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  • The 2015 Jeep Renegade Limited Breaks New Ground

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 31, 2015

    The 2015 Jeep Renegade Limited Breaks New Ground

    The Renegade is a fun, quirky take on the rugged style Jeep is known for. Not your average CUV What do you do if you want a vehicle with some of the styling cues from a Jeep Wrangler and other, …

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  • 2015 Jeep Renegade Limited Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 31, 2015

    2015 Jeep Renegade Limited Review

    The Renegade is a fun, quirky take on the rugged style Jeep is known for. Not your average CUV What do you do if you want a vehicle with some of the styling cues from a Jeep Wrangler and other, …

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  • 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 23, 2015

    2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review

    It's the Jeep 4x4 for the 21st century largely because it manages pavement but can thrash like a proper Jeep should When city mouse meets country mouse and births an SUV What happens when you take a …

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  • The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Pulls Double Duty

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 23, 2015

    The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Pulls Double Duty

    It's the Jeep 4x4 for the 21st century largely because it manages pavement but can thrash like a proper Jeep should When city mouse meets country mouse and births an SUV What happens when you take a …

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  • The 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4, the Toughest Taco Yet

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 21, 2015

    The 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4, the Toughest Taco Yet

    The Tacoma is a great truck and a continued improvement for Toyota. An improvement over previous versions of the Tacoma The Toyota Tacoma has been a dominate force in the midsized truck segment for …

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  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4 Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 21, 2015

    2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4 Review

    The Tacoma is a great truck and a continued improvement for Toyota. An improvement over previous versions of the Tacoma The Toyota Tacoma has been a dominate force in the midsized truck segment for …

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  • 2016 Mazda Miata Club Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 14, 2015

    2016 Mazda Miata Club Review

    The Miata shines on open, twisty roads, but it's fun on any street or highway. This is the sports car you're looking for The Miata is the car that has made so many people fall back in love with …

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  • The 2016 Mazda Miata Club is the Roadster We Hoped for

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 14, 2015

    The 2016 Mazda Miata Club is the Roadster We Hoped for

    The Miata shines on open, twisty roads, but it's fun on any street or highway. This is the sports car you're looking for The Miata is the car that has made so many people fall back in love with …

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  • The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Will Help Get It Done

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 8, 2015

    The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Will Help Get It Done

    The ProMaster City Wagon is designed for those who need a cargo van that's easy to use in tight city environments. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Ever try to fit a plumbing snake, pipe wrenches …

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  • 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 8, 2015

    2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Review

    The ProMaster City Wagon is designed for those who need a cargo van that's easy to use in tight city environments. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Ever try to fit a plumbing snake, pipe wrenches …

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  • 2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 4, 2015

    2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium Review

    The S still has an economical powertrain, but the sporty touches and robust technology give it a dose of adrenaline. Intro After 49 years the Corolla is still a best-selling compact sedan. The …

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  • The 2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium Ups the Economy Car Game

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    December 4, 2015

    The 2016 Toyota Corolla S Premium Ups the Economy Car Game

    The S still has an economical powertrain, but the sporty touches and robust technology give it a dose of adrenaline. Intro After 49 years the Corolla is still a best-selling compact sedan. The …

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  • The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Pulls Double Duty On and Off Road

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 3, 2015

    The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Pulls Double Duty On and Off Road

    The Ram Rebel's exterior departs from some of the typical Ram pickup truck visual cues while still staying true to the pickup's well-known identity. A rebellious, capable pickup One thing's for sure …

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  • 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    December 3, 2015

    2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review

    The Ram Rebel's exterior departs from some of the typical Ram pickup truck visual cues while still staying true to the pickup's well-known identity. A rebellious, capable pickup One thing's for sure …

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  • 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 1, 2015

    2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Review

    It's hard to say how unprepared just about everyone is with the power the SVR delivers. Frankly, it's pretty alarming - and accompanied by a raucous exhaust note - the whole cacophony is downright …

