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2015 Dodge Charger R/T: Quick Drive

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 you’re not headed to the track or looking to wow friends with timed performance runs and Hellcat bragging rights, you could save... read more

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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... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
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... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Yaris  -  First Drive, September 2014

2015 Toyota Yaris: First Drive

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is one of the better-looking subcompacts on the market; yet in too many respects—especially from the driver's seat—it feels like a small car... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry  -  First Drive, September 2014

2015 Toyota Camry: First Drive

“Can't the Camry look a little more exciting?” To paraphrase chief engineer Monte Kaehr, that was a message so commonly heard in focus groups with owners of... read more September 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  -  Driven, August 2014

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid: Quick Drive

Heavy, family sized three-row crossover vehicles like the 2014 Infiniti QX60 probably don’t come to mind as particularly fuel-efficient picks—even when they have... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  -  First U.S. Drive,  August 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: First Drive

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't just departure from what the C-Class has been. It feels like a clear break with the past; and that's a very good thing. Too often... read more August 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Quick Drive

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid probably isn’t going to win over typical hybrid shoppers; but it’s going to charm the traditional Subaru crowd—as well... read more July 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive

2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive

“Gear up!” It's what outdoorsy people often remind each other—whether experienced granola-and-carabiner types or relative newbies—before heading out... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

2015 Subaru Legacy First Drive

Suddenly, Subaru? It's taken a decade of rescaling and repositioning its cars, ditching some upmarket dreams in the process. And it hasn't happened overnight--just at an... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
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... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

Ford is calling the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon the unminivan. It’s a tag that elicits eye rolls, as with the most cursory look at this vehicle's profile—its... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
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... read more April 27, 2014 by 


 
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... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: First Drive

The Honda Fit has made a fitting name for itself, as the best cheerleader out there for affordable, practical hatchbacks. And with an all-new 2015 Fit reaching dealerships... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
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... read more March 23, 2014 by 


 
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