2016 Lexus IS 200t review: Kicking up a 33-mpg storm

As tested: $45,195 2.0L 4-cyl, 241hp 8-speed auto, 22-33mpg Base model: $37,325 An all-new, “Ultra White” 2016 Lexus IS 200t rolled into my driveway, and it put a smile on my face. The Monroney (window sticker) I’d received in advance said this eight-speed four-cylinder would pump out 241 horsepower but still offer up to 33 […]

Review: 2016 Tacoma TRD 4×4 Off Road

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4×4 Double Cab As tested: $37,610 3.5L V6, 278hp 6-speed auto, 18-23mpg Base model: $23,600 2.7L 4, 159hp 5-speed manual, 19-21 mpg ———————————————————————– Review by Danny Harrison I never noticed it before, but after driving the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab for a week I have […]

GX 460 review: Puts the beach in reach with energy to spare

  By Danny Harrison danny@fayette-news.com The 2015 Lexus GX 460 our family recently reviewed was delivered just in time for us to put it to a few days’ worth of ’round town testing before subjecting it to perhaps the ultimate test of any SUV: Family vacation at the beach. The verdict? While the beautiful and […]