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2019 Mazda CX-3: Adding Class

A redesigned interior with better materials raises the bar in the affordable arena.<p>Mazdas are some of the most attractively designed vehicles on the market, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from improving its offerings between generational redesigns, as we’ve seen with recent refreshes to the …


2019 Mazda CX-3: Adding Class – Official Photos and Info

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-In Hybrid

Europe has loved it for years; now we finally get it here.<p>Mitsubishi’s technology flagship, the Outlander plug-in hybrid, has arrived in the United States nearly five years after it was originally due. The vehicle itself might look rather dated (as does the rest of the Outlander lineup), but the …

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plug-In Hybrid – Instrumented Test

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2018 Nissan Murano

A stylish, high-value player in the high-stakes crossover game.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Ever since its debut in the early 2000s, the Nissan Murano has staked out a claim between premium and nonpremium SUVs with its refined ride, standout styling, well-appointed interior, and feature-laden spec sheet. The …

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M3-Fighting Jaguar XE SVR Is off the Table

Color us disappointed. Jaguar isn’t planning a BMW M3–fighting XE SVR supersedan after all. There were hints that such a thing might follow on the heels of the limited-run XE SV Project 8, revealed last year as an extreme and exclusive high-performance creation from the company’s Special Vehicle …

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M3-Fighting Jaguar XE SVR off the Table; Project 8 Will Be the Only V-8 XE

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2018 Nissan Murano – In-Depth Review


2019 Kia K900: Full-Size Flagship Revealed

A turbocharged V-6 supplants the former V-8.<p>Demand for a full-size luxury sedan from Kia has been so high that all of 54 people purchased a new Kia K900 this year through February, at the rate of almost one a day. Those buyers are likely to wish for a complimentary upgrade once they see the 2019 …

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2019 Kia K900: Full-Size Flagship Revealed – Official Photos and Info

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Uber's Deadly Self-Driving Crash Having Far-Reaching Impact

Fallout from the fatal collision involving an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian continues to course through the ride-hailing company and beyond.<p>Among the latest developments: Uber has indicated that it will not attempt to renew its autonomous-testing permit in California, which expires at …

Autonomous Cars

The 12 Must-See Highlights from the 2018 New York Auto Show

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Genesis Essentia Concept: High-Tech Coupe Dreams

A modern take on the classic GT.<p>It didn’t take much to wow the public with a concept car back in the 1950s and ’60s. Take an aircraft-inspired shape, insert a jet engine—or just the illusion of one—fit a glass bubble top, put a Doris Day look-alike in the driver’s seat, and voilà—you’d stolen the …


Genesis Essentia concept – Official Photos and Info


2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: The Ferrari of SUVs . . . For Now – Official Photos and Info

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2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo: The Ferrari of SUVs . . . For Now

Maserati's truck doubles down on performance.<p>It’s no secret that Ferrari is looking to dip a toe into the crossover-SUV pool, but until that day comes, the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo is the closest you’ll be able to get to owning a crossover SUV from the prancing-horse brand. Marking the first …

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2019 Acura MDX A-Spec Goes on Sale This Summer

Acura is expanding its sporty A-Spec trim to its MDX mid-size crossover SUV. The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec toughens the appearance of the MDX courtesy of 20-inch gray-painted wheels, more aggressively styled front and rear fascias, body-colored side sills, a pair of big exhaust tips, blacked-out …


Joining the A-Team: Acura MDX Adds Sporty A-Spec Trim for 2019


BMW and Daimler Form Mobility Joint Venture

German automakers BMW Group and Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, have announced a joint venture for mobility services, the two rivals have announced. The partnership, which is still subject to approval by regulators, would combine and expand the two luxury carmakers’ current suite of car sharing, …


2019 Subaru Forester: Playing to Its Base – Official Photos and Info


2019 Subaru Forester: Playing to Its Base

Mainstream Forester fans are well served . . . enthusiasts, less so.<p>Subaru and Bentley owners should get to know each other. The 2019 Forester and 2019 Continental GT show common ground despite serving two drastically different demographics, in that their buyers prefer things to stay almost exactly …


2019 Kia Sedona: Still Fetching, Still Offers a Lot

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2019 Kia Optima: Slim and Trim Changes – Official Photos and Info

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2019 Kia Optima: Slim and Trim Changes

Squint and you might see the difference.<p>Blink and you might miss it. That’s how subtle the changes to the 2019 Kia Optima are. Those with discerning eyes will note the model wears a fresh front fascia with new LED running lights. Of greater importance to family-sedan buyers, though, is Kia’s …

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2019 Kia Sedona: Still Fetching, Still Offers a Lot

Mid-cycle updates include nips, tucks, tech, and a new eight-speed automatic.<p>The Kia Sedona has been spending time on the sidelines while updated versions of the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica have dominated minivan headlines the past few years. The Odyssey has impressed with its …

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2019 Hyundai Tucson: Fresh Face, No More Turbo

It does have newly standard safety and infotainment tech, though.<p>Hyundai is hard at work revamping its entire SUV lineup, having recently introduced the new subcompact Kona and a complete redesign of the mid-size Santa Fe. The compact Tucson isn’t left out, as an update for 2019 brings freshened …

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2019 Hyundai Tucson: Fresh Face, No More Turbo – Official Photos and Info

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2019 Acura RDX Crossover: Return of the Turbocharged Four

A 272-HP engine and an A-Spec variant join the team.<p>The Honda/Acura empire routinely previews upcoming models with nearly-ready-for-prime-time concept cars, so there is little surprise to see that the street-ready 2019 Acura RDX is a doppelgänger for the RDX prototype that debuted at the 2018 …


2019 Acura RDX Crossover: Return of the Turbocharged Four – Official Photos and Info


2018 Subaru Legacy

Affordable all-wheel drive can't make up for this Subaru's deficits.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Subaru is fortunate to be one of the small group of carmakers that enjoy a cultlike following. Unlike most of them, however, Subaru won that status without a comprehensive lineup of exceptional performance cars. Yes, …

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