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Can Kia’s new hybrid unseat the Prius?

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Capitalizing on the crossover craze right now, Kia decided to combine two elements with niche appeal — hybrid technology and crossover design -– in one package to appease the masses, which is where the new Niro comes in. Kia claims the Niro is a utility hybrid vehicle, which will help the automaker steal ...

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Add Ford Performance parts to your Mustang GT and here’s what you get

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Brap buhpuh buhpuh! All it takes is one cold startup of the Ford Performance parts-equipped Mustang 5.0 to transport yourself to 1969 and the peak of Trans-Am racing. What a sound. Throaty, guttural, intimidating. It’s the sound of muscle. And there’s plenty of it. This particular pony-car, equipped with a cold-air intake, cat-back ...

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Everything you need to know about the 2017 BMW M240i

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email This is the BMW that BMW should be building. While not as radical as the M3/M4, or even the M2, the M240i is sporty and spry enough to keep me happy. If this had the M-Sport seats up front and didn’t have the automatic, then I’d say this is a better bargain than ...

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Everything you need to know about Porsche’s track terror

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The 911 GT2 RS is too loud. At highway speeds, wind noise is quickly overwhelmed by burdensome tire whine, which itself is only outdone by the droning exhaust note. This is a cacophonous car, and if you have a long enough commute, your ears might ring. But then again, maybe you deserve ringing ...

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Here’s everything you need to know about Ford’s latest pony

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email When was the last time you heard of a car company making improvements to both manual transmissions and V8 engines? It’s probably been a while. Not long ago, performance machines were commonly equipped this way. But today, as car buffs know, V8s and manuals are fighting for survival. A minuscule 3-5 percent of ...

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Here’s what you need to know about Acura’s flagship

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Sedan sales are down across the board, almost nine percent last year and almost 11 percent so far this year. The reason – duh – is that everyone is going nuts for crossover utility vehicles. CUV sales are up, up, up. Everyone loves CUVs because they’re roomy, practical, comfortable and they make their ...

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Take your house with you

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Tell the Griswolds: The RV industry is booming. It’s estimated that shipments of motor homes will reach almost half a million units in 2017, the highest annual total since the data has been collected, and a 9.6 percent increase from the number shipped last calendar year, according to Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the ...

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