2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited: Great Adventures

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Subaru is a special automotive brand for special individuals who enjoy the naturalistic side of life. Adventure is in the blood of their veins and the oil of their rides. So it’s no wonder that each influences the other to maintain consistent activity levels, load the family calendar with excitement, and habitually hit trails, lakes, and campgrounds on weekends. So of course when our Venetian Red Pearl 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited rolled into the driveway the only thing on the top of my mind was how many times I would mountain bike that week and what new parks I would visit. It’s instinctual when you have the keys to a Subie! [Read more…]

2018 Lexus LS 500: Imperial Dreams

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It was a most auspicious time at the Skywalker Ranch in the San Francisco Bay Area on a beautiful Friday afternoon as I had the pleasure of experiencing the well-appointed 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedan. With a progressive spindle grille (5,000 different surfaces), beautiful and athletic silhouette, 20″ Forged Executive Package Rims, Navigation with High Resolution 12.3″ screen, and an all-new 416-horsepower V6 Dual VVT-i engine, expect the 5th generation LS to elevate the competition in the full-size luxury sedan market. The highly favored LS will certainly become a quintessential vehicle of choice for businessmen and women alike, luminaries, pro athletes, and modest individuals who simply enjoy the finer things in life. [Read more…]

2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T quattro tiptronic: Sporty Family Fun

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

I must say, this past week was one of Automotive Rhythms’ more thrilling automotive test drive experiences since we were piloting the 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T quattro tiptronic compact-luxury SUV. Sporty, dynamic, and laden with advanced technology, the SQ5 is suitably fit for small families, adventurous singles, or young couples looking for enticement during each and every ride. Although, it felt more like a taller wagon in comparison to its bigger Q7 cousin, which means parking was never a qualm in crowded lots or on busy city streets. [Read more…]

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Born to Run

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Wow, this Super Jeep was a joy testing at Club Motorsports in Tamworth, New Hampshire earlier this week! Detonating 707-horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most authoritative and swiftest SUV roaming the streets. Only when you depart the vehicle and look back do you realize you were just warping around the raceway in a sport utility with the strength of J.J. Watt and finesses of Odell Beckham Jr! [Read more…]

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Inscription: Safety, Technology & Electrification

Experienced by Kimatni D Rawlins

Volvo is steadfastly focused on a path of recreation with their lineup of newfangled SUVs, wagons and sedans as the future is represented in the form of the present. With a chance to drive and experience the 2018 XC60, 2018 S90 and 2018 V90, including plug-in hybrid versions of the XC60 and S90, it is evident that the Swedish auto brand’s road to transformation is on par with the expectations of today’s tech savvy auto buyer looking for advanced safety assurances, autonomous solutions and digital conveniences during daily commutes. [Read more…]

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…]