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2017 Nissan NV Passenger Preview Since its 2012 debut, Nissan’s full-size NV Passenger van has become a fixture at airport curbsides and hotel-lobby entrances. It enters 2017 relatively unchanged, with seating for 12 across 4 rows an...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview The 12-passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is the perfect vehicle for a well-financed limousine service. This full-size minivan gets a number of upgrades for 2017 while continuing to offer turbodiese...
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2017 Volvo V90 Preview Swedish automaker Volvo introduces yet another luxury family vehicle for 2017: the 5-seat V90. This midsize wagon, which had a brief run from 1997 to 1998, stands higher and looks sharper than its pre...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview The uniquely styled Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo was first introduced to enthusiastic Europeans in 1995 and promptly won the prestigious “International Van of the Year” award. When it finally appeared...
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2017 Bentley Mulsanne Preview Those with the wherewithal to drop over a quarter-million dollars on a full-size luxury sedan might want to take a look at the 2017 Mulsanne, the flagship model of the iconic British firm of Bentley M...
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2017 Aston Martin Rapide Preview Lean and mean, sporty and sexy, potent and agile—these are words not commonly associated with a midsize sedan, but they fit the 2017 Aston Martin Rapide perfectly. This low-slung screamer was introduc...
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2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Preview Introduced in 2005, Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage 2-seat luxury sports coupe evolved into the V12 Vantage S in 2014, with the convertible V12 Vantage S Roadster debuting for the 2016 model year. Boasting...
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2017 Nissan NV Cargo Preview A relative newcomer to the commercial-van arena, the 2017 Nissan NV Cargo delivers some serious bang for its buck. This 2-passenger full-size cargo van, which debuted in the U.S. for the 2012 model ye...
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2017 Lincoln MKT Preview When you’ve got passengers to haul around, why not do it in style with the Lincoln MKT? This sizable crossover debuted in 2010, was comprehensively refreshed in 2013, and still looks suspiciously like...
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2017 Lincoln MKX Preview Those who want a heavy dose of luxury with their crossover should check out the Lincoln MKX. Now in its second generation since its 2007 debut, this 5-door, 5-passenger mini-ute offers a wealth of hig...
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2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview Got a full-size fifth-wheel trailer to haul around? The GMC Sierra 3500HD will tow it with no problem. And once you set that trailer on its pad, this full-size heavy-duty pickup will be ready to take ...
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2017 Toyota Sequoia Preview When your midsize 3-row crossover just isn’t enough, Toyota’s full-size Sequoia SUV is worth a closer look. The Sequoia has 3 rows of seating for up to 8 passengers, a V8 powertrain, and off-road capa...
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview Full-size pickup trucks are a fixture of the American work site, and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is no exception. But with the constant refinement of creature comforts, options, and technology aboa...
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview The average American family is looking for a compact crossover wants one that will provide serious value for its money without straining the budget. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outback Sport offers a surprisi...
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2017 Bentley Continental GT Preview The ultra-luxurious 4-seat 2017 Bentley Continental GT coupe is available in three trims: the V8, the V8 S, and the Speed. For 2017, the W12 trim is deleted, while a new Speed Black Edition sub-trim i...
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview Mitsubishi’s 7-passenger Outlander offers a solid choice for the frugal family, with a well-appointed cabin boasting features not often found in this price range. But its bland driving dynamics and ch...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Preview After its success with the Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz decided to make a downsized van that was big enough to carry a decent load but could fit in the average garage, slalom through downtown traffic, and ...
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2015 Subaru WRX STI Preview Subaru, though not exactly a household name when talking performance automobiles, nevertheless expects more road-rally success with its 2015 WRX STi. It’s agile, peppy, sort of stylish and boasts a fe...
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2015 Subaru WRX Preview Hey, there is so a Subaru screamer! The Japanese automaker has bulked up its road-rally-ready WRX for 2015 and has disassociated it from the stodgy Impreza moniker, although they will admit that the t...
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Preview If your business is schlepping folks to the airport or cruise terminal, you’ll want to check out the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris midsize passenger van. Introduced in 2016, the Metris offers seating for ...
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2017 Lexus LX 570 Preview Add the premium Lexus brand name to Toyota’s legendary Land Cruiser and you have the 2017 LX 570, a full-size body-on-frame luxury SUV. This 8-passenger hauler is a rarity in these days of environment...
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Preview Land Rover has a crossover that’ll pamper you on the commute and, on the weekend, take you and the family to that remote camping spot. The compact 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was designed with ...
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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview Rugged and sleek, family-friendly and terrain-taming, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport claims an ancestry that tamed rivers, deserts, and jungles from Africa to Asia--but this compact crossover fee...
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2017 Ram 3500 Preview Start talking about power in a pickup truck for 2017 and Ram’s heavy-duty full-size 3500 fits right into the conversation. Offered in 3 cab configurations, 6 trim levels, 2 bed lengths, with single or...
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2017 GMC Yukon Preview In an era of comparatively low gas prices, full-size body-on-frame sport utility vehicles like the 2017 GMC Yukon have found a new life beyond shuttling celebrities around town. The Yukon debuted for ...
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2017 GMC Yukon XL Preview Everyone knows GMC’s Yukon is a big sport ute. Well, the 2017 Yukon XL is even bigger, offering over a foot and a half of additional overall length. The stretched version offers the same 7/9-passenger...
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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Preview It won’t win any prizes for looks, luxury, or driving excitement, but Mitsubishi’s 2017 Lancer 5-passenger compact sedan does offer a decent ride, a comparatively roomy cabin, and lots of family value...
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Need a compact crossover that’s long on features and performance? Check out the 5-passenger, 5-door 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. Sure, it’s small and not particularly versatile, but it does boast sporty li...
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg Preview There are a few tweaks to Volkswagen’s high-end Touareg midsize 5-door 5-passenger crossover for 2017. Don’t worry, though--the most expensive and luxuriously appointed offering in the German automake...
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2017 Jeep Patriot Preview The 2017 Jeep Patriot, a 5-passenger compact crossover, is similar to the old World War II Jeeps in name only. But what today’s Patriot, which was introduced for the 2007 model year, brings to the tab...
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2017 Jeep Cherokee Preview Somehow it doesn’t seem right to call a Jeep a crossover, but the 2017 Jeep Cherokee could be labeled a crossover with attitude, bridging the gap between a unibody-constructed family crossover and a t...
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2017 Dodge Journey Preview Getting a bit long in the tooth, the Dodge Journey is on borrowed time. This 5- or 7-passenger, 5-door midsize crossover receives no major upgrades for 2017 and hasn’t been overhauled since the 2011 m...
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2017 Nissan Juke Preview Expected back in 2017 with no major changes announced so far, Nissan’s Juke compact crossover targets those folks with a sportier nature who also need a more practical commuter. Originally introduced ...
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2017 Ram ProMaster Preview The full-size van, designed and built with the dedicated tradesperson or delivery-service owner in mind, is a fixture on American roadways, and Ram’s 2-passenger ProMaster vans have made an indisputab...
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2017 Nissan Versa Note Preview It doesn’t offer much in the way of luxury or performance, but Nissan’s 2017 Versa Note subcompact hatchback is long on value, perfect for the urban-dwelling family on a budget. With seating for 5, th...
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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview The real news regarding Dodge’s 2017 Grand Caravan is that there will be a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. A memo “leaked” from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) indicates the Grand Caravan, initially schedul...
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2017 Ram ProMaster City Preview Since the 2015 model year, Ram’s ProMaster City has offered the urban-based tradesman a compact, fuel-efficient work van that boasts some hefty payload capability, a cavernous cargo bay, decent power,...
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2017 Nissan NV200 Preview Many of today’s urban-dwelling small business owners just don’t need a hulking, truck-based full-size cargo/work van. Smaller, more maneuverable and fuel-efficient compact vans, like Nissan’s 2017 NV2...
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2017 INFINITI QX80 Preview In an era of declining fuel prices, large body-on-frame sport utility vehicles are suddenly becoming popular again. The 2017 Infiniti QX80, a 7/8-passenger full-size luxury SUV similar to parent compa...
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2017 Nissan Versa Preview Though basic even for a subcompact sedan, the 5-passenger Nissan Versa does have its share of redeeming qualities, not the least of which is a starting MSRP that will again have the Scrooges of the wo...
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2017 INFINITI Q70 Hybrid Preview Combining luxury and style with decent fuel economy and low emissions, Infiniti’s 2017 Q70 Hybrid 5-passenger midsize sedan will again reflect many of the best attributes of its non-hybrid Q70 sibling...
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2017 Nissan Frontier Preview Small light-duty pickups are once again finding their way into the hearts and minds of folks here in the U.S. who just don’t need an expensive full-size behemoth crowding their commuter out of the dri...
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2017 Nissan Maxima Preview Boasting the completely new look it received for 2016, the 2017 Nissan Maxima midsize sedan, now in its eighth generation, furthers its aspirations of entry-level luxury by offering a combination of u...
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2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview The full-size pickup is a fixture on American highways these days, and GMC’s half-ton Sierra 1500 is arguably among the best-looking and best-equipped of the bunch. For 2017, this capable Jimmy, a clo...
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2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview Getting some adult-sized grunt work done means getting serious about your truck, and you can’t get much more serious than the 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty. This full-size one-and-a-half ton behemoth boa...
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Preview Despite all the bells and whistles, Chevrolet’s 2017 Silverado full-size half-ton pickup truck does its fair share of the grunt work. Though half-ton trucks are designated as light-to-medium-duty work...
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2017 INFINITI QX50 Preview Infiniti is expected to carry over its QX50 compact crossover into 2017, and this leaves most reviewers wondering if this 5-seat, 5-door CUV will ever be comprehensively updated. Sure, it sports impre...
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2017 INFINITI QX70 Preview After standing pat on its sporty QX70 for the current model year, Infinity has mildly upgraded this handsome compact luxury crossover for 2017. Though the 5-passenger, 5-door QX70 remains long on look...
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2017 Chevrolet City Express Preview Feeling left behind a few years ago in the urban-oriented small delivery van market, Chevrolet responded in 2015 with the City Express. For 2017, this minivan is expected to differ little from the ori...
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2017 Buick Encore Preview A best-selling compact crossover for the past 2 years, Buick’s 5-passenger Encore offers a slew of upgrades for the 2017 model year. Among these enhancements are such styling changes as a new winged g...
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2017 Lincoln Navigator Preview After a rather intriguing debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show, Lincoln’s next-gen Navigator, sorry to say, won’t be the part of the 2017 Navigator lineup. For the upcoming year, this full-size 7- or ...
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2017 Cadillac XTS Preview The Cadillac XTS full-size sedan is slated to gain a number of upgrades for the upcoming model year. This plush 5-passenger people-hauler is a favorite with limo services, but its touring-oriented rid...
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic Preview With a big refresh for the 2017 model year, Chevrolet’s Sonic gets a sportier look and some upgrades to its standard and available features. Rest assured, however, that this 5-passenger subcompact ret...
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2017 GMC Savana Cargo Preview Don’t look for the 2017 GMC Savana Cargo full-size van to offer a whole lot of changes from its current version. After a number of upgrades for the 2016 model year, the upcoming year’s Savana Cargo tr...
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2017 GMC Savana Preview Getting a bunch of folks from here to there is what GMC’s Savana full-size passenger van is all about. But the Savana is beginning to show its age, and competitors are beginning to leave it in the dus...
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2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview Chevrolet’s full-size Express Cargo soldiers on as a viable fleet-oriented workhorse for 2017, but the van is showing its age and, according to most reviewers, lacks the refinement and features that t...
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2017 Chevrolet Express Preview Awaiting a complete overhaul in the near future, Chevrolet’s Express full-size passenger van is expected to roll into the 2017 model year with few, if any changes. So it seems safe to expect little mo...
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2017 Ford Expedition Preview Ford's 2017 Expedition dominates an admittedly small segment with its body-on-frame construction, turbocharged powerplant, surprisingly comfortable ride, good looks, and wealth of standard features.
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2017 Chevrolet Spark Preview After a hefty redesign for 2016, which included a new, shorter chassis, a peppier powerplant, and updated technology, the second-generation Chevrolet Spark is slated to carry over pretty much unchange...
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2017 Chevrolet Equinox Preview Though most in the automotive media expected the Chevrolet Equinox to be all-new for 2017, it has received only a few minor upgrades for the upcoming model year, with an anticipated comprehensive rede...
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2017 BMW 6 Series Preview A key player in the luxury midsize sport market, BMW’s 2017 6 Series returns as a 2-door Coupe or Convertible or a 4-door Gran Coupe. According to most reviewers, current 6 Series trims are not as nim...
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2017 Acura RDX Preview The 2017 Acura RDX 5-seat luxury compact crossover is one of the automaker’s top-selling models, and, despite few slated upgrades from the current edition, is expected to again challenge sportier and ...
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg Preview When you think of the German automaker Volkswagen, you picture affordable Euro-style cars like the iconic Beetle, the sporty Golf, or the touring-oriented Jetta and Passat. The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg...
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2016 INFINITI QX80 Preview Based on Nissan's trail-blazing Patrol, the 7- to 8-passenger 2016 Infiniti QX80 full-size 5-door luxury sport ute combines agility, amenities, V8 power, and a handsome profile for the well-heeled roa...
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Preview Despite a relative lack of enthusiasm from most in the automotive media, Mitsubishi returns its pint-size Mirage hatchback to the marketplace for 2017, after a year’s hiatus. Although this affordable ...
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2016 Nissan NV200 Preview Say you’ve got a small business in a big city, where you have to move your equipment or goods around on a regular basis. Chances are you could use the agility, capacity, and fuel efficiency of Nissan’...
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2017 Porsche Macan Preview Slated to go on sale in March 2016, the sporty 2017 Porsche Macan gets a number of enhancements, including a sporty new GTS trim. But this 5-door, 5 passenger Porsche crossover still lacks the cargo s...
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2017 Kia Forte5 Preview Taking some styling cues from its popular Optima sedan, the Korean automaker Kia has refreshed its 2017 Forte5 with a new grille, redesigned headlights and taillights, and additional trim-specific sta...
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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview Those in need of a full-size one-ton pickup with style, features, and comfort might want to wait for the redesigned and up-powered 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty, scheduled to go on sale in fall 2016. The...
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2017 Chevrolet Volt Preview After a significant overhaul for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt compact plug-in hybrid hatchback returns with a few additional upgrades. These include seating for 5, an extended all-elec...
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2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Preview After its tolerably successful debut as a 2-seat coupe in 2013, Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage gained an “S” (Sport) designation for 2014 and added a convertible Roadster trim for the 2015 model year. The...
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2016 Aston Martin Rapide Preview At once handsome, powerful, and luxurious, the 2016 Aston Martin Rapide nevertheless comes up a bit short on practicality. If, however, you're at least as interested in the actual driving as you are i...
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2016 Aston Martin DB9 Preview Traditionally among the most exotic of grand touring automobiles, Aston Martin’s DB9 luxury coupe now comes in GT and a special limited-run GT Bond Edition trims, both with a number of styling upgrade...
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2016 Hyundai Azera Preview The Hyundai Azera full-sized 5-passenger sedan returns for 2016 in two trims: the entry-level Base and the up-featured Limited. This affordable 4-door is offered only with front-wheel drive (FWD), and...
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport continues to be pretty much an afterthought in the subcompact crossover market. But this downsized version of the 7-seat Outlander remains an inexpensive 5-passenge...
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2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Preview Often mentioned in the same conversation as Ferrari and Lamborghini, Aston Martin is one of the few genuinely British automakers left. Its luxurious and powerful 2016 Vanquish offers only one notewort...
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2016 Toyota Prius c Preview Need a subcompact hybrid hatchback with surprising room, a truly affordable MSRP, and a healthy dose of standard features? Check out the 2016 Toyota Prius c. It may not be the quickest off the line--i...
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2016 Lincoln MKT Preview The 2016 Lincoln MKT might not be the first luxury crossover that comes to mind, but it's nevertheless capable and upscale, able to rival some of the best from Europe and Asia. And though it may be sh...
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2016 Nissan Quest Preview Though handsome, well-equipped, and driver-friendly, Nissan’s 2016 Quest still lacks the utilitarian aspects that characterize most of its rivals. For example, this 5-door midsize minivan only seats 7...
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2016 Kia Cadenza Preview Though it will never be confused with a luxury European sports sedan, the 2016 Kia Cadenza full-size 4-door lives up to its premium billing. Roomy (at least up front), quiet, powerful, and distinctly ...
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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Preview It seems that lately the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has become somewhat of an afterthought in the marketplace, and its 2016 Lancer 5-passenger compact sedan may partly indicate why. Though competen...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Preview Looking just like what it was intended to be--Germany’s answer to the Humvee--Mercedes-Benz’s 2016 G-Class still seems wildly out of place trundling through midtown Manhattan. But this rugged full-siz...
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2016 Nissan NV Passenger Preview The full-size commercial passenger van has suddenly become popular, and Nissan’s 12-seat 2016 NV Passenger is trying to take advantage. Unlike its NV Cargo sibling, the NV Passenger is offered in only...
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2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Preview Aston Martin is not ordinarily the first name that pops up when discussion turns to Euro-style sporty 2-seaters. But its 2016 V8 Vantage offers a relatively inexpensive sports coupe and roadster that ...
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2016 Ford Taurus Preview Once upon a time, the Ford Motor Company faced extinction. Then along came the revolutionary Ford Taurus, and the rest is history. For 2016, this full-size, 5-passenger quasi-luxury sedan is in its zi...
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Preview Chevy said they’d do it and they did. Despite a barely averted economic meltdown, vague, almost disingenuous advertising and nearly insurmountable technical obstacles, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt indicate...
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2016 Toyota Yaris Preview Though a pleasant enough commuter car, the 2016 Toyota Yaris subcompact hatchback remains distinctive for its notable lack of distinction in this competitive niche. All of which is not to say that the...
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2016 Honda CR-Z Preview Though it’s not immensely practical, the 2-passenger 2016 Honda CR-Z might nevertheless appeal to those who want a semi-sporty fuel-efficient hybrid commuter with enough toting space for a couple of g...
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2016 Nissan NV Cargo Preview Not to be outdone in the lucrative full-size cargo van market, Nissan introduced the surprisingly capable NV Cargo some 4 years ago. For 2016, this 2-seat workhorse is again offered with two roof heig...
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2016 Lexus LS 600h L Preview Make no mistake; the 2016 Lexus LS 600h L, flagship of the Toyota-owned Lexus lineup, remains one heck of a nice full-size 4-passenger hybrid sedan. But according to most in the media, its relatively ...
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2016 Lexus LS 460 Preview As the flagship of Lexus’ sedan fleet, the 2016 LS 460 comes loaded with cabin amenities, V8 power, 18 cubic feet of trunk space, and, of course, a hefty price tag. It also offers standard rear-wheel ...
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2016 Ford Flex Preview Word from Ford is that the 2016 Flex won’t be going on sale until January 2016. Word from reviewers is that except for some minor tweaks, the upcoming year’s Flex is essentially unchanged from the cur...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview Need a Euro-styled cargo van with turbodiesel power, available 4-wheel drive, and plenty of headroom? Take a look at the 3-passenger 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo, originally introduced to the U.S...
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2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Preview The Toyota Land Cruiser full-size SUV, one of Toyota's leading luxury models, enters the 2016 model year sporting a subtle new look and a number of upgrades. But although the 2016 Land Cruiser retains...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview The full-size Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van returns for 2016 with a standard 12-passenger arrangement that can be expanded to a total passenger capacity of 19, perfect for upscale limousine services. Ess...
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2015 Ford Explorer Preview When it first appeared, Ford’s rugged Explorer helped launch the legendary sport-utility craze, much of which has since evolved into the more family- and fuel-friendly crossover segment. Thus the 2015...
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2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview If you’ve got some serious towing and hauling to do, the 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD might be a good pick. This three-quarter-ton full-size pickup doesn’t skimp on power or performance, and it offers some ...
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2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview The GMC Sierra 3500HD returns to the heavy-duty pickup segment for 2016, again up against the likes of Ford’s F-350 and Ram’s 3500. This full-size pickup is offered in 3 cab configurations: the 3-pass...
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview For the folks who want to tow and haul oversize loads and look good doing it, Chevrolet offers its 2016 Silverado 3500HD. This full-size (1 ton) heavy-duty pickup received a significant redesign for t...
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview Today’s full-size heavy-duty pickup truck is a far different animal from years past. Take Chevrolet’s 2016 Silverado 2500HD, for instance. After a hefty redesign for 2015, the 2500HD returns for 2016 ...
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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview The half-ton pickup truck is easily one of the most popular vehicles here in the U.S., and GMC’s 2016 Sierra 1500 lineup certainly does the segment proud. Again offered with a handsome profile and a c...
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Preview Again ready to take on Ford and Ram in the U.S. full-size truck market, Chevrolet’s 2016 Silverado 1500 pickup gets a new, more muscular look, added technology options, and more of its trims will be a...
