2016 Lexus IS 200t review: Kicking up a 33-mpg storm
The powerful and precise 2016 Lexus IS 200t is fun to drive down the twisty-turny streets and alleyways of Downtown Atlanta. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

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

The powerful and precise 2016 Lexus IS 200t is fun to drive down the twisty-turny streets and alleyways of Downtown Atlanta. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)
The powerful and precise 2016 Lexus IS 200t is fun to drive down the twisty-turny streets and alleyways of Downtown Atlanta. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

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 miles to the gallon. It said my week-long loaner was equipped with F SPORT tuned suspension and ventilated seats. (more…)

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Review: 2016 Tacoma TRD 4×4 Off Road
The Taco at Starr’s Mill.

Review: 2016 Tacoma TRD 4×4 Off Road

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4×4 Double Cab in the middle of the collards at Lovejoy City Gardens. (Photos/Danny Harrison)
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4×4 Double Cab in the middle of the collards at Lovejoy City Gardens. (Photos/Danny Harrison)

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

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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 discovered that Metro Atlanta’s south side has an unfortunate lack of off-road driving opportunities.

It was only a few weeks ago I was (more…)

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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 stylish mid-sizer is a delightful daily driver, it is a hands-down champ on the interstate.

When Lexus’ concierge service dropped the GX off at my office, I was reasonably impressed with its handsome aesthetics, but when the driver opened the door to show me the (more…)

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