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JR Chocco

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

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review: The Better UX

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review

The 2020 Lexus UX is a spacious, fuel-efficient crossover SUV with standout styling. Edgy styling isn’t the only thing that makes the 2020 Lexus UX stand out in the fiercely competitive field of luxe-lite small crossovers. The 2020 UX is a strong choice for those with the budget, if not necessarily the garage space, for a pint-size...

2020 BMW X5 Review: The original is still the best

2020 BMW X5 Review

The 2020 BMW X5 is the mid-size luxury SUV that started the class and does everything great. The X5 stands out among exceptional luxury SUVs because it’s never listened to the rest. It set the tone for other luxury SUVs more than two decades ago when it first rolled off the lines in South Carolina and the...

2020 Lexus RC 300 AWD Review: The Refined Coupe

2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts. Sporty, stylish, and with a wild option that’s ready for a racetrack, the 2020 Lexus RC is a reminder that coupes can be compelling choices. This year, the lineup includes RC 300, RC 350, and RC F versions powered by...

2020 Buick Enclave Review: The cosseting family SUV

2020 Buick Enclave Review

The 2020 Buick Enclave is a crossover SUV with a luxurious feel and impressive amenities. With its 2020 Enclave, Buick aims for families looking for an upmarket crossover SUV with three rows of seats. For the most part, the 2020 Enclave hits the bullseye with all-wheel drive and safety options we consider essential for any family. Changes...

2020 Ram 1500 Review: The truck for everyone

2020 Ram 1500 Review

The 2020 Ram 1500 is the luxury car of pickup trucks and one of the strongest in workhorse ones, too. With a wide selection of engine options including mild hybrids and a new turbodiesel, the Ram 1500 can be configured to fit nearly any truck task, while it out does rivals with its handsome tech-forward cabin. For...

2020 Honda Ridgeline Review: If crossovers were trucks

2020 Honda Ridgeline Review

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is a different kind of truck; it’s a truck that’s more comfortable and practical than tougher-duty rivals, but yet still based on a car; a really impressive one. The 2020 Ridgeline is all the pickup truck most buyers will ever really use, and that’s what makes it an outlier in its class. With...

2020 Lexus GX 460 Review: The old school luxury SUV

2020 Lexus GX 460 Review

The 2020 Lexus GX is a rugged luxury SUV for those few who want serious capability in a plush package. The GX 460 is probably the most capable off-roader valet parked in front of a swanky restaurant or an upscale shopping center, at least as long as there are no Range Rovers present. For many buyers, that...

2020 Hyundai Kona Review: The cute capable crossover

2020 Hyundai Kona Review

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is cuteness on wheels, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package. The 2020 Hyundai Kona blends great standard features with all-wheel-drive crossover versatility and capability in a package smaller than the Tucson. Hyundai carries the 2020 Kona over from last year with minimal changes, mostly a few tweaks to...

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: VW’s best seller for a reason

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover SUV that doesn’t chase trends. It’s a conservatively styled, well-proportioned family hauler made a more attractive value this year by the addition of standard collision-avoidance technology. The spacious 2020 Tiguan doesn’t shout for attention. It relies instead on its relatively balanced overall package. It’s a low-stress offering worth including on...

2020 Honda Insight Review: The Prius Conqueror

2020 Honda Insight Review

The 2020 Honda Insight is a fuel-efficient compact sedan that has a secret: it’s among the safest cars on the road and one of the best hybrids available. Efficiency-focused shoppers would do well to consider the 2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan. The small car from Honda returns not only more than 50 mpg combined in most configurations,...