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2020 ACURA MDX                                                                          SPECS

        The Acura MDX has been one of the best-selling luxury SUVs since its introduction in the 2001 model year. For 2020, the MDX   TYPE: Luxury SUV
        adds a number of compelling features and upgrades to keep the strong-selling SUV at the top of the class. Front-wheel drive   3.5-liter direct-injected V6, 290 hp
        and Super Handling All-wheel drive models are motivated by Acura’s smooth and powerful 3.5-liter V6 producing   / 67 lb-ft or 3.0-liter port-injected
        290 horsepower; however, upgrading to the Sport Hybrid model adds the Sport Hybrid 3-Motor system to SH-AWD
        and boosts the total power output to an exhilarating 321 horsepower. Confoundingly, the Sport Hybrid also averages   V6, 321 hp/289 lb-ft (combined
        up to 27 mpg, so families can enjoy the capabilities of a vehicle that is both more powerful and more fuel efficient. Despite   output Sport Hybrid)
        the MDX’s formidable powertrains, other motorists will have no trouble seeing the MDX coming thanks to one of its most   TRANSMISSION:
        distinctive features: Jewel Eye LED headlights. The MDX’s Jewel Eye headlights use individual lenses to focus LED beams over   9-speed automatic or 7-speed DCT
                                       a longer and wider area. Inside the MDX, occupants are treated to rich materials   (Sport Hybrid)
                                              and the latest technology including an available 10-speaker ELS Studio   DRIVE: FWD or AWD
                                                 Premium Audio system and available ultra-widescreen rear seat   FUEL ECONOMY:
                                                   entertainment system with split screen functionality.  Apple   20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway
                                                      CarPlay and Android Auto integration ensure that families   (FWD), 26 mpg city / 27 mpg
                                                       can stream from their favorite apps, and because the   highway (Sport Hybrid)
                                                       MDX is intended for family duty, it also comes equipped
                                                       with AcuraWatch, Acura’s standard comprehensive suite   BASE PRICE:
                                                       of safety technology including a Collision Mitigation   $44,500
                                                       Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping
                                                       Assist System, and Road Departure Mitigation.

      SPECS                    2020 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
      ENGINE:                   The seductive Alfa Romeo Giulia’s beautiful Italian design is backed up by inspiring performance, beginning with a 2.0-liter
      2.0-LITER, DIRECT-INJECTED TURBO   4-cylinder that pumps out a lusty 280 horsepower, propelling the Giulia to 60 mph in just over five seconds. Step up
      4-CYLINDER, 280 HP / 306 LB-FT  to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the 2.9-liter Ferrari-derived V6 uses its 505 horsepower to catapult passengers to
                                      60 mph in under four seconds, which is supercar territory. The Giulia’s 8-speed automatic transmission can swap
      TRANSMISSION:                gears in less than 100 milliseconds, and its nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution results in balanced and predictable
      8-SPEED AUTOMATIC         handling. For 2020, all Giulias boast new customizable 8.8-inch center touch screens with revised graphics, and the 7-inch TFT
      DRIVE: RWD OR AWD        driver’s display has a new layout and design incorporating the Giulia’s upgraded advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
      FUEL ECONOMY:            The Giulia now has standard Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and its new ADAS features achieve level 2 autonomy
      24 MPG CITY / 33 MPG HIGHWAY  while enhancing safety and security with features such as Highway assist, Lane Keep assist, and Active Blind Spot assist. A
      BASE PRICE:                                           luxurious new center console design incorporates a leather wrapped gear selector,
      $38,545                                                 premium  materials on knobs  and dials, larger cup  holders, and an available
                                                               wireless charging pad for mobile phones. Keeping with the theme of interior
                                                                  improvements, the Giulia’s steering wheel has been redesigned for 2020
                                                                     with premium materials and bezels, ensuring that nearly every surface
                                                                        the driver’s hands come in contact with has the upscale tactile feel
                                                                        associated with Italian luxury.

        2020 BUICK ENCORE GX                                                                    SPECS

        Compact SUVs have exploded in popularity, so it’s no surprise that for 2020 Buick is looking to capitalize on the success of   TYPE: SUV
        its excellent Encore by expanding it upmarket into an entirely new model: The Encore GX. The new Encore GX will be   1.2-LITER TURBO 3-CYLINDER, 137
        positioned between the Encore and the Envision and will feature a number of standard safety systems including Front   HP / 162 LB-FT OR 1.3-LITER TURBO
        Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure
        Warning. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard to cover infotainment needs, and the Encore GX can also serve   3-CYLINDER, 155HP / 174 LB-FT
        as a mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Also available on the Encore GX will be premium features such as the Enclave’s rear camera   TRANSMISSION:
        mirror and High Definition Surround Vision camera system, offering unobstructed views in every direction. Like all Buicks, the   CVT (FWD) OR 9-SPEED AUTOMATIC
        Encore GX will feature the brand’s QuietTuning technology that minimizes road           (1.3-LITER AWD)
        noise inside the vehicle and contributes to the sense of serenity one feels             DRIVE: FWD OR AWD
        while behind the wheel of a Buick. The Encore GX’s sculpted styling                     FUEL ECONOMY:
        encompasses five more cubic feet of storage space than in the                           GM-ESTIMATED 31 MPG COMBINED
        smaller Encore, and the front passenger seat folds flat                                    BASE PRICE:
        to aid in the loading of longer items. The Encore
        GX’s sculpted styling and athletic stance is                                               $25,095
        enhanced by the ST trim’s black mesh grill,
        body-colored moldings, and exclusive wheels,
        giving the compact crossover a sportier flair.

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