2017 Toyota Tundra offers comfort and utility

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On the road, the Tundra is definitely a big truck. You'd never call it nimble, but it's as solid as a mountain, and you always know what it's going…

Test Drive: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

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The new Retractable Fastback version of Mazda's popular sports car looks slick and works even better

Upcoming car events: June 16-Dec. 2

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Automotive related activities and events in and around the Portland metropolitan area through the summer

The 2017 Toyota Avalon will surprise you

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The Avalon is a true full-size sedan, and fills an important role for family and luxury transportation

Test Drive: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid AWD

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Most consumers will probably continue to shun hybrids and all-electric vehicles as long as gas prices remain at or below $3 a gallon. But smart ones…

2018 Volvo XC60 was built for Portland

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Volvo is known for their commitment to safety. The company's stated goal is that by 2020 no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo…

2018 Subaru WRX reminds us why we love sport compact cars

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The power and handling make the Subaru engaging and lively, and there's virtually no learning curve to this car. You can just get in and drive it…

Test Drive: 2017 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda completely redesigned its acclaimed compact crossover SUV to remain competitive in the hottest market niche.

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid offers economy and value for your…

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The Rogue Hybrid is a family vehicle, so Nissan offers every new safety feature, with most coming as standard equipment on the lower-priced SV trim.

Two new startups join Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator in…

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The Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator provides each startup company selected with a variety of resources, including development support from the…

Mecum classic car auction returns to Portland June 16-17

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Almost 200 vehicles are already consigned for the sale but more are expected, based on last year's final total.

Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE-V6 AWDi

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets great mileage for a three-row crossover that can carry up to seven people. It is EPA rated at 28 miles per…

Auto News: Rose Cup, VW diesel sales and thrify buyers

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A roundup of car-related stories covers everything from racings to changing buying habits

2017 Land Rover Discovery named Northwest Outdoor Activity…

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Other 2017 Mudfest winnders include Jeep Compass, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack , Subaru Forester, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Raptor.

Upcoming car events: May 27-Dec. 2

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Automotive related happenings in and around the Portland area, including shows and swap meets

Porsche raffle boosts record fundraising event for The…

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Nationally-recognized local organization provides support services to grieving children and family members.

Test Drive: 2017 Dodge Durango GT

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Make no mistake, the Durango is a serious rig. It comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 but can be ordered with a more powerful 5.7-liter V8 in the top…

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 may be the best truck of the…

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The bottom line on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is that if you've been dreaming about the current crop of super off-road trucks, but you don't…

SCCA Super Tour racing comes to PIR

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The event will draw over 100 racers from the west coast states and east to the Rocky Mountains for three days of qualifying and racing - and…

Upcoming car events: May 13-Dec. 2

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CAr shows and other automotive related activities in Portland and beyond.

Test Drive: 2017 Jaguar XF 20d AWD R-Sport

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The right car if you want a distinctive midsize luxury sedan that's EPA rated at 34 miles per gallon - with all-wheel-drive.

Car show season is here

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Rain or shine, thousands of people in the region are preparing to show and see cars.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is the right SUV for the times

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Nissan's new crossover is a foot shorter than its existing Rogue SUV but still offers a lot of interior room.

2017 Nissan Leaf is still a winner

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The bottom line on the Nissan Leaf is that it can be your daily driver, save you money relative to a gas-powered car, and it's both comfortable and…

Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza

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Subaru's trusty but unassuming compact is now a thoroughly contemporary world-beater, availlable in both sedan and hatchback styling.

2017 GMC Sierra Denali offers luxury and capability

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If you're looking for a luxury truck, and you're ready to spend the money on it, the Denali is a worthy choice.

Test Driver: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC

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The German automaker competes in the subcompact crossover market with a well made hatchback that comes with a strong turbo engine and can be ordered…

Upcoming car events: April 15- July 2

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Car related shows and other gathering in and around the Portland area.

Upcoming car events: April 29-July 2

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Automotive events in and around the Portland region and beyond.

Travis Pastrana wins 2017 Oregon Trail Rally

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For a second year in a row, the Subaru factory team finished 1-2 overall. The American Rally Association's championship next moves to Olympia,…

Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

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If you need a full-size truck with more than full-size capabilities, the 2107 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the Duramax diesel engine and Allison…

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is Britain's best sports car

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Driving the F-Type SVR is as exciting as it sounds. The car is responsive, quick, and confident. This is a car you can drive every day, and believe…

World of Speed honors American muscle

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'American Muscle' exhibit also honors injured Clackamas County Sgt. Damon Coates.