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2016 Lexus LX 570 Preview It’s big, bold, and beautiful, but the 2016 Lexus LX570 won’t win any prizes for fuel efficiency, and its third-row seating remains cramped and unable to fold flat. But on the plus side, this 8-passen...
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2016 Chrysler 300 Preview Looking for a comfortable and potent commuter that doubles as an urban legend? Check out the 2016 Chrysler 300. An immediate hit with both the automotive media and virtually every owner since its debu...
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2016 Lexus GX Preview Packed with posh and style, the 2016 Lexus GX 460 is also a rugged and sure-footed midsize SUV that seats up to 7 and offers truck-like body-on-frame construction and full-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cap...
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2016 Nissan Versa Note Preview It won’t win any prizes for luxury or personality, but Nissan’s 2016 Versa Note is an inexpensive family- and commuter-oriented sub-compact hatchback that perfectly complements its Versa sedan sibling...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Preview When a Sprinter is just too big and too expensive, but, say, a Ford Transit Connect is a little too small, then maybe the debuting 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo van is the right fit your small busin...
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2016 Toyota Highlander Preview Always a player in the midsize crossover market, Toyota’s 2016 Highlander returns with only a single noteworthy upgrade. The once optional Towing package, with a heavy-duty radiator, 200-watt fan coup...
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2016 Scion tC Preview Scion’s 2016 tC once again confuses both the media and the public as to whether it’s a coupe or a hatchback. But this compact family-hauler continues to offer seating for 4, abundant features, and a s...
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2016 Nissan Versa Preview You won’t get a lot of frills with the 2016 Nissan Versa sedan, but if you're looking for a cheap commute or for your kid’s first car, it may be just the ticket. This 5-passenger compact 4-door offers...
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2016 Lexus ES 300h Preview Those looking for a plush commute without excessive fuel usage and emissions anxiety might want to check out the 2016 Lexus ES 300h midsize entry-level-luxury hybrid sedan. This 5-passenger 4-door off...
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2016 Kia Soul EV Preview If you’re looking to be particularly eco-friendly during your daily commute or your trip to the mall, Kia’s 2016 Soul EV compact 5-passenger, 5-door all-electric wagon might be a wise choice. The upco...
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2016 Kia Forte Preview Kia builds on its reputation for value and family-friendliness with the 2016 Forte lineup. This compact 5-seater is again available as either a sedan or hatchback (Forte5), with its coupe variant (Kou...
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2016 Volkswagen Eos Preview The rumored discontinuation of Volkswagen’s Eos high-end hardtop convertible after the 2015 model year was, apparently, a bit premature. Yep, the Eos is back! But for 2016, this 2-door, 4-seat drop-to...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Preview Tailored to the true luxury drop-top fan, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class returns for 2016 with a few changes to its base trim. The 2-seat compact hardtop convertible roadster offers a choice of 3 engines...
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2016 Jaguar XJR Preview For those who have a need for speed, and want more than just a touch of class in their daily commute or that trip to the theater, Jaguar once again offers its sporty and powerful XJR for 2016. This 5-...
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Despite a price drop of nearly $1,400 for its entry-level trim, Volkswagen’s 2016 Tiguan 5-passenger, 5-door compact crossover still packs a pretty hefty base MSRP compared to its closest rivals. But ...
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2016 Bentley Continental GT Preview Traditionally a symbol of wealth and prestige, the 2016 Bentley Continental GT also happens to be the British luxury automaker’s flagship model. The high-end 4-passenger coupe features standard all-wh...
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2016 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview Though Jaguar would have us think that the comparatively low sales figures for its flagship XJ Series sedan indicate a certain exclusivity, the fact is that this high-end 4-door is simply not quite up...
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2016 Volkswagen CC Preview Back in 2009, Volkswagen decided to make its high-end Passat sedan swoopier, sleeker, and sportier, and the result became the Volkswagen CC. The 5-passenger CC sedan returns for the 2016 model year pr...
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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Preview The Age of Aquarius lives on (sort of) in Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle. The 2-door, 4-passenger hatchback returns for the 2016 model year in both coupe and convertible form, with either a turbocharged g...
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2016 GMC Savana Cargo Preview Distinctly retro, but decidedly capable, GMC’s 2016 Savana Cargo van offers business owners a full-size load hauler that can seat 2 (or 5 in the debuting Crew Cargo Van), with a choice of V8 powerplan...
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2016 GMC Savana Preview Despite an outdated exterior design and fuel efficiency numbers reminiscent of a 1970’s muscle car, GMC’s 2016 Savana full-size passenger van will at least continue to haul up to 15 folks from here to...
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2015 Chevrolet Traverse Preview For those practical types with larger families or a lot of car-less officemates or who just won’t be caught dead in a minivan, the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is right down your alley. This full-size cros...
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2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview Need a full-size work van for a livable price? Check out the 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo, scheduled to go on sale this fall. Be advised, however, that this is a pretty basic 2-passenger, 3-door van, ...
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2016 Chevrolet Express Preview When folks talk about a basic full-size passenger van, chances are they’re thinking of the venerable Chevrolet Express. The 2016 Express does bring a few upgrades, but it remains primarily an 8- to 15...
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2016 Ford C-Max Preview Perhaps Ford is trying a little too hard with the C-Max. Its 2016 C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi compact wagons appear to be aimed directly at Toyota’s Prius V and Prius Plug-In duo, and while the C-Ma...
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2016 Jeep Patriot Preview The value-filled Patriot isn't done yet, despite ongoing rumors over the past 2 years that Jeep would drop it from the lineup. For 2016, this 5-seat, 5-door compact crossover gets a new trim and even ...
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2016 Buick Encore Preview Quietly entering its fourth year of production, Buick’s 2016 Encore 5-door, 5-passenger compact crossover will debut a new trim when it goes on sale this fall. Look for three new colors--River Rock Me...
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2016 Dodge Journey Preview Face it: the market for affordable, well-equipped midsize crossovers is (to put it politely) a bit crowded. So the 2016 Dodge Journey will face some serious competition when it goes on sale this fall....
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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Preview Chrysler revolutionized the auto industry when it introduced the minivan concept in 1983. The 2016 Chrysler Town & Country continues to offer a competent ride, plenty of features, and the traditional ...
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2016 Buick Regal Preview When considering a spiffy high-end sedan for an affordable price, take a look at Buick’s 2016 Regal when it goes on sale in the fall of this year. This 5-seat, 4-door commuter-scooter offers solid per...
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2016 INFINITI QX70 Preview If you’re willing to trade some utility for a bit more driving fun from your midsize luxury crossover, take a look at the 2016 Infiniti QX70. Loaded with bells and whistles, packing a V6 powerplant, o...
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2016 Ram 3500 Preview In the escalating battle for best towing power among full-size heavy-duty pickup truck manufacturers, the 2016 Ram 3500 is slated to win again--by just 10 pounds. Contributing to this added muscle are...
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2016 Chrysler 200 Preview Following the success of its legendary 300, Chrysler (heavily subsidized by Fiat) introduced the slightly less expensive, slightly more median family-friendly 200 for the 2011 model year. The 5-passen...
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2016 MINI Cooper Preview Want a drive on the funky side? Check out the 2016 MINI Cooper sub-compact, expected to go on sale this fall. Available as either a 3- or 5-door hatchback (which Cooper often labels “Hardtops”) or an ...
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2016 MINI Cooper Paceman Preview Though oh-so-British in its styling and nameplate, the 2016 MINI Cooper Paceman is actually manufactured by BMW; but that in no way detracts from the road-less-travelled appeal of this 3-door compact ...
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2016 Volvo XC60 Preview Need a compact crossover ute with sharp looks, luxurious features, hefty power, and an impeccable safety record? Take a look at Volvo’s 2016 XC60. This 5-passenger, 5-door mini-ute underwent a signifi...
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2016 Ram 2500 Preview Everyone knows that full-size pickup trucks are getting bigger, fancier, and more powerful by the year. The 2016 Ram 2500, with bells and whistles like leather upholstery, an optional turbodiesel engi...
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2016 MINI Countryman Preview Those wanting to display their uniqueness will doubtless flock once again to their local MINI Cooper dealership this autumn for a look at the 2016 MINI Countryman. Of course, the MINI Cooper brand isn...
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2016 Lincoln Navigator Preview Sure, its look and feel are getting kind of long in the tooth, but the 2016 Lincoln Navigator will tote plenty while simultaneously providing a good view of the road and ample creature comforts. A sig...
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2016 GMC Terrain Preview A little smaller than it once was, GMC’s handy Terrain 5-passenger, 5-door crossover once again occupies its own niche for 2016, at least size-wise. Just a little larger than a compact mini-ute, but n...
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2016 Buick Verano Preview Although it won’t win any prizes for its looks, driving panache, or fuel efficiency, the 5-passenger Buick Verano compact sedan is, nevertheless, a solid choice for the small family on a budget. Expec...
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Preview The Land Rover brand is most often mentioned in conjunction with exploration of the Amazon Basin, Tibetan mountain ranges, and the African interior, but those who would prefer their Rover to offer a p...
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Preview One of the more popular choices in the crossover market is Hyundai’s uber-capable Santa Fe. This 5-door midsize family- and commuter-oriented people-hauler returns for the 2016 model year with a nip h...
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2016 Ford Fiesta Preview Like a successful blind date, Ford's unassuming Fiesta doesn’t cost much, is a lot of fun to hang with, and could lead to a long-term relationship. Furthermore, while the 2016 version of this value-la...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Preview For the well-heeled among us who desire a full-size sport ute with power, plush, panache, and even a bit of practicality, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class might be just the ticket. Sporting 5 doors, 7-...
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2016 Audi A8 Preview When it comes to Euro-styled posh, power, and panache, few rivals beat Audi’s flagship A8 sedan. Despite a hefty list of changes for the 2015 model year, this 5-passenger full-size luxury sedan will s...
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2016 Nissan 370Z Preview Sexy and sinful, Nissan’s 370Z remains an affordable alternative to the Euro-dominated sports coupes and roadsters that cater to the extraordinarily well-heeled. This Asian athlete returns for the 201...
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2016 Ram ProMaster Preview Full-size cargo vans used to be heavy, clunky, styling-challenged gas guzzlers. The 2016 Ram ProMaster is none of those things. With its debut for the 2014 model year, the ProMaster Cargo Van joined s...
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2016 Lincoln MKC Preview Compact but carrying plenty of classy clout, the 2016 Lincoln MKC offers some worthy competition to Asian and European rivals. Now in its sophomore year, this downsized 5-door, 5-passenger crossover w...
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2015 Ford Flex Preview Some folks call it a wagon, some call it a large crossover, but no matter how you label it, Ford’s 2015 Flex brings a distinctive look to either segment. This 7-seat, 5-door, practicality-minded wagon...
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2016 Cadillac SRX Preview Amid rumors of its imminent demise, or at least a hinted XT name change in the near future, the Cadillac SRX entry-level luxury compact crossover nevertheless glides into 2016 continuing to offer 5-pa...
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2016 Ford Transit Connect Preview Folks who just don’t need a full-size van, or even a midsize crossover, might want to check out Ford’s 2016 Transit Connect. Again available as either a 2-passenger cargo van or a 7-seater passenger w...
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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview When a three-quarter-ton full-size pickup doesn’t quite do it, Ford offers its potent 2016 F-350 Super Duty lineup to pull bigger trailers and haul heavier payloads. Furthermore, for the upcoming mode...
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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview Upping the grunt factor over its immensely popular F-150 full-size pickup line, Ford once again offers the three-quarter-ton F-250 Super Duty workhorse for 2016. Taking a cue from its bestselling F-15...
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2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview Believe it or not, there are those who might find Cadillac’s 2016 Escalade a wee bit short on toting totals. For those sultans of space, Caddy’s full-size luxury SUV is again slated to return in its p...
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2016 Cadillac XTS Preview Those seniors among us who simply must have a high-end grandkid-toting land yacht might want to take a look at Cadillac’s 2016 XTS lineup. This well-appointed 5-passenger luxury sedan offers plenty of...
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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Preview Not quite as large (or as expensive) as its Suburban cousin, Chevrolet’s truck-based 2016 Tahoe full-size sport ute nevertheless offers admirable cabin space, 7- to 9-passenger seating in 3 rows, 94.7...
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2016 Cadillac Escalade Preview Popularity is a fickle thing, and Cadillac’s luxury-laden 2016 Escalade full-size sport ute is a case in point. This 7- or 8-passenger 5-door high-end ute gets a number of improvements for the upcomin...
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2016 Chevrolet Suburban Preview Still big and bold, and still intended for a select audience, Chevrolet’s 2016 Suburban full-size SUV balances practicality with value and throws in a bunch of standard perks besides. Although the Sub...
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2016 Chevrolet Trax Preview Owning a car in the big city is a considerably smaller challenge since Chevrolet’s introduction of the Trax subcompact crossover ute for the 2015 model year. For 2016, the Trax lineup will sport few, ...
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2016 Chevrolet Traverse Preview Say you’ve got a bunch of people or a ton of stuff to haul around, but a jumbo-size sport ute’s just too big. Check out Chevrolet’s 2016 Traverse full-size crossover. With 3 rows of seating for 7 pass...
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2016 Chevrolet Impala Preview Back when Chevy re-introduced its full-bodied Impala for the 2000 model year, your grandfather thought he died and went to heaven. The 2016 Impala, on the other hand, is still sort of grandfatherly in...
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2016 Chevrolet City Express Preview Suddenly, pint-size, urban-oriented cargo haulers are hotter than jalapeno peppers. Better late than never, Chevrolet’s 2016 City Express will enter its second year in the fray with few, if any, chang...
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2016 Land Rover LR4 Preview Need to maneuver some small mountains or shallow streams on your commute? You're in luck; Land Rover’s set to showcase its 2016 LR4 in the late summer of 2015. While not quite as rugged as its Range R...
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2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview When there's an especially big job to do, Ford’s 2016 F-450 lineup will have you covered. This 5- or 6-passenger full-size heavy duty pickup once again comes in only a 4-door Crew Cab variant, boastin...
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2016 Buick LaCrosse Preview The winds of change caressing Buick’s flagship LaCrosse luxury full-size sedan are but a mild breeze so far. The perk-toting 2016 LaCrosse remains a 5-passenger higher-mid-management-oriented commuter...
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2016 Buick Enclave Preview Need a luxury-oriented full-size crossover that won’t break the bank? Check out Buick’s 2016 Enclave when it hits dealer showrooms in the summer of 2015. The 7- or 8-passenger Enclave remains a roomy ...
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2016 Ford Transit Passenger Preview In replacing the fabled E-Series passenger wagon in 2015, Ford’s full-size 5-door Transit Passenger carries over its modernized looks, power, and feel essentially unchanged for 2016. Like its late E-S...
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2016 Ford Transit Cargo Preview The positive response to Ford’s full-size Transit Cargo debut for the 2015 model year is expected to carry over for the 2016 versions of this capable and downright civilized heavy hauler. Since Daimle...
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2016 Honda Fit Preview After taking the 2014 model year off, Honda’s micro-size 5-passenger, 5-door Fit compact hatchback came back with a hefty facelift for 2015 and segues into 2016 virtually unchanged. Returning in 3 t...
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2016 Lotus Evora Preview Not the brand it once was, at least here in the U.S., the British automaker Lotus did itself few favors in taking its Evora sports coupe out of circulation over here for the 2015 model year. But that ...
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Preview Not content with a mere upgrading of its legendary M-Class sport-ute lineup, Mercedes-Benz has rebranded this midsize SUV into the GLE-Class for 2016. Oh sure, it’s still a luxury-laden 5-door, 5-pass...
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2016 Ford Expedition Preview When even a full-size crossover just won’t do, check out Ford’s 2016 Expedition for your family-hauling needs. This full-size, truck-based SUV seats 8 in 3 comfortable and roomy rows, boasts all kinds...
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Preview For those mountain dwellers of means, Land Rover offers its 2016 Range Rover full-size 5-passenger, 5-door SUV with some notable upgrades to power and perks. Once again, this high-end sport ute won’t ...
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Preview Toyota brings its RAV4 compact crossover into the 2016 model year with a few nips and tucks, some new techno-bling, and a brand new trim offering. This 5-seat, 5-door compact crossover is now availabl...
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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Preview Hyundai has decided to take the plunge into plug-in hybrid technology by debuting its brand new Sonata Plug-In Hybrid for the 2016 model year. Like the regular Sonata Hybrid, the 5-passenger Sonata Pl...
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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview Hyundai has apparently seen the light, and its Sonata Hybrid is born again for 2016. This 5-passenger midsize gas/electric sedan, once an afterthought in this eco-minded niche, has been given the same...
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2016 Chevrolet Spark Preview For urban-dwelling commuters who want a downsized hatchback, Chevrolet offers its subcompact Spark with some hefty upgrades for 2016. This 5-door, 4-passenger paragon of value sports a new look for th...
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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Preview Due for a comprehensive overhaul in the minds of reviewers, Chevrolet’s 2016 Equinox compact crossover promises more than a few nips and tucks in its attempt to keep up in a dog-eat-dog market. This p...
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2016 Bentley Mulsanne Preview Unadulterated automotive luxury, power, and performance can be summed up in one word: Bentley. And the flagship 2016 Bentley Mulsanne represents the pinnacle of this European automaker’s excellence. A...
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Preview Up till now, when folks talked about Chevy’s Malibu Hybrid, they meant a version of GM’s Eco gasoline-fired 4-cylinder engine slightly modified with the addition of a small electric motor. Chevrolet’s...
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2016 Audi TTS Preview Those who find Audi’s audacious and reworked 2016 TT not quite radical enough can shell out considerably more swag for the similarly re-styled and perk-laden 2016 TTS. Available in either hardtop Coup...
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2016 Porsche Cayenne Preview Not content with offering a premium midsize sport ute that screams from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, reaches over 170 mph on a straight track, and pampers passengers with matchless Euro-luxury, Porsch...
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2016 Acura RLX Preview For a couple of years now, Acura’s posh RLX has been the flagship sedan of this high-end Honda subsidiary. A well-wrought 5-passenger full-size 4-door, which is already in dealer showrooms across the ...
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2016 Acura ILX Preview It looks pretty good on paper, but Acura’s 2016 ILX still won’t likely be a first choice among sport sedan aficionados looking for a compact, luxury 4-door commuter car. But that doesn’t mean that the...
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2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Preview Hyundai’s heady 3-door, 4-passenger 2016 Veloster Turbo compact hatchback shows off a few subtle and not-so-subtle tweaks. Expected to remain available in the sporty Coupe trim and the stripped down R...
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2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Preview Long considered the epitome of automotive distinction, the Rolls-Royce Phantom lineup represents the flagship of this BMW Group member’s luxury offerings. For 2015, the Phantom Drophead Coupe (2-door)...
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2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Preview Long a symbol of wealth, power, and fame, the Rolls-Royce automobile is more than just transportation, and the 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is more than just a Rolls. The Phantom brand represents th...
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2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Preview Those who have truly made it will relegate the black Chevy Tahoe to their minions and order up a 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom. This 4- or 5-passenger full-size luxury sedan remains the flagship of the Rol...
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2016 Hyundai Veloster Preview It looks a little weird, and it's mainly marketed toward the young (or young-at-heart), but Hyundai’s Veloster 3-door compact hatchback gives what's normally considered a blasé market a little pizzazz...
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2016 BMW X3 Preview Got some extra cash on hand and need a family-friendly luxury compact crossover that does everything well? Take a look at BMW’s 5-passenger, 5-door 2016 X3 mini-ute. With 63.3 cubic feet of cargo spac...
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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Preview Cadillac’s brand new addition to the ATS family, the high-performance ATS-V, is set to debut for the 2016 model year. Spicing up the already posh and potent ATS brand, the V will come in compact sedan...
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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview So you like the look and the feel of Hyundai’s Elantra sedan and its coupe sibling, but you need a lot more cargo grunt than the one, and a few more doors than the other. Well, check out the 2016 Elan...
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2016 Audi A6 Preview Although there are a few subtle changes to Audi’s admirable A6 midsize luxury sedan for 2016, it’ll take more than a couple of tire-kicks to find them. Meantime, expect the upcoming version of this 5-...
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2016 BMW X4 Preview Following its debut for the 2015 model year, BMW’s X4 entry-level luxury compact crossover is expected to carry over into 2016 relatively unchanged, except for one important addition to the trim lineu...
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2016 Audi TT Preview Audi brings its relatively venerable TT coupe into the 2016 model year with a few styling upgrades, more power, some added perks, and, doubtless, a slightly higher MSRP. This sporty compact 2-door, wh...
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2015 BMW X5 M Preview Want a semi-tough sport ute that’ll get you back and forth from the antique store or the polo match in record time, while as you sit surrounded by plush appointments? Check out BMW’s performance-orien...
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2016 Ford Fusion Preview Rather than allowing the popular Fusion to lose its state-of-the-art looks and sporty performance edge in the second decade of the century, Ford has given the 2016 Fusion lineup an infusion of styling...
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2016 Ford Fusion Energi Preview Slated to get the same tweaks to its interior and exterior styling as the 2016 Fusion, the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi returns offering plug-in-boosted hybrid fuel efficiency, state-of-the-art techno-good...
