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JR Chocco

Car fanatic journalist living in the PNW covering all things automotive.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Review: From Dinosaur to Debutante

2022 Lexus LX 600 Review

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is better in every way with a newfound third row. The redesigned LX 600 is a three-row SUV that can seat five or seven passengers, or just four in the new Ultra Luxury grade. It competes with everything from the Infiniti QX80 to the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and BMW X7. The full-size SUV gets...

2023 Acura Integra Review: Reviving a Legend

2023 Acura Integra Review

The 2023 Acura Integra offers more versatility and better handling than the related Honda Civic Si. Dusting off a nameplate last used in the early 2000s, Acura resurrects the Integra as a five-door hatchback. It shares many mechanicals with the Honda Civic Si, but rivals range from the Volkswagen GTI to the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe. The Integra marks a...

2022 Audi A6 allroad Review: All the SUV you need

For the sedan and wagon faithful, the 2022 Audi A6 offers a tremendous amount of performance, comfort, luxury, and technology. Audi affixes A6, and S6 or RS 6, badges to a variety of mid-size luxury sedans and wagons, each with its own personality. Shop these cars against the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, plus the Tesla Model S. The...

2022 Honda Civic Si Review: Smiles for Miles

2022 Honda Civic Si Review

The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains. The Civic is one of the bestselling and best-known compact cars on the planet. Emerging now in sedan and hatchback body styles, it’s offered as a Civic LX, Sport, EX, or Touring. The hatchback swaps the EX trim for EX-L, and the Touring for...

2022 Toyota Sienna Review: Efficient Style

2022 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2022 Toyota Sienna is an impressive minivan worthy of a place on any family’s shopping list. The Sienna is a spacious, family-oriented minivan that competes against the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Kia Carnival. With its standard hybrid powertrain, the Sienna is a frugal, if not exactly fast, choice with a plush ride, decent seats, and the flexibility...

2022 Hyundai Kona Review: The Original Cute-Ute

2022 Hyundai Kona Review

The addition of the sporty N-Line and N models make the Kona more fun. The Hyundai Kona is a small crossover that offers a wide range of models, from the high-performance Kona N to the value-minded Kona. It competes against other small crossovers like the Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V, and Subaru Crosstrek. The Kona earns top marks on the...

2022 Hyundai Tucson Review: Catapulting to the Top

2022 Hyundai Tucson Review

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects. The Tucson is a five-seat compact crossover that has been completely redesigned for 2022 to better compete in automotive’s most hotly contested segment. It competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Nissan Rogue. The redesigned 2022 Tucson comes out swinging, due to strong technology...

2022 Toyota Tacoma Review: The Everlasting Truck

2022 Toyota Tacoma Review

For off-road enthusiasts, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma’s popularity is easy to justify, especially in off-roady TRD forms. The Tacoma is a popular mid-size pickup truck, and it squares off against the Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger, and Jeep Gladiator. The Tacoma may be the top-selling mid-size truck in the U.S., but that doesn’t make it the best at anything. Instead,...

2022 Volkswagen Taos Review: A Winning First

2022 Volkswagen Taos Review

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match. The Taos is a five-seat crossover making its debut for the 2022 model year. It slots in below the plus-sized Tiguan but the two could be mistaken with VW’s conservative styling approach. The Taos offers a much more spacious interior...

2022 Audi e-tron GT Review: The Deafening Sound of Electrical Excellence

2022 Audi e-tron GT Review

Audi’s e-tron GT is a sublime cruiser, chewing up miles between charges in comfort and class. The e-tron GT is a sleek electric vehicle that doubles as a grand tourer and a performance car. It competes against a range of luxury electrics such as the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, and the forthcoming BMW i4. If you need to...