2022 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature AWD

George Gray of Pirate Radio helped analyze the Mazda CX-5 at the Pirate Studios: Deep crystal blue mica metallic paint with Caturra brown Nappa  leather seating for 5 – heated and air conditioned buckets plus heated second row seating, weighs 3,760  lbs., 180.1” long and has 106.2” wheelbase – 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind second row seating, double that with seats folded down, 19” 5-split spoke polished alloy wheels and 235/55R19 Bridgestone all season radials, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, navigation, heated steering wheel, high definition rear, side and frontal view camera system,  10” infotainment screen, flatbed smartphone charger, panoramic moon roof, power lift gate and 10 speaker Bose AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 227 horsepower 2.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo engine with 6 speed automatic transmission (total torque is 310) – all wheel drive, $39,875.00  list price    built in Hiroshima, fuel economy 27 mpg on highway, 22 city, 24 combined mpg – 15.3 gallon tank goes 413 mi. on a full tank of gasoline

2022 Toyota Sienna XSE Hybrid Minivan

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 FM gave me an assist in analyzing the Toyota Sienna XSE:

Ruby flare red metallic paint with black Softex seating for 7 – four heated and air conditioned captain’s chairs with ample slide capability plus third row seating, weighs 4,610  lbs., 204.1” long and has 120.5” wheelbase – 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind third row seating, 18” 5-split spoke polished alloy wheels and 235/50R18 Bridgestone all season radials, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, navigation, heated steering wheel, high definition rear view camera system,  9” infotainment screen, flatbed smartphone charger, 11.6” rear entertainment system, panoramic moon roof, power lift gate and 12 speaker JBL AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 245 combined horsepower 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with CVT automatic transmission (total torque is 176) – all wheel drive, $47,215.00  list price    built in Princeton, Indiana, fuel economy 36 mpg on highway, 35 city, 35 combined mpg – 18 gallon tank goes 648 mi. on a full tank of gasoline   

2022 BMW X3 xDrive 3.0i

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 joined me in an analysis of the BMW X3:

Tanzanite blue paint with Canberra beige perforated leather seating for 5 – heated driver and front passenger seats, weighs 4,149  lbs., 185.1” long and has 112.8” wheelbase – 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space with seats erect – 62.7 when flat, 19” alloy wheels and 245/50R19 Pirelli Cinturato all season radials, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, navigation, high definition rear view camera system,  12.3” infotainment screen, moon roof, USB phone charger, and 10 speaker AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 248  horsepower 2.0 liter turbo four with eight speed automatic transmission (total torque is 258) – all wheel drive – 130 mph top speed, $51,390.00  list price    built in Spartanburg, S. Carolina, fuel economy 28 mpg on highway, 21 city – 17.2 gallon tank goes 500 mi. on a full tank of gasoline

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 4×4

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

 Lime Rush green metallic paint with black SofTex seating for 5 – heated driver and front passenger seats – zero to 60 in 10.5 seconds, weighs 4,765  lbs., 191.3” long and has 109.8” wheelbase – 88.8 cubic feet of cargo space with rears seats folded down, 17” black finish alloy wheels and 265/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler mud and snow radials, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, navigation, high definition multi view camera system,  8” infotainment screen, moon roof, wireless phone charger, power sliding rear glass, and 15 speaker JBL AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, 270  horsepower 4.0 liter V-6 with Five speed automatic transmission with console shifter, (total torque is 278) – 4 wheel drive, $53,435.00  list price – built in Tahara, Aichi, Japan, fuel economy 19 mpg on highway, 16 in city, 23 gallon tank goes 437 mi. on a full tank of gasoline   

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 assisted in an analysis of the electric VeeDub:

Dusk blue metallic paint with black painted roof, lunar gray leatherette seating for 5 – heated driver and front pass. seats and panoramic fixed glass moon roof with sunshade, weighs 4,782 lbs., 180.5” long and has 108.9” wheelbase – 30 cubic ft. of cargo capacity behind rear seat and 60 cubic ft. with second row seating folded down, 20” Polished alloy wheels and 235/50R20 Bridgestone all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, digital dash including one mounted to steering column, rear vision camera, 12” infotainment screen, 10 speaker  AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and blind spot monitor, 107 horsepower front electric motor and 201 horsepower rear electric motor (295 hp total) with single speed automatic transmission with dash mounted shifter, (total torque is 339) 4 driving modes and all wheel drive, $50,870.00  list price built in Mosel, Germany, fuel economy 88 mpg on highway, 98 in city, 93 overall – goes 240 mi. on a full charge

 

 

2022 Volkswagen Taos 1.5T SE w/4Motion

Pirate Radio DJ George “Elvis” Gray helped analyze the brand new Volkswagen Taos: Cornflower Blue metallic paint with black premium CloudTex and cloth seating for 5 – heated driver and front passenger seat, weighs 3,430 lbs., 175.8” long and has 105.9” wheelbase – 24.9 cubic ft. of cargo capacity (60) in luggage compartment18” Black alloy wheels and 225/50R18 Pirelli all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision camera, 8” infotainment screen, oversized moon roof and 6 speaker AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and blind spot monitor, 1.5 liter, 158 horsepower turbo four with a 7 speed automatic transmission, 4 driving modes and all wheel drive, $32,380.00  list price, fuel economy 32 mpg on highway, 25 in city, 28 overall – 14.5 gallon tank  – goes 464 mi. on a full tank of gasoline

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Sedan

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio helped analyze the Corolla at the studio parking lot:

Celestite Gray metallic paint with black premium Softex seating for 5 – heated driver and front pass. seat, weighs 2,850 lbs., 182.3” long and has 106.3” wheelbase – 13.1 cubic ft. of cargo capacity in trunk, 15” Alloy wheels (with covers) and 195/65R15 Michelin all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward and rear collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision camera, 8” infotainment screen, and 6 speaker AM/FM/satellite premium stereo sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and blind spot monitor, 1.8 liter, 121 horsepower hybrid four with a CVT automatic transmission, three driving modes, and front wheel drive, $27,191.00  list price – built in Toyota, Aichi, Japan, fuel economy 52 mpg on highway, 53 in city, 52 overall – 13.2 gallon tank  – goes 686 mi. on a full tank of gasoline

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