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2016 Lincoln MKZ Preview While posh in a grandfatherly way, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ suffers the common drawbacks its lack of European refinement and Asian reliability traditionally garner. Although this 5-seat midsize entry-leve...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Preview The concept seems otherworldly, but Mercedes-Benz actually has a pretty nifty entry-level luxury compact sedan for a price that’s within reach of the average family. After a successful 2014 debut, the...
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2016 Mazda CX-5 Preview Need a value-laden small crossover for work or play? Check out Mazda’s 2016 CX-5. This 5-passenger, 5-door mini-ute comes with a bunch of upgrades for the upcoming model year, including a new grille a...
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2015 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid Preview Need a posh hybrid people-hauler with some serious pep? Take a look at Infiniti’s 2015 QX60 Hybrid midsize luxury crossover. Once known as the JX35, this gas/electric 7-passenger family car offers the...
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2015 Nissan NV Passenger Preview Getting a lift to the airport with all your stuff? Chances are pretty good that your ride will be the 2015 Nissan NV Passenger van. This 12-seat full-size people-hauler looks tough and capable yet civ...
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2015 INFINITI Q60 IPL Preview Why suffer the ordinary styling, agility, posh, and driving panache of Infiniti’s Q60 compact sports-oriented luxury convertible when you can get the Japanese automaker’s super-sporty Q60 IPL drop-top...
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2015 Lexus LS 460 Preview Everyone knows that the Lexus brand represents high-end posh, power, and panache, and the Japanese automaker’s flagship 2015 Lexus LS 460 once again offers a case in point. This 5-passenger full-size ...
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2015 Nissan NV Cargo Preview Offering plenty of passenger and cargo room, a choice of engines, and an unusually well-equipped cabin, the 2015 Nissan NV Cargo full-size work van handles those toting jobs that the once untouchable ...
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2016 Nissan Titan Preview Tired of being low man on the pickup-truck totem pole, Nissan introduced, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, its 2016 Titan light-duty hauler to take on the reigning champs from Ram, Ford, and Chevy. This...
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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview Having decided that a 9-year waiting period is sufficient, Land Rover brings its Discovery brand back to the U.S. for 2015 in the debuting Discovery Sport. This 7-passenger premium midsize sport ute m...
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2015 BMW X6 M Preview More—and less—than your average midsize crossover ute, BMW’s 2015 X6 M offers a ton of posh, power, and performance, but not a wealth of practicality. Adding a bunch of performance-oriented M-branded ...
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2015 Hyundai Azera Preview For those who want a high-end full-size sedan at a reasonable price, Hyundai offers its classy Azera with a freshened look and some extra goodies for 2015. As is traditional, this 5-passenger family/c...
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2015 Chrysler 300 Preview The hugely popular Chrysler 300, though somewhat overshadowed by the 2011 debut of its 200 cousin, gets a healthy redesign for the 2015 model year to kick off its third generation. This 5-passenger fu...
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2015 Lexus LS 600h L Preview Need a plush, potent, and green-leaning ride to work or the theatre? Check out the 2015 Lexus LS 600h L. This 5-passenger full-size luxury hybrid sedan returns with the extra-long LS 460 L chassis, an...
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2015 Nissan Titan Preview Although it's a relative latecomer to the immensely popular full-size pickup market here in the U.S., Nissan’s medium-duty Titan is designed for those who want Japanese reliability along with domestic...
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2015 Toyota Prius v Preview For 2015, Toyota’s Prius v hybrid wagon gets a new, more distinctive look, a brand new trim, and some added room in a cabin that’s both practical and appealing, with cargo-carrying capacity remaining ...
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2015 Scion xB Preview With the demise of Nissan’s once-iconic Cube and Honda’s well-wrought Element, the 2015 Scion xB remains one of a pair of box-shaped compact wagons remaining, with Kia’s popular Soul being the other. ...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Preview Aiming for the small crossover market, Mercedes-Benz introduces the GLA-Class for the 2015 model year. Smaller, less endowed with standard goodies, and a bit less expensive than more exotic offerings ...
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2015 Nissan NV200 Preview Trying to cash in on America’s newfound fondness for urban-oriented small cargo vans, Nissan originally introduced its NV200 for the 2013 model year. For 2015, this 2-seat compact cargo-carrying miniv...
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2015 Nissan Rogue Select Preview Tell folks you just bought a new Nissan Rogue and they’ll likely be impressed. Tell them you got the 2015 Rogue Select, and they’ll abruptly return their attention to their smartphone. The 5-passenger...
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg Preview Stepping away from its traditional role of providing a wagon for the people, Volkswagen brings its luxury-leaning Touareg midsize crossover back for 2015 with a subtle new look, some added techno-safe...
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2015 INFINITI QX80 Preview For drivers who enjoy tooling around in a traditional full-size luxury sport utility behemoth, Infiniti’s 2015 QX80 should fit the bill quite nicely. Once known variously as the QX56 and then simply t...
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2015 Mazda MAZDA5 Preview Need a true minivan, with emphasis on the “mini”? Check out Mazda’s 2015 Mazda5 6-passenger compact minivan. Parking-friendly dimensions and 3 rows of seating mean this downsized people-hauler fits ri...
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2015 Nissan Murano Preview Still looking a little offbeat, but still loaded with value, utility, and posh, Nissan’s next-gen 2015 Murano shows off a bunch of upgrades to looks, roominess, and technology. Nissan has also elevate...
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2015 Lexus RC F Preview Banking on the success of its debuting RC line for 2015, Lexus offers this 4-seat compact luxury coupe in an up-powered RC F trim that pours on the panache for the new model year. Both the V8-powered ...
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2015 INFINITI Q70L Preview Those who feel the standard-length Infiniti Q70 isn’t quite roomy enough can rejoice in the fact that for 2015, this snazzy, if somewhat under-styled 5-passenger midsize luxury sedan debuts in a stret...
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2015 Lexus RC 350 Preview After a 15-year hiatus, Lexus is bringing back the coupe concept with its debuting 2015 RC 350. Based on the automaker’s IS 250/350 sedan, this brand new 2-door luxury compact is slated to seat 4 and ...
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2015 INFINITI Q60 Preview Before the 2014 model year, Infiniti offered a snazzy compact coupe and convertible called the G37. After a highly touted rebranding effort begun in 2014, this same 4-passenger luxury performance car,...
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2015 Lincoln MKT Preview Those in the market for a luxury-oriented full-size wagon could do worse than the 2015 Lincoln MKT. Unfortunately, they could do better, as well. With a profile that reminds some media folks of a hear...
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2015 Hyundai Accent Preview Overcoming a value-conscious debut era that also included the ill-starred Yugo, Hyundai has evolved into star-studded respectability. The Korean automaker’s 2015 Accent is a case in point. Aimed direc...
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2015 INFINITI Q50 Hybrid Preview Introduced for the 2014 model year, Infiniti’s 2015 Q50 Hybrid midsize luxury sport sedan is a competent but far from overwhelming gas/electric complement to its gasoline-only Q50 siblings. The Q50 co...
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2015 Ram ProMaster Preview Perhaps Ram can be forgiven for offering the 2015 Ram ProMaster full-size cargo van in a design that resembles Mercedes-Benz’s capable Sprinter. Chrysler Corp., of which Ram is a subsidiary, was the f...
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2015 Jaguar XJR Preview So you’ve had your eye on a 2015 Jaguar XJ, and your bonus was larger than expected. With that extra cash, perhaps you’ll want to step up to the British/Indian automaker’s flagship 2015 XJR full-size ...
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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Preview Conceived in the mid-‘80s as a traditional body-on-frame SUV, Nissan’s once tough-guy Pathfinder has mellowed into a competent and almost sedan-like midsize crossover. For 2015, this fourth-generation...
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2015 MINI Cooper Coupe Preview Long on funky looks, gas mileage and driving excitement, but a bit short on practicality, the 2-seat 2015 MINI Cooper Coupe sports a few minor changes to its 3 returning trims. Offered with a hatchbac...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Preview They’re kind of pokey, they take forever to charge, range is still fairly limited and the typical MSRP is considerably higher than the average gasoline-burning compact family automobile's, but the all...
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2015 Lincoln MKS Preview Despite failing to maintain the prestige it once had, Lincoln continues to offer reasonably priced luxury automobiles that are long on posh and ride comfort but comparatively short on performance and ...
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2015 Lexus GS Hybrid Preview Lexus, since 2007, has had a pretty nifty hybrid screamer out there with its GS 450h midsize luxury performance sedan. For 2015, the Japanese automaker (and Toyota subsidiary) adds an available F Spor...
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2015 Lexus GS 350 Preview Automobiles such as the 2015 Lexus GS 350 show us that the Japanese, though relative latecomers to the high-end sport sedan market, can seriously compete with the traditional European luxury performan...
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2015 Kia Sedona Preview The 2014 Kia Sedona brought a few cries of “foul” from reviewers when it was re-introduced still looking unrefreshed after a one-year vacation. There was, however, a method to the Korean automaker’s m...
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2015 Dodge Durango Preview Those looking for a tough, good-looking and value-laden full-size crossover could do a lot worse than the 2015 Dodge Durango. This hefty 5-door people-hauler comes standard with 7-passenger capacity i...
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2015 INFINITI Q40 Preview After a one-year timeout, Infiniti again offers its value-packed G37, but for 2015 it’s been renamed the Q40. The newly re-branded Q40 is a 5-seat, sport-oriented midsize luxury sedan that’s touted by...
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2015 Chevrolet City Express Preview What’s in a name? In the case of Chevrolet’s debuting 2015 City Express, pretty much everything. Offered as an alternative to Ford’s popular and useful Transit Connect, the 2-seat City Express, which ...
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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Preview Taking its popular Range Rover sport-ute concept into the high-performance realm, Land Rover once again offers its Range Rover Sport for the 2015 model year. This midsize 5-passenger SUV remains an en...
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2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Preview Introduced for the 2012 model year, Toyota’s Prius Plug-In improved on its traditional hybrid sibling by adding a plug-in rechargeable battery pack for up to 11 miles of all-electric cruising range. T...
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2015 Lamborghini Aventador Preview Looking like Salvador Dali’s interpretation of a Ninja Turtle, Lamborghini’s 2015 Aventador continues to draw admiring stares, even when standing still. This 2-seat dream machine returns to underline ...
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2015 BMW M5 Preview When BMW’s 5 Series is appealing but not quite potent enough, take things a step further with the 2015 BMW M5 midsize luxury performance sedan. This 5-seat super-commuter car is in its sixth generatio...
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2015 Honda Crosstour Preview Once a member of Honda’s well-conceived Accord sedan family, the 2015 Honda Crosstour is, since 2010, sort of a style-challenged mongrel. Labeled a 5-passenger midsize hatchback, this niche-defying pe...
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2015 INFINITI Q70 Preview It may be a bit frayed around the edges, but the 2015 Infiniti Q70 luxury sedan still offers a viable alternative to, for instance, Bimmer’s 5 Series or Mercedes’ E-Class. The 5-passenger Q70, Infinit...
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2015 Kia Cadenza Preview Unabashedly aiming for the high-end market, Kia offers its 2015 Cadenza full-size premium sedan to those who want an admirably luxurious family sedan with a sporty look and a livable MSRP. This handso...
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2015 Cadillac ELR Preview For those environmentally conscious commuters who want some posh in their green-leaning ride, Cadillac’s 2015 ELR might be just the thing. Introduced for the 2014 model year, this 4-passenger compact ...
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2015 Nissan Xterra Preview Need to climb mountains or traverse riverbeds on a regular basis? Nissan’s 2015 Xterra midsize SUV can do that. This 5-passenger, 4-door terrain tamer isn’t the most refined mudder on the market, nor ...
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2015 BMW 5 Series Preview In 2011, BMW decided to tweak its 5 Series sedan lineup to push posh over performance. The 2015 offerings of the distinctive 5 Series lineup again reflect Bimmer’s “told-you-so” attitude. This 5-seat ...
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2015 Mazda CX-9 Preview Capable and roomy, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover offers a low-cost alternative to the hulking body-on-frame sport ute in this era of downsized utility. This popular CUV also boasts seating for...
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2015 Nissan Frontier Preview Compact pickups are making somewhat of a resurgence these days, and the 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of the reasons why. Available in 2 bed lengths, a standard 5-foot bed or the 6.1-foot long bed, as w...
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2015 Nissan 370Z Preview Want an affordable sports car with a respectable pedigree? Take a look at Nissan’s 2015 370Z. This 2-seat compact getaway car comes in 3 styles, a hard-top coupe, a soft-top convertible (also known as...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Preview Among the premier drop-top roadrunners flogging the world’s asphalt is the venerable Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. For 2015, this ultra-posh 2-seat potentate gains a V6-powered linemate in the debuting SL40...
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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Preview Say goodbye to Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution after the 2015 model year. The Japanese automaker, claiming they’re “going in a different direction," will cease production on this 5-passenger compact spo...
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2015 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Preview Unique and classy, as well as plush and potent, are only a sampling of the terms applicable to the niche-defying 2015 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. Variously described as a sporty and luxurious midsize h...
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2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Preview Need a little more practicality than you see in BMW’s 3 Series sedan, but the 3 Series wagon still doesn’t turn you on? Check out the 2015 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. A little longer, a little higher a...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Preview For those who want a reasonably priced, luxury-laden hardtop convertible for commuting, errand running or just a kick-butt drive through the country with a significant other, the 2015 Mercedes Benz SL...
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2015 Honda Accord Coupe Preview Refreshingly uncomplicated, handsome, powerful enough for America’s most deserted highways and engagingly nimble, the midsize 2015 Honda Accord Coupe does everything its sedan sibling does, only with ...
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2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Preview When folks are talking about luxurious off-road adventures—meaning rock-climbing, gully-traversing, sand-shushing, ultra-backwoods bushwhacking, all that—Toyota’s Land Cruiser usually enters the conve...
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2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Preview For those thinking green-leaning, gas-saving, passenger-toting utility, the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid might be just the thing. This 7-passenger midsize gas/electric crossover sports 3 rows of seat...
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2015 Toyota Highlander Preview Having entered its third generation with a hefty reworking in 2014, Toyota’s capable Highlander midsize crossover ute enters the 2015 model year with no noteworthy changes. It remains, therefore, a 7-...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Preview Originally developed some three and a half decades ago for military use, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has endeared itself to those who have taken retro-tough to a whole new level. Again for 2015 this 5-p...
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2015 Audi RS 7 Preview This power-packed 4-seat Audi, based on the more sedate A7 and borrowing some athleticism from its S7 stablemate, looks mighty fine even as it shouts “elite” from the newly upgraded grille to the debu...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Preview Got a middling size family and need a luxury ride with some trailblazing capability? Take a look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class midsize 5-passenger crossover. This high-end mini- ute flaunts the ca...
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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Preview Although it lacks the cachet of, say, Lexus or Acura or Infiniti, Mitsubishi does have a solid reputation for producing family-oriented, value-laden economy cars. The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is a case ...
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2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Preview Say so long to Cadillac’s CTS-V Coupe after the 2015 model year. A production run of 500 of these 4-passenger full-size luxury performance coupes in late 2014 signals the end of the line as Caddy gear...
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2015 Toyota Sequoia Preview Thinking big, automotive-wise, ought to include thoughts on the 2015 Toyota Sequoia. This full-size 8-passenger SUV carries itself quite regally on Toyota’s Tundra pickup platform, sports 3 rows of se...
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2015 Toyota Avalon Preview It’s been said since the year 2013 that Toyota’s upscale Avalon sedan is not your father’s Avalon. A major redesign that year means the 2015 version finally looks like it belongs in the twenty-first c...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview The successful business owner needing a full-size delivery vehicle for 2015 could do a lot worse than the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo van. The operative word here is “successful,” since these sizable...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Preview Need a compact luxury crossover for the commute or those trips to the mall? Take a look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Although this pint-size ute currently packs 5 folks in admittedly tight qua...
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2013 Ford Fusion Energi Preview For those who want to lean greener than mere hybrid technology allows, there are a number of alternatives available these days. Among these choices, and doubtless inspired by Chevy’s electric-centric ...
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2015 Audi S3 Preview Right from the get-go, it’s obvious that Audi’s debuting 2015 S3 sedan is a sport-packing alternative to that run-of-the-mill, but nonetheless quasi-posh A3. Sure, the new S3 looks very similar to its...
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2015 Audi SQ5 Preview Those for whom Audi’s capable and posh Q5 compact luxury crossover just isn’t peppy or sporty enough will soon be able to stroll over to the 2015 SQ5 3.0T Quattro and perhaps discover that high-end co...
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2015 Audi Q7 Preview Yeah, it’s looking a bit frayed around the edges, but Audi’s Q7 full-size luxury crossover still hangs with the best of ‘em for 2015. Rumored to be in line for a hefty (and overdue) makeover, possibly...
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2015 Audi S4 Preview If the daily commute or that quick trip to the mall demands a little more power and agility than is found in Audi’s relatively staid A4 sedan, check out the German automaker’s 2015 S4 offering. Riding...
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2015 Ram 3500 Preview Got some heavy hauling to do, and you want to look good doing it? Run, don’t walk to your nearest Ram dealership and take a look at the 2015 Ram 3500 lineup. This one-ton hunk of American-made (well, ...
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2015 Ram 2500 Preview Continuing to pick away at Ford’s vaunted pickup-truck supremacy, the 2015 Ram 2500 remains one of the most utilitarian not to mention one of the best looking trucks you can buy. This three-quarter-to...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview With its acres of potential cargo capacity, seating for up to 12 in 4 rows and, of course, the cachet of the Mercedes-Benz moniker, 2015’s full-size Sprinter passenger van offerings bring a comparativ...
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2015 Chevrolet SS Preview Yearning for a full-size, V8-powered muscle sedan? Then check out Chevrolet’s 2015 SS. In its 2014 debut, this hefty Chevy boasted seating for 5 as well as a jumbo 16.4-cubic-foot trunk, and among not...
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2015 Hyundai Equus Preview How, you might ask, can a Hyundai be compared to, for instance, a Lexus, a Mercedes or an Audi? Well, the 2015 Hyundai Equus full-size luxury sedan is how. While it may not carry the cachet of those E...
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview While it may not get the airtime of, say, Ford’s illustrious Fusion hybrid, Hyundai has a pretty good thing going with its 2015 Sonata Hybrid. A heady driving experience is but one of the upsides to t...
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2015 MINI Roadster Preview Want to impress your date/husband/wife with a 2-seat, 2-door Euro-styled drop-top? Take a look at MINI’s 2015 Cooper Roadster. But do it soon, because the Roadster, along with its Paceman and Coupe co...
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2015 Ford C-Max Preview In taking aim at the presently premier hybrid on the market, Toyota’s illustrious Prius, Ford again unleashes its capable C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi gas-electric duo for the 2015 model year. Both t...
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2015 Ford Transit Connect Preview Despite its legendary flexibility, utility and agility, try not to call Ford’s 2015 Transit Connect a minivan in front of any of the automaker’s marketing folks. Apparently the accepted description of...
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2015 Lexus GX Preview Packing a profusion of pure posh, full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD) and V8 power, the 2015 Lexus GX 460 returns prepared to face the challenges of the daily commute or that titillating trip into the backw...
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2015 Land Rover LR2 Preview Get your 2015 Land Rover LR2 as soon as it arrives in dealer showrooms, because after this year, it’s history! That’s right—for better or worse, this compact 5-seat luxury crossover is slated to be re...
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2015 Lexus LX 570 Preview The full-size luxury SUV lives and can be found at your Lexus dealer in the form of the 2015 LX 570. Based on Toyota’s brawny body-on-frame Land Cruiser foundation, this plush Lexus sport ute again of...
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2015 Porsche Panamera Preview For the well-heeled executive, Porsche again offers its subtly over-the-top Panamera sedan for 2015. After some significant styling, power and interior upgrades in 2014, this plush 4-passenger 4-door ...
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2015 GMC Savana Cargo Preview Looking like it came straight out of a 1980’s showroom, the 2015 GMC Savana Cargo van nevertheless reflects at least a few modern automotive advancements, but alas, fuel-efficiency and svelte lines ar...
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2015 Chevrolet Express Preview Providing basic transportation for 12 is once again the prime function of Chevrolet’s 2015 full-size Express passenger van. Actually, seating for anywhere from 8 to 15 people can be arranged in this b...
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2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview It might look elderly and staid, altogether unfit for 21st-century sensibilities, but the 2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo full-size van totes a lot of stuff and doesn’t break a sweat. Boasting a standard...
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2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid Preview Keeping in mind the luxury-loving, eco-minded, fuel-budget-conscious commuter with a small family, Audi returns its popular Q5 2.0T Quattro Prestige Hybrid for 2015. Essentially unchanged from 2014, t...
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2015 Buick Encore Preview Not exactly known for innovation, Buick has nonetheless broken new ground with its downsized Encore subcompact crossover. For 2015, this urban warrior, now entering its third year of production, remai...
