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2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 Z51

By Duane Pemberton / May 2, 2022

CHATTANOOGA, TN — The 2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 continues to be refined and offers incredible performance for the money. For as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time), the Chevrolet Corvette has been referred to as the “poor man’s Ferrari”. Year after year, decade after decade, the […]

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2022 Grand Wagoneer

By Duane Pemberton / April 27, 2022

The Wagoneer might instill images of a Jeep family SUV from years gone by, but it has been revived as its own luxury brand of SUV. Last year, we saw the release of its ultra-luxury SUV dubbed the Grand Wagoneer with no Jeep moniker on it. While many of us […]

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2022 GMC Terrain AT4

By Duane Pemberton / April 24, 2022

GMC hasn’t slowed down a bit with keeping pace in the highly competitive SUV market. Its 2022 Terrain AT4 ramps things up with some beefy tires, rugged looks, and some nice amenities. GMC did a refresh for 2022 which includes a new bumper and front grille, LED headlights, new 18 […]

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2022 Kia Stinger GT2

By Duane Pemberton / April 22, 2022

Chattanooga, TN – Kia has made some nice refinements to the Stinger. When this car first came out back in 2018, it started turning heads and winning the hearts of many. For the first time, we saw Kia release a vehicle that cemented its commitment to performance. Consequently, it also […]

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Edition

By Duane Pemberton / February 24, 2022

In 1983, Volkswagen introduced its first Golf GTI, this new Mark 8 version for 2022 is fun to drive and offers more than ever. It has had a very loyal following for decades. Thanks to the modding community and folks who simply love to drive small, fun cars, the GTI […]

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2022 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

By Duane Pemberton / February 24, 2022

The 2022 Prius Prime is here and is a plug-in hybrid. Toyota has been an industry-leading champion of Hybrid technology for over two decades. Its Prius is the best-selling hybrid of all time and it’s showing no hints of slowing down. Its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is augmented with an 8.8KWh […]

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Driven: 2022 Kia Telluride SX AWD

By Duane Pemberton / February 17, 2022

The 2022 KIA Telluride is here, looking to continue KIA’s plethora of industry awards since its release a few short years ago. Not only is it arguably one of the best-looking SUVs in its segment, it offers tech, power and other goodness that all add-up to a great SUV. For […]

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Is The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Sports Sedan Better Than The Germans?

By Duane Pemberton / February 16, 2022

In an effort to both showcase its heritage as a championship-winning racing brand and to lure would-be German sport sedan buyers, Cadillac has unleashed the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing. One glance at this new performance sedan, and you can quickly see why it carries the Blackwing moniker. Only 250 of these […]

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2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph Luxury SUV

By Duane Pemberton / February 4, 2022

Infiniti has gone through a nice overhaul these past couple of years with its design language and the QX60 is the final vehicle to see those benefits. This large, three-row SUV seats 7, hauls up to 6,000 pounds and has a starting price tag of $46,785. Our test model, the […]

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2022 Kia EV6 – First Look

By Duane Pemberton / February 2, 2022

On the heels of the Hyundai Ioniq5 comes KIA and its EV6 electronic SUV that’s poised to shake up the market with great looks, great tech, and an excellent driving experience. Tesla should be worried. There are two different models that we recently drove while in Sonoma, California. The Light […]

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2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 details and Interview with Shad Balch

By Duane Pemberton / December 27, 2021

The C8 Corvette is about to get a new version, the 2023 ZO6. While Chevrolet dealers are already taking orders, we don’t expect to see them hit the showrooms until the mid-summer of 2022. This upgraded model harnesses insane power and handling, once left to sport’s cars costing 2-4 times […]

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2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS

By Duane Pemberton / December 21, 2021

Mercedes Benz is redefining the past while paving a new way into the future with the all-new Mercedes-AMG EQS, the first fully electric vehicle from AMG. Outside of some cosmetic changes, such as the new “drill design” 21-inch or 22-inch wheels, there’s also a large rear spoiler.  Quicking moving to […]

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First look: 2023 Toyota bZ4X all electric SUV

By Duane Pemberton / December 16, 2021

Toyota is releasing a full EV SUV for the 2023 model year. Named about as odd as the name of Elon Musks’ son, the Toyota bZ4X is already creating some buzz. Toyota’s ambition is to be “carbon neutral by 2050” and it feels this kind of move is the right […]

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N – review

By Duane Pemberton / December 15, 2021

Hyundai continues to push the envelope with what consumers expect from its products for a long time now — and this 2022 Elantra N model keeps that pace. Hyundai first launched its “N” performance line a few years ago as a moniker that consumers know means performance. It does come […]

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2021 BMW M440i Convertible – Review

By Duane Pemberton / December 13, 2021

Unfortunately, the convertible segment seems to be shrinking but fortunately we still have this new 2021 BMW M440i. This car is good for performance and for comfortable touring. It’s packed full of features and technology as well.  BMW uses the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder that has twin-turbos slapped on it […]

