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2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V: Driven
2015 Honda CR-V Touring: Quick Drive

Honda says that the CR-V is the best-selling entry SUV of all time, and it’s easy to understand why this model has earned that title. Put simply, it keeps with the times and delivers, in an entirely pragmatic way, all that most families need, with enough personality to not leave them wanting...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Six Reasons To Pick The VW Golf R Over The Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R might very well be the most accessible, livable car to offer both all-weather traction from all-wheel drive, plus 0-60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds—especially if you limit the contenders to those with an under-$40,000 price tag. What it starts with is...Read More»

2015 Mini Cooper S  -  Driven October 2014
2015 Mini Cooper S: Quick Drive

Is the 2015 Mini Cooper S overwrought or just cheeky? Is it a trend-setter or a fashion victim? And does it still continue to build on the heritage of the classic Mini? Those are tough questions, we know. But when driving the Cooper S—the new-generation Cooper S that made its debut this past...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta ST  -  Driven, October 2014
2014 Ford Fiesta ST: Quick Drive

With nearly 200 hp for just 2,700 pounds of city-savvy hatchback goodness, and a base price of $22,195, the Ford Fiesta ST has to be one of the best-value driver's cars available today. ALSO SEE: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The Least-Recovered Stolen Vehicles In America And really, it...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Reviewed On Video

While Toyota is far better known for hybrids, especially its Prius hatchback, Honda actually beat Toyota to the punch by a few months in launching a hybrid on the U.S. market, way back in 1999. Honda is still the second highest-volume maker of hybrids globally, but the bulk of those have been "mild...Read More»

2014 Honda Civic EX CVT  -  Driven
2014 Honda Civic EX CVT: Quick Drive

Call it Civic responsibility; Honda has been giving the current generation of its compact-car line new and meaningful improvements each of the past several years. And this year is no different. In the 2014 Honda Civic, there are two major additions: a continuously variable automatic transmission...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte EX  -  Driven
2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison

The Kia Forte and Mazda 3 were both underdogs in the new-car market some years ago; but these two nameplates are quickly becoming great starting points for all compact-car shoppers, and they're no longer only offering up just niche appeal. Both were given full redesigns for this year—the 2014...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E  -  Driven, April 2014
2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E: Quick Spin

Can subbing in a completely new engine and transmission significantly change the character of an existing model? Yes, it certainly can—and the Volvo S60 is the best example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Quick Drive Of A Not-So-Quick Car

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a disappointing car. It doesn't offer anywhere close to today's standards of refinement or performance, when we compare it not to cars that are much more expensive but to those that are of the same price range. And those inadequacies can't mask any of its positives...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape SE
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6: Quick Drive

Many American families are skipping over mid-size sedans in favor of compact crossovers. And while it only takes some crawling around the interior of these models—and some weekend errands—to ascertain why, there’s an inconvenient truth about them: Many of these smaller utility...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta SE  -  Driven, March 2014
2014 Ford Fiesta SE: Driven

No matter what you’ve started to consider in a next new car, there are two things that taking a quick spin in a 2014 Ford Fiesta can make abundantly clear. The first is that small cars don’t have to be so soulless and appliance-like. The second? Low-price new cars don't all feel...Read More»

2014 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.5i  -  Driven
2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Driven

The 2014 Subaru Legacy isn't a head-turner. In fact, the innocuous nature of its exterior could be an asset to some of the people who choose this model, which remains the only affordable mid-size sedan that includes all-wheel drive on the entire model line. And in what we can only chalk down as an...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla S  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Toyota Corolla S: Five Things We Like

Toyota has, for at least a couple of decades and several generations of modest, evolutionary change, played it safe with the best-selling Corolla. But with the all-new 2014 Corolla, the automaker has gotten smart; realizing that it was losing too many sales to stylish, sportier models like the Ford...Read More»

2014 Buick Encore  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Buick Encore: GM Beats Lexus To The Punch, With A Great Mini-RX

The 2014 Buick Encore is the kind of small car that your mom would probably like to drive. Why? Because with tidy proportions, easy entry and exit, a responsive-but-light driving experience, a super-quiet interior, and tech features that are present but not in the forefront, this is a car...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra 4x4  -  Driven, December 2013
2014 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Limited: Driven

Is Toyota at odds with itself with its huge Tundra pickups? We recently revisited the 2014 Toyota Tundra, in CrewMax form with the TRD Off-Road Package, at High Gear Media's Portland, Oregon outpost and found ourselves weighing this Texas-assembled model's strengths on one hand, and its flaws on...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive
2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

If you enjoy driving, yet need a practical, economical small car, you'd be foolish not to include the 2014 Mazda 3on your shortlist. After spending time with several versions of the new 3, in Atlanta and Portland, we can't help but gush about its beautiful shape, its eye-catching sheetmetal, the...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude
2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Does It Drive Better Without the CVT?

The answer, in a word, is 'yes.' Yes, the 2014 Jeep Patriot does drive better with the new six-speed automatic transmission than it ever did with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that it's been saddled with ever since its launch for 2007. Yes, the Patriot drives better than it...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Toyota Corolla: First Drive

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is an all-new model, but for better or worse it has quite the birthright. For the kind of person who doesn't like surprises—the kind who lays out their car-buying possibilities in a nice, neat array; considers cost of ownership and depreciation; and keeps a new car for...Read More»

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