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Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The Subaru Crosstrek is a small SUV with legit off-road specs, like 8.7 inches of ground clearance, versus 6.2 inches for competitors like the Mazda CX-3. The 2.0i Premium model is the middle of three trim levels, above the base model, below the Limited. Going Premium gets you a leather-wrapped ...

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Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Ram 1500 Limited is the outgoing version of Ram’s full-size pick-up, loaded with luxury options and a premium midsize sedan price tag. Base models come with a 305-hp V6, this one has the 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Both get an eight-speed automatic and the option of two- or ...

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FCA’s full-size sedan can compete with the best of them

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Chrysler 300S is a continuation of the company’s big, strong-selling sedan with a rockin’ stereo and plenty of space for people and cargo. It’s one of the last traditional front-engine, rear-drive sedans on the market, though AWD is available for wintry locations. Key Competitors: Dodge Charger AWD, Ford ...

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John Cena fights for his right to sell Ford GT supercar

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Updating an earlier story, pro wrestler John Cena was in court Tuesday in Florida fighting for his right to sell his 2017 Ford GT supercar. Well, technically he was fighting for his right not to be sued for selling his freshly purchased GT against Ford’s wishes. Cena’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss ...

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We drive a carload of kids in Lexus’ new 3-row RX

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The mid-size premium crossover utility market – try saying that after five rounds of sake — is up by around five percent or so, and the biggest seller in that market, by far the biggest seller, is the Lexus RX. Its 108,307 sales last year were more than the Mercedes GLS and GLE ...

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We test it in the cold, and there’s a lot to like

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The problem with Aerostich gear is that, once you get it all on and zipped up and the Velcro flaps adjusted and all the cold air is outside and all your body warmth is inside, you pretty much want to give up your dull, plodding existence in (Insert Name of Town Here) in ...

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2018 Mazda CX-9 quick take: Mazda goes premium

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The CX-9 crossover is Mazda’s largest offering, and arguably its most luxurious. Predictive all-wheel drive and exclusive G-Vectoring Control heighten driving dynamics and for 2018 all CX-9s get automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert standard. Key Competitors: Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer Base Price: $33,105 ...

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Here’s what it’s like to drive a 1000+ hp AMC Javelin

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email In 1970 or so, then-20-year-old Mike Ring was in the U.S. Navy out in the vast Pacific Ocean, defending freedom and occasionally going for a swim (his job in the Navy was “Rescue Swimmer;” if you got blown off the carrier deck by jet blast and landed in the water, it was Mike ...

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A twin-turbo V6 irons out all the problems

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Kia Stinger is the company’s first real foray into sports sedan production. The sportback style lends itself to convenient cargo space and the vehicle is positioned as luxury model for the brand, with better-quality materials and more safety tech. The Stinger GT2 is the top trim level. Key ...

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Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan with gas/electric hybrid technology to make it more fuel-efficient, from a company known for its green street cred. The XLE model is the top trim level available, above LE and SE, and shows its status with 18-inch chrome aluminum wheels, a metallic front grille, ...

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