Monthly Archives: September 2020

The first-ever Mazda CX-30 pushes the affordable luxury envelope

2020 Mazda CX-30 AWD with Premium Package
MSRP: $29,600 ($31,670 as tested)
2.5L 4CYL, 186HP, 186PF, AWD

Editor’s note: We tested this vehicle in April 2020. We initially delayed publishing the review due to issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, but we hope you enjoy it now.

We were privileged to be one of the first media groups to review the first-ever Mazda CX-30. This 2020 model went on the market in the UK in December 2019, and in North America in January 2020. Three months later, Toyota loaned us a copy for a week, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Continue reading

Is the 2020 Land Cruiser a beauty or a beast?

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD

Color: Blue Onyx Pearl (ext.), Beige (int.)

MSRP: $85K ($89K as tested)

Engine: 5.7L V8, 381 HP, 401 Lb.-Ft.

Just over 70 years ago, Toyota rolled out the first-ever Land Cruiser. I wasn’t around at the time, but I’m guessing people were ready to stick it in the mud at first sight. It looked like a truck kind of thing. It looked rough and ready for off-roading.

From what I understand, it did not disappoint. Continue reading