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  • The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is a Stilted Supercar

    By: Amos Kwon
    December 1, 2015

    The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is a Stilted Supercar

    It's hard to say how unprepared just about everyone is with the power the SVR delivers. Frankly, it's pretty alarming - and accompanied by a raucous exhaust note - the whole cacophony is downright …

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  • The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring Is a Rare Breed

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    November 30, 2015

    The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring Is a Rare Breed

    For those that want extra oomph and power in their driving experience, let the V6 seduce you with its howling exhaust. Intro Since its beginnings in 1976, the Honda Accord nameplate has become …

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  • 2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 30, 2015

    2016 Honda Accord Coupe Touring Review

    For those that want extra oomph and power in their driving experience, let the V6 seduce you with its howling exhaust. Intro Since its beginnings in 1976, the Honda Accord nameplate has become …

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  • The 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport Changes Its Tune

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 18, 2015

    The 2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport Changes Its Tune

    0-60 is just under seven seconds, which won't resituate your organs - but it won't bore you to tears, either. Lexus revisits its base car's mill rather than its sheetmetal The competition amongst …

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  • The 2016 Fiat 500X Likes to Dress More Than Play

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 13, 2015

    The 2016 Fiat 500X Likes to Dress More Than Play

    The 500X feels like a niche car that Fiat needed but couldn't close the deal on. One of Frankenstein's cuter monsters? Fiat's attempt at a tiny crossover is clearly an interesting one. It's a …

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  • 2016 Fiat 500X

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 13, 2015

    2016 Fiat 500X

    The 500X feels like a niche car that Fiat needed but couldn't close the deal on. One of Frankenstein's cuter monsters? Fiat's attempt at a tiny crossover is clearly an interesting one. It's a …

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  • 2015 Ford Edge Titanium AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 9, 2015

    2015 Ford Edge Titanium AWD Review

    Hello The Ford Edge has been a solid seller in the CUV segment since it was released in 2007. Though it's clearly not long -in-the-tooth when it comes to design (it was nicely refreshed in 2011), …

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  • The 2015 Ford Edge Titanium AWD Gets Fresh and Fierce

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 9, 2015

    The 2015 Ford Edge Titanium AWD Gets Fresh and Fierce

    Hello The Ford Edge has been a solid seller in the CUV segment since it was released in 2007. Though it's clearly not long -in-the-tooth when it comes to design (it was nicely refreshed in 2011), …

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  • 2016 Audi A6 3.0T Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    November 2, 2015

    2016 Audi A6 3.0T Review

    Not many sedans give such a gratifying driving connection, but the A6 pulls this off seamlessly, in an under-the-radar type of way. Intro Classy, sophisticated, tasteful - we could continue with an …

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  • The 2016 Audi A6 3.0T Is as Fast as it Is Fancy

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    November 2, 2015

    The 2016 Audi A6 3.0T Is as Fast as it Is Fancy

    Not many sedans give such a gratifying driving connection, but the A6 pulls this off seamlessly, in an under-the-radar type of way. Intro Classy, sophisticated, tasteful - we could continue with an …

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  • The Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe Aims to Devour the Competition

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 22, 2015

    The Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe Aims to Devour the Competition

    The poetic but purpose-built body and the cockpit like interior should all lead to one thought... this thing better drive like hell on wheels. And it does. It snaps necks and turns heads It's hard …

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  • 2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    October 22, 2015

    2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe Review

    The poetic but purpose-built body and the cockpit like interior should all lead to one thought... this thing better drive like hell on wheels. And it does. It snaps necks and turns heads It's hard …

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  • 2015 Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited Review

    By: David Merline
    October 13, 2015

    2015 Infiniti QX80 AWD Limited Review

    The QX80 is meant to appeal to Land Rover lovers, but rather than looking like a luxury off roader, it just looks like an SUV with a fat lip. Introduction The Infiniti QX80 began life as the QX56, …

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  • 2016 Mazda CX-3 Touring Review

