TOYOTA AVALON TRD 2020 QUICK TAKES
The Avalon TRD model is designed to stand apart with striking aero elements, edgier design and aggressive stance. Red pinstriping, red-painted brake calipers, and red TRD badging complete the road-hungry look. The Avalon TRD is available in Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic. Its cabin features Black Sport SofTex-trimmed heated front seats with Ultra-suede inserts and red accents. Every TRD edition vehicle is also committed to authentic performance improvement. Powered by Toyota’s renowned 301 horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V6 engine teamed to an 8-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and paddle shifters. The V6 exhales through a specially tuned TRD cat-back dual exhaust, giving both models a throatier idle and acceleration sound. Now, TRD is challenging established sports sedans with the 2020 Camry and Avalon TRD models.
2020 CADILLAC CT5 V TEST DRIVE BY CAR CRITIC STEVE HAMMES. Cadillac’s car lineup has been reduced to 2 all-new models, the compact-sized CT4 and this; the midsize CT5, both available in mid-performance models Cadillac refers to as V-Series.
With a twin-turbo V6, MagneRide suspension, Brembo front brakes, an electronic limited slip differential, V Drive Mode, Launch Control and Performance Traction Management, this V-Series injects enough raciness into the CT5 to satisfy all but the most demanding drivers. And for them, the Blackwing variant arrives next summer.
2020 Buick Encore GX Essence Review By Car Critic Steve Hammes. As Buick continues their transition away from cars to a premium SUV brand, they’ve got more slots to fill between Encore and Enclave and this new Encore GX takes up residence on the smaller side, capitalizing on their most popular nameplate. The Encore GX should do very well for Buick. Imported from Korea along with its Chevy Trailblazer counterpart, the GX is on sale now. MSRP as-tested: $33,465 https://testdrivenow.com/2020-buick-encore-gx-essence/
Just when the Kona thought it had the small end of Hyundai’s SUV lineup all to itself in comes its newborn little sibling; this is the all-new 2020 Venue. As long as you’re cool with the looks, the Venue would make for a great first new car, a city runabout or an everyday quasi-SUV for those on a budget. MSRP as-tested: $23,425 2020 Hyundai Venue Review https://testdrivenow.com/2020-hyundai-venue/
GMC Terrain Diesel 2018 Video Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes So you’re thinking about a compact crossover but you’re also thinking diesel. Well, the all-new GMC Terrain is offering just that. The Terrain has been a huge hit for…