Category: First Drive

Putting the coolest new whips to the test around the country

2021 Mazda CX-30: Distinct Crossover with Adventure and Edge

2020 Mazda CX-30

The 2021 CX-30 2.5 S marries sporty and soulful offering its own Select, 2.5 S Preferred and 2.5 S Premium models. What’s so amazing about the new CX-30 is that it offers as much as some high-end crossover, like leatherette seating, efficient powertrain, big 8-inch infotainment touchscreen inside, big wheels and abundant safety features starting at less than $25k.

First Drive – 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum Max is in a Lane of its Own

2020 Ford Expedition Platinum

At a base $79k, the Ford Expedition, with its 8-passenger capability chromed-out character outside and superior functionality and luxury inside is a in a class by itself. Only higher-end SUVs like the Escalade can begin to compete. We reviewed the top-of-the-line 2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum wide, stout and slick adorned with chromed inside and out. Not only did the 2020 Expedition turn heads it made Motorsports Correspondent Daryl want to trade in his H2.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited Gives its Segment Fresh Flair

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Now under the Sensuous Sportiness design language the Sonata has a new identity, low slung with a sporty nose, big grille and muscle lines all around. The rear wing adds more sporty flair and aids spectacular aerodynamics. In the hood deep muscle lines enhanced by a chrome strip make the whip look like a premium sports car – like an Aston Martin or Jaguar

We’ve already seen the new 2020 Sonata all over Chicago .

First Drive – 2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Palisade

In a big city like Chicago, the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride can be spotted on the streets every hour, affirming their popularity in the Midwest. Editor Sommer and Motorsports Correspondent Daryl compare notes from their illustrious first drive reviews with the 2020 Kia Telluride SX V6 AWD and the 2020 Palisade SEL AWD to see which a lux lover and a sports-toy fiend would put on top.