2018 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T SE Sedan

Front wheel drive – Silk Blue metallic paint – Cornsilk Beige leatherette trim   5 passenger – 183” long like a Toyota Corolla – Heated front bucket seats   Weighs 3,000 lbs. – Power sunroof – Backup camera, blind spot warning, and cruise control -XM/AM/FM stereo – 4 speakers – 6.4” touchscreen – 1.4 liter Four cylinderTurbo engine with 150 horsepower – torque is 184 – Zero to 60 in 8.4 seconds – Six speed automatic transmission – 16”  alloy wheels   205/55HR16 all season radials – $23,095.00  list price        Built in Puebla, Mexico – 550 miles of range, 32 mpg combined, 28 mpg city, and 38 mpg highway – 14.5 gallon tank

Lexus GS-300 F Sport RWD Sedan

A trip was made to Pirate Radio (104.7 FM) to review the Lexus with Matt “The Big Kanuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray:

Rear wheel drive with 3 driving modes – Ultrasonic Blue Mica blue paint with jet black leather seating – 5 passenger – 193” long like a Chevy Malibu   Weighs 3,805 lbs. with a 38.6’ turning circle – 19”, machined split-five spoke aluminum alloy wheels – Heads up display and LED daytime running lights   Backup camera, navigation, blind spot monitor, cruise control, lane departure warning, and rear park assist/cross traffic alert, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability and heated steering wheel – Power sliding moon roof – XM/AM/FM Lexus premium stereo – 8” touchscreen – 2.0 liter 241 horsepower, turbo-four engine with eight speed automatic – zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds – $54,520.00  list price     –      Built in Toyota, Aichi, Japan – 525 miles of range, 30 mpg highway/21 mpg city/24 combined – 17.5 gallon tank

2018 Prius Prime Advanced FWD Sedan

The Prius was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “The Big Kanuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray……

Blue Magnetism blue metallic – Black SofTex leatherette trim – 4 passenger – 182.9” long, same as a BMW X3 – weighs 3,375# – Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer Hatchback design – 15”, Five spoke alloy wheels with two-tone wheel covers – Heated front seats and heated steering wheel – Backup camera, navigation, blind spot monitor, and radar cruise control XM/AM/FM JBL stereo – 10 speakers – 11.6” touchscreen  1.8 liter 4 cylinder hybrid engine with 95 horsepower (torque is 105) – ECVT automatic transmission – $33,985.00  list price        Built in Aichi, Japan – 629 miles of range, 54 mpg combined, 55 mpg city, and 53 mpg highway – 11.4 gallon tank – 25 miles range on battery power

2018 BMW 740e xDrive Sedan

The DJ’s at Pirate Radio FM 104.7 (George “Elvis” Gray on this occasion) looked over the BMW for an analysis/opinion:

All wheel drive – Megellan Gray metallic paint – Black Dakota leather trim – 5 passenger – 206.6” long, 2.5” longer than a Chevy Traverse – Weighs 4,740 lbs.  Panoramic dual (one power) moon roof(s) – 14 cubic ft. of trunk space – 0 to 60mph in 5.1 seconds – Backup camera, around view camera, navigation, auto braking, and radar cruise control – XM/AM/FM Harman/Karden stereo   10 speakers – 8” touchscreen – 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with 326 horsepower, counting electric motors – Eight speed automatic transmission   $99,845.00  list price – Built in Dingolfing, Germany – 340 miles of range, 27 mpg combined – 12.1 gallon tank – goes 25 miles on full electric charge

 

 

 

 

2018 KIA Rio EX Sedan

Pirate Radio Review : Matt “The Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray!

Front wheel drive – Azure Blue metallic paint – Jet black fabric trim – 5 passenger – 172” long like a Chevy Sonic – Weighs 2,750 lbs. – 13.7 cubic ft. of cargo room in trunk – Backup camera and cruise control – XM/AM/FM KIA stereo – 5 speakers – 7” touchscreen – 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine with 130 horsepower – Six speed automatic transmission – 15”  spoke alloy wheels  185/65HR15 Bridgestone all season radials – $19,425.00  list price        Built in Pesqueria, NL, Mexico – 380 miles of range, 32 mpg combined, 28 mpg city, and 32 mpg highway – 11.9 gallon tank

 

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.”

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

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE Hatchback

The VW Golf GTI was driven to Pirate Radio for an analysis by the DJ’s, Matt “Big Kahuna” Arguello and George “Elvis” Gray.  Listen in:

Front Wheel Drive – Night blue metallic paint – Black leather interior – 6.5” touchscreen – 5 passenger – 168” long like a Chevy Trax – Heated front bucket seats – Weighs 3,086 lbs. – Panoramic sunroof and illuminated door sills and door panels – XM radio and  premium Fender 8 speaker stereo – 1.8 liter Turbo 4 with 220 horsepower – torque is 258 lb.ft. – Zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds  6  Speed DSG automatic transmission – 18”  Austin aluminum alloy wheels and all-season radials – $31,165.00  list price – 27 MPG combined mpg, 24 city and 32 highway – 13.2 gallon tank – Built in Puebla, Mexico