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2015 Ram C/V Preview It may look like a no-nonsense version of a Chrysler Grand Caravan, but Ram’s 2015 C/V (cargo van) returns offering the urban-dwelling small business owner a value-laden quasi-heavy-hauler while provi...
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Preview If you’re going to go big, you might as well go for beautiful and brash, too. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class full-size luxury SUV certainly offers all that, plus 7-passenger seating in 3 rows, 93.8 c...
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2015 Lincoln MKX Preview Everyone knows Lincoln offers high-end versions of more than a few of its Ford counterparts, and the 2015 Lincoln MKX is, alas, no exception. In resembling more and more its constantly evolving Ford E...
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2015 Cadillac XTS Preview When handsome looks, stylish comfort, stately handling, over-the-top safety features, available turbocharged V6 power and a hefty serving of techno-marvels all come together, the result is Cadillac’s ...
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2015 Porsche Cayenne Preview Porsche has given its posh and performance-driven Cayenne a hefty refresh for the 2015 model year. The most noteworthy changes are mechanical and thereby lead to a more streamlined trim lineup, but a ...
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2015 Hyundai Tucson Preview Focusing on why a compact crossover ute was conceived, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson offers a sedan-like ride, some sexy curves and passels of value-laden utility to the growing family. Be advised that it w...
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2015 smart fortwo Preview For such a pint-size commuter car, the 2015 smart fortwo is generating some full-size buzz. The redesigned and re-powered third generation of this 2-seat ultra-subcompact city slicker is set to debut ...
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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview Value-laden, smooth-riding, quiet, well-equipped—all these terms describe the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 5-seat compact crossover. A fairly roomy cabin also comes with this pint-size quasi-ute, a...
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2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Preview For those who need a fleet-oriented compact crossover to transport just plain folks (or just plain cargo) and for whom a blacked-out Tahoe is just a tad over the top, Chevrolet offers its 2015 Captiva...
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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman Preview Should you want your ride long on funk (and price) and have little need for practicality, check out MINI’s 2015 Cooper Paceman subcompact 3-door hatchback. Seating 4 folks, with those in the rear on t...
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2015 Land Rover LR4 Preview For those who enjoy taming the badlands but have to be pampered while doing it, Land Rover’s laudable 2015 LR4 is just the ticket. This luxury-laden 5- to 7-passenger midsize SUV again boasts extensiv...
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2015 GMC Savana Preview Got lots of undemanding folks to tote from here to there? Take a look at the full-size 2015 GMC Savana passenger van lineup. A cornucopia of seating configurations offers a place for up to 15 passenge...
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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Preview Not content with developing one of the more powerful and agile sports coupes sold in the U.S., the folks at Aston Martin have, for the 2015 model year, introduced the V12 Vantage S Roadster convertibl...
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2015 MINI Countryman Preview Yeah, it still bears the MINI logo, but the 2015 MINI Countryman isn’t as “mini” as the name implies. But that’s not a bad thing. This compact and unique crossover/wagon remains distinctively Cooper-e...
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2015 Audi Q5 Preview Capable as well as plush, potent as well as cavernous (relatively speaking), with sedan-like ride and handling characteristics, Audi’s 2015 Q5 compact luxury crossover lineup returns to rave reviews a...
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2015 Toyota Yaris Preview Now synonymous with, ahem, basic, inexpensive transportation, Toyota’s Yaris 3- and 5-door subcompact hatchbacks nevertheless get what many in the media call a major refresh for the 2015 model year. B...
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2014 Ford Edge Preview Ford definitely had a better idea with its popular Edge midsize crossover SUV. And after a few small improvements for the 2013 model year, this 5-passenger mainstream mini-ute enters 2014 virtually un...
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2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview What can you say about a value-toting minivan that’s soon to be history? That’s right, as Chrysler/Dodge begins a re-branding program, pointing Dodge vehicles toward the muscle-car crowd, while Chrysl...
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2015 Chrysler Town & Country Preview It may not always get the respect it deserves, but Chrysler’s Town & Country midsize minivan packs a lot of bells and whistles onto its aging frame. And for 2015, the anticipated demise of Dodge’s Gra...
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2015 Kia Rio Preview Let’s say you live in the big city and you have the consequent parking and traffic hassles. Before giving up on a car altogether, check out the 2015 Kia Rio subcompact sedan. This little gem of a fami...
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2015 Kia Rio5 Preview Still packing a ton of value, along with 5 passengers and some 49.8 cubic feet of cargo area (with the rear seatbacks folded), Kia’s nifty Rio5 subcompact 5-door hatchback heads into 2015 relatively u...
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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview For better or worse, Mitsubishi has gone mainstream. Take the 2015 Outlander lineup, for example, where a complete overhaul for the 2014 model year leaves it softer and smoother, more elegant and more...
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2015 Ford Fusion Energi Preview By all accounts, past and present, Ford’s Fusion midsize sedan is a hit. And the 2015 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid 4-door is poised to again add its fair share of eco-friendly posh to that current pop...
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2015 Scion tC Preview With little fanfare, as is its wont, Scion’s sporty tC hatchback comes into 2015 unchanged from its 2014 iteration. But then why would this Toyota spinoff want to change what, despite the brouhaha ove...
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2015 Jeep Patriot Preview Yes, Virginia, there is a 2015 Jeep Patriot. And it’s still priced lower than most 5-seat compact crossover utes. And doubtless, reviewers will speculate once again whether this will finally be the un...
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2015 Nissan Leaf Preview The concept of an all-electric automobile has been around and dismissed for over 150 years. Nissan’s 2015 Leaf, however, is one of a host of efforts on the part of automakers worldwide to clean up the...
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2015 Acura MDX Preview Okay, so you have a hefty bank account and just plain enjoy tooling around in a luxury-laden midsize crossover. Well, the Acura MDX has been pampering, not to mention impressing, folks for 13 years no...
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2015 Dodge Journey Preview Another Dodge product that’s rumored might get dropped soon, the capable Journey soldiers on into 2015, though with few apparent upgrades. There have been some whispers that this roomy midsize crossov...
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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Preview Look for Mazda to trundle its super-popular MX-5 Miata into 2015 with a few extra perks added to this sport-oriented third-generation compact 2-seat convertible. By far the most notable change for the...
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2015 Ford Edge Preview Entering its third generation, Ford’s popular Edge is primped and preened, re-powered and updated for 2015 to expand on U.S. sales and to stand primed for overseas markets. Based on the capable Fusion...
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2015 Kia Forte Koup Preview In its never-ending quest to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack, Kia has labeled its sporty 2-door Euro-styled Forte the Forte Koup. Redesigned in 2014, the coupe/Koup joins its sedan and ha...
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2015 Kia Forte5 Preview Need a capable and inexpensive hatchback for those trips to the mall or toting presentation materials to the office? Check out the 2015 Kia Forte5, aka the Forte 5-Door. This 5-seat Forte compact peop...
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2015 Jeep Cherokee Preview The re-emergence of the Cherokee brand for the 2014 model year officially ended Jeep’s ill-starred romance with its disappointing Liberty offering. The 2015 version of this ultra-capable 5-seat compac...
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2015 Cadillac SRX Preview Often introduced as the Escalade’s little brother, Cadillac’s 2015 SRX is expected to hold its own in the compact luxury crossover market. While offering a downsized variation of the Escalade’s high-e...
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2015 Buick Verano Preview For those who want to drive like an up-and-coming CEO but don’t want to pay like a corporate mogul, Buick’s 2015 Verano compact sedan might be just the ticket. Handsome, peppy, agile and well-appointe...
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2015 Chevrolet Sonic Preview Thinking about getting a smaller sedan for the commute, or a pint-size hatchback for some semi-serious schlepping? You might want to take a look at Chevrolet’s 2015 Sonic lineup. This 5-passenger subc...
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2015 Lincoln Navigator Preview Despite a nip here and a tuck there, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator at first glance still looks like it did 7 years ago. On closer inspection, a few tweaks to the hood, grille and front fascia will be not...
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Once just a little guy doing a big guy’s job, Volkswagen’s next-gen Tiguan compact crossover is slated to grow up a bit for 2015. Hints that this 5-seat family-oriented mini-ute, along with its Golf V...
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2015 Buick Enclave Preview So everyone from urban warrior to rural-route box-holder could use a family oriented full-size crossover, right? Well, Buick is expected to return with its 2015 Enclave lineup in late summer of this y...
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2015 Jeep Compass Preview It seems that Jeep has plans for a few upgrades to its 2015 Compass lineup, but the highly touted introduction of the 2015 Renegade (as a replacement for the now-defunct Patriot) has apparently taken ...
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2015 INFINITI QX70 Preview Want a little more driving panache out of your luxury midsize crossover ute? Check out Infiniti’s 2015 QX70. Yeah, this 5-seat palace of posh drops its V8-toting 5.0 trim for the 2015 model year, leav...
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2015 INFINITI QX50 Preview Rest assured that you won’t be penalized for mistaking Infiniti’s 2015 QX50 for it’s now-defunct EX progenitor. Rebadged in 2014, this 5-seat compact luxury crossover gets few significant changes for ...
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2015 Audi A4 Preview According to those prescient souls among us, Audi is about to take the proverbial bull by the horns and give its 2015 A4 lineup a needed and fairly comprehensive refresh. Just exactly what that entail...
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2014 Nissan Rogue Select Preview As part of a seemingly never-ending and perhaps survival-instinct-motivated quest for unique and distinct packaging and marketing strategies, Nissan has redefined “new and improved” by introducing the...
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2015 GMC Acadia Preview The folks at GMC have the media, and by extension those throngs who covet a hefty, 7- to 8-passenger crossover ute, somewhat excited at hints of a redesign for its 2015 Acadia lineup. Allegedly, a new...
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2015 Buick Regal Preview Okay, the semi-sporty, quasi-posh Buick Regal comes back for 2015 relatively unchanged after some significant upgrades in 2014. Sure, it’s okay to take a nap, but before nodding off, heed the rumors t...
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2015 GMC Terrain Preview It seems that smaller is better, at least according to the folks who make the 2015 GMC Terrain. This 5-passenger, once-midsize crossover is slated to cast aside the old Theta platform in favor of debu...
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2015 Buick LaCrosse Preview Yeah, it’s old and staid, and some say it’s approaching Judgment Day, but Buick’s venerable LaCrosse full-size sedan still keeps on keepin' on for 2015. This 5-seat luxury-oriented family and commuter...
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2015 Nissan Versa Preview Ah, basic transportation; it’s as Japanese as Godzilla… or Nissan’s 2015 Versa sedan. The 5-passenger subcompact Versa will get you to work, to the mall or over to visit the folks with few frills, lit...
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2015 Bentley Continental GTC Preview Those with a couple hundred thousand dollars hanging around for a brand new ultra-high-end touring convertible ought to give the 2015 Bentley Continental GTC a look. This drop-top version of Bentley’s...
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2015 Bentley Continental GT Preview To maintain its reputation as the epitome of class, extravagance, power and just plain posh, VW-owned Bentley Motorworks has given its 2015 version of the plush and potent Continental GT coupe lineup ...
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2015 Volvo XC70 Preview Those for whom a full-size sport ute, or even a crossover ute, may be just a little too much ought to take a look at the 2015 Volvo XC70 wagon. A mild cosmetic and feature refresh for this posh 5-pass...
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2015 Volvo S80 Preview Alas, poor Volvo. The (Chinese-owned) Swedish automaker recently refreshed its S80 5-passenger sedan, yet it remains an also-ran in the midsize luxury 4-door market even into the 2015 model year. Sinc...
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2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview When a regular-size luxury SUV just won’t cut it for hauling family, friends and, oh, maybe a boat, Cadillac offers the redesigned fourth-generation 2015 Escalade ESV. This 7- to 8-passenger high-end ...
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2015 BMW Z4 Preview Looking forward to warm, sunny summer days brings on a yearning for a sporty yet luxury-laden convertible. Well, this spring might be a good time to check out the 2015 BMW Z4. This spiffy midsize 2-se...
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2015 BMW X1 Preview For those couples with a pair of small children, a yen for short vacations and a loathing of parking challenges, BMW brings back its agile X1 compact luxury crossover for 2015. This downsized Sports A...
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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview Ford returns its F-350 Super Duty full-size one-ton pickups with a few tweaks to further confound the 2015 truck wars. Perhaps the most notable improvement to this traditional front-runner is the addi...
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2015 Audi S8 Preview Need a sporty and posh, potent and expensive ride to impress your friends and spice up the commute? Take a look at the 2015 Audi S8 5-passenger full-size luxury sedan. Based on the more plebian A8, Au...
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2015 Audi A8 Preview Traditionally long on agility, not to mention power, posh and, of course, price, Audi’s legendary A8 full-size luxury sedan is slated to get a couple of further tweaks for 2015. Stuff like slightly re...
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2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Preview To realize that luxury can also be efficient and practical, just have a look at the 2015 Lexus RX 450h. This 5-passenger elocution of elegance packs a ton of posh onto its hybrid-powered frame, as wel...
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2014 smart fortwo Preview Ideal for those who reside in the big city and have little faith in public transportation, the 2014 smart fortwo mini car fits just about any small opening, returns proven agility in downtown traffic ...
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2014 Nissan NV Passenger Preview For all you airport schleppers, family-vacation devotees and carpool gurus, Nissan has just what you’re looking for with its full-size 2014 NV Passenger van. Multi-configurable 12-occupant capacity in...
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2014 Nissan NV Cargo Preview Nissan continues to challenge the Ford E-Series, Chevy Express and even Mercedes-Benz’s ground-breaking Sprinter schlep-masters with its 2014 NV Cargo van. Essentially unchanged from its 2013 debut ve...
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2015 GMC Canyon Preview It’s back! The once-maligned GMC Canyon compact light-duty pickup returns to the small-truck wars for the 2015 model year to challenge Toyota’s legendary Tacoma and Nissan’s no-nonsense Frontier. This...
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2015 Jaguar XK-Series Preview Great Britain’s better-known contribution to the upscale sporty coupe and convertible automotive niche is the affordable… sort of… Jaguar XK-Series. However, with Jag’s introduction of its brand new F...
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2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview Big, bold and, especially for those Ford aficionados of the world, beautiful, the 2015 version of Ford’s F-450 Super Duty full-size pickup truck gets a mild refresh, an up-powered turbodiesel, a beefi...
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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview In traditional fashion, Ford keeps the pedal to the metal trying to maintain the status quo in full-size pickup supremacy via the monster-sized 2015 F-250 Super Duty truck lineup. With the addition of...
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2015 GMC Yukon Preview Yes, Virginia, there are still folks who find a full-size, body-on-frame sport ute not only useful, but necessary for tough towing jobs and humping the whole family to grandma's. And again, GMC’s big ...
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2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview Need a good-looking, super-capable full-size one-ton pickup to haul that house (or horse) trailer? Check out GMC’s redesigned 2015 Sierra 3500HD lineup. Its manly profile is now a little bit manlier, ...
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2014 INFINITI Q70 Preview Well, that’s it. Infiniti no longer offers the sporty M sedan. But wait! The crafty folks at Nissan/Infiniti have relabeled their sporty 5-passenger luxury-oriented 4-door for the 2014 model year the ...
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2015 GMC Yukon XL Preview When you need a really big sport ute to haul family, co-workers and friends, not to mention having some hefty towing grunt on tap, GMC has the redesigned Yukon XL full-size body-on-frame SUV ready for...
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2014 Dodge Durango Test Drive Review When most people think of a Dodge Durango, they picture a big, lumbering, old-school SUV that looks like an antique truck from the 1950s or '60s. They aren’t thinking about the current version of the ...
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2013 INFINITI M35 Preview After a well-received 2012 debut, Infiniti brings its sporty and efficient M35 Hybrid sedan into 2013 essentially unchanged. This 5-seat, luxury-oriented midsize 4-door again packs V8 heft with the fu...
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2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview Need a redesigned heavy-duty full-size pickup for those above-average towing and hauling jobs? Check out GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500HD portfolio. A new aerodynamically enhanced profile and a rebuilt interi...
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview Redesigned inside and out, Chevrolet’s 2015 Silverado 3500HD heavy-duty, full-size one-ton pickup will be coming to a construction site near you early in 2014. The unmistakable chiseled profile has be...
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview In the ultra-competitive full-size pickup market, power, payload, passenger perks and plain old trailering capacity just keep getting more impressive. A facelift here and some added perks there don’t ...
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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Preview Well, Honda’s done it again. With the introduction of the new and improved 2014 Accord Hybrid sedan, they’ve gotten the folks at Toyota’s Prius division tearing their hair out at this well-wrought hyb...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview Alas, poor Dodge. Had they managed to hang on to the Sprinter brand, they could have taken advantage of this high-demand vehicle. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo is looking to become the urban d...
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2014 Ford E-Series Wagon Preview The 2014 Ford E-Series Passenger Wagon is now available on a limited basis for those who need to tote a lot of people. This elderly 8- to 15-place people-hauler is essentially unchanged from 2013 (or ...
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2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Preview Hey, what do you know, a Rolls-Royce affordable enough, relatively speaking, that the average multi-millionaire without a manservant (or maidservant) can research and buy this exquisitely wrought auto...
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2014 Mazda MAZDA2 Preview For those embracing, willingly or otherwise, a minimalist lifestyle, Mazda returns its bare-bones Mazda2 5-seat, 5-door compact hatchback to the 2014 small-family-oriented commuter-car wars. Essential...
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2014 Maserati GranTurismo Preview Oh boy! How does one top the superlatives that roll from drool-laden keyboards of media types who attempt to outdo each other in their praise of the 2014 Maserati GranTurismo coupe and drop-top lineup...
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2014 Scion xB Preview The first of the boxy/funky/quirky wagons to be unleashed on an unsuspecting but ultimately receptive public, Scion’s xB 5-seat people hauler sports few changes for 2014. That doesn’t mean, however, t...
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2015 Chevrolet Suburban Preview Believe it or not, some folks still find the need for a full-size, body-on-frame SUV. For larger families, for instance, or perhaps heavier trailer-towing duties, Chevrolet offers its redesigned, next...
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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Preview Who said the days of the full-size SUV are numbered? Chevrolet’s re-designed 2015 Tahoe, in adding a bunch of new styling touches, upgraded safety features and a few added comfort and convenience bell...
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2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview While its non-hybrid siblings get a significant makeover, inside and out, for 2014, Hyundai’s fuel-miserly 2014 Sonata Hybrid has, so far, been relegated to carrying its 2013 typecasting into the next...
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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Preview Like its gas-burning siblings, Toyota’s 2014 Highlander Hybrid enters its third generation with a slightly different look, a few suspension tweaks and some fancy new standard and available cabin bling...
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2014 Lexus CT Hybrid Preview Fulfilling a lately recognized niche, the 2014 Lexus CT 200h offers a 5-seat compact luxury hatchback at a fairly affordable price. Now in its fourth year of production, this spiffy wagon gets some mi...
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2014 Mazda MAZDA5 Preview Got 5 co-workers or half a soccer team or a family of 6 who have to be schlepped to work, play and school? Live in a good-sized city? If you enjoy actual driving rather than just hauling, check out Ma...
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2014 Subaru Outback Preview Legendary as the vehicle that put the Japanese automaker on the map some 20 years ago, Subaru’s Outback wagon enters the 2014 model year with only a few small tweaks differentiating it from its 2013 i...
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Preview After a fairly hefty reworking, Hyundai's 2014 Elantra 5-passenger midsize sedan stands poised to recapture a lion's share of the commuter- and family-oriented automobile dollar. After a fairly fast s...
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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview While there’s been no official word, we can reasonably assume that the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid will receive at least those subtle upgrades to sheet metal and cabin appointments that are ballyhooed for ...
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2014 Kia Optima Preview Kia seems to have lost sight, at least in the minds of a few reviewers, of the old adage: If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. The 2014 Kia Optima 5-place family-oriented sedan has, since the present gene...
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2014 Nissan NV200 Preview Much has been made of the fact that Nissan’s boxy yet bountiful 2014 NV200 taxi, the downsized version of its Ford-Transit-Connect-challenging NV cargo van and passenger wagon, seems destined to becom...
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2014 Maserati Ghibli Preview When you hear the Maserati name, you think old-world luxury, old-world values, old-world durability. Alas, modern economic viability intrudes, thus the company's introduction, or more accurately, its ...
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2014 Toyota Avalon Preview Once a stodgy and antiquated afterthought, the Toyota Avalon now stands at the pinnacle of the affordable family sedan market. A total redesign in 2013 has carried over nicely into the 2014 editions, ...
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2014 Honda Insight Preview You want a small hybrid hatchback to schlep the gang to the office or the kids to soccer practice? Take a look at the 2014 Honda Insight. This 5-seat, 5-door suburban-oriented slicker doesn’t pack a w...
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2014 Honda CR-Z Preview In a nod to its now-departed CRX mentor, Honda’s 2014 CR-Z attempts to offer a sporty yet commuter-oriented compact hybrid hatchback that is indeed sort of fun and certainly saves on gas. However, wit...
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2014 Hyundai Genesis Preview Okay, so you want to drive like a sport without paying like a sport. Check out the 2014 Hyundai Genesis. Though rumored to be on the way out in the not-too-distant future, this full-size 5-seat sedan,...
