Alex L. Dykes

Only Minor Tweaks for 2021 | Honda Pilot
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Only Minor Tweaks for 2021 | Honda Pilot

Honda’s popular Pilot soldiers on for 2021 with only one main change: the 6-speed automatic found in lower end trims has been replaced by the 9-speed automatic that used to be reserved for the top trims only. This means all models get slightly better fuel economy, better performance and [sometimes] rougher shifts. Aside from that, […]
The Best X3? | 2020 BMW X3 Plug In Hybrid
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The Best X3? | 2020 BMW X3 Plug In Hybrid

BMW’s X3 xDrive30e might just be the best X3 you can buy. Although EV range isn’t enormous, the PHEV system is smooth and powerful, it manages to be less expensive than a comparable non-hybrid, had a federal tax credit and will save the average commuter some cash. What’s not to love? Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW Our […]
Towing Champ, Now With Extra Crazy | 2021 Dodge Durango
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Towing Champ, Now With Extra Crazy | 2021 Dodge Durango

Clearly Dodge couldn’t let Lamborghini have the most powerful SUV for sale, or Mercedes have the most powerful thing with three rows so they grabbed a 710 HP Hellcat V8 and jammed it under the hood of family hauling Durango. And for extra measure, they made sure it’ll out-tow every full-size SUV in America save […]
What’s It Like To Drive? | 2021 RAV4 Prime
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What’s It Like To Drive? | 2021 RAV4 Prime

If you were hoping the RAV4 Prime would be the ultimate sports crossover with a plug, you may be disappointed. If on the other hand you’re after AWD traction, a quick launch to 60 MPH, high fuel economy and excellent EV range, the Prime has that in spades. With a curb weight at up to […]
2022 VW Tiguan First Look
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2022 VW Tiguan First Look

The best selling Volkswagen is now the Tiguan, whether we’re talking world-wide sales or sales in N. America. It’s easy to understand why, it’s practically sized, well priced and offers one of the only third rows in a small crossover. For 2022 it’s getting a substantial refresh… If you can wait for it… Join Today: […]
What’s The V6 Like? | 2020 Toyota Highlander
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What’s The V6 Like? | 2020 Toyota Highlander

Because we’ve received so many questions about the V6 and how it compares to the Hybrid version of the Highlander I decided to snag a V6 model and talk about the differences and which one might be right for you. Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW Our Other Channel: The Mountain Garden: http://goo.gl/icFWcd Follow AoA on Facebook: http://fb.me/alexonautos/
2021 Kia K5 (Optima) First Look
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2021 Kia K5 (Optima) First Look

Kia has decided to rename the Optima sedan and inject an unexpected amount of fun for 2021. The all-new K5 is the close cousin to the Hyundai Sonata and it gets the same new 2.5L turbo engine and slick 8-speed DCT that we tested in the Sonata N-Line a few months ago. Kia is promising […]