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

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 

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 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 

 

  

 

2021 Toyota Venza Limited AWD

The Venza was presented at Pirate Radio for a review by George Gray, Matt Arguello, and myself:

Coastal Gray metallic paint with black SofTex seating for 5, heated and ventilated front buckets, weighs 3,913 lbs. and is 186.6” long, 28.8 cubic ft. cargo room, 19”  chrome finish ten spoke aluminum wheels and 225/50R19  Bridgestone radials, pushbutton/remote start, navigation, dual power seats, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, panoramic “star gaze”moon roof, wireless phone charger, head up display, Android / Apple integration, 12.3” multimedia infotainment screen, backup camera, 9 speaker JBL XM/AM/FM premium sound system, radar cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, 2.5 liter hybrid four with 219 horsepower, CVT automatic transmission and all wheel drive, $43,100.00.00  list price, built in Toyota, Aichi, Japan, fuel economy (37 mpg highway, 40 mpg city, 39 mpg combined), 14.5 gallon tank with 536 mi.range

                                                           

 

2021 Volkswagen Cross Sport V-6 SEL Premium R-Line

The Atlas was driven to Pirate Radio for a review with George Gray and Matt Arguello:

 Pure gray paint with dark burgundy and black leather seating for 5 – heated and ventilated front buckets, weighs 4,098 lbs. and is 195.5” long – 40.3 cubic ft. cargo room, 21” – two toned finish ten spoke aluminum wheels and 265/45R21 Pirelli radials, pushbutton/remote start, navigation, dual power seats, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel and big moon roof, wireless phone charger, head up display, dressy R-Line package and Android / Apple integration, 8” multimedia infotainment screen – backup camera and 12 speaker Fender XM/AM/FM premium sound system, cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 3.6 liter turbo V-6 with 276 horsepower – Eight speed automatic Tiptronic transmission and 4Motion all wheel drive, $51,615.00.00  list price  – built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, fuel economy (23 mpg highway, 17 mpg city, 19 mpg combined)  19.5 gallon tank with 449 mi.range

                            

 

2021 Buick Envision Essence FWD

Radio review at Pirate Radio studios featuring George Gray and Matt Arguello:

Cinnabar red metallic paint with ebony leather seating for 5 – heated front buckets, weighs 3,759 lbs. and is 182.5” long, 52.7 cubic ft. of cargo space with the back seat folded down, 17” – Black finished aluminum wheels and 245/45R17 all season radial tires, pushbutton/remote start, power memory seats, leather wrapped  and heated steering wheel, head up display, wireless phone charger and navigation, 10” multimedia infotainment screen, backup camera and 9 speaker Bose XM/AM/FM premium sound system, electronic radar cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2 liter turbocharged four with 228 horsepower, nine speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive, $41,315.00.00  list price  – built in Yantai, Etdz, P. R. – China, fuel economy (31 mpg highway, 24 mpg city, 26 mpg combined)  15.9 gallon tank with 492 mi.range 

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer “Activ” AWD SUV

Radio review at Pirate 104.7 studios featuring George Gray and Matt Arguello:

 Iridescent Pearl metallic paint with Zeus Bronze metallic top and black five passenger leatherette upholstered interior, heated front buckets, 173.5” long, 103.9” wheelbase, 3,275# weight, 8 “touchscreen infotainment, 54.4 cubic ft. cargo capacity behind front seats (25.3 with all seats erect), manual tailgate, start/stop technology and remote start, Bose premium stereo with 7 speakers, gas mileage ratings are 30-hwy./26-city/28-combined, range is 396 miles with 13.2 gallon tank, floor mounted gear shift, nine speed automatic transmission, lane change alert, blind spot monitor and cross traffic alert, 17” gray finish wheels five spoke wheels with 225/50R17 Hankook AT2 trail rated radial tires, 155 horsepower 3 cylinder 1.3 liter turbo engine, $31,375.00 M.S.R.P., built in Bupyeong Gu, In, Korea