    By: David Merline
    October 5, 2015

    2016 Mazda CX-3 Touring Review

    Between the top-dash-mounted screen and the circular air vents, there's a touch of the Audi look to the CX-3's interior. Introduction We don't mean to oversell Mazda's CX-3 crossover, but it might …

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  • 2016 Honda Pilot Elite Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    October 1, 2015

    2016 Honda Pilot Elite Review

    The Pilot stands out amongst its competitors with ample third-row room, cargo capacity, and fuel economy. Introduction The previous-generation Honda Pilot was looking pretty old by the time it was …

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  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Review

    By: David Merline
    September 28, 2015

    2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Review

    The Tucson, in addition to being outfitted like a luxury vehicle, is as soft and quiet as one. Introduction The Hyundai Tucson was an early entry into the crossover market, debuting way back in 2004. …

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  • 2016 Audi TT 2.0 T Review

    By: David Merline
    September 24, 2015

    2016 Audi TT 2.0 T Review

    This degree of stylistic minimalism is often confused for blandness, when in fact it's the opposite: the few obvious design touches are as dramatic on this car as are the hood lines on a BMW 6-Series. …

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  • 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    September 21, 2015

    2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Review

    Visibility out the Impreza is optimal, but additional safety systems with Subaru EyeSight give you a second set of eyes on the road - and an extra foot on the brake when needed. Introduction There …

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  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    September 17, 2015

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Review

    The Wrangler is, and always has been, an excellent off-road SUV. Introduction If there's any vehicle likely to survive a forthcoming apocalypse, it's the Jeep Wrangler. It's about as simple as a …

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  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Review

    By: David Merline
    September 15, 2015

    2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Review

    The latest look is the Charger's best yet. It's fully modernized while still maintaining enough classic design cues to make it instantly recognizable. Introduction The Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is …

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  • 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    September 10, 2015

    2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker Review

    Is there a lot to like about the Challenger Scat Pack Shaker? Oh, hell yes, there is. Introduction This thing has no right to exist in the 21st century. We're staring global warming in the face, and …

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  • 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD EX-L Navi Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    September 8, 2015

    2016 Honda HR-V 2WD EX-L Navi Review

    If cost has been your main deterrent from buying a crossover, the HR-V opens up the segment to more buyers with its affordability. Introduction Crossovers have officially become the new family car. …

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  • 2015 BMW X6M Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    September 3, 2015

    2015 BMW X6M Review

    In many ways, it's the perfect M car; it's just strange to say that about something that isn't a car at all. Introduction Not that you'd be able to tell, but the BMW X6 is all new for 2015. This …

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  • 2015 Dodge Durango R/T Blacktop AWD

    By: David Merline
    September 1, 2015

    2015 Dodge Durango R/T Blacktop AWD

    Like some weird variation on a mullet, the Durango is business in the back, but instead of 'party' in the front, it's more like 'I'm going to kill you.' Introduction Crossovers are all well and good, …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 27, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S Review

    Despite being larger than before, it's also lighter and quicker than the previous generation. But that only scratches at the surface of what makes this car good. Introduction We have driven several …

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  • 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Review

    By: David Merline
    August 25, 2015

    2015 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Review

    The Mustang looks just as fetching next to museum pieces as it does next to any new mid-priced sports car. Introduction The Ford Mustang, perhaps more than any other semi-new revival of a very old …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet SS Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 20, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet SS Review

    It's a two-and-a-half-ton, rear-wheel-drive, Corvette-engined, manual-transmission middle finger to everyone that doesn't identify as a Luddite. And it's absolutely f@#%ing brilliant. Introduction …

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  • 2016 Scion FR-S Review

    By: David Merline
    August 17, 2015

    2016 Scion FR-S Review

    The FR-S is its own beast (as long as you forget about the Subaru BRZ), and the interior strikes the right note between sportiness and comfort. In other words, it's heavy on the sporty. Introduction …

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  • FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iM

