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 

 

2021 Toyota Tacoma SR-5 4×4 Double Cab

George Gray, Pirate Radio DJ and automotive expert, helped look over the Tacoma at the studio parking lot:

Cement gray paint with gray fabric seating for 5, heated front buckets, 60.5” bed length with twin storage bins on each side – one is a cooler, 16”  dark gray aluminum wheels and 265/70R16 Goodyear Wrangler mud and snow tires, Android/ Apple integration and sliding rear glass, 8” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, navigation and Toyota 6 speaker XM/AM/FM stereo, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 3.5 liter V-6 with 278 horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission, 2 speed transfer case, limited slip differential and four wheel drive – zero to 60 in 10 seconds and top speed of 112 mph, $41,193.00  list price  – built in San Antonio, Texas, fuel economy (22 mpg highway, 18 mpg city, 20 mpg combined)  21.1 gallon tank with 464 mi.range

2021 KIA Sorento X-Line AWD

DJ George Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 assisted in reviewing the Sorento:

Aruba green metallic paint with rust colored leather seating for 6, heated and air conditioned front buckets, weighs 4,120 lbs. and is 188.9” long, 6.6 cubic ft. cargo room, 20” matte finish aluminum ten spoke wheels and 255/45R20 Continental mud and snow tires, Android / Apple integration, panoramic moon roof, wireless phone charger, 12.3” multimedia infotainment screen, backup camera, surround view camera, navigation, heated steering wheel, Bose premium FM/AM-Satellite stereo, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, 2.5 liter four cylinder with 281 horsepower,  eight speed automatic transmission, all wheel drive, start stop technology, zero to 60 in 8.3 seconds, $44,285.00  list price, built in West Point, GA, fuel economy (28 mpg highway, 21 mpg city, 24 mpg combined)  17.7 gallon tank with 496 mi.range 

 

  

 

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Advance

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 met me at the studio to help review the Acura MDX:

Phantom Violet Pearl metallic paint with black leather seating for 7, including heated and air conditioned front buckets, weighs 4,565 lbs. and is 113.8” wheelbase (198.4” long) – 95 cubic ft. of cargo capacity with all seats folded flat, 20” Bright machined flow-formed aluminum wheels and 255/50R18 Bridgestone all season radial tires, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision, moon roof, surround view monitor, built in Alexa, second row sun shades, and power hands free tailgate, 12.3” infotainment screen – navigation, ambient door sill lighting, remote engine starter, and Acura ELS 12 speaker AM/FM premium studio sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless phone charger, head up display, console mounted track pad, heated leather steering wheel, 3.5 liter, 290 horsepower V-6 engine with ten speed automatic transmission, start stop technology and all wheel drive, $62,175  list price (base)  Built in East Liberty, Ohio, fuel economy 25 mpg on hwy., 19 in city – 18.5 gallon tank for premium fuel – goes 463 on a full tank

2021 BMW 430i RWD Convertible

George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7 helped  me analyze the 430i at his studio parking lot: Portimao blue paint with black leather seating for 4, heated front buckets with neck warmers and blue stitching, weighs 3,780 lbs. and is 187.9” long, 7.8 cubic ft. cargo room in trunk, 19” aluminum wheels and 225/40R19 (F) and 255/35R19 (R) Michelin radials, pushbutton/remote start, rain sensing wipers, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charger, color head up display, Android / Apple integration, 8.3” multimedia infotainment screen, backup camera, surround vision, 10 speaker Harman and Kardon XM/AM/FM stereo, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, 2.0 liter turbo four with 255 horsepower, eight speed automatic transmission, paddle shifters, rear wheel drive (zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds and top speed of 155 mph) $67,220.00.00  list price, built in Dingolfing, Germany, fuel economy (33 mpg highway, 24 mpg city, 27 mpg combined) 15.5 gallon tank with 511 mi.range 

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

The CX-9 was driven to Pirate Radio 104.7 so that George “Elvis” Gray could assist in reviewing the SUV:Machine Gray metallic paint with deep chestnut interior with Nappa leather trimmed seats – six passenger, weighs 4,364 lbs. and is 199.4“ long – 14 cubic ft. of cargo space behind third row seating, 20” alloy wheels with  P255/50R20 Falken all season radial tires, head up display, Premier trim, console mounted transmission shifter and flatbed phone charger, 10.25” multimedia display with Sirius satellite radio, 12 speaker Bose studio stereo, power moon roof and leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, radar cruise control, Apple Carplay/Android Auto setup, backup camera,  moon roof, 360 degree overhead view monitor with navigation, 2.5 liter turbo 4 cylinder with 227 horsepower and six speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive – zero to 60 in 7 seconds – 132 mph top speed, fuel economy is 26 on the highway, 20 in town and 23 mpg overall rating.  Fuel tank holds 19 gallons and Mazda can go 494 miles on a full tank, list price is $48,200.00 and car is built in Hiroshima, Japan