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Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®

Lauren Fix is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. A trusted automotive expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics, energy and safety issues for both the auto industry and consumers. Her analysis is honest and straightforward.

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport Review-First Edition Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 21, 2021

The 2021 Bronco Sport – First Edition is one of 4 different models, all Bronco Sports come All Wheel Drive (AWD). Every Bronco is different and can be built to your needs. Big Bend and Outer Banks trim levels is a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, the First Edition and Badlands offer a 2L Turbo engine. Extra drive modes and more make this SUV with test driving.

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2021 Ford Ranger TREMOR – is it almost a RAPTOR?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 17, 2021

The new 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor off-road package is a SuperCrew that comes standard with 4×4, and you are going to want to use it every day. The Tremor package goes beyond the FX4 Off-Road Package. The Tremor offers increased ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension, and aggressive 32” General Grabber tires. We are still waiting for the Ranger Raptor, this will have to hold you till then.

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2021 Buick Envision Review – Is it the BEST Compact Luxury SUV?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 17, 2021

Check out the ALL NEW 2021 Buick Envision has made a host of changes to its top luxury compact SUV. On the outside, you will find all-new sheet metal, front fascia, grille, and wheels. The interior of the Envision is more spacious and features an all-new integrated 10.2″ infotainment system, wireless connectivity. This is Buick’s small 5-passenger SUV that slots between the even smaller Encore and the larger three-row Enclave. Buick is all SUV.

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2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE Review-Test Drive

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 9, 2021

Check out the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE Hybrid, it offers a redesigned front fascia, new gloss-black 19-inch wheels, a floating multimedia screen, and the debut of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. No matter the grade, each Camry Hybrid uses the fuel-efficient Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) engineered to provide spirited performance and driving enjoyment.

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2021 Genesis GV80 Review – Is it the BEST Luxury SUV?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 4, 2021

The ALL NEW 2021 Genesis GV80 2 5L AWD is a 3-row SUV. This luxury SUV is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged Inline-4. Take a detailed review and test drive in the GV80 2 5L AWD. Is the 2021 Genesis GV80 Prestige the BEST NEW luxury SUV you can BUY?

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2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Review – Test Drive in Winter

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 1, 2021

Check out the 2021 Audi RS 7 – sound, interior, and exterior in detail. The second generation of the RS7 is even more impressive with blazing performance in a five-door coupe, new aggressive RS styling, and striking design. Audi high-performance top performer sedan.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV – America’s Newest Most Affordable EV

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 26, 2021

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is an SUV that’s an EV with more than 200 miles of range for under $40000. This all-electric utility vehicle offers more interior room than the standard Bolt EV and is a better value than competitors like the Mach e, Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, KIA Niro EV.

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2022 Infiniti QX55 Review: Test Drive and Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 24, 2021

All-new luxury compact crossover with a coupe-style design SUV. The 2022 Infiniti QX55 comes with standard Intelligent All Wheel Drive, tons of standard safety and technology, 2 large touch screens, impressive materials, and more. Check out the full review.

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Women Who Changed Automotive History: Top 10

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 23, 2021

It’s National Women’s History Month, so let’s celebrate the Women who changed automotive history.

You may not realize that reason you have some great features and technologies in your vehicle are because women didn’t like the original method and invented a better solution.

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New 2022 Acura MDX Review: Buyers Guide & Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 21, 2021

Fourth-generation MDX undergoes its most radical design transformation yet with a bold new exterior and sophisticated interior design. The 2022 Acura MDX More space for people and gear, MDX improves passenger space in all three rows and adds an innovative multi-function second-row with the removable middle seat. Lots of new technology including Amazon Alexa.

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2021 Bronco Sport Outer Banks Review: New Ford

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 21, 2021

The newest off-road capable SUV is the 2021 Bronco Sport, the full-sized Bronco in 2022. The Big Bend and Outer Banks trim levels are a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. All Bronco Sports are 4WD and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Band Lands and First Edition, reviewed separately, offers a larger 2L engine and more off-road capability.

