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Everything you need to know about Lexus’ midsize SUV

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it? The RX350 SUV is Lexus’ best selling vehicle. The company moved more than 100,000 last year, most with the 3.5-liter V6. There’s also a hybrid version. Key Competitors: Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q5 Base Price: $51,295 As Tested: $58,760 Highlights: The RX350 F Sport doesn’t get a bump in ...

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Why this is our favorite family sedan

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it? The 6 is Mazda’s biggest sedan offering a four-cylinder for power, leather and active safety features on upgraded models and 30 mpg combined. Key Competitors: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion Base Price: $31,530 As Tested: $34,530 Highlights: Mazda revamped the look of the 6 a few years ...

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Camping with a Challenger Hellcat: It kinda makes sense

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Since I live in Colorado, I make a point of covering the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb each year, and I camp on the mountain the night before the race. Car camping with a bunch of race fans is always fun, and I have done so on Pikes Peak using vehicles ranging from ...

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Five cylinders, two different flavors

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email 1,2,4,5,3. A lot of things have changed in Audi’s inline five-cylinder motor since its introduction: horsepower, torque, displacement, materials, but one thing remains the same: its firing order. Audi’s beefed-up, sometimes-street-sometimes-race engine went from 350 hp in the Quattro A1 rally car, to 600 hp in the Sport Quattro S1, to 720(!) hp ...

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Here’s why you want a wider ‘Cat

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The greatest strength of the Dodge Hellcat is it stays true to itself and focused on its purpose. No weird add-ons or packages to try to enter another car’s scene. No. It’s an over-the-top muscle car, not meant for the track, or the mall parking lot, or any concours. Dodge built the Hellcat ...

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Fun, but getting long in the tooth

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The Veloster Turbo Rally Edition pairs a sporty-enough powertrain with looks that attempt to stand out against some of the new crop of hot hatches. This turbocharged version of Hyundai’s quirky three-door wants to be seen as too cool for school with its blacked-out wheels, a blue matte paint job and decidedly unconservative ...

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf drive review: More range, great platform

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Anybody read anything about Volkswagen in the news lately? Some sort of scandal? Executives in jail? Cheating on emissions???? OMG. So maybe VW won’t exactly be emphasizing diesel vehicles in its marketing material for a while. But the upside of all that scandal-wracked bad PR is that Volkswagen’s efforts in the arena of ...

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2018 Hyundai Sonata first drive: Everything that’s new

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Before the rise of crossover and SUV sales, midsize sedans reigned supreme. In 2012, midsize sedans accounted for 16.1 percent of automotive sales. Fast-forward to June 2017 and midsize sedans’ sales figures are just 10.8 percent, a stark decrease. At the same time, SUV sales have risen from 8.6 percent in 2012 to ...

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2018 Mercedes S-Class review: Still our favorite flagship

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Before Mercedes-Benz sold SUVs, crossovers, subcompacts or pickups, there was the S-Class. Five decades later, there is still the S-Class, and as luxury cars make way for luxury SUVs and crossovers, the S-Class is still the world’s (and North America’s) best-selling full-size luxury sedan. By a lot. With a revised 2018 S-Class lineup, ...

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