2022 Western Automotive Journalists Media Days - 2 days of driving some of the best cars.
Every year the Western Automotive Journalist (WAJ) hosts a collection of cars, and I use the word cars to mean vehicles, for its members to try out. There was a two-year hiatus due to Covid, then last year 'Media Days' was reconstituted as a day and a half event in Half Moon Bay, CA. It was repeated this year also in Half Moon Bay. I can only speak for myself but I had a great time, and below are the vehicles I drove.
I'd like to thank the WAJ exec team (thanks Brian) for pulling it all together. Our base was The Aristocrat Hotel. The driving route was down Hwy 1 to San Gregorio, then north on Stage Road back to Hwy 1. The weather was cooperative, the surroundings gorgeous, and the route allowed us to get a real-world driving impression of the various cars.
So here's the cars presented in alphabetical order with my opinion of each.
2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Type S w/Advance
2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid
2022 Genesis G80 AWD 3.5T Sport
2022 Honda Civic Si
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III 4X4
2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD
2023 Kia Sportage HEV SX Prestige AWD
2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance
2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT53 4-Door Coupe
2023 Subaru Solterra
2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited FWD
2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone