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  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    By: Andrew Krok
    December 23, 2013

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    It doesn't pretend to be ultra-plush or anything else that it's not - it's simple, straightforward driving. Introduction There are three things you should know before you buy a diesel. One, the …

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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Review

    By: David Merline
    December 23, 2013

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Review

    The new 'masculinized' design of the new Beetle suits the GSR look, however. It may be silly nostalgia, but it's nicely done. Intro The GSR Beetle is a limited edition model designed to evoke fond …

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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Review

    By: David Merline
    December 23, 2013

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Review

    The new 'masculinized' design of the new Beetle suits the GSR look, however. It may be silly nostalgia, but it's nicely done. Intro The GSR Beetle is a limited edition model designed to evoke fond …

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  • 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    December 19, 2013

    2013 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Review

    We found the ride pleasantly surprising. Introduction In a world of retro-themed muscular pony cars, the Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the most retro of them all.Ford's Mustang may have started the trend, …

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  • 2015 Subaru WRX

    By: Andrew Krok
    December 16, 2013

    2015 Subaru WRX

    The chassis improvements are felt immediately without turning the ride into a Home Depot paint shaker. Introduction The Subaru WRX is an archetype of cheap(ish) Japanese excitement. For less than …

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  • 2014 Chevrolet SS

    By: Andrew Krok
    December 13, 2013

    2014 Chevrolet SS

    We've never seen a car so invested in saving you from the long arm of the law. Introduction For the longest time, the Dodge Charger SRT remained the single big-body, big-displacement sporty sedan …

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  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

    By: Andrew Krok
    December 7, 2013

    2013 Ford C-Max Energi

    Taller passengers won't feel like they're sitting in a Japanese subway car at rush hour. Introduction After writing our little feature delving into the secrets of the plug-in hybrid, I was excited …

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  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

    By: Andrew Krok
    December 3, 2013

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

    This car has singlehandedly turned more heads than any other vehicle we've tested this year. Introduction 'What a weird time to get a Corvette.' My friends are right. The high is currently 23 …

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  • 2014 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

    By: Andrew Krok
    November 27, 2013

    2014 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

    The interior is so comfortable, your passengers may just forget about that all-wheel drift you pulled around the last corner. Introduction Quick, think of the first long-wheelbase luxury sedan you …

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  • 2014 Toyota Tundra Limited Review

    By: Tim Healey
    November 21, 2013

    2014 Toyota Tundra Limited Review

    Acceleration from the 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 is stout - this is a truck that gets out of its own way. It also sounds great while doing so. Introduction Toyota always has been an outsider …

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  • 2014 Acura MDX

    By: Andrew Krok
    November 18, 2013

    2014 Acura MDX

    Like an Elijah Wood poster, you'll get lost in its eyes. Introduction Acura's in the midst of a serious aesthetic shakeup for its entire lineup. Gone is the hearse-like ZDX, and the remaining models …

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  • 2014 Lexus LS 460

    By: Andrew Krok
    November 14, 2013

    2014 Lexus LS 460

    This is a hulking mass that's closer in weight to a neutron star than a stripped-down sports car. Introduction The flagship - an automaker's biggest, most expensive car - is typically chock full of …

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  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

    By: Tim Healey
    November 11, 2013

    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

    If you're often tasked with rally-style driving in deep snow, the Crosstrek handles the white stuff like a champ. Introduction We were traversing a desolate stretch of Iceland in Subaru's first …

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  • 2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line Review

    By: David Merline
    November 7, 2013

    2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line Review

    It's amazing how much fun can be squeezed out of 200 horsepower when you add a turbocharger. Introduction Volkswagen is the quintessential German brand. It represents efficiency and discipline and a …

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  • 2014 Nissan Rogue

    By: Andrew Krok
    November 1, 2013

    2014 Nissan Rogue

    Wait, this author, lauding a small crossover? Heavens to Murgatroyd, what sort of topsy-turvy bizarro-planet are we on?! Introduction The quirky little hen's-egg that was the first-generation Nissan …

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  • 2014 Mazda 3 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    October 30, 2013

    2014 Mazda 3 Review

    One way to get more guts is to opt for the larger 2.5-liter four-pot that makes 184 ponies, but in so doing you'll have to sacrifice the manual transmission, at least for now. Introduction Mazda's 3 …

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  • 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    October 24, 2013

    2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Review

    The IS has near-perfect weight in its steering, with good feel, but as you get closer to the limit, it goes from razor-sharp reflexes to sloppy. Introduction Lexus is in the midst of an image …

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  • 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Review

