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2019 Ford F-150 Review
The F-150 light-duty pickup is by far the most popular version of Ford’s F-Series and covers the waterfront with a wide range of models and features and more powertrain choices than any competitor.
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2019 Kia Optima Review
Ironically, the golden age of midsize family sedans is upon us. Every one of them is stylish, comfortable, technologically advanced, and enjoyable to drive. But not all of them supply the sheer value you’ll find in the Kia Optima.
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2019 Chevrolet Colorado Review
From basic work truck to beastly off-roader, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado delivers practicality as a daily driver and the means by which to fulfill all of your wild and wooly weekend plans.
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Review
Although the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is essentially the same vehicle that was last redesigned for 2014, this year the automaker slightly refreshes it inside and out, giving it new styling details and revised driving characteristics. Find out what we think...
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2019 Audi A7 Review
Audi has redesigned half of its sedan and sportback models for 2019. The 2019 Audi A7, the subject of this review, is the sportback, sleek and stylish on the outside, upscale and technologically advanced on the inside, and a true delight for all of your senses.
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
Even though the Jeep Grand Cherokee hasn’t been redesigned since the current generation was introduced in 2011, it remains one of the best-selling SUVs in America. That makes it an important vehicle, so we spent a week driving a couple of examples. Here's what we think...
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2019 Genesis G70 Review
When Korean automaker Hyundai conceived its upstart luxury brand Genesis a few years ago, it first set out to establish luxury segment credibility with a trio of sedans. Joining the flagship G90 and mid-lux G80, the new-for-2019 G70 is its compact offering. Find out what we think...
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Test Drive: 2019 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is critical to the company’s success. So for the 2019 model year, the most popular version of the Civic—the sedan—gets a refresh. We take the new Honda Civic Sport sedan for a test drive...
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2019 Toyota C-HR Review
Introduced for the 2018 model year, the Toyota C-HR is one of the first entries to go the sport-utility coupe route at the entry-level end of the price spectrum. The big idea: big styling in a small package. It’s working.
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2019 Toyota Prius Review
Most recently redesigned for 2016, and continuing to adhere to the template that made the 2004 Prius a hit, Toyota updates the hybrid model for 2019. Check out our review of the 2019 Toyota Prius...
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2019 Ford Edge Review
With the updated and upgraded 2019 Edge, Ford takes safety seriously. Furthermore, as consumers transition away from cars and into SUVs, some people still want to drive something fast and fun. Ford addresses that desire, too, with the twin-turbocharged, performance-tuned Edge ST.
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review
While its presence in the United States has diminished over the last decade or two, Mitsubishi attracts a steady stream of buyers for its crossover SUVs. We take an in-depth look at the Outlander Sport, the oldest offering in Mitsubishi’s lineup.
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Review
The all-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid makes a bigger splash with plug-in hybrid (PHEV) capability. There is a catch, though. Find out what our expert thinks...
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Test Drive: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
For 2019, the Mercedes CLS is completely redesigned, based on the E-Class platform and retaining its 4-door coupe design approach. We go for a day-long drive of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53...
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2019 Honda CR-V Review
For almost 20 years, Honda has produced one of the best-selling crossover SUVs—the popular CR-V—consistently delivering the right blend of utility, value, and dependability. With the 2019 Honda CR-V, the automaker doesn’t mess with success. Read our review here...
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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review
While Chevy has had mixed success with the Blazer name, for 2019 it is resurrected and attached to a design-forward midsize crossover. We drove one for a week to see if it meets the needs of a 4-member family.
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Test Drive: 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
To experience the automaker's new light-electrified hybrid drivetrain, we headed to San Francisco to drive the twin-turbocharged 2019 Mercedes-AMG E 53 sedan.
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2019 Honda Passport Review
For the 2019 model year, Honda addresses growing consumer interest in 5-passenger midsize SUVs by chopping some length out of a Pilot while ditching the third-row seat. The result? The all-new Passport.
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2019 Ram 1500 Review
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has redesigned its Ram large pickup trucks for 2019. Given the popularity of pickups, it was time to give the light-duty Ram a week-long workout. Find out what our expert thinks...
