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Anthony's Analysis: 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392

If you’re looking for a good ol’ American muscle car, you have a few choices. Chevy has the Camaro, Dodge has their Hellkittens (Hellcat), and Ford has their Mustang. But oh, have times changed! Yes, you can still get these vehicles and have a lot of fun with them, but now, people want…powerful SUVs. Nothing we can do about that. The good thing is that SUVs usually have standard all-wheel-drive so they can deliver all that power easier. This brings me to Stallantis, Dodge, and the Durango. Now, you can get the Durango as a Hellcat, but the one I had was still an SRT. This is the Dodge Durango SRT 392. I’ll talk about the power in a bit since that’s the most important feature of the Durango SRT. Still, the Durango has aged quite well. The entire silhouette and most of the exterior features have been around for a while, but SRT has spruced them up. When I first saw this particular Durango, it had green paint and I really didn’t like it. Parking the Durango, I started to appreciate just

Anthony's Analysis: 2021 GMC Yukon Denali

  In a world of malaise, the SUVs, that really stand out are the full-size vehicles. These have been around for quite some time and are known for just how much space they have. Plus, they can carry basically anything haul-able (It makes perfect sense since I rarely see these vehicles actually towing items.). Instead, they are the kings and queens of the Starbucks’ lines and hauling only yourself. The big two from the United States are Ford and General Motors. Unfortunately, there is not a full-size SUV from Stallantis (former FCA) …for now. General Motors is all about these giant SUVs, ranging from the Chevy Tahoe all the way to the Cadillac Escalade, and In-between the GMC Yukon. Being the middle child, the Yukon tries its best to stand-out in this segment and between its brothers. As usual, there are various trim levels, and my test vehicle was the top-of-the-line Yukon Denali. GMC designates Denalis as the poshest vehicles they have. The thing I wanted to find is whether the Yuk

Anthony's Analysis: 2021 Lexus NX300h Luxury

There are so many different compact SUVs out on the market, you really need a compelling reason to buy! Moving from something like a sedan or a hatchback means you're sacrificing ride comfort and fuel economy. As more and more automakers make vehicles with some type of hi-tech battery system, the most "traditional" way to make something more fuel-efficient is to make it a hybrid. Now then, which automaker is known for their hybrids…? Toyota! What does Toyota own? Lexus! I think you can see where I’m going with this. There is no doubt that Lexus has an extensive range of hybrid vehicles, from small SUVs to their flagship LC500h. Yes, Lexus likes to look like the most fuel-efficient manufacturer in the United States. Speaking of, let us talk about the car I had this week. This vehicle is the 2021 Lexus NX300h Luxury. For now, I can only say that is it was quite an interesting week. Driving it on certain types of roads, accelerating as hard as I can and keeping that little