Tag: 2014 MODELS

 3 Comments on Off-Road Fun With a Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate
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Off-Road Fun With a Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate

Toyota is saying “good-bye” to its FJ Cruiser in a big way. To mark the end of this utility vehicle’s…

 7 Comments on Grand and Efficient Sedan: Toyota Avalon Hybrid
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Grand and Efficient Sedan: Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Latest edition Toyota Avalon hits all the right marks. After three consecutive weeks of driving hybrid electric vehicles, little did…

 3 Comments on Active Hybrid: 2014 Lexus CT 200h
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Active Hybrid: 2014 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus has taken its own approach to the premium/luxury segment. Its model line is composed mostly of a variety of…

 6 Comments on Extended Electric Range: 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In
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Extended Electric Range: 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In

The Toyota Prius is the best-known hybrid in the world. It is also a consistent top seller for Toyota, with…

 8 Comments on Raw to the Core: 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT
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Raw to the Core: 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT

Where the fun begins. Say “muscle car and the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro immediately come to mind. These two…

 7 Comments on American Luxury Sedan: 2014 Lincoln MKZ
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American Luxury Sedan: 2014 Lincoln MKZ

The Ford Motor Company has turned its attention to reviving Lincoln, once a leading luxury brand. In the past decade…

 0 Comment on Versatile Crossover: 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE
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Versatile Crossover: 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE

Toyota offers customers six utility vehicles — seven if you include the FJ Cruiser that is being retired this year….

 4 Comments on Driven: 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T (FWD)
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Driven: 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T (FWD)

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s larger, but not largest crossover. Here a crossover, there a crossover. The market is flooded…

 7 Comments on Performance Luxury Sedan: 2014 Lexus IS F
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Performance Luxury Sedan: 2014 Lexus IS F

Exploring the performance side of the Lexus house. Think “Lexus” and the usual terms such as “luxury” and “quality” come…

 8 Comments on Bargain Hatch: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV
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Bargain Hatch: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

Heated seats, power accessories and a CVT. Survey Nissan’s product line and you will find multiple models priced from under…

 8 Comments on Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
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Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

One year after taking delivery of my first 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee test vehicle, the fourth model pulled into my…

 3 Comments on Compact Crossover: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited FWD
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Compact Crossover: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited FWD

Invariably, when I am asked my opinion about a new passenger vehicle, the conversation includes one or more crossover utility…

 7 Comments on Hauled It: 2014 Nissan NV200 Cargo Van
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Hauled It: 2014 Nissan NV200 Cargo Van

Driving the little van that could. Cars, trucks, utility vehicles and vans have come and gone, but there has been…

 9 Comments on Midsize Maven: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited
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Midsize Maven: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited

The Hyundai Sonata is not the best selling vehicle in the midsize segment. That honor belongs to the Toyota Camry….

 6 Comments on Behind the Wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD
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Behind the Wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD

Infiniti has changed its model naming convention by assigning a “Q” or a “QX” to precede the two-digit name for…

 5 Comments on 2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro: Diesel Does It!
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2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro: Diesel Does It!

Audi diesel delivers excellent fuel economy and performance. My first and only diesel vehicle was a used 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit,…

 1 Comment on Redemption: Lincoln MKZ is a Hit
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Redemption: Lincoln MKZ is a Hit

Whether you love it or hate, the Lincoln MKZ is a sales hit for Ford’s luxury brand. One of five…

 7 Comments on 2014 Hyundai Azera: Value-Oriented Luxury
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2014 Hyundai Azera: Value-Oriented Luxury

Second-generation model makes a luxury statement. The current Azera features Hyundais fluidic sculpture design language. Hyundai offers four medium to…

 6 Comments on 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: Green Dreams
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2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: Green Dreams

You can make your green dreams a reality with the Fusion Energi. ===MPG figures updated June 12, 2014 per the…

 8 Comments on 2014 Dodge Durango Limited: Classy Crossover
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2014 Dodge Durango Limited: Classy Crossover

Shop for a larger sport utility vehicle and you’ll soon find that the market is now dominated by crossovers. These…

 8 Comments on 2014 Toyota Corolla: Best Bang for the Buck?
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2014 Toyota Corolla: Best Bang for the Buck?

Small sedan provides big value. The Toyota Corolla may offer the best bang for the buck, a five passenger front-wheel…

 3 Comments on Sporty Sedan: 2014 Buick Regal GS
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Sporty Sedan: 2014 Buick Regal GS

A North American sedan with European roots. In 2013, GM sold more than 9.7 million vehicles worldwide for one of…

 9 Comments on Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe
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Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe

Electrified Cadillac is provocative and swank. You may have heard the narrative: the Cadillac ELR is an overpriced Chevrolet Volt,…

 4 Comments on New Honda Civic Models Pace 2014 Line
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New Honda Civic Models Pace 2014 Line

Feb. debut for hybrid and natural gas models. More than four decades after its US launch, the Honda Civic is…

 4 Comments on Charleston: Drayton Hall and a 2014 Toyota Highlander
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Charleston: Drayton Hall and a 2014 Toyota Highlander

Charleston, SC was the host city for an Urban Adventure, the theme for Toyotas week-long media event featuring its all-new…

 5 Comments on Living Large With the Hyundai Equus Ultimate
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Living Large With the Hyundai Equus Ultimate

The Hyundai Equus is the top-of-the-line model in this Korean brands arsenal, a true-blue full-size luxury sedan that is in…

 3 Comments on Stepping it Up With the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4
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Stepping it Up With the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4

How do you cater to the pickup truck buyer that wants the next big thing? Usually, that means offering more…

 7 Comments on 2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover
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2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover

It isn’t too often that the same model shows up in my driveway within three or four months, but when…

 9 Comments on Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Porsche Cayman S Eye Candy
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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Porsche Cayman S Eye Candy

Porsche Cayman S delivers the bite. Porsche is a name that is widely known, but it may not be fully…

 5 Comments on Subaru BRZ: Lets Drift!
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Subaru BRZ: Lets Drift!

The attainable sports car: 2014 Subaru BRZ. One week with the Subaru BRZ has changed my mind about small, sports…