2018 BMW 740e xDrive Sedan

The DJ’s at Pirate Radio FM 104.7 (George “Elvis” Gray on this occasion) looked over the BMW for an analysis/opinion:

All wheel drive – Megellan Gray metallic paint – Black Dakota leather trim – 5 passenger – 206.6” long, 2.5” longer than a Chevy Traverse – Weighs 4,740 lbs.  Panoramic dual (one power) moon roof(s) – 14 cubic ft. of trunk space – 0 to 60mph in 5.1 seconds – Backup camera, around view camera, navigation, auto braking, and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Harman/Karden stereo   10 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with 326 horsepower, counting electric motors – Eight speed automatic transmission   $99,845.00  list price – Built in Dingolfing, Germany – 340 miles of range, 27 mpg combined – 12.1 gallon tank – goes 25 miles on full electric charge

 

 

 

 

2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Pirate Radio review during the Morning Show with Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray: 

All-wheel drive – Caspian Blue metallic paint – Platinum Reserve quilted tan leather trim – 5 passenger – 185” long like a Subaru Forester – Weighs 3,660 lbs. – Panoramic power moon roof – 39.3 cubic ft. of cargo room behind back seat (70 with seat folded) – 0 to 60mph in 9 seconds – Backup camera, navigation, auto braking, and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Bose stereo   9 speakers – 7” touchscreen – 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with 170 horsepower   CVT automatic transmission – Bridgestone Ecopia HL422+ 225/55R19 radials – $36,520.00  list price        Built in Los Angeles – 464 miles of range, 25 mpg city, and 32 mpg highway – 14.5 gallon tank

2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring SUV

“Stu’s Reviews” at Pirate FM Radio 104.7 – Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray on the Morning Show:

Symmetrical four wheel drive – Dk. Blue Pearl metallic paint – Jet black leather trim 5 passenger – 190” long – Weighs 3,902 lbs. – 8.7” of ground clearance – 35.5 cubic ft. of cargo room behind back seat – 0 to 60mph in 6.9 seconds – Backup camera, navigation, auto braking, and cruise control   XM/AM/FM Subaru stereo – 10 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 3.6 liter 6 cylinder horizontal engine with 256 horsepower – CVT automatic transmission   $39,605.00  list price        Built in Lafayette, Indiana – 499 miles of range, 20 mpg city, and 27 mpg highway – 18.5 gallon tank

 

2018 GMC 1500 SLT “Military Edition” 4WD Crew Cab Pickup

Pirate Radio Review : Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray!

Four wheel drive – Onyx Black metallic paint – Jet black leather trim – 5 passenger – 229” long – GVW 7,250 lbs. – 53.4 cubic ft. of cargo room in box – Backup camera, navigation and cruise control – XM/AM/FM Bose stereo – 10 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 5.3 liter 8 cylinder engine with 355 horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission – $67,110.00  list price        Built in Silao, GJ, Mexico – 520 miles of range, 17 mpg combined, 16 mpg city, and 20 mpg highway – 26 gallon tank

 

2018 KIA Rio EX Sedan

Pirate Radio Review : Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray!

Front wheel drive – Azure Blue metallic paint – Jet black fabric trim – 5 passenger – 172” long like a Chevy Sonic – Weighs 2,750 lbs. – 13.7 cubic ft. of cargo room in trunk – Backup camera and cruise control – XM/AM/FM KIA stereo – 5 speakers – 7” touchscreen – 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine with 130 horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission – 15”  spoke alloy wheels  185/65HR15 Bridgestone all season radials – $19,425.00  list price        Built in Pesqueria, NL, Mexico – 380 miles of range, 32 mpg combined, 28 mpg city, and 32 mpg highway – 11.9 gallon tank

 

2018 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 TRD Off-Road Premium

PIRATE RADIO REVIEW WITH GEORGE “Elvis” GRAY (on the right):

