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2017 Fiat 500 Abarth quick take: Fiat’s rollicking roller skate

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A mini-compact hot hatch for people seeking a left-field choice. Key Competitors: Ford Fiesta ST, Mini Cooper S Base Price: $20,990 As-Tested Price: $24,415 Highlights: Not much has changed since the 500 Abarth was announced in April 2012. Major additions include an optional automatic transmission for the 2015 model year ...

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All the details on Ford’s potent midsize family sedan

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The Fusion Sport spices up Ford’s good-looking midsize sedan with a twin-turbo V6 in an effort to rekindle original Taurus SHO passion and enthusiasm. Key Competitors: Acura TLX, Buick Regal GS (when it arrives in 2018) Base Price: $34,480 As Tested Price: $41,280 Highlights: All-new in 2017, the Fusion Sport ...

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2017 Chevrolet Suburban LT quick take: All the details

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: Chevy’s extended-wheelbase, full-size SUV carries over generally unchanged from last year, gaining some interior tech revisions and a few new color and wheel options.  Key Competitors: Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia Base Price: $59,450 As-Tested Price: $66,020 Highlights: The Suburban is capable — in this 4WD configuration, it can tow ...

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We drive Jeep’s insane Hellcat family hauler

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email How do you get a 5,363-pound Jeep Grand Cherokee to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds? It’s all in the details. It, of course, starts with the engine. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the monstrous, steroid-riddled on-road big brother to the Cherokee Trailhawk, sources all 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque from ...

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Things to know about Subaru’s AWD budget hatch

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: Subaru’s compact Impreza sedan/hatch rides on an all-new platform, of course featuring all-wheel drive. Key Competitors: Mazda 3, Honda Civic, VW Golf and Sportwagen Base Price: $22,815 As-Tested Price: $23,615 Highlights: The Impreza Sport augments its new chassis with 18-inch wheels, larger 11.6-inch front brake discs, torque vectoring and a ...

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We drive Caddy’s current top sedan

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email After about 500 miles behind the wheel of this Cadillac CT6 I can say that it’s not quite plush enough to be a ‘big Cadillac,’ and it’s not quite quick/agile enough to be a sporty Cadillac; it’s just pretty good in all facets. The twin-turbo V6 is smooth and powerful. This is a big ...

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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty quick take: Here’s what we think

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: Ford’s huge Super Duty F-Series truck, but with new styling and the aluminum body enhancements from the F-150 baked in. Key Competitors: Ram 3500, Chevy Silverado 3500 Base Price: $47,880 As-Tested Price: $57,440 Highlights: The big 6.2-liter gas V8 is way quieter than a similarly-sized diesel on cold startup, which ...

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2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X: All the details

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: A Nissan Titan with a bit more off-road and utility cred, the Pro-4X gives Nissan buyers a truck with attitude. Key Competitors: Ford F-150 FX4, Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71, Ram Rebel Base Price: $46,215 As-Tested Price: $52,305 Highlights: Off-road ready features like Bilstein performance shocks, an electronic locking rear differential ...

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