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2014 Hyundai Accent Preview Traditionally an also-ran in the high-stakes entry-level subcompact sedan and hatchback marketing jousts, the 2014 Hyundai Accent covers both styles adequately, sports a few styling and feature upgrad...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Preview Reminiscent of those ‘70s-era Range Rovers and Land Cruisers that introduced the world to the sport utility vehicle, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has kept its no-nonsense, box-like profile, yet cont...
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2014 Nissan Xterra Preview If your daily commute leads you over the river and through the woods… not to mention those nasty rock-strewn gullies, then take a look at the 2014 Nissan Xterra. A downsized throwback to the oft-malig...
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2014 Hyundai Tucson Preview With an accent on bling-filled journeying, Hyundai’s 2014 Tucson midsize crossover ute offers a little less “ute” but a lot more sport, and therein lies its success. This 5-seat, 5-door mini-hauler pa...
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2014 Nissan Titan Preview When you step into a Nissan showroom and glance at the 2014 Titan full-size pickup standing regally in the spacious center spot, you may think you’ve traveled back in time to 2004, this big truck’s in...
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2014 Mazda CX-9 Preview Perhaps a little too swoopy for some, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 large crossover nevertheless carries 7 folks comfortably in 3 rows of seating and sports a good number of standard creature comforts, especial...
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2014 Nissan Armada Preview For rugged, roomy and trailer-capable transportation, nothing beats a full-size truck-based sport ute. Nissan’s 2014 Armada lineup remains a case in point. Offering seating for 8 in 3 rows, 97.1 cubic...
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2014 Lexus LS 600h L Preview Feeling green, but not willing to give up luxury and performance? Take a look at the 2014 Lexus LS 600h L. Few full-size, 5-passenger hybrid sedans offer the plush, the power or the gas-saving portfol...
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2014 Lexus LX 570 Preview Need a big sport ute to go rock crawling in opulent style while worrying not a whit about the fuel bill? Check out the 2014 Lexus LX 570. With seating for 8 tightly crammed folks in 3 rows and standar...
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2014 Lexus GX Preview Need an ultra-luxurious midsize SUV to impress the neighbors, explore the lower forty, schlep the gang in to work or tote some bulky antiques? Check out the 2014 Lexus GX 460. Enhancements to last yea...
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2014 Lexus GS Hybrid Preview The Lexus GS lineup looks good, handles crisply and scoots circles around its previous generation. And the 2014 Lexus GS 450h, with its hybrid V6 powerplant and active suspension, actually improves th...
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2014 Lexus GS 350 Preview Are those German cars too expensive and over-engineered for you? Check out the 2014 Lexus GS 350. This Japanese-made (Toyota) 5-passenger midsize luxury sedan, already a popular offering in the U.S., ...
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2014 Lexus RX Hybrid Preview Winning friends and influencing people might be a little easier with the 2014 RX 450h offered by Lexus. While it isn’t quite as plush as some of its German contemporaries, this midsize luxury crossove...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Preview There are few better ways of saying “I’ve made it” than driving up in a brand new, 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class midsize luxury SUV. This status-laden 5-place quasi-ute totes all the usual Mercedes perks...
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2014 Toyota Tacoma Preview One of the last manufacturers of handy and popular midsize pickup trucks, Toyota has a winner in its rugged, off-road-capable 2014 Tacoma lineup. This downsized hauler, seriously challenged only by Ni...
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2014 Toyota Sequoia Preview When you absolutely have to get yourself and 7 others there through fair weather or foul, uphill and downstream, in comfort and style, check out the 2014 Toyota Sequoia. Again boasting 3 rows of seati...
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2014 Lexus RX 350 Preview It doesn’t have the cachet of a Mercedes, a Beemer or an Audi, but Lexus keeps coming up with luxury alternatives to those Teutonic titans. A case in point is the eminently reliable and practical RX 3...
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2014 Lincoln Navigator Preview Rumors are swirling that the increasingly retro… or dated, depending on your point of view… Lincoln Navigator is getting a complete redesign in the very near future. Thus far, however, Ford’s luxury-o...
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Preview Knowing they had to keep up with the competition, the folks at Subaru have finally unveiled their first hybrid vehicle in the eminently capable, if not impressively more fuel-efficient 2014 XV Crosstr...
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2014 Subaru Tribeca Preview Although not as popular as its Outback cousins, the 2014 Subaru Tribeca offers one thing that the Outback doesn’t: 3 rows of seats accommodating up to 7 occupants. There’s also a lot to be said for th...
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2014 Ford F-150 Preview Again setting the standard for what a pickup truck should be, the 2014 Ford F-150 half-ton full-size workhorse ought to be in dealer showrooms in late 2013. This perennial leader in its field… not to ...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Preview Packing a lot of posh onto its small-to-midsize frame, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class SUV heads into 2014 essentially unchanged after last year’s comprehensive rework. Once again, this princely down-size...
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2014 Nissan Maxima Preview When the thought of shameless self-promotion via driving around in an Infiniti is just too not-PC, the 2014 Nissan Maxima might be a more socially acceptable alternative. This semi-luxury-oriented 5-p...
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2014 MINI Cooper Paceman Preview The folks at MINI, once so veddy British, have jumped on the overkill bandwagon in taking advantage of cool. The 2014 MINI Cooper Paceman, described as a subcompact 4-passenger hatchback/crossover wit...
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2014 MINI Cooper Clubman Preview What’s bigger than its older brother, but not as big as its younger sibling? The British-designed, German-powered (BMW) 2014 MINI Cooper Clubman is expected to remain some 9 inches longer than its ori...
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2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Preview The traditional terrain-taming, safari-leading, mountain-molding vehicle of choice remains Toyota’s eminently capable Land Cruiser. For 2014 this bruiser of a cruiser returns with the usual load of po...
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2014 Volvo XC90 Preview Despite a fairly comprehensive redesign for 2014, Volvo’s well-wrought XC90 midsize luxury crossover looks freshened on the outside, but remains burdened with what many reviewers call a dated interior...
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2014 Ford Transit Connect Preview According to rumor, a significant change is in the works for Ford’s popular Transit Connect mini work vehicle for the 2014 model year. Rest easy that this unique workaholic will remain available as ei...
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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Preview Despite inspiring some heady off-road adventures, Toyota’s retro-styled 2014 FJ Cruiser is saying sayonara after this year. Apparently the Japanese automaker has decided that its full-size, mainstream...
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Preview The folks at Volkswagen claim their 2014 Jetta SportWagen offers the only diesel-powered station wagon on the market. Possibly that’s so because it’s about the only car on the market that touts itself...
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2014 Lexus LS 460 Preview Packed with posh and ready to once again take on the German auto-making juggernauts, Lexus’ 2014 LS 460 full-size luxury sedan stands pat, tweak-wise and, more importantly, price-wise. Oh, you’ll stil...
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2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview It may be the biggest pickup truck available to individual consumers, yet the 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty, despite prodigious towing and hauling numbers, standard dual rear wheels, 4-wheel drive (4WD) ...
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2014 Honda Ridgeline Preview Sort of a cross between a small pickup and a midsize SUV, Honda’s 2014 Ridgeline is difficult to label. Honda insists this niche-defying, 5-passenger, 4-door Crew-Cab-configured oddball is indeed a tr...
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2014 Honda CR-V Preview Remaining one of the more popular choices in the compact crossover market, the 2014 Honda CR-V is essentially unchanged from last year. Again, this over-achieving mini-ute totes 5 passengers in quasi-...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview Totally redesigned for 2014, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter once again offers a unique high-roof cargo area, turbodiesel power and posh appointments. The latest edition of this ungainly 2- to 12-passenger...
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2014 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid Preview Taking Infiniti’s 2014 re-naming of its JX35 midsize luxury crossover a step further, the brand new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid makes its debut this year alongside its re-titled gasoline-burning QX60 sibling...
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2014 INFINITI QX60 Preview Need a family-friendly, luxury-dedicated midsize SUV? Check out the brand new… well, actually the re-labeled… 2014 Infiniti QX60. Introduced last year as the JX35, this 7-passenger sport ute has falle...
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2014 INFINITI QX70 Preview What’s in a name (change)? In its latest effort to distinguish its sedan lineup from its sport and crossover utes, Infiniti has renamed its FX SUV the QX70 for 2014. Call it what you want, this luxury...
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Preview In a nod to 21st Century sensibilities, the Nissan Pathfinder has been transformed from a terrain-taming sport ute into a sedate and civilized crossover suitable for soccer moms and commuters, mall-ho...
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Preview Once a hefty body-on-frame truck-based SUV, Nissan’s Pathfinder was reinvented some years back as a midsize-to-large crossover utility vehicle. For 2014, this 7-passenger people-hauler rests on its la...
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2014 Lexus ES 300h Preview After a fairly successful debut as the first ES gas-electric offering in 2013, the 5-place 2014 Lexus ES 300h luxury midsize hybrid sedan essentially stands pat in challenging Lincoln’s MKZ Hybrid and...
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2014 Toyota Yaris Preview Yeah, it’s sort of small, and yeah, it’s not going to blow anything away at a green light, but Toyota’s 2014 Yaris subcompact hatchback offers a pleasing blend of versatility, comfort and value that b...
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2014 Ford Expedition Preview Full-size, body-on-frame sport utility vehicles have become wooly mammoths lumbering among a jungle full of parakeets. The 2014 Ford Expedition is one of these ponderous pachyderms, a bulked-up, fuel-...
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2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview Longer than its siblings, with an accompanying increase in passenger and cargo room, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV luxury full-size SUV might be a challenge to fit in the big city, but that’s why the...
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview For those looking for the utility and ruggedness of an SUV, but who don’t need the hassles of a truck-based behemoth, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek compact crossover ought to fill the bill nicely. Base...
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2014 Scion iQ Preview Lilliputian is the first word that comes to mind with a look at Scion’s 2014 iQ 2-door subcompact hatchback. And yet that word could be used advisedly, since this Toyota-based mini-car is significantl...
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2014 Volkswagen Touareg Preview Though ballyhooed as a car for everyman, Volkswagen’s 2014 Touareg midsize crossover certainly isn’t priced like that. However, this 5-passenger people hauler does pack a lot of high-end appearance go...
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Compact and cosmetically gifted, the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan lineup gains an added trim in the semi-sport-oriented R-Line. Added to this smallish 5-seat SUV’s traditional 3 trims, the base S, the up-fe...
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Preview Compact and comfortable, peppy (in its V6-equipped form) and prodigiously equipped, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover isn’t quite as popular as in its infancy, but remains a solid choice in...
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview Need a big pickup for those oversized towing and hauling jobs? Take a look at Chevrolet’s 2014 Silverado 2500HD full-size heavy-duty truck lineup. This hefty and handsome pickup, though not quite as p...
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview One of the more capable big rigs out there short of an 18-wheeler is Chevrolet’s 2014 Silverado 3500HD full-size heavy-duty pickup. Capable enough in standardized form, when this beast is tricked out ...
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2014 Audi SQ5 Preview If the turbocharged Audi Q5 doesn’t quite do it for you, look for its supercharged SQ5 sibling to adorn dealer showrooms in the late summer of 2013. Sporting 5-passenger seating, a sport-tuned suspens...
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2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Preview What looks a little like a shrunken Chevy Equinox, has its roots in a non-existent Saturn and is available only in bulk? Answer: the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport. This compact 5-seat crossover is stri...
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2014 Scion tC Preview Despite all the attention paid to Scion’s heady FR-S, the Toyota spinoff’s 2014 tC compact hatchback coupe continues to offer some serious bang for the buck. The front-wheel-drive-only, 5-seat Scion t...
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2014 Kia Sedona Preview After a year off, the Kia Sedona is back for the 2014 model year. Like the tree in the proverbial uninhabited forest, however, does it make a noise… in this case, sales-wise? Few changes accompany thi...
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2014 GMC Yukon XL Preview Okay, you need the extra cargo-toting capability of an extra-long full-size SUV. Well, the 2014 GMC Yukon XL (extra length) might be worthy of a few tire-kicks. This well-wrought beast offers 222 inch...
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2014 Nissan Versa Preview Among the less expensive new 4-doors available today is the capable, if bland, 2014 Nissan Versa. Along with toting up to 5 folks in its surprisingly roomy cabin, this subcompact sedan offers almost 1...
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2014 Cadillac SRX Preview Want a new Caddy, but need some useful hauling capabilities? Check out the 2014 Cadillac SRX. With this midsize 5-seat luxury crossover offering plenty of posh and some 61.1 cubic feet of cargo-carryi...
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Preview Looking and feeling good after a significant redesign last year, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class luxury midsize SUV stands ready to tote up to 7 people and all their accoutrements wherever a sizable b...
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2013 Ram 3500 Ram Chassis Preview So the standard Ram heavy-duty full-size pickup doesn’t quite fit your hauling needs? Check out the 2013 Ram 3500 Ram Chassis. This workhorse isn’t designed just to tote a few items for that DIY proje...
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2012 GMC Yukon XL Review When you absolutely, positively have to get the biggest sport ute out there, the 2012 GMC Yukon XL is a pretty good choice. Major towing capacities, available 4-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configu...
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2014 Buick Encore Preview Celebrating its second year in production, the 2014 Buick Encore might not be particularly quick, but its pint-size dimensions make it ideal for traffic- and parking-challenged city dwellers. This 5-p...
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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview For those needing at least a taste of the practicality of a crossover with neither the budget nor the parking area for a mid- or full-size version, Mitsubishi’s 2014 Outlander Sport might be just the ...
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2014 Cadillac Escalade Preview Yes, it’s getting a little long in the tooth, but Cadillac’s full-size Escalade luxury SUV keeps on truckin’ for 2014, and continues as one of this high-end automaker’s more distinctive offerings. Bol...
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2014 GMC Terrain Preview In a field loaded with admirable choices, the 2014 GMC Terrain sub-midsize crossover offers a decently feature-laden commuter car and mall hopper. Seating for 5 is complemented by 63.9 cubic feet of c...
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2014 Ram 3500 Preview Have to get some heavy hauling done in style and comfort? Check out the 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 heavy-duty full-size pickup. With an expected suspension reworking and an additional V8 gas engine due for t...
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2014 Ram 2500 Preview A few changes are expected for the 2014 edition of Ram’s well-wrought 2500 full-size heavy-duty pickup truck lineup. Such changes are expected to be highlighted by a new rear link-coil suspension syst...
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2014 Ram C/V Preview Ram claims its 2014 Cargo Van has a bunch of class-leading (i.e., Ford-Transit-beating) payload, towing and warranty stats. And then this commercially oriented, 2-seat, 4-door van goes out and proves ...
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2014 Ram 1500 Preview One of the most versatile and refined pickups on the market is slated to get even better. Look for Ram’s 2014 1500 full-size pickup truck to be offered with a potent and fuel-miserly 3.0-liter EcoDies...
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2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview While the 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD is a more-than-capable heavy-duty three-quarter-ton full-size pickup, in this class of work-oriented transportation, brand loyalty and just plain looks are often the d...
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2014 Dodge Challenger Preview For those into muscle-flexing American retro, Dodge once again offers its Challenger midsize coupe for 2014. This classic 2-door seats 5 and flaunts 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space while remaining avai...
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2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview Need a one-ton full-size heavy-duty pickup to rule the building supply parking lot? Check out the 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty lineup. Not only will it handle all your towing and hauling needs, but it l...
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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview Feeding off its best-selling half-ton F-150 full-size pickup line, Ford Motor Company offers the same rugged styling, potent towing power and state-of-the-art techno-bling in a three-quarter-ton beast...
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2013 Ram 3500 Preview Subtly but effectively redesigned for 2013, the Ram 3500 full-size heavy-duty pickup retains its title as the best-looking brute of the bunch. Most of the aforementioned changes are internal and inclu...
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2013 Ram 2500 Preview Take an already powerful, people-friendly and practical pickup, give it a few added tweaks inside and out, and behold a 2013 Ram 2500 that looks better than ever and rivals Ford for state-of-the-art t...
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Review Nostalgia and uniqueness aside, the hiatus-halting 2012 Volkswagen Beetle offers a low-priced, well-equipped and pleasantly performing first car for the high school grad or a budget-beautifying second...
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2012 Acura RDX Review Although sorely in need of an overhaul, Acura’s once-unique luxury-oriented RDX compact crossover chugs into 2012 with a lower base price than rivals, while still offering a fun drive and enough posh ...
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Review For the 2012 crossover needs of the well-heeled small family, Volkswagen’s slightly re-worked Tiguan lineup provides a rather handsome alternative. Upscale Euro-styling inside and out, along with an u...
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2012 Audi Q5 Review Downsizing Audi’s popular Q7 midsize crossover has resulted in the eminently drivable 2012 Q5 compact crossover. Combining a bit of utility with a lot of luxury, an efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder e...
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2012 Ford Transit Connect Review While those gas-guzzling full-size vans common to America’s highways have their place in the realm of heavy-duty cargo-toting options, Ford’s 2012 Transit Connect uses its maneuverability to go where ...
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2012 Buick Verano Review Buick, touting a more up-to-date sensibility, appears to have a winner in its debuting 2012 Verano lineup. Enough luxury touches to satisfy the average family, as well as a price that won’t strain the...
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2012 Nissan Juke Review Need a small, funky-looking hatchback that’s sort of potent, definitely personable and loaded with driving panache? That’s what Nissan's 2012 Juke hatchback is all about. Not as downright utilitarian ...
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2012 Kia Rio5 Review With a whole new look and feel for 2012, Kia has come up with a gem of a subcompact hatchback with its Rio5 re-do. Those start-up families in need of a practical, economical and good-looking ride coul...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review Spiffy and freshened, and carrying a few added standard goodies, not to mention turbodiesel power and efficiency, as well as a pair of turbocharged V8s, Mercedes-Benz’s 2012 M-Class is a standard for ...
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2013 Nissan Juke Review Suave it’s not, but the 2013 Nissan Juke offers its not-in-Kansas-anymore profile to those who need a small crossover for play more than for work. This downsized crossover works best as a commuter car...
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2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review Loaded with luxury, features and performance, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers a classic blend of power, practicality and plush. Yeah, it costs a lot, but you get a lot, including distinctive sty...
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2013 Buick Verano Review If there’s one thing that Buick’s 2013 Verano compact sedan lineup proves, it’s that compact doesn’t necessarily mean contemptible. This downsized 4-door carries enough bells and whistles to satisfy t...
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2013 Kia Rio5 Review Need a value-laden small hatchback with decent if not overwhelming practicality? Check out Kia’s 2013 Rio5 lineup. With enough amenities to make the drive at least tolerable and some pretty good fuel-...
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2012 Jeep Compass Review Though Jeep’s 2012 Compass compact crossover could use a few more ponies and a few extra standard features, it still offers the budget-minded family plenty of utility and some hefty value. Those folks...
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2012 Hyundai Tucson Review Bottom line, the 2012 Tucson lineup totes the expected features and value, along with some decent performance numbers and slightly… very slightly… improved ride comfort. That Hyundai, however reluctan...
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2012 Nissan Pathfinder Review For those who need the people-hauling practicality and the strong towing and payload capabilities of a truck-based SUV, Nissan’s 2012 Pathfinder should prove worthy. If, however, it's sportiness, ride...
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2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Review If it’s a question of just getting from here to there, the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet does that admirably. Its funky, kind of nerdy look, however, as well as its tepid handling and the lack of ...
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2012 GMC Terrain Review There are more capacious, more agile and more performance-oriented midsize crossovers out there, but GMC’s 2012 Terrain offers a pleasing cabin atmosphere and some hefty mileage numbers, not to mentio...
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2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review With outstanding practicality, laudable fuel economy and now, standard seating for 7, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid represents a better than merely adequate midsize crossover experience. Ignoring ...
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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Review In the automobile manufacturing world, it's a question of advance or die. Toyota's brand-new 2012 Prius Plug-In has all the tools to challenge Chevy's once-unique Volt for over-the-top efficiency and ...
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2012 Toyota Prius v Review Merely the mention of the Prius nameplate is enough to make fuel-frugal freaks salivate. The upsized Prius V, in its debut year, adds some serious versatility, including bulked-up cargo and passenger ...
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2012 Toyota Prius c Review For the eco-minded and the budget-minded, Toyota’s new 2012 Prius C hybrid offers an appealing combination of practical size, chart-topping gas mileage, high-end extra standard features and a low MSRP...
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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review Yes, Hyundai has some things to iron out in its newfangled hybrid powerplant, and yes, the regenerative braking system needs work, but there’s also a lot to like about the 2012 Sonata Hybrid. Tolerabl...
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Review If budget-friendly gas savings are the only motivation for choosing the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid, then have at it. But be aware that this compact crossover offers enough practicality to complement its ...
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Review Chevrolet, thoroughly taken to task with its lackluster Cobalt sedan, has found a winner. The 2012 Cruze lineup offers everything the average family needs in a compact 4-door, including improved gas m...
