From open-wheel racecars to specialty off-road vehicles, George Kennedy has driven it all. A career automotive journalist, George has been a contributor, editor, and/or producer at some of the most respected publications and outlets, including Consumer Reports, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Autoblog.com, Hemmings Classic Wheels, BoldRide.com, the Providence Journal, and WheelsTV.

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2022 Kia Soul Preview
The Kia Soul provides form and function that can coexist in one funky-yet-functional compact hatchback/crossover. The boxy design ensures it is an attention-getter, and yet it still has solid cargo sp...
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2022 Jaguar F-TYPE Preview
The 2022 Jaguar F-Type is a taut, modern sports car with a rakish design and a range of potent engines. The name alludes to it being the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type sports car from the 19...
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2022 BMW Z4 Preview
The 2022 BMW Z4 delivers the enjoyment of top-down motoring with the premium appointments and technology of a modern BMW. Though the previous generation of the Z4 utilized a power-retractable ha
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2022 BMW X6 M Preview
The 2022 BMW X6 M brings coupe styling and performance to a midsize crossover. It has a fastback profile that evokes the athleticism of a sports car and backs it up with acceleration and cornering abi...
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2022 BMW X5 M Preview
The BMW X5 M combines the versatility and upscale appointments of a midsize luxury SUV with intense performance dynamics that seemingly defy the laws of physics. This artful blend is part of why BMW c...
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2022 BMW 2 Series Preview
The 2 Series is BMW’s compact, nimble coupe. It combines athleticism with an upscale interior. The 2 Series was introduced as a 2014 model and for the 2022 model year, it has been redesigned. It embra...
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2022 BMW X4 Preview
The 2022 BMW X4 is an athletic spin on the compact luxury SUV. It has dynamic handling, an upscale interior, and the latest technology, all wrapped in a head-turning fastback package that BMW calls th...
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2022 BMW X4 M Preview
The 2022 BMW X4 M proves you don’t need a sports car to get a true performance driving experience. The X4 M is a compact SUV with a fastback design and, yes, thrilling performance. Like the rest of th...
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2022 Jeep Compass Preview
The 2022 Jeep Compass combines maneuverability and efficiency with decent off-road chops (for a crossover) and the aspirational styling of its more rugged Jeep stablemates. For 2022, the Compass inter...
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2022 BMW M3 Preview
The BMW M3 has long been the gold standard compact performance/luxury car. Though it has grown through the years (and become exclusively a sedan), it retains that artful blend of thrilling driving dyn...
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2022 Audi A6 Allroad Preview
The Audi A6 Allroad proves you don’t need a hulking SUV to own a versatile, capable luxury vehicle. The Allroad is an A6 wagon with a raised ride height, adjustable air suspension, and more aggressive...
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2022 Audi Q5 Sportback Preview
The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback is the dynamic fastback variant of the Q5 compact luxury SUV. It presents a sleek profile on a crossover frame, without blasphemously leveraging the “coupe” name (we’re look...
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2022 Audi S7 Preview
The 2022 Audi S7 is a brooding, low-slung performance car. With a four-door fastback layout, the S7 provides a decent amount of cargo space, wrapped in the svelte styling that hints at the performance...
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2021 Kia Niro EV Preview
The Kia Niro is a funky-yet-functional compact hatchback/crossover at an affordable price. The 2021 Kia Niro EV takes it a step further with a fully electric powertrain that provides an estimated 239 ...
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2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Preview
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid blends the frugality and sensibility of a compact car with the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain. This marks the first year of the hybrid variant for the Elantra. Despi...
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2021 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The 2021 Honda Clarity is a compact platform for fuel-efficient driving. It is offered as a hydrogen fuel-cell car in California (covered in a separate preview article) and as a plug-in hybrid through...
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2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid Preview
The 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid brings a fuel-efficient powertrain to the versatile and accommodating Explorer platform. The Explorer Hybrid was introduced for the 2020 model year—the same year the curr...
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2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron Preview
The Audi electric vehicle lineup is growing. The Q4 e-tron is the brand’s first all-electric small SUV, and Audi has already announced a Sportback variant as well. The 2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron bl...
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2022 Audi Q3 Preview
The Audi Q3 is one of the brand’s best-selling models, representing one of the most popular types of cars today. This compact SUV was redesigned for the 2019 model year, and it gains newly standard fe...
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2022 Audi S6 Preview
The Audi S6 is a fantastic, understated performance sedan (a true "sleeper"). It competes with other swift saloons like the BMW M550i and Mercedes-AMG E53. The A6 has a subtle style but brings perform...
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2022 Audi S4 Preview
The 2022 Audi S4 brings driving excitement and refinement to a comfortable, composed executive sedan. It has seating for five people, 12 cubic feet of trunk space, and it's sure to get your heart raci...
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2022 Audi e-tron Preview
Among traditional automakers, Audi has established itself as a leader in electric vehicles. Tesla may have changed the game, but Audi was one of the first to respond—with the e-tron all-electric cross...
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2022 Audi A7 Preview
The Audi A7 proves you don’t need an SUV to have a functional vehicle. The fastback design provides a solid 25 cubic feet of cargo space without losing the dynamic cornering abilities and comfortable ...
