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 0 Comment on What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?
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What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?

There’s quite a bit of controversy regarding crash tests. The most recent one involved the all-new Dacia Jogger and how…

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IIHS Recognizes Safest 2022 Vehicles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced this month the vehicle models that it deems safest. Backed by the…

 6 Comments on Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30
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Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30

The 2021 CX-30 is one of four Mazda crossover models. We’re long-time admirers of Mazda, the little Japanese automaker that…

 1 Comment on 10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue
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10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue returns for its second year, continuing in its role as the brand’s smallest utility vehicle. It is…

 3 Comments on Sportback Elegance: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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Sportback Elegance: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon is a premium-class four-door sedan with a coupe-like presence. The Volkswagen Arteon is the “odd duck” amongst…

 1 Comment on Sport Luxury Thrills: 2021 Infiniti Q60 Coupe
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Sport Luxury Thrills: 2021 Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Infiniti’s luxury sport coupe soldiers on. The incredibly shrinking car market means there are fewer sedans and coupes for the…

 5 Comments on Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue
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Highlights of the 2021 Nissan Rogue

The compact crossover sport utility vehicle market is booming and that’s no surprise. These models have largely replaced the family…

 12 Comments on All-Wheel Drive Finally Comes to the Toyota Camry and We Like It!
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All-Wheel Drive Finally Comes to the Toyota Camry and We Like It!

All-wheel drive comes to the Camry sedan range. If you’re shopping for an all-wheel drive model, chances are you’re looking…

 3 Comments on Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line
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Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

A performance-oriented version debuts for the Hyundai Sonata. Performance and a midsize sedan don’t mix, but that belief is fading…

 8 Comments on The Hyundai Sonata Sets a New Benchmark for Midsize Sedans
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The Hyundai Sonata Sets a New Benchmark for Midsize Sedans

The Hyundai Sonata is a midsize, front-wheel-drive sedan with room for five. For 2020, the Sonata is all-new, launching the…

 3 Comments on IIHS Crash Testing and Your Insurance Premiums
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IIHS Crash Testing and Your Insurance Premiums

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conduct crash tests to…

 3 Comments on Sporty and Elegant: Mazda CX-5
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Sporty and Elegant: Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 supplies a powerful presence among small SUVs. Mazda may be a small player in the automotive sphere, but…

 2 Comments on Quick Stop: IIHS Begins Rating Rear Crash Prevention Systems
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Quick Stop: IIHS Begins Rating Rear Crash Prevention Systems

Lets’ face it: rearview cameras may have helped you avoid a catastrophe, perhaps just missing the child hidden behind your…

 2 Comments on Automated Driving? IIHS Researchers Detect Ambivalence
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Automated Driving? IIHS Researchers Detect Ambivalence

IIHS researchers monitor driver reaction to advanced technologies. Vehicle automation is here or at least the foundational elements are in…

 2 Comments on How to Keep Children Safe in a Crash
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How to Keep Children Safe in a Crash

Children need special protection when riding in a car. More than 30,000 Americans die in car crashes each year, including…

 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…

 2 Comments on Is the 2018 Volvo V90 the World’s Most Glamorous Wagon?
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Is the 2018 Volvo V90 the World’s Most Glamorous Wagon?

After a 20-year hiatus, the Volvo V90 returns. Station wagons dominated the American scene from the 1950s to 1970s, serving…

 2 Comments on Maximum Fun With a Mini Countryman
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Maximum Fun With a Mini Countryman

The Mini Countryman offers an interesting twist on the small SUV frame. Think “Mini” and words such as tiny, small,…

 6 Comments on Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017
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Stylish Mazda CX-5 All New for 2017

Mazda packs in a little zoom-zoom for some fun-fun. Compact SUVs dominate the market with some models jockeying for best-seller…

 11 Comments on First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Sonata
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First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s updated Sonata midsize sedan. Updated Jan. 11, 2018, to reflect latest crash testing score. Demand…

 0 Comment on Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing
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Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class & Toyota Avalon Pace Large Car Crash Safety Testing

The IIHS tests six large sedans. Three earn the institute’s highest safety grade. The larger the vehicle the safer it…

 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…

 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…

 9 Comments on Lexus NX Hybrid Shines in a Niche Segment
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Lexus NX Hybrid Shines in a Niche Segment

Compact NX is the smallest of four Lexus SUVs. Low fuel prices haven’t halted Lexus’ advance in all things hybrid….

 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…

 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…

 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…

2017 Lexus CT 200h.
 3 Comments on Premium Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Lexus CT 200h
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Premium Hybrid Hatchback: 2017 Lexus CT 200h

An entry-level hybrid with a fun-to-drive F Sport option. Sitting lower and coming in slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius,…

2017 Lexus ES 350.
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Luxury Pioneer: 2017 Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is a luxury sedan requiring no introduction. Now in its sixth generation, the ES line is one…

2017 Kia Sorento.
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2017 Kia Sorento SUV
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Behind the Wheel of a
2017 Kia Sorento SUV

Shop for a midsize SUV and you have more choices available to you than you can count on your two…