2021 Lexus IS-350 “F Sport” AWD Sedan

George Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 assisted in analyzing the Lexus sedan:

Sonic Chrome charcoal metallic paint with black NuLuxe seating for 5 – heated and ventilated front buckets, weighs 3,880 lbs., 185.4” long and has 110.2” wheelbase – 10.8 cubic ft. of cargo capacity in trunk, 19” Black aluminum wheels and 235/40R19 (265/35R19 on rear) Bridgestone all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision and overhead camera, 10.3” infotainment screen, navigation, power moon roof, carbon fiber rear spoiler, Lexus Enform 10 speaker AM/FM premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, blackout front grill, badging for F-Sport model, color keyed door handles, and foldaway heated outside mirrors3.5 liter, 311 horsepower V-6 with 280 lb. ft. of torque and an eight speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – zero to 60 in 5.6 seconds – top speed 143 mph, $56,790.00  list price – built in Tahara, Aichi, Japan, fuel economy 26 mpg on hwy, 19 in city – 17.4 gallon tank  – goes 452 mi. on a full tank

2022 Honda Civic 1.5T FWD Touring Sedan

Morning Mist metallic paint with black leather seating for 5 – heated front buckets, weighs 3,077 lbs., 183.1” long and has 107.5” wheelbase – 14.4 cubic ft. of cargo capacity in trunk, 18” Two toned aluminum wheels and 235/40R18 Goodyear all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision camera, 9” infotainment screen, navigation, power moon roof, Bose 12 speaker AM/FM premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, color keyed door handles, and foldaway heated outside mirrors, 1.5 liter, 180 horsepower four with a CVT  automatic transmission (paddle shifters), remote starter and front wheel drive, $28,695.00  list price – built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada, fuel economy 38 mpg on highway, 31 in city, 34 overall – 12.4 gallon tank  – goes 471 mi. on a full tank

 

2022 MINI “John Cooper Works” 2-Door Hardtop

George Gray of Pirate 104.7 FM helped analyze the MINI at the studio parking lot:

Rebel green metallic paint with chili red roof, carbon black leather seating for 4 and heated front buckets, weighs 2,845 lbs., 152.8” long and has 98.2” wheelbase – 9 cubic ft. of cargo capacity – 34 with seats folded down, 18” Two toned aluminum wheels and 205/40R18 Pirelli P-zero summer  radial tires, Lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision camera, 8.8” infotainment screen, navigation, dual moon roof setup (one powered), six speaker AM/FM premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, color keyed door handles, and foldaway heated outside mirrors, 2.0 liter, 228 horsepower four with a 6 speed manual transmission  remote starter and front wheel drive – zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds, $40,850.00  list price – built in Oxford, United Kingdom, Fuel economy 31 mpg on highway, 22 in city, 25 overall – 11.6 gallon tank  – goes 360 mi. on a full tank

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line “Black Edition” AWD

George Gray of Pirate 104.7 radio helped analyze the new 2022 Tiguan at the station parking lot:

Pyrite silver paint with black leatherette seating for 5 – heated front buckets, weighs 3,757 lbs. and has 109.9” wheelbase – 73.4 cubic ft. of cargo capacity, 19” Two toned aluminum wheels and 225/45R19SL all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision camera, 8” infotainment screen, remote start, power moon roof and rear tailgate, VW 6 speaker AM/FM premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, blackout front fascia, black badging for R-Line, color keyed door handles, and foldaway heated outside mirrors, 2.0 liter, 184 horsepower turbo four with 221 lb. ft. of torque and an eight speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive, $34,990.00  list price, fuel economy 28 mpg on hwy, 21 in city – 15.9 gallon tank for regular fuel – goes 445 mi. on a full tank

2021 Toyota C-HR “Nightshade Edition” FWD Crossover

George Gray, DJ at Pirate 104.7, assisted in reviewing the Toyota C-HR:Magnetic Gray metallic paint with black and gray sport cloth seating for 5, weighs 3,300 lbs. and has 103.9” wheelbase (172.6” long) – 37 cubic ft. of cargo capacity with all seats folded flat (19.1 with back seat erect), 18” Black aluminum wheels and 225/50R18 all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision, 8” infotainment screen, C-HR puddle lights, and Toyota 6 speaker AM/FM premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, black chin and tailgate spoiler, black roof, black door handles, black badging and foldaway outside mirrors, 2.0 liter, 144 horsepower four with CVT automatic transmission and front wheel drive, $25,240.00  list price – Built in Isawa, Iwate, Japan, fuel economy 31 mpg on hwy, 27 in city – 13.2 gallon tank for regular fuel – goes 409 on a full tank

