2024 Honda Passport TrailSport AWD

2024 Honda Passport TrailSport AWD

The 2024 Honda Passport is the can-do midsize crossover for those who want a comfortable daily driver that can also do some moderate off-roading. It has handsome looks, standard all-wheel drive, lots of standard features, and a cavernous cargo area. But its fuel efficiency is below average for the class. Base Price: $44,500As Tested: $46,330Horsepower:…

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV Premium Plus

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV Premium Plus

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV is the plug-in hybrid version of Mazda’s all-new three-row crossover. It has the peppy performance you expect in a Mazda, a luxurious interior, room for seven or eight passengers, and can go up to 26 miles on all-electric power. Base Price: $56,950As Tested: $58,920Horsepower: 323Mileage: 56 MPGe electricity + gas…

2024 Hyundai Tucson XRT AWD

2024 Hyundai Tucson XRT AWD

The 2024 Hyundai Tucson stands out in the crowded field of compact SUVs for its handsome looks, roomy and upscale cabin, good fuel efficiency, and many standard features and tech that can cost more on rivals. While it’s not an athletic performer, the Tucson is well-rounded and well-equipped and provides good value for the money.…

2024 Ford Maverick XLT AWD

2024 Ford Maverick XLT AWD

Small pickups are gaining in popularity. Even though they’re little, they can still do a lot of truck-like things but get better fuel efficiency and have a smaller price tag. The 2024 Ford Maverick is tinier than its siblings, the Ranger and F-150, but can still haul and tow and even do some off-roading. It’s…

AAAFTS Spillover Speeding - La Grande hot spots 4-25-2024

AAA: Raising Speed Limits on Interstates can Increase Crash Rates on Nearby Roads

New AAA Research in Oregon looks at Spillover Speeding PORTLAND, Ore., – Raising speed limits on highways could lead to more crashes on nearby roads, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This “spillover effect” can lead to dangerous clusters of crashes or “hotspots” on local roads within a one-mile radius…