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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Preview For drivers who want green driving in a more conventional layout, there are hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of traditional sedans. One such option is the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, which h...
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2018 Nissan Kicks Test Drive Review Any major automaker without a subcompact crossover is leaving money on the table. Nissan had a subcompact crossover, the Juke, but its bold styling wasn't for everyone. And unfortunately, the most pop...
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2019 Honda Civic Coupe Preview We ask compact cars to do a pretty straightforward job: provide affordable, reliable transportation. For years, these vehicles focused on value. But with the 10th-generation Honda Civic, the focus has...
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2019 Chevrolet Sonic Preview Within the Chevrolet lineup, the 2019 Sonic provides a platform that makes the most of its space and functions well as an economical daily driving. Offered as a subcompact sedan or hatchback, the 2019...
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2019 Honda Civic Preview Say the phrase “compact car,” and what’s the first vehicle to come to mind? There’s a good chance it’s either a Toyota Corolla or this car, the Honda Civic. Both are cornerstones of a competitive, and...
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2019 Mazda CX-9 Preview The midsize, three-row SUV market offers variety to shoppers. The number of options can be overwhelming, but it also gives shoppers the power of choice. While some SUVs go for pure utility, others foc...
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2019 Toyota Yaris Preview The 2019 Toyota Yaris proves that small, economical cars don’t have to be boring. The Yaris is a sharp, modern subcompact sedan that also happens to be one of the most efficient non-hybrid cars on the...
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2019 Kia Sedona Preview Forget muscle cars and full-size trucks, minivans are one of the most competitive among new cars. This increased competition has led to the updated Kia Sedona, which receives some subtle-yet-thoughtfu...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster Test Drive Review Consider Hyundai and its growth in popularity over the last decade. The brand built its relevance with practical, sensible vehicles, like the Sonata, and SUVs like the Santa Fe and Tucson. But “fortun...
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2019 Acura RDX Test Drive Review Small luxury crossovers are among the hottest selling new cars today. Within that group, the Acura RDX has dominated as one of the most popular entrants, but like any successful, competitive company, ...
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2019 Subaru Ascent Test Drive Review There are certain vehicle types every major automaker needs to offer if they plan to be taken seriously. The largest automakers are able to offer a full spread of vehicles, from sports cars to full-si...
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview While crossovers continue to dominate new car sales, family sedans prove they still have many merits as sensible daily drivers. What has made the midsize sedan more appealing is the proliferation of h...
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N Preview As the brand continues to grow, Hyundai has successfully split off Genesis into its own luxury entity, and to continue this trend, Hyundai has developed its performance “N” line. Essentially, N repres...
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2019 Hyundai Tucson Preview Over its lifetime, the Hyundai Tucson has transformed from a frugal, value-minded small SUV into a competent, refined crossover. For 2019, the Tucson receives a thorough refresh with new standard safe...
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview While crossovers continue to dominate new car sales, family sedans prove they still have many merits as sensible daily drivers. A hybridized sedan can deliver efficiency without sacrificing any comfor...
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review Small cars aren't asked to do much beyond the basics: provide efficient, reliable transportation at a manageable price. Plenty of models fit this form, and in some rare cases, they manage to do it whi...
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage Preview The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is a true high-performance sports car complete with a sleek exterior, luxurious interior, and a powerful twin-turbo V8. The Vantage’s exterior design reflects its spe
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2019 Ford Transit Connect Preview When the Ford Transit Connect arrived on the market in 2009, it quickly became a hit with businesses for its practical design and functional features. Over the past ten years, Ford has continuously up...
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2019 BMW X4 Preview The BMW X4 infuses athleticism into a compact luxury SUV with its powerful engine selection and taut handling. Although the X4 is smaller than most cars in its class, it’s a powerful all-wheel-drive c...
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Test Drive Review If you grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, the name “Eclipse” carried some significance. It hasn't aged as well as the Toyota Supra or Nissan Skyline GT-R, but it was still a cornerstone of import-t...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Preview While plenty of compact luxury cars offer ample standard and available features, few do it with the elegance and style of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C-Class has been sold in North America sin...
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Test Drive Review Let’s get one thing out of the way: The Mitsubishi Outlander is not at the front of the SUV pack. There are many more recognizable names, and for good reason. It rides on a old platform that can be tr...
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2018 Audi S8 Preview Within the Audi lineup, the S8 is the ultimate performance luxury sedan offering. Based on the opulent A8 luxury sedan, the S8 will add a healthy dose of excitement to any commute, and is engaging eno...