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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Preview
Though it took Tesla’s success in electric vehicles to activate potential rivals, Audi has been one of the first automakers to seriously respond. Among its growing lineup of electric vehicles, the new...
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2022 Audi S5 Preview
Audi offers driving enthusiasts an engaging, refined two-door car in the form of the 2022 S5. A higher-performance version of the Audi A5, the S5 is available as a coupe and a convertible, the latter ...
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2022 Audi TT Preview
True, pure sports cars are few and far between in the auto industry. The Audi TT is a minimalist, two-seat roadster that puts the joy of driving front-and-center. The TT doesn’t get many significant c...
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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback Preview
The Audi Q5 Sportback combines the capability of an SUV with rakish, coupe-like lines that give it head-turning appeal. The Sportback variant of the Q5 is all-new for the 2021 model year. Despite its ...
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2022 MINI Countryman Preview
The MINI Countryman is the largest and most versatile member of the MINI lineup. With the increased popularity of small crossovers and SUVs, the Countryman ideally fits that niche with added utility, ...
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2022 MINI Cooper Preview
Since its revival in 2001, the MINI Cooper has provided modern amenities and lithe, agile handling in a compact package with quirky, retro styling. For the 2022 model year, the MINI Cooper has been he...
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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Test Drive Review
Most entrants in the compact SUV segment seem to have their own personalities. The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are upscale. The Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester are designed for active lifestyles. The Hy...
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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive Review
The Jeep Wrangler is an icon. Sports cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette may often be described as icons, but they can’t hold a candle to the Wrangler’s bona fides. It harkens back to th...
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2022 Volkswagen Golf R Preview
The Volkswagen Golf R slots above the GTI in the brand’s performance hatchback hierarchy. In addition to a more powerful engine, the Golf R features a wider stance and surefooted all-wheel drive. For ...
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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Preview
The Volkswagen GTI is an icon of compact, affordable performance. It didn’t start the hot-hatchback craze, but it certainly became one of the most popular choices in the “hot-hatch” segment. The GTI i...
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2022 Kia EV6 Preview
The Kia EV6 is a new full-electric vehicle from the Korean automaker. The EV6 will offer multiple powertrain configurations, including a high-performance setup. It will also offer new driver-assistanc...
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2022 Audi e-tron GT Preview
Audi e-tron family of electric vehicles is growing. In addition to the e-tron, e-tron Sportback, the all-new 2022 Audi e-tron GT adds a rakish, sporty sedan to the lineup. Where the previous e-tron ve...
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2021 Jaguar XF Preview
The Jaguar XF is a refined, agile midsize luxury sedan. With the discontinuation of the full-size XJ and compact XE, the XF is the last Jaguar sedan sold in the United States. The XF was heavily upda...
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2021 Jaguar E-PACE Preview
The Jaguar E-Pace is a sporty subcompact SUV that combines engaging driving dynamics with the utility of a crossover. The E-Pace was introduced for the 2018 model year and gets updated for 2021 with a...
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2021 Hyundai Nexo Preview
With the push for fuel-efficient vehicles, automakers are bringing to market new EVs and other alternative-fuel vehicles. One such alt-fuel car is the 2021 Hyundai Nexo. It is a hydrogen fuel-cell cel...
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2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Preview
Among alternative-fuel vehicles, hybrids and EVs receive most of the attention. But there are other alternatives, such as hydrogen fuel-cell technology. One such fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) is the 2021 Ho...
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2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Preview
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a performance icon, dating back to 1967. Just as it did then, the GT500 name means big power and fun for the road and the track. The modern GT500 was introduced for th...
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2021 Ferrari 812 Preview
The hierarchy of Ferrari sports cars starts with V8 front-engine coupes and convertibles, continues with mid-engine V8 supercars, and tops out with the V12 super grand-tourers. The 2021 Ferrari 812 Su...
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2021 Audi TT RS Preview
The 2021 Audi TT RS is a fast, agile coupe with an angular, menacing design. It is the top performance variant of the Audi TT and wears its speed on its sleeve with a unique front-end design, wide fen...
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2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Test Drive Review
Over the past two decades, our understanding of what a hybrid can be has changed. Hybrids have grown from standalone models like the Toyota Prius to more mainstream SUVs and sedans. Today, many of the...
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2021 Chevrolet Suburban Test Drive Review
The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the oldest car model names still on the market, dating back to 1934. For most of its lifetime, it’s been a spacious, capable SUV with plenty of passenger space. As the...
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2021 Lincoln Aviator Test Drive Review
Only a few years ago, Lincoln was in a confusing space. Confusing because many of its cars overlapped with the nicest trims of vehicles from parent company Ford. It was also confusing because of the a...
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2021 BMW Z4 Preview
The BMW Z4 offers all the enjoyment of top-down roadster motoring with the benefits of modern in-car tech and advanced safety features. After a three-year hiatus, the Z4 returned for the 2019 model ye...
