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From open-wheel racecars to specialty off-road vehicles, George Kennedy has driven it all. A career automotive journalist, George has been a producer and senior writer at WheelsTV, an associate editor... (More)

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2017 Ford GT Preview The American Supercar is an illusive and evolving notion. Sometimes, cars like the Chevrolet Corvette ascend to supercar level with offerings like the ZR-1. Other times, the Dodge Viper steps up with ...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Preview It has been said that convertibles are a reward. They're not really as useful or versatile as a crossover, minivan, or SUV, and so they usually end up reflecting a desire rather than a need. But now t...
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2017 Infiniti QX30 Preview The compact luxury market is currently one of the hottest new-car segments, including both small sedans and hatchbacks and red-hot compact luxury SUVs. Somewhere in the middle is the all-new 2017 Infi...
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Preview As ever more car brands expand into all manner of new crossover and SUV segments, automakers that were once relegated to very specific vehicle types are now venturing into uncharted terrain. We've see...
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2016 BMW M2 Preview The BMW M division was founded in 1972 as the venerable German automaker's motorsport wing. Almost 45 years later, M has grown into a massive division with a full model lineup of its own. However, man...
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2017 Jaguar XE Preview When it comes to the luxury sedan market, names like the 3 Series or A4 are often mentioned as longtime leaders. But the 2017 model year sees a new entrant in the form of the Jaguar XE. With proportio...
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2016 Toyota Sienna Preview It’s a tough moment in any car-lover’s life–the moment when they have to hand over the keys to their fun sports car and accept that their growing family requires the space and versatility of a minivan...
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2016 Toyota Mirai Preview The automotive landscape is arguably undergoing some pretty serious change. The auto industry must look pretty unfamiliar to anyone who thinks hybrids and electric cars are still novelties, now that n...
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2016 Lexus RC 200t Preview The daily drive to work can be a pretty boring affair, and maybe you've been feeling like you need something to liven it up. That's where the 2016 Lexus RC 200t comes in--a fun and engaging 2-door lux...
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2016 Lexus RC F Preview For too long, the the performance coupe market was limited to the same three German entrants: The BMW M3 came first, and was eventually joined by the RS4, RS5, and C63 AMG. But now Lexus is crashing t...
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2016 Lexus RC 300 Preview The automotive marketplace is expanding in new and exciting ways. From luxury crossovers to high-performance hatchbacks, pretty much anything is on the table these days. But sometimes we still yearn f...
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2016 Lexus RC 350 Preview There are only a handful of luxury coupes out there that cater to the discerning customer with an artful 2-door body style. Even fewer are the coupes that also deliver impressive performance. At the i...
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2016 Hyundai Genesis Preview The definition of luxury has changed throughout the years. It was once meant to refer to unquestionable opulence and excess. But now that we live in a world where even the biggest banks and automakers...
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2016 Subaru BRZ Preview In recent years, the automotive industry has been in a crisis. Cars are safer, more efficient, and more powerful than ever, not to mention more technologically advanced in regard to both infotainment ...
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2016 Cadillac CT6 Preview Cadillac is undergoing a complete rejuvenation. Well, maybe more like a shot in the arm. The true metamorphosis occurred in the mid-to-late 2000s, with the growth of the CTS sedan, the maturation of t...
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2016 Toyota Prius v Preview Certain brands become such a standard-bearer for their genre or market that their name comes to represent that segment as a whole (like a synecdoche). This could be said of Kleenex (tissues), or the i...
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2016 Ferrari California Preview Few brands, automotive or otherwise, command the sort of recognition and gravitas that Ferrari does. The automaker truly has a reputation that precedes it, respected and adored by people the world ove...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Preview The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has grown from the German automaker's entry-level car to a matured, handsome 5-passenger executive sedan. Not only has it grown in terms of its physical size, but its styling...
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2016 Toyota Camry Preview Superlatives and accolades are have been thrown around a little too easily in 2015. Every automaker seems to find some metric that they can use to claim best-in-class this or class-leading that. But t...
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2016 Honda Accord Coupe Preview Personal luxury is a concept that sometimes feels lost in the age of carpooling and ride-sharing. But while cars like the Acura Integra or Cadillac Eldorado have gone the way of the Dodo, the Honda Ac...
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2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Preview The spectrum of luxury automakers runs from the comfort minded to the performance oriented. BMW has long prided itself on leaning toward the performance end of things, signified by its “Ultimate Drivi...
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2016 BMW 4 Series Preview Driving a performance sedan is the perfect compromise between the thrill of driving and everyday practicality, but it’s just that—a compromise. When you truly want a driver-centric experience every si...
