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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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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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview
The fifth generation of Mercedes-Benz’s mid-range E-Class debuted in 2017, but for 2021 it already gets another redesign to keep things fresh and interesting against rivals like the Audi A6 and BMW 5 ...
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2020 Rolls-Royce Dawn Preview
The Dawn is the sumptuous two-door convertible introduced by Rolls-Royce in 2015. Built by hand and based on the 7 Series platform from Rolls-Royce’s parent company, BMW, the Dawn is stylish, distinct...
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2020 Rolls-Royce Wraith Preview
The Wraith is Rolls-Royce’s two-door coupe, built on the same platform as the four-door Ghost, the Dawn convertible, and the 7 Series from parent company BMW. First introduced in 2014, the Wraith is a...
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2021 Audi RS 7 Preview
The Audi RS 7 is an all-new car for 2021. It’s the ultimate evolution of the second generation of Audi’s A7 five-door liftback that debuted in 2018. In typical Audi fashion, the distinguishing feature...
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2020 Lexus GS F Preview
Lexus’s GS executive sedan entered its fourth generation for 2011, receiving a major revision in 2015. For 2020, Lexus narrows the lineup down to just two submodels: the GS 350 and the high-performanc...
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2020 Ford GT Preview
Ford began production of the latest Ford GT at the end of 2016 and will continue building the car at its factory in Ontario until 2022. Total production across those six years should be fewer than 1,5...
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2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost Preview
Introduced in 2009, the Ghost ranks below the flagship Phantom in Rolls-Royce’s lineup and is an older design, but it's still highly exclusive and very stylish. A new version of the Ghost is not far o...
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2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale Preview
Any new Ferrari is always exciting, so the new SF90 Stradale is big news. Scuderia Ferrari, the racing team that spawned the carmaker we all know and love, turns 90 years old in 2020, so that explains...
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2020 Ferrari Portofino Preview
Ferrari unveiled its successor to the California, called the Portofino after an Italian village of the same name, in 2019. Like the old California, the Portofino serves as Ferrari’s entry-level GT and...
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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Preview
Replacing the 2015-2020 Ferrari 488 as Maranello’s mainstream midengine V8 model is the new F8 Tributo. You don’t have to speak Italian to guess that “Tributo” means “Tribute,” although this car isn’t...
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2020 Ferrari 488 Preview
The Ferrari 488 has served as Maranello’s midengine V8 staple since 2015, but after 2020 it will bow out and be replaced by the new F8 Tributo. This is therefore the last year for the 488, and the 202...
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2020 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Preview
A Ferrari SUV is not too far off in the future, but for now the closest thing to a family car in the Ferrari lineup is a four-seat hatchback with a mouthful of a name: GTC4Lusso. Initially called the ...
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2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Preview
For a company that has traditionally been slow to make changes, Bentley took a big leap with its first SUV—the Bentayga—in 2016. For 2020 Bentley takes another big step forward with the Bentayga Hybri...
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2020 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Preview
Until Ferrari’s upcoming SUV arrives, the closest thing to a utility vehicle coming from Maranello is the GTC4Lusso. First introduced in 2011 as the FF, Ferrari’s four-seater hatchback boasted V12 pow...
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2020 Bentley Mulsanne Preview
Named after a section of the track at Le Mans, the Bentley Mulsanne was originally a full-size performance sedan built from 1980 until 1992, but Bentley resurrected the model for 2010 as its flagship ...
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2020 Maserati Ghibli Preview
Founded over a century ago, Maserati has plenty of heritage. In 2014 it resurrected the “Ghibli” name used on its gorgeous Giugiaro-styled V8 coupe from 1967-73 and the boxier Gandini-styled V6 coupe ...
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2020 Maserati Levante Preview
For the 2017 model year, Maserati became the latest premium European automaker to join the SUV craze with its own midsize crossover. Called the Levante, it features a similar platform and powertrain t...
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2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast Preview
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is already the stuff of daydreams, but for 2020 there’s a new spider version to drool over. Called the 812 GTS, it features entirely different rear bodywork from the coupe an...
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2020 Maserati Quattroporte Preview
The current generation of Maserati’s Quattroporte (Italian for four doors) full-size luxury sedan came out in 2013. It hasn’t gotten any major revisions since, and it hasn't gotten any big updates for...
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2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Preview
Alfa Romeo joined the SUV party in 2018 with the Stelvio, a compact crossover based on the company’s Giulia sedan. The Giulia is already a dynamic, fun-to-drive 4-door with punchy engines and direct s...
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2020 Lamborghini Urus Preview
Over the past few years, we’ve seen one premium carmaker after another introduce SUVs and crossovers to their lineup. Perhaps the most surprising addition to this increasingly crowded field of expensi...
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2020 BMW X6 M Preview
With the platform of a midsize crossover SUV, the body of a “sports activity coupe,” and the speed of a high-powered sports car, the BMW X6 M doesn’t fit into one neat category. It has been a strong s...
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2020 Audi RS 3 Preview
Audi’s A3 subcompact executive sedan, like many Audis, comes in three distinct flavors. The standard A3 is a nicely appointed and fun-to-drive little luxury car with adequate performance. The S3 turns...
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2020 Ferrari Roma Preview
For 2020, Ferrari introduces a new model, called the Roma. Named after Italy’s capital city, the latest Ferrari GT car shares a platform with the Portofino convertible but features graceful new bodywo...
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2020 Audi RS Q8 Preview
The new 2020 Audi RS Q8 debuted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Powered by a twin-turbo V8, the RS Q8 sits above the Q8 and SQ8 in the model range, and it will compete with the likes of the Mercede...
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2020 Porsche Taycan Preview
The Taycan is Porsche’s first-ever all-electric model. Now out for the 2020 model year, it’s taking aim at the likes of the Tesla Model S. Despite being an entirely new venture for the German carmaker...
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2020 BMW X5 M Preview
BMW’s X5 isn’t a sports car, but it moves like one. The high-performance midsize SUV gets even quicker for 2020, as the third generation debuts along with its X6 cousin. More power, more comfort, and ...
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2020 Acura NSX Preview
Acura resurrected the NSX name for 2016, but the new version is a far cry from the original. While the old NSX took the performance car world by storm in the early 1990s as a race-honed, driver-focuse...
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2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Preview
Porsche’s original SUV, the Cayenne, has been around since 2003. A hybrid model with a V6 backed by an electric motor arrived for 2010, and then a plug-in version called the Cayenne E-Hybrid joined th...
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2020 Porsche Panamera Preview
The Porsche Panamera has a big birthday coming up for 2020. The Panamera is about to turn 10 and, to celebrate, Porsche will offer a 10 Year Edition package that adds special 21-inch wheels painted Wh...
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2019 Karma Revero Preview
If the 2019 Karma Revero looks familiar, it may be because you remember when it was called a Fisker. Earlier in the decade, Fisker, the California manufacturer of a handsome luxury plug-in hybrid, wen...
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2019 BMW X6 M Preview
When BMW introduced the X6 in 2008, it was a midsize crossover with a sporty fastback look. A high-performance M version came out shortly after. Like the X5 M, the X6 M is quicker than many proper spo...
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2020 Lotus Evora Preview
Some people might look at the 2020 Lotus Evora and call it old fashioned. Lotus fans, on the other hand, would call it a driver’s car refreshingly devoid of the electronics that wedge themselves betwe...
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2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback Preview
While Audi already sells Sportback (Audi-speak for a 4-door coupe) versions of the A5 compact executive car and the sportier S5, the RS 5 arrives as a new, more hardcore addition to the lineup. Consid...
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2019 Aston Martin DBS Preview
For 2019, Aston Martin introduces a DBS based on the DB11. Its full name is the DBS Superleggera, which is Italian for Superlight and a nod to the old Touring-bodied Astons of the 1960s. At over two t...
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2019 Audi TTS Preview
The Audi TT has been around for 20 years now, which is a remarkable run for just about any automobile, let alone a sports car. The sportier TTS, available in either coupe or convertible form, is a goo...