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xE Rubicon

By Duane Pemberton / December 3, 2021

By Duane Pemberton For most Jeep owners, the brand and the vehicle are a way of life. There’s a certain cult-like following that the brand has garnered over the past several decades. You’ll see it as other Jeep drivers give you a two-finger wave from their steering wheel hand as […]

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ presents a solid sports car value

By Duane Pemberton / November 30, 2021

For 2022, Subaru has made some welcomed changes to its BRZ. This includes more power, better exterior design as well as some inside. It competes directly with the Mazda MX-5, Toyota 86 and Mini Cooper.  Its engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine co-developed by Toyota. It’s good for 228 […]

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GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV is making quite the buzz, we tell you why

By Duane Pemberton / November 17, 2021

Ever since the original Humvee was released decades ago, there’s been a loyal fanbase to the Hummer brand and vehicles. GMC is poised to release it with this moniker, the Hummer EV will come in the form of a SUV and or with a 5-foot bed for a pick-up configuration. […]

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2021 Ford Explorer XLT offers a tough appearance and plenty of power

By Duane Pemberton / October 15, 2021

Ford first popularized the SUV market with the debut of its original Explorer over 20 years ago. There’s a reason why it continues to be a great-seller for Ford and its 2021 Explorer XLT looks to continue this trend.  Starting under the hood of this XLT trim level, you’ll find […]

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Toyota’s 2022 Corolla Cross is a potent little SUV

By Duane Pemberton / October 11, 2021

With the compact SUV market on fire, it’s of little surprise to see Toyota make a move with its new 2022 Corolla Cross. This all-new SUV based on the popular Corolla brand, slots itself right between the C-HR and Rav4 in terms of size.  The Corolla Cross has a very […]

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Almost a RAPTOR? | The 2021 Ford Ranger TREMOR

By Duane Pemberton / October 9, 2021

By Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Ford’s Ranger was reborn a couple of years ago and is now better than ever. The new Ranger Tremor Off-Road is a Supercrew cab pick-up that comes with standard 4×4 and goes beyond the FX4 Off-Road package. Powertrain: Powering this truck is a 2.3-liter […]

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2021 Mercedes Benz E450 | Solid performance and luxury abound

By Duane Pemberton / September 23, 2021

Hybrid technology has really taken off over the last several years and for good reason. The 2021 E450 is the latest from Mercedes Benz that underscores its commitment to both hybrid and EV vehicles. There’s quite a bit of new, impressive technology upgrades in this 2021 model, so let’s dive […]

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2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury Edition

By Duane Pemberton / September 17, 2021

Buffalo, NY — The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is here in a few trim levels but does it live up to the Cadillac brand that evokes thoughts of utmost quality? It’s the brand that General Motors will spare no expense in developing and producing.  We only have a few minor changes […]

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Lexus finally gives us a convertible LC 500

By Duane Pemberton / June 1, 2021

Top down, wind in the hair, sunset blazing and the sweet symphony that is a masterful, naturally aspirated V8 engine. For the 2021 model year, Lexus has finally given us a drop-top grand touring car. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it fast? Quick but not fast. Why does it cost […]

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The 2021 Genesis GV80 AWD Prestige has style, form and posh

By Duane Pemberton / May 4, 2021

Every now and then, there’s a vehicle that sparks a keen interest from auto journalists, everywhere. The Genesis GV80 is one of those. The reason? Simple. It’s the first luxury SUV released under the Genesis moniker and is clearly aimed at taking on the competition, especially those from Germany. From […]

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2021 Acura TLX Advance with SH-AWD

By Duane Pemberton / May 4, 2021

SEATTLE — Even though the sedan market has been shrinking in sales over the last few years, it has allowed the cream to rise to the top. The best sedans, ever, are being built right now. Regardless of who’s making it, there’s never been a better time to be a […]

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Reviewed: Lexus 2021 GX 460 – Dated tech but great off-road

By Duane Pemberton / April 2, 2021

Since Toyota announced the end of its infamous Land Cruiser, die-hard off-roaders should be checking out the Lexus GX 460 as a viable solution. It’s really the only SUV left in the Lexus line-up that’s built for off-roading and has some great aftermarket solutions to really kick it up a […]

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2021 Volkswagen Arteon SE Road Tested and Rated

By Duane Pemberton / March 28, 2021

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 2021 Arteon SE. With competition from the Honda Accord Sport, Nissan Maxima, KIA K5 and the Toyota Camry TRD Pro, I knew it was in a competitive category. Of course, there’s that running joke that it’s the […]

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2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Duane Pemberton / March 26, 2021

With its 2021 RX 350L – Lexus looks to continue its dominance in the luxury crossover SUV segment. For 2021, the entire RX line-up gets an updated interior color scheme called glazed caramel and there’s a new Black Line Special Edition for the F-Sport models as well. There are new […]

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