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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Roomy and Stylish

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With Hyundai’s latest release of the Sonata Limited, it is clear they are looking to turn heads and hedge their bets in a more luxurious market. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Angular Front View

To say the 2018 Sonata Limited’s design is sleek and modern is an understatement. Some of their new design language is clearly inspired by luxury competitors like Lexus, however Hyundai has been able to make all their own with the newest Sonata Limited. The Sonata’s front inspires a sense of refined elegance with a touch of intimidation. Chrome accents highlight the grille, headlights, and lower fender masking the front like classy war paint. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Front View

New multi-LED fog lights hug the sides of the grille, completing its fierce first impressions. Perhaps most genius about the 2018 Sonata Limited’s design is the chrome trim that travels from the headlight and wraps the side windows forming a musical note shape, tying design to the vehicles namesake.  Hyundai follows through their design philosophy with a pleasantly simple profile. One gently sloping curve for the roof that meets a straight but slightly angled line that etches out the base of the body. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Angular Rear View

The rear of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited is also nicely simplified. A new edition for the model is its newly designed and very recognizable tail and break lights. The LED sections being split into three groups makes the Hyundai instantly recognizable at night. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Interior View

The interior of the Hyundai Sonata Limited can be summed up into one word; efficient. Very little space is wasted or empty when it comes to gauges, controls, and consoles. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Front Seats

The touch screen infotainment system is a delight to use, reasonably responsive, and intuitive. Accent panels compliment the other interior color options of cream or black leather very nicely. The interior of the 2018 Sonata Limited gives off an air of purpose and leaves little to be improved. Overall the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited can be summed up as refined, efficient, and purposeful. 

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited: Rear Seats

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2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport: Powerful, Stylish, Luxurious

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In the face of its top competitors, Lexus, with the introduction of the LS500 F Sport, looks to over throw European dominance in the luxury sedan class. Already a highly popular choice for luxury sedans, the LS 500 has been updated to overtake competitors with slightly new styling options and some speedy yet efficient new engine specifications. 

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2018 Lexus LS 500: Angular Front View

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 is as stylish as it’s ever been, but with the addition of the F Sport variant it is just a little more so. The most notable departure from the base model is the gloss black spindle grille that dons a more refined mesh pattern. This is accentuated by concept-car-like Z shaped headlights and darkened chrome trim that not only frames the beautiful grille but also wraps the lower length of the car. 

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2018 Lexus LS 500: Angular Rear View

In the rear are equally futuristic taillights, which form an X like shape that wraps ever so slightly around the bumper. Other design updates can also be found in the interior where the LS 500 F Sport tries to truly turn heads. 

With its latest iteration of the LS 500, Lexus has truly gone all out with the styling of its interior. With a focus on premium quality materials and an eye for detailed modern design, the LS 500 F Sport is a piece of art. 

Beginning with its liberal use of leather, Lexus has focused their interior with an astute eye for line. 

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2018 Lexus LS 500: Interior View

Door paneling and the exclusive F Sport front seats feature high quality leather, suede, and distinctive styling of long waving lines. Such designs are found through out the car, integrated with air vents or the hanging door handle and door armrest. 

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2018 Lexus LS 500: Rear Seats

Of course a focus on just design would be pointless without an engine and specs to match. The Lexus LS 500 F Sport now features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers, as well as a Hybrid variant. This was changed from a V8 from past LS 500 models, making for a more efficient but equally powerful ride maintaining 415 when the twin turbochargers kick in. 

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2018 Lexus LS 500: Front View

Test-driving proved to show a very comfortable ride with excellent steering and handling as expected of any luxury vehicle. What raises the Lexus LS 500 F Sport above it competition is its attention to detail and unexpected sportiness and efficiency. 

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Impressive Four-door Sport Hatch

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Kia’s newest production model, the Stinger GT, is their first attempt in the sport and luxury sedan segment. 

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Angular Front View

Looking to compete with the biggest names in European luxury, Kia’s 2018 Stinger aims for affordability, power, and a unique styling that gives famed German automakers a run for their money.   

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Angular Rear View with Doors Open

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is an all-new model for the Korean car manufacturer. Featuring an Audi Sportback-like design, it is immediately clear who Kia is looking to challenge. Namely, it’s a sporty sedan with an open cargo space. 

Notable exterior features are the chromed side mirrors and side vents, giving it a distinctive flashiness not seen anywhere else in Kia’s line-up. The headlights also take on an Audi-esque appearance with a string of LEDs lining its Dual-lens full LED headlights. 

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Interior View 

The design also features an aggressive front end with faux hood vents and a slowly curving rear to accommodate the extra cargo space. More important than its outer appearance is what Kia has put on the inside.