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Decoding VIN: Where is My VIN Number Location?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 18, 2021

The 17 characters that identify your vehicle have more meaning than you may think. The vehicle identification number (VIN) tells insurance companies and manufacturers a lot about your car. This information will help you as well if you know how to translate it.

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review- What’s New!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 6, 2021

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus midsize luxury SUV with a new interior that exudes a sense of calm and signature technologies. Powered by a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, delivering 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. Or the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder remains standard, with its 250 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines have an 8-speed transmission for smooth acceleration and an effortless drive experience. Nautilus will continue to be built in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 4, 2021

The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro offers excellent handling, the latest infotainment features, and plenty of speed no matter which engine you choose. Our test car has a 3.6L V6. Engine choices include: standard – 2L 4 cylinder, 275-hp; LT1 – 455-hp, 6.2-liter V-8; ZL1 – 650-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with an automatic or manual transmission. We compare the Camaro convertible to the Ford Mustang convertible and hardtop Dodge Challenger. The 2021 Camaro Convertible – is now the time to buy?

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2021 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8 Review-New & Improved

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 17, 2021

The new 2021 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8 is an ultra-luxury SUV that offers the ultimate in power, luxury, and usability. We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories.
If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2022 Mini Cooper Full line – What’s NEW

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 15, 2021

2022 Mini Hardtop and Convertible have some cool changes. We give it all to you in one short video, so you can be prepared before you go for a test drive. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Mercedes Benz E450- Detailed Review & Drive

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 10, 2021

The 2021 Mercedes Benz E450 is powered by a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt hybrid system that doubles as an electric supercharger. There are some impressive new technology upgrades that make this Mercedes pretty impressive.

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2021 BMW M5 Review | Performance & Track Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 9, 2021

The 2021 BMW M5 sedan is an impressive thrill ride for the street and the track. The 2021 BMW M5 sedan delivers 617 horsepower from its fine-tuned V8 and earns the zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec. We take for a test drive on the street and on the Monticello track for soe testing. If you have additional questions, put them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer.

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CARJACKINGS EPIDEMIC| What Would YOU Do?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 5, 2021

Carjackings are becoming a pandemic and it’s not just happening in certain cities it’s happening everywhere, gas/charging stations in parking lots, and apartment complexes. We’re starting to see it more and more and you need to be aware of your situation of what’s going on around you. Here are some tips, carjackings, and some tips so this doesn’t happen to you!

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2021 Toyota Sienna XSE Hybrid |Review & Road Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / February 3, 2021

The totally redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna offers unique styling, a standard hybrid powertrain, and available all-wheel drive. The new features and options are enough to make the competitors know that the three players are head to head. The Toyota Sienna competes with Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. Also, consider the KIA Sedona (now called the Carnival ); it is a strange name choice.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Review and Road Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 27, 2021

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra looks like a small Sonata. We take the 2021 Hyundai Elantra for a review and road test, The Hyundai Elantra wins the North American Car of the Year award for 2021. Competing against the Nissan Sentra and Genesis G80. This is a huge win for Hyundai, the Elantra is all new with new technology and design.

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2021 Alpina XB7 | NEW $150,000 Luxury SUV – Driven

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 25, 2021

2021 Alpina XB7 offers a superior driving experience and outstanding power.
The Alpina XB7 is like nothing else and offers the highest caliber quality material, luxury, bespoke details, and a true BMW driving experience. Prices start at $141,300.

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2021 BMW 430i xDrive – Polarizing Looks, Better Performance

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 20, 2021

The BMW 4-series coupe is completely redesigned for 2021, and it’s wearing a controversial new grill. The 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, rear-wheel drive with 255 hp. Prices for the 2021 BMW 4 Series start at $45,600 for a rear-drive 430i, while the xDrive all-wheel-drive system drives that up to $47,600.

