2019 Buick Encore Essence AWD Crossover

The Buick Encore was driven to Pirate Radio so that the DJ’s (George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello) could assist in analyzing the crossover:

Ebony Twilight metallic paint – Black leather seating with heated buckets – 5 passenger – 100.6” wheelbase – 191.4” long – 18.5 cubic ft. cargo space – 48.4 cubic ft. with rear seat folded flat – weighs 3,327 lbs. – cargo handling rails and memory seating up front – All-wheel drive system    zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds – 18”, Aluminum alloy ten spoke wheels – P215/55R18 Continental radial tires – LED daytime running lights plus 8” infotainment screen   Backup camera, cruise control, tilt wheel, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 4GE WiFi hotspot and Bluetooth capability – Blind spot monitor, pushbutton start, forward collision alert and rear cross traffic alert   XM/AM/FM Bose premium 6 speaker sound system and universal home remote including garage door opener 1.4 liter Turbo four engine with 138 horsepower/148 ft. lb.. torque.  Six speed automatic transmission   $33,480.00  list price – 420 miles range, 30 mpg highway/25 mpg city/27 mpg combined – 14 gallon tank

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0T 35th Anniversary Edition

The Volkswagen was driven to Pirate Radio where George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello helped analyze the vehicle while at the same time passing judgement on the Ford Raptor (not pictured) that they had recently looked over:

Pure White metallic paint – Titan black cloth interior – Five passenger capacity and 14.1 cubic ft. trunk space – 6.5” touchscreen multimedia display – 105.6” wheelbase and 185.2” length like a Chevy Cruze – Weighs 3,217 lbs. – LED daytime running lights, headlights, 6 speaker AM/FM stereo and rear vision camera – 228 horsepower, 2 liter, 4 cylinder turbo w/ 6 – Speed manual transmission and front wheel drive – Keyless starter, cruise control, and forward collision warning – 18” Twin 5-spoke dark gray alloy wheels with red accents – 225/45R18 summer steel radials – $27,890.00 Window Sticker – Fuel economy 28 combined, 25 city, and 32 highway – 13.2 gallon tank and 422 mile range

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew 4 x 4

The Ford was driven to Pirate Radio so that George “Elvis” Gray and Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello could help analyze the pickup while at the same time passing judgement on a 2019 VW Jetta GLI (not pictured) that was on hand:

Velocity Blue metallic paint – Black leather seating with Recaro buckets – Frt. and rr. heated seats with blue suede accents – 5 passenger – 145” wheelbase   232” long – Wt. 5,697 lbs. –  5.5 foot box – Max. loaded trailer weight is 10,700 lbs. – 17”, Aluminum alloy wheels – LT315/70R17 BF Goodrich all season radial tires – LED daytime running lights and LED headlights plus 12” infotainment screen – Backup camera, navigation, adaptive cruise control, tilt wheel, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and Bluetooth capability – Blind spot monitor, pushbutton/remote start, heated steering wheel, and rear cross traffic alert – XM/AM/FM Bang & Olufsen premium 12-speaker sound system – 3.5 liter Ecoboost V-6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.  Ten speed automatic transmission   $67,395.00  list price           Built in Dearborn, Michigan – 648 miles of range, 18 mpg highway/15 mpg city/16 mpg combined – 36 gallon tank – Four wheel drive with electronic locking rear differential (4.10 ratio)

Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion Crossover

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

Cardinal red metallic paint – heated leather light gray interior – 5 passenger seating – Navigation system with 8” touchscreen – Radar dynamic cruise control – Power sunroof and power rear tailgate – 73.5 cubic ft. of cargo space with second row seating folded down – Fender AM/FM/MP3/CD/Satellite stereo with eight speakers – 109.8” wheelbase, 185.1” overall length like a GMC Terrain – pushbutton and remote start and backup camera – Blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist – 184 horsepower turbo four   2.0 liter with stop/start technology and 221 lb. ft. of torque – Eight-speed automatic transmission – 4Motion all wheel drive – 19” Gray aluminum wheels and P235/50R19 Continental  all season radials $38,190.00 window sticker – 29 mpg highway gas mileage – 21 mpg city gas mileage – 24 mpg combined gas mileage – Built in Puebla, Mexico

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