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2019 BMW 7 Series Preview
The BMW 7 Series, a full-size executive luxury sedan, carries over largely unchanged for 2019. The 7 Series is available in 740i, 740e, 750i, and M760i trims, with escalating performance and price. A ...
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2020 Audi S8 Preview
Buyers shopping for a highly advanced and very comfortable full-size luxury sedan have another choice for 2020 in the form of the all-new Audi S8. While this new fourth-generation S8 is the first to b...
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2020 Porsche Macan Preview
Porsche gave its Macan crossover SUV a significant refresh for 2019. For 2020, Porsche brought the Macan Turbo back with a new, more powerful engine. As with the last Turbo, the 2020 model also has mo...
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2020 BMW i8 Preview
First launched in 2014, the BMW i8 is part futuristic hybrid, part exotic supercar, and part luxury grand tourer. From its wing doors to its sculpted tail and laser headlights, the BMW i8 isn’t like a...
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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Preview
The latest generation of Porsche’s Cayman debuted for 2017. In 2019, the company designated it “718,” in reference to Porsche’s nimble racers of the late 1950s and early 1960s. For 2020, Porsche relea...
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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Preview
The Porsche Boxster rolled into its fourth generation in 2017. For 2019, Porsche began marketing the Boxster with the “718” moniker as a nod to its nimble 718 RSK racing cars. For 2020, Porsche introd...
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2020 Nissan GT-R Preview
The Nissan GT-R caused a sensation when it debuted for 2009. For 2020, the GT-R gets a power increase and a few updates. At the heart of each GT-R is the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6. In the bas
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2020 Jaguar XF Preview
The midsize Jaguar XF gets a few updates for 2020, including a new Checkered Flag Edition and new standard features. Trims include Prestige, Premium, S, and the Checkered Flag Edition. While the XF
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2020 BMW M5 Preview
Three and a half decades ago, BMW created the definitive luxury super sedan with the M5. To celebrate the model’s 35th birthday, BMW debuts the limited-production “Edition 35 Years” M5 for 2020. Ba
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2020 McLaren 720S Preview
For 2020, the McLaren 720S gets a Spider version, which offers all the speed and style of the hardtop, and new exterior paint shades of Belize Blue and Aztec Gold. The 720S Spider is available in Stan...
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2020 McLaren 600LT Preview
McLaren’s entry-level Sport Series of supercars starts with the 570S, and at the top of the Sport Series ladder sits the 600LT. For 2020, McLaren unveiled an open version of the 600LT at the 2019 Detr...
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2020 Cadillac CT5-V Preview
Cadillac’s latest midsize luxury sedan, the CT5, replaces the long-lived CTS for 2020. The performance version, the CT5-V, debuts for 2020. On the outside, the CT5-V stands out from other CT5s tha
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Preview
For 2020, Porsche adds a Coupe to the Cayenne lineup. It competes with the likes of other luxury crossovers like the BMW X6. The new Cayenne Coupe features a redesigned tail with a roof that is sl
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2020 BMW M4 Preview
The BMW M4, a performance version of the 4 Series, goes into 2020 largely unchanged. It faces competition from the likes of the Cadillac ATS-V, Lexus RC F, Audi RS 5, Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63. The M4
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2020 BMW M2 Preview
The M2, BMW’s entry-level M car, is more driver-oriented than other Ms given its compact dimensions, emphasis on handling, and available stick shift. For 2020, things get more interesting with the add...
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2020 Aston Martin Vantage Preview
For 2020, Aston Martin introduces the new Vantage AMR, a racier version of the normal Vantage that boasts a manual transmission. While production is limited to just 200 cars worldwide, this car is
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2020 Toyota 86 Preview
The Toyota 86, formerly known as the Scion FR-S, is among the few affordable rear-drive (RWD) performance cars available. Co-developed with Subaru, the 86 debuted in 2012. New for 2020 is the “Hakone ...
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2020 Lamborghini Huracan Preview
Since 2014, the Huracan has been Lamborghini’s V10 entry-level model. For 2020, the Huracan gets a significant refresh and a name change. Now called the Huracan Evo, it features all-wheel drive (AWD),...
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2020 Nissan 370Z Preview
Nissan celebrates the 370Z's 50th birthday with a special 50th Anniversary Edition package for 2020. The 50th Anniversary 370Z gets either white and red or silver and black color schemes that pay homa...
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2020 Kia Stinger Preview
The Kia Stinger, a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports sedan, gets a new submodel called the Stinger GTS for 2020. Available in either RWD or Dynamic All-Wheel Drive (D-AWD) with an added “Drift” mode, the ...
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2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview
Both highly capable and highly configurable, the Ford F-450 Super Duty is a large hauler for the heaviest of heavy-duty jobs. For 2019, changes are limited to a new Bang & Olufsen optional stereo, reg...
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2020 BMW X4 M Preview
The BMW X4 M features a few updates for 2020. Based on the second-generation X4 that came out for 2018, the new X4 M has a highly potent new straight-six engine. At a glance, it sets itself apart from...
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2020 Audi R8 Preview
The Audi R8 debuted in 2005, presenting buyers with a German alternative to the Porsche 911. The biggest changes came with the second-generation redesign in 2015. For 2020, the model gets a mid-cycle ...
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2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Preview
The Aston Martin Vanquish is available in either a coupe or convertible, which is known as a Volante. It carries over for 2019, its final year. It competes with Ferrari models like 488GTB and 812 Supe...
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2019 Tesla Model S Preview
For 2019, the Model S sees changes to its trim structure. There is a Model S Performance, which gets more output from its electric motors, and a Long Range. Every Tesla Model S comes with all-whee
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2019 Maserati GranTurismo Preview
Maserati altered the GranTurismo’s grille design and updated the infotainment system for 2018. For 2019, it carries over. The GranTurismo is available either as a coupe or a convertible. While the
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2019 Tesla Model X Preview
For 2019, the Model X loses the lower-range 75D trim and introduces a simplified trim structure. Trims now include Long Range and Performance. Long Range and Performance both come with all-wheel d
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2018 Bugatti Chiron Preview
In 2016, the Bugatti Chiron replaced the Veyron, improving on the previous model in just about every measurable way. It has no major changes for 2018. Behind the driver is a thoroughly reworked ver
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2019 Lexus LC Preview
The Lexus LC is probably the most exciting thing with a Lexus badge since the old LFA hypercar from a few years back. Or the boldest-looking, at least. The two-door coupe was introduced for the 2018 m...
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2019 Tesla Model 3 Preview
Introduced for 2017, the Tesla Model 3 offers a potent and practical electrified powertrain at a significantly lower price than either the Model S sedan or the Model X SUV. Changes for this relatively...
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2019 McLaren 600LT Preview
McLaren's 600LT sits at the top of the line of the brand’s “Sports Series.” The “LT” stands for “Long Tail” and references the nearly 3 extra inches of length this performance car has over the 570S. F...
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2019 McLaren 570S Preview
The McLaren 570S carries over into its fourth year for 2019. The 570S is still available as either a standard coupe or a spider with a power-folding hardtop and competes with the likes of the Lamborgh...
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2019 McLaren 720S Preview
The McLaren 720S, a step above McLaren’s Sports Series models like the 570S, is packed with cutting-edge performance technology. For 2019, the big news in the 720S range is the addition of a Spider tr...
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Preview
The Porsche Boxster has been around since the 1990s, but the little 2-seater went into its fourth generation in 2017 with many changes. For 2019, Porsche marketed the Boxster as the “718 Boxster” as a...
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2019 Aston Martin Rapide Preview
Since its debut at the beginning of the decade, the Aston Martin Rapide has drawn attention. For 2019, Aston Martin introduces the Rapide AMR, which features aerodynamic tweaks and plenty of carbon fi...