    By: David Merline
    October 20, 2013

    2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Review

    The Honda Odyssey is an all-frills vehicle with no pretensions of luxury, although it's plenty comfortable. Introduction Minivans have gotten a bad rap. In an era in which bigger is supposed to be …

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  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan

    By: Andrew Krok
    October 17, 2013

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan

    It sounds like Cthulhu tearing the world asunder. Introduction As the fleet company handed us the keys to this week's press loaner, they left us with a very ominous statement: 'You're going to get …

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  • 2014 Nissan Altima Review

    By: Tim Healey
    October 14, 2013

    2014 Nissan Altima Review

    It's a pleasant companion in just about every situation, and longer drives don't lead to fatigue. Introduction Typically, when automakers introduce a redesign to an existing model, the second year …

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  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Review

    By: David Merline
    October 8, 2013

    2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Review

    Getting near hybrid-car mileage from a car that doesn't have a hybrid's sticker price is nothing to spit diesel particulates at. Intro While U.S. automakers are just waking up to the potential …

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  • 2014 GMC Sierra Review

    By: Tim Healey
    October 7, 2013

    2014 GMC Sierra Review

    We give props to the Sierra's steering, which has a nice heft and decent feel. Introduction If you know what the term 'cowboy Cadillac' means, either you live in Texas, you listen to country music, …

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  • 2014 Acura RLX

    By: Andrew Krok
    October 3, 2013

    2014 Acura RLX

    You can opt for the Advance package, which throws more acronyms at you than a teenager's text message. Introduction These days, many of the well-renowned luxury automakers adorn their flagship …

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  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4 Review

    By: David Merline
    September 27, 2013

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4 Review

    To drive this thing to work and back, or to take the kids to school, or to pick up groceries, is a shameful waste of a magnificent machine. Introduction When it comes to vehicles that have the word ' …

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  • 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review

    By: Tim Healey
    September 24, 2013

    2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review

    Our all-wheel-drive tester handled competently, but suffered from typical SUV bugaboos. Introduction Nissan's Juke is one of the oddest-looking SUVs - heck, oddest-looking vehicles in general - on …

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  • 2014 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Review

    By: David Merline
    September 20, 2013

    2014 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Review

    The American diesel cars made during the energy crisis of the 1970s were atrocities - smelly, noisy, and just plain bad. Intro The Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel is a welcome sight in a country that has …

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  • 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

    By: Tim Healey
    September 16, 2013

    2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

    Acceleration is ferocious, swift, and brisk. Digging into to throttle brings grins, skims tread off the rear tires, and quickly drains the gas tank. Introduction Internet speculation and our own off- …

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  • 2013 Nissan Leaf Review

    By: Tim Healey
    September 13, 2013

    2013 Nissan Leaf Review

    Ride is acceptably smooth, with rough pavement posing few problems. The Leaf is comfortable on the highway, and it doesn't suffer much on surface streets. Introduction Nissan's Leaf draws attention, …

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  • 2013 Infiniti G37xs Coupe Review

    By: Tim Healey
    September 9, 2013

    2013 Infiniti G37xs Coupe Review

    It sounds great, too, with a throaty growl that encourages juvenile behavior with the throttle. Introduction Luxury sports sedans and sports coupes are an interesting breed. It's difficult to …

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  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

    By: Andrew Krok
    September 5, 2013

    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

    ...The six does gets going in a relatively snappy fashion without tossing your money into a shredder. Introduction The largest vehicle in Mitsubishi's lineup starts at a hair under $28,000. That …

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  • 2014 Acura RDX

    By: Andrew Krok
    September 3, 2013

    2014 Acura RDX

    The V-6 engine note is one of the best I've heard, short of the Nissan GT-R. Introduction 2014 brings all sorts of new updates to the year-old, second-generation Acura RDX. For example, you get a …

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  • 2014 Toyota Corolla

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 28, 2013

    2014 Toyota Corolla

    Familiarity is clutch in a model that expects its buyers to return over and over again. Introduction There's not much to be said about the new changes in the 2014 Toyota Corolla that we haven't …

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  • 2013 Scion tC

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 26, 2013

    2013 Scion tC

    Toyota's taking a page straight from the drug-dealer playbook - hook 'em while they're young. Introduction Toyota has a knack for building cars that last for decades. It's why you see so many old …

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  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 21, 2013

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

    Sport mode brings to the party noticeably tauter steering and an exhaust note that borders on sexual. Introduction During our tour of Steinbeck country in Chevrolet's seventh-generation Corvette, …

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  • 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Spec Review

    By: Tim Healey
    August 19, 2013

    2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Spec Review

    The clutch and shifter in our manual-transmission test car work well together, and we found the Miata to be easy to drive in traffic, even if it sounded and acted a bit high-strung. Introduction …

