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2016 Audi TT Coupe: Quick Drive
2016 Audi TT Coupe: Quick Drive

Purely in terms of the sensory experience—provided you keep your driving to normal streets and highways—the 2016 Audi TT feels more like a sports car than it ever has. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four snarls when you step into it, and burbles with a tease of overrun when you drive it...Read More»

2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]
2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: Quick Drive

While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription  -  Quick Drive, July 2015
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

2015 Honda CR-V: Driven
2015 Honda CR-V Touring: Quick Drive

Honda says that the CR-V is the best-selling entry SUV of all time, and it’s easy to understand why this model has earned that title. Put simply, it keeps with the times and delivers, in an entirely pragmatic way, all that most families need, with enough personality to not leave them wanting...Read More»

2015 Nissan Juke  -  Quick Drive, November 2014
2015 Nissan Juke: Quick Drive

The Nissan Juke is headed into its fifth model year, yet it’s no closer to blending in with the rest of the compact crossover market. Rather, it looks and feels as defiantly different as ever. We’ll soon have more vehicles on the market with which to compare the Juke—models like...Read More»

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 are tough questions, we know. But when driving the Cooper S—the new-generation Cooper S that made its debut this past...Read More»

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 available today. ALSO SEE: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The Least-Recovered Stolen Vehicles In America And really, it...Read More»

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 the Hybrid badge. But considering the very reason for being for hybrids—to recapture some of the energy in braking and...Read More»

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 year is no different. In the 2014 Honda Civic, there are two major additions: a continuously variable automatic transmission...Read More»

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 example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD EX-L: Quick Drive

All Photos: Anne Proffit I've been a fan of Honda vehicles since the first Civic appeared back when most of you weren't even born. It was small, light, agile and filled with attitude - something that continued to be the hallmark of all Honda vehicles for its first quarter-century or so in the...Read More»

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