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2019 Kia Cadenza Preview
While the Kia Cadenza has been around for nearly a decade, the second-generation Cadenza debuted for 2017. So the latest version carries over with minor updates, gaining blind-spot and rear cross-traf...
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2019 Ford GT Preview
Ford may be moving toward more electric vehicles and SUVs, but it hasn’t forgotten its incredibly rich performance heritage. The performance spectrum ranges from the various iterations of the Mustang ...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Preview
For 2019, Mercedes-Benz adds yet another new and exciting AMG model to its AMG GT lineup. Available in GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63S trims, this 4-door coupe features the distinctive AMG grille and front f...
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2020 Kia Soul EV Preview
Kia’s quirky Soul subcompact crossover gets a complete redesign and goes into its third generation for 2020 with an all-new version of the all-electric Soul EV. Like the rest of the new Soul range, th...
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2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview
Hyundai sells the Elantra as a four-door sedan and as a hatchback. The GT, the latter of the two, largely remains the same for 2019, still offering the extra appeal of a livelier driving experience as...
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2019 INFINITI Q60 Preview
chiseled good looks, lively performance, and luxury comfort. For 2019, all trims get the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, while the range-topping trims also get black-painted mirror caps and a few active safe...
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2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Preview
Nissan’s popular Rogue compact crossover SUV has been around for over a decade, but for 2017, Nissan introduced a model called the Rogue Sport, which featured smaller dimensions and a smaller engine. ...
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2019 BMW i3 Preview
Now in its sixth model year, the BMW i3 electric hatchback is still as funky and futuristic as ever. For 2019, an upgraded battery extends the range by 30 percent and a Range Extender trim features a ...
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2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Preview
The Golf has been one of Volkswagen’s biggest sellers in America for many years. In 2017, it debuted the Alltrack, a more utilitarian version with a slightly taller ride height, standard all-wheel dri...
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2019 Volkswagen Golf Preview
A perennial favorite for small hatchback shoppers all over the world, the Volkswagen Golf comes in many flavors, from the cheap and economical to the downright sporty. The GTI and Golf R “hot hatches...
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview
Volkswagen’s Tiguan compact crossover SUV, which has been available for over a decade, received a significant redesign for 2018, so the 2019 model carries over. Even amidst strong competition, the Tig...
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2019 Lexus RC Preview
The Lexus RC, otherwise known as the “Radical Coupe,” is the brand’s compact executive coupe first introduced for 2015. It’s a handsome, distinctive, and sporty coupe that goes up against European riv...
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2019 Jaguar E-PACE Preview
Jaguar added the E-Pace subcompact crossover for 2018 to take on the established German luxury automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Built on a similar platform as the Ranger Rover Evoque and Land Ro...
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2019 Nissan Titan Preview
The Titan is Nissan’s full-size pickup offering. It competes with similar offerings from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. The second-generation Titan debuted for 2016; the 2019 model carries over with a few up...
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2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Preview
Jaguar has gotten with the times by offering a full range of crossover SUVs, including a fully electric one. But in 2017 the company did something more old school by offering a station wagon version o...
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2019 Lexus LS 500h Preview
The hybrid version of Lexus’s full-size LS sedan was first introduced back in the mid-2000s. The all-new fifth generation debuted for 2018. The LS 500h requires a close look to tell it apart from the ...
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2019 Lexus LS 500 Preview
Since the late 1980s, the Lexus LS has been the company’s flagship luxury sedan, serving as a tempting alternative to its more expensive German rivals. For 2018, Lexus introduced an all-new fifth gene...
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2019 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview
Jaguar’s current XJ executive sedan is nearly 10 years old, but it still turns heads as a status symbol on par with the big sedans from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. To celebrate the XJ’s 50th birthday, Ja...
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2019 Acura NSX Preview
Among the names in high-performance Japanese automobiles, the NSX is one of the all-time greats. While the original NSX was an analog, driver-focused, and track-tuned supercar, the latest NSX showcase...
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2020 Rivian R1T Preview
The Rivian R1T is one of the most exciting new consumer pickup trucks in recent memory. The R1T offers a radically different design while still meeting many truck buyers’ needs. Aside from being all e...
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2019 Kia Stinger Preview
Kia shocked the car world when it started building the Stinger in 2017. The humble South Korean carmaker, known for front-drive eco-boxes, was building a fast, sharp-looking rear-wheel-drive (RWD) car...
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2019 BMW 5 Series Preview
As one of the top names in the midsize luxury segment, the BMW 5 Series goes into 2019 with updates. It gets more standard active safety features and a slight shuffling of options. The 5 Series range ...
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2019 Ford Taurus Preview
Ford hasn’t been shy about the fact that the company is dropping its sedan products in an SUV-heavy world. So, the Taurus is living on borrowed time. The current generation debuted 10 years ago, and t...
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2019 BMW 2 Series Preview
The 2 Series is a smaller and more affordable entry into BMW ownership, but it doesn't skimp on luxury or driving dynamics, making it more than worthy of the famous blue and white badge. The current g...
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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview
Ford’s wide-ranging F-Series pickups can be configured for any job, including heavy-duty towing. The F-350 adds the availability of a dualie (four-wheel) rear axle. Highly customizable with wide-rangi...
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2019 Subaru WRX STI Preview
The WRX became a tuner favorite as soon as it was released, but it took a few years for Subaru to give us its own ready-made hardcore version of the all-wheel drive rally-bred sedan. Dubbed the STI af...
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Preview
One of the biggest updates in the Range Rover lineup is the introduction of the Ranger Rover Velar for the 2018 model year. Built on the same platform as the Jaguar F-Pace SUV, the Velar looks like a ...
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2019 Lincoln MKT Preview
In Lincoln’s SUV lineup, the MKT fits between the midsize MKX and the gargantuan full-size Navigator. The MKT features minimal changes for 2019. It still includes the same basic design and distinctive...
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview
Mitsubishi’s lineup in the U.S. market is down to a handful of small SUVs and a little economy car called the Mirage. The Outlander is a compact crossover; it’s currently the biggest vehicle you can b...
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2019 BMW Z4 Preview
After a brief hiatus, the BMW Z series of two-seaters returns for 2019 with an all-new Z4. That BMW returned to this segment at all is largely due to the fact that the German company teamed up with To...
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2019 Nissan Frontier Preview
Introduced in 2004, the current Nissan Frontier pickup is among the older automotive designs on American roads. However, as the Frontier enters 2019, Nissan leaves it mostly unchanged. It’s still avai...
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2019 Lexus LC Preview
The Lexus LC is probably the most exciting car with a Lexus badge since the LFA hypercar; it’s the boldest-looking, at least. Lexus introduced the two-door coupe for the 2018 model year with both V6 H...
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2019 Lexus LC Hybrid Preview
The Lexus LC is a racy-looking coupe that is one of the more distinctive cars on the road. Lexus also offers a hybrid version called the LC 500h. It packs a different gasoline engine than the standard...
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2019 Nissan Versa Preview
One of the most appealing things about the Nissan Versa is its price. The current second-generation model debuted for 2012; it’s available as the standard Nissan Versa in sedan form or as a separate h...
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2019 Cadillac CTS Preview
The Cadillac CTS has come a long way in the past 15 years. It has been one of the most important models in the company’s history, elevating Cadillac from the brand associated with retirement homes and...
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2019 Chevrolet Impala Preview
Back in the ‘60s, the Chevrolet Impala was the best-selling automobile in the United States. Today’s tenth generation Impala, which came out in 2014, lives in a very different world. Tastes have shift...
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2019 Cadillac CTS-V Preview
Cadillac has put a lot of energy into its CTS range. This is especially true of the CTS-V, which has become a true world-class performer on par with the best of the established German luxury super sed...
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2019 Chevrolet Trax Preview
The 2019 Chevy Trax is an economical compact crossover. In order to keep the price low, Chevrolet keeps the crossover sparse. It goes into 2019 lately unchanged and can be had in LS, LT, and Premier t...