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2021 Cadillac XT4 Preview
The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is a subcompact luxury crossover. It has a spacious cabin for the class and includes a long list of standard features. The XT4 was first introduced for the 2019 model year. In 20...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview
In North America, Mercedes-Benz has a reputation as an upscale luxury brand. In the rest of the world, Mercedes-Benz also has a reputation for more working-class vehicles. One example that has made it...
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2020 Toyota Mirai Preview
As hybrid and electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, automakers are exploring other alternative fuel vehicles. Toyota has been leading the way, introducing the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-ce...
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2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Preview
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid is the gas-electric variant of the brand’s spacious, comfortable, full-size sedan. It combines a hybrid drivetrain with an upscale cabin and a long list of standard features. ...
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2021 BMW i3 Preview
The BMW i3 is a compact electric car with available hybrid power. This hatchback features unique packaging that provides surprising cabin space and fun handling in a small, efficient package. The i3 w...
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2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Drive Review
Spend any time reading the news, and you’ll likely read about electric vehicles. They are influencing the stock prices of major automakers, and in turn, those automakers are investing heavily into a b...
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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Preview
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an all-new efficiency-focused CUV, or Crossover Utility Vehicle. It builds on the existing Ioniq, which was sold from 2017 to 2021. Where the current Ioniq has been somethi...
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2021 Nissan NV Passenger Preview
With capacity for up to 12 passengers and as many as 324 potential seating configurations, the 2021 Nissan NV Passenger Van is more than up to the task of moving people around with ease. The NV is ava...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview
In America, Mercedes-Benz is a certified luxury brand, but in the rest of the world, it offers a broader lineup of economy and work vehicles. One such vehicle that has made its way to our shores is th...
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2021 Nissan NV Cargo Preview
For many contractors, it’s a difficult decision between a full-size pickup truck and a functional panel van. The Nissan NV Cargo Van eliminates that choice. Thanks to its shared underpinnings with the...
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2021 Nissan NV200 Preview
The 2021 Nissan NV200 is a dynamic, versatile van for when you have a job to do, but don’t need a massive, full-size panel van. It offers up to 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space while also being able to...
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2021 GMC Savana Preview
There are plenty of spacious SUVs and minivans on the market today. But when you need professional-grade cargo and passenger space, the 2021 GMC Savana delivers in spades. With seating for up to 15 pa...
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2021 GMC Savana Cargo Preview
Plenty of automakers advertise how their trucks are built for the worksite, but the true workhorses are panel vans like the 2021 GMC Savana Cargo van. The venerable work vehicle is a blank canvas for ...
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2021 Lincoln Corsair Test Drive Review
If you’re in the market for a compact luxury SUV, you may notice the lack of domestic options. The Cadillac XT4 and XT5 are classified as a subcompact and midsize, respectively. The Buick Envision is ...
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2022 Jeep Wagoneer Preview
The Jeep Wagoneer was first introduced in the 1960s as one of the earliest examples of an upscale SUV and definitely the first American luxury ‘ute. The storied Wagoneer name returns for the 2022 mode...
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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Preview
Given the popularity of SUVs of all sizes and price ranges, it’s somewhat surprising that Jeep does not offer a full-size, three-row SUV. Well, that’s all about to change with the all-new 2022 Grand W...
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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Preview
Italian for “four-door,” the Maserati Quattroporte name dates back to 1963. The current sixth generation of this large luxury sedan was introduced in 2013. For the 2021 model year, the Quattroporte ga...
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2021 Maserati Levante Preview
Just a few years ago, the notion of a Maserati SUV might have seemed absurd, but after its 2017-model-year introduction, the Levante has become the brand’s best-selling model. Based on the same platfo...
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2021 Maserati Ghibli Preview
It’s hard to call any Maserati “entry-level,” but the four-door Maserati Ghibli is the brand’s most affordable offering. When it was introduced in 2013, it represented an expansion downmarket for the ...
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2021 Lexus UX Hybrid Preview
The 2021 Lexus UX 250h blends a fuel-conserving hybrid powertrain with a nimble subcompact luxury SUV platform. The five-passenger UX 250h was introduced for the 2019 model year and carries over large...
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2021 Lexus UX Preview
The smallest member of the Lexus luxury SUV lineup, the 2021 Lexus UX 200 is particularly suited for navigating the tight spaces that characterize city driving. For 2021, some previously optional feat...
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2021 Lexus RX Hybrid Preview
The RX 450h is the hybrid version of one of the most popular luxury SUVs for Lexus. It is available in two body styles; the conventional five-passenger layout, and the three-row RX 450h L. The RX hybr...
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2021 Ford EcoSport Preview
The EcoSport (pronounced ECHO-sport) is Ford’s smallest SUV and competes in the highly-competitive subcompact SUV segment. Introduced for the 2018 model year, Ford has kept the EcoSport relevant in th...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Test Drive Review
The modern compact luxury SUV market is an embarrassment of riches. Shoppers have more options than ever before, and all of them are terrific vehicles. There’s the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Acura R...
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2021 GMC Canyon Test Drive Review
Midsize trucks are in a funny place. Despite being smaller and less capable than their full-size counterparts, they often command prices that are nearly as high. This is a tough spot from a value stan...