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2012 Subaru Outback Review Possibly the most value-laden family wagon out there, the 2012 Subaru Outback continues to impress. Utility and style, power and performance, and especially the all-wheel drive traction that’s standar...
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2012 MINI Cooper Clubman Review If something quaint and quirky is on the automotive bucket list, keep the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman in mind. This sporty little hatchback is one of the most fun-to-drive autos in North America, and the...
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2012 Lincoln MKX Review Those who want luxury, practicality and potency at a tolerably affordable price would be well-advised to check out Lincoln’s 2012 MKX. However, bring along a couple of 10-year-olds to help figure out ...
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2012 Nissan Cube Review A noise-laden cabin, cramped rear seating, insipid handling prowess and a funny-looking profile doubtless disappoint uncounted numbers of new-car shoppers. But Nissan’s 2012 Cube offers plenty of attr...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Review Though a tad undersized when compared to some rivals, Mercedes-Benz’s 2012 GLK-Class compact ute still flaunts enough Euro-cachet to appeal to the value-minded, luxury-loving commuter. A well-wrought ...
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2012 Lincoln MKZ Review Fusion confusion often leads to a certain misconception of this entry-level luxury sedan’s true high-end appeal. But there’s no mistaking the plush ride, appealing cabin ambiance and distinctive front...
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2012 Kia Forte Review Despite a few glitches, Kia’s 2012 Forte sedan packs value, front-seat comfort and cargo capacity on a pleasant if somewhat nondescript profile. Though not exactly muscular, the standard 4-cylinder po...
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2012 Toyota Avalon Review For those who need a dependable and roomy family sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon might be just the thing. Loaded with standard amenities, powered by a smooth V6, long on room, comfort, resale value and ...
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2012 Ford Expedition Review One of the original full-size SUVs, the 2012 Expedition has only limited appeal in today’s eco-friendly and politically correct climate. However, for those who absolutely need plenty of cargo, trailer...
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2013 Nissan Armada Preview Yeah, it’s big, and yeah, it’s powerful, but the 2013 Nissan Armada has this little problem keeping up with the competition: As a marginally tweaked carryover from 2012, Nissan’s flagship SUV, alas, o...
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2012 Dodge Caliber Review In value and basic hauling needs, the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup is surprisingly adept. In just about every other category, however, this underachieving compact hatchback just doesn’t cut it, especiall...
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2012 Kia Sedona Review The 2012 Sedona lineup doubtless offers a good portion of value and utility. Almost all of this minivan’s competitors, however, flaunt more up-to-date styling and panache, reflecting fresher ideas wit...
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2012 Nissan Frontier Review When a full-size behemoth of a truck is too much, the 2012 Nissan Frontier fills in nicely. Economical, practical, rugged, affordable and, in its PRO-4X trim level, downright fun, this Japanese-made c...
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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Review Although a bit dated and not at all posh, the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, along with its GMC Canyon sibling, remain the only domestic small pickups still available in the U.S. As such, they flaunt value ...
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2012 Mazda MAZDA6 Review Touted as an affordable family-oriented sports sedan, Mazda’s 2012 Mazda6 pretty much lives up to that part of the bargain. A capacious trunk, a roomy if not plush cabin and available V6 power boost i...
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2012 Chrysler 300 Review An instant sensation when it first hit the streets for the 2005 model year, the 2012 Chrysler 300 Series continues to impress with its looks alone. Add a pair of potent V8 engines, increasingly posh c...
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2012 Kia Rio Review Re-worked and modernized, the next generation of the Kia Rio sedan and Rio5 hatchback now offers a value-laden alternative in the Fit-dominated subcompact market. For those who want a maneuverable, de...
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2013 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview Prior to its major rehab program in 2011, Jaguar was an afterthought in the minds of many when they contemplated a luxury European automobile. For 2013, Jaguar’s potent XJ-Series 4- and 5-passenger se...
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2012 Kia Optima Review An engaging drive and potent turbocharged 4-banger contribute heavily to the value factor in Kia’s feature-laden 2012 Optima lineup. Although this midsize sedan is not without its faults, it nonethele...
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2012 Kia Sportage Review Though not quite as refined as many of its rivals, the 2012 Kia Sportage is a model of composure and driving fun, especially in comparison to its tinny forebears. Some surprising agility and a plethor...
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2012 Ford Flex Review Ford’s 2012 Flex crossover owes a lot of its appeal to the box-like design that gives everyone aboard their own space. An adequate base engine, meanwhile, is backed up by the available EcoBoost turboc...
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2012 Nissan Murano Review Although agile and powerful, its crowded cargo area makes the 2012 Nissan Murano a bit less practical than many rivals. But a plethora of standard amenities, an all-wheel drive option and a comparativ...
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2013 Toyota Tundra Preview Built to rival the burly domestic workhorses coming out of Detroit, the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup may find it difficult to hang with the best of them. The 2013 version of Toyota’s outsize beast o...
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2012 Ford E-Series Cargo Review It’s not pretty, and it’s certainly not luxurious, but Ford’s 2012 E-Series Van lineup remains a solid choice for heavy work. Make no mistake, however, that this brute is a laborer, not a tourist. Dri...
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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Review The 2012 incarnation of Chevy’s Tahoe remains fit for hauling lots of people, cargo and trailer tonnage. It won’t, except in its Hybrid edition, help the fuel budget much, but it will, especially in i...
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview It’s not for everybody, but the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD full-size pickup has traditionally kept up its end of the work ethic. For 2013, this 3- to 6-passenger draft animal again totes payload and t...
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2012 Nissan Rogue Review Although it isn’t exactly sexy, Nissan’s 2012 Rogue is inexpensive to own, easy on the eyes and a kick to drive. A comparative lack of cargo room and a 4-cylinder drivetrain that produces more ruckus ...
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review Want to drive just about anywhere in style and comfort? Get a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After a total reworking in 2011, this rugged-yet-comfortable commuter car and rock-climbing family adventure-mob...
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2012 Ford Explorer Review Though it’s not the brute it once was, the 2012 Ford Explorer nevertheless offers the growing family a capable and well-endowed crossover alternative. Deceiving exterior dimensions, alas, belie a some...
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Review There’s very little about the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe that grabs you and holds on tight. But there’s also no denying that it does what it does pretty well. Roomy and, with the V6 powerplant, reasonably ...
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2013 Nissan Rogue Preview Proof that good things do indeed come in small packages is the 2013 Nissan Rogue compact crossover. This family- and city-oriented mini-ute, sharing the same chassis as its Sentra sedan cousin, boasts...
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2012 Toyota Highlander Review Though not without its faults, the 2012 Toyota Highlander lineup offers the young family a competent and utilitarian, if not overly exciting, crossover ute. Look for better-than-average acceleration f...
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2012 Toyota Sienna Review As the only minivan offering both a 4-cylinder engine and available all-wheel drive, the 2012 Sienna has cemented its place among the elite of soccer-schlepping, cargo-toting minis. It’s not perfect, ...
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Preview Perhaps the biggest news regarding the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the fact that it will be on sale for only about 5 months. Anticipating a wholesale reworking for the 2014 version, Jeep will change a...
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Preview Anyone familiar with this nation’s history knows that Jeep’s rugged Wrangler has essentially been around since our grandfathers were storming the beaches in Europe and the Pacific in WWII. The 2013 ve...
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Preview Although it’s sort of eco-friendly and significantly more fuel efficient than the average gas-burning full-size pickup, the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid comes across as more gimmick than “git ‘er d...
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Review Staid and stolid, Dodge’s 2012 Grand Caravan retains its aura of past accomplishment melding with almost up-to-date polish. Lagging its competitors in overall refinement, this outclassed people-hauler...
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2012 Toyota Tacoma Review At the top of a dwindling heap, the 2012 Toyota Tacoma does its work with little fanfare and plenty of efficiency. A pleasing array of cab and bed configurations, a choice of engines and, when properl...
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview When the heavy work absolutely, positively has to get done, hard-hat-clad or Stetson-shaded foremen can count on the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD one-ton pickup to come through. From trailer towing...
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2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Preview Sure, its design is a bit long in the tooth, and yeah, it lags a little in techno-gizmos and ride comfort, but the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 is still one fine medium-duty pickup. A cornucopia of powertrain...
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2013 Chevrolet Suburban Preview For over 75 years various iterations of the Chevrolet Suburban have been lugging people, cargo and trailers along the roadways of America and the world. The 2013 edition of this ultimate full-size SUV...
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2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview For those who have it all, and need to carry it all with them, Cadillac offers its 2013 Escalade ESV. A carryover from last year, this stretched-out full-size luxury SUV, a distinct cut above its Subu...
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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Venerable yet capable, comfortable yet utilitarian, the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup is a worthy rival in this competitive market. Yeah, it could use a bit more refinement and a few extra hig...
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Review With room for the whole gang, lots of load space, a peppy V6 and 3 rows of seats, the 2012 Chevy Traverse defines the family-oriented crossover niche. Sure, it’s not exactly track ready, and it’s no d...
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2012 Lexus RX 350 Review The average family looking for a reasonably priced, well-made luxury-oriented automobile could easily fall for the 2012 RX 350. This handsome ute’s shapely profile will look good at home, at the cabin...
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2012 Toyota RAV4 Review Toyota finds itself offering the same old, same old with its 2012 RAV4 lineup. Delaying a touted lineup-wide redesign may be acceptable corporate strategy, but it leaves prospective buyers wondering i...
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2013 BMW X6 M Preview BMW still calls it a Sports Activity Coupe, but the 2013 BMW X6 M is neither a coupe nor especially sporty looking. This 4-passenger, 4-door, quasi-fastback pseudo-crossover fits no known automotive n...
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review With strong points outnumbering weak ones, the 2012 Silverado 1500 is a decently wrought half-ton pickup, well worth a test drive. Unfortunately, most rivals offer marginally better trucks at competit...
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2013 BMW X5 M Preview Need an impractical luxury SUV that’ll cruise at over 100 mph? Check out the 2013 BMW X5 M. Occupying a distinctly unique niche, this princely 5-passenger conveyance sure looks a lot like the traditio...
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2012 Nissan Altima Review Though due for a thorough redesign next year, the Nissan Altima in its 2012 edition carries enough of a reputation to be well worth a tire kick or two. Good looking, peppy and with enough ride comfort...
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2012 Honda Accord Coupe Review Though suffering lately from a general decline in its near-untouchable status, the 2012 Honda Accord Coupe nevertheless offers a reasonably priced alternative to the stodgy family sedan. Retaining muc...
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2012 Ford F-150 Review Ford has a lot to be proud of in its 2012 F-150 lineup. Comfort and convenience are never sacrificed for utility, the choice of powerplants ranges from potent to awesome and styling remains elegantly ...
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2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Preview Hold on, it’s coming! Audi claims that, after an unexplained three-year delay, its 2013 Q5 Hybrid is slated to enter the U.S. market sometime this year… maybe. Promises, promises! Already running arou...
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2013 BMW X5 Preview For 2013 BMW is leaving its (arguably) niche-topping X5 midsize crossover SUV pretty much alone. That’s because this 5- to 7-passenger 4-door Sports Activity Vehicle (as Beemer enchantingly designates...
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2013 Maserati GranTurismo Preview For those with a yen for good-looking fast cars that also have a sizeable bank account, Maserati’s GranTurismo line offers a bit of a change for 2013. This 4-seat Italian beauty, known for its distinc...
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2013 BMW X1 Preview Complementing its X3, X5 and oddball X6 “Sports Activity” vehicles, aka crossover utes, BMW is set to debut its smallest, coziest high-end mini-ute, the 2013 X1, in the U.S. market as early as the fal...
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2012 BMW X6 M Preview Take what looks like your typical mid-eighties fastback sedan, load it up with over 5,000 pounds of gizmos, technology and leather, cram in a bodacious turbocharged V8 and some nifty moves to behold t...
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2013 Audi A4 Allroad Preview For reasons known only to Audi, the tepid-selling Allroad crossover will return to the U.S. market in the summer of 2012. The A4 Allroad will take the place of the reasonably popular A4 Avant wagon. P...
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2013 Audi A5 Preview Traditionally, Audi’s high-end automobiles garner praise for their grace and style, both exterior and interior. The slightly reworked 2013 A5, due to open in a dealership near you come June, reflects ...
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2013 BMW X3 Preview Need a small SUV with some serious pep, a few nifty moves and a carload of entry-level luxury features? Check out the 2013 BMW X3, due in showrooms this May. Designed with the mid-size family in mind,...
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2013 BMW X6 Preview Controversial? Yep. Practical? Somewhat. Making money? Surprisingly, yes. Despite its somewhat polarizing nature, BMW’s unique X6 “Sport Activity Coupe”—a misnomer if there ever was one—returns quasi-...
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Preview A fixture in garages of the rich and famous for nearly 60 years, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Roadster gets a facelift, sheds a few pounds, and muscles up for 2013. Entering its sixth iteration, this 2-...
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2013 Nissan 370Z Preview About all that’s notably new for the 2013 Nissan 370Z is its forward profile, and even that doesn’t find its way to the sportiest of the five trims. Those trims, incidentally, again comprise the Base,...
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2013 Dodge Dart Preview Here it comes to save the day…or so Chrysler Corporation hopes for its re-introduced 2013 Dodge Dart. In a return to the compact sedan wars, Chrysler/Dodge has decided to utilize its partnership with ...
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2013 Ford Explorer Preview One of the first SUVs to be considered a crossover, the Ford Explorer earns its living in 2013 with high-end technology, fuel efficiency and a boatload of practical value. Once again available in the ...
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2013 Ford Flex Preview Though still a bit quirky, the 2013 version of the Ford Flex has just a bit less of the edginess it once boasted. Softer corners and a distinctly un-Ford-like nose with a solid chrome band, svelte hea...
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2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Review For a decidedly competent combination of driving excitement, classy ambiance and practical journeying, few conveyances match the 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage lineup. Sure, it costs a lot, and Aston Ma...
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2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Preview For 2012, Aston Martin once more offers its V12 Vantage hatchback coupe to U.S. consumers. Squeezing a 510-hp 12-cylinder powerplant into a V8-designated engine compartment presented some interesting ...
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2012 BMW X5 M Review Sir Edmund Hillary’s explanation “Because it is there” sums up the notion of a freakishly fast, surprisingly smooth, admirably nimble, luxuriously equipped crossover ute. BMW’s 2012 X5 M is a precisio...
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2013 Ford Edge Preview One of Ford’s most popular vehicles continues to be its midsize Edge crossover SUV. For 2013, this practical and handsome 4-door, 5-passenger mini-ute again comes in four trims, the base SE, lower-mid...
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2012 Aston Martin Virage Preview Aston Martin has designed its 2012 Virage lineup to fit neatly between the opposite ends of its popular DB series. With more muscle than the DB9 and with almost the agility and brute force of the DBS,...
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2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty Review There’s a reason Ford’s Super Duty lineup is tops in its class: It just does the job better. Class-leading towing and payload capacities, handsome profiles, plenty of work-related add-ons and room to ...
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2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Review A perennial best-seller, Ford’s 2012 F-350 Super Duty pickups just keep pouring on the muscle, the towing capacity and the workhorse image. Sure, the Chevys and the Rams have their ups and downs, but ...
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2012 Chevrolet Express Cargo Review Venerable and dependable, the Chevrolet Express Cargo van has been helping America’s bottom line for some 17 years now. Don’t expect any fluff for 2012, just look for this dependable, cargo-capable, t...
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2012 Cadillac CTS-V Review For those who want Euro-style luxury and performance, look no further than Cadillac’s 2012 CTS-V Sedan and Wagon. These upper-echelon family and commuter cars offer pizzazz and comfort at a reasonable...
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2012 Audi A4 Avant Review What the 2012 Audi A4 Avant lacks in true posh, it makes up for in panache. In fact, this snazzy family auto shakes out to be the most value-heavy entry-level-luxury wagon in its class, and it handles...
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2012 Audi A4 Review Loaded with value and goodies, the 2012 Audi A4 lineup nonetheless suffers from a lack of available 6-cylinder power and refinement. Despite this, as well as some curiously scatter-shot control placem...
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2012 BMW 5 Series Review Still potent, still plush and still a kick to drive, the BMW 5 Series luxury sedan remains the standard in its niche. Some added girth for this princely conveyance and the addition of a straight four ...
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2012 Dodge Durango Review Snazzy as well as utilitarian, nimble and modestly plush, the 2012 Durango ought to fit right into the family. Despite some minor drawbacks, this handsome crossover does just about everything well and...
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2012 Chevrolet Suburban Review Nearly an octogenarian now, Chevy’s Suburban represents all that’s right with the big, overbearing SUV. This king-size family hauler isn’t for everyone, but for those that need a reliable workhorse wi...
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2012 Lincoln Navigator Preview For those into conspicuous consumption on a budget, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator may be worth a look. This full-size luxury SUV sports plenty of chrome, a V8 powerplant, plenty of glitz and comes in bot...
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review Once more, Mazda has a winner with its well-wrought 2012 MX-5 Miata sports convertible. This third-generation roadster provides some cheap thrills on twisty roads, but don’t think about a coast-to-coa...
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2012 GMC Savana Cargo Preview It’s not flashy, nimble or quick, nor is it any spring chicken. What the full-size 2012 GMC Savana Cargo van does, however, it does well. For the service or business person in need of a reliable, capa...
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2012 Nissan Leaf Review Despite some worries about range, a lack of charging points, tepid cargo capacity and a curio-shop design, the 2012 Leaf points to the future of everyday road travel. Nissan’s cute-ish compact hatchba...
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Review The 2012 Jetta isn’t your father’s Jetta. Cheaper and sporting less posh, this is a sedan aimed at the masses here in the States, a fact for which VW makes no apologies. The German automaker is counti...
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review Volkswagen has, thank heaven, allowed its 2012 Jetta SportWagen to retain the heady Euro-style elegance and performance that once characterized the sedan versions. Both the gas and turbodiesel powerpl...
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2012 Ford Fiesta Review Perhaps not as refined as some, the 2012 Ford Fiesta lineup nevertheless stands out in a niche woefully short on pulse-pounding performance, edgy design and all-around versatility. This little sedan/h...
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Review Despite a reputation as staid and a bit stuffy, not to mention a history of reliability issues, the redesigned 2012 Passat is positioned to make its mark in the family-sedan niche. The new turbodiesel...
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2011 Subaru Forester Review Despite a few niggling issues, the 2011 Subaru Forester continues to lead the automaker’s sales charts. Those who are on a budget and in need of a small, versatile, all-wheel-drive, family-friendly cr...
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2011 Toyota Venza Review Generally well-regarded by reviewers and owners alike, the 2011 Toyota Venza is still a work in progress. Endowed as it is with a sleek exterior that may help change the perception of Toyota as staid ...
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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour Review It looks kind of funny and it doesn’t tote much stuff, but Honda’s 2011 Accord Crosstour moves out pretty well, handles almost as well as a sedan and offers more than its share of standard goodies. A ...
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2009 Kia Amanti Preview A Lincoln Town Car it isn’t, but the 2009 Kia Amanti offers a similar ride and almost the same posh for nearly half the price. This nicely if unimaginatively packaged mid- to full-size sedan, essentia...
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2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview Just the name Cadillac summons images of opulence, elegance, power and prestige. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV certainly won’t disappoint on any of those counts. Oversized and proud of it, this luxur...
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2012 GMC Savana Preview Venerable and dependable, the 2012 GMC Savana full-size passenger van still looks right at home hauling loads of passengers hither and yon. It certainly doesn’t change much either, with the 2012 versi...
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2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT Preview As the only full-size luxury pickup truck on the market, the Cadillac Escalade EXT full-size pickup still manages to provide impressive utility. For 2012, this Caddy-with-an-attitude should remain ess...
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2012 Cadillac Escalade Preview The name “Cadillac” conjures images of power, leather, luxury and even opulence. Big and brash, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade fits right in with these images. With its bold styling, 22-inch chrome wheels...
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2011 Ram 1500 Review Flawless it’s not, but the Ram 1500 has improved immeasurably in the past two years. Award-winning and eminently competitive in a fiercely contested market, Dodge’s latest variation of its venerable f...
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2012 BMW X6 Preview Just because it looks like a hatchback and has a hatchback’s cargo capacity, don’t call the 2012 BMW X6 a hatchback. Beemer has the entire automotive world believing that this four-passenger, four-doo...
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2011 Toyota Matrix Review It doesn’t have much élan off the line, nor is it in any way posh, but the 2011 Matrix wagon does tote more cargo than its Corolla sedan cousins. Underpowered in the Base version and with underwhelmin...
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2012 Volvo S60 Preview Restyled, repowered and reinserted into the Volvo lineup for the 2011 model year, the five-passenger Volvo S60 sedan personifies affordable luxury. For 2012, the S60 gains a new trim, the T5, to go wi...
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2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Preview Muscle car, pony car, race car, top-dog, Super Snake; the Ford Shelby GT500 has been called all of these and more. For 2012, this amped-up Mustang rests on its considerable laurels, with newly availab...