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2019 Kia Soul Preview
The current generation of the Kia Soul has been around since 2014 -- and the model itself has been around for a decade. For better or worse, it’s still one of the more distinctive cars on the road, th...
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2019 Subaru Impreza Preview
The fifth generation Subaru Impreza debuted for 2017. The 2019 model carries over -- an unsurprising fact, given that Subaru isn’t known for making updates for the sake of making updates. EyeSight Dri...
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2019 Kia Sportage Preview
One of Kia’s oldest models is the Sportage, dating all the way back to 1993. In 2016, Kia completely redesigned the Sportage for its fourth generation. Trims include LX, EX, and SX Turbo. While the Sp...
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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Preview
Those who remember the sporty Eclipse of the 1990s may be confused by the similarly named Eclipse Cross. Introduced in 2017, the Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover based, in part, on the Outlander p...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview
With an all-new Sprinter model on the horizon for 2019, the 2018 model sees little change and could mean tempting bargains for the small businesses that customize Sprinters for their individual needs....
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2018 Porsche Macan Preview
A lot of people scoffed at the idea of a Porsche SUV when the Cayenne was introduced back in the early 2000s, but Porsche has had the last laugh, practically creating an entire market segment of perfo...
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2019 INFINITI QX60 Preview
It’s a sign of the times that two of Infiniti’s most popular models are SUVs, and the company’s Nissan Pathfinder-based mid-size crossover is called the QX60. Introduced for 2013, it goes into model y...
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2019 Subaru WRX Preview
For almost two decades, the Subaru WRX has been one of the most well-rounded sedans on the market, offering plenty of speed, all-wheel-drive practicality, reliability, and customizability. For 2019, t...
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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Preview
This year, Alfa Romeo returns to the US market with a splash by introducing both a new crossover SUV and its classic luxury sedan – the Giulia. The Giulia offers luxury sedan buyers a unique choice am...
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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Preview
As crossover SUVs have grown increasingly popular, even luxury automakers like Alfa Romeo have begun to release high-end, performance crossovers to enter this growing market. For 2019, Alfa Romeo brin...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz SL line of two-seaters has been a top choice among older well-heeled motorists who want something that mixes equal parts two-seat sports car and supple luxury cruiser. That still des...
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2018 Audi A3 Preview
The A3 offers premium luxury and convenience as well as an Audi badge in a compact and reasonably priced package. Compared to the sportier S3 and RS3 models, there is more variation in the A3 line, as...
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2019 Honda Fit Preview
The Honda Fit has always been a great all-rounder. With lots of room for passengers and gear, good fuel economy, and a reasonably fun and zippy driving experience, the Fit is good at pretty much every...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Preview
The current sixth generation of S-Class has been around since 2013, but a there are several upgrades for 2018 to keep things interesting. The 2018 S-Class blends power with plenty of comfort whether i...
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2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Preview
The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Nissan’s Rogue compact crossover SUV. There are updates, mostly focused on the car’s tech. The hybrid version of the Rogue that was introduced for 2017 cont...
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2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid Preview
The whole Fusion range got a serious revision for the 2017 model year, but the hybrid model has been around for a bit longer than its competitors. The Fusion manages to be one of the more handsome mid...
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2018 Lexus RX Hybrid Preview
Since its release in the late 1990s, the Lexus RX has become a common sight in affluent American suburbs. The fourth-generation version came out in 2016 and showcased a bold design for the midsize lux...
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2018 Jeep Renegade Preview
The Renegade, complete with rugged and off-road styling cues, is the Jeep’s smallest model. Introduced for 2015, the Renegade is a fairly fresh design and goes into 2018 largely unchanged— although a ...
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2018 Toyota 86 Preview
While the Toyota 86 technically only came out in the U.S. in 2017, this is the same fun and tossable rear-wheel drive sports coupe that has been sliding around corners as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS ...
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2019 Honda Odyssey Preview
The fifth generation Honda Odyssey enjoyed a solid launch for the 2018 model year, so for 2019, Honda isn’t messing with success and will bring the perennial favorite in the minivan segment into 2019 ...
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2017 Audi A4 Allroad Preview
The Audi A4 Allroad is all-new for 2017, replacing the Audi Allroad from 2013-2016 and previous. Like the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volvo V60 Cross Country, and Volvo XC70, it’s part of a niche of sem...
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2018 Lexus RC F Preview
Lexus's latest offering in the compact coupe market that came out for 2015 is the RC, which stands for “Radical Coupe.” The standalone performance-oriented model is called the RC F, and it carries a p...
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2018 Toyota Mirai Preview
There are niche cars, and then there are hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. They can only really be used in the parts of California that have hydrogen refilling stations and, for what they offer in terms of...
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2018 McLaren 570GT Preview
The current McLaren range can be confusing at first glance. The cars look similar and have the same basic engine architecture, but they all offer different levels of performance and come at different ...
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2018 GMC Savana Cargo Preview
General Motors sells its commercially-oriented full-size van under two nameplates. The Chevrolet Express has been a familiar sight on American roads since the ‘90s, both as a people-mover and a work v...
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2018 GMC Savana Preview
The Savana is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Express full-size van. They share styling and price range as well, so the biggest choice between the two is badge preference. The Savana is based ...
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2018 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview
The Chevrolet Express and the nearly identical GMC Savana have been General Motors workhorses since the mid-1990s, and there have been few serious changes to the platform. It may seem like a bit of a ...
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2018 Chevrolet Express Preview
Although the Chevrolet Express and its twin, the GMC Savana, might seem like vans that are frozen in time, the Express continues to sell well, and GM hasn’t felt the need to fix something that isn’t b...
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2018 Nissan Titan Preview
Nissan’s appropriately-named Titan full-size pickup first came out in 2003, and it was redesigned for 2016. As changes have been slow for the Titan in the past, and it continues into 2018 largely the...
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Preview
The Land Rover Discovery, affectionately known as the “Disco”, has been around for nearly 30 years and is now in its fifth generation, introduced last year. The latest Discovery is based around an alu...
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Preview
Launched in 2012, the Range Rover Evoque showed the world that a small crossover SUV could be stylish. Its off-road capability proved that it was worthy of the Range Rover badge. This year, changes ar...
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2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Preview
The Lincoln MKZ is available with a trio of engines, including a turbo-4, a twin-turbo V-6, and a hybrid. The hybrid is the humblest of the range, but it is available with all the convenience and luxu...
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2018 smart fortwo electric drive Preview
The Smart ForTwo has been in the U.S. market for about a decade now. When it first arrived on our shores after its success in Europe, there wasn’t much like it on the road. Since then, a few tiny city...
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2018 Nissan GT-R Preview
The Nissan GT-R has always offered maximum performance per dollar. The big change for 2018 is the new “Pure” model that does away with a handful of features to push the base price under the $100,000 m...
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2019 Volvo V60 Preview
The all-new 2019 Volvo V60 features a sculpted shape with cool details like slim LED headlights that are shaped like Thor’s hammer. The interior showcases the best in Scandinavian design, and it’s the...
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2018 BMW M3 Preview
In the world of German performance cars, the BMW M3 is one of the most prestigious names of all time. The latest version is very different from the original. The latest M3 is a luxurious 4-door sed
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2018 Bentley Flying Spur Preview
Among numerical model nameplates, the Flying Spur stands out. Tracing its lineage back to the 1950s, Bentley began calling four-door versions of the Continental GT coupe the ‘Continental Flying Spur.’...
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2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Preview
The current Aston Martin Vanquish is in its last year of production, and it’s not going away quietly. The first Vanquish dates back to 2001 as a replacement for the old Virage, and a new version came ...
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2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Preview
At the beginning of the decade, Ferrari took a big leap with a model called the FF, which was a four-seater Ferrari with a hatchback rear and a highly advanced all-wheel drive system. This major depar...
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2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Preview
It’s a simple, almost juvenile name, but “Superfast” is just about the coolest moniker ever given to an automobile. The original Ferrari Superfast came in the 1950s, and the 500 Superfast was among th...