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2020 BMW 2 Series Test Drive Review
Luxury automakers have had a mixed track record with compact and subcompact vehicles. The angle is “a luxury car you can afford,” but corners are often cut, leaving you with a rather expensive small c...
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2021 Toyota Tundra Test Drive Review
If you’ve been paying attention to any new truck ads, you’ll likely see items being promoted like a massive touchscreen or even a six-way multi-function tailgate. Like the rest of the automotive indus...
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Test Drive Review
The Land Rover Range Rover is the definitive word in “ultra-luxury sport utility vehicle.” It’s the perfect example of a no-compromise SUV, delivering superlative cabin space, luxury appointments, pow...
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2020 Subaru WRX Test Drive Review
For many, Subaru is synonymous with camping, skiing, and dog lovers. This active, outdoorsy reputation is one that Subaru has carefully cultivated through the years. But there is another side to the b...
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2020 Toyota Prius Test Drive Review
Ever heard of an eponym? It’s a brand or product that is so popular that it’s come to define its respective market. Think of Kleenex for tissues or Band-Aid for medical bandages. For hybrids, the Toyo...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Test Drive Review
The “S” in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class name is meant to connect the SUV to the S-Class flagship sedan. In this sense, the GLS is the S-Class of SUVs, and it delivers on that positioning. The 2021...
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2020 Ford Transit Cargo Test Drive Review
When it comes to work vehicles, trucks get all the glory. You see countless ads touting the work capabilities of the newest and best pickups. But commercial vans like the 2020 Ford Transit are the uns...
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2021 Lexus LC Test Drive Review
Through the years, Lexus has often offered a range-topping coupe. Its first offering was the SC 300, which then became the SC 400. This was replaced by the SC 430 in 2000. But Lexus has never offered ...
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2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Test Drive Review
Heavy-duty trucks are all about getting work done. They have the highest tow ratings of any non-commercial vehicles, and they have the features and tools for worksites and contractors. But a trend ove...
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2020 Lexus ES Test Drive Review
SUVs might dominate the luxury car market, but many luxury brands were built on sedans, like the 2020 Lexus ES. While crossovers and SUVs combine added cargo space with all-weather driving capability,...
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2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Test Drive Review
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill was likely not referring to the heavy-duty pickup truck market when he uttered this quote, but it resonates nonetheless. ...
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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Test Drive Review
With the runaway popularity of crossovers and SUVs, sliding behind the wheel of a proper performance luxury sedan actually feels a bit special in 2020. That niche appeal goes a step further with the 2...
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2020 Ford Edge Test Drive Review
The Ford Edge isn’t exactly memorable, which isn’t a bad thing. It isn’t a good thing either. Cars can be remembered for attractive design, fun driving dynamics, or being a solid value. They can also ...
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2020 Buick Encore GX Test Drive Review
At first glance, one might suspect the 2020 Buick Encore GX is just the range-topping trim of the Buick Encore, a subcompact SUV. But closer examination reveals that it's a slightly larger, more upmar...
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2020 BMW 8 Series Test Drive Review
The BMW 8 Series is the modern interpretation of a flagship luxury car. For decades, the BMW 7 Series represented the range-topping sedan from the Bavarian automaker. It blended refined handling with ...
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2020 Ford Ranger Test Drive Review
Midsize pickup trucks are not designed for the worksite. They lack the size or capability for the rigors of commercial use. These smaller trucks are lifestyle vehicles, designed for hauling bikes and ...
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2020 Dodge Durango Test Drive Review
Dodge says it has three muscle cars in its lineup, but if you check out the website, you’ll see the Challenger and Charger. Where is the third? According to Dodge, it’s the Durango three-row SUV. Even...
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2008 Honda Odyssey Test Drive Review
Though the minivan segment was pioneered by Chrysler, Toyota and Honda fine-tuned the concept with the Sienna and Odyssey, respectively. The Honda Odyssey, in particular, has raised the bar for the mi...
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2008 Ford Ranger Test Drive Review
Pickup trucks are growing, even small ones. Many entries in the compact market are now considered “midsize.” In many ways, this defeats their purpose as they lose their nimble dimensions. Not true of ...
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2008 Pontiac G6 Test Drive Review
Midsize sedans are efficient, reliable, and practical. These attributes are what make them so popular. But if you crave a bit more excitement in your family sedan, the 2008 Pontiac G6 has got you cove...
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2020 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review
The Honda Pilot was once the leader of the midsize 3-row SUV pack. But several rivals from Hyundai, Kia, and Mazda have caught up to (and in some cases, surpassed) the Pilot. Still, the Pilot offers t...
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2021 Kia Seltos Test Drive Review
The subcompact SUV segment has now grown to 18 vehicles and counting. It is one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments among new cars. This is in large part due to the combination of usable cabin spa...
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2020 Dodge Charger Test Drive Review
The Dodge Charger represents an all-in-one approach to modern performance. Unlike its Challenger coupe counterpart, the Charger is a sedan, providing the usability of four full doors and five-passenge...
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2020 Dodge Challenger Test Drive Review
With its stablemate, the Dodge Charger, the Dodge Challenger is one of the last remaining modern muscle cars. The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have both eschewed their “retro” phases to become mo...
