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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: First Drive and Video Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: First Drive and Video Road Test

If you're looking around with a puzzled expression, missing the Hyundai Veracruz crossover something fierce, you're not alone. But you are very, very close to it. The Veracruz made so few friends in its brief stay on the U.S. market, it probably pleased fewer shoppers than it irked--like those... read more

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2013 Audi A4

2013 Audi A4: First Drive and Video Road Test

The A4 is Audi's powerhouse--not just because of its 333-horsepower S4 edition, but even more so, because of what it brings to the brand. Almost 50 percent of Audi's U.S... read more August 3, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class: First Drive and Video Road Test

Back in the mid-1990s, when Mercedes decided to build a factory in America, and an M-Class to take on Ford's Explorer and Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the idea of also taking on... read more July 27, 2012 by 


 
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek  -  First Drive, Oahu, July 2012

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

It didn’t take us a journey halfway across the Pacific Ocean to understand that Subaru—and the new 2013 XV Crosstrek, or just ‘Crosstrek,’ as Subaru... read more July 16, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Audi allroad

2013 Audi Allroad: First Drive and Video Road Test

If you're looking for an A4 Avant station wagon as you troll the local Audi dealer this coming model year, you'll be out of luck. Rather than stock the good-looking wagon... read more July 4, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT And Coupe: First Drive

Hyundai's Elantra has been a huge success, missing just a model or two to complete the usual compact-car trifecta. A hot seller and an award winner--the North American Car of... read more June 25, 2012 by  1


 
2013 GMC Terrain Denali first drive

2013 GMC Terrain Denali: First Drive And Video Road Test

It sells more vehicles than Buick and Cadillac combined. Its Denali sub-brand sold more vehicles in May than all of Jaguar and Land Rover did in the U.S. Still, some call the... read more June 14, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Lexus ES 350

2013 Lexus ES: First Drive

For years, the Lexus ES has been a great luxury sedan for impressing the clients. It's been conservatively dressed; plush, premium, quiet, and comfortable inside—yet... read more May 30, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5SL

2013 Nissan Altima: First Drive

It's been twenty years since Nissan decided the old Stanza nameplate had had enough, and brought out the Altima as its new standard-bearer in the mid-size family-sedan... read more May 25, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class: First Drive

It's an unusual day--or maybe a coming of age--when our editors look forward so eagerly to a new diesel-powered vehicle. Don't judge. In this case, it's not just any diesel... read more May 24, 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 


 
2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012

2013 Dodge Dart: First Drive

The single most important thing about the 2013 Dodge Dart is that it proves Chrysler is still in the game. The new Dart compact sedan may not leapfrog every other compact on... read more April 27, 2012 by  6


 
2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape: First Drive

When you think "Ford," you probably think of several brands--F-150, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus. Shame on you if that list is missing the Ford Escape. Last year, Ford sold more... read more April 19, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive

Forget for a few minutes about your urge to make the absolute smartest fiscal choice. Yes, the economics of diesel ownership often take many, many years to work out as... read more April 17, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Volkswagen CC

2013 Volkswagen CC: First Drive

Four years ago, when Volkswagen first introduced its CC, this “four-door coupe” was a design standout, unlike anything else on the road—and for that matter... read more April 17, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford Flex

2013 Ford Flex: First Drive

How can so many people still not see the beauty in the Flex? The boxy Ford Flex wagon isn't just fashionable; it would be on our shortlist of best vehicles to take on a... read more March 16, 2012 by  3


 
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