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2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Preview
As almost every other high-end or performance car manufacturer has introduced an SUV into their lineup, Ferrari remains one of the last holdouts, and the closest thing to an SUV with a Prancing Horse ...
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2018 Maserati GranTurismo Preview
Since its inception in 2007, Maserati has done little to change the GranTurismo’s striking design. For 2018, however, Maserati restyles one of the most significant features of any car: the nose. An ae...
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2018 Audi S7 Preview
A sportier “S” version of the Audi A7, the S7, delivers the thrust of a twin-turbo V8 and better driving dynamics than the A7. The S7 is similar to its S6 cousin, with the only big difference being it...
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2018 Audi S6 Preview
Like most Audi models currently on the market, the S6 looks like a comfortable luxury sedan to casual observers—until they hear the throaty baritone of its twin-turbo 8-cylinder engine. Based on the s...
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2018 Ferrari California T Preview
Since 2008, the Ferrari California and turbocharged California T have been a sales success, but during the summer of 2018, Ferrari is introducing a replacement hardtop convertible four-seater model ca...
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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Preview
Lamborghini released the Huracán in 2014 as a replacement for its entry-level Gallardo. The Huracán is powered by a big, naturally aspirated V10 in an age when most of the competition has turned to tu...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Preview
In 2016, Mercedes-Benz introduced the GLC-Class, which marks five separate SUVs for buyers to choose from in the company’s lineup. The GLC-Class offers multiple configurations to choose from for each ...
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2018 Lincoln MKX Preview
In 2007, Lincoln introduced the MKX as a mid-size luxury SUV based on the Ford Edge. However, in typical Lincoln fashion, the MKX offers far more in the way of luxury and comfort. Lincoln revamped the...
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Preview
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin introduced the all-new 2017 DB11 model as a celebrated replacement for the old DB9. Since it’s an expensive and relatively low-production car, the DB11 goes...
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2018 BMW M2 Preview
While the M2 may be the entry-level M car, it is a genuine M-built performance car and not one of the gussied up “M Sport Package” versions of other BMW models. The M2 is more driver-oriented than oth...
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2018 Lexus ES 300h Preview
The Lexus ES has been the company’s sensible midsize luxury sedan for years, and in 2013, the automaker introduced the hybrid version called the ES 300h. Still built on the Toyota Camry platform, the ...
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2018 Lexus GS 350 Preview
Like many of the cars built by Lexus, the GS can take on its German rivals when it comes to luxury and is arguably superior in terms of reliability and build quality, but just lacks a certain wow-fact...
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2018 MINI Cooper Clubman Preview
After the success of the new Mini that BMW revamped in the early 2000s, the brand has gradually expanded its lineup to include convertibles, sport models, and even crossover SUVs that you could barely...
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2018 MINI Cooper Preview
The original Mini of 1959 pretty much defined the modern economy car, but the new version resurrected by BMW back in the early 2000s is something more. While neither revolutionary nor terribly inexpen...
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2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview
Based on the Chevrolet Silverado platform, the Sierra 3500HD is GMC’s one-ton workhorse pickup, but unlike the Chevrolet, it offers drivers the unique ability to do serious work in cutting-edge comfor...
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2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview
Based on the Silverado HD, the 2018 Sierra 2500HD ups the ante in terms of luxury, style, and price. The Sierra lineup got a full redesign in 2017, so changes for 2018 are minimal but worth noting. Al...
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2018 Honda Civic Type R Preview
Last year marked an exciting introduction into the U.S. market for fans of the Type R Hondas. Aside from a limited run from the Integra, the only exposure Type R’s received here was from the entertai...
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2018 Toyota 4Runner Preview
The Toyota 4Runner has evolved from what was essentially a small pickup with a fully enclosed cargo area into a distinct model of SUV that has fairly compact proportions but more serious off-road and ...
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2018 Toyota Tacoma Preview
Toyota’s venerable Tacoma pickup is currently in its third generation, which was only just introduced for 2016. While it has increasingly stiff competition from the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, Niss...
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2018 Chevrolet Volt Preview
The second generation Chevy Volt has been available in all 50 states since the beginning of 2016, and its main appeal is that it has all the appeal of a full EV but also has the option of internal com...
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2018 Buick Cascada Preview
The Buick Cascada is something of a unicorn, mostly because there isn’t really anything else like it on the market. Most convertibles in this price range are decidedly more sporty, driver-focused cars...
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2018 FIAT 124 Spider Preview
Fiat reintroduced the 124 Spider in 2017, 50 years after the original hit the roads. The new 124 Spider’s proud Italian heritage is evident in its distinctive styling and exhaust note, though it’s act...
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2018 Audi A3 Sportback Preview
People shopping for a 2018 Audi A3 have multiple choices: front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, two-door convertible, and four-door sedan. But what about those looking for a hybrid? Drivers need look no...
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2018 Audi S3 Preview
The Audi S3, based on the A3, steps up as a performance sedan, all while costing less than $44,000 for the base model. Even with its Volkswagen Golf underpinnings, the S3 looks and feels completely li...
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2018 BMW X5 M Preview
The X5 is BMW’s midsize crossover offering, typically seen in suburbia shuttling groceries and kids. For 2010, however, BMW made an interesting move in introducing the X5 M, meaning that the M badge w...
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2018 BMW X6 M Preview
BMW introduced its X6, dubbed a “Sports Activity Coupe,” for the 2008 model year, and it was closely followed by an all-out performance version called the X6 M. The X6 is little more than an X5 midsiz...
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2018 Toyota Corolla iM Preview
The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling car thanks to its affordable price, practicality, and sterling reputation for reliability. The vast majority of new Corollas on the road are the ubiquito...
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2018 RAM ProMaster Preview
The full-size Ram ProMaster is tall and cavernous on the inside while also being eminently configurable and even highly maneuverable, making it one of the top choices for commercial clients, road trip...
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2018 RAM ProMaster City Preview
Those who are shopping for a small urban commercial van have a surprising number of choices. The Chevrolet City Express, Nissan NV200, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and the popular Ford Transit Connect are al...
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2018 Audi RS 7 Preview
To the everyday driver, the Audi RS 7 looks like little more than a nice German luxury car. It is based on the A7, after all, which indeed is a nice German luxury car. Not many would guess that the RS...
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2018 Porsche Cayenne Preview
It seems like all the premium luxury and performance automakers are building an SUV these days, and you can thank the success of the Porsche Cayenne for that. The model has been a huge hit for Porsche...
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2018 BMW 2 Series Preview
For 2018, the BMW 2 Series gets a sizable bump in base price but not much else. Even so, that doesn’t take much of the appeal away from this sporty luxury compact 2-door, which is available in both co...
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2018 Audi TT Preview
When it first came out in the late ‘90s, the Audi TT wasn’t much to write home about. It looked every bit the part of a tossable 2-seater sports car, but with a front-wheel-drive (FWD) platform and li...
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2018 Ford Escape Preview
Currently in its third generation, the Ford Escape compact crossover SUV competes with the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Santa Fe. Despite its adventurous-sounding name, the Escape...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Preview
A perennial industry leader in technology and comfort, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class enters 2018 with a host of new updates. It’s still technically the same design introduced for 2014, but the changes to ...
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2018 Audi A4 Allroad Preview
For those who value the dimensions and utility of an SUV but like the looks of a traditional station wagon, the Audi A4 Allroad is an ideal package. Like a flashier and more luxurious Subaru Outback, ...
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2018 Toyota Corolla Preview
Toyota has sold well over 40 million Corollas over the last five decades, making it the best-selling car ever. The Corolla has been successful largely because it’s such a great all-rounder—it’s fuel e...
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2018 Audi A4 Preview
Audi’s bread and butter sedan, the A4, is now in its fifth generation, and it continues into 2018 without much in the way of changes. The most notable update is a new Black Optic Plus package that add...