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2020 BMW M2 CS | Limited Edition – Impressive On Track!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 18, 2021

The 2020 BMW M2 CS is a limited edition, they need to make more! The new high-performance coupe blends racetrack performance with everyday usability. We take it on the track. Power and torque are rated at 444 hp and 406 lb-ft, an increase of 39 hp over the M2 Competition. Tons of carbon throughout, to help reduce weight, lower the center of gravity, and improved aerodynamics. Exclusive Carbon Fiber and Alcantara interior trim help set this M2 apart from all previous versions. Starting price: $83,600.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid | Test Drive and Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 13, 2021

We test drive and review the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid. The revised 2021 Honda Accord gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The design changes will give you a new perspective on the Accord.

We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories.

If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Luxury SUV Review | Better than the Navigator?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 11, 2021

The fully redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade has more interior space, especially for rear passengers, significant gains in second-and third-row seating space, and added cargo space. The enhanced driving dynamics with a new independent rear suspension and available Magnetic Ride Control, Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Electronic Limited Slip Differential.

We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Lexus IS300-Review and Road Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 6, 2021

The 2021 Lexus IS300 and IS350 F Sport have been redesigned. We will test drive and review the IS300 and give you some information on the #IS350 in comparison. We will give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories. See them in the chapters.

If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Kia Sorento – Review and Road Test

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 3, 2021

We take the 2021 Kia Sorento to review and road test. With a bold new design with an extended wheelbase, the all-new Sorento offers more passenger and cargo room than the outgoing Sorento SUV. Sorento features new a powertrain line-up with available Turbo and Hybrid. We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2020 Ford Transit – Everything You Want To Know

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 3, 2021

The 2020 Ford Transit All Wheel Drive 150 Cargo van is perfect for making a conversion or up fit this truck to meet so many needs. We cover everything you want to know before purchasing this vehicle.

We test-drive and review the 10-passenger All Wheel Drive 150 and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Review- New & Improved

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 20, 2020

The Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 is Volvo’s first-ever fully electric car. It is based on the best-selling XC40 small premium SUV. inside, an innovative functional interior that provides drivers with plenty of storage space. The XC40 Recharge P8 AWD offers several large and smartly designed storage compartments in the doors, under the seats, and in the trunk. Not having an internal combustion engine means that the car provides drivers with even more storage space, via a so-called ‘frunk’ storage space under the front hood. The range of over 248 miles on a single charge.

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2021 Ford Mach E Review- A Mustang or a Tesla Killer?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 17, 2020

Is the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E – a Mustang or a Tesla Killer? Ford has invested big to create a front runner in the EV marketplace, one that gives the Tesla Model Y a run for its money. It may be less expensive but what are your getting for your money? We take it for a test drive and show you everything you need to know, score it with Car Coach Reports ratings before you go for a test drive.

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2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio AWD Review – Is It Worth It?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 17, 2020

The 2020 Alfa Romeo has robust engines, sharp handling, and a crisp ride. This luxury sporty compact SUV is a looker and a joy to drive.

We show you everything you need to know, score it with Car Coach Reports ratings before you go for a test drive. We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review- Buy or Pass?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 17, 2020

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and new sporty XSE trim. Has a new interface with top NHTSA crash test safety. 4 trim levels including the 2021 Toyota Highlander; 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE; and 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD.

Check out the in-depth review and the Car Coach Reports ratings in 10 categories. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Land Rover Defender 110 Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 14, 2020

The new Land Rover Defender is tough and capable. This iconic 4×4 represents 70 years of innovation and improvement. Land Rover’s new Defender is more sophisticated than some purists would prefer, but it still has what it takes to be a seriously capable trail vehicle. It offered in two-door and four-door configurations available, available seven-passenger seating. We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories.

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review & Test Drive

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 1, 2020

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will provide a uniquely youthful, yet functional choice in the fast-growing small SUV segment. After a 12-year hiatus, the Trailblazer name has been revived for the U.S. We take it for a drive and give it a Car Coach Reports Rating in 10 categories.