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  • 2013 Audi S6

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 14, 2013

    2013 Audi S6

    Try to squeeze every last drop of performance-ketchup from this aluminum und steel Heinz bottle. Introduction Here's our one-word summary of the 2013 Audi S6: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! If you're not into …

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  • 2013 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage S Convertible Review

    By: Ken Glassman
    August 12, 2013

    2013 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage S Convertible Review

    That's quick enough to hear yourself mutter, 'WOW' under your breath. Introduction Whenever you read a review of an Aston Martin, you will usually get a reference (or six) to the Aston Martin DB5 …

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  • 2014 Toyota 4Runner

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 5, 2013

    2014 Toyota 4Runner

    The new 4Runner has been chiseled from Burt Reynolds' chest hair. Introduction There was a whole lot going on during Toyota's 2014 Tundra press event, including a first look at the also-refreshed 201 …

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  • 2014 Toyota Tundra

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 1, 2013

    2014 Toyota Tundra

    Even with a full-size cab, the Tundra drives like a much smaller truck. Introduction Talk about one hell of a refresh. Toyota's upcoming 2014 Tundra has done away with its soft, bubbly exterior in …

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  • 2013 BMW 135is Review

    By: Tim Healey
    July 28, 2013

    2013 BMW 135is Review

    Go ahead, slide it a bit, it won't mind. Introduction The BMW 135is that passed through our office gave us the blues. We're not only referring to its Le Mans Blue exterior paint job, but also its …

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  • 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 21, 2013

    2013 Infiniti M Hybrid Review

    It feels like a $55k car, it moves like a $55k car, and you can tell everybody you're doing your part to save the environment. Introduction Infiniti's M35h is fun. Plain and simple. Whether or not …

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  • 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 18, 2013

    2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab

    It's meant to remind those that can afford this model that their hard work is not in vain. Introduction I feel no shame in admitting that I'm not really a 'truck guy.' This is likely due to my …

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  • 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Review

    By: Tim Healey
    July 15, 2013

    2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Review

    The sportiness doesn't completely end when faced with the kind of road best suited for sports cars. Introduction Minivans continue to exist despite the overwhelming popularity of crossover SUVs for …

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  • The 2013 Turbo Beetle Drops its Top

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 12, 2013

    The 2013 Turbo Beetle Drops its Top

    Make no mistake about it, the refreshed exterior looks much better than the original New Beetle. Introduction The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Turbo is one confused little car. If you check VW' …

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  • 2014 Fiat 500L Review

    By: Tim Healey
    July 3, 2013

    2014 Fiat 500L Review

    Keeping the manual in the lower four gears ensures that the Fiat will be moving a decent clip. Introduction If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than the folks at Mini are probably …

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  • A Jeep of a Different Caliber

    By: David Merline
    June 24, 2013

    A Jeep of a Different Caliber

    The Jeep Patriot definitely falls under the time-honored 'you get what you pay for' rule. Intro Who's side is Jeep on, anyway? If you're an iconic American brand and you're going to make a vehicle …

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  • 2013 Lexus CT 200h Review

    By: Tim Healey
    June 19, 2013

    2013 Lexus CT 200h Review

    The CT has quick reflexes and engaging steering, and sets the edge nicely in a corner. Introduction Lexus likens its CT 200h hybrid hatch to being on par with its ES luxury mid-size sedan and its IS …

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  • 2013 Ford Explorer Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    June 10, 2013

    2013 Ford Explorer Sport Review

    All-out back-road blasting is best left to vehicles of similar power and lower weight. Introduction The term 'sport' in 'sport utility' has always been somewhat of a misnomer. Most SUVs are far from …

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  • 2013 SRT Viper Review

    By: Tim Healey
    June 3, 2013

    2013 SRT Viper Review

    What does inspire confidence -- other than the Hand of God thrust of the motor -- is the big brakes. Introduction Ever since its introduction in 1992, Dodge's Viper has been considered one scary …

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  • 2014 Mazda 6 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    May 26, 2013

    2014 Mazda 6 Review

    The car feels fairly stable when pushed, inspiring confidence in the driver. Introduction When redesigning its Mazda 6 mid-size sedan, Mazda found itself in a precarious position. The first 6 had …

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  • 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Review

    By: Tim Healey
    May 21, 2013

    2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Review

    Introduction What's white and Swedish and semi-swift? Give up? Answer: the Volvo S60 T5 AWD.Volvo positions the T5 as the base trim on its S60 sedan, forcing enthusiast buyers to shell out for T6 …