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2018 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid Plug-In Preview
For 2017, Cadillac expanded its CT6 lineup to include a plug-in hybrid version. The standard CT6 was only introduced for 2016, so its overall design is still fairly fresh, and the CT6 Plug-In in parti...
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2018 Chevrolet Impala Preview
The latest-generation Impala introduced for 2014 has already proven to be a significant improvement over its predecessor, and Chevrolet is content enough with the current model that 2018 doesn’t bring...
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2018 Kia Sorento Preview
The Kia Sorento midsize crossover SUV debuted in 2002 and is now in its third generation, which came out for 2016. The 2018 model doesn’t feature any radical updates but rather some subtle improvement...
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2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The Cadillac CT6 replaced the old XTS for 2016, offering a solid lineup with a choice of 4- or 6-cylinder motors. For 2017, Cadillac is expanding the range to include a plug-in hybrid model—the CT6 Pl...
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2018 GMC Yukon XL Preview
The GMC Yukon XL—and the Chevrolet Suburban, upon which it’s based—is an ideal choice for those looking for a family hauler or a tow vehicle with ample space for cargo and convenience features for pas...
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2018 GMC Yukon Preview
The GMC Yukon—and the Chevrolet Tahoe upon which it’s based—has been around in its current form for some time now, but GMC has continued to refine its full-size SUV to fit modern tastes and needs. The...
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, also known as the Mitsubishi RVR, has been in its second generation since 2010. The 2018 model receives a minor but notable mid-cycle refresh, complete with styling upd...
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2018 BMW 7 Series Preview
The BMW 7 Series has been around for 40 years now, although the sixth generation of the Bavarian automaker’s full-size luxury sedan was introduced just a few years ago, in 2016. With its most recent V...
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2018 Ford Transit Passenger Preview
The Ford Transit van has been one of the most popular vehicles of its kind on European roads for decades, but it took until 2014 to reach U.S. shores. While best known in its Cargo configuration, the ...
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2018 Ford Transit Cargo Preview
It’s been a staple on British and European roads for years and years, but the Ford Transit Cargo full-size van wasn’t introduced in the U.S. until 2014. Its success across the pond has been mirrored i...
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2018 Toyota RAV4 Preview
Toyota’s ever-popular RAV4 compact crossover SUV received a pretty comprehensive refresh in 2016, but the 2018 model gets a few notable updates as well as a new trim: the Adventure. The Adventure brin...
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2018 Subaru WRX STI Preview
For about a decade now, the Subaru WRX STI continues to surprise in that it’s a 4-cylinder 4-door sedan with Impreza commuter-car roots that strikes fear into the hearts of muscle cars and even some e...
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2018 Subaru WRX Preview
The latest-generation Subaru WRX, now a separate model from the Impreza on which it is based, is still a fairly fresh design. The 2018 model therefore doesn’t make much of a splash when it comes to up...
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2018 Toyota Tundra Preview
The current Toyota Tundra debuted in 2014, although the basic design of this version of the full-size pickup has been around since 2007. For 2018, the Tundra gets some styling updates as well as an ex...
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2018 Toyota Sequoia Preview
The current Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV hasn’t seen much in the way of updates since it first launched in 2008, unlike the related Tundra pickup that got a noticeable update for 2014. For 2018, howev...
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2018 Lexus LS 500h Preview
At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus introduced its new flagship LS 500 with twin-turbo V6 power, and at the more recent Geneva Motor Show, the automaker unveiled its highly anticipated h...
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2018 MINI Countryman Preview
In Countryman form, the MINI is definitely not so miniature anymore, and that's especially true for the second generation model introduced for 2017. Built on the same platform as the BMW X1 compact cr...
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2018 BMW 6 Series Preview
BMW’s 6 Series luxury grand tourer (GT) was first produced in the 1970s and 1980s. Then there was a long absence until production started up again in 2003, and the current generation has been around s...
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2018 BMW 4 Series Preview
The 4 Series is BMW’s compact executive coupe, made with a sportier attitude than the more utilitarian 4-door 3 Series. Refreshed for 2018, the BMW 4 Series gains some steering and suspension enhancem...
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2018 Audi S4 Preview
Audi’s S4, the hotter performance version of the ever-popular A4 sedan, gets some under-the-hood updates and cosmetic tweaks for 2018. Notably, a new turbo V6 engine replaces the old supercharged unit...
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2017 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview
While the Jaguar XJ name goes back farther than most of us can remember, the current model that’s been around since 2009 is one that truly brought Jaguar back up to fighting shape to take on the Germa...
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2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Preview
While the regular Hyundai Veloster looks every bit the part of a sporty hot hatch, you’ll have to step up to the Veloster Turbo to get any serious performance credentials—and the Turbo’s R-Spec trim t...
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2018 Lexus LC Hybrid Preview
As Lexus aims for even more performance credibility with the all-new LC 500, the company is following up on that model with the fuel-sipping hybrid LC 500h, also slated for a 2018 debut. While the two...
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2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Preview
Front-engine V12-powered grand tourers (GTs) are the cars that made Ferrari’s reputation, at least on the road, with a long history going back to the very first street cars sold to the public. This tr...
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2018 Lexus LC Preview
As Lexus moves towards building cars with more driving enjoyment, it has tweaked a few existing models and introduced some entirely new ones like the LC 500, which is set to become the company’s flags...
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2017 FIAT 500 Preview
It’s already been six years since Fiat returned to U.S. shores with the new 500, a car that makes up for its imperfections with character and an Italian flair. The basic design for the 500 has remaine...
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2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Preview
Gone are the days of the BMW 5 Series wagon, which took the famed comfort and drivability of the 5 Series and added tons of extra space. Now we have the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, a 5-door liftback no...
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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Preview
Now in its third year, the e-Golf is Volkswagen’s first and only all-electric vehicle (EV) sold in North America. The e-Golf is similar in look and feel to the regular Golf hatchback, which has been a...
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2017 Maserati GranTurismo Preview
Even though it’s been out for a few years now, the Maserati GranTurismo still brings to the table an abundance of presence and style. While it’s not quite as finely tuned or performance-focused as the...
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2017 Chevrolet SS Preview
The Chevrolet SS is the kind of 4-door super-sleeper sedan there are just too few of in the world today—and unfortunately, it will be gone after this year. The SS is a reworked version of the Holden V...
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2017 Nissan LEAF Preview
The Nissan Leaf has become an increasingly common sight on the streets of America’s cities—as have electric vehicles (EV) in general. Nissan was fairly ahead of the game when it introduced the Leaf in...
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2017 Ford Focus Electric Preview
Remarkably, the Ford Focus Electric is now in its sixth model year, although it’s still sold in limited numbers and only in certain regions of the U.S. This 5-door hatchback is currently the only full...
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2017 McLaren 570S Preview
By now, it’s easy to forget that McLaren didn’t become a volume car manufacturer until the 2011 MP4-12C—before that, it was all racing and only racing. Sure, there was the 240-mph F1, but even that ha...
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2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Preview
While it seems that just about every well-known performance-car manufacturer builds SUVs these days, from Porsche and Jaguar to Lamborghini and Maserati, Ferrari has mercifully resisted the trend. The...
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2017 Toyota Prius c Preview
The Toyota Prius has the most recognizable name in the world of hybrid automobiles. It debuted 20 years ago with a single model and a distinct, aerodynamic shape. In 2012, Toyota added the Prius v hat...
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2017 Lexus GS F Preview
The GS F is the fourth model in Lexus’ “F” performance lineup, which is in the same vein as BMW’s M cars. A significantly tweaked version of the popular GS sedan, the GS F was introduced for the 2016 ...
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2017 Ferrari 488 Preview
The 488 marks a big step for Ferrari. The company’s “entry-level” midengine offerings date back to the Dino of the 1960s and have evolved continuously since, but this is the first to come with a turbo...
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2017 Toyota Mirai Preview
It’s unclear whether hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) are the way of the future as far as personal transport is concerned, but both Honda and Toyota have invested serious resources into this technol...