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2020 Lincoln Navigator – In-Depth Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / December 1, 2020

The Lincoln Navigator is a staple for American Luxury SUVs, it was the 2019 North American SUV of the Year (@NACTOY). Our test SUV was the Black Label which consists of Lincoln Copilot 360 and a suite of driver assistance technologies, media technology capabilities with SYNC 3, Lincoln embrace with welcome lighting, and Black Label membership privileges including Clear for the airport service concierge and more. Check out the in-depth review and the Car Coach Reports ratings in 10 categories.

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2021 Volvo XC60 Review- New & Improved

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 25, 2020

New for 2021Volvo XC60 receives several new standard features – blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and front parking sensors, as well as a new 19-inch wheel design and power-folding exterior mirrors with an auto-dimming function. Check out the Car Coach Reports ratings in 10 categories.

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2020 Toyota Avalon TRD Review- A Sports Sedan?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 25, 2020

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is a performance sports sedan? This full-size family sedan has a sport suspension and a body kit, does this make sense? Find out if it’s truly a performance sports sedan. If I didn’t cover anything else, put it in the comments below and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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2021 Ford F150 Review- Is It The BEST NEW Truck?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 25, 2020

The Ford F-150 is a full-size light-duty pickup truck, and it has dominated new vehicle sales in the United States for the last 43 years.

The new 3.5 liter PowerBoost in the 2021 Ford F150 is the only full hybrid powertrain available, generating 430 horsepower and 570 lb.- ft. of torque, it can tow up to 12,700 pounds.

Safety: All-new F-150 offers the latest driver-assist features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. More features are now standard on XL, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection to help avoid a possible collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, auto high beam headlamps.

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2020Mercedes GLC AMD Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 18, 2020

The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 43 AMG is a powerful compact luxury SUV. It’s more than practical, it offers ample cargo space, impressive comfort, passenger room, and seating, safety, high-end features, top interior quality, high-tech features. and towing capability PLUS its a blast to drive! The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC does all this and at a reasonable price for the segment. Here is the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 43 AMG Review.

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The 2020 Cadillac CT4V Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 18, 2020

This all new Cadillac model replaces the CTS, and #Cadillac plans to go with more performance to go head-to-head with the German sedans. A higher performance version coming out soon will be known as the #BlackWing. We rate the Cadillac CT4V in 10 categories – exhaust and 0-60 launch too. #CadillacCT4 #CadillacCT4V

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 18, 2020

The first Corvette was a convertible, now in 2020, the all-new redefined @Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece earning the top spot in Corvette’s history.Chevy’s first-ever production mid-engine #Corvette represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history.

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The 2021 Nissan Rogue Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 18, 2020

The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue debuts with all-new looks, updated technology, and additional features. Is the 2021 Nissan Rogue the best new SUV to buy or lease?

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2021 KIA K5 GT-Line Review- New & Improved

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 18, 2020

2021 Kia GT-Line AWD and 2021 K5 GT Outperforms BMW 330i. The new GT-Line amps up the style and driving excitement of the new K5 at an attractive price. The new turbo 2.5-liter engine in the GT model makes 290 horsepower and exterior styling upgrades. Is the new K5 better than the previous KIA Optima?

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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line Review. It has 201-Horsepower, 1.6L Turbocharged Engine, and Sport-Tuned Suspension. Standard Elantra GT is 161 Horsepower.

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2020 Nissan Sentra Review- How Is This Car?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

Here is the 2020 Nissan Sentra Review. The Sentra is the best-selling Nissan model of all-time in the United States, with more than six million vehicles sold since 1982. The 2020 Nissan #Sentra has a new design that shares muscular, sporty elements with the rest of the #Nissan vehicles. There […]

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2020 Buick EncoreGX Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

The new 2020 Buick Encore GX Review. It is Larger than the Encore, with more passenger and cargo storage. The Encore GX competes with: Mazda CX30, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester.

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2021 Acura TLX Review-Luxury Sports Sedan

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

The 2021 Acura TLX is set to launch as the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history.

