Test Drives & Previews


2023 Lexus RX: Five Generations of Mid-Luxury Satisfaction

The Lexus RX has been a staple mid-luxury crossover SUV for 24 years, satisfying its loyal consumer base with reliability, technology, and safety. But, no, it’s never wowed you with extraordinary design statements in the past. Still, the all-new 2023 RX, which shares the same platform as the latest NX

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Wind Chill Pearl 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone Crewmax

2022 Wind Chill Pearl Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone CrewMax

Pickups are big business representing high returns and stakes for the auto brands that build them. They are also a daily necessity for both consumer and commercial usage. This week Automotive Rhythms spent more time behind the wheel of a 2022 Wind Chill Pearl Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone CrewMax, which

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Cayenne Red 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X

Front End Friday with Automotive Rhythms and Throttle Life’s 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X for our 2022 Adventure Tour! Featuring an off-road suspension with a 2-in lift, the AT4X is energized by a 6.2-liter Ecotec V8 producing 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic

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2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L--

2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L: Fit Father Celebrations

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It was a celebratory week in Maryland for this Fit Father since my “1st born” daughter turned 19 years old. That meant an array preparations and errands to run to various stores from enlarged balloons to picking up the catered food. No problem since I

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2023 Hyundai Palisade-Driving

2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD Refresh

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It was a liberating moment breezing through the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina while spending time at the palatial 80,000-acre, 19th-century Biltmore Estate in the refreshed 2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy. My three-row, 6-seater Moonlight Cloud colored upscale SUV featured a purifying cascade grille,

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Radio Host Jackie Paige and the 2022 Lexus NX: DC Lifestyle Tour

Words by Kimatni D. Rawlins, Photos by Garvin St. Villier Welcome to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) with radio host, entrepreneur, fitness professional, media influencer, and philanthropist Jackie Paige of 93.9 WKYS to explore the various levels of the broadcast specialist’s success. She gave Automotive Rhythms comprehensive insight into her

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2022 Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro: Chasing Inspiration

The exquisite, sporty lines of the latest 2022 Audi A8 creates an imaginative flair, especially when the vehicle is in motion. Its long and energizing S-line physique presents owners with formidable artistry and the comfort required for long distant journeys. My 2022 A8 L 55 TFSI quattro test model was

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2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L: Active Urban Living

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins It’s an understatement to say I enjoyed the idyllic Pacific Northwest in Washington State from the Skamania Lodge with the active and outdoorsy-focused 2023 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L. The air was refreshing, the striking Columbia River Gorge was purifying, and the urban, sporty drive experience

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2023 Cadillac Escalade-V and V ESV: Vicious Momentum

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Originally debuting at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1998, the full-size Escalade from Detroit has become a household staple while defining the American Dream. It is substantially sized for families and entourages looking for ultimate comfort and innovation that satisfies the soul. But now

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2023 GR Corolla MORIZO Edition-

2023 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition

The purpose-built MORIZO Edition adds even more heat to Toyota’s GR lineup, which includes the performance ready GR Corolla Core Grade, launch-year-only Circuit Edition, as well as GR Supra and GR86. The MORIZO Edition was named for GR Master Driver and Toyota president Akio Toyoda. This track-oriented version of GR

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2022 Lexus LC Bespoke Edition

2022 Lexus LC Bespoke Edition

Automotive Rhythms is currently spending time at Toyota / Lexus Headquarters in Plano, TX receiving updates and sneak peaks of their future vehicle lineup. We need to get our hands on this exquisite Lexus LC Bespoke Edition for an extended test drive. Like three months!

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2023 Nissan Z Design Evolution & Las Vegas Drive Experience

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins To understand the meteoric rise of a brand or product, you must first delve into its storied history and foundation for cultural relevance, philosophies, or architecture that defines its journey. Since 1969,  the Nissan Z has cultivated enduring influence and automotive fandom, which continues to

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2022 Ford F-150 Raptor 4×4 Supercrew: Ready to Rumble

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The American beast arrived at Automotive Rhythms’ driveway in a daring Code Orange Metallic exterior hue and an all-black leather interior. The color pops on all excursions, whether in the city or out in the country. Everyone will take notice and follow your movements since

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2023 Sportage X-Pro

2023 Kia Sportage Compact SUV: Movement That Inspires

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The compact Sportage SUV is the longest-running nameplate in Kia’s US history; therefore the vehicle’s impact on the family lineup is pertinent to its overall strategy. But, more importantly, was the need to revamp the 5th generation model with new design cues, a refreshed interior,

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