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2017 Hyundai Veloster Preview
Introduced in 2011, the Hyundai Veloster is not unlike the Nissan Juke—it’s a quirky, distinctive automobile that defies categorization and has no direct competitors. Part hatchback and part coupe, it...
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2017 Chevrolet Colorado Preview
The Chevrolet Colorado compact pickup replaced the S-10 back in 2004, and together with its GMC Canyon sibling, it was last redesigned for the 2015 model year. While nothing revolutionary is in the wo...
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 Preview
Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the production version of the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is now available—with prices for this very exclusive English grand tourer (GT) starting at over $200,000. W...
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2017 Nissan Sentra Preview
Nissan has grown steadily but significantly in overall sales volume over the last few years, aided in large part by the current seventh-generation Sentra. In 2016, the Sentra received a moderate facel...
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2017 Lexus RC 350 Preview
Part of the RC series Lexus introduced for 2015 to take on the 2-door luxury offerings from the Germans, the 350 is the highest trim in the RC lineup below the beastly, performance-focused RC F. The R...
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2017 Lexus RC 300 Preview
The Lexus RC series was introduced for the 2015 model year as an alternative to 2-door luxury coupes from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. The RC is available in several different versions with different...
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2017 Lexus RC 200t Preview
The Lexus RC was introduced for the 2015 model year to compete with German coupes like the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. While RC apparently stands for “Radical Coupe,” it is essen...
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2017 Lexus GX Preview
GX stands for “Grand Crossover,” which serves as a fairly apt description for the midsize luxury SUV Lexus introduced for 2003. It’s also somewhat misleading, however, as this is a much more capable a...
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2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Preview
Until a couple of years ago, Alfa Romeo was a fairly distant memory for us here in the United States. The venerable Alfa Spider quietly disappeared in the early 1990s while everybody was buying Mazda ...
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2017 Chrysler 200 Preview
Introduced in 2011 as a restyled, re-badged, and re-engineered version of the old Sebring, the Chrysler 200 sedan was revamped again in 2015 and is based on the current Fiat Compact platform, which is...
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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Preview
For the 2004 model year, the Jeep Wrangler became available as a 4-door for the first time. Some purists initially scoffed at the long-wheelbase Wrangler, but the buying public appreciated the extra i...
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2017 Jeep Wrangler Preview
The Jeep Wrangler isn’t for everyone, but as the years have shown, it has a timeless appeal and presides over an enthusiast and aftermarket community that is equaled by very few automobiles in size an...
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2017 Honda Civic Preview
For 2016, Honda introduced the tenth-generation Civic, and so far it has been an unqualified success almost any way you look at it, including on the showroom floor. The 4-door sedan was the first to b...
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2017 Honda Civic Coupe Preview
Honda introduced the tenth-generation Civic Coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, and the 2016 model was nothing short of a smash hit. The ninth-generation Civic came as a bit of a disappointm...
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2017 Bentley Flying Spur Preview
The Flying Spur name was first used on the Mulliner-bodied Continental saloons of the 1950s, and for the past 10 years the moniker has been used once more on 4-door Continentals. The 2006-13 Continent...
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2017 Hyundai Accent Preview
The Hyundai Accent has come a long way since its introduction in 1994. Redesigned in 2012, the Accent faces stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, and Honda Fit, but it dis...
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2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Preview
While largely related to the normal 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) is marketed as a separate model for the most part, having been introduced in 2013. While it’s called a GT, it’s basical...
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2017 Kia Sedona Preview
Known in other parts of the world as the Carnival, the Sedona has been Kia’s offering in the minivan segment since the late 1990s and has steadily improved to the point that it’s now a viable competit...
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2017 BMW 3 Series Preview
The F30/F31 version of the BMW 3 Series came out in 2012, and it represents the same tempting balance of luxury and performance that has made the 3 Series popular for decades. While the car has gotten...
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2017 Toyota Prius Preview
The Toyota Prius, the game-changing little car that brought hybrid technology mainstream, is now in its fourth generation. This most recent generation was introduced for the 2016 model year, and the P...
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2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview
An all-new Hyundai Elantra is due for 2017, which is exciting news considering it's been so vastly improved over the last few years. Unfortunately, the Elantra GT hatchback isn’t included in the updat...
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2017 Nissan Murano Preview
The Murano, Nissan’s V6-powered midsize crossover, was introduced for the 2003 model year. Aside from the strange and much-derided Murano CrossCabriolet, the Murano has been a successful and important...
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2017 Nissan Rogue Preview
Nissan introduced the Rogue for the 2008 model year, and while it’s an enticing model name, there’s not much that’s actually rogue about it--it’s just Nissan’s answer to other successful compact cross...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Preview
Following big changes to Mercedes-Benz's nomenclature, the M-Class of old became the GLE-Class for the 2016 model year. While technically an all-new model, the GLE-Class borrowed heavily from the M-Cl...
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2017 Buick Verano Preview
The Buick Verano debuted for the 2012 model year and is heavily based on the Chevy Cruze sedan, but while the Cruze has proven to be a wildly successful model and one of the best-selling cars in Ameri...
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2017 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid Preview
The normal Q50, Infiniti’s compact luxury car that competes with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, was updated last year with a new group of gasoline engines that includes a tur...
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2017 INFINITI Q50 Preview
Infiniti's Q50 is the compact luxury car that replaced the old G-series sedan a few years back. It has since become Infiniti’s best-selling model in the North American market, representing a worthy al...
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2017 INFINITI Q70L Preview
The Q70 is Infiniti’s midsize luxury sedan, available in V6 or V8 trims and with either rear- or all-wheel drive (RWD or AWD). It’s available as a hybrid as well, and 2015 brought yet another version ...
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2017 INFINITI Q70 Preview
Known as the M before 2014, when Infiniti made name changes throughout its model range, the Q70 sedan is not the freshest design in comparison to competition like the BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF, and 2...
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Preview
In order to keep up with current trends in the sedan market, manufacturers have been employing hybrid technology across more and more of their model ranges. Along with the current ninth-generation Che...
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2017 Audi S5 Preview
First introduced in 2007, the Audi S5 is the performance-oriented version of the A5, based on the platform of the 4-door A4/S4 models. The current S5 is actually based on the underpinnings of the prev...
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2017 Audi A5 Preview
The Audi A5 was first introduced for 2007 as a 2-door companion to the popular A4 sedan and has since become one of the company’s more popular and respected models. The A5 Coupe and Cabriolet are due ...
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2017 Audi S6 Preview
Since 1994, the S6 has been Audi’s high-performance version of its A6 midsize 4-door sedan. As such, changes to the S6 have followed those to the A6 closely. Updates to the 2017 model are minimal, sin...
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2017 Audi A6 Preview
The Audi A6 is now in its fourth generation, but the current model, along with the related A7, was introduced six years ago and is due for a comprehensive refresh. That will have to wait until 2018, t...
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2017 Chevrolet Impala Preview
Impala is one of the most enduring names in the automotive world. While Chevrolet has stopped building the Impala a few times over the almost six decades since it was first introduced, the sedan is cu...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Preview
Mercedes-Benz has been building a full-size GL-Class SUV since 2007. Now, in keeping with a revision in the company’s naming scheme, the GL has become known as the GLS-Class, a marketing move that pre...
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Preview
The current Mitsubishi Mirage is the kind of car you buy when you want to get from point A to point B and don’t really care about how you look, how fast you get there, or how comfortable you are while...
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2017 Nissan GT-R Preview
The upcoming model year, 2017, marks the 10th year of production for the current version of Nissan’s GT-R, aka Godzilla, a performance car that has shaken things up more than almost any other in recen...
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2017 BMW M6 Preview
Unlike some of BMW’s other M cars, the M6 has been built and sold rather sporadically. The first M6, sold here from 1983-89, actually predated the first E30 M3 and was one of the more memorable large,...
