Nissan Pathfinder (photo credit: M. West/CBS Seattle)

Mike West Road Test: 2014 Pathfinder Platinum

The Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 making 260HP. It also comes with a continuously variable transmission. Some people love them, some people don’t. It’s not exactly responsive. I never felt that sweet spot between the power plant and the transmission.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

Dodge Journey (photo credit: M. West/CBS Seattle)

Mike West Road Test: 2014 Journey R/T

Powered by a 3.6-liter V6, the Journey has plenty of power and delivers decent gas mileage for a large car, coming in at 17 MPG city and 25 MPG on the highway.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

Mike West Road Test: 2014 Mazda3

West: Once in a while, you get behind the wheel of a new car and say oh wow! The 2014 Mazda 3 with the 2.5 liter engine is an “OH Wow” car.

CBS Seattle–05/08/2014


Mike West Road Test: 2014 Kia Soul

West: Everyone who stopped me made sure I knew that they knew I was driving the hamster called. The 2014 Kia Soul is a front-wheel drive hatchback offered in three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim.

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014


Mike West Road Test: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

West: And now we have two. Two hybrids that I’ve tested recently that aren’t a bore to drive. First, the Ford C-MAX. Compared to the Toyota Prius, it’s so much more engaging and fun. And now for the new Honda Accord Hybrid. Wow!

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

West: I was eager to drive the newly redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander. Would this be the breakthrough SUV from the Japanese manufacturer? Yes and no.

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

If your looking for a relatively inexpensive hatchback that gets great mileage and is a lot more fun to drive than the Versa sedan, you should give this Versa Note a look-see. It’s America’s best selling entry hatch. It says so right on the sticker…

CBS Seattle–01/28/2014

Mike West Road Test: 2014 Toyota Tundra 4X4 1794 CREWMAX 5.7L V8

I don’t often get trucks to review, but I was really looking forward to driving the refreshed 2014 Tundra. I immediately put it to some heavy duty truck dude service, by helping my neighbor Tom […]

CBS Seattle–01/24/2014

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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE eco

The Corolla, next to the Land Cruiser is the oldest nameplate in the fleet. Toyota has sold over 40 million worldwide making it the most popular carline ever.


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Mike West Road Test: 2014 Buick Lacrosse

Buick has done a little tweaking for the new model year. The waterfall grill is new, as well as the entire front end. These are the optional new LED daytime running lights.



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