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2018 Lexus RC 300 Preview The 2018 Lexus RC 300 artfully blends performance and luxury in an attractive coupe silhouette. For 2018, the RC 300 gets new standard technology and a light bump in power. Overall, the RC 300 feat
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2019 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review Sometimes you have to stop and consider just how far full-size trucks have come. I've said this before, but trucks have evolved from basic work vehicles to comfortable family haulers. Once the home of...
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2018 Toyota Prius Prime Preview The Toyota Prius has become an icon of environmentally conscious motoring. This standard bearer of green driving became so popular that it spawned its own sub-brand, including the range-topping 2018 T...
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2018 INFINITI QX60 Preview The 2018 INFINITI QX60 blends composed manners with upscale features and versatile three-row seating for seven. The QX60 slots between the subcompact QX30 and full-size QX80, offering a “best-of”
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2018 Honda Civic Coupe Preview With a spacious cabin, comfortable seats, and a refined ride, the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe makes commuting, and the inevitable sitting in traffic, better. Trims for the Civic Coupe include LX, LX-P,
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2018 Nissan Versa Note Preview In the subcompact hatchback market, the buyer’s dollar goes quite far - especially with the Nissan Versa Note. The Versa Note features an upright layout that provides ample headroom, solid rearward
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2018 Nissan Frontier Preview This midsize truck is the perfect blend of pickup capabilities and manageable proportions. It offers better maneuverability in tight spaces, so if you live in the city or have specific parking limitat...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive Review The Jeep Cherokee, in its various forms, is not like the rest of the compact crossover set. While most rivals offer rugged, capable vehicles, the Cherokee delivers more. Its 4-wheel-drive and terrain-...
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2018 Kia Stinger Test Drive Review It's at the very core of human nature to sort things. Eons ago, it helped us establish patterns associated with our early ancestors’ predators and prey. Today, this allows our brains to be “metaphor m...
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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Preview The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid combines the versatility of the popular RAV4 with a hybrid drivetrain, making it a standout within the compact SUV segment and one of the few hybrid crossovers of its kind...
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Test Drive Review In the American automotive world, a “forbidden fruit” is any car sold on foreign shores that isn't sold here. Some of the best examples are the (pre-R35) Nissan Skyline GT-R, most versions of the Land...
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2019 Volvo XC40 Test Drive Review If any brand is experiencing a revival in terms of both form and function, it's Volvo. The Swedish automaker is experiencing a renaissance, delivering new cars that are not only breathtaking to look a...
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Test Drive Review Once upon a time trucks were simply instruments of work. They were defined only by their utility and sheer size. But times have changed, and as trucks have become family-hauling vehicles, automakers h...
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2018 Dodge Charger Test Drive Review Few modern cars are like the Dodge Charger. In more than just styling, it is a retro sedan. In a world of front-wheel-drive conveyances, the Charger is a rear-wheel-drive muscle-sedan, and it's availa...
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2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review Sometimes being a jack-of-all-trades also means being a master of none. Because it has the best towing capacity and best fuel economy among full-size pickups, you would think the Ford F-150 might lack...
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2018 Toyota Prius Preview Since its first generation in the late 1990s, the Toyota Prius has gone from a vehicular novelty to becoming ubiquitous on the open road. These hybrids have become an icon and the standard-bearer of t...
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2018 Ram 3500 Preview In the market for a heavy-duty pickup? The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty offers big-rig styling, an imposing front grille, and massive power for towing and off-roading, along with options and trims that will ma...
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2018 Lincoln Navigator Test Drive Review There was once a time when American luxury really meant something. But it seemed like that time was long past. Sure, the 1960s boasted Cadillacs and Lincolns cruising along America’s expanding interst...
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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Preview The compact car market is both crowded and competitive. Among entrants, few offer a hatchback, making the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback a key contender. With the style and sophistication of its coupe and...
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2018 GMC Canyon Preview The 2018 GMC Canyon is a sharp-looking option among midsize pickup trucks, especially if you are looking for a compact pickup that embodies the flair and style of its full-size brethren. The Canyon pr...
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2018 Jeep Compass Test Drive Review The Jeep Compass is technically listed as a compact SUV, but it costs less than any other vehicle in the segment. In fact, in terms of pricing and other statistics, the Compass is actually positioned ...
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2018 Nissan Versa Preview There was once a time when buying a new car on a budget meant giving up some basic amenities, leading to the term “Econo-Box.” In these bargain-basement rides, there was not even the option for certai...
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2018 Volkswagen GTI Test Drive Review Driving a performance car has its setbacks. The ride is typically harsh, fuel economy suffers, and it's seldom usable by more than two people at a time. Therein lies the brilliance of a hot hatch, lik...