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Front Seats 

With a 0-60 of only 4.4 seconds, it’s easy to say that the 2018 Kia Stinger GT leaves its competition in the dust. Kia accomplishes this with 365 horsepower supplied by a Twin Turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine and a beautifully tuned automatic 8-speed transmission for noticeably smooth acceleration. Its need for speed is accompanied by Brembo breaks for even quicker stops. 

Given its specifications and design most would be surprised at a starting price tag of only $31k and $50k for the decked out highest trim option. 

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Rear VIew 

Anyone shopping for a luxury sport sedan will find the 2018 Kia Stinger GT a front-runner on his or her list as it beats out the competition especially when other models are similarly equipped. 

Overall Kia has outdone themselves with their latest model, and the Kia Stinger GT should be on your test-drive list whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or not. 

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Newly Launched! Interesting Cars in the US – Part 2

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Chevrolet Equinox 

The Chevrolet Equinox has all that it takes to be a well rounded vehicle in its class. As seen from the Chevrolet Equinox images, the vehicle looks very stylish from every angle. On the inside, the quality of materials used is better than that of many of its rivals. 

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The Chevrolet Equinox specs indicate that multiple engine options are available for the buyers of this SUV with power outputs ranging between 137 hp and 252 hp. The Equinox is available in both front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts, and is a quite agile in its handling characteristics. 

Prices for the Chevy Equinox start from just under $24,000 onwards.

Toyota Camry

Being the best selling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry and its hybrid version need no introduction here at all. The vehicle is a picture of sensibility and practicality, as seen from the Toyota Camry images. 

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Its understated styling, roomy interior packed with all the modern features expected from a car in its class and its very reasonable price tag of just under $23,500 – you can get the hybrid for under 28,000 – have all contributed to making it a resounding success in the American car market. 

Buyers have the option of choosing from engine options that vary in power output from 203 hp to 301 hp.

GMC Terrain

With prices starting from just under $25,000 and a few other improvements, the GMC Terrain is certainly back on the list for crossover buyers in the US. 

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The GMC Terrain looks are certainly interesting and appealing, especially to the younger section of the car buying public. GMC has improved the Terrain’s powertrain to incorporate gasoline engines with turbochargers and a new 1.6L turbocharged diesel motor is part of the line-up as well. The GMC Terrain specifications show that the power outputs of these engines range from 137 hp to 252 hp.

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover has been known for bringing out vehicles that are brimming with technology and extremely high on go anywhere capability. Priced at just under $50,000, the new Range Rover Velar is more of the same. 

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The Range Rover Velar images showcase its rugged yet superbly stylish design. Land Rover provides the option of choosing between three different engines, with the Range Rover Velar power outputs going all the way up to 380 hp. The inside is as high tech as it can possibly be, with many functions being operated by touch.

Audi Q5

This SUV was appreciated right from the day it launched for its dignified design that can be seen from the Audi Q5 images, its brilliant practicality and generous equipment list. 

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For 2018, Audi has refined its design and preserved the best aspects of the Q5 while making improvements wherever needed. At around $41,500, the vehicle is touch pricier than some of its rivals, but you do get excellent value for money. In terms of fit and finish, it is one of the absolute best in its class. The Q5’s engines, ranging from 252 hp to 354 hp in power, and its Quattro system result in lively driving behaviour as well.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited : of Wind and Speed

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The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited’s design speaks of Korean design mentality: visually tough grilles, body and hood grooves, and an overall sleek profile. 

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Angular Front View

Body tightening lines harkens thoughts of wind and speed, while a softly sloping roof rings bells of European luxury brands. 

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Angular Rear View

The Elantra Limited’s rear lighting supports feelings of aggressiveness with multiple angular taillights. Similarly the 17-inch alloy wheels reminisce of sportiness, leaving an overall impression of a powerful, quick, and effective vehicle.  

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Interior View

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited’s interior feels a little old fashioned at first glance. With lots of soft to touch plastics lining the peripheries, it is not as sumptuous as some luxury vehicles. 

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Front Seats

Nonetheless, the interior is well made and resilient, the Elantra Limited is not a luxury sedan and it’s not trying to be one. Button and dial controls are easy to find and intuitive while reinforcing use of a nicely sized touch screen infotainment system. 

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Rear Seats

Heated front and optional rear seats will have you feeling toasty in no time during frigid winter months. Being feature packed with technology like USB ready charging ports, premium Infinity audio speakers with Clari-Fi™ restoration, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will have you feeling you made the smart choice choosing the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited. 

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited: Frontal View

With a sleek exterior reminiscent of a far sportier vehicle and an interior full of quality standard features, the Hyundai Elantra Limited is sure to make it on anyone’s test-drive list. 

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Newly Launched! Interesting Cars in the US

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Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition has been plying on America’s roads for several years now, yet, it has lost none of its appeal. People all over the country admire this SUV for its vast passenger cabin, long features list, build quality and levels of comfort. 

