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  • 2012 Dodge Journey SXT Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 25, 2012

    2012 Dodge Journey SXT Review

    As befits its mission, the Journey struck us as competent in all fields, not standing out in any way. Introduction Is it a minivan? A crossover? Or something in between?Technically, Dodge's Journey …

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  • 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 24, 2012

    2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Review

    Where the C-MAX shines is in ride and handling. The ride is sporty but never overly stiff, and the C-MAX offers nicely weighted steering with a precision accuracy rarely found in this class. Meet the …

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  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 Review

    By: David Merline
    August 17, 2012

    2013 Mazda CX-5 Review

    Most of the time we forgot we were driving a crossover, which is about the biggest compliment we can think to give a car in this category. Intro The CX-5 is Mazda's new compact SUV/crossover and is …

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  • 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 15, 2012

    2012 Jeep Liberty Sport Review

    As car reviewers, we have an obligation to be mean when it's called for, and with the Liberty, that's called for plenty. The Basics Today's class of mid-size SUVs is generally lacking old-school …

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  • 2012 Prius C Review

    By: David Merline
    August 13, 2012

    2012 Prius C Review

    The Prius C comes out of the gate seriously handicapped. It's already garnered more than its share of negative press, but we approached it with an open mind, ignoring the haters and even wanting to …

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  • 2012 Hyundai Azera Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 11, 2012

    2012 Hyundai Azera Review

    The car isn't a road rocket, but merging and highway passing aren't problems. Introduction Hyundai has been expanding upmarket of late, and while the original Azera was an attempt to tap into the …

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  • 2012 Ford Edge Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 10, 2012

    2012 Ford Edge Review

    It's not particularly fun to pilot, but it never gets nervous about where it's going. Intro In the mid-size crossover game, 'competent and satisfying' might prove to be more appealing to buyers than …

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  • 2012 Chrysler 200S Review

    By: David Merline
    August 5, 2012

    2012 Chrysler 200S Review

    The most noticeable difference between the 200 and its Sebring forebear is everything. Intro Chrysler introduced the 200 as the replacement of sorts for its much-reviled Sebring, and as a midsize …

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  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth and 2012 Fiat 500 Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 3, 2012

    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth and 2012 Fiat 500 Sport Review

    The Abarth is a noisy brute, with a bleating exhaust that sounds out of place in such a small urban scooter. Introduction Fiat's return to American shores has been led by the pint-size 500, and now …

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  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 2, 2012

    2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Review

    We expected a better-handling SS, and while we got that, we also got a car that was a baby ZL1. Introduction If the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tickles your fancy but you don't have more than $50K sitting …

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