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  • 2014 Lexus IS Review

    By: Tim Healey
    May 14, 2013

    2014 Lexus IS Review

    The IS feels planted and stable in most instances, with steering that is weighted nicely while providing plenty of accuracy. Introduction Lexus has been trying to beat BMW at the mid-size sports …

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  • 2013 Hyundai Azera Review

    By: Tim Healey
    May 6, 2013

    2013 Hyundai Azera Review

    The car was far more engaging and interesting during cornering. Introduction Once upon a time, the Hyundai Azera was a bland near-luxury sedan that did well as a value proposition against other …

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  • 2013 Buick Enclave Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    May 3, 2013

    2013 Buick Enclave Extended Review

    The Enclave does what it can, and it's smooth and nimble enough at sedate speeds, it's just not something that's meant to be pushed. Introduction Buick's shift to a younger buyer demographic began …

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  • 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    April 24, 2013

    2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

    Most switchgear is easy to read and use, and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system generally fails to annoy. Introduction Automakers face a dilemma when it comes to crossover SUVs of a certain size-- …

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  • 2013 Buick Encore Review

    By: Tim Healey
    April 19, 2013

    2013 Buick Encore Review

    The Encore provides strong enough punch in around-town driving, but it runs out of breath just a bit when passing or climbing a hill. Introduction The story of small luxury crossover SUVs is a …

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  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h Review

    By: Tim Healey
    April 15, 2013

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Review

    Even toggling the selector into Sport mode doesn't do much for performance driving. Introduction When Lexus redesigned the ES for the 2013 model year, it did something it had never done before with …

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  • 2013 Ford C-Max Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    April 4, 2013

    2013 Ford C-Max Extended Review

    The C-Max handles well for a tall hybrid wagon that is meant to be a family-hauler. Introduction If the 2013 Ford Escape strikes your fancy, but you really, really want a hybrid and you're sad that …

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  • 2013 Volvo XC60 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 27, 2013

    2013 Volvo XC60 Review

    No one expects a family-hauling crossover to have a lot of performance chops, but in T6 trim, the XC60 does. Introduction Volvo has a reputation as the automotive equivalent of sensible shoes. …

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  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 22, 2013

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

    The Beetle's steering is twitchy and nervous--especially just off-center--while driving around town, but when hustling on a back road it firms up nicely. Intro Volkswagen Beetle enthusiasts who've …

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  • 2013 Cadillac SRX Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 21, 2013

    2013 Cadillac SRX Review

    The SRX handles a little better than most crossovers, with a suspension that feels tuned to sport. Introduction Cadillac's SRX crossover has plenty of competition, but only one is the main target. …

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  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 21, 2013

    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE Review

    Among a number of changes for 2013 is an attempt at improved steering feel, and Mitsubishi gets this right. Introduction Mitsubishi is a brand in trouble. Its model lineup is small and outdated, and …

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  • 2013 Buick Verano Turbo Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 18, 2013

    2013 Buick Verano Turbo Extended Review

    Buick gets the ride right on this one--it's always smooth and never stressed out, but it's firm enough to be sporty. Introduction Buick is working hard to make inroads in the entry-luxury segment, …

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  • 2013 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 15, 2013

    2013 Dodge Charger R/T AWD Review

    Stab the gas pedal and the Charger just goes, with the accompanying old-school V-8 soundtrack signaling pedestrians and slow-poke drivers to clear out. Introduction There's something to be said for …

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  • 2013 Ford Flex Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 13, 2013

    2013 Ford Flex Extended Review

    The V-6 has plenty of weight to lug around, but it does so adequately for around-town driving and freeway merging. Introduction If you miss station wagons, then Ford has a crossover SUV for you.Ford' …

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  • 2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 12, 2013

    2013 Ford Escape Titanium Review

    Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine packs a fair bit of punch, but it's thwarted by throttle lag. Introduction Car models have a tendency to age quickly. New designs may or …

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  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4X4 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 11, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4X4 Review

    It's clear that the Wrangler has one mission: to go off-road. Introduction There are some vehicles that just make no sense. The Jeep Wrangler and its four-door Unlimited version is in that category. …

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  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 7, 2013

    2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Extended Review

    The extra pep helps with freeway merging, and it's much appreciated. Introduction Many car enthusiasts and members of the automotive press began clamoring for a turbocharged version of Hyundai's odd- …

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  • 2013 Scion FR-S Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 6, 2013

    2013 Scion FR-S Extended Review

    The FR-S is designed to handle twisty roads with aplomb, and it does. Introduction Scion boosted its--and by extension, parent company Toyota's--performance reputation when it unveiled the FR-S …

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  • 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 5, 2013

