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Christian Wardlaw has nearly two decades of experience reviewing cars, and has served in editorial leadership roles with Edmunds, Autobytel, and J.D. Power and Associates. Chris prefers to focus on th... (More)

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2016 Nissan Maxima Test Drive Review At this point, calling the Nissan Maxima a 4-door sports car seems like an outright lie. A BMW 335i is 4-door sports car. The Maxima? Not so much. But if you like the way this car looks, you’re probab...
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2016 Acura MDX Test Drive Review Normally, when a car company takes steps to improve a vehicle, the goal is to make people like it more and not less. Somehow, each time Acura improves the MDX, I like it less and not more. That’s true...
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2015 Cadillac Escalade Test Drive Review As iconic for Cadillac as the Corvette is for Chevrolet, the 2015 Escalade is redesigned and better than ever. Context is everything, though, and it sure seems like Cadillac is charging big money for ...
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2015 Cadillac CTS Test Drive Review Look no further than the 2015 CTS for evidence of Cadillac’s ongoing transformation. This midsize luxury sport sedan requires greater attention to the details, but gets the fundamentals exactly right....
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2016 Fiat 500X Test Drive Review If the new Fiat 500X proves reliable and passes crash tests with top marks, this little crossover has the power to change the automaker’s course, shine its image, and crank up the profit machine. If i...
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2015 Nissan Juke Test Drive Review The 2015 Nissan Juke is not for everybody. First, you need to love the styling. Second, you need to accept space limitations. And third, you must dismiss unimpressive crash-test ratings and a lack of ...
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2015 Mazda MAZDA6 Test Drive Review Can a midsize family car exude sensuality and inspire desire? Yes, it can, when it is wearing a Mazda badge. The 2015 Mazda6 looks terrific, blending sleek design and an upscale appearance with deligh...
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2015 Infiniti Q50 Test Drive Review Depending on how you set a Q50 up, it can serve as a comfortable and quick all-weather performer, a modern and advanced technological tour de force, a fuel-efficient luxury car, or a fast and furious ...
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2015 Infiniti QX60 Test Drive Review Although it sprouts from mainstream Nissan roots, the Infiniti QX60 impresses in terms of style, simplicity, and the successful integration of useful infotainment and safety technologies. While imperf...
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review When it comes to building a full-size pickup truck, the recipe is simple: Engine + cab + box = truck. The ingredients that go into the recipe, however, vary from one automaker to another. Chevrolet’s ...
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2015 Cadillac ATS Test Drive Review Modern Cadillacs demonstrate that it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, to question traditional wisdom, to challenge prevailing conventions, and to excel in the face of adversity. Want proof? Driv...
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2015 Chevrolet Impala Test Drive Review Has the world moved beyond the full-size family sedan? The answer might be yes. Considering that a Chevrolet Impala provides just a few inches of extra space here and a few cubic feet of additional tr...
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2015 Lexus RX 350 Test Drive Review Last year, the Lexus RX was the best-selling luxury vehicle in America. Quiet, comfortable, practical, dependable, and upscale on the surface where it counts the most, there are good reasons for this ...
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive Review Not too big and not too small, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T is an attractive, practical, and fun-to-drive crossover SUV that appeals equally to the left and right sides of your brain. While the int...
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Test Drive Review When people go shopping for a rear-drive, 4-passenger sports coupe, the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang are the primary contenders. Few people add the Hyundai Genesis Coupe to that li...
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2015 Lexus CT 200h Test Drive Review The Lexus CT 200h is not without merit. It is a Lexus. It gets terrific gas mileage. The interior is quite nice. And hatchbacks always help to make life easier. But to be completely up front and hones...
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2015 Toyota Venza Test Drive Review Equipped with appealing design, a roomy and practical interior, and an indisputable value equation, the 2015 Toyota Venza ought to be a big seller in a country rabid for crossover SUVs. After seven ye...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Test Drive Review When buying a Mercedes-Benz CLA250, don’t kid yourself into thinking you’re getting a prestigious luxury car for $30,000, because you’re not. What you’re getting is a ton of style accessorized with a ...
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2014 Nissan Sentra Test Drive Review It’s easy to tell when someone is “phoning it in.” That’s the feeling I get about Nissan from the 2014 Sentra, a roomy and relatively fuel-efficient small car that otherwise fails to distinguish itsel...
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2014 Nissan Rogue Test Drive Review My wife and I both got the impression that the new 2014 Nissan Rogue was designed solely around government regulations, focus-group results and parts-shelf component availability, as though the stylis...
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2014 Toyota Camry Test Drive Review Think of the 2014 Toyota Camry as the peak of the bell curve for midsize family sedans. There’s nothing wrong with this car, but there’s also nothing inspirational about a Camry, nothing to get the ri...
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2014 Nissan Altima Test Drive Review While it's true that the latest version of the Altima isn’t particularly engaging to drive, that doesn’t mean that it fails as a midsize family sedan. Quite to the contrary, actually, as the 2014 Alti...
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2014 Dodge Dart Test Drive Review There’s much to like about the 2014 Dodge Dart, a more sophisticated small car than its namesake could possibly convey. Safety is excellent, both in terms of crash-test performance and available techn...
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2014 Toyota Sienna Test Drive Review Few people actually want a minivan. Rather, these are vehicles purchased primarily for their utility and functionality by practical people who, most likely, will own one for as short a period of time ...
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2014 Dodge Journey Test Drive Review There’s plenty to like about a 2014 Dodge Journey, from its low pricetag and practical interior to its powerful V6 engine and good crash-test ratings. Perhaps more than anything else, the available Uc...