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2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review- BEST Luxury SUV?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

Denali offers the highest level of premium features and content in the new Yukon and Yukon XL. Highlights include:
• High Definition Surround Vision camera
• 15-inch-diagonal multicolor Head-Up Display
• Rear Pedestrian Alert

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2020 Honda Civic Type R Review- A Fun Hot Hatch

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 11, 2020

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is on your radar. It’s the fastest, most powerful #Honda ever, some call it the CTR. Powered by a new 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC engine with 306 horsepower through a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission.

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2020 Range Rover Velar SV Review-Is It Powerful?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 10, 2020

2020 Range Rover Velar SV Autobiography Dynamic V8 Edition and engine sound. The 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography is fast, fun, and beautiful. This review covers 10 areas of the Velar SVAutobiography.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review-Is It Fun?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 10, 2020

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is available in two trim levels: S and Autobahn. We take the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review for a test drive and check out the interior, exterior, and cargo space.

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2020 BMW M235i Review- Is It A True M Car?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 9, 2020

The 2020 BMW M235i is an ALL NEW model from BMW. Its chassis comes from the BMW x2 and under the hood is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 that is producing 301HP & mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Its exterior has unique lines that are new to the BMW lineage.

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review – 82 MPG!!!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 9, 2020

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid that earns 82 MPG. Minivans are great people movers, and offer plenty of tech and features.

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2021 Honda Odyssey Review-Is It The Best Minivan?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / November 9, 2020

America’s most popular minivan gets a makeover including an industry-first Rear Seat Reminder with an Integrated Camera.
America’s best retail-selling minivan 10 years running, for 2021 there are some new safety features and improvements that are worth knowing about

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2021 Genesis GV80 Review | Is This Genesis SUV the new best in class?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / October 28, 2020
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2021 Genesis GV80 Review – Genesis SUV

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / October 28, 2020

The All-new Genesis GV80, this all-new luxury SUV is sure to impress and offer great vale, impressive technology and creative safety. Relax and enjoy the GV80.

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2021 Genesis G80 Competes with the Germans

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / October 28, 2020

Meet the 2021 Genesis G80 Luxury Midsize Sedan it is DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT. It’s equipped with an exciting array of intuitive technology and safety components, the fully redesigned G80 competes with BMW, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, and more. Is it better?

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Fall Car Care and Road Trips

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / October 11, 2020

With wet and changing weather conditions, Fall is the perfect time to elevate your vehicle’s safety. Get fall car care and fall road trip tips by Lauren Fix.

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2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid is a 40 MPG Lexus at Reasonable Price

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / September 2, 2020

The Venza is back for 2021 and there are some major changes by Toyota. The new Venza slots in between the Highlander & RAV4. It’s a family-sized hybrid SUV with Lexus luxury and gets 40 MPGs. We show you everything you need to know, score it with Car Coach Reports review ratings before you go for a test drive.

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2021 Ford Bronco and 1972 Bronco Off Road Test Drive

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / September 2, 2020

Lauren and Paul take the 1972 Ford Bronco and the 2021 Ford Bronco off-road, mudding and you get to come along for the ride. This is the first drive of the new Bronco Sport and much more. The 2-door and 4-door Bronco are going after Jeep “head-to-head”.

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban Full Review | Impressive Price

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / September 2, 2020

The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban has been redesigned to be the ultimate SUV, offering the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size SUV segment.

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2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid – Is It Boring?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / September 2, 2020

Toyota is clearly out to change the perception that hybrids are slow and boring. The NEW 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is here to change the way you view a plug-in hybrid SUV forever.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class – First Look

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / September 2, 2020

This is the 2021 S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. The next-generation MBUX infotainment system will have facial recognition, a fingerprint scanner, and more voice-activated features. The #SClass stands for the fascination of #MercedesBenz: innovative engineering and beautiful design define the luxury segment in the automobile industry. It’s all about #luxury and technology! […]

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2021 KIA K5 Review – Goodbye to the KIA Optima!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / August 7, 2020

The Optima is officially gone and it is replaced by the K5. Is it more than a name change? Is the hype true? Goodbye to the KIA Optima.
The ALL-NEW 2021 Kia K5 is at dealers and THIS should have Camry and Accord worried! We test drove the LX, the GT will be reviewed in a separate test.

