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!

2015 Kia Soul EV
2015 Kia Soul EV

Fun Goes Electric

By now, just about every mainstream auto manufacturer has introduced an electric vehicle (EV). The latest in this parade is Korean automaker Kia, which recently debuted an EV version of its charmingly hip, offbeat Soul crossover. Although totally electric cars make up a … read more

2014 Toyota Tundra 1794
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794

Unparalleled Luxury in a Tough Truck

The full-size 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup features evolutionary styling, with most of its body panels sporting a new look, while offering realistic work capability and legendary Toyota reliability and durability. There are three engine choices, three cabs, three bed sizes and five trim … read more

2014 Toyota Prius V
2014 Toyota Prius V

The Original Hybrid Still Tops the Charts

After 12 years and more than 3 million vehicles sold worldwide — half of them in the United States — the venerable Toyota Prius remains the most popular hybrid vehicle on the planet. Now in its third generation, the Prius first debuted in … read more

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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