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2018 Chevrolet Colorado Preview Midsize trucks fill a much needed gap between mundane family cars and larger gas-guzzling pickups. Chief among them is the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. This pickup is capable of carrying people and loads ...
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2018 Honda Fit Test Drive Review Once upon a time, buying a new car on a budget meant scraping the bottom of the barrel. Sure, it had a “low, low” price to get you in the door, but for that price, you did not get a whole lot of car. ...
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2018 Chevrolet Spark Preview The 2018 Chevrolet Spark proves that great value can come in small packages. More specifically, it proves that you can get a subcompact car with many of the amenities you’d expect to find in a larger ...
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Preview The Chevrolet Malibu proves that a dependable family sedan doesn’t have to be boring. The midsize Malibu boasts easy-to-use technology and as much as 250 horsepower on tap, but blends that power with ...
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2018 Ram 2500 Preview When drivers need more power and capability than a typical light-duty truck will offer, the Ram 2500 is the heavy-duty workhorse that lives up to its name. For 2018 Ram buyers get more unique optional...
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Test Drive Review After a decades-long hiatus, Alfa Romeo is back in America. It’s been back for a little over three years, and has been slowly rolling out models, starting with the 8C supercar, the 4C hardcore perform...
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Test Drive Review If you’re looking for a reliable car for daily transportation, a sedan may seem like the obvious choice. As you've probably noticed, the conventional four-door has been losing ground in recent years, ...
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2018 Ram 1500 Preview The Ram 1500 continues as one of the key players in the uber-competitive light-duty pickup truck market. While the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 typically dominate the work site, the Ram 1500 is the ...
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2017 Ram 2500 Test Drive Review These days, trucks get asked to do more than ever. They have to be capable of all sorts of use and abuse at the worksite, but also serve as the family hauler. So trucks are getting more and more comfo...
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2018 Toyota C-HR Test Drive Review Subcompact SUVs and crossovers represent one of the fastest growing corners of the auto market. They give buyers good fuel economy and an affordable price, but also the benefit of a tall ride height, ...
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek Test Drive Review Plenty of crossovers and SUVs look capable, but few are actually 100% up to the task. Sure, some have plenty of cargo space or neat storage features, but few are as truly “outdoorsy” as their image su...
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2018 Toyota Camry Test Drive Review You know that parent trying to be the awkward “Cool Dad”? He tries to force the issue that he's still “hip” or “with it,” but really his primary job is to provide for his family. Toyota may be taking ...
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2017 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive Review The compact SUV segment can be overwhelming. With approximately 18 vehicles technically in this category, the various options can have hugely different personalities. Consider how the sedan market can...
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2018 INFINITI Q60 Preview INFINITI launched the all-new Q60 for the 2017 model year, and this attractive performance-luxury coupe returns for its sophomore performance in 2018. The combination of elegant, head-turning style an...
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Test Drive Review If you follow the latest car news or are even casually into cars, you've probably heard about how the crossover market is taking over the industry. But it doesn’t truly sink in until you count them al...
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2018 Hyundai Elantra Preview Hyundai has made great strides in the past decade to bring its vehicles from underdogs to frontrunners in their respective fields. One shining example is the 2018 Elantra, a compact sedan that deliver...
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2018 BMW M6 Preview The BMW M6 is based on the elegant 6 Series Gran Coupe and convertible. It adds a high-powered engine and performance-oriented running gear but never forgets its grand-touring roots, whether making a ...
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2018 BMW M4 Preview The elegant 2-door BMW M4 is the standard by which other high-performance luxury coupes are measured. Brisk acceleration, sharp cornering, and hard braking all characterize the M4, making it the ideal...
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2018 Audi Q7 Preview The 2018 Audi Q7 features the sharp styling, composed handling, and cutting-edge technology that’s become synonymous with the Audi brand. The Q7 first leapt into the scene in 2005 and charged ahead wi...
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive Review You may have heard that we’re in a Golden Age of Muscle Cars, but while you weren’t looking, we also entered an amazing time to be a fan of affordable performance. And the Mazda MX-5 Miata embodies th...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Preview Within the ranks of Mercedes-Benz sedans, coupes, convertibles, and crossovers, a select few wear the letters “AMG.” As Mercedes-Benz’s in-house performance division, AMG is the height of driving puri...
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Test Drive Review There are millions of trucks on the road. Many of these trucks get used as commuter trucks or rides for weekend warriors, despite being capable of far more. On the other hand, heavy-duty trucks are co...