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 28, 2020

All-new two-row midsize SUV based on the popular three-row Atlas. The Cross Sport is Volkswagen’s successful three-row Atlas SUV. They ditched the third-row seating and added a more sporty roofline. The Cross Sports sits on the same chassis as the regular Atlas, it loses almost nothing in terms of practicality or interior room during the transformation.

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2020 Honda CRV HYBRID REVIEW – AWD SUV

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 17, 2020

The Honda CR-V is one of America’s most popular small SUVs, and it’s currently our top-ranked model in that class. Now Honda has come out with the 2020 Honda CRV Hybrid AWD SUV. This is the first time there’s been a hybrid version of the CR-V. The CR-V Hybrid provides a higher fuel economy than the regular CR-V as well as more power. Is it the right SUV for you? Find out!

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2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 review

2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 | Exhaust, Test Drive, Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 14, 2020

The 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 gets a power boost and updated chassis tuning.

New for 2021 is the GR Supra 2.0 is the first-ever four-cylinder version, with 255 horsepower and lower weight. The new GR Supra A91 Edition offers exclusive color and design features. GR stands for Gazoo Racing.

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2020 Genesis G90 Ultimate Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 1, 2020

The 2020 Genesis G90 Ultimate is an Amazing bargain luxury sedan. What makes the G90 Ultimate such an amazing bargain? We will go for a drive and look at all the features and details before you take it for a test drive. The all-new 2020 G90 impresses with its new styling, new features, technology, and more in so many areas. We will give you the Car Coach Reports ratings in 10 categories and you will surely agree.

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2021 KIA K5 Optima GT Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 1, 2020

Car Coach Lauren Fix reveals the 2021 KIA K5 Optima GT. This is the first look at Kia’s most powerful mid-size sedan ever. Watch the video car review!

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SEMA “She Is” Member Spotlight: Lauren Fix of Car Coach Reports/Classic Tube

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / July 1, 2020

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) has named Lauren Fix of Car Coach Reports and Classic Tube as this week’s #SheIsSEMA Spotlight Member. Fix is a nationally recognized automotive analyst, journalist, author and television host with more than 34 years of experience across the automotive, entertainment, and consulting industries.

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2020 Honda CRV Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

Car Coach Reports tested the 2020 Honda CRV Touring AWD edition and it’s powered by the standard 1.5L engine with 190hp and a CVR transmission. The AWD version is good for all climates. The 19” wheels come with all-season tires and offer a comfortable ride with good handling and brakes. Fuel economy is up to 28 city / 34 highway. The acceleration is good and offers great efficiency too.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

Lauren Fix tes drove the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The completely renewed Sonata Hybrid changes the way you may think of hybrids, starting with its dramatic sports coupe silhouette. The LED lights, beautifully integrated with the chrome trim, hidden until they illuminate.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

The 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country is Chevy’s answer to the ultimate 3-row SUV. Under the hood is 3.6L V6 producing 310 HP & mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s exterior has body lines that may seem a little bit bland when compared to the competition. On the inside, there is a ton of space and a third-row people can actually enjoy. Is the 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country the ALMOST perfect 3-row SUV?

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2020 BMW X6 review

2020 BMW X6 Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

2020 BMW X6 40i xDrive is more than and SUV it’s an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle). The 2020 BMW X6 40i xDrive has been updated; under the hood of the X6 40i is a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 that produces 335HP & mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The X6 receives […]

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2020 Lexus LX570 review

2020 Lexus LX570 Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

The 2020 Lexus LX570 – is it worth buying? At $100K this LUXURY status symbol isn’t cheap, watch the full video car review for Car Coach Reports ratings.