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 13, 2015

    FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iM

    If this is what 'selling out' is to our screw-the-establishment attitude, selling out looks pretty damn nice. Introduction Scion needs a reinvigoration. Its current annual sales are less than single …

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  • FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iA

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 10, 2015

    FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iA

    It's a solid bargain, and if there's one thing we love in our Groupon-curated culture, it's a good deal. Introduction Toyota and Mazda are getting cozy. The two automakers have entered into a …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

    By: David Merline
    August 6, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

    Structural changes have tightened up the Jetta's handling, giving it a fun factor never before thought possible from such a 'boring' car. Introduction For the 2015 model year, the Jetta got a nice …

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  • 2015 Buick Regal Premium II Group Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    August 3, 2015

    2015 Buick Regal Premium II Group Review

    The Regal is an excellent companion for a younger buyer that wants to dip his toes in the pool of entry-level luxury. Introduction When you're tasked with driving a vehicle for several hundred miles …

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  • 2015 Lexus LS 460 Review

    By: David Merline
    July 31, 2015

    2015 Lexus LS 460 Review

    Like its exteriors, Lexus' interiors have changed surprisingly little over the past decade or so. This is a tribute to both Lexus' intransigence and the brand's uncanny ability to deliver exactly …

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  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 29, 2015

    2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe Review

    This car will keep you entertained until the heat death of the universe. Introduction A full-size two-door luxury coupe is not a car. It's an objet d'art, meant for showing off as much as it's meant …

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  • 2015 Ford Focus ST Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 23, 2015

    2015 Ford Focus ST Review

    Even with some relatively hard driving, the ST remains composed, only misbehaving when the driver wants it to. Introduction The 2015 model year brings with it a slightly refreshed version of Ford's …

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  • 2015 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Review

    By: David Merline
    July 22, 2015

    2015 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Review

    The Dart looks great from the front - the current Dodge front end is the best the brand has designed in decades. Introduction The Dodge Dart is Dodge's answer to the Honda Civic. A sensible, …

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  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    July 16, 2015

    2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review

    Ford's famous pony car may have celebrated its 50th birthday last year, but the Mustang is far from a mid-life crisis. Introduction Even after 50 years on the road, the name origin of Ford's famous …

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  • 2015 Kia Sedona SXL Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 14, 2015

    2015 Kia Sedona SXL Review

    We bet Kia will smooth out these imperfections in later updates, and at that time, we won't doubt that it will be going toe-to-toe with the best of the best. But in the meantime, it's sitting in a …

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  • 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    July 10, 2015

    2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium Review

    If you want an utterly capacious full-size sedan with some great styling and wonderful fuel economy, you're going to be hard pressed to pass on the Avalon Hybrid. Introduction The Toyota Avalon …

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  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 Review

    By: David Merline
    July 8, 2015

    2015 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8 Review

    The 2015 Genesis is not only more stylish than other cars in its price range, but very nearly as stylish as ones well above it. Introduction The Genesis is an odd bird. It's a Hyundai that doesn't …

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  • 2016 Acura ILX Review

    By: David Merline
    July 2, 2015

    2016 Acura ILX Review

    Like the Honda Accord, the ILX is capable of delivering driving experiences typical of cars costing twice as much. Introduction The Acura ILX is the entry-level vehicle in the Honda-owned luxury …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S Review

    By: David Merline
    June 29, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S Review

    Fold down the second row and the true beauty of the wagon is revealed. What seemed like a four-door hatchback is now shown to be a crossover-in-waiting. Introduction You don't need a crossover. That' …

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  • 2015 Nissan Murano Platinum Review

    By: David Merline
    June 26, 2015

    2015 Nissan Murano Platinum Review

    The Murano looks like a station wagon that's morphing into a crudely fashioned, fully robotic liger. Introduction The Nissan Murano has undergone quite a transformation from the debut 2003 model. …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

    By: David Merline
    June 23, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

