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0 451  2 Comments on Super Steed: Ford Performance Enhanced Mustang GT
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Super Steed: Ford Performance Enhanced Mustang GT

Select performance parts take the Mustang GT to greater heights. Updated December 30, 2017, to clarify the performance pack’s short-throw…

0 143  2 Comments on Should I Buy a Car Now or Wait?
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Should I Buy a Car Now or Wait?

A new car, truck, SUV or van may be in your future. Besides reviewing cars on a regular basis —…

0 340  8 Comments on Premium SUV: 2018 Kia Sorento
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Premium SUV: 2018 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento seats 5 or 7, offers 3 engine choices & tows up to 5,000 pounds. The midsize crossover…

0 262  6 Comments on Update by Halves: 2017.5 Mazda 6
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Update by Halves: 2017.5 Mazda 6

Mazda 6 makes a case for the midsize sedan segment. Manufacturers typically adhere to model years except when they don’t….

0 172  6 Comments on Charmed, Then Snakebitten by a Shelby GT350
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Charmed, Then Snakebitten by a Shelby GT350

Flat-plane crank V8 engine and all that. When is a Ford Mustang not a Mustang? Answer: when it is a…

0 129  10 Comments on Kia Optima Hybrid: Extended Drive Time
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Kia Optima Hybrid: Extended Drive Time

Many miles and smiles with Kia’s Optima Hybrid sedan. Hybrid sales peaked in 2013 and have fallen steadily since. Low…

0 134  5 Comments on Hybrid Finesse: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
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Hybrid Finesse: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai’s Ioniq line of electrified vehicles is here. The Prius has long been synonymous with “hybrid” ever since Toyota launched…

0 100  1 Comment on Bantam Conveyance: 2017 Fiat 500
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Bantam Conveyance: 2017 Fiat 500

Behind the wheel of Fiat’s tiniest model. City cars are the smallest models you can purchase in North America, typically…

0 240  3 Comments on Second-Generation Kia Cadenza Impresses
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Second-Generation Kia Cadenza Impresses

Large sedan owners should take notice. Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria owners take note: your replacement vehicle is…

0 191  3 Comments on Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Kia Niro
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Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Kia Niro

On the road with Kia’s newest model. The Kia Niro is a dedicated hybrid model, the first of its kind…

0 172  7 Comments on Second Look: 2017 Jaguar XE
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Second Look: 2017 Jaguar XE

British automaker Jaguar supplied a 2017 XE for my review recently, providing me with a second opportunity to examine this…

0 486  10 Comments on Black Label: 2017 Lincoln Continental
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Black Label: 2017 Lincoln Continental

A new flagship sedan for Lincoln. One of the most storied model names in autodom is back, as in Continental…

0 274  7 Comments on Turbo Crossover: 2017 Kia Soul
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Turbo Crossover: 2017 Kia Soul

Kia’s unique Soul is now in its ninth year. The Kia Soul defies easy categorization, but that’s not a bad…

0 168  5 Comments on Forced Induction Phenomenon: 2017 Volvo S90
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Forced Induction Phenomenon: 2017 Volvo S90

Volvo’s largest sedan is a head turner. There aren’t too many times when I may urge shoppers to wait a…

0 275  4 Comments on Stretched Luxury: 2017 Infiniti Q70L
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Stretched Luxury: 2017 Infiniti Q70L

Infiniti’s largest and most luxurious sedan. Lacking a true full-size luxury sedan, Infiniti comes closest with the Q70L, a stretched…

0 312  4 Comments on Compact Performance: 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO
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Compact Performance: 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO

Top-end Sentra model offers NISMO touches, enhanced performance. The 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO offers the look of the brand’s motorsport…

0 380  6 Comments on Premium Compact: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited
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Premium Compact: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Top-of-the-line 2017 Elantra trim delivers the trappings in style. Compact sedans typically offer great value, supplying an ideal entryway to…

0 177  6 Comments on Hyundai Azera: The Last Hurrah
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Hyundai Azera: The Last Hurrah

2017 marks the final year for Hyundai’s flagship sedan. American consumers continue to shift their new car purchase decisions to…

0 170  13 Comments on Hot Hatch: 2017 Volkswagen Golf R
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Hot Hatch: 2017 Volkswagen Golf R

VW Golf R fun, part two. There are certain cars that pass through the Auto Trends test fleet which are…

0 280  6 Comments on Nothing Ironic About the Hyundai Ioniq
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Nothing Ironic About the Hyundai Ioniq

Not a Prius fighter…or is it? Some may say the Hyundai Ioniq is this Korean manufacturer’s answer to the Toyota…

0 126  3 Comments on PHEV Minivan: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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PHEV Minivan: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The industry’s first-ever hybrid minivan has arrived. Chrysler arrived late to the hybrid game releasing 2009 MY Dodge Durango Hybrid…

0 203  9 Comments on Plug It In: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
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Plug It In: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Fourth-generation Prius includes a new plug-in Prius Prime model. How many Prius models are there? Four, including the all-new Prius…

0 169  6 Comments on Performance Beast: 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe
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Performance Beast: 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Coupe

When it comes to the F-TYPE, the SVR tops them all. Ever since the F-TYPE leaped upon the world stage…

0 231  6 Comments on Second Look: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
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Second Look: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler’s award-winning minivan continues to attract new customers. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When crossover utility vehicles began…

0 168  4 Comments on On the Road With a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider
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On the Road With a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Once again, Mazda supplies a model for a competitor. Fiat has struggled mightily ever since returning to the US in…

0 226  12 Comments on Surprise Midsize Value: 2017 Volkswagen Passat
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Surprise Midsize Value: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

VW Passat adds premium features and demonstrate value. Family car sales have steadily fallen over the past several years as…

0 548  7 Comments on Limousine Style: 2017 Audi A8L
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Limousine Style: 2017 Audi A8L

Audi’s flagship has limousine-like room at the ready. The Audi A8L is a flagship luxury sedan, an all-wheel drive conveyance…

0 211  12 Comments on Luscious Premium Sedan: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring
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Luscious Premium Sedan: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

On the road with a premium mainstream sports sedan. The car segment is under assault with consumers preferring crossovers in…

0 216  10 Comments on All-Wheel Drive Edge: 2017 Subaru Legacy
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All-Wheel Drive Edge: 2017 Subaru Legacy

New Sport trim adds pop to the Legacy line. Subaru can no longer be considered a niche car manufacturer. Fresh…

0 154  9 Comments on Chevrolet Cruze Adds Hatchback and Diesel Options for 2017
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Chevrolet Cruze Adds Hatchback and Diesel Options for 2017

Chevy’s small car is big on efficiency. Car sales are getting clobbered in a market where SUVs and pickup truck…