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2020 Toyota Highlander

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 25, 2020

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is redesigned for this year. This is a significantly different vehicle than last year‘s model. We test drove the 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum, watch the full review for Car Coach Reports ratings and we will give you the answers.

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AMERICA HITS THE ROAD: Summer Car Care & Road Trip Tips From An Auto Expert

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / June 23, 2020

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® Travel experts predict a strong demand on traffic, a good majority will pack up the family vehicle and drive to their destination to save money. With the July 4th holiday weekend around the corner, and many are planning a summer travel, there are a […]

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2020 Jeep Wrangler Eco-diesel review

2020 Jeep Wrangler Ecodiesel Review – Most Fuel Efficient and Pricey

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  2020 model year, Jeep has made the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 available in the four-door Wrangler Unlimited models. The new EcoDiesel is about 400 pounds heavier than Wranglers with the turbocharged four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V-6, but Jeep maintains it’s still going to be the fuel economy champ. The diesel […]

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2020 Volkswagen GTI

2020 Volkswagen GTI Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a good compact car. Its turbocharged engine provides plenty of juice for city and highway driving and its nimble handling. #2020VolkswagenGTI #vwgolfreview #2020GTI MSRP: From $28,595 Horsepower: 228 hp MPG: 24 city / 32 highway Curb weight: 3,062 to 3,128 lbs Transmission: 6-speed […]

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2020 Mini Clubman S car review

2020 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review – Car Coach Reports

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  2020 Mini Cooper S Clubman, it has a spacious and upscale interior, zippy performance, lively handling, and good predicted reliability. However, it has poor fuel economy and a high price. The 2020 Clubman John Cooper Works may be the more practical Mini, with a fun personality. The Clubman JCW […]

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2020 Audi Q7 car review

2020 Audi Q7 – More Power, More Style, More Technology with Al Vazquez

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  The 2020 Audi Q7 – Refreshed, More Power, More Style, More Technology. We ride with #AlVazquez and give you the #CarCoachReports ratings. All new design updates including new engine, refreshed design and advanced technology. New 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers impressive driving dynamics and improved torque output over the previous […]

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2020 Audi S4

2020 Audi S4 Review | Even sportier and more cutting edge

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  The 2020 Audi S4 Review is even sportier and more cutting edge. The 3.0-liter engine in the S4 delivers 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, and sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Also available is a sport suspension, which lowers ride height by 23 mm. The S […]

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2020 Cadillac XT5

2020 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury AWD

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

  2020 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury AWD offers a new Sport trim; powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine now standard on lower trims and an all-new infotainment screen and applications. #2020CadillacXT% #CadillacXT5 #2020Cadillac   ( www.patreon.com/CarCoachReports ) Please visit to support Car Coach Reports and Car Smarts. Sign Up […]

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Diesel car review

2020 Land Rover Discovery Diesel Car Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 12, 2020

2020 Land Rover Discovery Diesel has built its reputation on having the most off-road-capable SUVs in the world. The 2020 Land Rover Discovery is a midsize SUV that comes standard with seating for five, the optional third row with seating for two more passengers. New for 2020, a new Landmark […]

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Car Coach: Steel Industry Foiled By Car Maker’s Aluminum Crush

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 6, 2020

  Friday, 26 Sep 2014   Automakers are pushing tin — cars and trucks forged from aluminum — to create lighter vehicles that are sturdy, yet fuel-efficient, and steelmakers are steamed about losing business, automotive writer Lauren Fix, “The Car Coach,” told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Thursday. […]

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2019 Audi Q8 Dressed to Impress

2019 Audi Q8 Review – Dress to Impress

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / May 6, 2020

If you’re looking for a new luxury SUV with great performance and a sexy, sleek look join Lauren Fix with Car Coach Reports in her review of the 2019 Audi Q8.

