2021 Cadillac CT-4 V-Series RWD Sedan

The Pirate Radio crew of George Gray and Matt Arguello helped me review the Cadillac CT-4 from California by phone: Shadow metallic paint, Sangria and black leather interior that seats 5, 2.7 liter four cylinder, 325 horsepower turbo engine (very fast, very suitable for hills in Napa valley),  zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds, V-series model, driver awareness plus package of technology items, lumbar massage driver seat, heated steering wheel (I actually used in one morning in CA), following distance indicator, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, Bose 14 speaker stereo, magnetic ride control (this was awesome on CA highways), rear wheel drive, ten speed automatic, navigation system, pearl nickel finished mags, rain sensing wipers and aero ground effects/trunk spoiler.  Gets 29 highway miles per gallon and is built in Lansing, MI.  M.S.R.P. is $50,015.00.

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD

Radio review at The Pirate, FM-104.7, featuring George Gray and Matt Arguello:

Machine gray paint with “greige” leather seating for 5, heated front buckets, weighs 3,318 lbs. and is 183.5” long, 18” black finished aluminum wheels and 215/45R18 Bridgestone radials, pushbutton/remote start, navigation, dual power seats, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, trunk spoiler and moon roof, wireless phone charger, head up display and Android / Apple integration, 8” multimedia infotainment screen with backup camera and 12 speaker Bose XM/AM/FM premium sound system, cruise control, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot warning, 2.5 liter turbo four with 250 horsepower, six speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive, $34,015.00.00  list price, built in Hofu, Japan, fuel economy (32 mpg highway, 23 mpg city, 27 mpg combined), 13.2 gallon tank with 422 mi.range 

2021 BMW 330e Plug-in RWD Hybrid

Pirate Radio review featuring DJ’s George Gray and Matt Arguello:

Alpine white metallic paint with Cognac Vemasca 5 pass. leather upholstered interior – heated front buckets, 2 liter twin power turbo 4 with 255 horsepower zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds – 185.7” long, 112.2” wheelbase, 4,038# weight, 10″ touchscreen infotainment with head up display, 13.2 cubic ft. cargo capacity trunk, navigation system, radar cruise control, moon roof, and premium 205 watt stereo with 10 speakers. gas mileage ratings is 28-combined – 10.6 gallon tank  Electric range is 22 miles – 35,000 chargers nationwide, floor mounted electronic gear shift – Eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, lane change alert, blind spot monitor and cross traffic alert, 19” black and silver ten spoke wheels with 225/40R19 all-season Bridgestone Turanza radials, $59,645.00 M.S.R.P. – $5,836.00 Federal tax credit – Car is built in Munich, Germany

2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD

Radio review at Pirate radio with George Gray and Matt Arguello:

 Blue Streak metallic paint with Midnight black metallic painted top and black five passenger leather upholstered interior – heated front buckets, 192.7” long, 111.2” wheelbase, 3,395# weight, 10 “touchscreen infotainment with head up display, 15.1 cubic ft. cargo capacity trunk, navigation system, radar cruise control and moon roof, JBL premium stereo with 9 speakers, gas mileage ratings are 34-hwy./25-city/28-combined, range is 537 miles with 15.8 gallon tank, floor mounted gear shift, eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, lane change alert, blind spot monitor and cross traffic alert, 17” black five spoke wheels with 235/40R19 all-season radials, 205 horsepower 4 cylinder 2.5 liter engine, $39,635.00 M.S.R.P., built in Georgetown, Kentucky

2021 Volkswagen FWD Jetta GLI Autobahn Sedan

Radio review on Pirate Radio featuring George Gray and Matt Arguello:

Two liter turbo four with 228 horsepower, six speed manual transmission, 185″ overall length, four door/five passenger, 3,200# curb weight, 225/45R18 Hankook radials on aluminum rims, 33mpg/highway, 13.2 gallon tank, 14 cubic foot trunk, moon roof, Beats custom stereo with navigation, heated/air conditioned front leather buckets, made in Puebla, Mexico, $31,740.00 window sticker.

2021 Toyota Avalon AWD “Limited” Sedan

George Gray and Matt Arguello – Pirate Radio review:196″ length – BluePrint blue paint – All-wheel drive – 2.5 liter four with 205 horsepower – Eight speed automatic – JBL 14 speaker stereo – Cognac leather interior with seating for five (four heated seats) – 16 cubic ft. trunk – 14.4 gallon tank provides 490 miles of range with 34 MPG highway rating Moon roof – Head up display  –  $44,728.00 MSRP –  built in Georgetown, KY

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2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

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

The Toyota Corolla XSE that I was recently able to test came in a pleasing Blueprint blue metallic paint scheme and featured black SofTex seating surfaces.  The Toyota Corolla, one of the best-selling nameplates of all time, has moved over 45 million cars onto driveways around the world (well, mostly driveways), and the car is in its twelfth generation configuration, having been around since 1966.

The 2021 front wheel drive Corolla sits on a 103.9” wheelbase, is 70.5” wide, 57.1” high, and weighs 3,060 lbs.  The way that Greeley and Ft. Collins have grown, it seems you are always poking around looking for parking space, so with a car that’s 172 inches long, it is not too difficult with Toyota’s Corolla.

Acceleration, handling, visibility and guidance were all acceptable for the Corolla.  The power was supplied by a 2 liter, 4 cylinder engine, putting out 168 horsepower through a continuously variable (CVT) transmission.  Silver and gray ten-spoke alloy wheels were fitted with P225/40R18 all-season radials on the car.

The 5 passenger interior of the Corolla was comfortable and the seating was supportive and looked good.  The car had a backup camera, 8″ touchscreen, cruise control, power windows/locks/mirrors, tilt/telescope steering column, and keyless entry.  M.S.R.P for my test Corolla came in at $29,289.00, including freight.  The biggest item added to its $25,725.00 base price was a premium audio/navigation package ($1,715.00) consisting of a JBL stereo and dynamic navigation.

The Corolla did a super job for me during the test in Northern Colorado.  The slick styling caught a lot of eyes, the car kept pace at the stoplights, and with the 38 mpg highway mileage rating, I spent a nominal amount of money on gas.  I’d say it is a good value.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn

Radio Review:

 Tornado Red paint with Titan black leather seating for 5, including heated buckets – Weighs 3,127 lbs. and is 168” long – 17.3 cubic ft. of cargo capacity in hatchback area – 18” Ultra Silver five spoke aluminum wheels and 225/40R18 Bridgestone Potenza radial tires – Lane keep assist, forward collision alert, radar cruise control, rear vision, and automatic emergency braking – 8” infotainment screen – navigation, ambient door sill lighting and Fender 7 speaker AM/FM premium sound system – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless phone charger, head up display, aluminum sport pedals, leather steering wheel – 2.0 liter, turbocharged 228 horsepower four cylinder engine with six speed manual transmission, start stop technology and front wheel drive – $37,415.00  list price  Built in Mexico – Fuel economy (Highway – 32 mpg) (City – 24 mpg)  14.9 gallon tank with 477 mi.range