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2019 Audi A6 Review
The newest iteration of Audi’s luxurious midsize sedan, the eighth-generation 2019 A6, features artful design inside and out, cutting-edge technology, and ear-to-ear grin-inducing dynamics.
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2019 Toyota Highlander Review
Last redesigned for the 2014 model year, it is likely that the 2019 Toyota Highlander will be the last of the current generation before a full redesign. The question, then, is this: Should you get a Highlander now, or should you wait and get a Highlander later? Find out what our expert thinks...
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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
No longer content to be a chromed-up and squared-off version of the Chevrolet Silverado, the redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 offers more distinctive style and exclusive amenities compared to its more common corporate sibling. Find out more in our full review...
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Test Drive: 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus
While the electric drivetrain changes to the new Nissan Leaf Plus certainly make this EV easier to live with, a handful of flaws keep its competitors on an EV shopper’s list.
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2019 Lexus ES Review
No longer an entry-level Lexus model, the ES is a full-fledged premium car. The question, then, is whether or not the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES makes the ranks of cars typically owned by members of the C-Suite. We find out...
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2019 Hyundai Tucson Review
Subtle yet effective updates for the 2019 model year make the Hyundai Tucson well worth consideration in one of the hottest and most competitive segments in America.
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Test Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV
Affordable, long-range electric cars are becoming more widely available. The trend shifts into high gear in 2019 with the debuts of the Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro EV. We take the latter for a test drive...
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2019 Lexus UX Review
Lexus enters the subcompact luxury crossover fray with the all-new UX, or “Urban X(cross)-over,” including a hybrid version. We try it on for size...
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2019 Kia Forte Review
The 2019 Kia Forte is completely redesigned, and the changes are dramatic enough to warrant greater consideration by a much wider audience. Find out what one of our auto experts thinks about the new Forte...
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2019 Mazda CX-9 Review
Some people might be drawn to the Mazda CX-9 solely for its looks, but this SUV’s beauty is more than just skin deep. Find out what one of our experts thinks of Mazda's midsize 3-row crossover SUV...
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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review
The Volkswagen GTI made its debut on American shores back in 1983. Almost four decades later, much has changed, but the 2019 Golf GTI, based on the seventh-generation Golf, still delivers European flair at a reasonable price. Find out what one of our experts thinks...
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review
When you catch a balmy summer evening with the sun kissing the horizon, no car - not even one wearing a luxury badge - makes a better conveyance than the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, a drop-top convertible in its purest form. Read our full review...
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2019 Hyundai Elantra Review
Sometimes, all you need is basic transportation. You need a car that’s safe, reliable, and roomy enough to get you around. The Elantra is a car like that. Get all the details in our 2019 Hyundai Elantra review...
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2019 Nissan Altima Review
In order to stay competitive with the two Goliaths of the industry, the new-for-2018 Accord and Camry, Nissan has rolled out the redesigned, sixth-generation 2019 Altima. Find out what our expert thinks of the new Altima...
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Test Drive: 2019 Nissan Maxima
Once upon a time, the Nissan Maxima was known as the “4-Door Sports Car.” Does the refreshed 2019 Maxima live up to the billing? A brief drive in the new Platinum Reserve trim level suggests that it might.
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Test Drive: 2019 Nissan Murano
Nissan gives the 2019 Murano several updates this year, changes expected to keep the 5-passenger midsize SUV competitive. We take it for a test drive...
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2019 Kia Sorento Review
This year, the popular 2019 Kia Sorento gets a bunch of subtle upgrades inside and out, so it was time to see if this midsize crossover remains worthy of inclusion in your driveway.
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2019 Honda HR-V Review
Made by a company with a longstanding reputation for reliability, equipped with one of the most practical interiors in its segment, and offering the promise of all-wheel drive and good fuel economy at a low price, the Honda HR-V appears to check all of the right boxes for this type of a vehicle. Find out what our expert thinks...
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Test Drive: 2019 Toyota RAV4
Toyota says that, excluding pickup trucks, the RAV4 is the best-selling vehicle in America. And now that the completely redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 is going on sale in December 2018, the consumer migration to crossover SUVs shall soon be complete.