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The newest version of the Ford Expedition features a body-shell crafted out of aluminium instead of steel, to reduce body weight and cut down on fuel consumption.

Depending on the engine option selected, the Ford Expedition’s power output varies from 375 hp to 400 hp. The vehicle has very rugged looks and loads of on-road presence. Prices for the 2018 Expedition start from just under $52,000.

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Kia really pulled out all the stops to ensure that their new vehicle appeals to the western world. As a result, the new Kia Stinger looks stylish in a very European way, it’s got great features, plenty of space in the boot and, most importantly, very good driving dynamics. 

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Buyers can choose between rear wheel drive and all wheel drive, and the Kia Stinger’s power output ranges from 255 hp to 365 hp. Although its fuel economy figures could be better, the Stinger is quite good value for money with its asking price of less than $32,000.

Buick Enclave

If you’re in the market for a midsize SUV, one of the best ones on sale in showrooms across the United States is the Buick Enclave. 

Buying one will cost you around $40,000 and as seen from the Buick Enclave images, the vehicle is a very stylish model indeed. 

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The biggest appeal of the Enclave is its superb levels of refinement, which is much better than almost all of its rivals. Although this SUV comes with only a singular engine option, the 3.6 liter V6 motor results in the Buick Enclave power output registering at 310 hp. 

Buyers can opt for either front wheel drive or AWD when purchasing an Enclave.

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord needs no introduction at all in the US car market. This sedan has done exceedingly well for itself in terms of sales and has a rock solid reputation among American car buyers thanks to its combination of aesthetic looks, high tech features, roomy interior, driving refinement and fuel economy. 

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The Honda Accord specifications comprise of multiple engine options that range in power output from 192 hp to 252 hp, and it is available in front wheel drive layout only. In addition to all this, the Accord is backed by Honda’s excellent reliability and service network, making it one of the best cars in its segment.

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan carries forward VW’s reputation of building sturdy, dependable vehicles. 

The car has unmatched fit and finish on the inside and the quality of materials used is nothing less than top class. However, it is a bit let down with disadvantages such below average fuel efficiency and tiny last row of seats. Its 184 hp engine could’ve done with a bit more grunt but, the Tiguan’s features are straightforward and easy to use. 

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The vehicle’s ergonomics are superbly thought out as well and overall, it is rather good value with prices starting from under $25,000.

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High Performance Compact SUVs

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Range Rover Velar

The Velar is one of the newest products to come from the Land Rover stable, and it has already proven to be a hit. The Range Rover Velar images show that this is one of the best looking cars on the roads today, and it is extremely feature packed, including control surfaces inside that operate by touch. 

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The Range Rover Velar specifications vary considerably depending on the trim level chosen, and its power output range from 180 hp 380 hp thanks to engine options that start from 2.0 liter, straight 4 units and go up to a 3.0 liter supercharged V6.

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

With every manufacturer jumping into the segment of small SUVs that are good fun to drive, Mercedes didn’t want to be left behind and came up with the GLC-Class. 

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The vehicle is unmistakably a Mercedes-Benz, as seen from the GLC-Class images. The Mercedes-Benz GLC specifications start from 2.0 liter turbocharged motor that develops 241 hp. The more powerful versions such as the GLC 43 and GLC 63 have a 3.0 liter, 362 hp V6 and a 4.0 liter, 469 hp turbocharged V8 respectively. 

The GLC-Class is also very well appointed on the inside and packs in more features than most other vehicles in its segment.

Porsche Macan

From the Porsche Macan images, the vehicle looks like a smaller version of the Porsche Cayenne, which is one of the best driving SUVs on sale today. 

The Macan is a brilliantly well balanced vehicle that has been engineered to deliver Porsche’s characteristic driving behaviour. The Porsche Macan’s specs are quite impressive, with buyers being able to choose between multiple powertrain options. 

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The engine line-up starts with a 2.0 liter, turbocharged 4 cylinder motor that puts out 252 hp, and then there’s a 3.0 liter, turbocharged V6 that makes 340 hp. The range topper is a 3.6 liter turbo V6 that delivers 400 hp.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo has long been well regarded for their beautifully designed vehicles that come loaded with Italian flair and charm. The company’s first SUV, the Stelvio, continues along the same line in terms of design and style, as clearly seen from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio images. 

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As of now, the specifications of the Stelvio are rather limited as Alfa provides the car with only a single engine option: a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, turbocharged gasoline motor that produces 280 hp. However, that will change in a few months as the company will add a 505 hp engine in the Stelvio’s line-up.

Audi SQ5

The Audi SQ5 reflects the company’s heritage of building understated vehicles that are rock solid in build quality and reassuring to drive. While the regular versions of the Q5 get less powerful engines, the Audi SQ5 specifications are much more interesting. Under its hood, the SQ5 gets a 3.0 liter V6 motor that is supercharged to produce 354 hp. The power is routed to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive system.