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2020 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic S AWD

2020 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic S AWD

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 22, 2020

The V6 and diesel engines have been discontinued, but the new 2L engine performance offers great power and good fuel economy. The updated exterior styling and lighting plus the Improved interior materials, and additional storage make the Jaguar XE a contender in the German competitive set.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S & GLS 63

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S & GLS 63 | 600+ Horsepower – Crazy Fast!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / April 22, 2020

Mercedes-AMG, launched the new 2020 GLE 63 S Coupe and Mercedes-Benz GLS is powered by a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine that’s mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, along with the company’s 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system.

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2020 CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2

2020 CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2 Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

  2020 CHEVROLET COLORADO ZR2 Sort Bed Review Colorado ZR2 combines the nimbleness and maneuverability of a midsize pickup with advanced off-road technology of any vehicle in its class. It’s available as a diesel, we review the V6 as a daily driver. Colorado ZR2 is the off-road truck designed to […]

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2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 – Should You Buy It?

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

The Infiniti Q50 is an entry-level luxury sport sedan. The Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 300 is a luxury sedan with a twin-turbo punch. Under the hood is a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 pumping out 400HP & mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. No turbo lag – 2 small twin turbos smooths […]

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2020 corvette car review

Should I Buy a New 2020 Corvette | Street and Track

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

  The redefined Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece earning the top spot in Corvette’s history. #newcorvette #2020Corvette #2020Corvettesound #SuperCarBrunette Check out the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray on the track, on the road and more. Tons of video footage […]

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2020 Huyndai Venue

2020 Hyundai Venue Review – His Turn | Her Turn

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

We drove the 2020 #Hyundai #Venue subcompact from Miami down to the upper Florida Keys – Fort Largo, Islamorada – and back. It’s a very solid subcompact SUV, very good space inside for such a small vehicle. It’s less the second coming of the still-new Hyundai #Kona it is 5″ […]

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2021 KIA Seltos

2021 KIA Seltos Crossover – First Drive Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

The 2021 KIA Seltos is a new crossover powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 146 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque, or a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI engine putting out 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The Seltos rides on 17” or […]

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2020 Volvo XC40 car review

2020 Volvo XC40 AWD R-Design

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

  The new 2020 Volvo XC40 is a premium compact SUV with a suite of safety, luxury, and performance features. We review the 2020 Volvo XC40 AWD R-Design. #volvoxc40 #2020xc40 #2020volvoxc40 ( www.CarCoachReports.com ) The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Three trim levels […]

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2020 Lexus RX350L

2020 Lexus RX350L Improvements and Changes

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

  Meet the #Lexus RX350 (2020) is the brands best selling vehicle. The 2020 has few minor changes from the 2019 including two new exterior colors and a larger 12.3” touchscreen plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which has been a demand of buyers.#2020LexusRX350 #LexusRx350L #LexusSUV #lexusRX350L If you want […]

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2020 Ford Super Duty

2020 Ford Super Duty Trucks Full Review Offroad

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

    2020 #Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks takes towing and power to the next level. The F-Series heavy-duty pickup truck offers capability, power and technology with the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty. An all-new 7.3-liter V8 with 430 horsepower and 475 ft.-lbs. of torque or the standard 6.2-liter V8 […]

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2020 Santa Fe Hyundai

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Full Review

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe carries into the new model year with no significant changes. This latest-generation Santa Fe a more SUV feeling and less of a minivan feel. Hyundais is known for packaging top safety and comes loaded with standard features, many of which come at an extra cost on […]

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2020 Volvo XC90 T8

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / March 11, 2020

#2020VolvoXC90 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid I review the 2020 #Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid. the only car in the world that is both Supercharged Turbocharged and #electrified. It’s the most powerful version and also the most fuel-efficient version thanks to its electric-assist and roughly 20 miles of pure electric range. […]

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GLB250 and GLB 4MATIC

2020 Mercedes GLB250 and GLB 4MATIC | First Drive

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® / January 7, 2020

2020 Mercedes Benz GLB 250 & GLB 250 4Matic The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is an all-new crossover SUV that slots in between the subcompact GLA and larger GLC. Offered in as a GLB 250 & GLB 250 4Matic this is an all-new entry level crossover for Mercedes. This CUV […]

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