Automotive Reviews

Each issue we feature an automotive review of some of the latest in transportation — see the newest cars and trucks available in the West Sound. These reviews are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

2018 Run to the Sun Awards

2018 Run to the Sun Awards

The Northwest Automotive Press Association named the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the Northwest’s Most Fun to Drive Vehicle in its annual Run to the Sun performance car and convertible event. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio impressed the participating journalists with its powerful engine, … read more

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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2016 Chevy Malibu — Among the Best Midsized Sedans

Model Tested: 2016 Chevy Malibu 2LZ Engine: 2-liter, turbocharged, DOHC 4-cylinder Transmission: 8-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 33/highway, 26/combined Base Price: $30,920 As Tested: $34,285 Overview: The 2016 Chevy Malibu, with its attractive new design and entirely new body structure, was a finalist … read more

2016 Honda Civic
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2016 Honda Civic — The All-New Game Changer

Model Tested: 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T 4D Touring Engine: 1.5-liter, DOHC 16-valve direct injection, turbocharged 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) EPA Ratings: 31/city, 42/highway, 35/combined Base Price: $26,500 As Tested: $27,335 Overview: The all-new, 10th generation 2016 Honda Civic is the comeback … read more

2016 Volvo XC90
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2016 Volvo XC90 — Volvo’s Second-Generation AWD Luxury SUV

Model Tested: 2016 Volvo XC90 AWD R-Design Engine: 2-liter, supercharged, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder Transmission: 8-speed Geartronic automatic EPA Ratings: 20/city, 28/highway, 23/combined Base Price: $49,800 As Tested: $67,155 Overview: The 2016 Volvo XC90 is the first redesign of the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker’s flagship … read more

2016 Nissan Titan XD
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2016 Nissan Titan XD — The Latest Neighborhood Bully

Model Tested: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X 4WD Engine: 5-liter V-8 Cummins turbo diesel Transmission: Aisin six-speed automatic EPA Ratings: Not required for this vehicle Base Price: $50,970 As Tested: $58,165 Overview: There’s been a lot of buzz about the all-new 2016 Nissan … read more

2016 Honda Accord
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2016 Honda Accord — Value-Priced Sportiness

Model Tested: 2016 Honda Accord EX-L, two-door Engine: 3.5-liter SOHC, 24-valve iTech V-6 Transmission: Six-speed manual EPA Ratings: 18/city, 28/highway, 22/combined Base Price: $30,925 As Tested: $31,745 Overview: For 2016, the Accord gets minor styling revisions and additional safety features. The EX-L two-door … read more

2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Ford Explorer — Has It Really Been 25 Years?

Model Tested: 2016 Ford Explorer, 4WD Platinum Edition Engine: 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 Transmission: Six-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 16/city, 22/highway,18/combined Base Price: $52,970 As Tested: $54,760 Overview: Think time doesn’t fly? The 2016 Ford Explorer is the 25th anniversary model. This Explorer is 24 … read more

2016 Ford Mustang
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2016 Ford Mustang — Classic Muscle Car Redefined

Model Tested: 2016 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Engine: 5.2-liter, TI-VCT 8-cylinder Transmission: 6-speed manual EPA Ratings: 15/city, 25/highway, 19/combined Base Price: $36,395 As Tested: $42,275 Overview: After a major remake last year, 2016 is the second year of the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. Upgrades … read more

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