2018 BMW M550i xDrive Sedan

Listen in while George Gray and I discuss the salient aspects of this luxury/performance BMW on Pirate Radio 104.7FM……

All wheel drive – Mediterranean Blue metallic paint – Cognac Dakota leather trim – 5 passenger – 195” long like a Toyota Avalon or a GMC Acadia – Heated and cooled front & rear bucket seats – weighs 4,372 lbs. – Power sunroof – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, auto high beam, navigation and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Harman Kardon stereo w/16 speakers  8.8” touchscreen – 4.4 liter V-8 Twin Turbo engine with 456 horsepower, torque is 480 – 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds – Eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters – 19”  alloy wheels – 245/40R19 (275/40R19 rear) run-flat radials – $88,985.00  list price – Built in Dingolfing, Germany – 450 miles of range, 19 mpg combined, 16 mpg city, and 25 mpg highway – 18 gallon tank

Reviewers Commentary: “This BMW is a powerhouse – loved the sound of the engine and the ride.  Would rather have a conventional shifter for the transmission.  Rock crusher stereo.”

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited MiniVan

Listen as Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray help analyze the Pacifica Hybrid minivan:

Front wheel drive – Dk. Cordovan Pearl pearl coat paint Premium black & alloy leather trim – 7 passenger  204” long like a GMC Yukon – Heated and cooled front bucket seats – Weighs 5,117 lbs.Tri-pane panoramic sunroof – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and auto high beam – XM/AM/FM Harman Kardon stereo – DVD – 760 watt – 20 speakers  – 8.4” touchscreen  Rear of seat video screens – 3.6 liter V-6 eHybrid engine with 260 horsepower  Zero to 60 in 7.4 seconds – EVT automatic transmission including two electric motors – 18”  alloy wheels / 235/60R18 all season radials – $48,580.00  list price – Built in Windsor, Ontario, Canada – 566 miles of range, 84 mpgE (electrical equivalent to one gallon of gasoline) w/16.5 gallon tank

Reviewers comment – “Driving the Pacifica provides a remarkable feeling of confidence, comfort, and control.”

 

2018 Toyota RAV-4 AWD “Adventure”

The Toyota RAV-4 was driven to Pirate Radio 104.7 FM to get an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray.  Listen in:

 

All wheel drive system – Ruby flare pearl metallic paint – Premium black cloth trim5 passenger – 184” long like a Subaru Forester – Heated front bucket seats and steering wheel – Weighs 3,485 lbs. – Backup camera – Adventure fender flares, door sills, and rubber mats – Power sunroof – XM/AM/FM Toyota Entune stereo with CD player and 6 speakers  – 6.1” touchscreen – 2.5 liter Four with 178 horsepower (172 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 8.1 seconds – 8 Speed automatic transmission – 18”  black alloy wheels / 235/55R18 all season radials – $30,980.00  list price – Built in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada –  25 MPG combined mpg, 22 city and 28 highway – 15.9 gallon tank

 

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL

For a review of the Outlander Sport by Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray (as well as myself), listen to Radio Station 104.7 FM, The Pirate:

All wheel drive system (called All Wheel Control) – Alloy Silver metallic paint  Premium black leather trim – 5 passenger – 172” long like a Toyota CH-R  Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 3,142 lbs. – Backup camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and auto high beam – Glass panoramic roof – XM/AM/FM Rockford Fosgate stereo with CD player and 9 speakers  – 7” touchscreen – 2.4 liter Four with 168 horsepower (167 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 8.5 seconds – CVT automatic transmission – 18”  fifteen spoke alloy wheels / 225/55R18 all season radials – $29,110.00  list price        Built in Okazaki, Japan    25 MPG combined mpg, 23 city and 28 highway – 16.6 gallon tank

 

2018 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4 x 4 “1794” Edition

The Tundra was presented at Pirate Radio for a review – Matt Arguello and George Gray helped me do the honors.  Listen……

Four wheel drive system with 2-speed transfer case and limited-slip differential  Vintage brown metallic paint – Premium brown leather/suede trim – 5 passenger – 229” long like a Chevy or GMC half-ton crew cab – Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 5,670 lbs. and has 5.5’ bed – Radar adaptive cruise control and lane – departure alert – Power sunroof and rear glass, pre-collision warning and auto high beams – XM/AM/FM JBL stereo with CD player and 9 speakers  – 7” touchscreen 5.7 liter V-8 with 381 horsepower (401 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 6.4 seconds – 6 Speed automatic transmission – 18”  alloy wheels with black accents / 275/65R18 off-road radials – $54,692.00  list         Built in San Antonio, Texas – 14 MPG combined mpg, 13 city and 17 highway – 38 gallon tank

