Introducing Mazda’s 2020 CX-30 GT AWD

Mazda shrewdly fills a hole in their lineup

Words by: Adam Allen

SUVs are taking over the world.

It certainly seems that way. The prognosis for the longevity of the humble sedan gets less rosy with each year and buyers continue to thumb their noses at the superior handling, equally practical and more fuel-efficient vehicle type than their higher

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This is it: Your 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature Skyactiv-D

Words by: Adam Allen

No, your eyes don’t deceive you- a Mazda CX-5 once again is the subject of a thorough poking and prodding courtesy of the Carpages Garage. We insist that this time it’s different, having brought you detailed once-overs of the models equipped with the gasoline powerplants available in this perennially excellent SUV in the past.

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Fast Take: 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

Unless you live in Yelapa, Mexico- or anywhere else in the world where cars do not ply the streets whatsoever- you know what this is. That’s because the Honda CR-V is exceedingly popular all over North America and has become a best seller for Honda. In the fall of 2019, the

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2020 Acura ILX A-Spec

A modern take on the beloved Integra?

Words by: Adam Allen

Turbos? No. Is all-wheel drive on the menu? Negative. Surely there’s a performance bump in A-Spec trim? Sorry, but no. What about an option for a manual gearbox? Ha-ha, that’s cute. So…tell us why
anyone would buy this?

It pains us to say it, but the Acura ILX is

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2020 Honda Passport Touring

Honda revives a name from its past; we like the results

Words by: Adam Allen

So, Honda has reintroduced the Passport nameplate, which sounds better than Government Sanctioned Travel Document.

It can’t be denied that ‘Passport’ rolls of the tongue much easier than its clunker counterpart. Those of you who may have plied the roads within the United States

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2020 Mercedes Benz GLE 450 4MATIC

23 years later, Mercedes Benz’s newest
GLE captures the magic of the pioneering ML320

Words by: Adam Allen

Looks like we’re in for trip down memory lane.

History is fun! You might recall that back in 1997 when Mercedes Benz introduced the world to its groundbreaking ML-Class, SUV’s were not new. At that point the nascent luxury SUV was only

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2020 Kia Soul GT Line Limited

We discover some truths while peering deep into Kia’s new Soul

Words by: Adam Allen

Soul Truth #1: Don’t mess with success.

The Soul has been an unmitigated smash hit for Kia- they’ve moved over one million of the things since they first hit showrooms a decade ago. When you strike sales gold like this, being careful with the launch of

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Fast Take: 2019 Kia Stinger GT 20th Anniversary

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

Regular patrons of the Carpages Garage establishment will recognize this as the Kia Stinger from a couple of summers ago when we flogged one for the first time, except that this one is painted in a fetching shade of Ghost Grey and is a special 20th Anniversary model. It’s an homage to

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2020 Kia Sedona SX Tech

Kia would like to remind you that our 3-row SUV simply can’t compete with a minivan for family supremacy

Words by: Adam Allen

Attention Families: Your three-row SUV is not fooling anyone.

We get it- you don’t want to drive what your parents did, and if you call yourself a child of the late 80’s /early 90’s you likely

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2020 Ford Escape SEL AWD

No, Ford won’t sell you a sedan; but
they’d like you to check out the completely redesigned Escape

Words by: Adam Allen

No more sedans…is this for real, Ford?

This isn’t news but it still hasn’t completely sunk in for us- Ford will no longer offer sedans as part of its product portfolio. That’s right folks- the company that put

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