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!

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee All-New for 2014

This year marks the return of the classic Jeep Cherokee nameplate. Retired in 2001, the Cherokee was the dominant yuppie-soccer moms’ SUV of choice in the late 1980s and early ’90s. The all-new Cherokee is totally different. It boasts a pretty fair amount … read more

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza

An All-New Full-Size Flagship Sedan

At the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s (NWAPA) Run To The Sun event last summer, the participating manufacturers pitched their vehicles to the journalists present, with a brief Q&A after each presentation. When Kia came up, I asked if, considering the success of Hyundai’s … read more

2014 Kia Sorento

2014 Kia Sorento: Updated and Reengineered

The popular Kia Sorento, Kia’s flagship SUV, has received a major update for the 2014 model year. It could be viewed as a midcycle refresh, although Kia marketeers are careful not to use the term “all new”: The Sorento sports about 80 percent … read more

2013 Chevy Malibu
2013 Chevy Malibu

Midsize Detroit Iron Every Bit as Good as Camry or Accord

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is all new — inside and out — for 2013. The benefits of its more aerodynamic styling are better fuel efficiency thanks to a drag coefficient of about 0.29 — among the best in the industry — and a … read more

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