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2017 Buick Enclave Preview
The Enclave, Buick’s entry into the full-size luxury crossover market, was first introduced for the 2008 model year and shares the General Motors Lambda platform with the GMC Acadia and Chevy Traverse...
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2016 Ferrari FF Preview
The Ferrari FF, which stands for “Ferrari Four,” was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and surprised the motoring world for several reasons, namely its hatchback rear and all-wheel-drive (A...
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2017 MINI Cooper Clubman Preview
While still called "MINIs," the cars bearing that nameplate actually seem to be getting bigger with each new model. This trend started with the Clubman, which first saw the light of day in 2007 and wa...
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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Preview
As a large Grand Touring (GT) car with a hefty V12 up front and rear-wheel drive (RWD), the F12berlinetta is the most traditionally Ferrari-like car that Ferrari currently builds, having replaced the ...
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2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Preview
When Rolls-Royce introduces a new model to its lineup, it’s a pretty big deal. The luxury automaker may only make a few thousand cars per year, but that low volume, combined with price tags well into ...
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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In Preview
Just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, Kia’s all-new Optima Plug-in Hybrid goes on sale for the 2017 model year. This means Kia has now joined its corporate sibling, Hyundai, along with Toyota, Chevr...
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2017 Lincoln MKC Preview
Launched at the LA Auto Show in 2013, the MKC is Lincoln’s entry into the compact premium crossover market and is based on the Ford Global C platform it shares with the popular Ford Escape. If you rem...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview
After the current S-Class arrived in 2013, and the current C-Class in 2014, it was only a matter of time before the debut of a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The waiting was finally over at the Detroit Au...
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2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Preview
Subaru has been relatively late to the gas-electric hybrid game compared to the world’s other major automakers, and its cars were never known for impressive fuel economy to start. The hybrid version o...
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2016 Lamborghini Huracan Preview
Lamborghini first became a real volume manufacturer with the Gallardo, which enjoyed a decade of production. More Gallardos were built than all previous Lamborghini models combined. The Huracán, relea...
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2017 Audi R8 Preview
Named after the wildly successful Le Mans racer, Audi’s all-wheel-drive (AWD) midengine R8 sports car made its debut in 2008. First powered by a 4.2-liter V8, the R8 range soon came to include a V10-p...
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2017 Acura NSX Preview
Honda’s original NSX of the early 1990s, branded as an Acura in the United States, was quite a car. It was the first production automobile with an all-aluminum monocoque body and engine, and that engi...
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2017 Porsche 911 Preview
The Porsche 911 has had a run of over five decades and seven generations, and for 2017, the perennial German sports car gets a significant mid-cycle refresh, with new engines, a new infotainment syste...
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2016 BMW i3 Preview
Most of BMW’s products follow a pretty straightforward styling pattern, with only minor variations in size and shape, and the occasional unique styling cue. The “i” series of cars, however, has forged...
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2016 McLaren 650S Preview
Racing-team-turned-supercar-manufacturer McLaren has sure been busy, consistently introducing and selling new models all around the globe. The 650S is the car that replaced McLaren’s first volume prod...
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2016 Nissan Juke Preview
In a world where many mass-market cars seem virtually indistinguishable from each other (aside from their badges and a handful of styling cues), you have to give the Nissan Juke credit for being one o...
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2016 McLaren 675LT Preview
Anything McLaren puts on the road is pretty phenomenal, but even among that distinguished company, the 2016 675LT is something special. McLaren has called it “the lightest, most driver-focused, most e...
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2016 BMW i8 Preview
The BMW i8 is a big deal, to put it lightly. It has brought hybrid technology and exceptional fuel efficiency to an exotic supercar, but unlike the gas-electric hybrids from McLaren, Porsche, and Ferr...
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2016 Maserati Quattroporte Preview
Maserati first introduced the Quattroporte back in 1963, when sporty luxury 4-doors were something of a rarity. Now, of course, they’re all over the place, and the Quattroporte has to answer to range-...
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2016 Maserati Ghibli Preview
The original Maserati Ghibli was a svelte V8 GT car introduced in 1967, compared favorably in both looks and performance with the Ferrari Daytona, and best suited to high-speed trips across Europe or ...
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2016 Honda Civic Coupe Preview
After an unusually disappointing ninth-generation Civic, Honda's really going at it full force with the tenth-generation car. After unveiling the 4-door sedan, Honda followed up with the much-anticipa...
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2016 Porsche Panamera Preview
The Porsche Panamera caused quite a stir in the automotive world when it was introduced back in 2009. Porsche purists decried the four-door sedan/hatchback with the same enthusiasm they had previously...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Preview
For many years, the Mercedes SL has been more of a blend of comfort and performance than an actual sports car, with, of course, the option of top-down motoring when the weather permits. There’s certai...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Preview
One of the first four-door sedans to incorporate the sloping coupe-like roofline that has since been imitated by competitors like the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A7, the Mercedes-Benz CLS has bee...
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2016 Porsche 911 Preview
The word “iconic” is absolutely one of the most overused labels in automotive writing--but when talking about the Porsche 911, it's justified. The 911 has been one of the most recognizable sports cars...
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2016 BMW X6 M Preview
It could be the most pointless vehicle that BMW has ever made, but the X6 M has sold remarkably well and is an undeniably impressive performer. It, and the closely related X5 M that is built at the sa...
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2016 BMW X5 M Preview
The BMW X5 M was first available for the 2010 model year after being introduced at the 2009 New York Auto Show, and was created as BMW’s answer to performance SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and ...
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2016 Audi S4 Preview
For a while earlier in the year, it was looking like a brand-new Audi S4 would come out for 2016, but we now know we'll have to wait until the 2017 model year for the new turbocharged S4 that recently...
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2016 Audi S5 Preview
The Audi S5 is the German carmaker’s 6-cylinder offering that sits right between the regular 4-cylinder A5 and the V8 RS5, but for 2016 the RS5 is no longer in production on the current platform. For ...
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2016 BMW Z4 Preview
The BMW Z4 was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2002 as the Bavarian carmaker’s replacement for its previous rear-drive, two-seater convertible offering: the Z3. The Z4 was welcomed as a mo...
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2016 McLaren 570S Preview
McLaren has long been a household name among racing fans, but for much of the company’s existence, there hasn’t really been anything street legal with a McLaren badge on it. One exception had been the...
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2016 McLaren 540C Preview
Shortly after debuting its new Sports Series of automobiles with the 570S, McLaren introduced a second, even cheaper version of its entry-level model earlier this year in Shanghai called the 540C (540...
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2016 Scion FR-S Preview
After years of development and several tantalizing concept cars, the FR-S first became available for the 2013 model year. Toyota had been toying with the idea of a cheap rear-wheel-drive sports coupe ...
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2016 BMW 6 Series Preview
After a 14-year hiatus, the BMW 6 Series was reintroduced in 2003 to fill the spot previously occupied by the 8 Series in BMW's model range, and it’s been going strong ever since. The car received a r...
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2016 Nissan GT-R Preview
Long deprived of Nissan’s flagship performance car (except in video-game form), the United States market finally got the mythical GT-R, formerly part of the Skyline range, not long after the R35 versi...
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2016 Jaguar XF Preview
The XF was first introduced as a badly needed replacement for the lackluster S-Type back in 2007, and to show just how revitalized Jaguar has been since the company’s takeover by Tata Motors in 2008, ...
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2015 Tesla Model S Preview
The Tesla Model S came out in 2012 and created such a buzz that the relatively small California-based carmaker has become a household name and caused established luxury car manufacturers on both sides...
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2015 BMW X6 Preview
From the moment it arrived in 2008, the BMW X6 has been a controversial car. Love-it-or-hate-it styling, questionable practicality, and no clear reason as to why BMW would start building it in the fir...
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2015 Nissan Sentra Preview
The Nissan Sentra has and has always had serious competition in the compact sedan segment, but the 2015 model compares favorably with big players like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Hyundai Elan...
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