2020 Lexus ES300h FWD Sedan

The Lexus hybrid was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJs, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray:

Nebula gray pearl paint with black leather seating for 5 and heated and ventilated front buckets – Weighs 3,704 lbs. and is 195.2” long – 16.7 cubic ft. of cargo space in the trunk with power lid – 18” bright machined aluminum wheels and 235/45R18 Hankook Ventus/Noble2 all season radial tires   Pushbutton start, power seats, power sunshade, moon roof – 12.3” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera  and 10 speaker XM/AM/FM Mark Levinson premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning – 2.5 liter, 215 horsepower hybrid 4 cylinder engine with continuously variable automatic transmission and front wheel drive – zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds – $53,810.00  list price – built in Georgetown, Kentucky – Fuel economy Combined – 44 mpg / Highway – 43 mpg / City – 44 mpg – (13.2 gallon tank with 580 mi. range)

 

2020 KIA Soul FWD GT-Line

The KIA was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray:

Inferno red paint with jet black cloth seating for 5 and heated front buckets   Weighs 2,984 lbs. and is 165.2” long – 24.2 cubic ft. of cargo space behind rear bucket – 18” bright machined aluminum wheels and 235/45R18 Hankook Ventus/Noble2 all season radial tires – Pushbutton start, power seats – 10” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera, and 6 speaker XM/AM/FM Harmon/Karden premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning – 1.6 liter, 201 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder engine with 7 speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive   $28,710.00  list price  built in Gwangju, Korea – Fuel economy Combined – 29 mpg / Highway – 32 mpg / City – 27 mpg – (14.3 gallon tank with 458 mi.range)

2020 Chevrolet Equinox AWD Premier Crossover

The Chevrolet was driven to Pirate Radio FM104.7 for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “the Big Kahuna” Arguello, George “Elvis” Gray, and Bob “Bullet” Bernd:

Cajun red tintcoat paint with jet black leather seating for 5 and heated/cooled front buckets and heated rear outboard seats – Weighs 3,665 lbs. and is 183.1” long – 63.9 cubic ft. of cargo space behind front buckets – 19” bright machined aluminum wheels and 235/50R19 Hankook Ventus/Noble2 all season radial tires – pushbutton/remote start, power seats, heated steering wheel, and surround vision camera – 8” infotainment screen and navigation system   backup camera, and 6 speaker XM/AM/FM premium sound system   Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, power lift gate and blind spot warning – 2.0 liter, 252 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder engine with 9 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – $38,940.00  list price – built in Ramos Arizpe, CZ, Mexico   Fuel economy Combined – 24 mpg / Highway – 28 mpg / City – 22 mpg   (15.6 gallon tank with 437 mi.range)

2020 Acura RDX “A Spec” AWD Crossover

The Acura was taken to Pirate Radio for an analysis by George “Elvis” Gray, Morning Show DJ and former auto retailer:

Platinum white metallic paint – Red leather interior with black suede inserts – Five passenger capacity – 272 horsepower turbo four with ten speed automatic transmission (all wheel drive) – Navigation system – 16 speaker stereo – 20″ black spoke aluminum wheels with Hankook all season tires – Panoramic moon roof – built in E. Liberty, Ohio – $46,795.00 list price – Fuel mileage is 26/highway, 21/city and 23/combined miles per gallon – 14.9 gallon fuel tank allows for 388 miles of highway range

2020 GMC Terrain Denali AWD Crossover

The Terrain Denali was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello, Bob “Bullet” Bernd, and George “Elvis” Gray:

Summit white paint with light platinum and taupe leather seating for 5 and heated/cooled front buckets and heated rear seats – Weighs 3,635 lbs. and is 182.3” long – 63.3 cubic ft. of cargo space behind front buckets and 29.6 behind second row seating – 19” bright machined aluminum wheels and 235/50R19 Hankook Ventus/Noble2 all season radial tires   Pushbutton/remote start, power seats, heated steering wheel, surround vision camera and gigantic skyscape power sunroof 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera, and Bose 7 speaker XM/AM/FM premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, power lift gate and blind spot warning – 2.0 liter, 252 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder engine with 9 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – $44,330.00  list price – Fuel economy Combined – 23 mpg / Highway – 26 mpg / City – 21 mpg – (15.6 gallon tank with 406 mi.range)

