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2014 Mazda 3: 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

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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... read more August 27, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

2014 Toyota Tundra First Drive: Video

With a new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, the EcoBoosted 2014 Ford F-150, and the soon-to-offer-diesel 2014 Ram 1500 on the field, the 2014 Toyota Tundra faces a very tough... read more July 29, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: We Drive The World's Most Efficient Car

At last, for the first time since the now-legendary EV1, General Motors has another all-electric car: the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. This past week we spent much of a day using... read more July 18, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Nissan NV200

2013 Nissan NV200: First Drive

Small cargo vans might not be the first vehicle you consider when shopping new, but chances are you've gone for a ride in one already--or will soon. The NV200 is new to the... read more June 29, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note: First Drive

The Nissan Versa sedan was new for 2012, but for all kinds of global-product reasons, the company carried over the previous-generation Versa Hatchback for a couple of years... read more June 21, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa

Subaru Forester Vs Subaru XV Crosstrek: Which Crossover To Buy?

As we've noted before, many automotive journalists seem to own Subarus as their personal cars. We recently spent three days with a new 2014 Subaru Forester XT--the more... read more June 14, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013

2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a... read more June 13, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel: First Drive

It may not look any different on the outside, but the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a pioneering vehicle: It's the first passenger car with a diesel engine sold by General... read more June 10, 2013 by  0


 
2014 GMC Sierra First Drive, Santa Barbara

2014 GMC Sierra: First Drive

Drift north out of the lights of Santa Barbara, and California gets dark quickly, as if it's trying to extinguish the whole idea of Lompoc. Somewhere in those 3G-free... read more June 7, 2013 by  4


 
2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013

2014 Acura MDX: First Drive

We suspect we're not the only ones who think that the very premise behind some high-performance luxury utility vehicles borders on perverse. Who are they kidding? Unless... read more June 1, 2013 by  4


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: First Drive

Everything's bigger in Texas, and Texans love their trucks. As we got our first drive time in the new 2014 Chevy Silverado this week, in Hill Country near San Antonio, we... read more May 7, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Kia Cadenza  -  First Drive, April 2013

2014 Kia Cadenza: First Drive

How much of a luxury car's price is in the badge? It's a question we kept revisiting, repeatedly, during a couple of days with the all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza Because if you... read more April 27, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Jaguar F-Type first drive

2014 Jaguar F-Type First Drive: Video

After nearly 40 years of building sedans and grand tourers, Jaguar is finally back in the sports car business with the 2014 F-Type. So what's it like? That's exactly the... read more April 16, 2013 by  0


 
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander  -  First Drive, March 2013

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: First Drive

Can Mitsubishi still prove itself relevant in the U.S.? With the quirky Endeavor long gone, the flamboyant Eclipse coupes and convertibles now discontinued, the last Galant... read more March 22, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
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