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2020 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review
The modern pickup truck has to play the role of commuter car, grocery-getter, long-haul road tripper, and children's shuttle bus. And yet, these trucks still have to tow and haul whatever and whenever...
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2008 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review
SUVs are no longer simply rugged utility vehicles. The modern SUV is designed with everyday driving in mind. That means commuting, going to the store, and getting the kids to school. The 2008 Honda Pi...
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2006 Jeep Commander Test Drive Review
The 2006 Jeep Commander fills a missing piece to the off-road brand’s lineup. The big 3-row SUV has imposing styling, available V8 engines, and seating for up to 7 passengers. It slots above other mid...
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2007 Subaru Impreza Test Drive Review
The Subaru Impreza does things a bit different from the typical compact car. A boxer engine and standard all-wheel drive are items you won’t find in the rest of the segment. This allows the Impreza to...
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2005 Nissan Murano Test Drive Review
SUVs are growing in popularity as the de facto family hauler. But not all buyers require three rows in their midsize SUV. For these shoppers, the 2005 Nissan Murano provides plenty of comfortable cabi...
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2006 Nissan Murano Test Drive Review
The Nissan Murano is a comfortable, versatile crossover designed for everyday driving. While other SUVs try to cram in as many seats as possible, the Murano focuses on providing plenty of cabin space ...
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2007 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review
The full-size truck segment is among the most competitive in the whole car market. These big, utilitarian vehicles need to be capable of towing, hauling, and other “truck” duties. But full-size trucks...
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2006 Audi A3 Test Drive Review
The luxury market is getting smaller. No, the actual sales volume is not decreasing. Rather, the size of entry-level vehicles is becoming physically smaller. This allows luxury automakers to target ne...
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2006 Pontiac G6 Test Drive Review
The average family sedan is efficient, reliable, and perfectly inoffensive. If you seek a bit more excitement in your daily commute, the Pontiac G6 is capable of delivering it, provided you select the...
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2008 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review
It may not stir passion like the Ford Mustang, but the F-150 pickup is an American icon all the same. It is one of the best-selling vehicles of all time and called upon for duties such ranging from wo...
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2008 Subaru Impreza Test Drive Review
Few small cars venture into the niche dominated by the Subaru Impreza. Available as a sedan or hatchback wagon, the Impreza features standard all-wheel drive and a unique boxer-engine layout. The I
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2007 Nissan Murano Test Drive Review
The Murano represents the ideal crossover, combining the versatile cabin and commanding seating position of an SUV with the refinement and driving mannerisms of a car. The Murano also benefits from a ...
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2005 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Review
The RAV4 is a step in a different direction for the SUV segment. There are many large truck-based SUVs that boast large engines and plenty of seats, but these large vehicles do not suit everyone. Not ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger Test Drive Review
More commonly known for its minivans and performance cars, Dodge is not a name one would readily associate with the family sedan market. The American automaker seeks to change that with the midsize, f...
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2007 Audi A4 Test Drive Review
Among the compact luxury-car segment, the BMW 3 Series is known as the sporty one, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the classy one, but what of the Audi A4? Actually, the A4 embraces a bit of both, while ...
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2006 Acura TL Test Drive Review
Thanks to vehicles like the NSX supercar and Integra sports compact, Acura has solidified its performance credentials to complement a reputation for reliable, upscale cars. The TL sedan embodies both ...
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2006 Chrysler 300 Test Drive Review
By the turn of the century, the American luxury sedan had lost a lot of ground to the established European players and the ever-improving Japanese luxury brands. Chrysler needed a vehicle to reclaim s...
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2005 Audi A4 Test Drive Review
Through the late 1990s, and into the early part of the century, Audi has enjoyed something of a styling renascence. Cars like the A4 sedan and TT coupe have shown Audi’s ability to deliver world-class...
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2006 Honda CR-V Test Drive Review
The 2006 Honda CR-V combines the attributes of a traditional SUV with a nimble, flexible, and efficient car-based platform. It is carried over from a fourth-generation redesign that was introduced in ...
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2006 Nissan Altima Test Drive Review
As mid-size sedans go, shoppers typically consider the popular names like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, but there is another contender in the import sedan market. the Nissan Altima offers style a...
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2008 Ford Fusion Test Drive Review
For decades, the Ford Sedan lineup was highlighted by the popular Taurus sedan, which halfway into the 21st Century was in need of an update. Its replacement came for the 2006 model year as the Fusion...
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2020 Hyundai Venue Test Drive Review
The 2020 Hyundai Venue you see here is classified as a subcompact crossover. But without the roof rails and extra plastic fender cladding, you might just as well call it a hatchback. If you were to de...
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2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty Test Drive Review
Spend enough time reading about new cars, and you may realize that some corners of the auto market appear to be in the middle of a modern-day arms race. One particular corner is that of the full-size ...
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2005 Toyota Camry Test Drive Review
The 2005 Toyota Camry represents a mid-cycle refresh of a car whose third generation actually began with the 2002 model year. The 2005 Camry boasts a number of updates, including styling tweaks, a shu...