Chevrolet announces 65th anniversary Corvette special…

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The special edition will feature visible carbon-fiber exterior elements including a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and air ducts, plus a new ceramic…

Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD

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In a sign of just how practical the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is, the Texas Auto Writers Association has voted it the 'Full-Size CUV of Texas.' High…

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is completely over the top

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The bottom line on the Raptor is that if you are looking for a truck you can drive every day, go to the drag races, tow your trailer, and run in the…

Test Drive: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

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Kia's first hybrid is a practical compact hatchback with a comfortable ride and a lot of interior room.

2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible is made for the days…

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Let's start with the obvious question. Why build a convertible SUV? Honestly, because most SUV owners never use the off-road capabilities that are…

Chevrolet introduces new performance SUV

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'The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along with the option of…

Buick reveals two new models for 2018

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The all-new Regal Sportback sedan and Regal TourX will be in showrooms this fall.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid brings a little NSX to…

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Here's the best part: the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid starts at $52,935 including destination. That's less than the comparable Lexus RX450h, Infiniti…

2017 Nissan Frontier is a good old-fashioned pickup

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The 2017 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Crew Cab is a perfect example of everything we love about trucks. It's got all the latest modern technology and…

Test Drive: 2017 Mazda6

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Everything comes together to make the midsize Mazda6 sedan one of the most delightful affordable family cars on the market

Upcoming car events: April 1- July 2

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Automotive related events in and around the Portland area, from swap meets to car show and more.

Volvo V90 Cross Country makes station wagons cool…

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If you haven't considered a station wagon, it's time to take a serious look at the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country. You'll get everything you wanted…

Oregon Trail Rally scheduled for April 21-23

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Over 50 teams are scheduled to compete with vehicles ranging from highly modified modern four-wheel-drive cars to rally classics dating back to the…

Test Drive: 2017 Kia Soul Turbo

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If you're looking for a practical compact wagon with a funky personality, the 2017 Soul is just about your only choice these days. And the new…

2017 Audi S6 delivers top-tier luxury and…

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On the road, the S6 is as near to perfect as a sedan can be. There's ample power under your foot, a smooth, pleasant ride, responsive steering, and a…

Test Drive: 2017 BMW M2 Coupe

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On the road, the M2 demands to be driven. BMW's twin-scroll turbocharger gives you instant power at lower RPM, and the power stays smooth all the way…

Northwest motorsports legends honored at World of…

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Many people don't know about the incredibly rich racing history in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the best racers in the world got their start on…

PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue hits one million mile…

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PGE estimates that the one million miles powered by Electric Avenue since 2015 means that Oregon drivers avoided burning approximately 46,950 gallons…

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is made for…

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It's easy to spend more without getting the same features. If you're thinking about an SUV this year, it's worth test-driving the Golf Sportwagen…

Upcoming car events: March 18-June 18

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Automotive events in and around the Portland area, inlcuding car shows and swap meets

Test Drive: 2017 Genesis G80

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The new midsize sedan competes well against more expensive offerings from established luxury manufacturers.

Test Drive: 2017 MINI Countryman

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The best thing about the 2017 MINI Countryman is that you're getting BMW quality and features at a much more attractive price.

Portland listed among leading cities for autonomous…

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According to INRIX, Portland is the fourth most-ready city for autonomous ride sharing. The top three cities were New Orleans, Albuquerque, and…

Classic muscle cars coming to the World of Speed

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The cars will be on display through December. Every three months, a new version of one of the classic cars will be featured on the turntable in the…

Test Drive: 2017 Honda CR-V

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As much as anything, the new CR-V is all about balance. It gives families more of what they want in a crossover without overpowering or…

Test Drive: 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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On-road or off, the Discovery drives as well as any SUV on the market. There's plenty of engine power and great handling. In the event you find…

2017 Toyota Sienna Makes Good Sense

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The Sienna comes with three rows of seats and dual powered sliding doors. The rear sets fold flat into the floor, and the second row packs up towards…

Weston KIA donates $25,000 to Gresham-Barlow schools

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Gresham dealership gives big check to the Gresham-Barlow School District to support teaching and learning in the state's 10th-largest district.

Test Drive: Infiniti QX30

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Anyone interested in a small, agile and sophisticated subcompact crossover has to put the new Infiniti QX30 near the top of their shopping list.

Auto enthusiast wins 2017 Audi A4 at Sneak Peek…

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Jim Pierce says he and his family regularly attend the annual shows produced by the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association, which hosted the…

2017 Jeep Compass is a lot of SUV in a little…

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The Compass has been in production for the last 10 years, but has been completely redesigned for this year. The new Compass represents a dramatic…

Test Driver: 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

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After 60 years in production, the full-size SUV is still a go-anywhere machine, even though it now competes against luxury brands.

