Tag: 2017 cars

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…

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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 —…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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