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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
March 27, 2017

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman</br>March 27, 2017

Engines are getting smaller and smaller, but their power levels still seem to keep growing and growing.
One of the best examples is the new Porsche 718 Cayman coupe and its Boxster roadster counterpart that both deliver greater potency, but with two fewer cylinders than before. Many Porsche fans will bemoan the loss of the six-cylinder engines have powered the Cayman since its creation.

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT
February 20, 2017

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT</br>February 20, 2017

For a car that burns the back tires as easily as the Dodge Challenger, a new all-wheel-drive option seems obvious, if not downright necessary.
By driving the front wheels as well as the rears, the car has enough grip to actually be useful when there’s snow on the ground.
The Challenger GT is the first of the pony-car group (that includes the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang) to drive all four wheels. This is indeed groundbreaking, but also incredibly frustratingly as the system is only available with the base V-6 and not with any of the V-8 models, which could really use the traction.

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2017 Genesis G90
January 23, 2017

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2017 Genesis G90</br>January 23, 2017

Lexus, Infiniti and Acura are familiar names and are premium offshoots of Toyota, Nissan and Honda, respectively. Genesis has now been added to that list as a premium offshoot of Hyundai.
Until recently, the Genesis was one of two upper-level Hyundai models and was perched one rung below the Equus. However the Genesis name has been spun into a separate brand. The previous Genesis car is now called the G80 and the Equus is henceforth known as the G90.

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2017 Honda CR-V
December 19, 2016

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2017 Honda CR-V</br>December 19, 2016

Even before the arrival of the new model, the Honda CR-V compact utility vehicle was the most popular of its type in all the land. Its position will be cemented with a new 2017 model that’s larger, more refined and burns less gasoline. Visually, the new fifth-generation CR-V remains recognizable for what it is, even though the redesigned sheetmetal more closely resembles the larger Pilot, especially from the front and sides where bolder fenders figure in a wider, more planted stance.

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2017 Infiniti Q60
November 14, 2016

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2017 Infiniti Q60</br>November 14, 2016

In recent years, coupes such as the Infiniti Q60 have undergone a renaissance of sorts to become a basic requirement for an increasing number of premium automotive brands. And there are more all-new or updated models coming soon.
That’s welcome news for buyers who prefer the sportiness of a two-door model in place of the roominess of a four-door sedan. These are folks wanting something that’s noticeably different in personal-luxury transportation.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt
November 7, 2016

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt</br>November 7, 2016

The knock against battery-electric cars in general is that they’re expensive, have short ranges, take far too long to charge and, with gasoline prices cheap and stable, are somewhat irrelevant.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt scratches as least one of those negatives off the list. It has a range of 238 miles, which is more than double that of the Nissan Leaf, and enough for a full week of average daily commutes before a recharge is needed.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
October 31, 2016

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack</br>October 31, 2016

Most automakers focus their energy on tall wagons, but Volkswagen also keeps the traditional wagon fires burning with the Sportwagen and the new Alltrack offshoot.
The Alltrack is essentially a Sportwagen that’s modified to be more capable on rough back roads and in sloppy weather conditions. The changes include increasing the ride height by 0.6 of an inch and installing all-wheel-drive and protective body side cladding as part of the vehicle’s standard equipment.

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2017 Subaru Impreza
October 24, 2016

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2017 Subaru Impreza</br>October 24, 2016

Subaru has made nary a misstep on its seemingly steady march toward mainstream automotive dominance and the Impreza is but one of the Japan-based automaker’s niche-building success stories.
With eight years of North American sales increases under its belt (an achievement most mainstream car companies can’t lay a glove on) Subaru is clearly doing just about everything right. And that includes maintaining an absolute obsession with installing all-wheel-drive in all of its sedans, hatchbacks and wagons for its legions of loyal buyers.

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2017 Ford Super Duty
October 17, 2016

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2017 Ford Super Duty</br>October 17, 2016

For buyers of big and brawny work trucks, it’s as much about the numbers as it is about the name. And the numbers produced by Ford’s newest F-Series Super Duty pickup are quite impressive, whether you’re talking power, payload or price.
There’s plenty of competition these days in virtually every vehicle category, but nowhere is it more cutthroat than in the heavy-duty truck bracket.

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Prius hits Prime Time
October 10, 2016

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Prius hits Prime Time</br>October 10, 2016

The undisputed leader in gasoline-electric vehicles has a surprise for people who would deride so-called ‘green’ cars.
The all-new Toyota Prius Prime plug-in does what it’s intended to do and does it in a way that actually makes it fun to drive.
For the uninitiated, plug-in hybrids are designed to operate for short distances on battery power alone. How short? The previous plug-in Prius was good for a maximum of 11 miles of electric-only operation, but would only make it that far with a very gentle application of the throttle.

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