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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Test Drive Review When I talk to folks about cars and mention certain hybrids, some become disappointed. That’s a dated way of thinking. Sure, if you are a performance enthusiast, the sight of a Toyota Prius does nothi...
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2017 INFINITI QX60 Test Drive Review Luxury can mean different things to different types of car buyers, and it has meant different things in different eras. Once upon a time it meant way-big sedans, miles of leather, and maybe even the o...
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder Test Drive Review There was a time when SUVs like the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder were truck-based machines. They got through EPA loopholes for fuel economy and provided families added space as well as a 4-whee...
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2017 Lexus IS 300 Test Drive Review Lexus has something of an identity crisis. The company long known for sensible-yet-boring cars proves it can do fun—you just have to pick the right car. The 2017 Lexus IS 300 could not be a more-diff...
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2017 Kia Sportage Test Drive Review Compact crossovers offer car buyers the best of both worlds. They have the ride height, available all-wheel drive (AWD), and added cargo space of more rugged vehicles. But they also typically feature ...
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2017 Lexus ES 300h Test Drive Review The Lexus ES has a stellar reputation as being an incredibly reliable luxury car. Even as far back as the 1990s, the ES was the ultimate sensible premium sedan. Sure, it’s built on the same platform a...
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Test Drive Review When the Grand Cherokee was redesigned back in 2011, I spoke to some members of Jeep management. The term that stood out in their description of the Grand Cherokee was “American Range Rover.” But the ...
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2017 Toyota Camry Test Drive Review The 2017 model year marks the last one for the current generation of the Toyota Camry. It arrived in the summer of 2011 for the 2012 model year and was updated for 2014. And right after the New Year, ...
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2017 INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Review Crossovers are the hottest segment in the automotive landscape, and compact crossovers represent the hot spot within that booming category. Infiniti had a high-riding wagon in the form of the EX35 (th...
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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Test Drive Review Cars, SUVs, and crossovers have evolved and become different things over the years, but heavy-duty pickups have a job to do, and no amount of innovation or passing trend can get in the way of that job...
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2017 Dodge Viper Preview The modern supercar landscape is a space dominated by exotic materials, efficient yet powerful hybrid powertrains, and advanced traction management that can make any driver a hero. But supercars used ...
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2017 Genesis G90 Test Drive Review In the beginning, there was just Hyundai, but then the Korean automaker did something crazy: The bargain-oriented brand went upmarket. That move was the culmination of years of delivering more refined...
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive Review When it comes to building a hybrid, there are two ways you can go; build a standalone model, like the Prius or Insight, or develop a hybrid version of an existing, gas-powered car. If the name did not...
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive Review Since you’re on a car-buying site, looking at new cars, you’re likely looking for a good deal. Inherent in that pursuit of value is trying to get the most car for the lowest cost. With the 2016 Mazda ...
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2016 BMW M2 Test Drive Review If you pay attention to sports cars or European luxury brands, you’re probably familiar with M, BMW’s Motorsport division. Since 1972, this in-house performance wing has spent time learning lessons on...
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2016 Jeep Compass Test Drive Review Small, car-based SUVs are the hottest, fastest growing corner of the new-car market, and they now make up the largest segment in the market, too. These vehicles combine the driving mannerisms of a car...
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2017 Volvo XC60 Preview Crossovers make up the hottest vehicle segment on the market, with every automaker getting in on the popularity of vehicles that mix the utility of an SUV with the car-like driving mannerisms of a sed...
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2017 FIAT 124 Spider Test Drive Review A subset of the automotive community insists the answer to every type of “what car should I get?” question is “Mazda Miata.” This passionate response stems from the fact that the Miata is reliable, in...
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2017 Cadillac Escalade Preview Is there any vehicle that better encapsulates American exceptionalism than the Cadillac Escalade? It's a rolling manifesto of opulence, style, and accomplishment. Where other large SUVs are niche vehi...
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2017 smart fortwo Preview Want proof that big things can come in small packages? Look no further than the smart fortwo. It’s a 2-seat urban runabout that takes up minimal space for the ever-crucial challenge of city parking, a...
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2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Preview It doesn’t look like anything else on the road, and why should it? A hybrid hatchback designed for a new generation of discerning car buyer should be anything but your ordinary grocery-getter. Lexus, ...
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2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview The Cadillac Escalade represents the height of safety, luxury, and technology among American SUVs. Although it has sometimes been cast as a study in excess, its fourth generation has grown far more re...
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2017 Maserati Ghibli Preview The Maserati brand conjures up images of the height of Italian luxury. Say the name and you can almost picture a classic grand touring car gracefully running along a road that hugs the shore of Lake C...
