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 16 Comments on Is the Ford Focus RS the Best Small Car in the World?
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Is the Ford Focus RS the Best Small Car in the World?

One week of Ford Focus RS awesomeness! The Ford Focus RS may be the best small car in the world….

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Driven: 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

Available permanent all-wheel drive gives the VW Tiguan an important edge. Taking delivery of an outgoing model year vehicle is…

2016 Volkswagen Golf R
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Turbo Driven: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R

Few models can match the Golf R’s fun factor. Hot hatchbacks remain prized commodities. And this segment has only become…

2016 Nissan NV200.
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Tiny Cargo Transporter: 2016 Nissan NV200

A small cargo van for a niche market. Did you know Nissan has a burgeoning commercial vehicle business? This Japanese…

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
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Style Maker: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Honda’s compact coupe delivers style, pluck, and determination. When it comes to model names, the Civic is one of the…

2016 Mazda CX-9
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Premium SUV: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Flagship CX-9 turns heads, stirs hearts. Three-row, midsize SUVs are popular models, taking over largely where minivans left off. The…

2016 Toyota Prius Four
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Driving Green With the All-New 2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota’s popular Prius is all-new, more efficient, and offers improved handling. Needing no introduction, the Toyota Prius is the world’s…

2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport.
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Excellent Value Proposition: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Sport

A pleasantly appointed family car can be had for about $25K. US car sales broke an all-time record in 2015…

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible
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Drop Top Fun: 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible

Drop the top in this handsome little British people mover. The Mini Cooper now includes a convertible, available in standard,…

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
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Performance + Efficiency = 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

A modest price premium makes hybrid ownership a solid value proposition. The Toyota RAV4 is a popular compact SUV in…

Lexus ES 300h
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Driven: 2016 Lexus ES 300h

Pillow-soft comfort meets hybrid efficiency. Hybrid electric vehicles are a tough sell. But especially so when gasoline prices are low….

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The Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cars of 2016

What are the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2016? Our list excludes electric and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, and features 10…

2016 Lexus GS F.
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Luxury Performance Sedan: Lexus GS F

Lexus doubles its “F” performance line by bringing those trappings to the GS midsize sedan. The Lexus GS is a…

2016 Chrysler 200C.
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Chrysler 200C: The Last Hurrah?

Chrysler’s current midsize sedan may be short-lived as parent Fiat Chrysler looks for a partner to build two of its…

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
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Turbo PHEV: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi launches “e-tron,” its nascent line of hybrid electric vehicles. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron name is a mouthful. Once…

2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
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Should You Consider a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

Lower fuel prices are making it difficult for consumers to justify investing in a hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid market…

2016 Jaguar XF
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Jaguar XF: Rock Star Saloon

Jaguar is on the prowl. This marque’s midsize XF is simply a star. More than once I’ve been asked by…

2016 Lincoln MKC
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Lincoln MKC: Luxurious, Entry-Level Crossover

The smallest Lincoln model is the most original one yet. The Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln marque has fallen far since 1998,…

2016 Audi A6.
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Refreshed Audi A6, Minus Two Diesels

An updated Audi A6 arrives on the market, but its two diesel engines are not currently available. That said, what’s…

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Miata and Me: Not Quite a Love Story

Her name is “Miata” and she isn’t just another pretty face. There are few cars that this driver eagerly awaits…

2016 Nissan Sentra
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Refreshed Nissan Sentra Goes Beyond the Simple Nip/Tuck

Nissan chooses a major refresh for the fourth year of its current generation compact Sentra sedan. Consumers are flocking to…

2016 Honda Accord
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Benchmark This: 2016 Honda Accord

The Civic and Accord are among the best-known model names in the entire auto industry. The Honda Accord was introduced…

2016 Buick Regal
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Premium Sports Sedan: 2016 Buick Regal GS

Making the transition from a mainstream brand to luxury marque may mean consumers end up committing to a larger cash…

2016 Mazda CX-3
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Sport Ute: 2016 Mazda CX-3

Mazda does it again, serving up a new model with its fun-to-drive characteristics in place. The CX-3 is the smallest…

2016 Nissan Maxima
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Second Look: 2016 Nissan Maxima

Auto Trends gets a second look at the 2016 Nissan Maxima, the latest iteration of this flagship model. This time…

2016 Acura ILX
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The Premium Compact 2016 Acura ILX

Acura’s ILX offers a sleek exterior, a prosaic interior, and a price point keeping in line with this compact gateway…

2016 Infiniti Q70L
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Stretched Sports Sedan: 2016 Infiniti Q70L

Infiniti’s athletic midsize sedan can be had in an extended wheelbase version. The elongated model delivers best-in-class rear seat legroom….

2016 Kia Sedona
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Minivan Surprise: 2016 Kia Sedona SXL

The minivan segment may be ailing, but the Kia Sedona has breathed fresh life into it. If you’re looking for…

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
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Weekly Driver: Second-Generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai rolls out the second iteration of its only hybrid model. For 2016, a plug-in variant is also offered. Unless…

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Crossing Over With the Audi Q3

Audi has the luxury utility vehicle market sewn up. The German automaker offers three distinct model lines — Q3, Q5…