we’ve gotten our hands on the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium. Ford has given the Edge a refreshed look. The Sport trim is now gone but replacing it is the ST trim which comes with an exclusive Twin Turbo V6 engine borrowed from the Lincoln Nautilus. All Edge models now come standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assist features, and 8 speed automatic transmission.
BMW’s 430i Gran Coupe is a sleek and handsome 4 door with a practical hatchback trunk with a well bit interior and it’s infotainment system is top class despite not having Android Auto support. The 4 series comes in 3 body variants, Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe that all boast a strong performance regardless of being a 4 cylinder engine.
We take look at my very first BMW, the 2018 X3 xDrive 30i. The X3 is one of the best selling BMWs in North America. In 2018, is an all new model of the X3 that’s been redesigned from the ground up despite looking very similar to previous generations.
Nissan knows a thing about building crossovers. I don’t think I have come across another brand that has so many vehicles in their crossover line up! (Kicks, Qashqai, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada) The Qashqai is new to North America in 2017.
Back in 2010, Nissan started the EV movement! They may not have created the first electric vehicle but none really stuck around like the Leaf. For 2018, Nissan has redesigned the Leaf to look more like the rest of the cars in their line up and more like a normal looking car.