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2017 Audi RS 7 Preview Whoever said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too has clearly not heard of the 2017 Audi RS 7. Based on the A7 and S7 fastback sedans, the RS 7 delivers a seemingly improbable amount of luxury, ...
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2017 Audi TTS Preview You don’t need a supercar to feel like you're driving at the height of performance. Sure, a midengine monster like the Audi R8 halo car will turn heads anywhere it goes. But for those less interested ...
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2017 BMW 4 Series Preview The personal luxury coupe. It's a statement of individuality and accomplishment. The 4 Series, BMW’s entrant in this market segment, is both aspirational and attainable. The twin-kidney grille and hal...
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2017 Audi TT Preview You can often tell a lot about the purpose of an object simply by its appearance. From the raked rear window emphasizing front-seat occupancy to the wheel wells pushed out to the corners, anyone takin...
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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Test Drive Review What ever happened to station wagons? What once seemed like the ultimate blend of form and function in the 1960s has evolved into a completely niche vehicle segment. As history goes, wagons gave way t...
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2017 Nissan 370Z Preview In pursuing a pure sports car you can drive every day, a few requisites need to be met. The car must have strong acceleration and precise cornering, yet it must also have creature comforts and accepta...
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2017 Honda Accord Coupe Preview In the modern car market, the personal commuter coupe is something of a dying breed. This was once a segment dominated by cars like the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Thunderbird, and other American mode...
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2017 Honda Accord Preview Consumer tastes can be fickle. The station wagon was once the ultimate family vehicle, but it was soon replaced by the minivan. And now it appears the minivan has given way to the crossover. But throu...
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2016 Toyota Prius Test Drive Review About 10 years ago, if you looked at hybrid sales, they would be closely tied to the price of fuel. As gas prices rose, so did sales of fuel-saving hybrids. As they fell, people were more likely to bu...
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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive Review The Jeep Wrangler is an American icon, embodying the best combination of attributes you can buy in a vehicle today. It’s got a convertible top for the summer and 4-wheel drive for the winter and going...
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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive Review You say, “It’s never going to be me.” You tell yourself it can happen to others. Then you’re there, standing under the piercing lights, the cold air sending chills down your spine. You’re in an air-co...
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2017 Audi S8 Preview How do you define a no-compromise luxury car? On the one hand, you have performance; on the other, comfort and lavish appointments. By their very nature, full-size luxury flagship sedans err towards c...
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2017 Audi A8 Preview The full-size luxury sedan market runs the gamut from the lavish to the performance-oriented. Cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class err on the side of the former, while the BMW 7 Series errs on the latt...
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Test Drive Review Midsize pickup trucks offer some advantages over their full-size brethren, like improved fuel economy and the ability to actually fit in city parking spaces. But start shopping around for these svelte...
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2016 Toyota Corolla Test Drive Review With a focus on impressive fuel economy and cost-effectiveness, the Toyota Corolla has long been the cornerstone of the economy-car market, but for 2016 it faces its strongest competition to date. Man...
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2016 Ford Focus Test Drive Review For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number a...
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2017 Bugatti Chiron Preview When Bugatti launched the Veyron in 2005, it instantly set the gold standard for on-road automotive performance. With 1,000 hp and record-setting speed, the Veyron even changed the vernacular: the ter...
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Test Drive Review It’s easy to forget how important a car like the Chevrolet Camaro is to American car culture. When it was first introduced, it served as General Motors’ mighty counterpunch to the iconic Ford Mustang....
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2017 Hyundai Elantra Test Drive Review Every year, compact cars get better and better. As early as the mid-2000s, it occurred to some automakers that commuters desired features like heated leather seats, navigation, and keyless entry in sm...
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2016 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review The 2016 Ram 1500 Limited is quite possibly the most luxurious truck we’ve ever driven. It gives the GMC Sierra Denali a run for its money. But Ram’s first true entrant in the “luxury truck” market (y...
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2016 Cadillac CTS Test Drive Review Every brand needs to undergo occasional makeovers to keep its product portfolio relevant. Brands like Lexus and Jaguar have been doing this the last 5 to 10 years, but the brand that took it upon itse...
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2016 INFINITI QX60 Preview Luxury can mean different things to different people. The old definition usually involved lots of interior space and leather appointments. These days, it means the latest high-tech entertainment and s...
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2017 Ford GT Preview The American Supercar is an elusive 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 i...
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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 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 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 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 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 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Test Drive Review Hybrids have been sold since around the turn of the century. In that time there have been sedan, hatchback, and even pickup hybrids. There have also been a few hybrid SUVs here and there, but Toyota t...
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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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