 

 

2018 GMC Terrain AWD Denali

The Denali was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, George Gray and Matt Arguello.  Listen in:

Four wheel drive system – Graphite gray metallic paint – Jet black leather interior – 8” touchscreen and navigation – 5 passenger – 182.3” long like a Chevy Equinox/Subaru Forester – Heated front and rear bucket seats and heated steering wheel – Weighs 3,635 lbs. – Panoramic sunroof, forward collision warning and backup camera – Bose XM/AM/FM radio with CD player and 7 speakers – 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder with 252 horsepower (260 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds – 9 Speed automatic transmission with pull tab controls – 19”  Ultra-bright alloy wheels/235/50R19 all-season radials  $44,370.00  list price – 23 MPG combined mpg, 21 city and 26 highway 13.2 gallon tank – Built in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

2018 Volkswagen AWD Golf Alltrack SE

The Alltrack was analyzed at Pirate Radio (104.7 FM in Greeley) by Matt Arguello and George Gray.  Listen to the report:

 4Motion all wheel drive system – Great Falls green metallic paint – Marrakesh Brown V-Tex interior – 8” touchscreen – 5 passenger – 180” long like a Honda CRV or Subaru Forester – Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 3,351 lbs. – Panoramic sunroof, forward collision warning and backup camera – XM/AM/FM radio with CD player – 1.8 liter turbo 4 cylinder with 170 horsepower (199 lb.ft. of torque) –   Zero to 60 in 6.7 seconds – 6 Speed manual transmission – 17”  Valley alloy -wheels/205/55R17 all-season radials – $30,615.00  list price – 25 MPG combined mpg, 22 city and 30 highway – 13.2 gallon tank – Built in Puebla, Mexico

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL AWD 4-Door SUV

To listen to a discussion of the Mitsubishi Outlander, as recorded at the Pirate Radio studios, initiate the MP3 below and hear what Matt Arguello and George Gray have to say about the vehicle:

All Wheel Drive – Rally Red metallic paint/Beige leather interior – 7” touchscreen with navigation – 7 passenger – 185” long like a Subaru Forester or Chevy Equinox Heated front bucket seats and steering wheel – Weighs 3,373 lbs. – Sunroof, radar cruise control and all-around view camera – XM radio/premium 710-watt Rockford Fosgate 9 speaker stereo – 2.4 liter 4 cylinder with 166 horsepower (162 lb.ft. of torque) – Zero to 60 in 9.3 seconds   Continuously variable automatic transmission – 18”  two-toned alloy wheels/225/55R18 all-season radials – $32,060.00  list price – 26 MPG combined mpg, 24 city mpg and 29 highway mpg – 16.6 gallon tank – Final assembly point, Okazaki, Japan

2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring FWD Sedan

The Mazda sedan was driven to Pirate Radio to be shown to Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray.  Pirate Radio is 104.7 on the FM dial:

Front Wheel Drive – Soul Red metallic paint – Parchment Nappa leather interior – 7” touchscreen with navigation – 5 passenger – 192” long like a Chevy Malibu or Ford Fusion – Heated front and rear bucket seats – Weighs 3,250 lbs. – Sunroof, radar cruise control and rear view camera – XM radio and  premium Bose 11 speaker stereo – 2.5 liter 4 cylinder with 184 horsepower   Zero to 60 in 7.7 seconds – 6  Speed Direct Shift Automatic transmission with paddles – 19”  machined-finish aluminum alloy wheels/all-season radials   $34,695.00  list price – 30 MPG combined mpg, 27 city and 35 highway     16.4 gallon tank – Built in Hofu, Japan

2018 Toyota Camry XSE 4-Door FWD Sedan

The Camry was driven to Pirate Radio (KELS 104.7) for an analysis by the DJ’s, George Gray and Matt Arguello.  Listen:

Front Wheel Drive – Ruby Flare pearl metallic paint – Black leather interior  8” touchscreen with navigation – 5 passenger – 192” long like a Chevy Malibu or Ford Fusion – Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 3,395 lbs. – Sunroof and bird’s eye view camera/display – XM radio and  premium JBL 9 speaker stereo  3.5 liter V-6 with 301 horsepower – torque is 267 lb.ft. – Zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds – 8 – Speed Direct Shift Automatic transmission – 19”  black machined-finish aluminum alloy  wheels/all-season radials – $38,220.00  list price – 26 MPG combined mpg, 22 city and 32 highway – 16 gallon tank – Built in Georgetown, Kentucky