2021 Toyota Highlander “Limited” Hybrid SUV

DJ George “Elvis” Gray assisted in analyzing the Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Opulent Amber metallic paint with black leather seating for 8, including heated and air conditioned front buckets, weighs 4,595 lbs. and has 112.2” wheelbase (194.9” long), 84.3 cubic ft. of cargo capacity with all seats folded flat (48/16), 20” Bright machined flow-formed aluminum wheels and 235/55R20 Bridgestone Alenza all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision, panoramic moon roof, surround view monitor, and power hands free tailgate, 12.3” infotainment screen with navigation, ambient door sill lighting, puddle lights, and JBL 11 speaker AM/FM premium studio sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless phone charger in console, heated leather steering wheel, 2.5 liter, 243 horsepower hybrid four with CVT automatic transmission and all wheel drive, $50,557  list price, built in Princeton, Indiana, fuel economy 34 mpg on hwy, 35 in city, 17.1 gallon tank for regular fuel, goes 581 miles on a full tank

2020 KIA Sportage SX AWD Turbo

George “Elvis” Gray, DJ at Pirate Radio, helped me analyze the KIA at the Pirate studios:

Pacific Blue metallic paint with beige leather seating for 5 – heated and cooled front buckets with console and stick shifter, weighs 3,893 lbs. and has a 105.1” wheelbase and is 176.4” long – 60.1 of cargo space with rear seats flat, 19″ silver finishaluminum spoke wheels and 245/45R19 Michelin all season radials, Android / Apple integration, power moon roof, fold-away mirrors and pushbutton start, 8” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, navigation, heated steering wheel and Harman/Kardon 8 speaker premium FM/AM-Satellite stereo. radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo with 237 (torque is 260) horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 6.7 seconds, $37,290.00  list price  built in Gwangju, Korea, fuel economy (24 mpg highway, 19 mpg city, 21 mpg combined)  16.4 gallon tank with 394 mi.range 

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

George “Elvis” Gray, FM-104.7 DJ, assisted in conducting a review of the Mazda sports car:

Machine gray metallic paint with white leather seating for 2, heated front buckets with console and stick shift, weighs 2,593 lbs. and has a 91.7” wheelbase – 4.6 cubic ft. trunk space, 17” – Silver finish aluminum spoke wheels and 205/45R17 high performance radials, 17″ silver finish aluminum spoke wheels and 205/45R17 high performance radials, Android / Apple integration, power retractable hardtop painted black, and pushbutton start, 7” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, navigation, heated steering wheel and Bose 9 speaker premium FM/AM-Satellite stereo, cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.0 liter four cylinder with 181 (torque is 151) horsepower – Six speed manual transmission, rear wheel drive, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, $36,265.00  list price  built in Hiroshima, Japan, fuel economy (34 mpg highway, 26 mpg city, 29 mpg combined)  11.9 gallon tank with 405 mi.range

                         

 

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE FWD

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 gave me an assist is reviewing the Toyota Camry Hybrid:

Silver metallic paint with black leather seating for 5, heated and air conditioned front buckets, weighs 3,580 lbs. and is 192.7” long – 15.1 cubic ft. cargo room in trunk, 19” matte black finish aluminum spoke wheels and 235/40R19 Michelin Primacy all season radials, Android / Apple integration, wireless phone charger, 9” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, surround view camera, navigation, heated steering wheel and Toyota Audio Plus premium FM/AM-Satellite stereo with JBL speakers, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.5 liter four cylinder with 208 horsepower – CVT automatic transmission, front wheel drive and start stop technology – zero to 60 in 7.5 seconds, $36,974.00  list price  – built in Georgetown, KY, fuel economy (47 mpg highway, 44 mpg city, 46 mpg combined)  13.2 gallon tank with 620 mi.range

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD Activ

The Chevrolet was driven to Pirate Radio 104.7 for a review with the help of George “Elvis” Gray:

Zeus bronze metallic paint with Summit white roof – black leather seating for 5 – heated front buckets, weighs 3,084 lbs. and is 173.7” long – 54.4 cubic ft. cargo room, 17” – Dark gray aluminum five spoke wheels and 225/60R17 Hankook mud and snow tires, Android / Apple integration and wireless phone charger, 8” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, Bose premium 7 speaker FM/AM-Satellite stereo, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 1.3 liter three cylinder with 155 horsepower – Nine speed automatic transmission, all wheel drive and start stop technology – zero to 60 in 9.4 seconds, $32,155.00  list price  – built in Bupyeong Gu In, Korea, fuel economy (30 mpg highway, 26 mpg city, 28 mpg combined)  13.2 gallon tank with 396 mi.range