2022 Honda Passport AWD TrailSport Edition

The new Honda Passport was reviewed at Pirate Studios (104.7FM) with the help of station manager George “Elvis” Gray: Platinum white paint with black leather seating for 5 – heated  front buckets and pushbutton transmission shifter, Trailsport stitching in headrests, weighs 4,236 lbs., has a 111” wheelbase and is 189.1” long, 41.2 cubic ft. cargo space in trunk – double that with second row flat, 18” – Gray and polished finish aluminum spoke wheels and 245/60R18 all season radials, 8” multimedia infotainment screen – multi-view rear vision camera, wireless flatbed phone charger, moonroof, pushbutton and remote starter, rear window shades, tilt and telescope steering column, 7 speaker Honda premium FM/AM-Satellite stereo, tailgate mounted rear spoiler – Android / Apple integration, cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 3.5 liter V-6 engine with 280 total horsepower, 262 ft. lb. of torque, 9 speed automatic transmission, dual giant exhausts, zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds – all wheel drive, $44,660.00  list price –  built in Lincoln, Alabama, fuel economy (24 highway 21 combined 19 city),  19.5 gallon tank with 468 mi. range                                                                    

 

2023 Honda HR-V AWD CUV w/ EX-L Trim

George Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7FM helped me review the Honda HR-V:

Nordic Forest metallic paint with gray leather seating for 5 – console mounted transmission shifter, weighs 3,162 lbs., has a 104” wheelbase and is 179.8” long, 24.4 cubic ft. cargo area (55.1 with back seat folded flat), 17” – Two toned bright finished aluminum spoke wheels and 215/60R17 Pirelli all season radials, 9” multimedia infotainment screen – rear vision camera, wireless flatbed phone charger, tilt and telescope steering column, panoramic moon roof and 8 speaker Honda FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with 158 total horsepower, 138 ft. lb. of torque, CVT automatic transmission, 3 driving modes, and all wheel drive, $30,590.00  list price –  built in Gelaya Guanajuato, Mexico, fuel economy (30 highway 27 combined),  14 gallon tank with 420plus mi. range                                                             

 

2022 Lexus NX-450h Plug-in Hybrid SUV

The Lexus was analyzed with the help of George “Elvis” Gray of Pirate Radio 104.7FM :

Ultrasonic blue mica metallic paint with red and black perforated leather seating for 5 – heated and a/c front buckets, heated rear outboard bucket seats, and console mounted electronic shifter, weighs 4,475 lbs., has a 105.9” wheelbase and is 183.5” long, 20” polished black finished aluminum spoke wheels and 255/55R20 Bridgestone all season radials, 14” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera, navigation, rearview mirror camera, wireless flatbed phone charger, remote start, heated steering wheel, head up display, power tilt and telescope steering column, dual moon roof and 14 speaker Lexus FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, power hands free tailgate, puddle lights and blind spot warning, 2.5 liter hybrid engine with 304 total system horsepower, 266 ft. lb. of torque and a CVT automatic transmission, paddle shifters on steering column, and all wheel drive, $61,790.00  list price –  built in Miyawaka, Fukuoka, Japan

2022 Infiniti QX60 Sensory AWD

George and Alana were instrumental in reviewing the QX-60 outside the Pirate Radio studios:

Moonbow blue metallic paint with sandstone leather seating for 8 – heated and cooled front buckets with electronic console mounted shifter, weighs 4,393 lbs. and has a 114.2” wheelbase and is 198.2” long – 52.3 cubic feet of cargo space with back seats erect, 20” – Silver and black polished and painted aluminum spoke wheels and 255/55R20 Hankook total performance all season radials, 12.3” multimedia infotainment screen for driver  – backup camera, overhead bird’s eye camera setup, navigation, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, wireless phone charger, and 17 speaker premium Bose, 950-watt FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, panoramic power moon roof, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 3.5 liter V-6 engine with 295 horsepower, 270 lb. ft. of torque, 9-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 7.6 sec., $60,745.00  list price, fuel economy (22 city/highway combined, 25 highway)  18.5 gallon tank with 462.5 mi.range

                                                                       

20” – Silver and black polished and painted aluminum spoke wheels and 255/55R20 Hankook total performance all season radials

12.3” multimedia infotainment screen for driver  – backup camera, overhead bird’s eye camera setup, navigation, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, wireless phone charger, and 17 speaker premium Bose, 950-watt FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, panoramic power moon roof

Radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning

3.5 liter V-6 engine with 295 horsepower, 270 lb. ft. of torque, 9-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 7.6 sec. 

$60,745.00  list price 

Fuel economy (22 city/highway combined, 25 highway)  18.5 gallon tank with 462.5 mi.range  

2022 Mazda CX-30 Turbo AWD with Premium Plus Package


George and Alana of Pirate Radio 104.7FM offered an assist in analyzing the Mazda CX-30 AWD Turbo:

Machine gray metallic paint with black and brown leather seating for 5 – heated and cooled front buckets with console mounted shifter, weighs 3,388 lbs. and has a 104.4” wheelbase and is 173.0” long – 20.3 cubic feet of cargo space with back seats erect,  18” – Black painted aluminum spoke wheels and 215/55R18 Bridgestone total performance all season radials, 8.8” multimedia infotainment screen for driver  – backup camera, head up display in windshield, navigation, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, wireless phone charger, and 12 speaker premium Bose FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, panoramic power moon roof, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.5 liter four cylinder turbo engine with 227 horsepower, 310 lb. ft. of torque, 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 5.9 sec., $36,435.00  list price, fuel economy (25 city/highway combined, 30 highway)  12.7 gallon tank with 381 mi.range  

 

                              

18” – Black painted aluminum spoke wheels and 215/55R18 Bridgestone total performance all season radials

8.8” multimedia infotainment screen for driver  – backup camera, head up display in windshield, navigation, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, wireless phone charger, and 12 speaker premium Bose FM/AM-Satellite stereo – Android / Apple integration, panoramic power moon roof

Radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning

2.5 liter four cylinder turbo engine with 227 horsepower, 310 lb. ft. of torque, 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 5.9 sec. 

$36,435.00  list price 

Fuel economy (25 city/highway combined, 30 highway)  12.7 gallon tank with 381 mi.range  

 

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 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 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 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