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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Unique Styling

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Kia’s newest production model, the Stinger GT, is their first attempt in the sport and luxury sedan segment. 

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Angular Front View

Looking to compete with the biggest names in European luxury, Kia’s 2018 Stinger aims for affordability, power, and a unique styling that gives famed German automakers a run for their money.  

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Angular Rear View

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is an all-new model for the Korean car manufacturer. Featuring an Audi Sportback-like design, it is immediately clear who Kia is looking to challenge. Namely, it’s a sporty sedan with an open cargo space. 

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Front View

Notable exterior features are the chromed side mirrors and side vents, giving it a distinctive flashiness not seen anywhere else in Kia’s line-up. The headlights also take on an Audi-esque appearance with a string of LEDs lining its Dual-lens full LED headlights. The design also features an aggressive front end with faux hood vents and a slowly curving rear to accommodate the extra cargo space. 

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Interior View

More important than its outer appearance is what Kia has put on the inside.

With a 0-60 of only 4.4 seconds, it’s easy to say that the 2018 Kia Stinger GT leaves its competition in the dust. Kia accomplishes this with 365 horsepower supplied by a Twin Turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine and a beautifully tuned automatic 8-speed transmission for noticeably smooth acceleration. 

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Front Seats

Its need for speed is accompanied by Brembo breaks for even quicker stops. Given its specifications and design most would be surprised at a starting price tag of only $31k and $50k for the decked out highest trim option. 

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The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: Rear Seats

Anyone shopping for a luxury sport sedan will find the 2018 Kia Stinger GT a front-runner on his or her list as it beats out the competition especially when other models are similarly equipped. 

Overall Kia has outdone themselves with their latest model, and the Kia Stinger GT should be on your test-drive list whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or not. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Sportier Styling

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Hyundai’s all-new 2018 Kona Limited is the subcompact-crossover we’ve all been waiting for. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Angular Front View

The Kona Limited fashions a sportier and smaller styling compared to Hyundai’s larger SUV offerings. It also has a lot to offer standard to keep up with its hefty competition. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Angular Rear View

The 2018 Kona’s interior offers plenty of room up front while also providing comfort, reasonable cargo space, and design that’s not to be scoffed at. Piano black with lime-green trim and leatherette upholstery are sure to leave you with good first impressions. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Interior View

Standard is also a 7-in touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The highest trim option includes a heads-up display and integrated wireless charging pad for compatible smart devices. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Front Seats

Most importantly is what Hyundai has put under the hood of the latest vehicle in their line-up.

With an inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, the 2018 Hyundai Kona boasts a respectable 175 horsepower, for the class. The Kona Limited pairs the turbocharged engine with Hyundai’s 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch transmission resulting in sporty acceleration with limited turbo lag. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Back Seats

The Kona Limited and highest trim models also feature 18-in alloy wheels with all-season tires so you’ll never have to worry about taking tight corners in any weather condition. 

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2018 Hyundai Kona Limited: Front View

Even with its sporty engine specs, the Hyundai Kona Limited (in the FWD configuration) manages to keep a competitive fuel economy of 28mpg city and 32mpg highway. 

It is clear that Hyundai, with its first entry, is serious about taking over the subcompact-crossover class with its 2018 Kona Limited. 

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2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Adventures Unlimited

2019 is the year Jeep took you outdoors. The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD is your personal liaison to adventure. With an updated sleek but rugged design and improved interior, Jeep plans to take you everywhere in the 2019 Cherokee Limited. 

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Angular Front View

In Jeeps’ attempt to take you everywhere, the 2019 Cherokee Limited delivers a mile per gallon rating of 22 city and 31 highway, beating out top competitors like Toyota and Chevrolet in similar configurations. 

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Angular Rear View

The Cherokee Limited also boasts 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque with a 3.2L V6 engine. This especially helps with towing, of which the Cherokee has a 4500lb capacity, the best in its class. 

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Interior View

Beyond its road capability Jeep has sought to provide an interior to get you there in style and comfort. 

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Front Seats

With premium Nappa leather seats, an 8.4in infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and full-auto adjustable heated seats as standard, you may never want to leave your 2019 Cherokee Limited.  

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Back Seats

Jeep also offers a suite of safety and technology packages to keep you safe in all situations and weather conditions. Also standard are All-Season tires and De-Icers for your windshield wipers, especially helpful for winter adventures and icy mornings. 

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The 2019 Cherokee Limited FWD: Frontal VIew

Overall, with the release of Jeep’s 2019 Cherokee Limited, there is no doubt it’ll take you to adventure but it’ll have you second guessing whether you’d want to leave the comfort style of it behind. 

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