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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

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 of America would rather call it (the XV already stands for ‘crossover vehicle’)—is for active, outdoorsy... read more

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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  0


 
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


 
2013 Ford Taurus Limited  -  First Drive, 3/2012

2013 Ford Taurus: First Drive

The Ford Taurus was once the epitome of the mainstream, All-American mid-size sedan. But the current version of the Taurus has never been anything but a niche car, and as... read more March 16, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
2012 BMW 528i  -  First Drive

2012 BMW 528i: First Drive

As a casual luxury shopper considering the 2012 BMW 528i, you might not think that there's anything all that radical about this model. It's a good-looking sport sedan, fitted... read more March 9, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Dodge Charger SXT

2012 Dodge Charger SXT: Driven

The 2012 Dodge Charger SXT would most definitely see more attention—and more respect—if it weren't for the bombastic greatness and over-the-top V-8 muscle of the... read more March 2, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Azera  -  First Drive, 2/2012

2012 Hyundai Azera: First Drive

While cruising at 70 mph in the 2012 Hyundai Azera, it's what we didn't have to do that's especially telling. My co-driver and I didn't have to raise our voices above normal... read more February 27, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive

2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom... read more January 6, 2012 by  1


 

 
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