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2011 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Preview Need a turbocharged people-hauler that has more room than a sedan but is smaller than a crossover? Consider the 2011 Saab 9-3 SportCombi. This compact wagon is essentially a utilitarian version of the...
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2011 Saab 9-4X Preview Despite clambering from beneath GM’s mantle, Saab has decided to go ahead and introduce its Cadillac-SRX-derived 2011 9-4X. This foray into the fiendishly competitive luxury crossover market, beginnin...
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2011 Saab 9-3 Preview Once more into the breach dodders the 2011 Saab 9-3 in its luxury sedan and convertible coupe variations. These venerable relics, now in their eighth year, are essentially unchanged from 2010, though ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Preview Reinstated in 2009, the cargo-friendly Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen four-door, five-passenger wagon gets a few changes for 2010. Some upgrades to the instrumentation and standard cabin features this ye...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Preview Perhaps it’s the economy, or maybe Volkswagen simply decided the time is once again right, but it’s a fact that VW’s Jetta SportWagen is back for 2009. This five-passenger, four-door wagon... and it i...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Review The Jetta has carved a unique niche for itself as the premier bargain-priced European sedan offered in the U.S. That said, don’t expect Corinthian leather, three-second 0-60 times, or sexy looks. Inst...
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2011 Ford E-Series Cargo Review As the best-selling full-size cargo van in the U.S., the 2011 Ford E-Series Van has a proven record of can-do reliability. This no-frills workhorse won’t win any beauty contests, but it’ll darn sure k...
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2011 Volkswagen Routan Preview Got seven people that have to get from here to there? The four-door, three-row 2011 Volkswagen Routan minivan may be worth a look. Beware, though, that there are those that maintain this less-than-ins...
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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Preview Rugged and versatile, a bear off-road, even tolerably compliant on-road - all of this describes the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser. This four-door, five-passenger, midsize SUV has the look of a brawler, and w...
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2011 Nissan Quest Preview Obviously going for the offbeat look, the Nissan Quest is reprised for 2011 to look remarkably like a stretched Cube. Some major redesign work has blunted the nose of this seven-passenger, four-door m...
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2011 Toyota Corolla Review For those who are into mediocrity (or shopping for their first car), Toyota has an automobile for you. Though not a bad automobile, the 2011 Corolla has little to recommend it over most of the competi...
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2011 Acura TSX Review The venerable Acura TSX regains a bit of styling respectability as well as a load of utility with the addition of the Sport Wagon in 2011. Though the standard four-banger has an issue or two, it’s sti...
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2011 Nissan Cube Preview Love it or hate it, the 2011 Nissan Cube sure won’t be mistaken for anything but what it is. This odd-looking, five-door, five-passenger compact hatchback wagon has been roaming the U.S. for some thre...
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Review The niche-challenged 2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo looks a tad different, but has enough techno-gizmos and posh cachet to earn the name “Beemer.” Although its handling isn’t up to 5 Series sedan stan...
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2011 GMC Canyon Preview As small pickups go, the 2011 GMC Canyon does its job without a lot of flair or much in the way of gadgetry. This little hustler doesn’t get much praise, due mainly to the likes of the Nissan Frontier...
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2011 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview Now in the sixteenth year of its current generation, the 2011 Chevrolet Express Cargo van keeps on keepin’ on. Utilitarian and with available all-wheel drive, this two-passenger full-size work van com...
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview Though for some years now considered the poster child for all that’s wrong with the American automobile industry, Chrysler/Dodge has a winner in its 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. An all but complete do-ov...
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2011 Audi TT Preview Classy and quick, nimble and semi-potent, the 2011 Audi TT walks a fine line between posh commuter car and luxury sports coupe – then crosses it. This little gem of an automobile is available in eithe...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Make no mistake: Jimmy’s 2011 Sierra 1500 lineup can do the heavy lifting. It’s also a good-looking pickup, as comfortable at the mall as it is on the job. With plenty of power and awesome off-road ma...
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review For sheer driving pleasure, whether on twisty back roads, long straightaways, or snow-covered highways, the 2011 Lancer Evolution has what it takes. Be advised, however that this nimble sedan isn't re...
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Review Generally considered the class leader in the midsize pickup market, the 2011 Toyota Tacoma admirably fills the gap between the anti-chic family wagon and the overbearing full-size pickup. Toyota quali...
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2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Review The 2011 Land Cruiser is often mentioned in the same breath as “African safari,” “Himalayan expedition,” and “the lower forty.” Plenty of standard goodies and surprisingly pleasant on-road manners als...
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2011 Toyota 4Runner Review As a trail beater, the 2011 Toyota 4Runner has few equals. For a more comfortable commute or shopping excursion, however, a crossover, with a more sedan-like ride, might be a better choice.Now in its ...
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2011 Chevrolet Express Review For those who have to get a lot of people from place to place, the 2011 Chevy Express has what it takes. For those with on a limited fuel budget, however, a minivan would probably be a better choice. ...
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2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Preview Mercedes-Benz puts its best face forward with the 2011 S-Class sedan. This is a conveyance for which the term “luxury auto” was invented. But this five-passenger picture of elegance also boasts some o...
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2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Preview Luxurious, well-heeled, powerful, and agile, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has what it takes to shout “success” from the driveway to the highway. This two-door luxury sports coupe takes its design c...
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2011 Jeep Patriot Review The 2011 Jeep Patriot, if nothing else, lives up to Jeep’s reputation of rugged off-road prowess, especially with its new beefed-up suspension. On the road, its surprising agility and pleasantly firm ...
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2011 Mazda CX-7 Review If a kickin’ drive and good looks are what’s wanted in a crossover ute, the 2011 Mazda CX-7 might be worth a look. If passenger room, however, not to mention lots of cargo space and V6 performance are...
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2011 GMC Yukon Review Call it a throwback to the era of cheap(er) gas and macho, status-hunting overkill, but the 2011 Yukon still delivers tons of towing capacity, a comfy ride, dominating stance, and scads of passenger s...
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Review Early returns indicate that Hyundai’s redesigned 2011 Elantra can compete with the best of them in a fiercely contested market. More horsepower, some of the best mileage figures in its class, added st...
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2011 INFINITI EX35 Preview Though a tad on the small side, the 2011 Infiniti EX35 compact luxury crossover wagon packs a potent driving wallop. Able to seat five passengers in two rows, this compact crossover is touted as a fam...
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2011 Kia Sportage Review Based on looks and value alone, the totally redesigned 2011 Sportage deserves a serious look. Kia aims high with this suddenly classy crossover, and owners reap the benefits of a sporty drive, added p...
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2011 Acura RDX Review The luxury-oriented 2011 Acura RDX doesn’t quite make it to the level of most of its contemporaries. Lacking a V6 engine and burdened by a number of low-class touches inside and out, this compact ute ...
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Review Although it boasts the cabin space and semi-tamed ride of an SUV, as well as some spiffy styling, the 2011 Chevy Avalanche can play with the big boys when it comes to towing and hauling ability. A hef...
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2011 Honda Pilot Review As a family-friendly CUV, the 2011 Honda Pilot works well enough. There are, however, other crossovers out there with significantly better refinement and performance. Despite its pedigree, the Pilot i...
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2011 Saab 9-5 Preview Reworked and repowered, the 2011 Saab 9-5 is poised to put the Swedish automaker – and jet maker – back in the game. This sprightly, midsize five-passenger luxury sedan offers a choice of turbocharged...
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview Brand new for 2011 is the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Essentially a downsized Outlander, this mini-ute adds a couple of available gizmos but loses the Outlander’s third-row seat, as well as over 20 fe...
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview Fresh from a bunch of design, performance, and feature upgrades in 2010, the Mitsubishi Outback pretty much stands pat for 2011. With an intimidating and aggressive grille and front fascia, an availab...
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2011 Nissan Pathfinder Review As it enters its twenty-fifth year, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder offers just what one would find in a midsize crossover for more money with less ride comfort. But if towing a good-size trailer or trips ...
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2011 Jeep Liberty Review For those planning to take the scenic route up the nearest mountain, the 2011 Jeep Liberty could be the ride of choice. If, however, the destination is the mall or the office, then take just about any...
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2011 Honda CR-V Review Despite its weaknesses, the 2011 Honda CR-V loads up on value, performance, reliability, and crashworthiness to present itself as a better-than-decent family auto. Lots of passenger and cargo room as ...
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2011 Mercury Milan Review No, it’s not perfect, and yes, it will soon be a footnote to history, but the 2011 Mercury Milan represents one of the country’s better efforts at giving the imports a run for their money in the midsi...
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox Review What’s not to like about the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox? It’s got style, safety, comfort, and performance, all at a reasonable price. Sounds to us like one of the better choices for an economical family c...
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2011 Buick Enclave Review Good looking, versatile, comfortable, and performance-oriented, the 2011 Buick Enclave offers entry-level luxury and genuine practicality. Yes, it has a few faults, but those ought to be overlooked wh...
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring Review Value-laden, versatile, roomy, and maneuverable, the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring embodies the perfect pre-crossover family auto. The fact that it doesn’t skimp on cabin niceties is a big plus in this...
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2011 Buick Lucerne Review The 2011 Buick Lucerne is an okay full-size sedan, but remains far from legendary. A posh, quiet ride and cavernous trunk aren’t enough to overcome its forgettable exterior, uneven handling, disappoin...
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2011 Buick LaCrosse Review Ride comfort, loads of standard features, and a stylish presentation, both inside and outside, make the 2011 Buick LaCrosse worth a serious look. Outstanding safety scores, above-average ride comfort,...
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2011 Lincoln MKZ Review All in all, the 2011 MKZ is a decent entry-level luxury sedan, with the new Hybrid trim a potential game-changer. An off-putting reflection of its significantly less costly Fusion stablemate, however,...
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Review Sure, it’s not perfect, but the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse offers so much cargo room, performance, and practicality that its at-best-average gas mileage and a few chintzy interior materials ought to be o...
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2011 Lincoln MKX Review The new-look 2011 Lincoln MKX still won’t be mistaken for a Lexus or an Audi, but squint hard enough, and it’ll be way edgier than its Ford clone. All in all, the new MKX is a decent luxury crossover,...
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2011 Ford E-Series Wagon Preview The 2011 Ford E-Series Wagon passenger van won’t win any beauty prizes, nor will it find many gas stations it doesn’t like. This 8- to 15-passenger full-size van sure will haul a lot of people and a l...
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2011 Hyundai Veracruz Preview Though usually not at the top of buyer's lists, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz presents perhaps the biggest bang for the midsize crossover buck. This three-row, seven-passenger CUV comes loaded with standa...
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2011 GMC Savana Preview The aging 2011 GMC Savana still packs a lot of passenger and cargo room into a relatively inexpensive frame. Two admittedly inefficient but powerful V8 engines will get up to 15 passengers, 3,591 poun...
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2011 GMC Acadia Review The roomy, cargo-packing, zippy 2011 GMC Acadia bridges the gap between a delicate minivan and an over-muscled SUV quite nicely. Despite its appetite for gas and occasionally cumbersome handling, this...
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2011 Lincoln MKS Review Granted, the 2011 Lincoln MKS is essentially a Taurus in Lincoln garb, but that doesn’t make it a bad car – overpriced, maybe, but not bad. Those plentiful cabin amenities don’t come cheap, nor does t...
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2011 Ford Taurus Review For the money, the 2011 Taurus is as good a full-size family sedan as there is out there. No automobile is perfect, but the object is value, reliability, safety, and, yes, at least a modicum of drivin...
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2011 Ford Focus Review Though not bad as basic transportation, the 2011 Ford Focus isn’t the mega-hit it once was. The good news is that if prospective buyers can hold off awhile, rumors say the 2012 Focus will bring back a...
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2011 Scion xB Review While it’s true that the xB’s shape has pretty much run out of cool, it’s still a pleasantly eccentric alternative to blasé crossovers, cramped sedans, and overbearing SUVs. A plethora of cabin space ...
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview Chevy is out for blood with its 2011 Silverado 3500HD one-ton pickup. More potent than either the Dodge Ram 3500 or the Ford F-350, this heavy hauler aims to take over the top spot in the heavy-duty t...
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview Chevy is aiming squarely between Ford's and Dodge’s eyes with the beefed-up, powered-up 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD full-size pickup. Legendary, not to mention class-leading towing capacities and ...
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2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview Need the biggest, baddest, trailer-haulingest full-size pickup out there? That would be the redesigned, five- or six-passenger 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty. This stylish heavy hauler is available in fou...
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Preview The 2011 Hyundai Tucson boasts all anyone could want in a compact SUV. This five-passenger mini-Ute features a complete exterior redesign for 2011 and picks up a few new gizmos and goodies as well. St...
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview A totally redesigned grille is one of the more apparent changes for the 2011 Ford F-350 full-size pickup. Other changes, for better or worse, include dropping the fuel-hungry V10, a bigger yet more ec...
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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview Redesigned, repowered, and already a contender for heavy-duty truck of the year, the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty full-size pickup is ready for delivery right now. This sizable heavy-hauler again comes ...
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2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Review Though it looks like it could handle mountain trails and backwoods paths, the 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a rather tame, family-oriented compact hybrid SUV with a ton of creature comforts and a spa...
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2011 Ford Transit Connect Preview The 2011 Ford Transit Connect cargo van and passenger wagon have essentially downsized Dodge’s popular Sprinter concept. Each, however, shows its European origins in a look that’s gaining popularity o...
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2011 Volvo S60 Preview Traditionally known for safe and reliable vehicles, Volvo has, with the totally redesigned 2011 S60, returned a little design pizazz to its lineup. Since its inception some ten years back, the S60 has...
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2011 Mercury Grand Marquis Preview Mercury’s Grand Marquis, essentially unchanged since the last millennium, soldiers on, at least through 2011. This grandfatherly six-passenger full-size sedan long ago saw its halcyon days, yet remain...
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2011 Lincoln Town Car Preview The legend lives! For those with a yen for the past and a need for passenger room and comfort, not to mention the capacity to carry enough luggage for a world cruise, the 2011 Lincoln Town Car carries...
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2011 Lincoln MKT Preview The Lincoln MKT is a seven-passenger luxury crossover that, since its debut for the 2010 model year, has understandably been mistaken for an ultra-cool hearse. Morbid resemblances aside, however, this...
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2011 INFINITI QX56 Preview A new look will greet those bent on kicking the tires of the 2011 Infiniti QX56. Front, rear, inside, and topside all get some sexy exterior curves, added cabin refinement, and more user-friendly doo-...
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2010 Kia Sedona Review The 2010 Kia Sedona does what a minivan should: safely transports a family and its goods in reasonable comfort at a reasonable cost. It has some warts, but this is a minivan, after all.Let’s be honest...
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2011 INFINITI M37 Preview As promised, the brand-new 2011 Infiniti M37 has arrived, and it’s loaded for bear. This salacious roadster, based as it is on the recently introduced Essence concept, resembles a sedan in coupe cloth...
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2010 Dodge Dakota Review Subtly upgraded for 2010, Dodge’s midsize Dakota pickup possesses a strong work ethic courtesy of its beefy construction and available V8 engine. The Dakota’s generous dimensions bridge the gap betwee...
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2011 INFINITI M56 Preview The belle of the Japanese automobile ball is here in the form of the 2011 Infiniti M56. This reinvention of the popular M45 luxury sedan features a sculpted torso that’s added a few inches of length, ...
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2010 Lincoln MKZ Review A sports car it isn’t, but the 2010 Lincoln MKZ does a pretty decent job of being a high-end family sedan. A bit more pizzazz here, a few more horses there, maybe a pinch of road prowess on top, and n...
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2010 Mercury Grand Marquis Review The 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis is definitely your father’s MGM. Unless a lot of trips to and from the airport, with their accompanying loads of luggage, are in the cards, this aging sedan is best left...
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2010 Mercury Milan Review Though not without detractors, Mercury's 2010 Milan, along with its award-winning Ford Fusion cousin, are among the best family sedans the country, not to mention the world, has to offer. The well-con...
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2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview With about 24,000 pounds of towing capacity, the 2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty is the vehicle of choice when a Freightliner or Kenworth is just a tad over the top. This oversize pickup is available in th...
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2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview When you’ve absolutely, positively got to have the biggest, baddest truck on the block, check out the 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty full-size pickup. This stylish draught animal comes in four trim levels...
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2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview Those needing a stylish heavy hauler or a useful piece of fancy farm equipment might want to check out the 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty full-size pickup. With available four-wheel drive (4WD), three cab...
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2010 Toyota Avalon Review One of the very best family sedans available, the 2010 Avalon must overcome the stigma of Toyota’s recent safety woes, in which it is but one of several vehicles implicated, to reclaim its lofty statu...
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2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Preview For looks, utility, and sheer brute strength, the one-ton 2010 Ram Pickup 3500 remains king of the mountain. This full-size pickup shouts “Bring it on!” even while sitting in the typical suburban driv...
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2010 GMC Canyon Preview Though it has its detractors, the 2010 GMC Canyon has a lot to offer those who need a well-equipped light-duty pickup. Three engines, two transmissions, two bed lengths, an available off-road package,...
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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Preview Chrysler Corporation, and by extension Dodge, may have its problems, but the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 sure isn’t one of them. This three-quarter-ton workaholic can do it all - haul a trailer cross-country,...
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2010 GMC Yukon Review Definitely aimed at a select few, the 2010 GMC Yukon nevertheless performs up to expectations and will not disappoint those willing to pay its lofty asking price, especially for the class-leading Hybr...
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2010 Toyota 4Runner Review For those inclined to take the overland route, the 2010 Toyota 4Runner would be the vehicle of choice. A peppy V6 gives this SUV plenty of power and reasonable fuel efficiency, but its truck-like deme...
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2010 Chevrolet Express Review Simply put, the 2010 Chevrolet Express passenger van is a no-frills workhorse. Though ancient in concept and styling, proven capability, powerful engines, and reasonably comfortable, if staid, accommo...
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2010 Dodge Caliber Review All style and little substance pretty much describes the 2010 Dodge Caliber. Despite its bold looks, comfortable seating, and innovative amenities, this hopeful hatchback has too much going against it...
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2010 Ford E-Series Wagon Review Purposeful and steady, the 2010 Ford E-Series Wagon gets people from here to there in an inelegant yet effective manner. A higher roofline, all-wheel-drive availability, spiffed-up styling, and fold-d...
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2010 Ford E-Series Cargo Review Like all such vehicles, the 2010 Ford E-Series Van is, essentially, a glorified work tool. This particular tool, however, has much to recommend it, including a history of solid performance, impressive...
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review A perennial and worthy contender for honors and awards, the 2010 Silverado 1500 is going to give Ford’s F-150 all it can handle in a typically rough-and-tumble market. This full-size pickup is durable...
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2010 GMC Acadia Review The 2010 GMC Acadia is a bit of a minivan with an attitude. It will get the hockey gear and the soccer team around nicely, and later it will get the parents out on the town – or through the snow to th...
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2010 Toyota Highlander Review Presently in the doghouse, safety-wise, the 2010 Toyota Highlander is an affordable, versatile, otherwise reliable crossover that must re-establish its worth all over again. If any small Ute can rebou...
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2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review Though unaffected by Toyota’s recent safety recalls and production halts, the 2010 Highlander Hybrid is obviously going to suffer through association. Too bad, because this midsize crossover offers ec...
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2010 Chevrolet Express Cargo Preview When a durable, versatile, powerful, roomy, and reliable cargo van is an absolute necessity, take a look at the 2010 Chevrolet Express Cargo van. Heading into its 14th year, this perennial favorite fe...
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2010 Nissan Murano Review With its artful shape, sumptuous cabin, and easy ride, the 2010 Nissan Murano is graceful. Drop the gas pedal, power through a turn, or test its all-wheel drive in the mud, and you’ll see the powerful...
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2010 Volvo XC90 Preview Since its debut for the 2003 model year, the Volvo XC90 has presented a conundrum of sorts: Is it a midsize SUV, a glorified wagon, or a crossover? Call it what you will, the 2010 Volvo XC90 is a soli...
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2010 Nissan Altima Coupe Review The 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe emphatically boosts the fun level for the daily commute or the cross-country odyssey. Lively handling, potent performance from each of the standard engines, and the looks ...
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2010 Nissan Altima Review The 2010 Altima is a solid, family-oriented automobile with a spiffy look and a flair for the dramatic. Recent upgrades have given it a leaner, meaner appearance, while upgrades in cabin technology me...
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2010 Volvo XC70 Preview For 2010, Volvo once again presents the XC70, a comfortable five-passenger, four-door wagon with a pretension to grandeur that may manifest itself more in its price than in actual performance. This do...
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2010 Volvo V70 Preview The 2010 Volvo V70 is a study in mediocrity. Essentially unchanged since a major redesign in 2008, this five-door, five-passenger wagon is designed as an alternative for those who wish to avoid the ex...
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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview Once considered an inelegant poseur, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover has undergone a fairly comprehensive facelift and now looks the part it was designed to play. An imposing new grille, LED t...
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2010 Volvo S80 Preview For many, the name Volvo is synonymous with “staid” and “predictable,” and the 2010 Volvo S80 luxury midsize sedan is indeed that, at least on the outside. Available in three trims, the base front-whe...
