2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE Sedan

Front wheel drive – Silk Blue metallic paint – Cornsilk Beige leatherette trim   5 passenger – 183” long like a Toyota Corolla – Heated front bucket seats   Weighs 3,000 lbs. – Power sunroof – Backup camera, blind spot warning, and cruise control -XM/AM/FM stereo – 4 speakers – 6.4” touchscreen – 1.4 liter Four cylinderTurbo engine with 150 horsepower – torque is 184 – Zero to 60 in 8.4 seconds – Six speed automatic transmission – 16”  alloy wheels   205/55HR16 all season radials – $23,095.00  list price        Built in Puebla, Mexico – 550 miles of range, 32 mpg combined, 28 mpg city, and 38 mpg highway – 14.5 gallon tank

Lexus GS-300 F Sport RWD Sedan

A trip was made to Pirate Radio (104.7 FM) to review the Lexus with Matt “The Big Kanuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray:

Rear wheel drive with 3 driving modes – Ultrasonic Blue Mica blue paint with jet black leather seating – 5 passenger – 193” long like a Chevy Malibu   Weighs 3,805 lbs. with a 38.6’ turning circle – 19”, machined split-five spoke aluminum alloy wheels – Heads up display and LED daytime running lights   Backup camera, navigation, blind spot monitor, cruise control, lane departure warning, and rear park assist/cross traffic alert, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability and heated steering wheel – Power sliding moon roof – XM/AM/FM Lexus premium stereo – 8” touchscreen – 2.0 liter 241 horsepower, turbo-four engine with eight speed automatic – zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds – $54,520.00  list price     –      Built in Toyota, Aichi, Japan – 525 miles of range, 30 mpg highway/21 mpg city/24 combined – 17.5 gallon tank

2018 Lexus RX-350 AWD F Sport

 

At Pirate Radio (104.7 FM) George “Elvis” Gray joined me in taking a look at the Lexus SUV in the parking lot:

Nebula Gray Pearl metallic paint – Red leather seating for 5 – 285 horsepower V-6 – 8 – speed automatic transmission – All wheel drive – 20″ Alloy wheels – F Sport package – Navigation/Mark Levinson stereo/12.3″ touchscreen – Moon roof – Power tailgate – Built in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – $59,345.00 M.S.R.P. – 26 mpg Highway rating

2018 Prius Prime Advanced FWD Sedan

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

Blue Magnetism blue metallic – Black SofTex leatherette trim – 4 passenger – 182.9” long, same as a BMW X3 – weighs 3,375# – Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer Hatchback design – 15”, Five spoke alloy wheels with two-tone wheel covers – Heated front seats and heated steering wheel – Backup camera, navigation, blind spot monitor, and radar cruise control XM/AM/FM JBL stereo – 10 speakers – 11.6” touchscreen  1.8 liter 4 cylinder hybrid engine with 95 horsepower (torque is 105) – ECVT automatic transmission – $33,985.00  list price        Built in Aichi, Japan – 629 miles of range, 54 mpg combined, 55 mpg city, and 53 mpg highway – 11.4 gallon tank – 25 miles range on battery power

2018 BMW X3 xDrive 30i

The BMW was driven to Pirate Radio for a look-see by the on-air personalities, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray……

All wheel drive – Dark Olive metallic – Canberra Beige leather trim -5 passenger – 183.6” long, same as a GMC Terrain – Weighs 4,230 lbs.   Panoramic moon roof with black headliner – 62.7 cubic ft. cargo space behind second row – 8” ground clearance – 19” aluminum wheels – Backup camera, navigation, auto braking, and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Harman/Karden stereo – 12 speakers – 8.8” touchscreen – 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with 248 horsepower (torque is 258) – Eight speed automatic transmission – $57,620.00  list price        Built in Spartanburg, S. Carolina – 513 miles of range, 25 mpg combined, 22 mpg city, and 29 mpg highway – 17.7 gallon tank

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