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2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL: Driven

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL: Driven

The last-generation (2007-2012) Nissan Altima, in V-6 form, was surprisingly sporty and satisfying to drive. But it tended to feel a bit too athletic—in the form of a very firm ride, and a little more cabin noise and harshness than most buyers probably wanted. In its latest version, which was... read more

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo  -  Driven

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Driven

Ever since our first drive of the standard Hyundai Veloster, we'd been pining for the Veloster Turbo. In fact, after hatching plans to make the Veloster one of our inaugural... read more March 12, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Honda Civic EX-L

2013 Honda Civic EX: Driven

The Honda Civic was extensively refreshed for 2012, yet amongst most of us who keep tabs on new cars and how they drive, it was met with a collective “meh.” There... read more February 8, 2013 by  3


 
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5  -  First Drive, February 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5: First Drive

Nearly a year ago, we took a first drive of the Mazda CX-5 and pronounced it the best-handling crossover yet. In the year since, with several new entries in the compact... read more February 5, 2013 by  0


 
2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i  -  Driven, January 2013

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i: Driven

Last year, in several of BMW's mainstream models like the 3-Series and 5-Series, the German automaker did what might have a few years earlier been the unthinkable for the... read more January 25, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester: First Drive

If the somewhat larger Forester that emerged for 2009 was Subaru's first grab at a wider group of American family shoppers, the latest all-new 2014 Forester is an official... read more January 24, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Subaru Forester Preview Drive  -  pre-production mule, Japan Proving Grounds

2014 Subaru Forester: Preview Drive

The Subaru Forester, at last, fits into the mainstream. And before you pass judgment, we think that’s a good thing. The Forester has a well-established reputation for... read more November 14, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Nissan Sentra SL  -  First Drive, October 2012

2013 Nissan Sentra: First Drive

Nissan's all-new 2013 Sentra has at least one trait in common with the 2012 model it replaces: It simply doesn't leave a very strong impression with you. The outgoing model... read more October 25, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD  -  Driven, July 2012

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD: Driven

Subaru has, for years, pretty much owned the market for basic, mass-market small cars with all-wheel drive. Looking back, while other automakers have brought out crossovers... read more August 11, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Equus  -  Driven, August 2012

2012 Hyundai Equus Signature: Driven

For luxury vehicles, brand and brand image really matter. And it's definitely a limiting agent for the Hyundai Equus—a big, comfortable sedan that's appealing, if not a... read more August 8, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Dodge Journey SXT  -  Driven, July 2012

2012 Dodge Journey SXT: Driven

There are so many good choices among family crossovers, all well-packaged and reasonably well-performing—some with third-row seating—but for the most part... read more July 27, 2012 by  5


 
2012 Scion iQ  -  Driven, April 2012

2012 Scion iQ: Driven

In our first drive of the 2012 Scion iQ, last summer, we were pleasantly surprised—almost smitten—with this new minicar (sold as a Toyota in other world markets)... read more May 10, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Driven

If you want a new Jetta sedan, skip the thirsty, coarse five-cylinder base engine. Heck, we're even tempted to tell you to go ahead and skip what's long been our favorite... read more May 8, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL SH-AWD: Driven

Mention the Acura TL as a next-car possibility, in certain sport-sedan enthusiast circles, and it's possible you might lose some credibility. If you want a serious sport... read more November 22, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V: First Drive

In these days of tighter family budgets, and in many cases a desire to be more understated, compact crossover vehicles like the Honda CR-V have a lot of appeal. Parents know... read more November 16, 2011 by  3


 
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