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2014 Toyota Venza Test Drive Review Roomy, comfortable, safe and stylish, the 2014 Toyota Venza represents money well spent. In exchange for these attributes, however, buyers must accept that the Venza lacks modern safety technologies a...
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2014 Honda Civic Test Drive Review Proving that you don’t really need to spend more than $25,000 to obtain a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient, technologically advanced and even luxurious sedan, the 2014 Honda Civic exudes refinement in t...
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2014 Subaru Legacy Test Drive Review The 2014 Subaru Legacy isn’t the prettiest of the 4-door family cars you can buy, but it is an exceptionally talented wallflower when it comes to fuel economy, safety, comfort, quality and battling th...
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2014 Chevrolet Traverse Test Drive Review Roomy, safe and dynamically satisfying, the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse delivers full-size SUV space in a more fuel-efficient crossover SUV package. The main concession over a traditional SUV is the Trave...
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2014 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review You buy a 2014 Honda Pilot because you need one, not because you want one. Form follows function with this midsize crossover SUV, a family-size vehicle designed to carry as many people and as much stu...
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2014 Honda Fit EV Test Drive Review Honda sure makes it easy to own a 2014 Honda Fit EV, thanks to a cheap lease payment, free maintenance, 82 miles of driving range, a maximum recharging time of 15 hours and a roomy interior. Still, ra...
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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive Review Before you choke on the price tag affixed to a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, remember that it is now packaged, priced and positioned to compete against other midsize, 3-row, 7-passenger SUVs. Not only that, ...
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2014 Jeep Wrangler Test Drive Review Depending on your point of view, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler is brilliant or it is ridiculous. This rugged American icon is built to go just about anywhere at just about any time, and at a surprisingly affor...
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2013 Hyundai Accent Test Drive Review On the surface, the Hyundai Accent is an impressive little car. It is stylish inside and out, built to unusually high standards using materials that are uncommonly good at this price point, and contai...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Test Drive Review Long an aspirational symbol of personal success, the iconic Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the most popular midsize luxury sedan in America. Strip it of its 3-pointed star, though, and the car’s value equat...
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2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Test Drive Review If you like the way the redesigned 2014 Mazda 3 looks, you’re going to love the way it drives. Aside from the car’s confining and uncomfortable back seat, there’s little to criticize about this car. B...
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2014 Honda Odyssey Test Drive Review Honda has perfected the minivan recipe. From safety and technology to performance and comfort, the 2014 Odyssey represents the ultimate in family haulers for the majority of Americans. Unless you need...
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2014 Honda Accord Test Drive Review The Honda Accord is one of the best-selling sedans in America, but in my opinion, it should be the best-selling sedan. Aside from citing production capacity constraints at the Marysville, Ohio, factor...
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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Test Drive Review Although it's aging, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze remains a strong competitor in the popular compact class. Stylish, safe and affordable, the 2014 Cruze adds yet another appealing attribute in the form of...
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2014 Acura MDX Test Drive Review Last year’s MDX, though 7 years old, was a terrific crossover SUV: big, bold and stylish, whether you liked its looks or not. Now, a redesigned 2014 Acura MDX is on sale, seemingly sanitized for every...
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Test Drive Review Redesigned for 2014, the all-new GMC Sierra 1500 represents a massive improvement upon its predecessor. It is more powerful and fuel-efficient, more comfortable and technologically sophisticated, able...
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Test Drive Review A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is no mere boulder-bashing lifestyle vehicle, and while it proudly wears its “Trail Rated" badge, it is a more useful tool for daily living than many SUV buyers might assume...
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2013 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive Review The 2013 Toyota Tacoma leads a shrinking midsize pickup class in terms of size and capability, but as the latest crop of full-size trucks becomes more fuel-efficient without any loss of hauling and to...
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2013 Toyota Prius Test Drive Review An iconic hybrid that has long waved the flag of efficient mobility, the Toyota Prius is getting gray around the edges. The car is undeniably practical, incredibly fuel efficient, extremely reliable a...
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2013 Dodge Charger Test Drive Review Dodge has pitched the Charger at both men and women using advertisements designed to provoke primal responses around themes related to empowerment, control, escape and even survival, but there’s no qu...
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2013 Chrysler 300 Test Drive Review Luxury doesn't get much more affordable than a Chrysler 300, and while it's not the most refined sedan you can buy, it sure delivers serious bang for the buck no matter which trim you choose. Stylish ...
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2013 Toyota Camry Test Drive Review Just one year after a complete redesign, the 2013 Toyota Camry is already a senior statesman among midsize sedans. Facing increased competition, the best-selling family car suffers from staid styling,...
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review Truck buyers are fiercely brand loyal, and even if Truck A is better than Truck B in some way, Truck B is usually proven superior to Truck A in another way. Measured against its competition, the 2013 ...
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2013 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review The 2013 Ford F-150 proves that pickup trucks are no longer simple work tools offered with a few extras that make a Saturday night on the town more comfortable. Modern full-size trucks provide all the...
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2013 Honda CR-V Test Drive Review If you like the way the 2013 Honda CR-V looks and you don’t mind driving a vehicle that’s merely adequate in terms of power, then you’re a good candidate for this compact crossover SUV. As a daily dri...
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2013 Ford Fusion Test Drive Review The 2013 Ford Fusion represents an almost faultless execution of a modern midsize family sedan. Looking great and driving better, the new Fusion is safe in a collision while offering a range of inform...
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2013 Toyota Corolla Test Drive Review The 2013 Toyota Corolla is an appliance, a vehicle constructed to and dynamically tuned to lowest common denominator requirements. However, excellent crash-test and reliability ratings, combined with ...
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