Tag: 2015 CARS

2015 Subaru Crosstrek
0 167  4 Comments on On the Road With a Subaru XV Crosstrek
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On the Road With a Subaru XV Crosstrek

Just as it enters its fourth year, the Subaru Crosstrek drops its “XV” designation. As for the model at hand,…

0 186  5 Comments on On the Road With an Infiniti Q50S
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On the Road With an Infiniti Q50S

Ah, naming convention changes. Lincoln has done it. Cadillac is doing it…again. And Infiniti has also accomplished a change in…

0 154  10 Comments on Chrysler 200S: Premium, Mainstream Sedan
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Chrysler 200S: Premium, Mainstream Sedan

The Chrysler 200S supplies premium features to the product line. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne did in 2014 to the…

0 325  9 Comments on Cadillac CTS Vsport: Twin Turbo Performance
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Cadillac CTS Vsport: Twin Turbo Performance

Automotive analysts drive me nuts! Well, not all — after all, I am an analyst myself. What infuriates me is…

0 121  8 Comments on Sporty Crossover: 2015 Nissan Murano
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Sporty Crossover: 2015 Nissan Murano

There are no lack of SUVs on the market and Nissan itself is well represented. From its diminutive Juke to…

0 144  3 Comments on Buick Regal GS AWD: Accessible Opulence
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Buick Regal GS AWD: Accessible Opulence

The Buick brand is enjoying a not-so-quiet renaissance, one where its entire fleet has been overhauled in the space of…

0 406  13 Comments on Premium Value: Chrysler 300 Limited
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Premium Value: Chrysler 300 Limited

You can get big V-8 power in the Chrysler 300, but a standard V-6 may meet your expectations for this…

0 332  7 Comments on Upmarket Sedan: 2015 Hyundai Azera
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Upmarket Sedan: 2015 Hyundai Azera

In the Hyundai pecking order, the Azera sits between the midsize Sonata and the luxury Genesis sedan. That placement means…

0 181  6 Comments on Contemporary American Graffiti: 2015 Ford Mustang GT
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Contemporary American Graffiti: 2015 Ford Mustang GT

These are heady days for the auto industry as an assortment of muscle cars influence the market. The Ford Mustang…

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Make it Five: Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Wagons have not sold well in the United States, but that isn’t stopping Swedish automaker Volvo from introducing a variant…

0 139  2 Comments on Natty Sport Coupe: Lexus RC 350
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Natty Sport Coupe: Lexus RC 350

Lexus brings to the world an affordable sport coupe that isn’t a convertible. The RC is derived from three Lexus…

1 182  9 Comments on New Car Affordability: Nissan Versa Note
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New Car Affordability: Nissan Versa Note

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note, a five-door subcompact hatchback. Someone at Nissan has a sense of humor. Or perhaps they…

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Godzilla Untamed: 2015 Nissan GT-R

Every once in a while I hit the Mother Lode with my weekly drivers. That bonanza comes chiefly in the…

0 101  0 Comment on Honda Fit EV Lease Reduced to $199 Month
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Honda Fit EV Lease Reduced to $199 Month

The EV market is overloaded with models as demand is, at best, tepid. Shoppers looking for a deal may not…

0 148  8 Comments on On the Road With the Family Toyota Camry
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On the Road With the Family Toyota Camry

America’s best selling car model holds tight to its lead. A V-6 option adds performance, although it lacks the handling…

0 306  7 Comments on Out and About With the Toyota Highlander
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Out and About With the Toyota Highlander

Toyota is well represented in the midsize sport utility vehicle segment. Its seven-passenger Highlander is a crossover model, based on…

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About the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Volkswagen has done some model line shuffling, moving its Jetta SportWagen to its Golf line. A similar size and a…

0 100  2 Comments on Subaru Outback: Where Value and Safety Intersect
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Subaru Outback: Where Value and Safety Intersect

The Subaru Outback is not emotive, but it offers an impregnable alternative to the small SUVs on the market. Select…

0 129  7 Comments on New Ford Edge Scores and Soars
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New Ford Edge Scores and Soars

The second generation of the Ford Edge sporty crossover utility vehicle makes a midyear debut, delivering a superior overall package…

0 184  4 Comments on Exquisitely Emotive: 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE
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Exquisitely Emotive: 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE

Scottish designer Ian Callum is the name behind the Jaguar F-TYPE, the first true sports car from this iconic British…

0 185  7 Comments on Efficient Turbo: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
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Efficient Turbo: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

Hyundai continues to expand its Sonata line. For 2015, six editions are available, including an all-new Eco model. The Sonata…

0 264  3 Comments on Contractor Special: 2015 Ram ProMaster City
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Contractor Special: 2015 Ram ProMaster City

Over the past few years, the van market has been getting a much-needed makeover. You have seen the Mercedes-Benz (formerly…

0 359  2 Comments on Turbo Crossover: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate
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Turbo Crossover: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate

Hyundai’s approach to the automotive market is an unusual one, as this Korean automaker serves a passel of mainstream and…

0 258  3 Comments on Achievable Indulgence: 2015 Lexus ES 350
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Achievable Indulgence: 2015 Lexus ES 350

Your pathway to luxury in a Lexus ES 350. Like other premium brands, Lexus has been working diligently to attract…

0 352  9 Comments on Sport Sedan: 2015 Dodge Charger SE
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Sport Sedan: 2015 Dodge Charger SE

Dodge’s brawny sedan also has a more subdued side. I am an enthusiast of traditional rear-wheel drive sedans. Large ones…

0 203  2 Comments on Quiet Diesel: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan TDI
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Quiet Diesel: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan TDI

A diesel for Audi’s smallest range. A quiet diesel powers this A3 sedan. With gas prices falling below $2 per…

0 257  2 Comments on Sportwagon: 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design
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Sportwagon: 2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

A new Volvo V60 from Sweden with love. Following a dearth of models from Volvo, three models appeared as weekly…

0 433  2 Comments on Coupe or Convertible: Lexus IS 350 C F Sport
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Coupe or Convertible: Lexus IS 350 C F Sport

Up and down fun with a Lexus IS350 C. Is it a coupe or a convertible? Well, both if you…

0 187  1 Comment on Reinvigorated: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Reinvigorated: 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Rapidly falling gas prices will squeeze Camry Hybrid sales. Through 2014, the Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car model…

0 223  8 Comments on Attainable Affluence:
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T
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Attainable Affluence:
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T

Small Cadillac coupe is substantial on driving enjoyment. Beginning with the 2013 model year, Cadillac reentered the compact market with…