2017 Mazda CX-9: Freedom of Expression

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Summers are special for the Rawlins Family as we use this celestial time to explore newfangled destinations, rekindle favorite pastimes and venture to various health, food and fitness festivals focused on developmental skills. It’s that innate energy of June, July and August that keep us on the go like nomads always looking for the next adventure. Well, this past week led the crew to the Windy City of Chicago for a week-long Nike Sports Camp to help elevate my youngest daughter’s ball handling techniques. Thanks to Mazda I was able to escort us around the region in style utilizing the family-friendly 2017 CX-9 Grand Touring AWD. [Read more…]

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport: Baby Driver

Experience by Kimatni D. Rawlins

When you jump behind the wheel of any “sport” deviation of an automobile the key attribute should always be excitement. You want to experience the flow, energy and steady progression of that ride. It’s the very reason you made the purchase in the first place. Combine this trait with utility, mileage and convenience and now you have one of the most enjoyable hatchbacks on the streets with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport. It’s the perfect getaway vehicle for “Baby Drivers.” [Read more…]

2018 Hyundai Sonata: Brand Loyalty

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

During the national press drive of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata in the golf haven of Torrey Pines, California I discovered the true meaning of brand loyalty from this midsize Korean sedan. The vehicle is Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics, Aaron Judge to the Yankees and Nick Saban to the Crimson Tide. Introduced to the American people in 1989, over 2.8 million units have been sold for a 31% representation of Hyundai’s total sales. [Read more…]

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4X4: Cali Roots Certified

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Music festivals are cherished events worldwide that bring people together through energetic vibrations and classics tunes to create fond memories amongst friends and family. Well, the 2017 California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey is no different, but unique in the fact that the theme is all reggae with a focus on overall wellness and fitness. To that point my partner and I drove down one of the fittest performance SUVs on the streets otherwise known as the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4X4. [Read more…]

2018 Toyota Camry XSE: Consistent Nobility

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Since the very inception of the Toyota Camry it has won over the hearts and souls of consumers globally from a penchant for reliability, fuel efficiency and dependable character traits. Manifested from the Japanese word “kanmuri” which translate to “crown,” company executives always felt something special with the four-door, midsize sedan. Representing as America’s best selling vehicle for the last 15 years expect nothing short of nobility for the 2018 Toyota Camry. [Read more…]

2018 Volvo XC60: The Urban Automotive Experience

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

During a recent exploration through the vibrant metropolis of Barcelona, Spain I relished the sites and sounds from the driver’s seat of Volvo’s city friendly, premium, midsize SUV otherwise known as the 2018 XC60. Interesting enough, my lifestyle is centered around nomadic travel — whether stateside or internationally — clean eating, higher learning and automotive technology presented in the form of advanced safety engineering, assertive styling and smart infotainment. Suffice it to say I was highly pleased with the Swedish package. [Read more…]

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport: Fundamentally Courageous

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Introduced to the US a decade ago in 2007 the Rogue is Nissan’s top selling vehicle and has helped the Japanese automaker claim the hearts and souls of millennials who focus on digital communication, fresh technology, trending fashion and a strong social identity. Since the compact SUV is versatile, savvy, stylish and innovative it only made since to add another characteristic to its persona. Yep, the Rogue is now fitter than ever with the introduction of the Sport! [Read more…]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Active, On-The-Go Family Style

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

The Volkswagen Atlas is a big midsize SUV with three full rows of seating for seven passengers to accommodate the typical American family looking for a cavernous cabin and plenty of utility, flexibility, technology and comfort. It represents as VW’s largest production vehicle and joins a small but adventurous family of German SUVs including the Tiguan and Touareg. [Read more…]

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD: A Proper Off-Road Wagon

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

I had a great time exploring the superior off-road and grand on-road capabilities of the new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD in Arizona last week. The luxury wagon is properly designed and thoroughly engineered. Its physicality is defined by rugged hardware, outstanding go-anywhere capabilities and advanced technology systems for both safety adherence and driver assistance obligations. [Read more…]

The Automotive Lifestyle of Navdy Head-Up Display

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Today’s society is infused with an inordinate amount of digital technology, cloud-based connectivity, advanced telematics, and mobile apps to help reduce the clutter of confusion in both your social life and the workplace. Yet, it is often challenging and most often confusing narrowing down the choice of devices and innovations that will align with your specific, behavioral needs. From meeting friends at obscure locations or navigating your vehicle through intense traffic on unknown roads there is always a need for simplification. Well, welcome to the world of Navdy, a portable Head-up Display and corresponding smartphone app to keep you on point! [Read more…]