    Sure, the interior is about as minimalist as they come, but it's extremely tasteful, with higher-quality materials than you'll find on any similarly priced car; in fact, it makes one wonder why …

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  • 2015 Toyota Prius V Four Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    June 18, 2015

    2015 Toyota Prius V Four Review

    2015 brings a bit of technology into the mix, but we think that buyers will be more in tune with the things that have made the Prius V great since its inception - passenger space, cargo capacity, and …

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  • 2015 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Review

    By: David Merline
    June 16, 2015

    2015 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Review

    We like the Cruze, and we like diesels, but the combination ends up being less than the sum of its parts. Introduction Often lost among all the brouhaha about hybrids and e-cars is the simple fact …

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  • 2016 Kia Sorento 2.0T SXL Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    June 12, 2015

    2016 Kia Sorento 2.0T SXL Review

    Kia's march towards refinement is only sped up with the Sorento. Introduction Kia has redesigned its Sorento from the inside out, creating a more spacious vehicle that allows the Sorento to fully …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet City Express LT Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    June 11, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet City Express LT Review

    It's not perfect, but it's a very capable performer in this segment, and we would recommend this van to any business or small-business owner that needs a straightforward work vehicle that doesn't …

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  • 2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    June 5, 2015

    2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Review

    So did BMW's gambit of taking two good things, putting them together, and hoping that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, pay off? You're damn right it did. Introduction The BMW 7 Series …

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  • 2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    June 4, 2015

    2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Review

    Sure, it no longer acts like the pillow that the standard GS is, but it stands as a good middle ground between Lexus's 'standard' offering and the forthcoming raucous F model. Introduction The Lexus …

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  • 2015 Lexus ES 350 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 29, 2015

    2015 Lexus ES 350 Review

    This car is for those who prefer to drive from Point A to Point B in what amounts to a couch on wheels. Introduction This is the Lexus ES. It's a platform relative of the Toyota Camry. As such, it …

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  • 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Diesel Crew Cab 4X4 Review

    By: David Merline
    May 28, 2015

    2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Diesel Crew Cab 4X4 Review

    When it comes to big tough trucks that are comfortable enough to make even an upper-upper middle class family feel at home, it's hard to top the Ram 1500. Introduction The Ram 1500 is an excellent …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD Review

    By: David Merline
    May 22, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD Review

    The Trax delivers an impressive 34 mph highway/26 mph city rating, which, along with the Trax's $20,000 base price, makes the Trax a tantalizing option. Introduction Something odd is going on in the …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD LS Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 20, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD LS Review

    In short, you get a lot for your money. But not all of your hard-earned cash goes into MyLink and power door locks; there's a very good truck underneath all those accessories. Introduction Most …

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  • 2015 Audi S3 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 15, 2015

    2015 Audi S3 Review

    Our car, draped in all black, with a few chrome accents, turned quite a few heads. For such a tiny package, it's not short on looks. Introduction It's a weird time to be a German car: Your parents ( …

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  • 2015 Range Rover HSE Review

    By: David Merline
    May 13, 2015

    2015 Range Rover HSE Review

    Of the Range Rover's interior, it should suffice to say that when we reach life's last stop and shed this mortal coil, we only pray we'll be judged favorably, and, as a reward, get spirited away to …

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  • 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 8, 2015

    2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review

    It's a damn great crossover, and it embodies the Toyota experience in a wholly positive way. Introduction For 2014, the Toyota Highlander went under the knife and came out prettier, larger, and - on …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI S Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 6, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI S Review

    This is the top-trim coupe, and even though it lacks navigation, it's packed with more than enough to make its $20,000 price tag seem like the bargain of the century. Plus, it's an absolute blast to …

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  • 2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    May 4, 2015

    2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD Review

    Sensibility is the name of the game with this CR-V. It certainly wasn't a bad car in 2014, but with the speed at which new crossovers are appearing, Honda responded with a quasi-new model that's …

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  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon Review