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2016 BMW 5 Series Preview Within the BMW sedan lineup, prospective buyers have something of a “Goldilocks” scenario. On the one end you have the hard-driving 3 Series, offering performance at semi-reasonable cost. On the other...
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2016 BMW 3 Series Preview BMW has clung to its slogan “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” even as that definition has changed through the years. Once considered the expression of pure driving performance, BMWs have now come to rep...
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2014 Infiniti Q60 Test Drive Review Don’t look now, but the luxury coupe is a dying breed. Once the staple of the American Road, it is hard to imagine a brand like Lincoln or Chrysler without luxurious, powerful coupes. But there are a ...
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Test Drive Review Have you ever seen a sports or action movie in which the protagonist makes a first attempt at a goal early in the movie, fails, then embarks on a training montage, only to succeed in the end? The less...
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2014 Toyota 4Runner Test Drive Review It's a marvel that traditional body-on-frame SUVs continue to exist in the modern marketplace. With the explosion of the crossover market, buyers have eschewed traditional SUVs for car-based crossover...
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2014 Kia Soul Test Drive Review A car does not always have to be a V12-powered exotic supercar to make a statement. Take the Kia Soul, for example—it's hard to think of another vehicle whose purpose is to be a fuel-efficient, daily-...
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2014 Toyota Tundra Test Drive Review How does one "eat crow"? I’m not quite sure, but after spending a week with the Toyota Tundra, I must officially change my stance on Toyota’s full-size pickup and put it right up with the Big Three's ...
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2014 Ford Fiesta Test Drive Review If more subcompacts were like the Ford Fiesta, more buyers might actually want to own city cars. I have not always felt this way about the diminutive Ford runabout, but with its 2014 mid-life refresh,...
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2014 Toyota Prius c Test Drive Review The Toyota Prius family is growing. The iconic hybrid has been so successful Toyota has seen fit to expand the Prius into a multi-vehicle sub-brand. It still lives under the Toyota name, but has expan...
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2014 BMW X5 Test Drive Review With vehicles like the X6, 5 Series GT and 6 Series Gran Coupe, BMW seems bent on breaking traditional notions of vehicle classes. Sport Activity Coupes, 4-door coupes and performance crossovers might...
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2014 Toyota Highlander Test Drive Review The crossover has come a long way. Sure, that sounds like a tired trope, but when you are in the market for such a ubiquitous family vehicle, you should probably be used to over-done terms like “In a ...
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2014 Dodge Charger Test Drive Review Oh, to be the King of Hazzard County. I’d say Duke, but driving around in a 2014 Dodge Charger SXT feels that much better. Though not quite as powerful as the V8-powered R/T and SRT variants, this big...
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2014 Infiniti Q50 Test Drive Review What’s in a name? If you are employed in Infiniti’s marketing department, that question has been a source of frustration and ire as of late. The Japanese luxury brand has renamed its entire lineup for...
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2014 Subaru Forester Test Drive Review If you live in New England, Colorado or the Pacific Northwest, Subarus are common sights. Here in Massachusetts, they frequently line the frost-heaved and salt-worn streets. Subaru has focused on the ...
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Test Drive Review If you own a pickup truck, you know it gets used for far more than hauling loads and general work duty. It is also the family wagon, camping support vehicle and the ride that everyone can rely on no m...
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2014 Volkswagen Passat Test Drive Review One of the most important aspects of going to a high-school reunion is what to wear. You want to dress up but not too much, so as to send the right message. Go in a suit, and people will think you’re ...
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2014 Toyota Corolla Test Drive Review Certain vehicle segments define themselves by hyperbole in a particular metric. Performance cars are measured in horsepower and 0-60 times, pickup trucks are vetted on towing and hauling capabilities,...
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2014 BMW 4 Series Test Drive Review The 3 Series Coupe is dead. Long live the 3 Series Coupe. BMW’s compact luxury 2-door was the thing that enthusiasts lusted for, pinching pennies for the chance to pick one up in the classifieds. Sur...
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2013 Chrysler 200 Test Drive Review The Chrysler 200 is in no risk of going down in the pantheon of “Greatest Cars of All Time.” In fact, it was one of the striking symbols of a low point for the American automaker. But few cars have ma...
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2014 Kia Forte Test Drive Review Kia has come a long way. For the majority of its 20-plus-year presence in the North American market, the Korean automaker moved vehicles under a bargain-basement approach, dealing no-frills rides at c...
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2014 Lexus ES 350 Test Drive Review Although in the North American market since 1989, Lexus came to be the pillar of reliability and comfort that it is now in the mid-1990s. A first-generation Lexus ES 300 did not have the performance p...
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