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2005 Ford Focus Test Drive Review
For the better part of the 1990s, Ford participated in the compact car market, but that was the best you could say about it. The Ford Escort represented modest motoring that put thrift above all else....
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2007 Toyota Corolla Test Drive Review
The Toyota Corolla is the best selling car of all time. That’s a fact. And there’s a good reason for its success. The Corolla delivers no-fuss, reliable motoring. When you need a car that can get you ...
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2006 Honda Accord Test Drive Review
When someone says, “Family sedan,” one of two vehicles will likely come to mind: the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord. They are two of the most popular midsize sedans of all time and with good reason....
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2005 Honda Accord Test Drive Review
The seventh generation of the Honda Accord was introduced for the 2003 model year and carried over to the 2005 model year with minimal changes, one of which was additional airbags. A more significant ...
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2007 Honda Civic Test Drive Review
The Honda Civic is one of the most popular cars on the market, with good reason. It's economical and efficient, with sharp styling and a high-quality interior. It also brings forth features that have ...
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2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD Test Drive Review
Few automakers have developed sub-brands with as much recognition as “Denali.” More than just a trim level, it’s a luxury brand with its own identity, somewhat separate from the rest of the GMC “Profe...
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2020 RAM ProMaster Preview
Contractors and small businesses need the right tool for their jobs. That extends to vehicles, and for many, the 2020 Ram ProMaster is that tool. As DOT specifications go, the ProMaster is a Class 2 c...
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Preview
There is no other vehicle on the road today like the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. No other vehicle offers standard 4-wheel drive (4WD), removable doors, a fold-down windshield, and a removable roof that allows...
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2020 Lincoln Aviator Test Drive Review
The heyday for Lincoln was more than a half-century ago. Those postwar years of prosperity and optimism were the perfect time for cars like the Continental and others. They delivered comfort and luxur...
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2020 RAM ProMaster City Preview
For contractors and small businesses, the right vehicle can make or break your operation. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a used truck and call it a day, but there are costs associated with an older veh...
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive Review
It’s hard to find a car with better brand recognition than Jeep's Wrangler. It is an American 4x4 icon, with military roots and millions of miles of trails traversed. As awesome as Jeeps are, they req...
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2021 Chevrolet Colorado Preview
For many truck shoppers, a full-size pickup is overkill. Be it their massive size or thirsty engines, larger pickups do have downsides. Midsize pickups resolve them by offering plenty of versatility b...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Test Drive Review
In recent years, first-time luxury shoppers have had plenty of choices, but those choices haven't always been great. In the past decade, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have offered “fun-size” subcompact...
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Test Drive Review
The last decade has been pretty wild for the auto industry. Technologies that were previously rarities reserved for high-end luxury options, such as touchscreen infotainment systems, navigation, and d...
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2020 RAM 3500 Preview
There are many pickup trucks out there, each designed for a different job. Some are for towing, others for off-roading, and others are simply a very capable commuter vehicle for weekend warriors. But ...
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2020 Lexus GX Test Drive Review
Depending on who you ask, the modern SUV will continue to dominate the new-car market until it's the only type of vehicle on the road (except pickup trucks). That prediction makes sense; modern SUVs d...
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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Test Drive Review
It’s no surprise that trucks have improved and evolved over the years. After all, think about an average sedan from the early 1980s compared with a modern 2020 vehicle. Yet because pickup trucks are l...
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2020 Ford Escape Test Drive Review
In case you didn’t hear, Ford came out with an electric crossover, calling it the Mustang Mach-E. Ford could have called it something else, but the marketing department decided to leverage the famous ...
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2020 Toyota Supra Test Drive Review
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is one of the most eagerly anticipated cars of this year. One could argue the all-new, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette made a bigger splash, but that came seemingly out of nowhe...
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2020 Subaru Legacy Test Drive Review
It’s something we’ve said almost exhaustively on this site: Crossovers are king, and the age of sedans owning the road has waned. But you can’t fault us for reporting what’s happening out there, and i...
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2020 Chevrolet Colorado Preview
Small trucks are making a comeback. Thanks to their more manageable proportions and inherent pickup utility, midsize trucks, like the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, prove their worth to truck buyers who don...
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2020 Toyota Sienna Test Drive Review
Since the second half of the 20th century, each decade has had a hot-topic family car, and, as we’ve noted in a number of reviews this year, the crossover is our current darling vehicle. Before the cr...
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2019 Audi Q3 Test Drive Review
If you’ve spent any time on our site or you follow the car industry in general, you’ll know that small SUVs and crossovers are kings right now, and it’s easy to see why. Consider vehicles like the Vol...
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2020 GMC Canyon Preview
The midsize truck market has made quite the comeback in the past decade. Many of the traditional big-truck players are back to offering smaller pickups, imbuing them with the latest technology and add...
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2020 Nissan Versa Test Drive Review
When you're on a tight budget and need to replace a car, you often face a tough choice: Do you buy a new small car or something that’s pre-owned but has more space? For many years, if you were in t
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2020 Hyundai Palisade Test Drive Review
When your job is to test drive cars, you start to see trends happening before your eyes. You mention something once, then again, and before you know it, it's unavoidable. The downside is I end up soun...