Portlander wins outdoor gear at 2017 Auto Show

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The contest was held at the Great Outdoors exhibit inside the show. Participants had to guess the retail value price for the Whispbar WB700 Cargo Box…

B.R.A.K.E.S. teen driver safety program coming to…

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According to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury among teens.

Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

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If you buy the Dune, you get a really good exterior appearance package. The bumpers and air intake areas are unique to the model, as is the black…

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a proven market leader

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On the road, the RAV4 hybrid has no bad habits. It's got enough power to keep most people happy, and you'll enjoy the visibility from sitting up…

2018 Lexus LC 500 puts European automakers on notice

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Every LC is built with Lexus' attention to detail, but the soul of this car is really about all-out performance and luxury. If you're shopping for a…

Test Drive: 2016 Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport

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The F-Pace is designed to compete against other luxury compact crossovers with performance options. It undercuts them in terms of bang for the buck…

Hyundai unveils new 2018 Elantra GT in Chicago

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On the technology side, the new Hyundai 5-doors will be available with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian…

Ford Fusion Sport is a serious mid-size contender

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If you haven't been to a Ford dealer lately, you really owe it to yourself to test-drive the Fusion Sport before you buy your next car.

Test Drive: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

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The truth is, despite being seen as uncool for many years, minivans have always been more practical that SUVs for hauling people and gear. The…

PGE reports EV benefits

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In addition to fuel savings, electric vehicles cost less to maintain.

Nissan offers popular 'Midnight Edition' on six…

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The six models slated to offer Midnight Edition trim are the Sentra, Altima, and Maxima sedans, and the Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder SUVs.

Auto sales hits new high in 2016

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Consumer interest remains high this year, too, as demonstrated by the tens of thousands of people who flocked to the 2017 Portland International Auto…

The 2017 Toyota 86 is not boring

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The bottom line is that if you want a two-seat sports car and you want it under $30,000, you must test drive the Toyota 86.

Schnitzer Steel 'Guess This Mess' contest winner…

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Jakob Cartwright wins a 50-inch big screen TV in one of the funnest events at the 2017 Portland International Auto Show.

Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback

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Chevy designers have done a good job grafting a hatch onto the back of a Cruze sedan, resulting in a more stylish and practical compact economy car.

Local man wins new car at the Portland…

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Henry Cha, who lives near the border of Portland and Gresham, drew the key that unlocked the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL.

Portland Auto Show offered new vehicles,…

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The annual show is the largest exhibition of new vehicles in the region and drew large crowds during its four-day run this year.

2017 Encore leads Buick's renaissance

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The Encore is the right vehicle to consider if you're trying to bridge the difference between an economical and convenient crossover and a luxury…

Test Drive: 2017 Infiniti Q60

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Nissan's luxury line is upping the ante with fresh designs and sophisticated technologies.

How 'new mobility' will change the lives of older…

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Besides the growth of elders as a demographic segment, automakers have powerful incentives to design cars that meet older people's needs. It is an…

Upcoming car events: Feb. 11 to June 18

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Automotive related events throughout the Portland region and beyond, including the 2017 Portland International Auto Show.

World of Speed obtains first U.S.-built Formula 1…

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Only a handful of Scarabs were ever built, and the museum has obtained chassis 1, still showing its original blue and white Formula One livery.

Test Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda has radically restyled the Ridgeline for 2017 by making it more conventional looking. The previous generation, which was last sold in 2014, had…

Long live the Toyota Camry!

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The bottom line on the 2017 Toyota Camry is that you're getting more for your money than you did in 2016, and you're getting the best-selling…

Sunday Family Day even better at Auto Show

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More sports team mascots and athletes have been added to the Jan. 29 events.

VW Alltrack to be given away at 2017 Auto Show

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The annual show is the largest exhibition of new vehilces in the region. It is produced by the Portland Metro New Car Dealers Associations. The…

Test Drive: Volvo S90 T6 AWD

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Volvo has intentionally set its sights high with the 2017 S90. Anyone interested in a premium midsize sedan should reward them by placing it high on…

Upcoming car events: Jan. 14-June 18

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Automotivce related activities throughout the Portland metropolitan region and beyond.

2017 Infiniti QX60 offers true all-season…

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Infiniti gives the QX60 the ability to modulate its engine power and torque delivery, plus the ability to selectively apply a little brake pressure…

Test Drive: 2017 Mazda CX-3

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One of the hottest automotive market niches is also one of the newest, subcompact crossovers - small SUVs that are easy to drive in cities and can be…

Autonomous and electric vehicles make news at…

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New mobility, autonomous cars, and electric vehicles will again be in focus later this month at the 2017 Portland International Auto Show. Experts…
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