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2010 Volvo V50 Preview Essentially a sedan-turned-wagon, the four-door, five-passenger 2010 Volvo V50 shares the same chassis and design features as its S40 kinsman, with the added versatility of a 63-cubic-foot cargo area....
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2010 Volvo S40 Preview Volvo continues to assault the Euro-style sedan market with its 2010 S40, a well-built five-passenger automobile with decent features that nonetheless seems a bit overpriced. Offered in two trims, the...
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2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT Preview Unsure whether to behave like a luxury SUV or an upscale crew-cab pickup truck, the 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT manages to find a middle ground, thus it comes with both style and that unique Cadillac p...
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2010 Dodge Challenger Preview The classically designed 2010 Dodge Challenger five-passenger coupe is available in three trims, the base SE, the track-worthy R/T, and the muscle-flexing SRT8. While evoking images of a bygone era by...
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2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV Preview Essentially a stretched version of the Escalade, the seven-passenger, four-door 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV full-size luxury SUV offers, with its 130-inch wheelbase, over 26 extra cubic feet of cargo s...
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2010 Cadillac Escalade Preview Since its debut in the 1999 model year, the Cadillac Escalade has been a perennial favorite in the upscale, full-size SUV market. For 2010, the Escalade has all the luxury bells and whistles that driv...
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2010 Dodge Nitro Review Despite its brutish appearance and its legendary towing capacity, the 2010 Dodge Nitro is limited in simple drivability. Too many questionable traits make the Nitro a feasible Sport Ute only for those...
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2010 Dodge Charger Review The 2010 Charger sedan, while targeted at a specific audience, nevertheless offers a competent ride and enough powerful performance attributes to appeal to just about anyone under seventy. The SXT and...
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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Review Refinement, though not usually associated with an American-made full-size SUV, aptly describes the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. This full-size Sport Ute earns this distinction with better-than-average handli...
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2010 Chevrolet Suburban Review For those needing the stature, towing ability, nine-passenger seating, cargo room, and off-road capability of a full-size SUV, the 2010 Chevy Suburban more-than-adequately fills the bill. Trouble is, ...
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2010 Toyota Tundra Review The 2010 Toyota Tundra, though a more-than-capable full-size pickup, seems in need of a makeover and an economical, torque-laden diesel engine to truly threaten the Fords, Chryslers, and GMs of the wo...
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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Despite its rather odd moniker, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is a solid choice in a small yet family-friendly SUV. Allegedly the name “Tiguan” is a combination of “tiger” and “iguana,” with nobody quite...
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2009 Kia Sedona Review Utilitarian and family oriented, the 2009 Kia Sedona places value and substance above style and comfort, which is fine for the budget-minded. While Kia is making strides to include more technology and...
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2010 Subaru Impreza Review Though a competent commuter and certainly an attractive value, the 2010 Subaru Impreza tries to impress too many disparate tastes. This results, naturally, in a trim lineup that does little or nothing...
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2010 Hyundai Veracruz Preview Neither flashy, nor powerful, nor particularly economical, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz nevertheless offers reasonable value and workman-like performance. This four-door, seven-passenger midsize crossove...
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2010 Ford Fusion Review To put it mildly the 2010 Ford Fusion is a vehicle that may finally justify the hue and cry to “buy American.” This car draws raves from both reviewers and owners alike, and though it may not go down ...
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2010 GMC Terrain Preview GMC’s latest addition to its compact crossover lineup, the 2010 GMC Terrain, is expected to go on the market in the late summer of ’09. The new Terrain is a five-passenger, five-door crossover SUV tha...
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2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Review If a small SUV that offers excellent fuel efficiency, most of the basic goodies, and laudable safety scores sounds appealing, then consider the 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid. All of this, of course, comes a...
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2010 Chrysler 300 Review Sure, the Chrysler 300 sedan has faults, but it can still turn heads simply with its bold yet refined styling. Add to that a boatload of standard features, a smooth, comfortable ride, and the storied ...
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2010 Ford Escape Review Though not without its flaws, the 2010 Ford Escape is a family-friendly compact SUV offering safety, comfort, performance, and value without a lot of flash. The Escape’s thoughtful size makes it a com...
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Review For 2010, Chevy got it right with the midsize Malibu sedan. This well-conceived auto looks good, runs well, and handles the commute as well as the trip to visit grandma with equal efficiency and style...
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2010 Chevrolet Aveo Review Inexpensive to buy and to operate, maneuverable in city traffic and parking lots, alleged to be reasonably fuel efficient, the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo is a true sub-compact car. The fact is, however, that...
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse Preview Based on the ubiquitous Lambda platform, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is GM’s latest addition to the CUV market. This four-door midsize crossover is available in four trims, the base LS, LT1, LT2, and ...
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2010 GMC Savana Preview Now in its 14th year of production, the 2010 GMC Savana still attracts those who need a full-size, 8- to 15-passenger van that’s long on power, performance, and value, but a tad short on fuel economy,...
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2010 Lincoln MKX Review Not as peppy, nor as refined as much of its competition, the 2010 Lincoln MKX nevertheless offers lots of standard creature comforts, a better-than-average safety record, and several Limited Edition o...
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2010 Ford Edge Review With a little bit of TLC from the folks at Ford, the 2010 Edge could once more preside over the fiercely competitive midsize crossover market. Family friendly, and still a decent value when the option...
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2010 Toyota Sequoia Review If smaller is not an option, the 2010 Toyota Sequoia has what it takes to seat eight comfortably, haul a lot of trailer, and go where few have gone before. Then, too, there’s that Toyota reliability. ...
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2010 Lexus LX 570 Preview Essentially a carryover from 2009, the 2010 Lexus LX 570 features a couple of minor technological changes that further enhance an already well-endowed full-size luxury SUV. With eight-passenger seatin...
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2010 Nissan Armada Review No doubt the 2010 Nissan Armada is a reliable and well-constructed full-size SUV offering plenty of features, decent off-road abilities, and a good bit of hauling capability. That said, this is the er...
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2010 Toyota Sienna Review The 2010 Toyota Sienna, though not quite up to the standards of the Honda Odyssey, is nevertheless a family-friendly minivan that’s long on quality and reliability. Unfortunately, the 2010 Sienna is l...
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2010 Lincoln Navigator Preview Once the swank-mobile of choice for the Beautiful (and wealthy) People, the 2010 Lincoln Navigator has lately become a symbol of crass ostentation. This doesn’t mean, however, that the Navigator is an...
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2010 Lincoln Town Car Preview Literally the very last of a nearly extinct breed, the third-generation 2010 Lincoln Town Car hangs on as America’s sole full-size, body-on-frame luxury sedan. Its combination of Old-World styling, re...
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2010 Pontiac G6 Preview The 2010 Pontiac G6 remains essentially unchanged after a significant re-working for 2009. Offered in front-wheel drive only, the 2010 G6 is available as a coupe, hardtop convertible, or family sedan....
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2010 Mercury Mountaineer Preview Perhaps because the future of the Mercury brand is uncertain, the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer midsize SUV remains unchanged from ’09, when it underwent a marginal upgrade in styling, options, and standar...
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2010 Pontiac G3 Preview Relying on America’s understandable fixation on fuel economy and low sticker prices, Pontiac has decided to bring its G3 subcompact to the U.S. market. The 2010 Pontiac G3, essentially a rebadged Chev...
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2010 Lincoln MKS Preview Appearance-wise, the 2010 Lincoln MKS five-passenger luxury sedan is relatively unchanged from ’09. Performance-wise, however, there’s a world of difference. The much-ballyhooed twin-turbo, direct-inj...
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2010 Cadillac SRX Preview Cadillac has decided smaller is better for its 2010 SRX luxury crossover. It's based on GM’s new Theta Premium program, what it calls its Global Crossover Architecture, which also forms the backbone o...
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2009 Bentley Brooklands Preview The name Bentley oozes sophistication, style, and size. The 2009 Bentley Brooklands is no exception. Introduced for the 2009 model year, the Brooklands is weighty, at over 5,800 pounds; fast, with a 0...
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2008 Mazda B-Series Preview For those who want the versatility of a pickup without the parking hassles, fuel costs, and garage shrinkage of one of those monster-truck wannabes, Mazda offers its 2008 B-Series truck lineup. This p...
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2008 Isuzu Ascender Preview Faced with dwindling sales and an aging design, Isuzu soldiers on with its 2008 Ascender, a value-oriented, midsize, five-passenger, four-door SUV. Offering no third-row seat and uninspiring interior ...
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2008 Isuzu i-Series Preview Except for a few modifications of option packages and the elimination of the i-290 LS trim, the 2008 Isuzu i-Series remains unchanged from 2007. Remaining are the base Isuzu i-290 S, the i-370 LS, and...
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2007 Isuzu i-Series Preview Some changes have been made to the 2007 Isuzu i-Series to give these small pickups more power and performance. Loosely derived from GM’s Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon, styling is what sets the Isu...
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2008 Opel Insignia Preview Much ado was made in July 2008, when Opel introduced its newest entry into the midsize sedan market, the 2008 Opel Insignia. This outrageously stylish sedan replaces the aging-but-venerable Vectra, an...
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2008 Nissan Cube Preview The 2008 Nissan Cube is a five-passenger, five-door, front-wheel-drive subcompact hatchback that’s long on cargo space and visibility, but short on handling, highway performance, and creature comforts...
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2008 Honda FR-V Preview Not quite a minivan – or MPV as it’s called in Europe – and certainly not an SUV, the 2008 Honda FR-V remains unique. The family-friendly FR-V is a five-door, six-passenger hatchback with a distinctiv...
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2009 Maserati Quattroporte Preview Just the name Maserati connotes style, performance, power, and luxury. The 2009 Maserati Quattroporte, a five-passenger Italian-designed-and-built luxury sports sedan, embodies all of these attributes...
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2008 FIAT 500 Preview Admittedly influenced by the success of BMW’s MINI Cooper, Fiat has decided to revive its once-popular 500. The ’08 Fiat 500 is, in its present incarnation, a four-passenger, two-door, front-wheel-dri...
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2009 Lotus Exige Preview Those with some serious money in their pockets and a hankering for the track might want to take a look at the 2009 Lotus Exige. This two-seat coupe, basically a stripped Lotus Elise, is short on cabin...
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2009 Ford Fiesta Preview The U.S. is expected to become a bit smaller in 2011 with the introduction of the Ford Fiesta. Ford is counting on this subcompact, a huge hit in Europe, to eventually take over the world. Available i...
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2009 Opel Insignia Preview In 2008, Opel and its British counterpart, Vauxhall, introduced the 2009 Opel Insignia, a five-passenger sedan that replaces the smaller, stodgier Vectra. Though little is being made of it, Saturn and...
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2009 Mazda B-Series Preview Essentially unchanged from ‘08, the 2009 Mazda B-Series pickup is not for those with serious hauling and towing expectations. What this Ford Ranger twin does offer is a rugged chassis, a lot of maneuv...
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2010 Pontiac Vibe Preview The popular 2010 Pontiac Vibe remains virtually unchanged after a comprehensive re-design in ’09. Versatile yet sporty, the 2010 Vibe is a five-passenger, five-door wagon that takes many of its mechan...
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2009 Cadillac CTS-V Review The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V renews faith that America can, indeed, build a quality automobile. From its supercharged engine to its state-of-the-art suspension and elegant cabin, the CTS-V oozes quality, p...
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2010 Lincoln MKT Preview Lincoln recently introduced its latest foray into the luxury crossover SUV market. The new-for-2010 Lincoln MKT is a seven-passenger midsize crossover that’s loaded with power, performance, handling, ...
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2009 Pontiac G5 Review Basically a rebadged Chevy Cobalt, the 2009 Pontiac G5 offers little in the way of refinement, engine performance, or cabin storage. Fuel economy, however, and affordability, as well as a decent numbe...
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2009 Nissan Armada Review There’s no question that the 2009 Nissan Armada is built to take on some heavy-duty hauling, towing, and off-roading. It’s also feature-laden and priced right. However, poor gas mileage, a distinct la...
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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Review If cavernous room, a big engine, and posh elegance are a priority, stay clear of the 2009 MAZDA5 minivan. If sensible gas mileage, sporty handling, a smooth ride, and adequate interior storage are mor...
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2009 Lexus SC 430 Preview One of the original hard-top convertibles on the market, the Lexus SC 430 has fallen from grace somewhat since its introduction in 2002. The 2009 SC 430 is, essentially, the same automobile it was in ...
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2009 Lexus LX 570 Preview Lexus introduced its premium SUV, the LX 570, for the 2008 model year. With the exception of a new, optional Luxury Package and tinted rear side windows, the 2009 LX 570 remains pretty much the same a...
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2009 Toyota Tundra Review The 2009 Toyota Tundra pickup is sizable and powerful enough to handle all kinds of heavy work. It’s also a capable off-road vehicle as well. But the Tundra is not a Ford, Chevy, or Dodge, and that re...
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2009 Volvo XC90 Review Volvo maintains its reputation for safety and reliability with the 2009 XC90. This well-built crossover SUV should satisfy those looking for a family-oriented, all-weather traveler. There are, however...
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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Review The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is a more-than-capable hauler, as well as a superb off-road vehicle. This does not, however, make it particularly adept around town or on the highway. Though touted as famil...
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2009 Volvo C70 Review The 2009 Volvo C70 combines distinctive styling, entertaining handling characteristics, the security of a hardtop, and the freedom of a convertible, along with impeccable safety credentials. Though no...
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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is an environmentally friendly, well-designed, and well-mannered gas-electric crossover. With abundant standard safety and cabin features, the Highlander Hybrid is co...
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2009 Dodge Nitro Review Those who enjoy rugged looks, decent value, and a capable all-weather vehicle around town will appreciate the 2009 Dodge Nitro. For a superior ride, refinement, and overall utility, however, the Nitro...
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2009 Dodge Dakota Review When equipped with the available V8 engine, the 2009 Dodge Dakota justifies its reputation as a solid workhorse and a mighty tow vehicle. A lack of refinement, some shortcomings in cabin materials, an...
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2009 Nissan Quest Review Declining sales, fierce competition, and pricey options place the 2009 Nissan Quest well below the competition. The Quest does, however, have some notable safety, performance, comfort, and convenience...
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2009 Ford Expedition Review The 2009 Ford Expedition and Expedition EL do exactly what they’re supposed to by carrying a lot of people and cargo comfortably and safely to the campground and the mall. There are better-performing ...
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2009 Dodge Durango Review With its choice of V8 engines and smoothed-out ride, the 2009 Dodge Durango will doubtless find a home with the campers and boaters among us, at least for the moment. But the Durango Hybrid's hefty pr...
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2009 Ford Ranger Review Though not as refined or luxurious as many small pickups on the market, the 2009 Ranger is nonetheless an economical hauler that also handles itself well off-road. A lackluster exterior, lack of stand...
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2009 Lincoln MKZ Review Standard creature comforts, safety, luxury, and just plain value characterize the 2009 Lincoln MKZ. Take out the “luxury,” however, and you have a less-expensive Ford Fusion. A major styling upgrade, ...
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2009 Lincoln MKX Review Despite its luxury features, the pricey 2009 Lincoln MKX may very well get passed up for the somewhat less endowed, but seriously less expensive Ford Edge. That said, the MKX is a safe, comfortable, r...
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Review With power to spare from its V8 engines, a diversity of equipment choices, and solid good looks, the ’09 GMC Sierra 1500 is a truck that ought to do its job well. The jury’s still out as to whether GM...
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Review Although reviews of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan vary widely on a number of issues, the bottom line is that it's a safe and reliable minivan that packs a ton of standard features in addition to a warr...
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2009 Kia Spectra Review The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and great fuel economy. An underachiever in safety ratings and no standard ABS, however, won’t make it popular as a first car for a teen d...
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Review Although there’s a lot to be said for the traditional brand loyalty among owners of full-size pickups, the 2009 Ram 1500 may gain a significant number of new friends in its impressive re-incarnation. ...
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2009 Dodge Caliber Review The 2009 Dodge Caliber is roomy, stylish, and an attractive value. Only the high-end Caliber trims, however, even approach the competition for acceleration, handling, design quality, and pure driving ...
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2009 Chrysler 300 Review Taking a pass on the base 2009 Chrysler 300 LX will reward owners with a well-regarded, powerful, and stylish automobile that will be the envy of the neighborhood. For the most part, the ’09 Chrysler ...
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2009 Dodge Avenger Review As long as owners understand that the 2009 Dodge Avenger aims at value and style, they won’t regret their choice. Chrysler’s best-in-the-business Lifetime Powertrain Limited Warranty provides a lot of...
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2009 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview The GMC Sierra line won the 2008 Automotive Leasing Guide’s Residual Value Award for full-size pickups. By any measure, the 2009 Sierra 3500HD certainly contributes to a possible repeat. Offering two ...
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2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview The GMC Sierra 2500HD, the first in the HD line, is expected to have the best re-sale value in its class. The 2009 Sierra 2500HD is essentially the same truck as the 2008 model - ruggedly built and wi...
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2009 Dodge Charger Review The 2009 Dodge Charger has power and styling aplenty in its higher-end trims. For those who enjoy a few laps around the local race track on the weekend, this is an automobile that memories are made wi...
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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview The 2009 Outlander, Mitsubishi’s entry into the small crossover market, is very similar to the version released in 2007, when it was significantly redesigned. The Outlander’s frame is a result of Mits...
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2009 Toyota Highlander Review The 2009 Toyota Highlander can take the whole team to the game, Mom and Dad to the mall, and the whole clan to Grandma’s in spacious comfort. It's a well-built crossover that does exactly what the bre...
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2009 Ford F-450 Super Duty Preview The 2009 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup can do some huge hauling and do it in style. This brute is delivered with the biggest pickup engine Ford has ever produced, a 6.4-liter twin-turbodiesel V8. This ...
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2009 Ford E-Series Cargo Preview Since 1980, the Ford E-Series Van, also known as the Econoline, has been America’s number-one-selling van. This venerable cargo carrier underwent a hefty redesign in 2008 that included a new grille, u...
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2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty Preview Got a fifth-wheel trailer to haul around? The 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup was made for just that kind of heavy hauling. The dual rear wheel (DRW) F-350 trims – available in only Super and Crew C...
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2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Preview The 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup stands pat after a significant redesign in ’08. Featuring the standard 5.4-liter V8 and a six-speed manual transmission that powers out 300 hp and 365 lb-ft of to...
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2009 Nissan 350Z Preview The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model year and will, afte...
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2009 Dodge Sprinter Cargo Preview The 2009 Dodge Sprinter Cargo Van is pricey and not very fuel efficient, though this doesn’t seem to bother most owners. The Sprinter makes up for these shortcomings in a big way, however, with the la...
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2009 Audi S8 Preview The only change for the top-of-the-line Audi S8 quattro luxury sedan in 2009 is that what had been an optional Premium Package now comes standard. This package includes keyless start, a rearview camer...
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2009 Ford E-Series Wagon Preview Ford has done a little tweaking to its E-Series Wagon – which some still call the Econoline - for 2009. A re-designed instrument panel, standard stability control, a Flex Fuel V8, more options, and re...
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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Preview If you need to do a lot of heavy hauling and towing and you need to look good doing it, the 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 is your kind of truck. This stylish gargantuan may not fit in your present garage, but t...
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2009 Volkswagen CC Preview When is a coupe not a coupe? When it’s the 2009 Volkswagen CC sport sedan. The German automaker has thrown a short jab in its fight to regain a favored position in the U.S. auto market. Just arrived f...
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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Preview The 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 sees virtually no changes from 2008. This heavy hauler still offers four trim levels: ST, SXT, SLT, and Laramie (five if you count the Powerwagon, which is available only in th...
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2009 Mercury Mountaineer Preview A carryover from ’08, the 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is a smallish SUV with a hefty number of standard features. The Mountaineer’s sturdy body-on-frame construction (which it shares with Ford’s Explorer...
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2009 Lincoln MKS Preview Brand new for 2009, the Lincoln MKS has made a splash in the full-sized luxury automobile pond. As the flagship of the Lincoln lineup, the five-passenger, four-door MKS comes loaded with features and ...
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2009 GMC Canyon Preview The 2009 GMC Canyon is, except for one year of free Onstar service and the re-labeling and minor realignment of trim choices, a carryover from ’08. This mid-sized pickup is available in RWD or 4WD as ...
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2009 Audi R8 Preview The 2009 Audi R8 has been described as “an engineering marvel” and “the best Audi yet.” This feature-laden luxury sports car won big at its intro, the 2008 New York Auto Show, and certainly has the lo...
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2009 Dodge Sprinter Passenger Preview Seating for twelve, a cavernous cabin, musical interludes, and a European atmosphere - sounds like a banquet setting. Actually, we’re talking about the 2009 Dodge Sprinter. Described as the “ultimate ...
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2009 Dodge Viper Preview For those of you that absolutely have to make that half-hour commute in 15 minutes, Dodge has the car you need. About $80,000 will buy a 2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Convertible or Coupe that will give you...
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