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2020 Acura RDX Test Drive Review
It should no longer be breaking news that, to new-car buyers, crossovers are king. Within that market, the small luxury crossover segment has been growing at an incredible rate. Every automaker wants ...
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Test Drive Review
Small crossovers represent the fastest-growing segment among new cars, and in many ways have replaced sedans as the default choice for daily transportation. With the rise of small crossovers has come ...
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2019 GMC Acadia Test Drive Review
Shoppers have many options when they want a family vehicle, but most look to the 3-row midsize SUV, rather than the minivan, as the de facto family hauler. But not all 3-row SUVs are created equal, an...
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2019 Buick Envision Test Drive Review
What defines a luxury car? In the past, it was pretty easy to quantify, and just as easy to differentiate one from the economy cars of the world. But now a traditionally inexpensive brand like Mazda c...
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2019 Toyota 4Runner Test Drive Review
If you’re in the market for a modern SUV capable of getting off the beaten path, you have only a handful of options. These include the 2- and 4-door Jeep Wranglers, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, the Je...
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2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview
For 2020, the Ford F-450 receives a few updates. It competes with the likes of the Ram Heavy Duty, GMC Sierra HD, and Chevrolet Silverado HD. The front end of the F-450 Super Duty features a new b
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2019 Toyota Mirai Preview
Toyota began offering the Mirai in the United States for 2016. Fuel-cell vehicles like the Toyota Mirai offer the benefits of an electric car, such as zero emissions and 100% torque from a standstill,...
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2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Test Drive Review
The compact-car market has come a long way from the days of the dreaded “economy car.” And yet many new compact cars, such as the Honda Civic or Toyota's new 2020 Corolla, still fit a reasonable budge...
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2019 Ford Edge Test Drive Review
The Edge was a key vehicle in the evolution of the family SUV market when Ford first introduced it for the 2007 model year. Back then, automakers were experimenting with just what a “crossover” could ...
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview
For 2020, the Silverado 3500HD stands taller, longer, and wider. It competes with the Ford F-350 Super Duty and the Ram 3500. Shoppers of the Silverado 3500HD can select from one of two V8 engines.
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2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview
The Sierra 3500 has been redesigned for 2020, following the 2019 redesign of the light-duty, half-ton GMC Sierra 1500. This includes a massive new grille flanked by large high-tech headlights. Atop th...
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2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Test Drive Review
What defines a “Sport Utility Vehicle”? Common knowledge dictates what an SUV is *supposed* to look like, but SUVs and crossovers don't hold a monopoly on the vehicular attribute of utility. Case in p...
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2020 Kia Soul Test Drive Review
Buying a car blends pragmatic and emotional factors. You know you need a car to do certain things, but you also have preferences about how your car looks and perhaps how its brand's image is generally...
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2019 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Review
There’s a reason small SUVs like the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are among the most popular vehicles on the new car market. Consider the RAV4 and its rivals, the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Ford Escape—what do t...
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2019 Audi S4 Preview
The Audi S4 continues to be a sharp, comfortable, and refined performance sedan with technology to match its driving dynamics, competing with the likes of the BMW M340i and Mercedes-AMG C 43. The sixt...
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2019 Audi S3 Preview
The Audi S3 distills all the performance of Audi’s S lineup into a smaller package. Available as a 5-passenger subcompact sedan, the S3 visually differentiates itself from the A3 with a platinum gray ...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Preview
Luxury crossovers like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offer performance with the added benefit of cargo space and optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The GLA-Class competes with the likes of the BMW X1,...
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2019 Audi Q5 Preview
A luxury crossover like the 2019 Audi Q5 delivers an incredible blend of style, comfort, utility, and performance. The second generation of the Q5 arrived for 2018, so it carries over for 2019. Compet...
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2019 Audi A3 Preview
The 2019 Audi A3, available as either a sedan or convertible, features punchy performance, sharp interior and exterior styling, and some of the latest infotainment and safety technologies. The ext
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2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In Preview
Kia has expanded the Optima lineup to include the Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). It carries over for 2019. The Optima Plug-In has a lower front fascia inspired by the Kia Stinger performance sedan a
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2019 Nissan Kicks Test Drive Review
So, you’re in the market for an affordable, efficient, and versatile vehicle. A small crossover makes perfect sense, right? The 2019 Nissan Kicks might hit the right marks on paper, but in practice, i...
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive Review
Technically, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is listed as a midsize SUV, but this is a stretch. Now entering its fourth generation, the Santa Fe fits somewhere between a compact SUV like the Toyota RAV4, Ho...
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2019 Honda Pilot Test Drive Review
The 3-row crossover is the king of family vehicles. Sure, minivans remain a popular choice for large families, but there has been a pendulum swing from the days of blocky old Dodge Caravans to now. Ha...
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2019 Kia K900 Test Drive Review
By and large, the car-buying public carries around preconceived notions about automakers. Name a car or type of car and you’ll likely start to form assumptions about the vehicle itself and even its ow...
