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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC was known as the SLK until just last year, nomenclature it wore for nearly two decades. With its name change, it gets a mild facelift and a reconfigured lineup with two variants: the Mercedes-Benz SLC300 and the Mercedes-AMG SLC43. Just as the SLK, the SLC...Read More»

2017 BMW 4-Series
2017 BMW 4-Series

It may not be a household name within the BMW lineup, but the 4-Series really isn't anything new. A couple of years ago, BMW spun off its 3-Series coupes and convertibles as the rebranded 4-Series in an effort to capitalize on their more "lifestyle" appeal up against the comparatively...Read More»

2017 BMW 2-Series
2017 BMW 2-Series

Sure, the BMW 3-Series may be the lineal successor to the vaunted BMW 2002 that essentially defined the "sports sedan" segment, it's the 2-Series that really fills that classic's shoes. In part, that's because the 2-Series shares both part of its name and its two-door body style with...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Where the parking lot ends and the drive-thru begins, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is there to pick up dry cleaning, kids from school, and do it all over again tomorrow. The luxury family SUV from Mercedes-Benz combines a handsome look, quiet ride, with shocking performance (in some...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Chicago auto show
2018 Subaru Legacy

It may not look all that different from last year's model, but the 2018 Subaru Legacy boasts some worthwhile upgrades as it enters the middle of its lifespan. The most recent Legacy debuted to critical acclaim for the 2015 model year—we named it our Best Car to Buy at the...Read More»

2017 BMW 3-Series
2017 BMW 3-Series

BMW's obsession to fill every niche isn't new. Before the BMW 3-Series, a "luxury sport compact" could have applied to a versatile woman's handbag or described Ricardo Montalban's suit. The 3-Series changed that more than three decades again. For 2017, the BMW 3-Series comes in three...Read More»

2017 Acura ILX
2017 Acura ILX

The 2017 Acura ILX is proof of addition through subtraction. The automaker's luxury compact survives in a segment littered with myriad powertrains and options, expensive add-ons and ultra-performance variants, and it scores a 6.7 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Initially...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series
2018 BMW 4-Series Preview

BMW's more design-oriented companion lineup to the popular 3-Series sedan and wagon has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. The 4-Series lineup of coupes, convertibles, and a particularly stylish sedan gain the new 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder turbo engines that hit the 3-Series range...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
2017 Mazda 6

Buying a Mazda 6 puts you into something of an elite club: You're willing to shop beyond the Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, and Ford Fusions of the world for the most under-appreciated mid-size sedan. A host of modest updates for 2017 follow a mild refresh last year that, so far, hasn't...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima
2017 Kia Optima

The 2017 Kia Optima offers its own take on the right recipe for a mid-size sedan with its European styling, coupe-like roofline, and wide range of engine choices. Available in LX, EX, SX, and SXL trim levels, with the 2017 Optima, Kia has created a compelling choice in this crowded...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: the sole plug-in hybrid minivan on sale in the U.S. It adds 30-plus miles of electric range and a higher-efficiency hybrid powertrain to the much-lauded Chrysler Pacifica launched in 2016. The plug-in hybrid Pacifica comes in...Read More»

2017 Mini Countryman
2017 Mini Countryman preview

A new Mini Countryman crossover SUV bows for the 2017 model year. With it, the British imprint of BMW hopes to correct some of the flaws in the first-generation vehicle--while it ups the fuel-efficiency ante with a plug-in hybrid model, Mini's first hybrid ever. The Countryman got its...Read More»

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