Four wheel drive – Barcelona Red metallic paint – Jet black SofTex trim with red stitching – 5 passenger – 191” long like a Ford Explorer – Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 4,750 lbs. – Slide-out cargo organizer behind back seat   power rear glass backup camera, navigation, blind spot warning, and cruise control – XM/AM/FM Entune stereo – 8 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 4 liter V-6 engine with 270 horsepower – 46 Cubic ft. of cargo volume behind back seat – Five speed automatic transmission – 17”  spoke alloy wheels  265/55HR17 Bridgestone all season radials – $42,690.00  list price        Built in Tahara, Aichi, Japan – 460 miles of range, 18 mpg combined, 17 mpg city, and 20 mpg highway – 23 gallon tank

 

2018 BMW M550i xDrive Sedan

Listen in while George Gray and I discuss the salient aspects of this luxury/performance BMW on Pirate Radio 104.7FM……

All wheel drive – Mediterranean Blue metallic paint – Cognac Dakota leather trim – 5 passenger – 195” long like a Toyota Avalon or a GMC Acadia – Heated and cooled front & rear bucket seats – weighs 4,372 lbs. – Power sunroof – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, auto high beam, navigation and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Harman Kardon stereo w/16 speakers  8.8” touchscreen – 4.4 liter V-8 Twin Turbo engine with 456 horsepower, torque is 480 – 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds – Eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters – 19”  alloy wheels – 245/40R19 (275/40R19 rear) run-flat radials – $88,985.00  list price – Built in Dingolfing, Germany – 450 miles of range, 19 mpg combined, 16 mpg city, and 25 mpg highway – 18 gallon tank

Reviewers Commentary: “This BMW is a powerhouse – loved the sound of the engine and the ride.  Would rather have a conventional shifter for the transmission.  Rock crusher stereo.”

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited MiniVan

Listen as Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray help analyze the Pacifica Hybrid minivan:

Front wheel drive – Dk. Cordovan Pearl pearl coat paint Premium black & alloy leather trim – 7 passenger  204” long like a GMC Yukon – Heated and cooled front bucket seats – Weighs 5,117 lbs.Tri-pane panoramic sunroof – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and auto high beam – XM/AM/FM Harman Kardon stereo – DVD – 760 watt – 20 speakers  – 8.4” touchscreen  Rear of seat video screens – 3.6 liter V-6 eHybrid engine with 260 horsepower  Zero to 60 in 7.4 seconds – EVT automatic transmission including two electric motors – 18”  alloy wheels / 235/60R18 all season radials – $48,580.00  list price – Built in Windsor, Ontario, Canada – 566 miles of range, 84 mpgE (electrical equivalent to one gallon of gasoline) w/16.5 gallon tank

Reviewers comment – “Driving the Pacifica provides a remarkable feeling of confidence, comfort, and control.”

 

2018 Toyota RAV-4 AWD “Adventure”

The Toyota RAV-4 was driven to Pirate Radio 104.7 FM to get an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray.  Listen in:

 

All wheel drive system – Ruby flare pearl metallic paint – Premium black cloth trim5 passenger – 184” long like a Subaru Forester – Heated front bucket seats and steering wheel – Weighs 3,485 lbs. – Backup camera – Adventure fender flares, door sills, and rubber mats – Power sunroof – XM/AM/FM Toyota Entune stereo with CD player and 6 speakers  – 6.1” touchscreen – 2.5 liter Four with 178 horsepower (172 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds – 8 Speed automatic transmission – 18”  black alloy wheels / 235/55R18 all season radials – $30,980.00  list price – Built in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada –  25 MPG combined mpg, 22 city and 28 highway – 15.9 gallon tank

 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL

For a review of the Outlander Sport by Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray (as well as myself), listen to Radio Station 104.7 FM, The Pirate:

All wheel drive system (called All Wheel Control) – Alloy Silver metallic paint  Premium black leather trim – 5 passenger – 172” long like a Toyota CH-R  Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 3,142 lbs. – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and auto high beam – Glass panoramic roof – XM/AM/FM Rockford Fosgate stereo with CD player and 9 speakers  – 7” touchscreen – 2.4 liter Four with 168 horsepower (167 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 8.5 seconds – CVT automatic transmission – 18”  fifteen spoke alloy wheels / 225/55R18 all season radials – $29,110.00  list price        Built in Okazaki, Japan    25 MPG combined mpg, 23 city and 28 highway – 16.6 gallon tank