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Everything you need to know about Kia’s compact crossover

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The five-passenger Kia Sportage CUV is redesigned for 2017 with an upgraded suspension, more driver assist systems and a new design. The Sportage SX is the top trim level, with LX and EX models below it.  Key Competitors: Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 Base Price: $34,895 As Tested Price: ...

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What you need to know about Lexus’ midsize hybrid sedan

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2017 Lexus ES300h is the company’s midsize hybrid sedan, an upmarket version of the Toyota Avalon. Key Competitors: BMW 530e, Lincoln MKZ hybrid, Audi A6 Base Price: $42,795 As-Tested Price: $48,213 Highlights: The 2017 Lexus ES300h delivers 40 mpg combined from a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with an electric ...

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2017 Honda CB1100 EX ride review: Retro in the best possible way

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Was anybody here around in 1969? Or the early ‘70s? Did anybody like motorcycles then? If so, you have to recall the debut of the Honda CB750 Four. That was almost as big a deal as the dawn of internal combustion, or the first time anyone ever thought to actually slice bread. Before the CB750, as far as I ...

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We test it with a helping of Ford Performance parts

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email I’m an advocate of Ford Performance parts. I liked them on the EcoBoost Mustang I just drove, I like them on the 5.0 Mustang I just drove, and I love them on my personal 2014 GT, Margaret. But this Shelby GT350 does not need more Ford Performance parts. The thing is already a ...

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What you need to know about 2017 Ram 1500 Night Edition

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email It ain’t cheap, this Ram Night Edition. Full-size pickups aren’t anymore. It’s a hellofa good truck though. They all (Titan, Silverado, F-150, Tundra), including this one, ride smoothly and comfortably, the interiors are quiet and comfortable – and nicely built – and they offer oodles of configuration choices. So how does one pick ...

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What you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A four-door sedan for the boy racer inside all of us, the 2018 WRX gets a couple new performance touches to make it a little better than last year’s rumbling rally-bred rocket. Key Competitors: Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen GTI, Ford Focus ST Base Price: $30,155 As-Tested Price: $32,205 Highlights: ...

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Diesel’s gone, but a great wagon remains

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the new name for the familiar Jetta wagon, and it’s received all the same updates as the Golf lineup in recent years. Key Competitors: Buick Regal Sportback, Subaru Crosstrek Base Price: $25,750 As-Tested Price: $25,750 Highlights: The SportWagen brings the build quality, entertaining handling and ...

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What you need to know

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A midsize sedan looking to impress with a fresh face and high-tech in a crowded segment Key competitors: Honda Accord, Mazda6, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry Base Price: $33,335 As-Tested Price: $33,460 Highlights: Hyundai’s new family face finds itself plastered on the new Sonata, and it looks quite handsome for it. Loads ...

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Everything you need to know about Dodge’s muscle coupe

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email This Challenger makes no practical sense. It weighs 4,250 pounds and stretches 198 inches from nose to tail. Yet, it provides less interior space than a Honda Civic. The 6.4-liter Hemi burns fuel like a runner gulps water after a marathon. Its front doors are about as long as paddle boards; you will ...

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