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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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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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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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