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review
With the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 light-duty truck, the company is hoping that its all-new pickup will retain Chevy devotees while winning over new fans. Find out what our expert thinks...
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2019 Mazda CX-3 Review
Does it make sense to skip the Mazda3 hatchback in favor of a CX-3 crossover? That’s the question we wanted to answer by spending a week with a Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring.
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Test Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro
In a world where consumers increasingly favor SUVs, the traditional Detroit Big 3 have not only preserved but are doubling down on their sports coupes. Dodge keeps adding horsepower to the Challenger. Ford keeps refining the Mustang. And for 2019, Chevrolet gives the Camaro a makeover.
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2019 Infiniti QX80 Review
It’s been nearly a decade since the current Infiniti QX80 debuted for 2011 (it was called the Infiniti QX56 back then). That’s an eternity in car years, but the QX80 did receive a freshening for 2018. This year, Infiniti debuts the new 2019 QX80 Limited. Find out what our expert thinks...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Review
Jeep wants you to think of the updated 2019 Cherokee as a midsize SUV. The company even found some extra luggage space behind the rear seat in an effort to improve its rather unimpressive cargo volume numbers. Find out what we think...
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Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
Quietly, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has eclipsed the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Nissan Leaf as the affordable electric vehicle (EV) with the most driving range per charge. After a short hour-long drive in Southern California, Hyundai’s EV impresses, and is clearly competitive with the segment leaders.
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Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Nexo
The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a dedicated fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and when it goes on sale by the end of 2018, it will be available only in areas where hydrogen re-fueling is possible.
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2019 Acura MDX Review
While the Acura MDX is likely in its last year or two before a redesign is due, it still has plenty of advantages to meet the needs of people who want to drive something a little bit fancier than a Honda Pilot. Read our review of the 2019 MDX A-Spec...
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2019 Acura RDX Review
While the NSX sports car might serve as Acura’s halo vehicle, models like the RDX pay the bills and keep the lights on. For 2019, the RDX is completely redesigned and re-engineered to Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance ethos. Find out what our expert thinks of the new RDX...
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2019 Honda Insight Review
The all-new 2019 Honda Insight doesn’t look radical. It drives like a normal car. But it’s a hybrid that is just as roomy and commodious of cargo as a Honda Civic. Does this play for normalcy, especially in contrast to the rather wild-looking Toyota Prius, make sense for Honda? Read on to find out...
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Test Drive: 2019 Subaru Forester
The Forester is critical to Subaru's health. That’s why the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester needs to be exactly right for the target customer. And that’s also why the new Forester doesn’t stray far from the recipe that has made it successful for more than two decades.
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review
Volkswagen has redesigned the Jetta for the 2019 model year, the first time the company has done so in eight years. A 4-door sedan that competes on the larger end of the compact car segment, the Jetta is Volkswagen’s most popular model in the U.S.
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2019 Volvo XC40 Review
Another new Volvo for 2019 is the plucky little XC40 SUV. Officially the least expensive way to get into a Volvo, the XC40 is also the first model available through the company’s new Care by Volvo subscription program.
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Test Drive: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Even Hyundai says the outgoing Santa Fe family looked and felt more like a minivan than an SUV. From their clean, understated styling to how they drove and felt from behind the steering wheel, the 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport and 7-passenger Santa Fe simply weren’t rugged enough to appeal to SUV buyers. But the automaker aims to change that with a 2-pronged replacement strategy.
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2019 Subaru WRX Review
Bleating its signature turbocharged boxer-type 4-cylinder engine symphony through its new high-flow performance exhaust system, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI ripped up Mulholland Highway after a sunset run along the beach, its steering responsive LED headlights illuminating the way in rapidly dimming light.
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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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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review
In a world gone mad with a multitude of crossover type vehicles in every size and price point, a sane alternative cries out in the dark, touting almost as much utility, greater fuel economy and, in many cases, a lower price point. That car? The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback...
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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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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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Test Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX50
Entering a crowded segment, the new 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that adheres to the most popular recipe for this type of vehicle. Join us as we take the new QX50 for a test drive...
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