    By: Lindsay Prossnitz
    April 29, 2015

    2014 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon Review

    It's a safe, reliable, comfortable van that above all else is practical. Introduction As I was heading out of the office on Good Friday, I was handed a set of keys to what would be my temporary whip …

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  • 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

    By: David Merline
    April 29, 2015

    2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

    With a comfortable ride, available AWD, and a first-rate interior, the Sport hits the sweet spot between comfort, utility, and drivability like no other vehicle in its class. Introduction The …

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  • 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

    By: David Merline
    April 24, 2015

    2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

    There aren't really any other cars on the road like it, which makes the 500 Abarth the best way to stand out from the crowd without spending considerably more money. Introduction The Fiat 500 is a …

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  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    April 21, 2015

    2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Review

    While overall trimmings have changed over the years, the general silhouette of the ML remains instantly recognizable. Introduction Walk to your nearest street corner and stand there for fifteen …

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  • 2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 AWD Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    April 17, 2015

    2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 AWD Review

    The Lincoln-family wing-looking front fascia is executed well in the MKC; in fact, it's got the best family face of the whole lineup. Introduction Lincoln is in the midst of reinventing itself. For …

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  • 2015 Lexus ES 300h Review

    By: David Merline
    April 14, 2015

    2015 Lexus ES 300h Review

    If a quiet, comfortable, high-tech ride that goes easy at the gas pump is what you're after, look no further. Introduction Whether it deserves it or not, Lexus has a reputation for making extremely …

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  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Review

    By: David Merline
    April 10, 2015

    2015 Dodge Charger R/T Review

    The trick with a muscle car is to give you that feeling of going right out to the edge, without the fear of falling over it, tumbling a dozen or so times, and hitting the ground and being devoured in …

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  • 2015 Infiniti QX70 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    April 7, 2015

    2015 Infiniti QX70 Review

    It's hard to find a properly sporty mid-size crossover that isn't German and doesn't cost $75,000. The QX70 that we tested is exactly that. Introduction Don't let the name fool you; this is not a …

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  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    April 3, 2015

    2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Review

    It's a wonder how much a little brother can help you grow up yourself. Introduction Back in the day, a C-Class was the most affordable Mercedes-Benz on sale, and it often represented a buyer's first …

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  • 2015 Lincoln Navigator 4WD Review

    By: David Merline
    March 31, 2015

    2015 Lincoln Navigator 4WD Review

    Surprisingly enough, the best thing about the 2015 Navigator is the way it drives. Lincoln has done a fine job bringing a refined, luxury-car-like feel to the Navigator. Intro The 2015 Lincoln …

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  • 2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    March 27, 2015

    2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch Review

    Its capaciousness is remarkable, and its engine works harder than the only janitor in an adult-themed nickelodeon. Introduction

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  • 2015 Ford F-150 4X4 Lariat Review

    By: David Merline
    March 20, 2015

    2015 Ford F-150 4X4 Lariat Review

    The thing that Ford did extra well, the thing they deserve not bullshit-so-you-don't-cry bonus points, but genuine grade-hoisting extra credit for, is letting this truck drive like a truck. …

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  • 2015 Lexus NX 300h AWD Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    March 16, 2015

    2015 Lexus NX 300h AWD Review

    Some people won't like the fact that the NX's sides feature a greater variation of hardness and softness than your average Michelin-starred cheese menu. Introduction If you buy a Lexus, you more or …

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  • 2015 Toyota Camry XSE Review

    By: David Merline
    March 13, 2015

    2015 Toyota Camry XSE Review

    The 2015 Camry's new look (inside and out) is a big step in the right direction, and one that puts it leagues ahead of its fiercest competitor, the Honda Accord. Introduction The name Camry comes …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    March 10, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Review

    This truck is a perfect city pickup, and it's easily the best midsize truck on sale right now. Introduction When we drove the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado late last year as part of a media drive event in …

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  • 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    March 6, 2015

    2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

    It's still got some of that Lexus sensibility, but thankfully, it's nowhere near boring. If anything, it's packing the character that its German competition has been lacking of late. Introduction As …

