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2019 Buick LaCrosse
2019 Buick LaCrosse

The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is the most traditional sedan left in the storied brand’s lineup. Roomy, quiet, and tame, the LaCrosse offers the traditional Buick experience but skips the barge-like experience. The brand’s largest sedan offers enough style, compelling options, and...Read More»

2019 Alfa Romeo 4C
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C

The 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C is a snorting, lightweight sports car that shares an ethos with thoroughbred Italian supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. Though the coupe model is gone for 2019, we like the open-roof 4C Spider better anyways, and award the mid-engine Alfa at 5.8 out of 10...Read More»

2019 Acura RLX
2019 Acura RLX

The 2019 Acura RLX is an outlier among luxury sedans, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a second look. Boasting a potent hybrid powertrain derived from the NSX supercar, this aging sedan is a sporty green alternative to conventional German luxury options. We give it...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2019 Hyundai Ioniq

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq polishes the automaker's green credentials with a three-pronged pitch to green-car buyers. The Ioniq is relatively unchanged from last year’s car, but Hyundai has added some needed standard active safety features to the Hybrid SEL trim level. We’ve...Read More»

2019 Nissan Maxima
2019 Nissan Maxima first drive review: Sports sedan subtly reworked

Depending on who you ask, 2019 is either the worst time to offer a four-door-sedan—or the best. In a stroke of good timing on Nissan’s part, both of its mid-size sedans are new for 2019. The 2019 Altima arrived earlier this year, and now its bigger brother, the 2019 Nissan Maxima, is...Read More»

2019 Nissan Murano
2019 Nissan Murano first drive review: Steady as she goes

Way back in 2003, Nissan brought out the first Murano, a nimble car-based crossover that banked on style as much as it did substance. It was different from most SUVs because it was car-based and avoided the trucklike ride of its body-on-frame competitors while still retaining a commanding view from...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet Volt

The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a robust plug-in hybrid that doubles as an all-electric daily driver and gas-aided road trip vehicle, all in the form of a usable compact hatchback. The 2019 Volt had the honor of being the first extended-range electric car, using a small gasoline engine to...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Impala
GM plans to axe plants; Chevy Volt, Impala, Cadillac XTS, Buick LaCrosse on chopping block

General Motors announced Monday significant changes in North American car production including the discontinuation of several models and the closure of three assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada. The company said that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, and Volt and Buick LaCrosse...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
Volvo launches car-share to take on with BMW, Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to cars, the letter M might stir up images of high-performance BMWs, but Volvo wants drivers to associate it with another word: Mobility. The Swedish carmaker said Wednesday that it will launch a new app-based car-sharing service in its home country and the U.S. next year. Similar to...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
2018 Hyundai Kona earns top marks for crash safety, headlights rate "Poor"

Add the 2018 Hyundai Kona to the growing list of SUVs and trucks looking for better light. According to the IIHS ratings released Monday, Hyundai’s new funky-looking, city-friendly crossover scored well in all of its crash tests, but received a knock for poor headlights, causing it to miss...Read More»

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