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2016 Toyota Prius First Drive: Video

2016 Toyota Prius First Drive: Video

It's now in its fourth generation, and the Toyota Prius continues to be the world's definitive hybrid-electric vehicle. This latest 2016 Prius gets slightly better gas mileage than before--52 miles per gallon for the base model--to keep its crown as the most fuel-efficient vehicle without a plug... read more

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)

2016 Honda Civic First Drive

The tenth-generation Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could wear the same "premium" label that Acura's ILX does. Honda's first... read more October 18, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Tacoma  -  First Drive, August 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Drive

Let’s get this out of the way: With the Tacoma, Toyota has the best-selling truck in this segment, and one of the models that retains the best resale value in the... read more August 19, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: Quick Drive

While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are... read more August 6, 2015 by 

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Starting out in the passenger seat is one of the better ways to acquaint oneself with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Car critics tend to fixate on what's new and fast and... read more June 6, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima SR First Drive Video

The Nissan Maxima was cocky and cool when it was young—they even called it the four-door sports car. But for the past decade, the Maxima’s been in limbo. Is it a... read more June 3, 2015 by 

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot First Drive Video

We’ve been fans of the Honda Pilot since it was brand-new, back in 2003. The first one was a big hit—but the next one had a rugged SUV look that was out of step... read more May 20, 2015 by 

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V First Drive Video

Call it a pint-sized invasion—a slew of small SUVs is hitting the streets. We’ve driven the Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax, and soon we’ll see the Mazda CX-3... read more April 30, 2015 by 

2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X First Drive Video

Fiat kick-started itself here in the U.S. with a pair of European twins--the tiny 500 hatchback and the bigger 500L. Now it has a real chance to win over American car buyers... read more April 17, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: First Drive

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a wagon version of the new VW Golf--and that's essentially the major thing you need to know about the car. One of very few genuine... read more March 12, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Edge

2015 Ford Edge: First Drive

Does the 2015 Ford Edge stay true to its badge? Not exactly; it’s always worn its edge—or edginess—with a sort of irony. Far more than when it was first... read more March 11, 2015 by 

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015

2016 Acura ILX: First Drive

Much has changed in the three years since the Acura ILX first arrived. The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the market rapt, and a new sedan-inclusive generation of Audi’s A3... read more February 10, 2015 by 

2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i  -  Quick Drive

2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i: Quick Drive

Is the BMW X6 a niche vehicle, with space and versatility compromised in favor of a more rakish roofline? Some will rush to that conclusion. But anyone who makes such claims... read more January 30, 2015 by 

2015 Dodge Charger R/T

2015 Dodge Charger R/T: Quick Drive

Without question, the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the member of the Charger sedan lineup that’ll attract the most attention this year. But if... read more December 19, 2014 by 

2015 Nissan Juke  -  Quick Drive, November 2014

2015 Nissan Juke: Quick Drive

The Nissan Juke is headed into its fifth model year, yet it’s no closer to blending in with the rest of the compact crossover market. Rather, it looks and feels as... read more December 17, 2014 by 

2016 Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly... read more December 13, 2014 by 


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