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2014 Nissan Versa Note: First Drive

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. At last, a new Versa hatchback is here, only its name has morphed into Versa Note. Will it eventually just become the Nissan... read more

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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


 
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


 
2014 Mazda 6  -  First Drive, February 2013

2014 Mazda 6: First Drive

Among affordable, even frugal, mid-size sedans, the all-new 2014 Mazda 6 is about the closest we’ve ever come to love at first sight. We thought the new 2013 Ford... read more February 1, 2013 by  3


 
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


 
2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Toyota RAV4: First Drive and Video Road Test

It's been a rough year for fans of white bread. The last oven timer's gone off at Hostess. Justin Bieber's sprouted chin hair number two. Mitt Romney is just Mitt Romney, no... read more December 19, 2012 by  1


 
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 Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might... read more October 30, 2012 by  0


 

 
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