2020 Toyota Prius AWD Hybrid XLE

Due to the coronavirus situation, the Prius was dropped off in the Pirate Radio parking lot, and thereafter the reviewer phoned in for commentary about the vehicle – George “Elvis” Gray and Bob “Bullet” Bernd were on hand in the studio:

Supersonic red paint with black SofTex seating for 5 and heated front buckets – Weighs 3,075 lbs. and is 180” long – 65.5 cubic ft. of cargo space with the back seat folded down – 15” bright finish aluminum wheels and 195/65R15 Bridgestone all season radial tires   Pushbutton start, power seats, head up color display, self leveling headlamps, and heated steering wheel   12.3” infotainment screen and navigation system   backup camera, and 8 speaker XM/AM/FM Toyota/Entune premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning – 1.8 liter, 121 horsepower hybrid 4 cylinder engine with continuously variable automatic transmission and all wheel drive  traction until 43 mph – $33,021.00  list price – built in Toyota, Aichi, Japan – Fuel economy (Combined – 48 mpg) (Highway – 48 mpg) (City – 52 mpg) – (11.3 gallon tank with 542 mi.range)

2020 Acura MDX “A Spec” AWD Crossover

Pirate Radio DJ George “Elvis” Gray was able to help this reviewer analyze the new MDX Acura “A Spec”:

Apex Blue Pearl paint with red leather (Alcantara suede inserts) seating for 7 plus heated and ventilated front buckets – Weighs 4,285 lbs. and is 196.3” long – 90 cubic ft. of cargo space with the back seat folded down – 20” Shark gray aluminum wheels and 265/45R20 Continental all season radial tires – Pushbutton/remote start, power memory seats, heated steering wheel, power lift gate, and moon roof – 8” LED infotainment screen and navigation system – multi-view backup camera, and 10 speaker XM/AM/FM Acura ELS Studio premium sound system – Adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning – 3.5 liter, 290 horsepower V-6 engine with nine speed automatic transmission, push button – shifter, paddle shifters, and all wheel drive – $56,295.00  list price  – built in E. Liberty, Ohio – Fuel economy (Combined – 21 mpg) (Highway – 25 mpg) (City – 19 mpg)  19.5 gallon tank with 488 mi.range 

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