 

 

2020 GMC Acadia AWD AT4

The GMC was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “the Big Kahuna” Arguello and Ge0rge “Elvis” Gray:

Carbon black metallic paint with Jet black/Kalahari leather seating for 5 –  heated front buckets – Weighs 3,923 lbs. –  193.6” long – 12.8 cubic ft. of cargo space in the rear compartment – 79 if back seat folded down – 17” black painted aluminum wheels and 255/75R17 all terrain Continental radials – Pushbutton and remote startLED daytime running lights and headlights plus 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability – Backup camera, radar cruise control, tilt wheel, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, power tailgate, and following distance indicator – XM/AM/FM Bose 8 speaker premium sound system3.6 liter, 310 horsepower V-6 engine with nine – speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive – $45680.00  list price           Built in Spring Hill, TN – 25 highway mpg – 18 city mpg – 21 combined mpg  19.0 gallon tank and 475 miles of range 

2020 Buick Envision Essence AWD Crossover

The new Buick was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello:

Chili red metallic paint with light neutral leather seating for 5 and heated front and second row buckets – Weighs 3,848 lbs. – 183.7” long – holds 57.3 cubic ft. of cargo with folded rear seats – 18” polished aluminum ten spoke wheels and 225/60R18 Michelin Premier LTX all season radial tires   Pushbutton/remote start, power seats, power hands free lift gate – 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera, analog clock, heated steering wheel, and XM/AM/FM premium sound system – Cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning – 2.5 liter, 197 horsepower four cylinder engine with six speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – $39,240.00  list price – between 160,000 and 280,000 sold worldwide annually – Fuel economy Highway 27 City21 Combined 24 (17.3 gallon tank with 467 mi.range)

Competition – Volvo XC-60, Acura RDX, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Hyundai Sante Fe

2020 Mazda3 AWD Premium Sedan

The Mazda was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello:

Machine Gray metallic paint with white leather seating for 5 and heated front buckets – Weighs 3,248 lbs. – 183.5” long – holds 13.2 cubic ft. of cargo space in trunk – 18” Alloy bright finish spoke wheels and 215/45R18 all season radial tires Pushbutton start, LED headlamps, moon roof, power seats, and head up display8.8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera and XM/AM/FM premium Bose sound system with 12 speakers – Radar cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capability, lane tracking assist, and blind spot warning – 2.5 liter, 186 horsepower 4 cylinder engine with six speed automatic transmission, floor shift, paddle shifters, and all wheel drive   $30,770.00  list price           Built in Salamanca, Mexico – Fuel economy Highway 33 – City25 – Combined 28  (12.7 gallon tank with 420 mi.range)

2020 GMC Yukon XL 4WD Denali SUV

I drove the GMC to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the three DJ’s, George Gray, Matt Arguello, and Bob Bernd:

Quicksilver metallic paint with black leather seating for 7 and heated front and second row buckets (a/c for front buckets) – Weighs 5,848 lbs. – 224.4” long   holds 121.7 cubic ft. of cargo space with folded rear seats – 22” bright finish spoke wheels and 285/45R22 Bridgestone Dueler all season radial tires   Pushbutton/remote start, heated steering wheel, moon roof, power seats, adjustable pedals, rear entertainment system, wireless phone charging, power side steps and color head up display – 8” infotainment screen and navigation system – backup camera and XM/AM/FM premium Bose sound system with 10 speakers – Radar cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capability, lane tracking assist, and blind spot warning – 6.2 liter, 420 horsepower V-8 engine with ten speed automatic transmission and four wheel drive   $83,465.00  list price           Built in Arlington, TX – Fuel economy Highway 20/City 14/Combined 16 – (31 gallon tank with 620 mi.range)