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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Preview
As many new cars become more spacious and more expensive, shoppers living in tightly packed urban areas or those still seeking value in an economy car have fewer choices. Truly subcompact cars like th...
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2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Preview
The Jeep Wrangler traces its roots back to military use, but it has evolved as the needs of motorists have changed. Yet it never betrays its rugged construction and off-road capability. Part of that e...
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2019 Volvo S60 Test Drive Review
The Volvo S60 competes with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, and Infiniti Q50. But the S60 wasn't always so competitive. In fact, dating back to 2000, it was ki...
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Test Drive Review
When the original Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid debuted in 2014, it was by no means early to the hybrid game. But most hybrids were sedans, and few automakers had attempted a hybrid crossover. As Subaru’s f...
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2019 Nissan Altima Test Drive Review
Shopping for a modern midsize sedan is tougher than you may think. Whether we're talking about the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda6, or Hyundai Sonata, it seems like each year we conclude it can’t p...
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2019 Subaru Forester Test Drive Review
Consumers are hungry for all-weather capability, plenty of space for passengers, and plenty of space for the gear that comes with those passengers. Crossovers can offer all of this, while also providi...
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2019 Ford Escape Preview
The Escape has been part of the Ford lineup since 2001, when it was the company's plucky small SUV. Ford refreshed the Escape for 2017, offering a more muscular grille and updated headlight design. Th...
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2019 Ford EcoSport Preview
Subcompact SUVs like the 2019 Ford EcoSport are popular at the moment, and with good reason. They have a small footprint, impressive fuel economy, and nimble handling. And yet they have the increased ...
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2019 Kia Forte Test Drive Review
Highways are increasingly full of crossovers and small SUVs, but not too long ago sedans ruled the road. The simple three-box design made for a vehicle that was, and still is, an effective daily drive...
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2019 Ferrari Portofino Preview
In 2019, Ferrari revealed a successor to the California, the all-new Portofino. Like its predecessor, it features a front mid-engine layout, standard V8 power, and a retractable hardtop. But the Po
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2019 BMW X4 Test Drive Review
From fastback sedans to coupe-inspired crossovers like the BMW X4, automakers have spent the last decade forging new ground with “in-between” vehicle segments. BMW classifies the X4 (and the large
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2019 Jeep Compass Preview
Jeep is synonymous with rugged, all-terrain driving. Jeep brought that ruggedness to the subcompact SUV market with the Compass. Jeep manages to offer the Compass with the proper running gear to ensur...
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2019 Hyundai Accent Preview
There was a time when shopping for a subcompact car meant embracing compromise. But modern subcompact cars have many features once reserved for larger vehicles. Bluetooth calling, touchscreens, and he...
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2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Preview
To many, a hybrid sacrifices fun in the name of efficiency. But not all hybrids are designed for extracting the most miles out of a single drop of fuel. There is a growing group of hybrids that use th...
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2019 BMW M4 Preview
At the heart of BMW is a commitment to performance. The 2019 BMW M4, with its elegant lines, is geared for miles and miles of hard, fun driving. The M4 is available as a coupe or as a convertible,
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2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview
Dodge created the minivan segment more than three decades ago with the Caravan, which entered the market in 1984. Through five generations, the Grand Caravan has grown in size and comfort. The Grand C...
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2019 FIAT 124 Spider Preview
Few, if any, modern vehicles capture the passion of a classic roadster like the Fiat 124 Spider. Although it has throwback styling, it’s a modern sports car, with a refined, turbocharged engine. And y...
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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview
The Cadillac Escalade proves you don’t have to choose between quality and quantity. If you need a bit more of the latter, the Escalade ESV has you covered. It is a stretched out version of the Escalad...
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2019 Cadillac Escalade Preview
Tastes change when it comes to new-car buying habits-- but some things don't change. For luxury SUVs, the desire for spacious and opulent interiors, powerful engines, and refined appointments will alw...
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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Preview
Once a pure workhorse, the pickup has taken on the duties of family hauler, road trip cruiser, and rolling daycare. Buyers expect a modern pickup to be able to tow and haul with the best of them, whil...
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2019 Ford Explorer Preview
The midsize SUV market is rife with competition. The SUV that started it all nearly 30 years ago was the Ford Explorer. Keeping the Explorer relevant in the modern SUV market is no easy task. Ford acc...
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2019 Ford Expedition Preview
In an automotive landscape dominated by small and midsize crossover SUVs, there is still a need for rugged, full-size SUVs with the cabin space of a minivan and the capability of a pickup truck. Full-...
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2019 BMW X6 Preview
Few automakers can claim to have started a whole new vehicle segment. The BMW X6 was the world’s first “Sport Utility Coupe,” and while it feature more than the typical two doors associated with a cou...
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2019 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review
The notion of "luxury trucks" might seem a little weird if you haven’t bought a new truck in 20 years, but anyone who's been in the market lately should be more than familiar with the idea. Not only t...
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2019 INFINITI QX30 Preview
As crossovers have evolved over the past decade or so, certain offerings run closer to the car end of the spectrum, while others are on the SUV end. The INFINITI QX30 decidedly resides close to the ca...
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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Plug-In 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 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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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 Golf 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 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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