    2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

    While the steering feel is typical of Lexus--somewhat light and distant--it's not as vague as it once was. Introduction Lexus has been trying to court performance buyers recently by adding its F …

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  • 2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 5, 2013

    2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

    That family hauler mentality carries over to ride and handling. Intro The launch of Infiniti's JX35 tall wagon should be seen as further proof that minivans are passé. Even though Nissan, the …

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  • 2013 Ford Mustang Review

    By: Tim Healey
    March 1, 2013

    2013 Ford Mustang Review

    Both the V-6 and V-8 models feel light on their feet in the corners, almost to a fault. Introduction Ford's famous pony car, the Mustang, is due for a redesign for the 2015 model year, and internet …

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  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 28, 2013

    2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Review

    The Malibu felt nervous when pushed, with a steering system that felt disconnected from what the tires were doing. Introduction For automakers looking to increase fuel economy without sacrificing …

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  • 2013 Acura RDX Tech Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 28, 2013

    2013 Acura RDX Tech Review

    Crossover SUVs are rarely the first choice for aggressive driving on challenging roads, but the RDX held its own. Introduction Stalk any suburban strip mall and you'll find plenty of mid-size and …

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  • 2013 Honda Accord Coupe Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 27, 2013

    2013 Honda Accord Coupe Review

    Getting on the gas too early out of a corner could lead to trouble. Introduction Honda's popular Accord has long come in both coupe and sedan flavors, even though most mid-size buyers are content …

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  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Extended Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 25, 2013

    2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Extended Review

    Unlike with previous Hyundais, there's some steering feel, but it's rubbery. Introduction In the case of the Hyundai Elantra coupe, less might be more. Or so Hyundai hopes.The sedan version of the …

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  • 2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 22, 2013

    2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Review

    Introduction It's no secret that trucks are the favorite choice of the man or woman who works or plays outdoors. Ram is playing to that image with truck that's meant to be a hit with hunters and …

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  • 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 21, 2013

    2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Review

    Need to squeeze into a rapidly closing hole in traffic? Downshift and hit the gas, and the Fiat will get you there just in the nick of time. Introduction Kind of like Goldilocks and the three bears, …

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  • 2013 Toyota RAV4 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 15, 2013

    2013 Toyota RAV4 Review

    Acceleration was adequate following an interminable wait for the transmission to kick down. Introduction Toyota officials are happy to talk about how the first-generation RAV4 was one of the first …

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  • 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 11, 2013

    2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

    On the road, it became apparently almost immediately that this hybrid is the anti-Prius. Introduciton Lexus has been working hard to shed its image as a stodgy brand by trying to give its cars a …

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  • 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

    By: Tim Healey
    February 1, 2013

    2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

    There's a perception of hybrids as plodding slowmobiles that clog the passing lane, but this one doesn't fit that bill. Introduction With all the focus on extended-range electric powertrains and …

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  • 2013 GMC Terrain Denali Review

    By: David Merline
    January 27, 2013

    2013 GMC Terrain Denali Review

    Unless you opt for the 4-cylinder engine we continue to not ever see ourselves buying this type of vehicle. Introduction How do you make a somewhat sensible vehicle utterly ridiculous? That …

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  • 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Review

    By: David Merline
    January 20, 2013

    2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Review

    he addition of a plug-in hybrid to the Prius family seems like a logical step in the Prius' evolution. Intro By making its Prius available as a plug-in hybrid, Toyota has seriously upped the ante, …

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  • 2013 Kia Sorento SX Review

    By: David Merline
    January 16, 2013

    2013 Kia Sorento SX Review

    The Korean automaker has fully come into its own, as the Sorento capably demonstrates. Introduction There's a saying in various trades: 'You can have it fast, cheap, or good, but you can only pick …

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  • 2013 Infiniti FX37 Review

    By: Tim Healey
    January 14, 2013

    2013 Infiniti FX37 Review

    Despite being a capable performer on a curvy road, the FX didn't lose composure when cruising on the freeway or around town. On the Road Thanks to its 3.7-liter V-6 that packs 325 horsepower and 267 …

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  • 2013 Cadillac ATS Review

    By: David Merline
    January 6, 2013

    2013 Cadillac ATS Review

    For a first serious attempt, the ATS is a nice try, and it comes closer to its competition than one might expect. Introduction The Cadillac ATS is being touted as the luxury brand's best chance at …

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  • 2013 Jeep Compass Review

    By: Tim Healey
    January 3, 2013

    2013 Jeep Compass Review

    If the power numbers look anemic, that's because they are. Introduction Jeep's Compass cute-ute is meant to be a boulevard cruiser that can also bash boulders. While there are many SUVs that trade …

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