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  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4 Review

    By: David Merline
    March 4, 2015

    2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4 Review

    Jeep has done a commendable job making an interior that strikes a delicate balance between trail-smashing toughness and butt-massaging luxury, while still needing to be durable enough to handle …

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  • 2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    February 27, 2015

    2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax Review

    Strong fender lines on the side, along with the double-grille up front, give the truck an illusion of size that makes you feel like you're walking up to a battleship. Introduction Full-size pickup …

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  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    February 25, 2015

    2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium Review

    Behind the boring exterior lies a car that will fulfill its prime duty with the utmost precision. Introduction This is a Volkswagen Passat. It is a car. It has an engine. If our prose needed to …

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  • 2015 Toyota Yaris SE 5-Door Review

    By: David Merline
    February 20, 2015

    2015 Toyota Yaris SE 5-Door Review

    The SE trim does provide a sportier, transmission, as well as larger disc brakes in the rear and larger wheels, making it the only Yaris trim offering any chance for fun-making. Introduction The …

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  • 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon SLT Review

    By: David Merline
    February 16, 2015

    2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon SLT Review

    This is a van that can be driven with ease on crowded city streets, and can fit comfortably into a standard parking space. That's something not even all SUVs can do. Introduction Although Ram is …

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  • 2015 Kia Soul EV Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    February 9, 2015

    2015 Kia Soul EV Review

    The Soul has great visibility (thanks in part to its taller roof), great head room (again, the roof), and a back seat that's not uncomfortable for full-size adults. Introduction Electric cars are …

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  • 2015 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    February 6, 2015

    2015 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring Review

    Unburdened by neither gross oversimplification nor gross complication, the Mazda3's interior has that feeling of just enough that makes the car feel like it should cost more. Introduction For the …

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  • 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium AWD Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    February 5, 2015

    2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium AWD Review

    With the refreshed-for-2015 Sienna, Toyota's mounting an offensive that Honda might not be able to hold off. Introduction Minivans have been around for quite some time now, and despite the onslaught …

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  • 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 Review

    By: David Merline
    January 30, 2015

    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 Review

    Although visually it's impossible to ever forget you're in an SUV (the ride height seems more elevated in this vehicle versus other competing off-roaders), performance-wise, you never feel like you' …

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  • 2015 Acura TLX 2.4 Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    January 23, 2015

    2015 Acura TLX 2.4 Review

    When it comes down to it, if you're willing to pay a bit more for a no-nonsense, technologically up-to-date Accord, the TLX should be at the top of your list. Introduction Just like how mommy and …

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  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    January 19, 2015

    2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Review

    Between the Sport's luxurious appointments and its high, commanding driving position, it's hard not to feel like royalty behind the wheel. Introduction Up until the 2014 model year, the Land Rover …

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  • 2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS 5-Door Review

    By: Richard Noel
    January 16, 2015

    2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS 5-Door Review

    The large front grille of the Sonic had become completely encased in ice, giving it the appearance of a pissed off Yeti. Introduction The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS seemed appropriate to drive to the 20 …

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  • 2015 Lexus RC-F Review

    By: David Merline
    January 14, 2015

    2015 Lexus RC-F Review

    The back seats are seats only if you consider your laptop bag to have an ass. Full-size adult humans can fit in the back seats, amazingly, but it's not a place they'll want to be for long, especially …

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  • 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T Review

    By: Andrew Krok
    January 9, 2015

    2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T Review

    While there is equity in familiarity, it can do a disservice to the buyers who want a proper 21st-century experience. Introduction In a world where the German Big Three (BMW, Mercedes, Audi) each …

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  • 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review

    By: David Merline
    January 1, 2015

    2015 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review

    Since Mitsubishi is clearly not worried about making the interior look fancy, why not go all-out utility? Introduction Although the Outlander P-HEV plug-in electric is the hottest selling (it's the …

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