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  • 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

    By: David Merline
    July 31, 2014

    2014 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

    Kia's UVO infotainment system remains the most user-friendly and bug-free, and the Infinity sound system is also better than those in the Accord and the Camry. Excellent levels of comfort and style. …

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  • 2014 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 30, 2014

    2014 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review

    At a starting price well below 100 large, the XJL stands as a good value-buy against the S-Class. Introduction We've already reviewed a different variant of Jaguar's long-wheelbase flagship XJL. …

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  • 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Review

    By: David Merline
    July 25, 2014

    2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Review

    You know what fake air vents are good for? They're good for taking money out of the pockets of people who don't care that their car is playing dress up. What it is and what it never should be. You …

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  • FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Dodge Challenger

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 22, 2014

    FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Dodge Challenger

    Can it work as a replacement for a second family car, or for something to complement the minivan? Absolutely, so long as you don't mind the gas mileage. Introduction While there's plenty of newness …

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  • 2014 Toyota Prius Review

    By: Tim Healey
    July 21, 2014

    2014 Toyota Prius Review

    One area where the Prius does surprise is in cornering. Introduction Some cars have just one mission in life. Mazda's Miata is meant to be enjoyed on a country road. A Bentley is meant to coddle …

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  • 2014 BMW M235i

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 18, 2014

    2014 BMW M235i

    The TwinPower single-turbo straight-six (code name: N55) is a great motor, with plenty of down-low torque and an engine note that gets pretty loud near redline. Introduction Do you remember the 1- …

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  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 17, 2014

    2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    If you ever need to cross a pile of rocks (or drive over a line of cars in the Bloomingdale's parking lot), the Evoque is ready. Introduction You've likely seen several Range Rover Evoques parked at …

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  • 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback Review

    By: David Merline
    July 15, 2014

    2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback Review

    We spent a solid week logging over a thousand miles on our test car, and with the exception of the Ford Sync, we could find no aspect of this car that didn't impress us. Nevermind the Hybrids, Here's …

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  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 11, 2014

    2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

    If you love the feeling of torque, you're going to be spending plenty of time at the Valero down the street (or sending your assistant to gas it up for you). Main Body The 'S-Class' portion of the …

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  • 2015 Audi A3 Review

    By: David Merline
    July 11, 2014

    2015 Audi A3 Review

    With its base price coming in just under $30,000, the A3 even inches onto the ultra-competitive Accord/Camry playing field, which is where it needs to be if it's going to tempt non-wealthy …

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  • 2014 Lexus ES350 Review

    By: David Merline
    July 7, 2014

    2014 Lexus ES350 Review

    I don't believe I've ever dreamed that driving a car could feel so much like sitting in my chair. Easy on the eyes, and on the hips. The problem with cars these days is there are so many gizmos and …

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  • FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

    By: Tim Healey
    July 3, 2014

    FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

    You know that friend or co-worker of yours who takes feedback a little too seriously and immediately does what you suggest when he or she asks for advice? The Sonata's like that. Introduction Four …

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