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Test Drive: 2019 Honda Pilot
For more than 15 years, Honda has offered the Pilot to American families who require three rows of seating, lots of interior and cargo space, and light off-roading and towing capabilities. That formula remains in place for the 2019 Honda Pilot, which gets a freshening that updates its appearance, technologies, and equipment.
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Test Drive: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
For the 2019 model year, the Mustang Bullitt returns for a third time. The latest iteration offers more power, performance, and equipment than a standard GT along with special styling and interior design elements.
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Test Drive: 2019 Lincoln MKC
The Lincoln MKC is a critical component of the luxury automaker’s bid to reclaim its former sales glory. Now, the 2019 Lincoln MKC gets a freshening designed to keep it competitive until a rumored replacement called the Corsair arrives.
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2018 Buick Regal TourX Review
Now that everyone drives a crossover SUV, perhaps wagons will regain their 1970s popularity. If that happens, the new Buick Regal TourX makes a compelling case for Americans seeking a different kind of utility vehicle.
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2018 Ford EcoSport Review
When it comes to the 2018 EcoSport, Ford has nothing to lose. It’s costing them a relative pittance to upgrade the EcoSport for American consumption, ship it to the States from the factory in India, and to market the vehicle to consumers who are rabid for small SUVs.
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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Review
Among full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe is the most popular when it comes to sales, offering plenty of room for passengers and loads of strength for towing.
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2018 Volkswagen Golf Review
The Volkswagen Golf is thoroughly modern in terms of styling, technology, and mechanicals, but uses the same basic recipe it always has, minus the splash of diesel, of course.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review
Can Alfa Romeo carve out some territory for the Stelvio from within the crowded Compact Premium SUV segment? A week-long test suggests the answer is yes.
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review
With a price that starts at just under $51,000, and with styling that mimics the larger and more expensive Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the new Range Rover Velar may prove itself to be the company’s most popular model.
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Test Drive: 2018 Nissan Kicks
Featuring a fresh, Brazilian-inspired design, a healthy dose of standard tech, and armed with a starting price beneath $18,000, the 2018 Nissan Kicks looks to be a formidable player in the small but rapidly growing subcompact SUV segment.
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2018 Nissan Leaf Review
Offering greater driving range, new styling, a reworked interior, and more technology than ever before, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf represents substantial improvement.
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2018 Toyota Sienna Review
The aging Toyota Sienna still gets plenty of love from families on the go, even though it last saw a complete re-do back in 2011. Nevertheless, Toyota makes numerous changes to the 2018 Sienna, from revised front styling to new infotainment and safety technologies.
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2018 Hyundai Kona Review
Though Hyundai already sells the Tucson, it is rolling out an even more diminutive crossover called the Kona. Named after the Hawaiian resort area of the Big Island, the 2018 Hyundai Kona is available in a variety of trim levels, paint colors, and with a choice between different powertrains.
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Test Drive: 2019 Subaru Ascent
Since it discontinued the Tribeca midsize 3-row SUV after the 2014 model year, Subaru has lacked a larger vehicle into which it could direct growing families, and attract new ones. That changes with the debut of the 2019 Subaru Ascent.
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2018 Ford Focus Review
Today, the Ford Focus lineup is diverse. But the time has come for a complete redesign - and that’s happening, starting for the 2019 model year in Europe and China, and then for 2020 in the U.S. market.
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2018 Subaru Outback Review
For 2018, Subaru has made a host of small changes to attract even more people to the Outback as the exterior gets a slight makeover, the infotainment system gets an upgrade, and the ride is tuned to be softer, complementing what is said to be a quieter cabin.
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PowerSteering: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Review
With the new 2018 Wrangler JL, Jeep has made significant strides in terms of improving the SUV’s user-friendliness, technological sophistication, and driving dynamics while at the same time retaining the design, the capabilities, and the image that makes this vehicle an American icon.
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Review
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 delivers, offering cutting-edge styling, high-zoot trim levels, and decent dynamics.
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Test Drive: 2018 Hyundai Kona
Daringly designed, infused with quality, and available in zippy turbocharged format, the new 2018 Hyundai Kona is destined to become a common sighting on American roads.
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PowerSteering: 2018 Subaru Legacy Review
The 2018 Subaru Legacy has standard all-wheel drive, exceptionally safe, roomy and comfortable. It boasts a long-standing record for reliability, and it represents real value.
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