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  • 2018 GMC Terrain Denali AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 24, 2018

    2018 GMC Terrain Denali AWD Review

    Driving Experience GMC has cut the Terrain's weight and made it smaller, which should bode well for the driving experience. While both help, some crucial details hamper higher ratings. Ride …

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  • 2018 Kia Forte5 SX Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 17, 2018

    2018 Kia Forte5 SX Review

    Driving Experience The Forte5 SX is really a blast to drive. Though it's not as taut as a VW GTI or communicative as a Focus ST, it's still pretty damned entertaining for the money. Ride Quality: …

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  • 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab

    By: Wade Thiel
    May 16, 2018

    2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab

    Driving Experience The Tundra feels more truck-like than anything else on the road right now. Ram, Ford, and GM are working hard to smooth out their pickups, but the Tundra reminds you what it's …

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  • 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 11, 2018

    2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4

    Driving Experience You don't expect a pickup truck to be great to drive, but the segment is changing. The 2018 Ram 1500 was quite good, but the new one is that much better thanks to serious …

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  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    May 9, 2018

    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

    Driving Experience The 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is the biggest attention grabber for this vehicle. The neck-snapping acceleration, deep throaty exhaust, and whine of the supercharger is …

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  • 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    May 7, 2018

    2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD Review

    Driving Experience Anyone who thinks wagons are dowdy and boring haven't been behind the wheel of this cat. The XF Sportbrake S is truly thrilling to drive. Ride Quality: The ride is firm with …

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  • 2018 Lexus ES 350 Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    May 1, 2018

    2018 Lexus ES 350 Review

    Driving Experience The Lexus ES is not the luxury sedan to buy if you're looking for something fun and sporty. It's designed and built for the person who wants a comfortable cruiser. For a driver …

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  • 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

    By: Wade Thiel
    April 26, 2018

    2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

    Driving Experience For 2018 the MX-5 is basically a carryover model, and there's nothing wrong with that from a driving standpoint. The car has a playful, easy-to-control driving characteristics …

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  • 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 24, 2018

    2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design Review

    Driving Experience We find it interesting that as you go down the ladder of the Volvo's crossover line, the better they are to drive. The XC90 is decent, the XC60 is good, and the XC40 is a …

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  • 2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 18, 2018

    2018 Ford EcoSport SES 4WD Review

    Driving Experience The EcoSport is one of those vehicles that's just okay when it comes to the overall driving experience. It's neither fun nor totally disengaging, which doesn't bode well for it …

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  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 6, 2018

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review

    Driving Experience The current Elantra is smooth and quiet, but it's no sports sedan. Only the Elantra Sport comes close to being truly fun to drive. Most buyers won't feel the desire to extract …

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  • 2018 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    April 4, 2018

    2018 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4 Review

    Driving Experience This is no sports car, but we don't expect it to be. It's a big honkin' pickup truck meant for off-roading. The surprising part is how good this thing is to drive in everyday …

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  • 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 20, 2018

    2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring Review

    Driving Experience Nobody's expecting the Outback to be a thrilling drive, and with the smaller displacement engine, there's just not enough power to feel confident at highway passing speeds, nor …

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  • 2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro S tronic Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 19, 2018

    2018 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T quattro S tronic Review

    Driving Experience The A5 is an absolute delight to drive, and it strikes a great balance between sporty driving and cruising comfort. We were seriously surprised at how good it was just commuting …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 16, 2018

    2018 Genesis G80 3.8 H-TRAC Review

    Driving Experience The G80 isn't exactly thrilling to helm in terms of sportiness, but it is a great cruiser, providing a ride that's up there with the best the Europeans and Japanese have to …

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  • 2018 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 12, 2018

    2018 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 Limited Review

    Driving Experience Some drivers might like it big and cushy, and that's exactly what the Sequoia is. Unfortunately, that also makes it virtually disconnected from the outside world, and the size …

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  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 9, 2018

    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE Review

    Driving Experience The Velar will likely stay only on the road, despite the fact that it has off-road prowess. It has good road manners and easily backs up its slick looks with a comfortable ride …

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  • 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE

    By: Wade Thiel
    March 6, 2018

    2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE

    Driving Experience The RAV4 isn't a sporty vehicle. It's soft and comfy on the road. It's suited for the family man or woman who needs a smooth riding vehicle that can avoid potholes when necessary. …

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  • 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 5, 2018

    2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Review

    Driving Experience No one would call the last CX-5 harsh on roads, but it defintely leaned towards firm. Mazda not only kept the great driving dynamics of the new version, but it also improved the …

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  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    March 1, 2018

    2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Review

    Driving Experience The Pacifica is one of those vehicles from which you expect very little in terms of driving enjoyment. Minivan detractors would be wrong because it's actually surprisingly good …

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  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T TSI S Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 28, 2018

    2018 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T TSI S Review

    Driving Experience We can't get over how much we enjoyed driving this 'stripper' Golf. How such an unassuming car could be so fun to drive is a surprise of the best kind. It has 30 fewer horses …

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  • 2018 Toyota Corolla SE Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 27, 2018

    2018 Toyota Corolla SE Review

    Driving Experience If you want a car that's thrilling to drive, don't get a Corolla. The car isn't fun to drive, but it is competent and solid-feeling on the road, and we get the feeling that most …

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  • 2018 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 23, 2018

    2018 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE Review

    Driving Experience Nobody who buys a Yaris expects driving thrills or great composure, and they won't be surprised in either department. That being said, we did expect a hair better experience …

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  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 19, 2018

    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport AWD Review

    Driving Experience We didn't expect to like driving the Stelvio Sport Ti as much as we did. It's not only composed and smooth but quite thrilling to drive quickly. It's one of the best crossovers …

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  • 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription Review

    By: Wade Thiel
    February 14, 2018

    2018 Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription Review

    Driving Experience Volvo has a good platform in the XC60. It's competent on the road and the turbocharged and supercharged inline-four provides good thrust. The XC60 T6 isn't as sporty as the Audi …

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  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 13, 2018

    2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD Review

    Driving Experience Not only does the Stinger look good, it sounds and drives at a higher level than its price tag warrants. This is a seriously exciting car for everyday driving and will do wonders …

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  • 2018 Buick Enclave Premium Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    February 6, 2018

    2018 Buick Enclave Premium Review

    Driving Experience The new Enclave drives better than the outgoing model, and our AWD tester benefitted from an upgraded rear axle that manages torque between the wheels and aids in handling. Ride …

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  • 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL S-AWC Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 26, 2018

    2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL S-AWC Review

    Driving Experience Driving the Outlander is less than thrilling, since it doesn't accelerate, handle, or steer particularly well. The V6 engine in the GT 3.0 does make a considerable difference, so …

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  • 2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Plug In Hybrid Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 18, 2018

    2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Plug In Hybrid Review

    Driving Experience MINIs have the reputation for being nimble vehicles due to their compact size and taut chassis. The plug-in hybrid Cooper All4 is more fun to drive than its size would …

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  • 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 8, 2018

    2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD Review

    Driving Experience A car this racy looking should be able to back it up, and the top trim Red Sport 400 has, yep, 400 horses. This trim level is right quick, but a couple of demerits keep it shy of …

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  • 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Inscription Review

    By: Amos Kwon
    January 5, 2018

    2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Inscription Review

    Driving Experience Premium small crossovers should really deliver more than just power and luxury. They should strive for some semblance of driving thrills, and it seems that Volvo has found a good …

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